As Director of Sport at Bayview Secondary College, Tom Robinson is an accomplished sportsman in his own right. Tom represented Australia at age 18 in Indoor Cricket, spent many years playing at Clarence District Cricket Club and was a player and coach at St Aidan’s Cricket Club for nine years, where he made a barnstorming double-century and won a State T20 title, which he counts among career highlights. He has also played competitive Australian rules football and enjoys snowboarding when time and conditions permit. Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies in 2008 and is currently completing the additional qualifications required to teach our new Year 11/12 Vocational Education courses in Sport, Recreation and Fitness at Bayview from 2021.
In his 12 years at Bayview, Tom has supported the transformation of Bayview Secondary College through an integral role in Sport Development through his leadership of our award winning Physical Education and Health team, as an Advanced Skills Teacher leading and managing the Year 7 student cohort, and as a member of the award-winning senior staff team, known as the Dream Team through an international publication that recognised the transformational impact of our great leadership on school improvement.
A past winner of the ACHPER Tasmanian PE teacher of the year, Tom manages and runs a successful and highly-skilled PE team, managing athletics, swimming and cross country carnivals each year, as well as the development of elite pathways subjects for sporting students, from year 7 through to year 12.
Tom is also the coordinator of our biennial interstate ski trips, where a group of students from years 9-12 travel to the snow for an amazing 7-10 day adventure. Students have loved this opportunity and Tom is currently planning the next exciting trip!
Tom is passionate about supporting our new Year 7s as they enter high school, helping them grow into mature young adults, and assisting them to find their future pathways for further study and life beyond school. He recognises that positive wellbeing is a vital part of a young person’s development and supports school wide approaches. Camps and activity days, relationship building, positive education and a comprehensive home group and pastoral care program are all aspects of the Year 7 experience Tom oversees.