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 a myriad of local educational and business amenities
The Rice Building houses all our junior classes for boys in Years 8 and 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 VCE VM 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 building houses art and music rooms as well as the campus commercial grade teaching kitchen.
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 Caroline Chisholm Learning Centre, CCLC, 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 CCLC has a technology rich class area as well as a multipurpose area with computers. The CCLC is open from 8am each morning for students to use for study or reading. The Homework Club runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school until 4.30 pm and is open to all.
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.
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 and feature an all weather synthetic turf field.
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 pitch with 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.
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 practise their plumbing work.