As we commence a new term, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the role of student leadership in our school community. At The Knox School we believe that student leadership is something beyond wearing a badge. For all young people in the Senior School at The Knox School, student leadership is a crucial aspect of their personal and academic journeys. As students progress through their Senior School years, taking on leadership roles can help to build essential skills such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making. Moreover, by becoming a leader, students can serve as role models and mentors for their peers; inspiring them to get involved and make a positive impact in their school and community, as well as providing an opportunity to amplify student voice and contribute to important conversations on issues that matter to them.

Our school is committed to fostering a sense of belonging among our students, and we believe that student leadership plays a crucial role in achieving this goal. By giving students the opportunity to take on leadership roles, we empower them to create a positive and inclusive school culture. It is with this in mind that we are delighted to launch our Student Leadership Portfolio Teams this week, and students in Years 8-11 are encouraged to look at The Nest for further details.

We are proud of the many student-led initiatives that have taken place throughout the year. From organising awareness events to advocating for important social issues, our students have demonstrated their leadership skills and commitment to making a positive impact on their community. We believe that by promoting student leadership, we are not only preparing our students for their futures but also empowering them to be active and responsible members of society.

We encourage our Senior School families to support and encourage their children to take on leadership roles in the school community. By doing so, we are confident that our students will continue to contribute to creating a positive and inclusive school culture.

Mr Phillip Henniker
Head of Senior School and Student Wellbeing