Parents are encouraged to support their son’s progress at school by;
- Seeking to live according to the five Human Values, thereby becoming an excellent role-model for their son.
- Communicating as much as possible with school staff via email, text or in person.
- Making themselves available for discussions with the teachers and attending open days at the School.
- Displaying in the home (perhaps on the door of the refrigerator) the ‘wise saying’ being focused on during that week at the School.
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
A student seeking enrolment in the school will be interviewed with his parent/carer by the Principal. If the student is assessed as having the potential to benefit from attending Toogoolawa School he will be invited to personally phone the Principal within 24 hours indicating whether he would like to attend the school. It is explained to the boy and his parents that enrolment would be initially for a trial period of four weeks.
For enrolment to proceed after the trial period, the teachers must be confident that the student and parent(s) or guardian(s) are willing to cooperate with them and support the aims of the school.
Presently boys participate in one of 4 class groups:
Ahimsa Class – for boys aged 13 – 15 who are disengaged and anxious.
Prema Class – for boys aged 13 – 15 who have a disability or who struggle with staying on task.
Shanti Class – for boys aged 9 – 13 who are disengaged and anxious.
Dharma Class – for boys aged 9 -15 who struggle with behavioural choice.