How Pre-Prep Prepares Your Child for School

Early skill development The first five years of your child’s life are pivotal, not only in the acquisition of language but also in becoming socialised and working as a member of a group. These skills also are crucial to developing long-lasting academic benefits. The earlier your child is exposed to quality learning experiences, the more confidence and resilience they will gain leading into primary education. Kindergarten and Pre-Prep assists in improving your child’s health and wellbeing, the…

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Early Learning and Child Development Tuesday, 05 July 2022

The Importance of Letting Your Child Struggle

The importance of facing challenges head-on is a fundamental theme in our children’s learning journey, particularly from Kindergarten to Year 4. As educators and parents, we need to allow for teachable moments which provide opportunities for our children to navigate these pivotal experiences and lessons. Positive mental health hinges on the balance of protective actions such as providing a stable environment and modelling healthy coping mechanisms vs. risk factors that encourage adversity. Our…

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Raising Boys and Raising Girls: 5 key takeaways from Steve Biddulph

This week, Toorak College welcomed best-selling Australian author and psychologist Steve Biddulph to speak as part of our Wellbeing Information Series, The Loop. Recognised globally for his work on parenting, Steve’s Raising Girls and Raising Boys talks were informative, charming, heartfelt, and oh so relatable! Over two nights, Steve shared his wealth of professional experience and expertise to an audience that were captivated by every word. As a mother of a young boy and twin girls, here…

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Individuality matters: The life lessons learnt from ‘The Greatest Showman’

The Greatest Showman has captivated the students of Toorak College this Term. It’s signature anthem ‘This is Me’ is regularly hummed by our girls as they walk through the Cloisters and is often heard playing in the dance studio and the music centre. There is no doubt that The Greatest Showman is a fun movie with memorable music, but what makes it stand out is the compelling plot and the many lessons that can be found throughout.Embrace your individuality and be proud of who you are.

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