Monterey Secondary College is a small secondary college located in Frankston North. MontereySecondaryCollege maintains a wide educational perspective to encourage students to discover and pursue how their individual interests can be fulfilled. The programs aim to equip students with essential thinking, communication and organisational skills to become successful in a rapidly changing world. The friendly and supportive atmosphere at Monterey is underpinned by a strong code of conduct, a compulsory uniform policy and clear expectations of performance and behaviour. A positive and responsible approach to education fosters exemplary values of trust, tolerance and respect for self and others.
Facilities: The facilities at Monterey Secondary College include gymnasium and hard courts, a well-equipped drama complex, theatrettes, new science centre, art, graphics and textiles rooms, an Integration and Learning Centre, fully equipped computer rooms, exhibition gallery, music complex and library, Later Years complex and extensive sporting grounds.
Curriculum: The school provides an up-to-date, relevant and engaging curriculum in all subjects, with a focus on ICT, and offers a wide range of subjects at VCE level. MontereySecondaryCollege offers an ipad program in Year7 to 9 and the “Learning for Life” Program at Year 9, which is an innovative inquiry-focused program that also includes My Community Program.
Sport: Inter-school competition and all traditional sports are offered. Frequent camps are organised for special activities such as cycling, skiing, athletics, bushwalking, surf lifesaving and outdoor education.
Extra-curricular activities: Musical instrument tuition, school band, debating teams and singing are just some of the extra-curricular activities at Monterey Secondary College.
Student welfare programs: Monterey Secondary College runs a whole-school pastoral care program. Students are well supported by an extensive and vibrant student welfare team, consisting of a full-time student wellbeing co-ordinator, school nurse and school chaplain and the learning centre caters for students with special learning needs. Student leadership opportunities occur via the Student Representative Council, college band, the sports program, as well as in other areas of student life.