Parade College, Bundoora VIC







Established: 1871

Principal: Andrew Kuppe

Address: 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

Families who choose our all-boys setting do so because they realise that boys learn in a specific manner and that Parade specialises in this field. An intentional focus on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of our students sees Parade staff effectively address the complex nature of boys growing into responsible well-rounded men. Parade offers:

  • A caring environment through our pastoral House Tutor System where our boys are really well known
  • The promotion of academic excellence
  • A huge range of co-curricular opportunities
  • Advanced Placement programs and associated scholarships
  • Renowned Musical Productions and instrumental development
  • Excellent facilities
  • High Performance sport, together with a Sports Institute and Academy
  • A specifically developed Social Justice Program
  • VET and VCAL pathways in state of the art facilities
  • Professional partnerships with Manchester City (The first Manchester Football School in Australia), Melbourne City, Northern Knights and Diamond Valley Basketball
  • Direct entry Programs into Latrobe University and Victoria University.

Excellent contemporary learning is gained through captivating offerings at two welcoming settings – Preston and Bundoora. With an extensive history in educating young men to enhance their full potential within a Catholic framework, Parade offers a world of opportunities for young men of the future.

Quick Facts

  • Parade began over 150 years ago
  • Around 360 students enrol across the 2 campuses each year
  • 2024 enrolments close in August 2022
  • Some of our top students begin in Yr 7 at our Preston Campus
  • Parade is an RTO
  • VCAL, VCE and VET combinations offered
  • Both campuses well serviced by public transport
  • The only Manchester City Football School in Australia will begin at Parade in 2022
  • Parade students participate in a very broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • Interstate and international travel options offered

More from the school

Upcoming Dates

Mon Jul

Parade College, Bundoora VIC – School Tour

July 18, 2022 - 9:00 am


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

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 at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


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

Campus Locations

Main Campus

1436 Plenty Road, Bundoora, 3083

Second Campus

8 Clifton Grove, Preston, 3072

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