Education, good health and wellbeing transform lives. How can schools deliver all these services to our community? That question is the focus of the Frankston North Education Plan, involving Aldercourt Primary School, Mahogany Rise Primary School and Monterey Secondary College.
In late 2017, we asked you to contribute thoughts and ideas. Your input has helped create a plan to give Frankston North students the support they need to thrive. Current funding will deliver the first stage of the plan. This includes $9.5 million to significantly upgrade and modernise Monterey Secondary College and build consulting suites for the Doctors in Secondary Schools program.
We will also develop a health and wellbeing services hub at Mahogany Rise Primary School and link the school with an onsite early learning centre ($5 million).
The funding also includes $500,000 to design future construction, that might include new kindergarten facilities and upgrades to Aldercourt Primary School.
The education plan will also look at ways to increase participation, develop resilience among young people and build aspiration and pride in the community. The aim is to develop better education, health and wellbeing programs. This will improve support for students and families, and help build lifelong learning opportunities for the Frankston North community.
To read the Frankston North Education Plan, please visit the Department of Education and Training’s
It’s a roadmap for Frankston North to
become a unique, diverse and vibrant
We’ve used many community suggestions
to develop the plan, and improve education
and opportunities for your family − more early
learning centres, improved communication
between schools, smoother student transition
at each stage of education, more focus on
post-school pathways, improved access to
technology, better facilities, higher quality
teaching, community spaces and much more.
The Frankston North Education Plan is about
change because nothing has a greater impact
on children’s lives than the education they
receive. All children deserve outstanding
Our Place is a model developed
by the Colman Foundation to help
transform school communities.
The Our Place team will
be bringing health and
family support services
together onsite at all
This makes it easier for children and parents
to get the support they need, when they
Parents can see the school nurse or visiting
doctor, enrol their child in a playgroup,
join an adult education class or get help
for anything from parenting problems to
employment and training advice.
Helping parents is one of the key ways to
help children thrive and reach their potential.
Staff from Aldercourt Primary School,
Mahogany Rise Primary School and
Monterey Secondary College have
already begun working together to better support
your child’s needs and enhance the quality of
their teaching and student learning. They’re also
working towards ensuring that your child moves
smoothly through all stages of education.
As well as the existing early learning
centre at Mahogany Rise, an additional
one will be built at Aldercourt Primary
School. Because children start learning from the
moment they are born, the first five years of your
child’s life is a crucial time in helping your child
become a successful learner.
Each primary school will have a new onestop-shop entry that allows parents to
drop off and collect children from early
learning and school at the one place. Parents will
be able to access support services, attend adult
learning, or just sit in a welcoming and convenient
environment. A similar entry will be built at the
A Centre of Excellence will be built
at Monterey Secondary College
incorporating health sciences and a
sports academy. A new science and technology
wing with state-of-the-art learning spaces and
facilities will focus on using real life issues to help
students develop the critical and creative thinking
skills required for life and employment in the 21st
A competition grade gym will also be
built at Monterey Secondary College. The
specialist sports program, for those who
choose this stream, will integrate health sciences
and the mainstream secondary school curriculum
to provide students with skills for growing
health and recreation employment and tertiary
Schools will keep students
and families updated throughout the year through their newsletters and Facebook pages.
For further information see our Frequently Asked Questions - PDF, Word.
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