Athletics Day 2019

Well done to all those who participated in Monterey Secondary Colleges athletics day on the 21st of February 2019 – The day was a great success and lots of great fun!

Monterey Success in ATEP Award

Senior VCAL  students Kyle Krause and Christopher Witham were awarded School-Based Apprentice Awards today at a graduation event at Carrum Downs. Six Monterey students completed their School Based Apprenticeship experience in Parks and Gardens, hosted by ATEP ( Apprenticeship Training Employment Program).

Kyle was the overall winner of School-Based Apprentice of the Year and Chris was the runner-up with the encouragement award. Paige Brooks was an honourable mention.
Both of the boys now move on to the State finals.

Monterey VCAL Champions for 2019


At a recent ceremony at Mornington Race Course Jemma Millhouse, Senior VCAL, received a certificate of recognition of achievement as Monterey’s top VCAL student for 2019 and a cheque from the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Local Learning Employment Network (FMPLLEN). Senior VCAL student Joshua Davies was recognised for his achievements and was also awarded a cheque and certificate. Josh set a precedent for the LLEN by live streaming the event so that all of the class to could listen to the awards and speeches.  Jemma, who has worked at the LLEN for her structured workplace learning placement this year, was asked to present the annual VCAL address on behalf of all VCAL students. She did a great job!

Not to be left out, the College was the recipient of Runner Up Best Practice Award of all VCAL Providers, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. The consistency of our VCAL programme has seen us placed 2nd 2016, 1st 2017 and 2nd 2018. It has been another big year for VCAL with the College being acknowledged as a provider of excellence for Victoria in VCAL earlier this year.

Snow Camp

VET Sport & Rec have arrived at Mt Buller and the snowball fights started straight away! They have picked up their equipment and are finally ready to head out to their first lesson.

Year 9 ABCN Goals Program

On Wednesday 29 August, a group of our Year 9 students attended the Australian Business and Community Network’s Goals Program, hosted by the prestigious Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers.

In this program, students have a one-on-one mentor from a large corporation working with them to achieve their goals, helping students by increasing their confidence, communication, goal setting and interview techniques.

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Monterey in India!

Our students have arrived in New Delhi, starting their trip around India including a visit to our sister school, the Adhyapana School in Madurai!

While in Delhi, our students will be exploring the city and other cultural sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort of Agra

Partnership with Ardoch

Monterey Secondary College works in partnership with Ardoch, an education charity which provides support through a variety of different means and programs. Ardoch screens, trains and places Education Volunteers, sponsors Broadening Horizons activities such as visits to Arts Centre/Melbourne Museum/Scienceworks, provides Robotics equipment to enhance the STEM curriculum, and provides Pathways Beyond School activities such as ‘Speed Careers’ and university visits to support students’ growing aspirations for study and employment pathways by connecting them with adult workplace volunteers.

Ardoch values our partnership and Education Partnerships Coordinator (for the Frankston & Western Port region), Angela Knox Carter, looks forward to continuing to support our students and staff this year.

Year 11 Interviews

Our Year 11 VCE group met together at Kananook Train Station. at 8.30 on Tuesday 5thJune to head up to the CBD. There at 10.30 they had a session booked with the Law firm, Gilbert & Tobin, where a seminar was run on “Interviews”. The students had a great day out learning how to groom well and how to understand the skills required to be successful in an interview for a potential job. Thank you to Miss Gladstone and Kris Rizzo who took the students out.

Congratulations to Tiara Annear

Monterey Secondary College would like to congratulate, Tiara Annear, a past student, on the announcement of her joining the Southern Saints Football Team in the AFLW.

The team, a partnership between the St Kilda Football Club and the Frankston Football club, is set to become an important part of the women’s football pathway in the Bayside region of Melbourne as St Kilda prepares for entry into the AFL Women’s Competition in 2020.


ATEP Awards

Monterey 2017 VCAL Year 12 students, Cameron Manu and Glenn Goldsmith were finalists in the Annual ATEP, ( Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Partners) Awards on 4 May 2018.
These Awards covered students from all over Melbourne and as far away as Fish Creek in Gippsland. It was a credit to these boys to have two nominations for Monterey.
Cameron’s nomination was for Best School Based Trainee, Community Project, Parks, and Gardens. Glenn won his section as School Based Trainee, Parks and Gardens, Encouragement Award and plans to take up an apprenticeship in the field. Several other Monterey graduates from ATEP Parks and Gardens are now undertaking apprenticeships.

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