ANZAC Day Schools Service at Seaford RSL

On Tuesday 24th April, 4 students from Monterey accompanied by Ms. Columbine and Ms. Jones – Pinkett attended the ANZAC Day Schools Service at the Seaford RSL along with other schools in the Seaford/Frankston North Area. The students participated in a Wreath laying service and paid their respects to those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Welcome to the Adhyapana School

The Monterey community would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the visiting students and teachers from our sister school, the Adhyapana School in Madurai, India. The group will be spending the next 10 days visiting Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula and will spend some time attending classes at our school. Later in Term 3, a group of students from Monterey will travel to Madurai and spend some time at the Adhyapana School.

The school would also like to thank the staff and families who will be hosting students and teachers for the duration of their stay.

Happy Easter Break!

I wish all the Year 12 students a very Happy Easter and a great holiday break. They have worked very hard this term. Many of them will be coming in during their break for extra classes which will help them improve their results. However, there is some time for fun as the photo shows. Some Year 12 students and I were part of an Easter Egg Hunt on the last day of school.

Mrs Krywyn

Year 12 Coordinator


Hike to Higher Ed

Friday morning at 5 am, Troy, Cody, Mathew, and Matthew, along with Mr Rowley, began their 4-day trip to Tasmania.  After a flight, a bus trip, and a ferry, we found ourselves on Maria Island, a small island off the east coast of Tasmania.  The trip was organized by Federation University and Anglicare, and was designed as a way to mentor and guide selected students on what they want to do in the future.

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We have moved!

Our students have now moved from the old classrooms into their new and updated learning spaces. The new Learning Centre was designed with contemporary educational design, both open and closed learning spaces and take advantage of natural light and acoustics. The spaces will soon be fitted out with state of the art technology which will help our teachers create environments that inspire our students to learn.

Awards Night

On Monday 18 December, Monterey held its Annual Awards night, this year held in our newly renovated Learning Centre. Our students were presented with their certificates and awards in front of  Paul Edbrooke MP for Frankston, along with a performance from an ensemble of the school band.

Our School Captains were also announced and presented with their badges. These students will head the student body for 2018

The award winners were:

Academic Achievement Awards:

  • Year 7: Kaysie Cunningham, Angelina Pierson
  • Year 8: Liam Wood, Marilla Taylor
  • Year 9: Cody Howe, Brylee Barker
  • Year 10: Hailey McKenzie
  • Year 11 VCE: Ya Zhuo, Ryley Hodge
  • Year 11 VCAL : Joseph Scott, Jemma Millhouse

English Insights Award: Lydia Sonnet

AMEB Award: Jozef Djeri, Grade 4 Saxophone Exam, Pass with Credit (B+)

Citizenship Awards:

  • Year 7: Kaysie Cunningham
  • Year 8: Brandon Pratchett
  • Year 9: Mathew Gay
  • Year 10: Emre Kilickaya
  • Year 11: Ciearne Wildes

Sports Awards:

  • Year 7: Alyssa Streker
  • Year 8: Gabez Marsters
  • Year 9: Da Saribut
  • Year 10: Carrel Deang
  • Year 11: Robert Ngamata

Lucy McGarry Encouragement Award: Aliana Carling

Vicki Miller Science Award: Maddison Jennings

Pam Morrison Music Award: Joseph Djeri

Middle Years Art Award (Year 7-9): Rhiannon Eckhardt

Senior School Arts Award: Ciearne Wildes

Australian Defence Force Long Tan Award: Giovanni Costanzo, Tyler Streker

Caltex All Rounder Award (Year 7-11): Kyle Kraus

Seymour Pastoral Care Sports Award: King House

Academic Excellence Awards (Year Level Dux):

  • Year 7: Skye Mckenna
  • Year 8: Josef Djeri
  • Year 9: Mathew Gay
  • Year 10: Caitlyn Van Rossum
  • Year 11: Recipient: Ya Zhou
  • Year 12: Giovanni Costanzo

Staff Awards:

  • Emerging Staff Leader Award: Aaron Palmer
  • Outstanding Teacher Award: Caitlyn Latham

School Captains for 2017: Joseph Scott, Lydia Sonnet, Leela Peirce







Year 7 Orientation Day

On Tuesday 12 December, Monterey welcomed our 2018 Year 7 students to the school for their Orientation Day. Students from schools in the area who chose Monterey for their secondary education took part in a number of activities at school to help them acclimatise to a new environment, get to know their peers and meet their teachers.

We look forward to having these students with us next year and wish them all the very best for their secondary education.