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The PISA Illusion

In the latter months of 2019, much was made in the media of Australia’s PISA results. There was significant criticism that Australia’s results were falling and that this was a significant issue. PISA is the Program for International Student Assessment…

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How do we talk to children about bushfires?

Australians grow up with the notion and reality of bushfires. Thankfully, for most of us bushfires are not part of our practical experience. For those for whom bushfire has been a part of our lived experience, it is usually an…

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VCE results 2019

Any way you look at it, Year 12 is hard work and a challenge; mentally, physically and emotionally. There is never a way around that and we admire each and every student in the Year 12 cohort for taking on…

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Parent Survey Results

Each year, parents of ELC, Years 2, 5, 8 and 12 are asked to complete a Parent Satisfaction Survey. This was done in early August 2019. The results have been with me and other senior staff now for a few…

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International Students – A revitalised tradition

The Knox School has the enviable record and tradition of hosting International Students for over thirty years. We have highly developed in-house expertise, policy and practice to ensure International Students are welcomed, embedded in the school and valued as young…

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Simply the Best Job in the World

Whenever I speak with people aspiring to be a School Principal, I advise them that I have it is simply the best job in the world but you can have some of the worst days imaginable along the way. I…

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A response to an ABC News investigation

You might like to read this short article, written in response to an ABC News investigation. The following quote gives a succinct introduction. The full article can be read HERE An ABC News investigation has lifted the lid on the…

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Trends appearing in good schools

In my last blog post I ended with this quote taken from a report by Deloitte on the future of work. With the future of work more human than ever, organisations have a responsibility to build community trust. (Page iv)…

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The Future of Work is Human

There is a lot of anxiety about the future of work; some even question whether work will exist for many of us in the future. A recent report from Deloitte Australia, The Path to Prosperity: The Future of Work is…

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