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.

Seaford RSL Citizenship Award

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.

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.

 

 

Building Update

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.

Coding and Robotics at Apple

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!

 

 

Exercise Science and Physical Education at RMIT

On Wednesday the 15th of November some Year 9 and 10 students from ‘Sports Performance’ and ‘Fitness Development’ attended an excursion to RMIT University in Bundoora to explore the Exercise Science and Physical Education courses that they offer.

The students attended a brief lecture that provided knowledge about their courses and told some inspiring stories about the pathways that some students had taken to get into tertiary education. They then participated in an ‘Amazing Race’ event around the campus. Students then got to participate in some ‘ultimate frisbee’ and ‘kin ball’ games that were run by Physical Education students. Some physical testing of agility, vertical jump and reaction time was coordinated by RMIT Exercise Science students.

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NRL Gala Day

On Thursday the 2nd of November some of our Year 11 VCAL Sports Connect students attended the Frankston District Primary School NRL Gala Day in Frankston. Their job was to assist the event organiser by collecting score sheets, assisting with coaching the younger students and helping to take photos and further promote the day. All students did an outstanding job! Our students had already received their NRL coaching qualification during the year and we look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship between Monterey and the NRL into the future.

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Congratulations Jozef Djeri!

Congratulations to Jozef Djeri who has completed his Grade 4 Alto Saxophone exam through the Australian Music Examination Board. Jozef received a pass with a credit (B+). Jozef started playing saxophone in Year 7 (2016), he has worked extremely hard to progress quickly through the grades. He has already dived into his Grade 5 repertoire! In addition to working on his exam repertoire Jozef plays in the Intermediate Concert Band, Monterey Soul Traders and various other small ensembles.