Our co-curricular program
is carefully curated to enable students to grow into confident, resilient adults.
Students are given the opportunity to curiously explore creative arts, music, STEM, and sport to discover their strengths, new passions and brilliance beyond the classroom.
We believe music and performing arts are an important part of a well-rounded education, which is why we offer our students the opportunity to learn an instrument in class at no additional cost to our families.
Your child will also have the opportunity to be involved in a rich program of music ensembles, activities and performance events, including:
- Classroom music options until VCE.
- Choral program – composition and arrangement. Piccolo Voices, Murana Voices and Senior Choir
- Instrumental Ensembles – Intermediate and Senior Concert Band; Stage and Big Band; Junior, Intermediate and Senior Guitar Ensembles; Percussion Ensemble and improvisation sessions.
- Strings Ensembles – Falcon, Intermediate and Chamber Strings; Cellobration!
Private tuition is also available.
Our students discover themselves and the magic of the theatre with opportunities on and off stage.
From performances in our ELC and Junior School, to our School Production or musical, our students find their creativity and build confidence by taking part in the performing arts either on stage, through set design or stage management, or creating unforgettable soundtracks in the stage band.
Our students are encouraged
to find an activity that supports their physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as achieve personal and team goals by fostering a kind and competitive spirit.
Our campus features state-of-the-art facilities including an indoor stadium with two courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton and netball; outdoor hard-courts, weights room, cardio room and an extensive playground.
Our diverse sporting program includes:
- Indoor soccer
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Cross Country
- Table tennis
The skills of creativity, collaboration, critical-thinking and communication are developed by our students through Entrepreneurship
Students can participate in this program from Year 5, where they are provided with important opportunities to shape their creative and critical thinking skills whilst positioning themselves for exciting future employment prospects.
Students learn how to build a business from the planning stage through to stocking and pricing products, promotions and liquidating.
Our students have the opportunity to widen their horizons internationally and experience international cultures through exchange programs and partnerships with our sister schools in China and Japan.
TKS focuses on camps that allow our students to discover their strengths and support one another to accomplish challenges through team building activities.
All camps are at no additional expense to our families.
Year 1 – Sleepover at school
Students are encouraged to test their levels of independence in the familiar environment.
Year 2 – Sleepover at Scienceworks
Students experience the Night Sky Planetarium, designed to stimulate their academic learning while also providing an exciting first ‘camping’ experience.
Year 3 – 3-day camp, Lady Northcote YMCA
With a focus on developing problem solving skills and team-building, students are encouraged to to move beyond their comfort zone, with several challenges in this bush setting.
Year 4 – Phillip Island
Students develop teamwork skills and confidence through outdoor experiences, and learn about the importance of conservation.
Year 5 – 3-day Sovereign Hill trip
Students consolidate their inquiry-based Learning Unit about Australia’s history and life on the goldfields in the 1850s.
Year 6 – 4-day Canberra trip
The culmination of students’ Democracy studies and Leadership inquiry, will visit Parliament House, the Electoral Commission and the War Memorial.
Year 7 – Campaspe Downs, Kyneton
Students have the opportunity to bond early in their academic year and develop skills and confidence in team building activities.
Year 8 – Camp Rumbug, Foster
Students take part in adventurous team building activities.
Year 9 – Science Camp, Merricks and Phillip Island
Students participate in activities to appreciate marine flora and fauna, and understand the importance of conservation, ecosystems and environmental sustainability.
Year 10 – Healesville
Students are enabled to develop their academic, social and emotional skills in a setting suited to growth and personal development.
TKS outdoor education allows students to participate in activities that challenge them, from bushwalking, to orienteering, canoeing, cross-country skiing, rafting, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and abseiling. In this way, our students’ personal and social development is encouraged.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an international leadership program available for young people aged 14 to 25.
Students grow through service, skill, physical recreation and expedition activities that provide them with the opportunity to achieve their ambitions and develop essential life skills including goal setting, teamwork, decision making and leadership.
Working individually and in small groups, students are encouraged to achieve their best by entering competitions, challenging other students, staff and guests at chess.
Through debating, our students become successful public speakers who confidently prepare and deliver a speech, debate or presentation.
Tournament of Minds is a national interschool problem-solving program. It is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way. Students solve demanding, open-ended problems from one of the following disciplines: Language, Literature, Maths, Engineering or Social Sciences.
The Knox School’s outstanding success in this tournament to date is a credit to the creativity, ingenuity and problem solving ability of our students.