At Toorak College, we recognise that dynamic and engaging teaching and learning sits at the heart of opportunity and success in every student’s learning journey. We strive to challenge and nurture every individual, developing independence, curiosity and self-belief.
We are extremely proud of our results and that the majority of our students leave the school to study at top universities, primarily in Australia but also overseas and take with them a passion for lifelong learning.
When a student joins Toorak, we encourage them to develop originality and creativity in their thinking. We recognise that every child is different and every year presents new challenges and learning opportunities. It is a journey that will continue throughout their life.
There are two beliefs that lie at the heart of everything we do:
- Firstly, to develop as a happy, self-confident person, young people must be part of a school environment that is warm, accepting and dedicated to developing people as individuals and fostering their passions. Students need to feel safe and supported by other students and teachers.
- Secondly, to develop real academic enthusiasm, students must learn to do more than just pass exams or assimilate knowledge. They must learn to challenge expectations of their subjects and of themselves.
At Toorak, we expect every student to engage with the learning process itself and to think deeply, critically and spontaneously about what they are doing.
We believe that education that is developmental in nature is the best preparation for later life and we want every student to move on to the next stage of their development with a well-rounded view of life, equipped with the skills to be able to play an active role in a globalised society.
Toorak expects our graduates to be aspirational and push themselves – with the right encouragement and confidence in their own abilities, our students will leave the school believing that they can do anything. Find out more about Our Advantage.