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Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School

Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









About Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School

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: 233
Up to Year 6: 74
In high school: 159
In Year 12: 28

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

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
French, Spanish,

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

7 extracurricular
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Message from the Principal

Preshil has been at the forefront of progressive education in Victoria for over eighty years. The school remains committed to its traditional core values of respect for each individual student in the process of nurturing their creativity and helping them to find their passion and independence.

Strong social relationships form the basis of our culture and this approach to schooling is still leading the way in contemporary educational research, at a time when conventional education is becoming ever more regimented and standardized. Preshil's physical environment is distinctive, with spaces designed to enhance individuality and relationships, fostering collaborative learning and the courage to question. This means our VCE students are successful in achieving their chosen tertiary pathways.

Ms Marilyn Smith

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.


To learn more about Preshil we recommend you attend a school tour, Information Evening or Open Day. Please visit for more information, or call (03) 9817 6135 to speak to our Registrar. Tour Dates as at 14th March are as follows. Arlington (Primary & Kindergarten) : Open Day: Next Open Day date TBA (Please contact school) Tour Dates: Monday, 26th March | Thursday, 26th April | Thursday, 5th June . Blackhall Kalimna (Secondary) : Open Day: Next Open Day date TBA (Please contact school) Tour Dates: Tuesday, 1st May | Monday, 30th July

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School fees at Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $14,800
Grade 1 $16,240
Grade 2 $16,240
Grade 3 $16,900
Grade 4 $16,900
Grade 5 $17,560
Grade 6 $17,560

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $20,400
Year 8 $20,400
Year 9 $21,420
Year 10 $21,420
Year 11 $24,200
Year 12 $24,200

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Preshil The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Years 7 and 11 Innovation and Creativity Scholarships
Eligibility Applicants are not required to sit a scholarship examination, rather applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of material that shows evidence of creative, innovative and imaginative endeavour in any field of learning and of their capacity to contribute to the Preshil community. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview with the Principal where they will also be required to complete a short written task associated with demonstrating some element of the IB Learner Profile.
Amount 50% or 25% remission
Amount Comment Scholarships are usually for either 50% or 25% remission of tuition fees from Years 7 to 12. Extra costs such as the Enrolment Agreement Fee, camps, music lessons and books are not covered by the Scholarship.

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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