Parade College, Bundoora VIC







Established: 1871

Principal: Mr Mark Aiello

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

Flagship Programs

Academic Excellence, Arts Program, Co-curricular Program, Coding and Robotics, Enrichment and Accelerator Programs, Environment and Sustainability,

About our school

Through the provision of extensive educational opportunities,Parade College assist students to develop into well rounded individuals. As the first Edmund Rice School in Australia, established in 1871, Parade has been at the forefront of educating young men.

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.

A Parade College education 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;
  • Careers and Academic Advisors, Counsellors and Youth Workers;
  • A restorative practices approach to learning and teaching;
  • Respectful Relationships programs;
  • Cultural immersions within Australia and overseas;
  • The ExCEL program for Year 9 students;
  • Music programs including studying music through to VCE Music and VET Music Industries;
  • State of the art facilities including Sporting, VCE Study Centre, Trade Training Centre, Performing Arts, and Science Labs;
  • A large multidisciplinary Learning Diversity Team;
  • Manchester City Football School.

Specialist sporting programs including the Year 7 Sport Development Program, the Specialist High Performance Sport Stream, and Senior Sport Academy with direct entry into La Trobe University.


Principal's Message

An education at Parade consciously aims to be holistic and provides many opportunities for our students to grow in confidence and experience success in a range of pursuits – academic, physical, emotional, creative, and spiritual. Our comprehensive curriculum and pathway programs cater for the learning interests of our students. Our students have a great sense of responsibility and actively participate in community initiatives to support others. Student leadership and voice is actively encouraged to ensure we meet the needs of our young people. We also have an extensive transition program in place to ensure our students are welcomed into our community.

Quick Facts

  • Years 7 to 12 VCE Pathway at the Bundoora Campus;
  • Years 10 to 12 VCE VM at the Preston Campus;
  • Altior program for high achieving students;
  • Academic Scholarships available from Year 9;
  • Instrumental Music scholarships available;
  • Social justice and community service programs;
  • Membership of the Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC);
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) including onsite Trade Training Centre;
  • New Performing Arts Centre, Plumbing Centre, science, and sporting facilities;
  • The first Manchester City Football School in Australia;
  • Partnership with La Trobe University;
  • Partnerships with Santa Maria College and Mercy College.

More from the school


  • VCE Study Centre – a dedicated study space for Year 12 students, adjacent to Careers Centre
  • Nash Learning Centre – technology rich, innovative learning spaces
  • Rivergum Theatre – a 300 seat performance centre
  • Yarangabee Hospitality Centre including three industrial kitchens
  • Edmund Rice Trade Training Centre and O’Shannassy Plumbing Centre– extensive Year 11 and 12 VCE VM/VET programs on offer
  • Performing Arts Centre – classrooms, musical equipment, and recording facilities
  • Two high performance training fitness centres
  • Waterford Sports Prectinct – a FIFA approved synthetic soccer pitch and dedicated elite standard AFL oval
  • Bunjil Park-tennis courts, soccer pitch and athletics 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:

Campus Locations

Main Campus

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

Second Campus

(Years 10-12)8 Clifton Grove, Preston, 3072

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