Monterey Wins Again at Fire Awareness Awards

The Fire Awareness Awards were first developed and launched in 1983 by Victoria’s three fire agencies Forest Fire Management Victoria, Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Country Fire Authority and after the devastating Ash Wednesday fires as a way to encourage and acknowledge the development of local community grassroots programs that help reduce the effects of fire in Victoria.

Attracting up to 200 applications each year, the Fire Awareness Awards, with the support of RACV Insurance, ABC Radio Victoria and Emergency Management Victoria have continued to recognise and celebrate communities for their fire prevention, protection and recovery activities across Victoria, Australia.

The Fire Awareness Awards are proudly supported by long term partner RACV Insurance who hosts the Awards presentation evening.  They also sponsor the RACV Insurance Award for Excellence, which includes a $10,000 prize to recognise excellence in fire safety.

This year Monterey Secondary College was the winner of both the Fire Awareness Award and the overall winner of the RACV Insurance Award for Excellence in recognition of the college’s innovative VCAL Industry Connect program which incorporate partnerships with Parks Victoria and Magenta training.




Congratulations again to Monterey, this time receiving the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Local Learning and Employment Network’s ‘Schools Best Practice Award’ for our VCAL Connect program.

The award recognises the program’s work in collaborating with the community and industry to improve the education outcomes of our students and to help them build the connections they need to help build the foundations for a successful career after secondary education.

Order of Australia Association’s Schools Major Project

The Order of Australia Association

Monterey Secondary The Order of Australia AssociationCollege has been awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Association, Mornington Peninsula region’s School Major Project Award for 2017.

The award was given to Monterey for our VCAL Connect program, which was considered by the Committee to be “particularly meritorious; involving the College and students in a program that continues to build on existing and new networks”. The award recognises the hard work undertaken by the teachers and students to build the program which was introduced in 2015.

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