Brand New Facilities

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.

We’re also demolishing out-dated and non-heritage buildings and landscaping outdoor areas.

These works provide all the specialist rooms required (Art, Library, Science, etc) and will give students the modern school facilities they need for a great 21st-century education, within the existing heritage buildings.

Built to embrace modern teaching practices, Preston High School’s brand new facilities enable collaborative and directional learning in a purpose built classrooms.

The School’s Masterplan sees it equipped with:

  • A new Performing Arts Centre
  • Visual Arts and Design studios
  • Specialist Science rooms
  • A Food Technology precinct
  • A modern Library that teaches research methodology and cultivates a love of reading
  • 3D Art spaces
  • A fully equipped Gymnasium

Community Engagement

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.

Funding

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

Construction

Construction of Stage 1 will be completed before the school opening at the start of 2019.

For more information on the Preston High School development please visit the School Building Authority website.

http://www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/schools/pages/PrestonHighSchool.aspx?Redirect=1