Leadership

Our School Leadership Team is united under one goal; do what is in the best interests for the students. We have a leadership team with a broad range of skills and interests and this ensures that our students remain at the forefront of best practice and innovative opportunity.

School Executive Team

Mrs Kristy Kendall became the 16th Principal of Toorak College at the beginning of 2016. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Masters in Education, later publishing many theoretical works in VCE Psychology. She is a Harvard Principal's program graduate, a keynote speaker at the Global Forum for Girls’ Education, a Master Teacher and Advisory Board Member at Edrolo and Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer at CS in Schools. Besides her passion for leadership and teaching, she is a keen supporter of the Arts and a champion aerobics coach. As Principal of Toorak College, she encourages all students to find their passion, identify their strengths and to make the most of their Toorak College experience.

Mrs Diane Furusho is the Head of Senior School, Deputy Principal at Toorak College and has more than 25 years’ experience in the education sector. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Mrs Furusho always dreamed of being a Toorak College student when she was young and was thrilled to finally join the Toorak Community. Her passion is working with young people and helping young people discover their dreams and the courage to go after them. A fluent Japanese speaker, Mrs Furusho has spent much of her time living in Japan as well as travelling on exchange with students to help them learn the customs and culture of her second home.

Miss Melissa Schoorman is the Head of Wardle House, Deputy Principal at Toorak College. She graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and was awarded a scholarship to teach abroad in Canada. Her role prior to Toorak College was Senior Deputy Head of Campus and Head of Junior School at Haileybury City campus. One of her greatest achievements has been working with staff and students in remote Indigenous communities to improve outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy. Miss Schoorman’s role model is Oprah Winfrey due to her work with regards to educating girls in South Africa via the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.

Mr Anthony Steer is the Director of Business at Toorak College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University prior to becoming certified as a Chartered Accountant and with the Governance Institute of Australia. He worked as a public practice accountant for eight years before making the switch to education. Mr Steer’s accomplishments at Toorak College include overseeing the improved financial performance of the school that has enabled the development of facilities such as the world-class hockey field and athletics track and the Swift Science and Technology Centre.

Mr Geoff Pattison is the Head of School Operations at Toorak College. With over 25 years in the education sector, Mr Pattison is inspired by seeing past and present students grow into innovative and accomplished young people. He graduated with a double Bachelor of Applied Science and Education at RMIT and later completed a Masters in Educational Leadership at Melbourne University. He pursued teaching in the fields of Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Science at various schools in Melbourne and overseas in London. Prior to Toorak College, Mr Pattison was Assistant Principal at Rosebud Secondary College for seven years.

Board of Directors

The Toorak College Board is the governing body of the School and is responsible for providing a broad and balanced high quality education in an environment consistent with the values and shared aspiration to ensure our students reach their full potential.

Mr Peter WickendenB. Bus., FCPAChairman - Toorak College Board of Directors, Managing Director, Past Parent
Mr Brent DennisonToorak College Board of Directors, CEO of Cell Care
Mr Glenn KerkhofBCom, MBAToorak College Board of Directors, Executive Chairman of George Clinical and Non-Executive Director of Immunoglobal Group
Mrs Cara Pope BA, LLBToorak College Board of Directors, Solicitor, Toorak Collegian (Class of 2002)
Dr Anne Sarros BA, Dip. Ed. (Latrobe University) BEd, MEd, PhD (University of Melbourne), MACEToorak College Board of Directors
Mr Anthony Steer CA, GIA(Cert), B.Com. Company Secretary, Director of Business - Toorak College
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