Innovation Tuesday, 13 Feb 2024

Artificial intelligence in education: Navigating the digital AI landscape

In response to the dynamic educational landscape, we strategically embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Toorak College. In his article, Philip Carew, our Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, provides insights into the transformative power of AI in education. He unveils its applications and the evolving educational perspective at Toorak College, where we recognise the significance of integrating AI into our teaching and learning methodologies. Understanding artificial intelligence (AI) AI…

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Innovation Monday, 23 Jan 2023

Why Educators Should Embrace ChatGPT

How will ChatGPT alter the world of education ? Just when we thought we could be returning to a sense of normality in schools in 2023, our next wave of disruption comes crashing down, right before those gates open for a new school year. ChatGPT has crept into the world right when we were unplugging for a few weeks and finally reading books for pleasure, watching a TV series and enjoying the luxury of having nowhere else to be. If you are not already familiar with ChatGPT it is a language model…

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Senior School Friday, 01 July 2022

Flourishing: Shaping our approach to student wellbeing

A new era of growth, character and resilience emerges. The time that we are living in poses challenges for us all. One question borne out of this time is, how will it shape us? This is particularly pertinent when looking at the experience of young people. During adolescence our brains create more new neural connections, and have more capacity for change and adaptation, than at almost any other stage in our life. We recognise that for young people to use this potential and to achieve their best…

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Girl Power Friday, 01 July 2022

Dare to be Ambitious

The way to change the world, or at least your world, is to dare to be ambitious. Because when you dare to dream big, you challenge the status quo and give yourself the opportunity to pave your own way forward and make a difference. For many young females, embracing ambition is uncomfortable. More so than their male counterparts, females cast doubts in their own minds and feel the pressure to succeed differently. For many, it is not passion nor skill that holds them back, it is the fear of…

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Global Citizen Friday, 01 July 2022

Sustainability: It’s not what we do it’s how we live

With the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) underway in Glasgow it is only fitting that we as a school reflect on the role we play in educating, delivering and innovating sustainable practices. Media coverage around our climate crisis continues to be amplified and while we look to global leaders to support widespread initiatives, we must understand the integral role each of us plays in creating a more sustainable future. One of our priorities at Toorak is to consider our…

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