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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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Learning, STEM

We need STEM to digitally survive

  Humans are adapting to the digital age everyday. How do we keep up with the rest of the world? A global learning curriculum known as STEM is crucial in schools, opening children’s minds to the possibility of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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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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