Welcome to 2019
It is pleasing to observe term one getting off to a smooth start with staff and students alike commencing the school year refreshed and excited to be part of another great year at Monterey Secondary College. I would like to welcome all new staff, students and families into the college including our new Year 7 students who have successfully began their secondary school journey having navigated the transition into a secondary school environment. Last year was a hugely successful year of change for the College with the completion of new building works and the beautification of the college grounds. As we move into 2019 the College is advancing towards the final designs of a further 15 Million dollars, worth of building works as part of the Centre of Excellence Concept, which includes:
- A new Gymnasium.
- A new STEM Centre equipped with the very latest technologies available.
- A new Commercial Kitchen/Community dining room Space.
Across 2019, in order to capture our priorities, the college will continue to embed our Mantra consisting of three key elements that will be at the forefront of and will help to frame everything that we do and focus on as a college.
The elements are:
Every minute counts Attendance and punctuality are of vital importance.
As ever a strong emphasis will be placed on all students presenting for class on time, prepared and ready to learn.
Effective teaching in every classroom .
All teaching staff will plan effectively in collaboration and in support of each other and their students to present a curriculum that progresses the learning of all students and caters to individual needs.
Every child matters and can progress their learning growth
Our staff acknowledge that every child can learn and we expect as an absolute minimum no less than one years learning growth from one year’s attendance at the college. In some instances where a child is below the standard in relation to their learning then our comprehensive intervention program will see growth that exceeds the one- year minimum for students that are at standard.
Again, throughout 2019 I will be inviting parents to attend regular forums in our new Community Meeting Space so as to work holistically to ensure that every Monterey student has a full secondary college experience and achieves the very best outcome possible.
I would invite anyone who would like to discuss their child’s learning journey to contact me directly at the college.