the founder

Frank Dando – Principal & C.E.O

B.A.(Hons), M.Ed., T.P.T.C., M.A.C.E.

7th. DAN Judo, Two years at Tokyo Kodokan

Expert downhill Skier

SCUBA diving PADI certificate Advanced open water


Swim coach

Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Frank Dando began teaching as a student teacher in 1948, graduated TPTC from Melbourne teachers college in 1950. He took a years leave from the Education department in 1956 went to Japan and gained 2nd degree black belt for judo.
In 1964 as principal of a primary school he was given an education department scholarship and eventually finished an honors degree in English and Japanese concluding with another year in Japan.

All this led him to believe in the importance of physical education to a boy’s development, a focus of his masters thesis in remedial education at Monash University in 1982. In 1984 he further investigated this focus at U.C.L.A with Professor Bryant Cratty soon after founding this school.

Frank is an example to his students, he is a 7th Dan for Judo and a noted coach, an expert down hill skier with some competition experience, a good horseman, a trained scuba diver.

He attracts athletic boys who have failed academically and socially in main stream schools, plus obese boys and AD/HD boys who thrive in his programs.

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