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.


John Forrest Secondary College and Dymocks Morley have over the past years developed a strong fruitful partnership. This has been for the benefit of both the college, the college library and the wider community. Dymocks has generously donated prizes to be presented to students during Book Week and Waybra, and have made possible a variety of literary events. These have included author presentations and book signings with writers such as Derek Landy and Robert Hoge.

Dymocks Morley management has stated that the partnership will continue to grow and that they envisage a long lasting relationship to the benefit of all concerned.

The Australian Business And Community Network (ABCN) and Ernst & Young

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 Ernst & Young. 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 were 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 have supported the College Specialist Music Program by providing quality up to date keyboards and renovations to the Music Centre.

Bunnings Morley

John Forrest Secondary College greatly appreciates the strong community support that they receive from Bunnings Morley. Bunnings have donated generously to the College, supplying donations of soil, fertilizers and plants. Bunnings staff have provided support by visiting students in the Step Up Program, giving guidance and advice on setting up a vegetable garden. They have also donated a BBQ for use on the various special events held throughout the year.

Local/Community Affiliations

Bendigo Bank

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

The College is very grateful to Bendigo Bank for their generous support. It is expected building will start in October and be finished for the commencement of the 2015 academic year. The Career Information and Technology Support Centre will offer local community programs in career advice, job application skills, cyber safety, seniors internet use and computing skills.

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.

City of Bayswater

For the past 15 years the John Forrest Specialist Music students have been invited to perform for the City of Bayswater. The Swing Band plays at the Early Settlers luncheon and the Chamber Choir perform at the Volunteers Lunch.

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 Australia Police 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 and Christian Religious Education (CRE) teachers in Western Australia. They work in partnership with churches, educational communities and the Department of Education to provide pastoral care and CRE 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, including agricultural colleges and Training WA (formery TAFE).