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Preston High School

Location
Cooma St Preston 3072

New School - Stage 3

  1. Start

    Q4 2020

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We are building a four-level building with creative arts, design technology, library, classrooms and staff work areas.

Funding

In the 2020-21 State Budget, the school received at least $18.935 million for Stages 2B and 3, sharing in the $122.4 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type
New School

New School - Stage 2B

  1. Start

    Q4 2020

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2022

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We refurbished the gym and delivered art and media learning areas as well as a performance learning area. We also delivered staff administration areas.

Funding

In the 2020–21 State Budget, the school received at least $18.935 million for Stages 2B and 3, sharing in the $122.4 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type
New School

New School - Stage 2

  1. Start

    Q4 2018

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q2 2020

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

In Stage 2, we built a new gymnasium with a competition-grade basketball court, change rooms, food technology and a canteen.

We also refurbished the existing gym to accommodate the school administration facilities.

Funding

In the 2017-18 State Budget, $5.01 million was allocated to the new school. The project received an additional $10.6 million in the 2018-19 State Budget.

Funding type
New School

New School - Stage 1

  1. Start

    Q2 2017

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2019

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

The former Preston Girls’ Secondary College site re-opened as the new co-educational Preston High School in term 1, 2019, when it welcomed its first Year 7 students. Preston High School has an official web​siteExternal Link and Facebook pageExternal Link .

We refurbished the former school’s two-storey heritage building. We made use of the high ceilings and generously-sized spaces to create modern classrooms with space for art and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning. On each level, there are breakout spaces for small group and individual projects. At the back of the main building is a central courtyard for students.

Community Engagement

We undertook community engagement in early 2017, asking parents, students, teachers and the wider community what sort of school they would like. More than 2,500 people participated in the engagement.

We summarised their comments in an engagement report, which has helped shape the school’s educational direction and the architect’s master plan. You can contact us for a copy of this engagement.

Funding

In the 2017-18 State Budget, $5.01 million was allocated to the new school. The project received an additional $10.6 million in the 2018-19 State Budget.

Funding type
New School

Reviewed 15 August 2022

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