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Mainstream media catching up with TKS

During 2016, a number of consultations and presentations associated with The Knox School’s strategic intent focussed on the clear indicators of a very different future jobs market and the pressure on the unwritten but well-known social contract that outlined a…

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IQ, Attitude and Body Language

Last year I was fortunate to listen to Professor Iven Mareels, Dean, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne where he emphasised that he wanted equal numbers of girl and boy students entering his faculty and all of them need…

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Partnerships

In my conversations with parents, staff meetings and addresses to groups, be they inside our school community or more distant, I often stress the importance of a positive and productive partnership between staff and parents. This partnership is the basis…

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Interconnected Learning

Driving on country roads is enjoyable and can also provide time for some reflection. Such an opportunity this week allowed me to consider the learning my younger son has been undertaking in sitting his VCE exams and by extrapolation, the…

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Hope, Success and Research

Traditional, independent school values indicate that the best education is an education of the head, heart and soul. That is, the best education focuses on the whole person. This could be described as a strong academic education, supportive pastoral care…

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Embracing opportunities

I would like to draw your attention to two articles, quite separate in intent that indicate the challenges and opportunities that face your children, our students, as they move into the adult world after graduating from the caring environment of…

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