At Melton Secondary College, perched on the fringe of Melbourne’s north-western sprawl, teachers are forced to roster class heating and cooling.
Good Education Group, Australia’s largest provider of independent education data, has launched the latest edition of The Good Schools Guide, revealing the best performing schools in Victoria based on VCE study scores*.
Supersized schools are being proposed to cater for booming student numbers, with soaring enrolments prompting one school to truck in almost 50 portables and run five staggered lunchtimes.
Secondary schools at Tarneit and Hoppers Crossing are in for a tight squeeze with limited places available to cater to the numbers of pupils graduating to secondary schools.
With just four secondary schools expected to take on many thousands of primary school graduates over coming years, Melton faces an “alarming” shortage of education options.
Melbourne’s outer suburbs are facing a high school crush with an “alarming” shortage of secondary schools.