Parade College’s Preston campus occupies a prime area near the corner of Plenty Road and Bell Street in the heart of Melbourne’s inner-north. It is nestled close to myriad local educational and business amenities

All of our buildings are named after significant people or places relevant to Parade’s rich history, dating back to 1871.




The Rice Building houses all our junior classes for boys in Years 7-9. Students participate in the same curriculum as their peers at the Bundoora campus and enjoy the same opportunities in the co-curricular domain.

Featuring the name of the Founder of the Christian Brothers, Blessed Edmund Rice, this building is one of the central features of the Preston Campus.


The Kilkenny Building is home to the Year 10 Edmund Rice Pathways Program and the Year 11 & 12 VCAL program.

This building is named after the Irish city in which the first Christian Brothers school opened in 1860, just a decade prior to the first passage of Christian Brothers from Ireland to Australia.




The Callan Building, named after the Irish town where Edmund Rice spent his childhood, houses two state of the art science laboratories as well as technology rooms for wood, metal and plastic work.


The Resource Centre, or Library, caters for students across all year levels and programs. It is open to students before school, at recess, lunchtime and after school. It is available for classes during the day, both for wide reading, information literacy and class work. The Resource Centre has a dedicated class work area as well as a multipurpose area consisting of a full set of computers. An interactive whiteboard complements the learning program. The Resource centre is open from 7:40am each morning for students to use for study or reading. The Homework Club runs on Tuesdays after school until 4.30 pm and is open to all.




In addition to full multi-media equipment in all general purpose classrooms, the Preston campus has three fully equipped computer labs capable of delivering the highest quality ICT curriculum.


The multipurpose nature of the MacKillop Centre provides students the opportunity to play a variety of indoor sports. It also serves as a gathering place for whole campus and year group assemblies.


Penola Theatre


The Penola Theatre, named after the town where Mary Mackillop started her first school, is a multimedia auditorium inside the Mackillop Centre. Ideal for community gatherings, this space gives the feeling of being in a cinema with the full array of high tech projection equipment.


Architecturally stunning, the MacKillop Court area provides an outdoor undercover activity area for students.



Like Bundoora, the Preston campus grounds are immaculately maintained. The Preston campus has joined forces in a unique joint venture with the adjacent Preston Tramworks, whereby water is harvested from the Tramworks’ roof area and is used to water the oval as well as for other purposes throughout the campus. Environmental projects such as this one are a feature of Parade College.


The spacious grounds offer the opportunity for sports such as soccer, football, hockey and cricket. In addition, there is a multipurpose sports area adjacent to the oval and two two full sized basketball courts.



The canteen at Preston provides students and staff with a variety of food options. Students assist in the Canteen during lunchtime and recess to gain experience in the hospitality industry.

Arundel Place

This building containing the plumbing sand pit is the practical training room for students studying for their Certificate II in Plumbing (pre-apprenticeship). Additional facilities for plumbing students include a computer room and outside structures on which to practice their plumbing work.

Arundel Place