At Melton Secondary College, perched on the fringe of Melbourne’s north-western sprawl, teachers are forced to roster class heating and cooling.
Hayley Dureau never planned on becoming a teacher. At high school, she wanted to be a doctor.
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.
Melbourne’s outer north is facing an “alarming” shortage of secondary schools, education experts are warning.
Melbourne’s outer suburbs are facing a high school crush with an “alarming” shortage of secondary schools.