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Tombolo Academy!

A specialist school for twice exceptional students from Year 3 to Year 10.


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Our Vision
We imagine a time when all our students recognise their boundless potential,
embrace their differences and are accepted for their uniqueness.

Family Feedback

I know that you know all of this, but I feel it necessary to say that what you are accomplishing is outstanding.  I believe Tombolo will be a ‘role model’ for similar schools wanting to start up, and rightly so.

We are so appreciative of everything you are doing to help make Tombolo an amazing place for our children to want to be. You have no idea how reassuring it is to know there is a school with amazing staff, where our daughter gets to be her, and help her on her journey.  We would be lost without Tombolo.

We’ve seen our son really start to shine and have some confidence thanks to your investment and strategies, but also because you’ve seen him – you’ve gone behind the defensive exterior to start to draw out the boy with a beautiful heart, brain full of ideas and so much potential who just needs some guidance and someone other than his parents to believe in him. We can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done and are doing and are really excited for the year ahead.

This half of the year has been tough at times but overall has been like arriving at an oasis. Our child has been able to drink at the well of social interaction and acceptance and finally enjoy the sunlight of a good education.

Our Amazing Learning Spaces

Tombolo Academy is a specialist school that delivers a rich educational program
for students with a unique combination of abilities and challenges.

Our Mission
Every day, and for every student, we deliver a rich educational program that emphasises the strengths, gifts and talents of our students providing the building blocks necessary to be successful throughout their lives.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Wildlife Guardians at Tombolo Academy
    This week has been nothing short of exhilarating for our Wildlife Guardians! We are thrilled to announce that we’re gearing up to introduce our first group of fish to Tombolo Academy. Throughout Term One, our dedicated students have been deeply engaged in various learning tasks, from in-depth research on fish care to implementing meticulous cleaning …

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  • Tombolo Academy Staff Volunteer for OzHarvest
    The Tombolo Academy team had a wonderful opportunity to volunteer recently for OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation.
  • Official Opening of our Learning Spaces
    Today marked a momentous occasion as we celebrated the official opening of our incredible new learning space.
  • Term 4 Newsletter
    It’s hard to believe that Term 4 is already over! The past few months have flown by and it’s been a busy one. We wanted to take a moment to look back at all of the amazing things that have happened at Tombolo.
  • Action-Packed Day at Gumbuya World 🦘
    On a chilly Thursday morning, Tombolo students set out on an exciting excursion to Gumbuya World, an action-packed theme park filled with thrilling rides, interactive shows, and immersive animal experiences.

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”
― Ken Robinson

We Are Grateful To Our Supporters


Tombolo Academy acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the land of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We also acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and waters across Victoria. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders past, present and emerging.