PE / Health
Our PE/Health program at JTC is based on the national curriculum but we really extend beyond it. We have an exceptionally wide variety of sports that enables students to develop skills across multiple areas. We offer sports such as badminton, afl, soft cross, surfing, volleyball, cricket, sailing and netball and many others as well.
Our students have lots of unique opportunities to develop their physical and social skills. John Tonkin provides many at school, camp and excursion experiences where students achieve more than they thought possible, such as learning to abseil. As a result they are supported to learn new skills and gain confidence as they go. Our camps in particular are great learning experiences and we travel all over the state, from Margaret River all the way to Exmouth. The development of skills takes place in many ways through engagement in teamwork, leadership, interpersonal skills, self-reliance, safety and preparation.
We are lucky to have access to the John Tonkin Marine Training Centre and estuary and coastal access as well. It provides our students with access to protected waters that contain many marine animals and enables the students to develop their marine based skills. The John Tonkin Marine training center in Dawesville has a classroom and a storage facility which houses a fleet of pacers, numerous tinnies and a center console boat. They get many opportunities to learn and practice skills using sail boats, power-boating, snorkeling equipment and even sup boards.
I like Phys Ed because it’s very fun and we get to try lots of different sports.
Jayden Kay PE Student
I like Health Education at JTC because it’s very informative and covers very important topics in a respectful and open minded way.
Shaina Manton, Health Education Student
There is a variety of sports that everyone could enjoy and expand on your skills, the teacher’s knowledge makes it easier to learn.
Shakira Mcarthy. PE Student
I’m inspired to teach because I want kids to develop their skills so that they can enjoy the environment on their own and be the best they can be. I’m rewarded by the look of joy on a student’s face when they finally accomplish their goal for example, of standing on a surfboard and the realisation that they can actually achieve what they set out to do.
Rob Dawson PE Teacher