Vision & Values

Vision

Fostering an optimistic future by empowering our college community to succeed.

Values

Excellence – We aspire to do and be the best that we can and continually challenge ourselves to achieve our potential. We are self-reliant, motivated and contributing members within the community. The staff provide quality teaching, quality curriculum pathways and abundant support for students.

Respect – We understand, teach and model that respect begins with respect for self. We develop a strong sense of belonging at JTC by demonstrating empathy and kindness. We ensure that students see themselves as individual and unique with their own talents and qualities and have a strong sense of self-worth and belonging.

Commitment – We believe in our students and their capacity to achieve their goals. We assist people to discover and pursue their goals and aspirations and to take ownership of their choices and responsibilities. We operate on the premise that perseverance and resilience are essential life skills that can be developed.

‘We have a strong environmental ethic here at John Tonkin. We organise bins so that fishing lines can be collected and we maintain and empty the bins as a part of our stewardship programme.’

Che Heeley, Deputy Principal