Employee Wellbeing Friday, 21 June 2024

Empowering Educators: the Power of Professional Learning and Development for Teachers

Continuous professional development is a key pillar of Toorak College’s employee offering, empowering both teaching and non-teaching staff to refine their skills. Our teachers adapt to the evolving needs of the classroom and students by integrating innovative approaches and fostering a dynamic and collaborative environment. Our commitment to professional development enhances effective evidence-based pedagogy, nurturing both academic and personal growth, and ensuring every student thrives in…

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How Pre-Prep Prepares Your Child for Starting School

The journey of a child's education begins long before they step into the classroom. The formative years, particularly the first five, lay the groundwork for not only academic achievement but also social and emotional development. In this critical period, children embark on a path that shapes their future educational trajectory. Early exposure to quality learning experiences will give children essential skills in fostering confidence, resilience, and curiosity. Research shows that up to 90…

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Student Futures Friday, 22 Mar 2024

Real-World Skills Delivered to Students

Continuing to support student academic and personal growth, this year Toorak College introduced a new Year 10 subject called Agile. During Term 2 in Agile, students have the opportunity to further develop their transferable skill set through a Micro-credential. Spanning across CPR qualifications, mental health training, hacking courses and more, students have the opportunity to leverage a transferable skill which will assist them in scoring their first job or simply adding to their resume.…

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Academics Wednesday, 20 Dec 2023

Empowering Futures: Paving the Way with Pre-Secured Cadetships and Dynamic Industry Partnerships

Paving the Way with Pre-Secured Cadetships and Dynamic Industry Partnerships At Toorak College, we recognise the need for a dynamic approach to learning, exposing students to real world experience and industry pathways. We are proud to announce the ATAR results of our 2023 Year 12 cohort, with 22% of our students achieving ATARs over 95, placing them in the top 5% of Australia, and 37% of students achieving an ATAR over 90. This impressive accomplishment cements our place as the top performing…

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Early Learning Monday, 09 Oct 2023

Developing Mindfulness in our ELC

The Positive Impact of Yoga, Mindfulness & Breathwork on Young Students In our Early Learning Centre, students are busy learning the masterful craft of yoga and breathwork. Incorporating yoga, mindfulness and breathwork into our curriculum from a young age can be extremely beneficial, having a positive impact on children’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. Self Regulation through Breathwork Each week, our ELC children settle into practice with a breathing exercise. This…

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Junior School Thursday, 21 Sept 2023

Elevate in Year 4: The Independent School Advantage

As parents, we all strive to provide the best educational opportunities for our children. When it comes to fostering academic growth, personal development, and lifelong friendships, the decision to transition your child to an independent school in Year 4 can be a game-changer. We believe that beginning this transformative journey in Primary School, rather than waiting until their senior years, lays a strong foundation for your child’s confidence in themselves and their abilities as a learner.…

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Junior School Monday, 14 Aug 2023

A Week in the life of a Prep Student

At Toorak College, we are passionate about curating exceptional learning journeys for our students, forming fundamental learning habits and fostering a deep love for knowledge. We welcome you into a glimpse of the extraordinary journey of a Prep student, where each day is a canvas for cultivating essential learning habits that will undoubtedly shape the future of their educational experiences. Within the enchanting walls of Toorak College, we embrace eager minds, instilling a sense of…

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Leadership Monday, 05 June 2023

The Next Generation of Young Leaders

While the world is changing at a rapid pace, the qualities of a great leader remain the same. As the next generation of young leaders begins to emerge, we are seeing leaders that are not afraid to challenge the status quo, making a difference in their communities and beyond. In this blog, we will hear from our young female leaders, who despite setbacks, were able to persevere and show that with determination anything is possible. Amelia - Junior School Class Captain. Junior School Class…

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International Women's Day Monday, 06 Mar 2023

Women Who Inspire Us

Amazing women who inspire us. In honour of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, we wanted to highlight some of the talented women of Toorak College who have shown perseverance, grit and spirit to achieve success in their chosen fields. Miss Tando Matanda, Toorak Collegian, Venture Capitalist and Innovation Consultant Tell us about your educational journey. “I am a Cambridge University graduate, investment and corporate venturing expert, who has spent the last decade advising,…

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