School Council has invested in turning an empty, sloping paddock on David St into a beautiful new playing field for students to enjoy and to use for PE lessons.

With FIDE Master and Oceanic Under18 Champion David Cannon coaching, we are looking forward to a great year with the Preston High Chess Club.

Celebrating Harmony Day at Preston High School is now an annual tradition (after 2 years) about celebrating our values of Inclusion and Community, a school where everyone is embraced.

When you open up creativity there are some fantastic outcomes. Joe couldn’t perform his Performing Arts piece with classmates so turned it into a stop motion animation with thousands of images to create the movement. Amazing!

Welcome our new Mental Health Practitioner Ms Emily Aylett, here to help our young people and school community to thrive. This initiative is thanks to the Victorian Government’s investment in the expansion of mental health services to young people in schools:

Our new Cohort2025 students had their first excursion, just a few weeks into Year 7, to go out and about at Preston Market talking to the community and finding out about community values.

At the Da Vinci planning day for Cohort2025 students occupied Preston Town Hall to learn about the Engineering and Design Cycle with Dr Mladenko Kajtaz, Senior Lecturer RMIT School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Students are learning about the design process to work on solutions to humanitarian, environmental or inclusion challenges in the real world. Can’t wait for the 2020 Da Vinci Expo!

Amidst the excitement of arriving back at school for a new year, we welcomed Cohort2025 – our new year seven students – who are eager to get their learning journey underway. Highlights like meeting new people and getting (and organizing) a locker sat alongside learning about our school values and how to live our motto: Lead, Explore, Inspire.

A parent of a new student told us this lovely story: On the first day of school, she and her son (a new student in Cohort2025) met his grandfather at Preston Market. Two boys from Cohort2024 approached their table, introduced themselves, welcomed her son to our school and shook her father’s hand. They said her son should come and talk with them if he needed anything or felt nervous.

It is great to see our students exemplifying how young people can inspire their community!



Nearly 300 students applied for 2020 year 7 (or as we will call the group, ‘Cohort 2025’). These numbers demonstrate the confidence our community has in our new school and reflects the wonderful way Preston High School students represent their school.

Congratulations to the Preston High School choir and dancers who performed as part of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular. Watch out for the Channel 7 telecast later this year.

#VSSS19 – State Schools Spectacular 2019