The end of Semester 1

As Semester 1 draws to a close, so too does my first year as the Principal of The Knox School. Taking the reins in July of 2021, I am not sure any one of us could have anticipated the year that would lie ahead. A mere 14 days after opening our doors to campus in…

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Student Voice

A well-documented part of growing up in contemporary Australia is the growing importance placed on young people to speak up about issues that concern them. This is known as ‘student voice’ or ‘student agency’ and it is a critical dimension of student wellbeing in schools. But this can be harder to do than we realise….

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Our new School App is here

Over the term break we have been busy finalising The Knox School’s app, and we are very proud to launch it today for parents, students, and teachers. The Knox School app has been designed to allow parents and students to quickly access many elements of The Nest, and is available in both the iOS App…

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Ganbatte – Japanese philosophy of never giving up

I was recently reading about ‘Ganbatte’, the Japanese philosophy based on the concept of never giving up no matter how hard the challenges might be. The philosophy sees exposure to the concept through different avenues, which for children may include completing homework, stumbling in sporting challenges, managing social interactions and trying new experiences. It is…

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The importance of community

Over the last few weeks, it has been wonderful to re-establish face-to-face connections across the whole community as we slowly start to come back together to share learning, celebrate achievements, and acknowledge special milestones across the school. Over the last few weeks, several events have been held from Leadership Assemblies to Year 12 VCE Information…

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Leadership

‘Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and most importantly a way of communicating’  Simon Sinek. Earlier in the term, senior leaders were announced at the Senior School Leadership Assembly, and last week we held the Junior School Leadership Assembly, recognising every Year 6 student as a leader in Junior School while also…

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