College Partnerships and Affiliations

We are grateful for the support we receive from the broader community, including community groups, schools, universities and partners in business and industry.

The Australian Business And Community Network (ABCN) and Hassell

ABCN (Australian Business and Community Network) provides structured mentoring programs for students by partnering them with business professionals and John Forrest Secondary College is fortunate to be partnered with Hassell. John Forrest has participated in the ABCN Focus and Career Choice Day programs.

The Focus program involves working in small groups with female executives who act as role models and mentors. It aims to support young women to develop their leadership skills and aspire to senior roles in business and the community - to improve achievement and foster a sense of self-belief that will encourage students to aim high and have confidence in their leadership abilities.

The Career Choice Day program aims to raise awareness of the wider range of career, education and vocational choices for students by giving students an exclusive look behind the scenes at some of Australia's most recognizable companies. The students can also meet and discuss career options with business people in their chosen careers.

MPA Skills Plumbing & Painting

MPA Skills Plumbing & Painting is a Group Training Organisation and Registered Training Organisation, employing over 300 plumbing and painting apprentices and providing training to over 1200 students. MPA Skills Plumbing & Painting provides school based trade training in partnership with three secondary colleges and their feeder schools. Additionally, they conduct multiple pre-apprenticeship programs annually and provide training to approximately 60% of metropolitan plumbing apprentices.

They have three campuses across the metropolitan area, with campuses at Maylands, Bayswater and Jandakot and are the major employer of plumbing and painting apprentices in WA, with over 300 apprentices being placed with approximately 160 Host Employers.

MPA Skills Plumbing & Painting together with John Forrest Secondary College are proud recipients of the following awards:

  • 2014 The John Forrest MPA Skills Partnership was recognised by the Department of Education as a model of best practise for the School Pathway to VET Programs in Australia.
  • 2012 MPA Skills and John Forrest Secondary College was the winner of the Department of Training and Workforce Development "WA VET in Schools Excellence" award.
  • 2011 MPA Skills and John Forrest Secondary College were the winner of the Australian Training Awards in the National Focus Category of "School Pathway to VET Award".
  • 2010 Finalist in the Department of Training and Workforce Development WA Training Awards "WA Small Business Provider of the Year" category.


Yamaha Music has supported the College Specialist Music Program by providing quality up to date keyboards and renovations to the Music Centre.

Local/Community Affiliations

Bendigo Bank

Through our partnership with Morley Noranda Bendigo Bank, the bank approved a $150,000 Community Project Grant to extend the College Library to include a new Career Information and Student Technology Support Centre.

Breakfast Club

Every Wednesday morning students in the College have the opportunity to have something to eat from the Breakfast Club. Students are able to eat, relax and mix with their friends creating a positive atmosphere in the College before school. The Breakfast Club is always busy with many students enjoying the pancakes, fruit, toast, scrambled eggs, yoghurts, cereals, tin fruits, milo and orange juice. Many thanks go to the people and organisations that make the Breakfast Club so successful, the volunteers for their time, Wembley IGA, Eternity Christian Church, Bedford Community Church, Morley Salvation Army and especially Foodbank.

Curtin University

The College is proud to be a foundation school partner with Curtin University; resulting in the Curtin UniReady Enabling Program being offered to eligible Year 11 and 12 students. Successful completion of the course qualifies students for direct entry into a range of Curtin University degree courses.

RAC Bstreetsmart

RAC Community Education is committed to educating Year 10 to 12 students on road safety. Their aim is to influence risk reduction, increase resilience and encourage responsible behaviour to help keep our students safe on the road. RAC Bstreetsmart is an integrated approach to road safety and is designed to educate young people to be responsible and compliant road users. Royal Perth Hospital, St John Ambulance, The Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Western Australian Police Force are key contributors to RAC Bstreetsmart.

Step Into Life

In 2013 John Forrest became associated with Step Into Life, a privately owned business. The College facilities are used by Step Into Life and in return students in the John Forrest Specialist Programs are provided with general fitness training.


YouthCARE is the leading provider of school chaplains in Western Australia. They work in partnership with the Department of Education to provide pastoral care to public schools throughout the state. YouthCARE's Chaplains work within school services teams, alongside other qualified professionals, such as school psychologists, in both primary and high schools.

City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater supports chaplaincy at JFSC.