Campaign History

6th April 2018
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!

November 2015
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. For more information read page 140 of the minutes of the Council meeting on 23rd November here:

October 2015 - Feasibility study
The Department of Education and Training reviewing school provision in Preston.

They ran a workshop 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.

May 2015
State budget approves feasibility study funding Preston High School! We thank local member for Preston, Labor MP Robin Scott, for supporting the involvement of High School for Preston in the feasibility study.

March 5, 2015
The Education Dept has confirmed with the Weekly Review that it will conduct the feasibility study this year. 

"The member for Preston and state Finance Minister Robin Scott met the “High School for Preston Campaign” organiser Anh Mai-Lane last week to discuss the proposal. Ms Mai-Lane said she expected Mr Scott to honour his pre-election promise of funding the $100,000 study.

Feb 26, 2015
We hope that the new Labor Government will deliver on its promise to undertake the feasibility study for Preston High this year. Given the Vic Education Department's annual operating budget sits at around $12 billion per year, we don't expect the $100K for the study (less than 0.0008% of the budget) is asking too much for the kids in Preston. We are meeting with Robin Scott (our local MP and Minister for Finance) tomorrow to ensure it's in the May 2015 Budget.
June 24, 2014
Some great news for Preston families - the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has responded to our letter and informed us it is recommending not selling off the Preston Girls College site following demographic analysis of the Preston area.

A huge thanks to the North Western Regional Office for undertaking the work to prepare a business case and planning for the future. We will be sending our thanks to them and encourage you all to do the same.

This is a significant step towards achieving a High School in Preston!