The Knox School Context
The world our children will inherit is a world of complexity and ever-changing innovation. A world where it is insufficient to have knowledge and ideas without the skills and attitudes to apply the knowledge, and implement the ideas.
The Knox School is committed to fostering the cultivation of an adaptive set of skills and values that, together with knowledge from the traditional disciplines, will equip students to embrace change as opportunity.
To be well educated no longer refers solely to an education in mathematics, science and the arts; it demands the infusion of the 6Cs – creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, character and contribution – at age and context appropriate opportunities that combine to nurture the successful self-regulated learner and promote self-efficacy.
The Knox School aims to develop a dynamic education, with dynamic teachers at its heart. Teachers who connect, shape, provoke and position their students to thrive in an adaptive global environment; who activate engaging, demanding and rewarding learning, and support students to advocate for themselves, contribute to their communities and thrive as challenge becomes opportunity.
We believe we are a terrific School.
The students who come here are not only lucky to enjoy our excellent facilities and outstanding teachers, but while they are here they will develop great self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
Our strong values underpin everything we do – Values of Achievement, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Care and Empathy.
The students who graduate from us are remarkable young people who take these values into the world and make a difference. They may be doctors, lawyers and engineers but they could also be your local mechanic, plumber or teacher. Whatever path they choose, we know that, if they’re a Knox student, they will be the best they can possibly be and we, and you, will be immensely proud of them.
The programs of, and teaching at The Knox School, support and promote the principles
and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
The rule of law
Equal rights for all before the law
Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech and association
The values of openness and tolerance