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The former Preston Girls’ Secondary College site will re-open as the new co-educational Preston High School in Term 1, 2019, when it will take its first Year 7 students. Planning began in November 2016, after a review of future education needs in the area recommended establishing the new school.
The VSBA formed the Preston High New School Planning Group to oversee development. This group includes members of the 'High School for Preston' group, community and council representatives, school principals from surrounding primary and high schools, education experts and project planners.
We undertook community engagement in early 2017, asking parents, students, teachers and the wider community what sort of school they would like. The New School Planning Group used the results to create the ‘education specification’ (the vision for the school) and architects used this to develop the master plan.
During the 2017 community engagement, more than 2,500 people visited our engagement website or came to a workshop to learn more or talk about what was important to them in the new school.
We summarised their comments in an ‘engagement report’, which has helped shape the school’s educational direction and the architect’s master plan.
We’re converting the former school’s central heritage building into modern new classrooms and a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) centre. This will make use of the building’s 3.9m-high ceilings and generously-sized spaces.
The first stage will see the former school’s central heritage building converted into modern new classrooms and a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) centre. This will make use of the building’s 3.9m-high ceilings and generously-sized spaces.
The second stage will include revamping the existing gymnasium into an administration centre and auditorium with music rooms and building a brand new full-size indoor gym with food tech and canteen. These works are expected to be completed late in 2019.
These works will give students the modern school facilities they need for a great 21st century education, within the existing heritage buildings.
Sean Butler has been appointed principal of the school. Sean can be contacted at email@example.com
Preston High School will first open its doors to Year 7 students in term 1, 2019.
The Department of Education and Training have developed an enrolment plan and Designated Neighbourhood Boundary for enrolments at Preston High School.
To find out if your child is eligible to attend Preston High School, please view our fact sheet and the Designated Neighbourhood Boundary for 2019 below.
For more information contact the North Western Victorian Regional Office.Phone: (03) 9488 9488Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will open in term 2, 2018. Details will be communicated through local primary schools. Primary schools are responsible for ensuring each Year 6 student has a place in a secondary school for Year 7, and will provide parents with application documents.
The new principal will work with the school council and the Department of Education and Training's North Western Victoria Regional Office to develop future enrolment plans.
Policies on enrolment, placement, and admission are available on the Department of Education and Training website.
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