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Welcome to the

Tombolo Academy!

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

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 have a different boy. Thank you. He has attended more days in these first few weeks at Tombolo than he did the whole year at his previous school.

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 delivering a rich educational program
for students with a unique combination of abilities and challenges.
These students are defined as twice exceptional.

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

  • Term 3 Newsletter
    The latest Term Newsletter is now available.
  • Climbing at Activate – is a great way to challenge students!
    When it comes to getting our students active, we like to mix things up and keep them challenged. That’s why, on Friday, we took the whole school to Activate – an indoor climbing centre in Moorabbin. The students had a blast testing their strength, stamina and perseverance as they tackled the various climbing challenges. It …

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  • Twisted Tombolo Science
    We visited TwistED Science in Moorabbin which is close to our school and a great place for our budding engineers in training! All of our students enjoyed the chance to be curious, and explore how things work and how they move and feel. Every part of TwistED Science is designed to be easily accessible and …

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  • Queenscliff Camp – Day 3 ⛴
    Ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento.
  • Queenscliff Camp – Day 2 🤿
    On day 2 of our camp we learned how to snorkel in the pool and then in the sea!

“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

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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.