The John Tonkin Marine Centre is a wonderful resource which allows our students unique access to the many coastal and estuarine based learning programmes our school provides. The John Tonkin Marine training center in Dawesville combines a classroom, a storage facility with a fleet of pacers, numerous tinnies and a center console boat. The centre gives us an educational base to hone students skills in sailing, power-boating, snorkeling, sup boarding and radio operations. Learning experiences which are delivered here supporting our students to achieve their qualifications such as a recreational skippers ticket and more.
The marine centre is great because we’re not confined to the classroom and we get to learn in our natural environment.
Lochlan Stein, Year 10 Student