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Tombolo Academy is a specialist school in Hampton, Melbourne, Australia. It caters 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 initial cohort of 26 students in 2021 is from years 7 to 8 but will extend upwards to 70 students to year 10 in future years.
The curriculum is designed to extend the student’s strengths and gifts in order to compensate for their disability. All students present with different needs and complications that require an Individual Learning 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.
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Our goal is to allow our team to be their best selves in all facets of their lives and encourage you to put yourself and your family first. In respecting the unique and diverse commitments of our team we are able to provide flexibility in working arrangements and are open to discussing arrangements that will work best for you.
You will never fully understand the twice-exceptional student
We encourage staff to engage in continuous learning in all aspects of twice-exceptional education.
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Casual day every day
Tombolo Academy provides an informal environment where values are based on mutual respect fostering a sense of community in all of our interactions. Our approach is that we are all on first-name terms with each other and there is a relaxed dress code for all.
The academic programs at Tombolo Academy are strongly underpinned by the well-being of our community .
It can be negotiated for your registered and trained therapy dog to come to school with you each day if this is appropriate.
What does the recruitment process look like?
1. Submit resume
Attach a maximum 4-page resume including a one-paragraph bio
2. Key Selection criteria
If shortlisted you will be asked to submit responses that address our key selection criteria
3. Phone interview
Please make sure you have provided your mobile number on your resume
4. Face to face interview
At this stage, you may be invited to attend an interview with our team
You will be asked to complete a series of assessments in person and online
6. Job offer
Subject to glowing references you will be offered a position to join our team