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Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School

Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









Preshil delivers progressive International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes (MYP and DP respectively) in the secondary school and holds candidacy* for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). 

The International Baccalaureate PYP is a framework that allows Preshil to develop a contemporary and progressive curriculum. The framework focuses on qualities underpinning successful learning for each child; rich understanding at the conceptual level, building of specific discipline-based knowledge, and the demonstration of increasingly sophisticated skills across all learning areas. The PYP is based on the core belief that knowledge is constructed and that this construction is most effectively done when each child is engaged, appropriately challenged, and has a voice in how their understanding will be assessed. At Preshil we believe that such learning can only succeed when there is a close relationship of trust between child and teacher; emphasis is placed on the role of building deep, respectful social relationships as the primary building block of personal interactions.

The MYP provides a framework of academic challenge for the Australian National Curriculum for Years 7-10 and draws upon a world-leading curriculum that encourages students to become active, compassionate and life-long learners, as well as critical thinkers who identify and make connections between traditional subjects and the real world. Students develop depth of knowledge and balance through study of eight subject areas: arts, individuals and societies, language and literature, language acquisition, mathematics, physical and health education, sciences and design.

The DP (Years 11 and 12) allows creation of greater coherence between our values and practice. Like Preshil, the DP understands that for education to be truly valuable, it must address the needs of the whole person and not simply the academic entity. By cultivating self-reflection, foregrounding interconnectedness through collaborative learning and community engagement, and encouraging students to pursue their passions and interests, the DP provides students with a meaningful educational experience, one that is responsive to their needs and will equip them to be active, contributing members of a global community.

Preshil students are challenged to set goals that support them to reach their academic potential. The IB learner profile emphasises the development of the whole person, actively cultivating the attributes of our students as inquirers; knowledgeable thinkers and communicators who are principled, open-minded, caring, courageous, balanced and reflective; global citizens with an awareness of their common humanity.

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Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

No uniform

Number of students

Total enrolment: 296
Up to Year 6: 86
In high school: 210
In Year 12: 19

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

24 VCE level 3/4 studies
27 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

4 VET program(s) available
5 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+ 4%

Median Score 30

Satisfactory completions of VCE 96%

Satisfactory completions of VET 54%


Bachelor enrolled 50%

Activities and Support staff



46 music options
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13 sporting activities
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1 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

8 support staff
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Support Staff

6 extracurricular
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School Details

Principal: Ms Marilyn Smith

12-26 Sackville St Kew VIC 3101
395 Barkers Rd Kew VIC 3101

Tel: (03) 9817 6135

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