The latest from Toorak College

Girl Power

5 lessons we can all learn from Wonder Woman

One of the most iconic women of all time has to be Wonder Woman. A true superhero, she has been fighting battles and serving as an unstoppable icon of hope, strength and empowerment since 1941. Fast-talking and fearless, Wonder Woman takes on male superheroes on their own turf, and keeps them in...

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Parenting, Wellbeing

Resilience: What is all the fuss about?

It seems that you can't read a book or blog on parenting lately without someone talking about building resilient children. But is it really that important and what role do parents play in its development?

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STEM, Early Learning

How to develop STEM learning in the early years

Last December the Government released the National Innovation and Science Agenda which included a plan to inspire curiosity and develop science and mathematics knowledge in early childhood. At Toorak College we believe that a vibrant Australia depends upon a foundation of STEM education, so we...

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Junior School

Is my child ready for school? The 4 things you should consider.

A typical Prep class can have children whose ages range from four to six years. As parents you want to make sure that your child is ready for school so they can make a successful transition.  But how do you know if your child is ready? 

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Parenting

Becoming a more mindful parent

It seems that for every generation there is a new parenting trend or approach and in recent times, the term ‘mindful parenting’ has taken hold. So, what is mindful parenting and what does it mean to be mindful?

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Child Development

Microbravery: encouraging courage in girls

Ordering a smoothie. Asking someone if you can pat their dog. Requesting assistance in a store. What do these everyday acts have in common? They're all forms of microbavery: small, everyday risks that take us out of our personal comfort zones. These small acts can be life changing especially for...

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