Twins a surprise for college head

The twins at Byford Secondary College: Alyssa and Brianna Blundell, Mitchell and Zachariah Merritt, Shelby and Krystal Jones and Madison and Jessica Ferrara. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d415267
The twins at Byford Secondary College: Alyssa and Brianna Blundell, Mitchell and Zachariah Merritt, Shelby and Krystal Jones and Madison and Jessica Ferrara. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d415267

‘In nearly 30 years in secondary education I don’t believe that I have encountered a year group with four sets of twins,’ he said.

‘The twins, as well as our other students, have settled into the college extremely well.’

The new $35.2 million school, opened its doors to over 170 Year 8 students on February 3.

By 2019, the roll is expected to grow to over 1400 students, with Year 7 students attending next year and the remaining year groups by 2018.

A second stage of construction, which will include facilities for up to 70 special needs students and 400 mainstream students, is scheduled for completion by 2017.

Mr Hunter said the first group of students at the college had made a smooth transition from primary to secondary school, which he credited to the students’ families, their former primary schools and staff at the college.

‘Being the only year group, they aren’t lost in a school of say over a thousand students where they are the little ones on the block.

‘I look forward to building a large comprehensive senior high school in Byford where all the students from the area, regardless of their aspirations beyond school, will find a program to suit their needs,’ he said.