from the head of senior school
“the senior school is the final stepping stone for students in year 10 to year 12 as they prepare for the future.
the knox school provides many opportunities for our senior school students to achieve academic success and to enhance their individual wellbeing, giving them the best possible start to life beyond school.
at the knox school, size is our advantage. small class sizes, particularly in year 12 enable students to receive the attention that they deserve at this critical time in their education.
the knox school’s vision acknowledges enterprise, business acumen, and the importance of preparing for the technology-based society of the 21st century.
the curriculum is constantly reviewed to be a reflection of the demands of our dynamic world.
with its international focus, the knox school is able to build international links between students and to educate for future global workplaces and business enterprises.
co-curricular programs, emphasising leadership and the acceptance of responsibility for others, underpin the senior school’s values and practices. students are encouraged to participate in an extensive program of activities that centre on building self-confidence, public speaking skills, improving individual organisational abilities and building sound personal relationships with others.
personal development is encouraged through pastoral care and we have an emphasis on the ethics of work, community service, leadership and initiative.
students are encouraged to achieve their best by learning study skills, managing their time, and setting goals for continual improvement. leadership is developed through our prefects, house captains, subject captains and monitors.
our school’s values encourage responsibility towards the environment, respect for our uniform, acceptance of others and tolerance of difference. it is our aim to develop in the young people who graduate from the senior school a respect for citizenship, honesty, thoughtfulness, loyalty and a willingness to serve others. “
suzanne van strien
head of senior school