Overcrowded schools from Perth to Mandurah packing in the demountables

A demountable classroom.
A demountable classroom.

OVERCROWDED suburban schools from Perth’s northern suburbs right down to Mandurah are packing students into demountable classrooms.

As of March 31, 2018, more than 40 schools had 10 or more transportable classrooms installed on school grounds (full list below).

At Woodbridge Primary School the P&C and parents are protesting the number of demountable classrooms installed at their school.

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However, Woodbridge Primary School doesn’t even appear on a list of worst offenders.

Churchlands Senior High School tops the list with a massive 34 demountable classrooms.

Rounding out the top five are Makybe Rise Primary School with 27, Aubin Grove Primary School with 26, and Butler College and Harrisdale Primary School with 24 respectively.

An Education Department spokesperson said it monitored enrolment trends at all public schools and plans for permanent facilities where there was a need to have lasting space for students into the future.

“Transportable classrooms are used to cater for fluctuations in student enrolments,” the spokesperson added.

Figures supplied by the Department of Education to WA Parliament Budget Estimates Committee and correct as of March 31, 2018.