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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Early Learning, Junior School

Laying solid foundations in Kindergarten to Year 2 positively impacts future learning

Research suggests children are more likely to achieve higher academic results if they are able to read, write and perform basic computational mathematics tasks by the time they reach Year 3.

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Early Learning

Stretching bodies and minds: Early Learning children recharge with Yoga

Many adults perform yoga to unwind and de-stress, but children have stresses of their own, initiated by a change in their routine from home life to school life. Our Early Learning children are literally bending over backward with a new yoga program added to the curriculum.

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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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Early Learning, STEM

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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