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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday 27 April, Monterey Secondary College’s VCAL Connect Program received the VCAA VCAL Partnership Award for 2017 for their work with Parks Victoria.
The Awards, presented at Deakin Edge, Federation Square celebrate outstanding achievements of young people who participate and complete a VCAL qualification and recognise the contribution and achievement of VCAL teachers and partner organisations in the development and delivery of innovative VCAL programs.
On Friday April 27, Monterey welcomed Paul Edbrooke MP, State Member for Frankston, to announce $15 million in funding for the Stage 1 of the Frankston North Education Precinct, including Monterey Secondary College, Mahogony Rise Primary School, and Aldercourt Primary School.
Transforming education, good health and wellbeing for the Frankston North community
Last year, the community was asked to contribute thoughts and ideas for the Frankston North Education Plan.
Thanks to their input, and that from education experts, this plan will make sure kids are ready and resilient when they start school, and will support lifelong learning in the wider community.
The Victorian Government will invest $15 million to deliver the first stage of a plan to lift education outcomes for students at Monterey Secondary College, Mahogany Rise and Aldercourt Primary Schools.
The feedback demonstrated that disadvantage, and health and social challenges were leaving many children unprepared for school – resulting in higher absenteeism, lower results and more students leaving school early. For more information, see the Frankston North Education Plan.
The $15 million first stage funding for the precinct will provide:
- $9.5 million to upgrade Monterey Secondary College, including developing a ‘centre of excellence’ that will align with local industry needs, and expanding the Doctors in Secondary Schools Program facilities
- $5 million to upgrade Mahogany Rise Primary School, including integrating a nearby early learning centre
- $500,000 to start planning for Stage 2, including upgrading Aldercourt Primary School.