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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Learning, Junior School, Senior School

5 tips to help your child beat the NAPLAN nerves

Soon it will be NAPLAN time, and just the thought of these tests can fill some children with panic. For some it’s the fear of the unknown or the expectation of performing at a certain level that can develop feelings of anxiety. As parents and teachers we can help students alleviate these fears by...

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STEM, Girl Power, Senior School, Junior School

Inspiring girls to pursue STEM

It is estimated that in the next decade 75% of jobs in the fastest-growing industries will require skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Across Australia, enrolment in STEM subjects is in steady decline and many young girls don’t consider STEM subjects in their VCE and...

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Junior School, Parenting

Starting Prep? Here’s how to make the transition to school life smoother

Starting school is one of the most exciting and challenging times for a family and while some families sail through the transition to school with excitement and enthusiasm, others experience anxiety and tears as the school year approaches. The first day of school is a particularly significant time,...

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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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