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.
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.