James Hooke Tocal Deputy Principal


James hooke has been officially announced as Deputy Principal of Tocal College. James has been acting in the position during 2015 and his appointment has been recently confirmed.

"James brings to the position an excellent knowledge of agriculture, farming and education" Dr Cameron Archer, Tocal College Principal said. Further information


Tocal pool opens for 2015

Tocal-poolTocal pool will open on 21 September 2015 and is available for community use. Arrangements are that community use is by season ticket only. 

Applications for season tickets are downloadable from the website, or available from Tocal College Office and Paterson Post Office.


Tocal College to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015

campus-mid-morningTocal College will celebrate its 50 years of education on the Tocal property at Paterson in the Hunter Valley in 2015.

The College was established by the Presbyterian Church as the CB Alexander Presbyterian Agricultural College and first accepted fifteen male students in March 1965.


Boyd Holden is coming to Tocal

Boyd-holdenBoyd Holden, is coming to Tocal! Boyd is one of the top livestock handling trainers and consultants in Australia working for the MLA, MINTRAC, Workcover and other organizations involved with livestock handling and runs training in livestock around Australia, and from Russia, the Middle East to Indonesia.


Diploma studies online offer flexibility

Enrol-now-diplomasTocal College is currently taking mid year enrolments for their two online Diploma courses in Agriculture and Conservation & Land Management. Course Supervisor of the CLM Diploma, Mr David Brouwer explains: "These Diplomas are available by external studies only, so students don't need to attend classes or residentials. So the course is extremely flexible, and students can work at their own pace."