KINDERGARTEN

Early childhood is a special time for powerful experiences that forever fuel the imagination of the scientist, the artist, the author, philosopher, the builder – all children carry these experiences into their future as a core of inspiration, confidence and creativity.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL

The primary school, Arlington, is in Barkers Road Kew. It is a cluster of heritage listed buildings, designed by Kevin Borland, around the original homestead of Margaret Lyttle set in rambling gardens and the site of Australia’s oldest progressive educational ideas.

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SECONDARY SCHOOL

The secondary school, Blackhall Kalimna, is in Sackville Street Kew. Our teachers challenge our young people to question, to act and grow into thoughtful and articulate adults. We are well along the path to becoming a model school for a progressive approach to the International Baccalaureate*.

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WHY PRESHIL?

We are well positioned in the contemporary educational landscape to respond to the global reimagining of schooling, never having been locked into the factory model approach of many other schools….more

UNIFORM

There is nothing casual about this approach to our students; it is part of a deliberate culture of respect and the genuine celebration of difference…more

THE INTERNATIONAL
BACCALAUREATTE*

We are well along the path to becoming a model school for a progressive approach to the IB across the whole of the secondary school…more

LEADERSHIP

In the same way that we do not privilege ‘winners’ at Preshil we don’t select some students as ‘leaders’ nor do we preference some capacities over others…more

PLAY

“Play-based Learning” has become something of a mantra in most Early Years programs. But few teachers are able to articulate what this actually means…more

COMPETITION

Competition is a normal part of life. However, to turn learning into a high stakes competition, especially for young children, is invariably damaging…more

ATAR VCE RESULTS &
ACADEMIC RIGOUR

Preshil is a school which fosters a vibrant intellectual and creative culture, rather than confining our students to the rigidly academic…. more

SPORT

Many of our students play competitive sport in clubs outside of the school, many of them at advanced and championship levels. We are happy to support…more