Parade College, Bundoora VIC







Established: 1871

Principal: Mark Aiello (Acting)

Address: (Years 7-12) 1436 Plenty Road, Bundoora 3083


Key Information


183 Teaching

77 Non Teaching


$6,719 (Year 7)

$7,100 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Italian, French & Japanese


VET Available

About our school

Through the provision of extensive educational opportunities, Parade College assists students to develop into well-rounded individuals with a wide range of interests and knowledge. As the first Edmund Rice School in Australia, since 1871 the College has been at the forefront of educating young men while the four Touchstones—Gospel Spirituality, Liberating Education, Inclusive Community, Justice and Solidarity—set our direction. Our motto , “Tenete Traditiones”, translating as “Hold
Fast to Traditions”, provides a firm foundation upon which we embrace our rich heritage whilst also continuing to be innovative.
Parade offers:

  • A House System which provides a strong foundation for pastoral care of students with each House led by a House Leader who works alongside their team of Tutor Teachers
  • A restorative practice approach to learning and teaching
  • Respectful relationships program
  • Cultural immersions within Australia and overseas
  • Start of the art facilities including STEM, sporting, sustainability, VCE Study Centre, Trade Centre
  • An extensive Student Support Services Team
  • Performing Arts programs and musical productions with Mercy College
  • Manchester City Football School
  • The ExCEL program for Year 9 students
  • Senior Sport Academy with direct entry into La Trobe University.

Quick Facts

  • Social justice and community service programs
  • The first Manchester City Football School in Australia
  • Registered Training Organisation across two campuses
  • Altior program for high achieving Year 7-9 students
  • Scholarships are available from Year 9
  • Membership of the Associated Catholic Colleges sporting competition
  • New Performing Arts Centre
  • New Plumbing Centre and onsite Trade Training Centre
  • Partnership with La Trobe University
  • Student leadership programs

More from the school


Bundoora Campus

    • VCE Study Centre – devoted attractive space for Yr12 students to work. Adjoining is the Careers Counsellors’ Office and the VCE Coordinator’s Office
    • Moore Hall – 2 large multipurpose spaces with 3 basketball courts and 2000 seating capacity
    • Nash Learning Centre – 2 storeys of technology rich innovative learning space
    • Rivergum Theatre – 300 seat state-of-the-art performance centre
    • Yarangabee Centre – 2 well equipped commercial kitchens for Hospitality and Food Technology
    • Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre (RTO) – extensive Yr 11&12 VCAL/VET programs on offer.
    • Peter Bedford Centre – professionally designed, fully equipped gymnasium
    • Alphington Court – large multi-purpose undercover play area
    • Nolan Court – outdoor amphitheatre and gathering space
    • Greening Auditorium – indoor sports and meeting venue
    • Canteens – 2 well stocked and outsourced food outlets
    • Chapel of the Holy Spirit – beautiful reflective space for prayer and Liturgies
    • Heritage Centre – display space for the portrayal of the Parade story
    • Waterford Garden – award winning area for students to produce vegetables, fruit and poultry goods
    • Monagle Technology Centre – learning spaces for woodwork, plastics, robotics, electronics and metal studies
    • Bunjil Park – Indigenous Garden, synthetic soccer pitch, 4 lane running track, long jump pit and 6 tennis courts
    • Waterford Sports Precinct – football oval, synthetic soccer pitch and double storey
    • Treacy Pavilion with fully equipped kitchen and adjoining changing facilities
    • Garvey Oval and Pavilion – football oval and spacious multipurpose meeting and viewing area with bar, kitchen and change rooms
    • Bond Centre – home of the Parade College Student Support Services Team
    • Parade College Boardroom – hi-tech multipurpose meeting and presentation area
    • Music Department – home to a large range musical equipment and recording facilities

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 545 523 569 540 574
Year 9 583 559 590 585 596

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from:

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 550 518 550 548 574
Year 9 583 552 583 575 602

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from:


University enrolled: 60%
TAFE/VET enrolled 28%
Employment 3%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

(Years 7-12) 1436 Plenty Road, Bundoora, 3083

Second Campus

(Years 8-12)8 Clifton Grove, Preston, 3072

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