WHEN you’re on a good thing stick to it. It seems that’s the motto for many of the members of the Toft family clan in regards their involvement with the WestMAC college.
Since the school opened for its first intake 29 years ago they have always had a family member at the college and that tradition carried on late last month.
Kim Stroud (nee Toft) was the first of the family to be enrolled at the college along with her brother Daniel and sister Catherine in 1994 when the gates first opened.
Just last month Kim returned to the school to enrol her fourth child Henry in Prep.
The family are believed to be the only clan who have had a continuous connection with WestMAC with at least one family member enrolled every year of the College’s history.
Kim said she was always going to send her children to WestMAC because of the extra opportunities that were available and it’s great environment.
“All the staff and teachers, are caring and they cater for individual excellence,” she said.
“They look at how children have their own talents and how their ways of learning differ.
“I had a really good start to my schooling at West- MAC and I’m grateful to the school for giving me a so much confidence, I’ve got so many positive memories of WestMAC.’’
While Kim went on to become a teacher and does relief work at her old school, her brother Daniel is now a local doctor at Winston Glades Family Practice at Raceview while sister Catherine is a vet at the Brookfield Veterinary Practice.