A dedicated team of high performing school leaders, teachers and education support staff nurture the growth and development of students at Monterey Secondary College.

Principal Team

Peter Langham

Peter Langham Acting Principal

Peter feels the greatest sense of pride as he watches senior students graduate from the college and move into positive pathways of further study, trade training or full time employment. He values the supportive, inclusive and engaging environment at Monterey and how it supports students on their individual pathway to success.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma from the University of Ballarat. Peter has also completed courses with the Bastow Institute of Education Leadership and Harvard University.

Peter is passionate about the vision of the Frankston North Education Plan for every child and family in the community to be happy and successful in learning and life.

Natalie Jones-Pinkett

Natalie Jones-Pinket Assistant Principal

Natalie leads student engagement and wellbeing at Monterey Secondary College. Natalie holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours from Middlesex University, London.

Natalie is passionate about connecting schools with their communities and is proud of the partnerships she has developed between Monterey and its Sport Science Academy partners the St Kilda Football Club and the Frankston District Netball Association.

She has served in numerous leadership roles in her more than 30 year career as an educator. Natalie believes that when they feel safe and connected with schools, all children can achieve their full potential.

Skye Columbine

Skye Columbine Assistant Principal

Skye leads teaching and learning at Monterey Secondary College to ensure students benefit from the best possible classroom practices.

Skye believes high quality teaching unlocks the potential of all students to achieve outstanding learning growth. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Certificate from the University of Ballarat.

Passionate about Health, Sport and wellbeing, Skye is excited about developing the Centre of Excellence and integrating its programs with Monterey’s teaching and learning approach.

Thomas Cain

Tom Cain Assistant Principal

Tom oversees the Health and Sports Sciences Academy based out of the Monterey Centre of Excellence and supports the smooth and positive transition of Monterey’s Year 7 students into the College.

Tom holds Bachelor’s Degrees from Monash University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Melbourne. He has also completed courses with the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership and Harvard University.

Tom has previously led school improvement projects on teaching, learning and school data in government secondary schools. Tom is passionate about the role high-functioning schools can play in supporting healthy, happy and productive communities.