We have a Principal!

6th April 2018
We're thrilled to share last night's announcement from Robin Scott MP that Sean Butler has been appointed as the inaugural Principal for Preston High School. Sean lives locally and comes to us from his role as an Assistant Principal at Northcote High School where he has worked for 11 years. His vision for Preston High School is ambitious yet inclusive, and his passion and enthusiasm for the opportunity to lead the school through its foundational years is ...compelling! Sean has shared with us an introductory letter to the community which is attached here, and there'll be an opportunity to meet him at a forum on 24th April at 6.30pm at the Preston Shire Hall, and there'll be other opportunities, details of which we'll continue to share. This is a great moment for Preston High School and we're delighted to welcome Sean to our community!

What kind of high school do you want for Preston?

 Now is your chance to comment on the design and functionality of the school by attending a community workshop on Thursday 16th February from 6.30 - 8.30PM at Preston Town Hall. We encourage you all to attend and have your say on the design of the future high school for our kids! Community feedback will be provided to the designers and architects who will undertake the refurbishment and upgrading of the existing Cooma Street site. Put the date in your diaries and we'll see you there!

2nd November, 2016
Announcement - Preston High School will be opened!

Today the Minister for Education James Merlino announced that the former Preston Girls college will reopen as a co-ed high school! The exact date will be determined in the budget process but we will continue to advocate for 2019. It is marvellous to have confirmation from government of their solid commitment to reopen the school in the near future! Watch this space ......

HSP will be at the Darebin Kite Festival, Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir - 20th March

We're delighted that High School for Preston will have a community stall at the at the Darebin Kite Festival at Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir, on 20th March. We're planning some fun things - come say hi on the day! For a full programme visit:
DAR013 Kite Festival - Detail Page - FA
4th December 2015
Great news! Darebin Council has resolved to formally support the campaign to re-open the former Preston Girls Secondary College as a co-ed public high school. It is vital that the community and council work together to advocate for quality educational provision for our kids. Thanks in particular to Councillor Bo Li for driving this outcome! For more information read page 140 of the minutes of the Council meeting on 23rd November here: http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/en/Your-Council/How-council-works/Meeting-Agendas-and-Minutes/Council-Meetings

Link to Dept. Education - Preston High School Community Survey
For all of you that weren't able to come to the Preston High School community forum run by the Department of Education, there is now an online survey they have set up. This DET survey is to provide feedback on the Stage 1 dataset and assumptions about Preston School provision: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/infrastructure/Pages/reviewpreston.aspx
16th October 2015

We have received the details from the Dept of  Education on the Community Workshop for a High School in Preston! Come along and have your say about the need for a high school in Preston. Here is the invitation and link to register for the event (here)

Invitation: Community Workshop for School Provision
The Department of Education and Training is currently reviewing school provision in Preston.
A workshop is being held to ask local people for feedback on the review’s approach and help develop a rigorous process for determining school provision needs, as well as share information and explore local issues and perspectives.
As a member of the local community, we would like to invite you to participate in the workshop.
The review is expected to focus on the suburb of Preston and the immediately surrounding areas of Northcote, Coburg, Thornbury and Reservoir. The opportunity to refine the review area will be provided during the workshop.
This project is delivering on the State Government’s election commitment to undertake a school provision review regarding the need for a high school in Preston and the reopening of the Preston Girls’ Secondary College as a suitable site. 
When:             6pm - 8pm, Wednesday 28 October 2015
Location:        The Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, corner of Bell Street and St Georges Road, Preston
Anyone wishing to attend the event should register through Eventbrite here.
Those who have registered will be given priority in the event the venue reaches capacity.