Our staff are passionate about providing the best learning experience possible for their students. Teachers participate in ongoing professional learning and strive to always improve their practice. They consider each student carefully to plan for successful learning outcomes.


Our college knows that the partnership between school, home and community are vital. John Tonkin College fosters strong, positive relationships with parents and the wider school community. We are partners in each student’s journey to personal excellence as they prepare to take their place as confident, compassionate young people who make a positive difference wherever they choose to live and work.

‘The school has a helping hand ethos, the feeling that people have your back, whether you are a student or not. Pastoral care is strong at this school and the extra help is there for the kids that need it. Our after school programme offers help to kids who can really benefit if they want to.

Gisella Crook, Head of Learning Area, Mathematics