For students entering the third millennium, the technological age, with its emphasis on information, communication and the global economy, dictates a change in the nature of teaching and learning in order to make closer the link between the students’ world both outside and inside the school.
Existing curriculum and teaching methodologies will need to be extended and modified. New learning outcomes must encompass access to information, process , analysis and construction as well as a knowledge foundation and mastery of basic skills in literacy, numeracy and technology.
At The Knox School the curriculum will accommodate different learning styles, accept multiple forms of intelligence, and take into account issues of social justice, equity and inclusiveness.
As “a co-educational independent school with a global perspective” The Knox School offers a sound, effective and appropriate educational program to meet the needs of our diverse and culturally rich client base in which each student is known and valued. Our curriculum is designed to equip our students with a range of knowledge, skills and attributes for them to contribute socially, economically and culturally to society; be responsible individuals capable of relating to family friends and colleagues; and be informed citizens who understand and contribute to civil and community relations at a local, national and global level.
The curriculum at The Knox School is integral to a whole school learning community building on and growing out of the early childhood and Primary Years’ experiences and consolidating foundations of essential learning for the challenges of the post-compulsory years. By adopting the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AusVELS), with its three components of Physical, Personal and Social Learning; Discipline-based Learning; and Interdisciplinary Learning; our curriculum provides essential learning to prepare our students to take their place in a rapidly changing world.
The curriculum also keeps abreast of developing guidelines and the need to comply with mandated Statements of Learning issued from time to time as they become policy.
Particular attention is paid to the continuing development of the "Foundation to Year 12 Australian Curriculum.