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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Parenting Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022

Top 7 Parent Tips For Returning to School

How to support your child’s return to school As we prepare our children for the return to school, while it is a very exciting time for many, for some it can bring with it feelings of unease, uncertainty and trepidation. Those butterflies in the stomach are completely normal as we face challenges or change, and it is important to work with those feelings, not against them. Whether it be concerns around starting a new school, a desire to explore new friendship circles or being away from parents…

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Parenting Monday, 28 Nov 2022

How to Help Your Child With Social Media Safety

How to help your child navigate social media As summer holidays approach and children have more free time to scroll on their devices, it is important to have conversations with your child around social media & cyber safety. It’s these questions that keep many parents up at night—how do you raise a safe, healthy child / teen in the age of smartphones and Instagram? In a time where Australian teenagers are spending over 1200 hours on social media each year, finding a balance is…

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Education Thursday, 03 Nov 2022

Benefits of an All Girls Education

Inspire the next generation with an all girls' approach They say, ‘If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you’. At Toorak College, we firmly believe that change is driven by challenge, and this holds true for the world we inhabit. While significant strides have been made toward gender equality in recent decades, our world still grapples with gender disparities. According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, men, on average, earn $263.90 more per week than women. In light of…

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