Pioneering Twice-Exceptional Education in Australia
is to foster an understanding in the world
where all twice-exceptional people
their own boundless potential,
embrace their differences and are accepted
by others for their own uniqueness.
is to provide a world-leading education for
As the first school of its kind in Australia,
Tombolo aims to provide an educational environment
that is one of the best places in the world for
twice-exceptional young people to develop and
flourish socially, emotionally and academically.
TWICE EXCEPTIONALITY (2E)
Demonstrate potential for high achievement or creative productivity
in one or more domains such as: maths, science, technology,
the social arts, the visual, spatial, or performing arts,
or other areas of human endeavour.
Manifest one or more disabilities
as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria. These disabilities include:
specific learning disabilities; speech and language disorders,
emotional/behavioural disorders, physical disabilities,
Autism Spectrum Disorders, or other neurological differences,
such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Students whose unique combination of formidable abilities and
disabilities cause dissonance in traditional educational environments,
leading to potential failure and emotional distress.
Many slip under the radar as the two opposing characteristics mask
each other, leading to being misunderstood.