Community Initiatives

John Tonkin College has a strong commitment to engaging students with activities in the wider community. JTC believes in connecting students with their community and providing learning opportunities where they can use their skills in real world contexts. JTC offers a range of conservation, volunteer and leadership programs such as:

Group of people on a path in beautiful bush setting watching the cutting of a yellow ribbon


Conservation & Volunteering:

  • Bush Ranger Cadets WA
  • Greening Australia
  • Tangaroa Blue Marine Debris Initiative
  • Men of the Tree’s Peel Branch
  • Natsync Environmental
  • Department of BioDiversity Conservation and Attractions: Nearer to Nature Program
  • Coastal Waste Warriors
  • John Tonkin College family community garden
  • Peel Harvey Catchment Council: Citizen Science Project – Saving Shorebirds:
  • Estuary Guardians – Estuary Guardians is a community organisation formed by students at JTC to facilitate improved knowledge of our beautiful marine environment. They are now a leading organisation in the Peel community in providing education about our dolphins.
  • Reel it in fishing line bin project
  • Murdoch University Dolphin Research Project
  • Aspire UWA


  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • Yohfest

“Being able to provide students with the opportunity to work in the areas of conservation and outdoor education is rewarding and inspiring. The students engage with the wider community, work together as a team and enjoy hands on real life experiences. This develops a culture of strong community and respect for each other and fosters a lifelong connection to the environment. I have loved my time with the kids at JTC and I believe I have the best job in the school.”

Tiffany Mclean – Partnership Development Coordinator JTC