With a proud and rich history of sporting success at Toorak College, participating in sport has always been an integral part of our school culture. From water sports, equestrian, aerobics, and over 25 sports on offer, we pride ourselves on providing the best environment where our girls not only feel valued and empowered playing sport but thrive in it too.
With recent studies revealing that many Australian girls lack the confidence and drive to participate in sport, we are proud that Toorak girls continue to buck the trends, with over 84% of our senior school students participating in our sport program.
At Toorak College, we provide a first rate program of sporting opportunities for all students within the school community. The sport program provides pathways for the pursuit of individual and team excellence and promotes lifelong participation in physical activity. Students are encouraged to take the opportunity to develop, through sport, their sense of community, analytical thinking, teamwork and leadership skills, as well as improving their health and well-being through participation in regular physical activity.
Benefits of playing sport
- Students not only feel valued and empowered playing sport but thrive in it too
- Encourages students to take more positive risks, develop strong self-worth and grow in confidence on the sporting field
- Students can build upon friendships, teamwork, leadership skills and sportsmanship
- Linked to improved academic performance
- Epitomizes the success that comes with hard work and persistence
- Helps students gain perspective on the wins and losses of life
- Creates an uplifting environment and a greater sense of belonging that welcomes all students to participate
- Increases lifelong participation in physical activity beyond their schooling years
- Improved mental health and well-being
Wardle House students participate in School Sport Victoria competitions.
Our Senior School girls participate in the Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) program. Toorak College is a foundation member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) Sporting Association, the leading provider of sport to independent girls schools.
The ELC program uses an experiential play-based approach to develop self-expression in movement. Perceptual Motor Skill development is introduced to students through class-based activities.
The Junior School Sport Program consists of both compulsory and elective sport components. The program focuses on skill development in a range of modified sports and activities. The Sport program is supported by the Health & Physical education curriculum programs.
House Sport (Year 3 - Year 6)
All students in Year 3-6 are involved in House activities including:
House Swimming Carnival
House Cross Country
House Athletics Carnival
Representative Sport (Year 4- 6)
Opportunities are available for students to represent Toorak College through representative sports programs through School Sport Victoria and other organizations, in sports including swimming, cross country and athletics.
Weekly Sport (Year 5 & 6)
All students in Year 5 & 6 participate in weekly sport sessions on Friday afternoons, during the school day. Students select one sport per term to focus on and compete in intra and inter-school sporting competitions in their selected sport.
Co-curricular Sport (Prep - Year 6)
Toorak College offers a range of elective co-curricular sporting programs, which are generally held after school hours and promote skill development and participation.
- Equestrian Program
- Sailing Development Program
- Diving Development Program
- Active After School Skill Program (Cricket, Ball Skills, Hockey, Athletics, Basketball, Soccer)
- Swimming Squad
- Community Netball
Toorak College offers a wide range of elective sporting and activity programs in Senior School. The Sport program is supported by the Health & Physical education curriculum programs.
All students in Year 7-12 are involved in a full range of House sporting activities including, which focus on participation and house spirit, including the following House Events - Swimming, Diving, Cross Country, Athletics, Soccer, Netball and Volleyball, Badminton.
Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) Interschool Sport Program -Carnival & Weekly Sport
Our Senior School girls participate in the Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) program. Toorak College is a foundation member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) Sporting Association, the leading provider of sport to independent girls schools. Students participate in GSV Weekly Interschool Sport, GSV Carnival Sport as well as other GSV sport events.
TERM 1 - Tennis, Indoor Cricket, Swimming, Diving, Lifesaving, Golf
TERM 2 - Netball, Hockey, AFL, Waterpolo, Basketball Tournament, Cross Country
TERM 3 - Soccer, Badminton, Athletics, Volleyball
TERM 4 - Basketball, Waterpolo
These sports operate through local and state sporting organisations and involved training and competitions over extended seasons:
- Community Netball
These programs provide opportunities for students to learn and new sport, and to develop and improve their skills:
- Sailing Development
- Diving Development
- Rowing Development
- Aerobics Development
- Tennis Coaching