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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End of Term 2 Principals Address

In my Semester 2 opening article, I began by acknowledging the complexities and challenges of the context in which we embarked upon the term. Many may recall the volatilities that within 24 hours of writing the article our world would change from a loosening of restrictions to a “snap” lockdown; and so, it began… As…

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Reflections from our Secondary Team 2 Tournament of the Minds Team

TOM was an amazing experience that I was able to participate in despite being in lockdown. This was my first year doing TOM, and it was a very new experience for me, not even mentioning the fact that we had to do it online. What in-person sessions we had gone by quickly, and being online,…

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CUBE Board Games

Coin Clash is a tabletop game played by two people taking it in turns to knock each other’s coins of a table and capture them. It is a simple yet fun game for all ages to play whenever you are bored stuck at home in lockdown. The simple concept allows for you to put your…

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Reflections from our Primary Tournament of the Minds Team – Fly Like A Falcon

Our Junior School TOM Team 8 competed in the State Finals of Tournament of Minds on Sunday 12 September 2021 and came first place. They will now represent Victoria in the Australian Final in October. Below are reflections from our seven team members. What it was like being a Year 4, 5 or 6 while…

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Character education through modeling

Humans are hard-wired to learn. All day, information is being absorbed through all our senses all the time, shaping each of us as we navigate our lives. Learning occurs everywhere. Life is learning. As adults going through our lives, we are modeling behaviors and attitudes to those around us, whether we are conscious and deliberate…

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How students are using their voice to shape their academic discoveries

The Knox School’s Year 9 Cube learning program allows students’ creativity and critical thinking to flourish.  Our Cube subjects are focused on transforming the learning experience for students, fostering transdisciplinary learning and complex skill development. In the subject Chocolate – A Love Story, students learn about the mythology, history and ethics of chocolate production and…

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How we’re preparing junior school students for careers of the future through flexible learning

The students I teach now will be graduating at the end of 2028. The world of work has shifted on a dramatic scale in recent years, with success being constantly redefined. Right now, we cannot know what the challenges and opportunities of 2028 will be, but we can prepare our students by equipping them with…

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Ending Diabetes Stigma: A Student Perspective

My name is Jack Henderson, and I’m a thirteen year old from Melbourne. I enjoy playing volleyball and watching football; I also live with type 1 diabetes. I’ve been living with diabetes for seven years. My condition doesn’t define me, and I won’t let other people’s opinions of my condition change the way I live….

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A final address from Principal Allan Shaw

I understand that with age, time seems to accelerate and disappear rapidly. But where have the last seven years gone? In that time, over 600 students have graduated from Year 12 and many have completed their undergraduate degrees. I am grateful for the opportunity to have a small influence on the lives of these fine…

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