John Tonkin College Education Support Centre (6093)

School Overview

'Engage, Educate, Enrich, Empower' is the ethos we are proudly guided by at John Tonkin College Education Support Centre.

We deliver a broad range of educational experiences to meet the needs of Year 11 and 12 students with intellectual disabilities. Our purpose is to educate and develop the whole person in order to create a sense of belonging and active engagement within the community.

We provide a supportive, caring, inclusive environment that addresses a range of needs including social and emotional well-being, life skills, numeracy and literacy and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.

We are an Independent Public School located at the Mandurah Education Training (MET) Campus within John Tonkin College (JTC). Our school shares the Peel Campuses of South Metropolitan TAFE and Murdoch University.

In partnership with South Metropolitan TAFE and Skills Strategies, our school provides students the opportunity to complete a Certificate I Retail - Shop and Certificate I Retail - Visage Beauty Therapy.

Our cadets program with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services offers practical life skills, leadership, team work and initiative. We also encourage healthy life style activities casual fitness programs and camps.

Students benefit from a fully equipped workshop with electrical machinery and hand tools, a purpose built art room and amphitheatre, and an art therapy program.

A workplace learning program puts students' skills into practice at many businesses in Mandurah and surrounding areas. These business give our students a chance to gain the experience they need to transition from school into employment. Parents assist the school and relevant support services in developing Individual Transition Plans to help students move into the workplace.

To discover more about our school, call 9583 7333 or visit