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ombolo Academy is a specialist school in Hampton, Melbourne, Australia. It has been specifically re-furbished for twice exceptional (2e) students who identify as gifted according to Gagné’s Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent and who carry a disability as recognised by the Disability Discrimination Act. The cohort of 30 students in 2020 is from grade 3 to 7 but will extend outwards in future years.
The curriculum is designed to extend the student’s strengths and gifts in order to compensate for their disabilily. All students present with different needs and complications that require an Individual Life Plan (ILP) which is developed in conjunction with the student and staff. Students and staff are supported by external experts and counsellors as needed.
Tombolo staff recognise diversity and individual differences in cognitive, emotional, social and educational growth, gender, culture, background and lifestyle, and aspire to provide a program that offers exposure to languages, cultures, values and attributes of the whole world.
As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work.
Tombolo Academy is committed to being a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to undergo a criminal records check and hold a valid employment working with children check.