The Importance of Language Learning

In today’s interconnected world, learning languages is more important than ever. In Junior School, where young minds are most receptive, language education can be particularly impactful. The benefits extend far beyond simple communication; they encompass cognitive development, cultural awareness, and a lifetime of learning opportunities. Learning a new language at an early age boosts cognitive…

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Reconciliation Week

The Knox School prides itself on its diversity and the numerous cultures represented in its community. The community data gathered in 2023 determined that 55 different countries are represented at TKS, an aspect that is to be celebrated and acknowledged for the incredible richness of culture it brings to the School. TKS is committed to…

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Advancements in Generative AI

A big talking point among our student population this week is that OpenAI have just made their most powerful model, GPT-4, available to all users, and not just those with paid subscriptions. As the latest iteration from OpenAI, GPT-4 offers enhanced capabilities in understanding and generating human-like text, making it a powerful tool for a…

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Achievement

We know excellence when we see it. Whether it is in sports or business, excellence stands out. We recognise it in individuals by what we see them doing; they stand out. They excel at what they do through their actions, behaviours and attitude. As we are almost one third into the 2024 academic year, it…

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Achievements, friendships and memorable experiences

As TKS steps into the fresh beginnings of Term 2, a warm welcome back is extended to the School community, both those that have been a part of the TKS community for a period of time as well as those that are newcomers. I trust the break was rejuvenating and filled with joyous moments with…

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The End of Term One

Is it just me, or does it only feel like yesterday that I was writing to welcome you back to the start of the year? They old adage that time flies when you are having fun is perhaps quite the cliché these days, but with such action-packed agendas and a myriad of events, activities, and…

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Feeling Proud to Belong

Belonging to a House at school, a sporting team, or a community can be a deeply enriching experience that not only brings a sense of pride but also nurtures a wide range of emotions and skills that are invaluable in life. The feeling of being part of a group, working towards common goals, and sharing…

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International Women’s Day

Senior School students acknowledged International Women’s Day in their weekly Assembly and Community time on Tuesday, hearing presentations from some amazing women. Dr Elahe Abdi, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, shared her story of travelling and studying internationally, which has led to some incredible accomplishments. Dr Abdi…

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So, what’s The Knox School like?

As part of my new role at The Knox School, and also being new to the education industry, this is the question I’m always asked now by friends, family, ex work colleagues, suppliers and other schools. It is a question that I can now answer more clearly as I settle into the TKS environment and…

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The Head of Senior School welcome address

I write to you today with great excitement and gratitude. As the 2024 school year has commenced, I am honoured and privileged to have assumed the role of Acting Head of Senior School. The opportunity to serve as the Head of Senior School comes with great responsibility, and I am committed to ensuring that our…

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