Preston South Primary school is a thriving inner suburban school. The school is situated in Hotham street, Preston, and was first opened in 1866. The sits in a central location, on a quiet residential street. 

We always take heed of the school motto, ‘non scholae sed vitae’. A Latin phrase, when translated, means ‘we do not learn for school, but for life ‘educating for life’.

This dynamic teaching and learning approach engages and inspires students to achieve their personal best in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation. More specifically, it endeavours to expand each child’s talents, providing opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for lifelong learning. The core school values of Respect, Encouragement, Achievement, Cooperation and Honesty form the basis of Preston South Primary school’ culture.

Our specialist programs further promote critical and creative thinking; the arts, physical education, healthy living and languages complemented by our Respectful Relationships, Philosophy, Child Wise, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden and School Wide Behaviour Programs. Our enrichment programs and extra curricular activities cater for student diversity with an emphasis on intellectually challenging and deepening student thinking.