The latest from Toorak College

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, Child Development

Imagination at play: the secret life of a four-year-old

 "Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." When Albert Einstein said imagination is the key to unlocking the world he may well have been talking about four-year-olds! At Toorak College, we understand that children are active investigators seeking ways to make meaning of...

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Senior School, Child Development

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...

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Early Learning, Child Development

Why play-based learning is so important in the early years

Albert Einstein once said "Play is the highest form of research". At Toorak College, we understand that children are active investigators seeking ways to make meaning of their world. Play is a vital part of active investigation and is incorporated in our Early Learning program each and every day.

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Early Learning, Child Development

Early Learning: 2 years are better than 1

A recent report released by the Mitchell Institute highlights the substantial benefits children receive from access to two years of preschool. The report finds that starting early and staying in for longer is beneficial for most children and that high-quality early learning programs help grow...

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