The Toogoolawa School

The Toogoolawa model is unique to the School and has been designed to revolve around the five universal Human Values of Truth, Love, Peace, Right Conduct and Non-violence.

The practice of ‘mindfulness meditation’ is central to the function of the Toogoolawa School.

In the 17 years of Toogoolawa’s operations, over 500 students have benefited from the education program. Of these, about one third of the boys have integrated back into mainstream schooling. Others enter traineeships or TAFE courses. Around 85% of the students leave Toogoolawa and take on some form of work or study.

The commitment of each teacher to become an ideal role model for the five Human Values is what seems to make the Toogoolawa model so effective.