History of Monterey

In 1993, Monterey High School (established in 1967) and Monterey Technical school (established in 1968) were merged to create the newly named, Monterey Secondary College on the grounds of the old Technical School. The old High School premises was redeveloped into a community park.

The College continued to be developed through the 1990’s with a new multi-purpose gym, a theatre and additional classrooms for computer, science, art and textile studies.

In 2020-2021, Monterey Secondary College will welcome the addition of a new STEM centre, competition grade gym and the opening of the Monterey Secondary College Sports Academy program.

Throughout the years, the College has educated a number of notable alumni, including

  • Glenn Aitken, Mayor of Frankston 2006-2007
  • Bruce Billison, Member of Parliament representing the Division of Dunkley 1996-2016, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs 2006-2007 and Minister for Small Business 2013-2015
  • Nathan Burke, player, Captain, and Director of the St Kilda Football Club
  • Ebony Butler, award-winning filmmaker and human rights activist
  • Lisa Campbell (nee Bryant), badminton player representing Australia at Commonwealth and Olympic Games and 1994 Commonwealth Gold Medalist
  • Shaun Carney, journalist and Chief Political Columnist of the Age and Adjunct Professor in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University
  • Simon King, Australian Cycling Champion
  • Stephen Foster, international triathlete inducted into the Australian Triathlon Hall of Fame
  • Russell Greene, AFL player with St Kilda and Hawthorn Football Clubs
  • Craig Semple, commercial and corporate lawyer and partner of law firm Gilbert + Tobin
  • Jackie Woodburne, actor, currently playing Susan Kennedy of the soap opera Neighbours
  • Natalie Plane, AFLW player with Carlton Football Club