The latest from Toorak College

Girl Power, Success and Failure

Teaching our girls self-confidence to be genuinely supportive of another girl’s success

Earlier this year I attended the Global Forum on Girls Education in Washington as a guest speaker. It was inspiring to engage in conversation with educators from across the world and hear that they face similar challenges as we do in Australian girls schools, namely; building confidence and...

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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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Girl Power

5 lessons from The Incredibles

Almost 15-years on from the original movie, the 2018 sequel of The Incredibles enlivened theatre screens across the world. Wife, mother, and superhero Helen Parr (Elastigirl) steals the spotlight from her incredibly strong superhero husband Bob and proves to her family that she can save the world...

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Learning, Girl Power

Those with ‘grit’ achieve success from their failures

  ‘Grit’ is to have perseverance and passion to achieve one’s goals. It is an ability to maintain determination and motivation even though it may, and undoubtedly does, include failures and adversity. In other words, it is simply not giving up to that voice inside you that says ‘I can’t do this’,...

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Girl Power, School Choice

Strong female role models can make the difference for girls

  Research tells us that females rely on and benefit from having same-gender role models more than their male counterparts. Girls are exposed to many role models, both positive and negative, each and every day. They use these role models as references for who they will become and whose behaviour...

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Senior School, Girl Power

Starting Senior School is just another 'first'

Transitioning from Primary to Secondary school is an exciting time for students, but it can also be a time when they’re filled with nerves. Student wellbeing is paramount at Toorak College. Through programs, facilities and being part of the school community students are supported in their...

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