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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The end of a busy term

What a term it has been! Our first day back at School in early February seems like it was such a long time ago. When we stop to reflect on the term it has been, it is surprising to consider all that has occurred in our community over this time. We have celebrated multiple events…

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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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Life back on campus

On Wednesday March 9, eight long months after assuming the role of Principal, I finally had the opportunity to stand up in person at the lectern in the TKS Auditorium and say, “Welcome back to The Knox School.” The occasion was the VCE Information evening, although a vital session for families with students in Years…

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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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From our new Deputy Principal

As your new Deputy Principal, it has been humbling to be welcomed so genuinely into this inclusive and vibrant school. I have been impressed by the warmth of the students, the support of the staff and the collective community’s commitment to celebrating all that is unique about TKS. Whilst I am still finding my feet,…

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VCE Results – Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Our Class of 2021 have today made history. Completing their VCE during a two-year long Pandemic, with multiple periods of remote learning; our students faced challenges and disappointments and yet they continued to thrive, upholding the TKS tradition of exceptional academic outcomes supported by the framework of holistic programs….

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