Vision and Values

Our vision:

To provide an opportunity and a pathway through which every child can excel and leave successful, qualified and confident.

Our values:

  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in everything we do.
  • Respect: We act in a manner that demonstrates respect and engenders trust.
  • Teamwork: All members of the school and wider community work in collaboration with each other to effect the best possible student outcomes.

At Monterey, we aspire to be a place:

  • Where students achieve to their full potential, enjoy, feel safe and identify with their school
  • Where staff are supported professionally in an excellent working environment which encourages a lifelong passion for creativity, innovation, and learning
  • Where society benefits through the contributions of the Monterey Secondary College community

At Monterey, we believe that the quality of teaching and the quality of our teachers has a significant influence on student learning and recognise that positive relationships between teachers and students are a necessary foundation for learning. Our teachers are a part of a professional learning community: they have a rich, contemporary understanding of the curriculum, of current teaching methods and practice and their own individual needs and capabilities.

Our teaching:

  • Occurs in a mutually supportive and safe learning environment
  • Delivers a challenging and engaging curriculum
  • Elicits a positive response to the opportunities provided and expects all learners to strive for achievement and personal success
  • Incorporates strategies designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups of students at recognised development stages
  • Focuses on learning skills that help students develop the habits and behaviours of independent, creative and critical thinkers
  • Is innovative and informed by research
  • Is communicated professionally

Student learning:

  • Is demonstrated in a variety of authentic ways
  • Embraces a range of relevant technologies
  • Encourages reflective thinking and independence