Governance & Policies

College Board

John Tonkin College is an Independent Public School. The College has established a Board that assists in the governance of John Tonkin College. The College Board consists of business, industry and community representatives as well as parent and staff representatives.

Role of the Board

The Board’s major objective is to ensure that the John Tonkin College is regarded as a College of excellence and that the college’s mission, vision and values are upheld.

The Board meets monthly and is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of College policy. The Board works within the Department of Education relevant legislation and regulation but does not have responsibility for the day to day running of the College. This is under the direction of the Principal.

The Board has a major role in creating interest in the college across the community; in forming strategic partnership; gaining sponsorship and in ensuring that the performance of the school in all areas is at the highest level. The Board contributes to the College’s Business Plan and to the School Delivery and Performance agreement.

Board Representation is made on the Finance committee of the College and on the P&C committee. Membership to the Board is for a two year initial term.

2022 John Tonkin College Board Members:

  • Brendan Ingle (Chair) – Industry / Business Representative
  • Ann Cicchini (Deputy Chair) – Industry/Business Representative (P&C Chair)
  • Kim Savins – Principal John Tonkin College
  • Che Heeley – Deputy Principal John Tonkin College
  • Greg Williams – Admin Officer to the Board (JTC Mgr Corporate Serv)
  • Melinda Blagaich– Industry / Business Representative
  • Sarah Curran-Ragan – Industry / Business Representative
  • Naomie Scott – Parent
  • Emma Larson – Parent
  • Janelle Harvey – Parent
  • Suzie Isherwood O’Donnell – Parent
  • Tanya Eastwell – Teacher John Tonkin College
  • Habibullah Walliar – Teacher John Tonkin College


“A great education is a pathway to an exciting future. I hold deep respect for the work that Kim Savins and her team do in providing a great schooling experience with care and consideration for every individual. This environment provides the confidence for kids to fulfil their dreams and ambitions. Our modern world depends on the new skills and passion of our next generation and we need to play our part in supporting them.”

Brendan Ingle, JTC Board Chairperson


Code of Conduct

Our College operates under the values of Respect, Excellence and Commitment and students are expected to conduct themselves according to these values. A Code of Conduct exists which describes our culture in terms of the three values within the JTC Positive Behaviour Support Matrix. The values are a regular feature of discussion in assemblies and in classrooms.

Learning AreasWe

  • Are polite and well mannered
  • Listen and follow all staff members instructions
  • Allow others the right to learn
  • Treat my own, my peers and school equipment with care


  • Set goals
  • Always make an effort and persevere
  • Work collaboratively
  • Are organised for school
  • Are punctual
  • Attend all classes
  • Wear uniform correctly
  • Ask for help


  • Complete all work to the best of our ability
  • Celebrate progress and achievement
  • Take responsibility for our learning

School GroundsWe

  • Follow staff instructions
  • Treat others with kindness and care
  • Are polite and well mannered
  • Keep our grounds rubbish and damage free


  • Stay within the college boundaries
  • Take care of all college equipment, buildings and environment
  • Report unsafe behaviour


  • Conduct ourselves and interact with others in a civil and caring manner
  • Be supportive and thoughtful of our peers


  • Treat school and personally owned equipment with care
  • Manage our personal accounts responsibly
  • Use social media responsibly outside of school hours
  • Use technology as the teacher instructs
  • Respect our own privacy and the privacy of others


  • Effectively use and maintain all equipment and resources
  • Follow the school policies of technology use
  • Learn how to manage our devices on the school network


  • Use technology to enhance our learning


  • Are polite and well mannered
  • Treat members of the community respectfully
  • Respect community property
  • Conduct ourselves in an orderly, safe and respectful manner when travelling to and from school


  • Obey the law
  • Positively engage with our community
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices


  • Are well presented in our uniform
  • Participate in community activities
  • Demonstrate positive behaviour
  • Maintain a positive reputation for the college
  • Take pride in being a member of John Tonkin College