Governance & Policies
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.
2020 John Tonkin College Board Members:
- Liz Prescott – Chair
- Kim Savins – Principal John Tonkin College
- Melinda Blagaich– Industry / business representative
- Natasha Thornton – Parent
- Gisela Crook – Teacher John Tonkin College
- Andrea Krinks – Teacher John Tonkin College
- Clea Purkis
- Greg Williams (JTC Mgr Corporate Serv) – Admin Officer to the Board
“Education has the power to change lives. It changed mine and opened up possibilities I had never dreamed of. I joined the board at John Tonkin College because Kim Savins and her team of professional educators are passionate about teaching young people not just facts and figures but, most importantly, how to learn in preparation for their own lifelong, learning journey.”
Liz Prescott, JTC Board Chairperson, CEO Peel Youth Services
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.
‘JTC is amazing at pastoral care. The education is great here but years 7,8,9 is all about nurturing the students so that they are ready to tackle the next phase of their schooling and life process.’
Che Heeley, Deputy Principal