Parade College’s vision is to create a strong and supportive community that highlights our philosophy of “one school, two campuses”. The emphasis the College places on academic rigour, pastoral care, spiritual development, holistic growth and community involvement is the same at both our Bundoora and Preston campuses. It is our aim to ensure students feel safe, valued and enabled to learn at whichever campus their educational pathway takes them.
The Bundoora campus provides an expansive learning environment with excellent facilities for students from years 7 - 12. All students who wish to pursue an academic pathway and potentially go onto university studies are catered for at the Bundoora campus where they have a choice of over 40 VCE/VET subjects to study in their final years.
The Preston campus provides an environment for students in years 7 - 9, within a smaller campus setting. It is important to note that the year 7 - 9 program at both Bundoora and Preston offers the same learning and sporting opportunities for all junior students.
At the end of year 9 students have the choice of two main pathways to take in their educational journey. If they elect to take a vocational pathway, year 10 studies are completed at the Preston campus as part of the Edmund Rice Pathways Program. The year 11/12 VCAL program is also based at Preston, with significant tracts of time spent on work experience and students have access to Vocational Education at both our Bundoora and Preston campuses in purpose built facilities.