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How to get ahead

Whilst unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, what we are currently experiencing has precedent on every front. Unfortunately, humankind has a history of pandemics. Fortunately, we are not in unchartered territory. With our preparations for a potential school-wide, temporary move…

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Every Challenge is an Opportunity

As adults we sometimes forget that real learning is a step into the unknown for the learner and your children, our students are confronted with the unknown, a new challenge many days of their lives. As we get older we…

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Generation Equality

The generation who will generate change! 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and the subsequent Platform for Action agenda, widely recognized as the most progressive road map for advancing the rights of women and a notable step…

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School technology bans

Banning digital devices in schools will not rub out the risk of online abuse and cyberbullying, the Australian eSafety commissioner says. Julie Inman Grant leads Australia’s eSafety Commission. In this role, Julie leads the world’s first government agency committed to…

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Creativity

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm Much has been written about the need to prepare students for a future where they will be doing work that does not yet exist. The New Work Mindset…

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Leadership

"Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and most importantly a way of communicating’ Simon Sinek This week I was fortunate enough to attend the Senior School Leadership Assembly, after just last week holding the Junior School…

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You’ll find your niche

They say it takes a village to raise a child and indeed, it takes a village to welcome a new Deputy Principal! This has been my experience of my recent welcome into the community at The Knox School. From my…

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Focus for 2020

At the Year 12 Information Evening, held on the first day of school, I asked Year 12 students and their parents to tell us what is important to them for the year ahead. This is the word-cloud that they produced.…

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Resilience

Resilience“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou Growing up in a small community in the North of England, I consider myself to have had a relatively trouble-free…

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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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