VCE centre to ease Gleneagles’ squeeze

Opposition education spokesman Tim Smith.

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

Gleneagles Secondary College has been promised a dedicated centre for VCE students under a Liberal-Nationals State Government.

If elected, the Coalition will commit more than $1.3 million towards the project.

The centre would be a space for VCE students, including study areas, a kitchenette, careers centre, multipurpose space and toilets.

Currently 1400-plus students are enrolled at the school.

About a third of classes are being held in portable classrooms, Narre Warren North Liberal candidate Vicki Fitzgerald said.

“The school was originally built as a Year 7-10 campus, so facilities for senior students were not a priority in the original design.

“The students … will greatly benefit from this VCE Centre as it will provide modern and contemporary facilities to nurture positive learning outcomes and great educational results.”

Opposition education spokesman Tim Smith said the project was part of a plan to “get back in control of education and ease the population squeeze”.

“Out of control population growth caused by the Andrews Labor Government’s lack of planning is placing enormous pressure on our schools.”

On 7 November, the State Government pledged to build a Special School on the site of the demolished Endeavour Hills Secondary College.

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