The latest from Toorak College

Early Learning, Junior School

Teaching versus parenting: does a child need both?

A parent is a child’s first teacher.  The connection can be so unique that sometimes not even words need to be exchanged in order to gain insight into a child’s thoughts or feelings. Yet, when it comes to formalised education, it is then considered a teacher’s role to nurture a child’s curiosity,...

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Learning, Child Development

Is your child ‘prepped’ for Prep?

    The first day of Prep can be one of the most exciting and challenging times for a family. Toorak College places great importance on ensuring that children successfully transition each year. How does the School help transition the children? How can you as the parent help prepare them for day one...

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Learning, Child Development

What should a 21st-century classroom for Early Learners look like?

  Did you know that the architectural design of a classroom can have a major impact on your child’s learning? This is because a child’s brain is so malleable that an inspiring, inclusive environment helps establish a positive learning experience for them in their future years.

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Learning, Success and Failure

Perfectionism: is it a good or bad trait to have?

So often I will hear, ‘I just want it to be perfect.’ However, does perfect really exist? Or is it our best that we should be striving for?

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Learning, Girl Power

Studies prove ‘all-girl advantage’ assists in higher results and participation for females in STEM

Studies suggest that single-sex schools are advantageous for women who wish to pursue a career in the field of STEM. According to a Monash University study, females learning in an all-girls environment are up to 85 percent more likely to enrol in a STEM subject in VCE than girls from a...

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Scholarships, School Choice

Top tips to land a scholarship

Are you thinking of applying for a scholarship on behalf of your child? Don’t know where to begin? For many schools, the scholarship application and testing process is just around the corner so now is the time to start researching. Here are our tips to help you in your scholarship journey:

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