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Australian Education Awards – Finalists

The Australian Education Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers. The awards define excellence in the K-12 education sector with any individual or school operating in Australian K-12 education eligible to…

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Design Thinking in Technology, Art and Design

So what is Design Thinking all about? Ultimately, it’s a mindset. It moves away from a fact-acquiring learning to more of an enquiry-based model. It explores problems, creatively cycling through divergent thinking to explore diverse sources of inspiration. It learns through…

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Alumni Success

Alumna of 2014, Maddison Ryder graduated in Industrial Design last year from RMIT.  As part of her final year, Maddy developed a decomposable material using scrap lettuce leaves; working them into a clay-like substance which can be laser cut to…

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Defining Success

How do you define success for a school? A strange question you might think coming from the keyboard of a school principal? It has an obvious answer, was the common response of the small number of members of the school…

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Positioned For Success

With more than 75% of the cohort attaining an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) above 70, the cohort of 2018 has been beautifully positioned for the next step in their lives. All students looking for a tertiary education place have…

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Leadership Wisdom

The following is an interview by Victor Perton of australianleadership.com Reproduced with permission "I had the good fortune to converse on leadership and optimism with the optimistic Australian education leader Allan Shaw, Principal of The Knox School.  Like me, Allan is…

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Year 12 Scholarships

We are extremely proud of all our Year 12 graduates of 2018, but four in particular have received valuable and exciting scholarships from their University of choice. Harry Hayes received the prestigious Vice Chancellor's Scholarship from Deakin University.  This a…

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Study Leave

I have recently returned from a range of extraordinary learning experiences undertaken in the form of study leave. The Board of The Knox School supported my plan to spend time with notable educators, discussing and learning world’s best practice in…

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