Welcome to Toorak College
Toorak College is an independent day and boarding school for girls Year 7 to 12 and co-educational Pre School to Year 6.
Toorak College is committed to the education of the whole person. We seek to empower and inspire students through education, emphasising the intellectual, personal, emotional and social development of every child. Our learning programs are designed to challenge and engage our students, to be relevant academically and developmentally and to enable students to be truly capable young people.
Early Learning and Primary Years
Toorak College Junior School, Wardle House, offers continous learning pathways for boys and girls from 3 year old Kindergarten to Year 6.
Throughout Wardle House we are committed to delivering the Primary Years Program (PYP). The PYP is an internationally recognised program accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB). The PYP is offered to all students from the Early Learning Centre (3 & 4 year old Kinder), with the Reggio Emilia Philospohy underpinning and complementing the PYP, through to the primary classes from Prep to Year 6. Through the Program we aim to develop the whole child within the framework and traditions that have been the hallmark of Toorak College.
The PYP challenges students to ask important questions, conduct in-depth research, analyse findings, report in a variety of ways and reflect on their responsibility as part of a global community.
Your child will be supported and challenged to achieve his or her personal best in an open, nuturing environment which values a sense of community.
Years 7 & 8
Transition is the key issue for students commencing secondary schooling. Year 7 is a time of developing identities, finding new challenges and making new friendships. During this transition Toorak College staff support students to feel a connectedness to the school.
At Toorak College students in Years 7 and 8 enjoy a common curriculum, building on the skills developed in Junior School.
The growing sense of self and the group is also important and students generally work together in common classes. Teacher teams and tutors ensure that the personal growth and wellbeing of the student is not lost in the academic curriculum.
Toorak College recognises that students enter Senior School with a wide range of technological competencies. The notebook computer program empowers students to use technology where appropriate, inspires confidence and enables them to own their products and outcomes.
Years 9 & 10 & VCE
Our curriculum philosophy at Years 9 and 10 is one of guided choice, with increasing room for challenge.
At Toorak College we place a significant emphasis on consolidating skills and acquiring knowledge that will ready the students for future learning. All Year 9 students study a core program of English, Mathematics, Science, Personal and Physical Education, Civics and Citizenship, Financial Literacy, Australian History, Geography and at least one LOTE (German or Japanese) for a semester.
Students specialise through the VCE at Toorak College, focussed and committed to their final years of secondary school.
Toorak College welcomes many new students, including boarders, entering the School at this level.
The school features Bardon House, a technologically advanced dedicated learning centre for VCE students, which offers a fully-networked multimedia lecture theatre, student lounge, study rooms and tutorial rooms. Bardon House is designed to facilitate an adult-style learning environment which improves results and supports transitions towards tertiary education.
Toorak College students achieve outstanding VCE results and the school consistently ranks among the top schools in Victoria.
Toorak College’s expansive grounds cover 11.5 hectares, with outstanding facilities, beautiful gardens and breathtaking views of Port Philip Bay.
Our School buildings include:
? State-of-the-art Music Centre with 6 rehearsal spaces, 11 individual lesson rooms and spaces for performances, ensembles, composing and recording using the latest technology.
? The new Senior School Library (Norman Carson Library), has 3 portable interactive whiteboards, a multimedia room with desktop mac computers. Floor boxes with power and data points within them; they are constantly in use as our school is a 1:1 laptop environment.
? Multimedia Senior Student Centre with lecture theatre, study areas, breakout rooms, lounge area
? Performance/dance studios
? Science/Technology Centre
? Visual Arts Centre and photography room
? Swimming and diving complex
? Athletics track, squash, tennis and basketball courts
? Purpose-built Pre-School Rooms (for 3 year old and 4 year old groups)
? Special purpose Science/technology room in our Junior School.
The Boarding House at Toorak College is your new home away from home.
Modern, secure and well-equipped with everything you need. There are single and double bedrooms according to Year level, bathroom and laundry facilities, two common rooms and a range of recreation facilities.
Telephone, email and fax communications are readily available and students have access to the School?s superb academic and recreational facilities, including:
? Fully-Equipped Gymnasium
? Tennis Courts
? Heated Swimming Pool
? Multi-Media Lecture Theatre
? Tutorial Rooms
? Private Study Area
? Student Lounge