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 Night, Year 7 Welcome Evening, Year 7 camp and the upcoming Year 4 camp, Coffee Mornings, and particularly special in Junior School was welcoming Year 3 parents back into the auditorium to watch their children present live from the Auditorium stage during Junior School Assembly. I know we are all looking forward to the upcoming Rock Out March.

While we would all acknowledge the incredible way we managed and navigated the last two years, all these experiences we have had over the previous few weeks remind us that a strong sense of community, the ability to connect and the establishment of strong relationships across the whole community play such a vital role at The Knox School, and in any school community.

A blog I was reading recently, interestingly posted by SchoolBox, the designers of our new LMS, The Nest, summarised the value of community and connection within school communities.

  1. Promote shared learning goals and collaboration

Sharing learning goals and collaborating opportunities enhances accountability across the whole school community.

  1. Increase learning opportunities for students

By enhancing the collaborative digital learning environment at your school, students will be able to gain more opportunities to access and interact with learning materials, collaborate and receive feedback.

  1. Support personalised student learning journeys

No student learns the same way or at the same pace. With a connected learning network, it will become possible to increase engagement and create personalised learning journeys for each and every student.

  1. Create an inclusive learning community

A learning environment where all members are connected means the diverse knowledge and skills of all community members will be valued and even those who may not be readily present will also be included in a collaborative setting.

  1. Encourage shared responsibility

All school community members have a role to play in learning, solving problems and contributing to the learning goals of pupils. By being connected, there is shared responsibility and an overall increase in the learning opportunities for K–12 students.

To read the full blog  CLICK HERE.

Catherine Samuel
Head of Junior School

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