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.



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I am 12 years of age and I have been suspended from every school I have gone to as well as being expelled from four schools.
Making the decision to attend Toogoolawa School was a great choice for me and I feel like I belong here. I guess I really want to express my appreciation to all those who support Toogoolawa School.

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I have been at Toogoolawa School for a year now and want to say thank you for all the people behind the scenes who support the school.
I would like to be here when we get the new classrooms - I think they are going to be awesome. I really have appreciated the support I have received at Toogoolawa School and appreciate all the kindness shown towards me.

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I attend Toogoolawa School. I came to this school because of stress and anxiety issues at my old school.
I am writing to say thank you to all our valuable supporters. Your generous support has blessed our school, our staff and our students.

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News Article About Toogoolawa

"They go in hard and come out proud. But at the Toogoolawa school for 'lost boys', the greatest lesson learned is that someone cares."