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.
On Wednesday 14th February, Monterey Secondary College welcomed the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, and Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke to officially open our new Administration buildings and VCE & Learning Centres.
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+)
- Year 7: Kaysie Cunningham
- Year 8: Brandon Pratchett
- Year 9: Mathew Gay
- Year 10: Emre Kilickaya
- Year 11: Ciearne Wildes
- 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
- Emerging Staff Leader Award: Aaron Palmer
- Outstanding Teacher Award: Caitlyn Latham
School Captains for 2017: Joseph Scott, Lydia Sonnet, Leela Peirce
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.
On Monday 4th December, Joseph Scott, from our Year 11 Industry Connect program, won the Citizenship Award at the Seaford RSL. His Coordinator, Mrs Krywyn, and Joseph with his parents, attended the presentation evening which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Joseph has shown leadership qualities, he is very hard working with the community, gives of his very best and presents himself in a friendly manner to all his teachers and peers. Congratulations Joseph.
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.
Building works are continuing throughout Term 4 on our new administration and classroom wings. Work has also commenced on the new Senior Centre, which will house offices, classrooms and a senior common area. The refurbishment works are running to schedule and expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 school year.
Along with students from Aldercourt Primary School, our Robotics students attended a Coding and Robotics lesson at the Apple Store Southland. Our students learned the fundamentals of coding and were able to get hands on with robots and solve problems collaboratively with each other using Swift Playgrounds and Sphero robots.
Coding and programming skills are becoming more and more in demand by employers as we move to a digital world. By learning these skills as a part of our STEM program, these students are setting themselves up for success in the future and leaving school with the skills they need to succeed.
Thank you to the team at the Apple Store Southland for making the session possible and helping our students succeed!