The Science and Technology Centre

Toorak College aims to ensure our students thrive in this challenging world. To do this, we need leading-edge programs, outstanding staff and first-class resources. Central to this future and our continued educational excellence, is The Science and Technology Centre.

Leading edge laboratories and flexible learning spaces will enable spontaneous collaboration and innovation across scientific disciplines, encouraging every student to step beyond their level of comfort. The centre will shine a spotlight on the value of scientific thinking, ensuring our students are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to be ready for a lifetime of enquiry and understanding.

Why Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)?

It is estimated that in the next decade 75% of jobs in the fastest-growing industries will require skills in STEM. However, enrolment in STEM subjects has been in steady decline in Australia.

While both males and females benefit from STEM knowledge and skills, worldwide females are underrepresented in STEM studies and careers. Only one in four IT graduates and fewer than one in 10 engineering graduates are women. Women occupy around one quarter of roles in the STEM workforce in Australia overall.

Toorak College sees an investment in the Science and Technology Centre as an essential investment into maximising our students’ opportunities for further education and subsequent employment.

Hear from Students, Collegians and Teachers talking about why STEM matters to them:


How To Give to The Science and Technology Centre Campaign:

Donations may be made as an outright gift of any amount, or through a gift that is pledged over 2 to 5 years. *Minimum gift of $5,000 per year applies. All gifts are fully tax deductible.

Donations to the Science and Technology Centre (Building Fund) can be made via:

1 - online donation portal: https://donations.toorakcollege.vic.edu.au

2 - cheque to the 'Toorak College Building Fund' sent to Development Office, Toorak College, PO Box, Mt Eliza Vic 3930

3 - via EFT to the Toorak College Building Fund - BSB 013-322 and Account 009754394. Please list surname as a reference and email giving@toorakc.vic.edu.au to advise of transfer.

*If your donation is the first installment of a pledged amount, please email giving@toorakc.vic.edu.au to notify us of the total amount you wish to give and over how many years (between 2 - 5 years).

Donor Opportunities

We are seeking to partner with our community to raise $1.5m in philanthropic support to enable us to build the Science and Technology Centre. Success in this campaign will help Toorak College meet the learning needs of our students, transform the lives of present and future generations, and maintain our ability to offer students modern facilities.

Your contribution to the Science and Technology Centre presents an opportunity to be openly recognised at our School (unless anonymity is requested). All donations will be acknowledged in School publications throughout the lifecycle of the campaign. For gifts over $5,000, please click on the icons below to view donor wall options and named room options. Please email giving@toorakc.vic.edu.au if you would like to take up a donor wall or named room option as part of your gift.

Donations may be made as an outright gift of any amount, or through a gift that is pledged over 2 to 5 years. *Minimum gift of $5,000 per year applies. All gifts are fully tax deductible.

More Information

For more information on how you can support the Science and Technology Centre or to arrange a confidential discussion with a member of the School Leadership Team, please contact Development Manager, Penny Bowman, on (03) 97887208 or email pennyb@toorakc.vic.edu.au.

The Science and Technology Centre - Community Information Sessions

To hear more from the Principal and Chairman regarding why the Board has chosen this project as a key focus and how the educational vision will be enhanced as a result, please register for one of our planned Science and Technology Centre Community Information Sessions being held in the Norman Carson Library on either the:

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 7pm
Monday 12th February 2018 - 7pm

Bookings essential - fill in the below form to register today:

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