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The crest of three white daisies looking toward the sun to symbolises ‘purity and modesty with their faces ever looking heavenward’ and Latin motto ‘in labore quies’ meaning ‘in work is the true rest of life’. The daisy serves as a reminder to our students to tilt their heads to the sun, and be proud and confident of the people that they have become. 

Toorak College, Mount Eliza VIC
Toorak College is a thriving co-educational environment from ELC to Year 4 with a girls' only approach from Year 5 onwards. We encourage our students to dream big, set high goals and expect big things of themselves.
Old Mornington Road
Mount Eliza
VIC
3930
PO Box 150, Mount Eliza 3930
Melbourne South
03 9788 7200

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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Toorak College is an independent school from Early Learning to Year 12, with on-site boarding facilities. We are proudly co-educational from Early Learning until Year 4 and from Year 5 to Year 12 we take a girls-only approach. 

Our school is dedicated to the holistic development of students and nurtures and supports their interests, empowering them through academic and personal growth so they thrive in their future. Small class sizes, innovative programs, quality teaching, and state-of-the-art resources allow students the opportunity to achieve their best in whatever field they choose.

Situated on the coastline of Melbourne's picturesque Mornington Peninsula, Toorak College's bay views and state-of-the-art facilities provide the ideal learning environment for your child. As a leading school for over 145 years, we are proud of our heritage, attuned to our ever-changing world, and focused on ensuring an exceptional education for future generations. 

Toorak College is an independent school from Early Learning to Year 12, with on-site boarding facilities. We are proudly co-educational from Early Learning until Year 4 and from Year 5 to Year 12 we take a girls-only approach. 

Our school is dedicated to the holistic development of students and nurtures and supports their interests, empowering them through academic and personal growth so they thrive in their future. Small class sizes, innovative programs, quality teaching, and state-of-the-art resources allow students the opportunity to achieve their best in whatever field they choose.

Toorak College has a proud track record of achieving outstanding results and we are currently ranked number 1 primary and secondary school on the Mornington Peninsula. 

 
 

 

 

 

Playgroup, Early Learning Centre, Junior School, Senior School, Swimming and Diving Complex, New Swift Science & Technology Centre, Visual Arts complex, Performing Arts Centre, Senior Student Centre, Music Centre, Pavilion Cafe, TC Online.

Aerobics, AFL, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Golf, Hockey, Indoor Cricket, Netball, Rowing, Sailing, Snowsports, Soccer, Softball, Surf Lifesaving, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Dance, Music, Musical Theatre, Drama, Visual Arts.

With a focus on Academic Enhancement, Internationalism and Leadership and Enterprise, Toorak College students are proud to consistently achieve the best results on the Mornington Peninsula.

Toorak College has a long and proud history of welcoming girls from many different countries from around the world.

Situated on the Mornington Peninsula's coastline only one hour from Melbourne city, there is no better place for your daughter to live whilst she is growing, learning, and thriving. 

Our Boarding House, Joan Ansett Hall, is home to Australian and international students in years 7-12 and is a place where students can enjoy the wonders of the Mornington Peninsula, develop lifelong friendships and achieve academic and personal success. 

Toorak College students access mainstream classes from day one and they always have the support of the on-campus English Language Support Centre until their graduation. This unique blended learning model accelerates their academic and personal growth.

At Toorak, there are boundless opportunities available to all students that support their journey of discovering and evolving their passions. 

At Toorak College we believe the best education is one that works towards developing the whole person, beyond their academic profile. Young people are faced with an array of challenges in their school lives and often need support and guidance in managing such challenges. At Toorak College we support all aspects of a young person’s functioning, including their emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Toorak College has a fantastic pastoral care system with supportive teaching staff and a thorough personal development curriculum. Toorak College has a school psychologist who supports the pastoral care system and specialises in mental health providing evidence-based psychological counseling to students who are impacted by mental health issues and providing guidance to staff and families who are also involved in supporting these young people.

Our guiding values are: Empower, Academic Growth, Personal Growth and Thrive.
To develop aspiring young people with confidence and character.
To empower our students through academic and personal growth so they thrive in their future.

At Toorak College, we recognise that a dynamic approach to teaching and learning is at the heart of success in every student’s learning journey. We strive to challenge and nurture every individual, and develop independence, curiosity and self-belief. We recognise that every child is different and that every year presents new challenges opportunities. 

As a school, our expertise lies in our approach and understanding of learning, our development of curriculum and our creation of opportunity. Project Shine is designed to take our students on a journey that allows them to truly capitalise on their potential, expand their world view and find their place within it.

Project Shine is developed and designed around three priorities:

  • The social, moral, emotional and cognitive development of young people 
  • The development of thinking and learning habits, and strategies over time 
  • The necessary future skills and opportunities

It is comprised of four distinct approaches, each building on the previous;

Project Enlighten (Kindergarten-Year 2)

Project Ignite (Year 3-Year 6)

Project Illuminate (Year 7-Year 9)

Project Radiate (Year 10-Year 12)

Students gain courage, skill and determination throughout their years at Toorak College, which prepares them to shine.

Toorak College encourages students to dream big, set bold goals, and expect big things of themselves. Our approach to girls' only schooling from Year 5 offers every girl the opportunity for leadership, participation, and a voice.

In reflection of the School Mission, Toorak College offers a range of scholarships for girls in order to help inspired students to reach their full potential. Scholarships enrich our school and support students to follow their dream.

Applications close: Monday 31 August 2020 

Scholarship testing date: Saturday 5 September 2020

2022 Scholarships

Years 4 to 9 - Academic Excellence Scholarship

Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to girls with outstanding academic potential, entering Years 4 to 9 in 2022. External students and students currently attending Toorak College are invited to apply. Early entry in 2021 may be offered if places are available.

Years 4 to 9, General Excellence Scholarship

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to girls who show promise and potential in all areas of their academic studies. Active participation in a range of activities such as sport, performing arts, leadership, and community service is highly regarded. External students and students currently attending Toorak College are invited to apply. Early entry in 2021 may be offered if places are available.

Years 5 to 9 (External Students) - Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships may be awarded in addition to an Academic or General Excellence Scholarship or as a stand-alone scholarship. They generally include 100% music tuition fees and may also include instrument hire. 

Years 5 to 7 (Current Students) - Music Scholarships

Students currently attending Toorak College are invited to apply for a Music Scholarship on selected speciality instruments that students may or may not have played before. They include 100% music tuition fees and instrument hire. 

Year 7 - The Margaret Wallace Reid Scholarship

The Margaret Wallace Reid Scholarship is awarded to a student new to Toorak College, who wishes to commence studies in Year 7 in 2022. This Scholarship is open to all external students and covers 100% of tuition fees from Year 7 to Year 12. This is for applicants who would benefit from financial support (the School may request a copy of documentation demonstrating the need for financial assistance). 

Year 10 - The Swift Science and Technology Scholarship

The Swift Science and Technology Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who wishes to commence studies at Toorak College in Year 10, 2021. This scholarship is open to all external students and covers 100% of tuition fees from Year 10 to Year 12. The successful applicant must have an interest in Science and Technology and be committed to studying at least two Science subjects at VCE level. Entry is awarded based on entry examination and interview. 

Toorak College has a proud track record of achieving outstanding results and we are currently ranked number 1 primary and secondary school on the Mornington Peninsula.

VCE Results

Congratulations to the Toorak College Class of 2020 on their outstanding VCE results and for showing such optimism, commitment and comradery throughout the year.

40% of our Class of 2020 achieved ATARs of 90 or higher, placing them in the top 10% of the country, with 14% achieving an ATAR of 97 or higher, placing them in the top 3% of the country. 

Exceptional scores were achieved across the entire Year 12 cohort, with a median ATAR of 87.35 and an unprecedented 72% of students achieving ATARs of 80 or higher, placing them in the top 20% of the country. 

Toorak College Principal, Mrs Kristy Kendall, said these remarkable results are a reflection of the hard work of students and staff throughout 2020 and their entire academic journey.

“I am so proud of the Class of 2020 and am thrilled that every one of our girls graduates with the knowledge, tools, skills and confidence that will propel them into the futures that await. 2020 will forever be etched in the history books and I hope these fantastic results serve as a reminder of all that they can achieve no matter what obstacles they are faced with.”

All departments across the school achieved sensational results with two students scoring perfect study scores of 50. Top performances came from Languages, Art & Technologies, English, Commerce, Mathematics, Science and Health & PE - a true testament to the breadth of opportunities on offer and that our entire school community came together this year to bring our students’ learning to life wherever we were.

 

NAPLAN Results

Our NAPLAN results are testimony to the high quality teaching and learning that occurs at Toorak College. 

NAPLAN results reveal that Toorak College has achieved record results and seen significant gains in state rankings. Toorak College has moved to rank 39th of all Victorian primary schools and 25th of all Victorian secondary schools.

Our emphasis on individualised learning and growth for every child has certainly been reflected in the 2019 results. Toorak College students significantly outperformed the Victorian average across all year levels (Year 3, 5, 7 and 9) and for all parameters (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy).

Visit the MySchool website to see more detailed school results: https://myschool.edu.au/

Project Shine

At Toorak College, we recognise that a dynamic approach to teaching and learning is at the heart of success in every student’s learning journey. We strive to challenge and nurture every individual and develop independence, curiosity, and self-belief. We recognise that every child is different and that every year presents new challenges opportunities. 

As a school, our expertise lies in our approach and understanding of learning, our development of curriculum, and our creation of opportunity. Project Shine is designed to take our students on a journey that allows them to truly capitalise on their potential, expand their world view, and find their place within it.

Project Shine is developed and designed around three priorities:

  • The social, moral, emotional and cognitive development of young people 
  • The development of thinking and learning habits, and strategies over time 
  • The necessary future skills and opportunities

It is comprised of four distinct approaches, each building on the previous;

Project Enlighten (Kindergarten-Pre-Prep) - Nurturing young learners develop their sense of self and connection to others while exploring the world around them.

Project Ignite (Prep-Year 6) - Challenging curious and developing minds through diverse learning experiences so they can discover what sparks their light.

Project Illuminate (Year 7-Year 9) - Empowering with knowledge and skills drive their ambition towards that which lights them from within.

Project Radiate (Year 10-Year 12) - Inspiring confidence and character in every girl leap fearlessly into their future and shine bright.

Students gain courage, skill, and determination throughout their years at Toorak College, which prepares them to find their shine.

In 2020 Driver Bus Lines (Driver) operates the following charter bus services for Toorak College:

Bus 1: Sorrento-Rosebud (express service)

Bus 2: Flinders-Red Hill-Mount Martha

Bus 3: Shoreham-Balnarring - Somerville

Ventura operates the following bus service:

Patterson Lakes - Sandhurst - Langwarrin

All other buses to and from the School are PTV buses. These buses require the student to have a Myki ticket and are not controlled by the School. 

The best way to get to know Toorak College is to come and see it for yourself. Come and visit us at one of our Discover Toorak events, where you will tour the campus and have the opportunity to hear what makes Toorak so unique from our staff and students.

If you are pressed for time but would like to see more of our school, take the Virtual Tour to get a feel for Toorak College. You can see our world-class facilities, including our Boarding House, Joan Ansett Hall.

Click here for details of our Virtual Tour and Discover Toorak events. 

Toorak College is in an exciting chapter of its journey as it nears 150 years of enriching students’ lives through education. We are proud of how our School has blossomed over time, and like the daisies on our emblem, we will continue to hold our heads to the sun and grow with lifelong learning.

We place our students at the forefront of our decision making to ensure that we are attuned to their academic and personal needs. Our commitment to the students’ learning endeavours and co-curricular achievements is unwavering as we prepare them for their future.

As the top-performing school on the Mornington Peninsula, it is with great pleasure that we share our current Strategic Plan for 2019-2023. Our vision, mission, and values have been created to grow our students both academically and personally so they can thrive in the future that awaits them. Our plan focuses strongly on strengthening our academic programs, creating career pathways and seamless transitions, building state-of-the-art facilities, and delivering a progressive educational experience for our future leaders.

Dedicated to the development of each individual, we place importance on understanding our students as people and as learners. Through individualised academic plans and a broad range of non-academic programs, we ensure that our students develop the passions, skills, and knowledge, which will allow them to thrive in their future.

Over the next five years, Toorak College will continue to improve tracking and reporting processes, prepare students for successful transitions, promote the health and wellbeing of our students, and develop partnerships with industry beyond school. To achieve these priorities, we will continue to focus on the individual pursuit, inspiring our students to be confident and self-reflective while encouraging them to champion each others’ successes.

This is the place to dream big, take risks, and discover passions. We encourage our students to make mistakes and learn from them to develop life skills of grit and resilience. Toorak College students are empowered to brave the world with the courage to change it.

 

Mrs Kristy Kendall

Principal

The boarding program at Toorak has flourished since it began in 1928. Our boarding students reside on our idyllic campus either full-time, weekly or for short stays in the care of our dedicated staff. Our boarding program focuses strongly on the wellbeing of the individual where students can enjoy the wonders of the Mornington Peninsula on weekends and develop strong friendships.

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