The Knox School offers pre-Prep to Year 12 education in an environment that fosters a love of learning and individual achievement. Established in 1982, The Knox School has evolved into a modern and dynamic school serving a diverse student population. Their core values encompass the celebration of diversity, tolerance of others, and a respect for human rights and care for the environment. These values are reflected throughout the varied curriculum and underpin all activities at the school. The Knox School has outstanding facilities situated on an attractive eight hectare site in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne only metres from the EastLink freeway interchange making it easily accessible from Melbourne eastern and southern suburbs. It comprises an Early Learning Centre (Pre Prep 3 and 4), Junior School (Prep to Year 4), Lower Middle School (Years 5 to 7), Upper Middle School (Years 8 and 9) and Senior College (Years 10 to 12), all located on the one campus.
Facilities: Facilities at The Knox School include the Information Common Building featuring a unique Multimedia Studio, 400-seat auditorium, state-of-the-art Hospitality and Food Technology centre, two Libraries, the VCE Study centre, and computer rooms, Careers and Counselling Services and Health Centre. Located throughout the grounds are a wide range of sporting facilities including a synthetic turf floodlit hockey field, extensive ovals, tennis courts, basketball courts, grassed playing areas and a multi-purpose sports centre housing two indoor basketball courts and a fully equipped weights room.
Curriculum: Throughout the school, The Knox School aims to extend every individual so they gain the satisfaction of realising their academic potential. From the support of the Special Education Department to the encouragement of enrichment programs, they strive to ensure that every student at every level is individually catered for. The curriculum is constantly reviewed to ensure that it continues to provide the optimum choice of subjects to suit the widely differing career paths and goals of individual students. At the senior level both VCE and VET subjects are offered and the opportunity to undertake university extension studies. In the Middle School the curriculum provides students with the opportunity to develop their individual interests with an extensive elective program. In the Junior School the curriculum is designed to challenge and stimulate young minds and to allow teachers to work with students on an individual level. A commitment to smaller classes enables teachers to deliver a dynamic, varied program with attention given to the individual learning of each student. Homework and formal examinations are a standard feature of the school’s assessment practice and regular testing and reporting are carried out.
Sport: The sport and physical education curriculum encourages students to achieve personal and team goals, to foster the sporting spirit and set higher challenges in a health-conscious environment. Students have successfully represented The Knox School in Eastern Independent Schools’ finals and have competed at local, state, national and international levels. There is NO compulsory Saturday sport.
Extracurricular activities: Extra-curricular activities are an essential and enjoyable part of school life for all students at The Knox School. Activities include music, the performing arts, Tournament of Minds, sport, outdoor education and debating. Students are encouraged to participate in an extensive range of activities centred on building self-confidence, public speaking skills, organisational abilities and personal development.
Student welfare programs: The Knox School has a firm commitment to pastoral care. Students are encouraged to take pride in their own and others’ achievements. Differences in background, religion, and learning styles are celebrated.
Founded by the Christian Brothers in 1836, the college relocated to permanent grounds adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral in 1992. While setting high academic standards the college provides both a broad curriculum to cater for students seeking tertiary entrance, and training in employment readiness for students intending to enter the workforce on graduation.
Facilities: Fully equipped technics area, computer laboratories, science labs, music rooms, gymnasium, art room, computerised library, audio-visual facilities in every classroom.
Electives: The curriculum offered covers a broad range of both NSW Board-developed and Board-endorsed courses. Students may undertake to complete HSC courses to achieve an ATAR score or the HSC credential, enabling entry to TAFE or other non-University courses. JSST courses are also offered.
Sport: Competitive — rugby league, swimming, cricket, basketball, volleyball, soccer, touch football, athletics, cross-country. Leisure — golf, tennis, weight training, fitness training, tenpin bowling, rock climbing.
Extracurricular activities: Choir, orchestra, debating, public speaking, Mock Trial, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, St. Vincent de Paul. Choristers are particularly important as the school supplies for St Mary’s Cathedral as required. Choral scholarships are available.
Welfare and personal development: Students can attend work experience. A peer support program operates for Junior students. Boys are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of school life, and respect and care for the individual within a Catholic context is the college’s paramount philosophy.
Established in 1929, Canberra Grammar’s campus is situated on 22 hectares in the heart of Canberra. The school offers a liberal curriculum suited to students whose capacities range from average to very high and aims to enable each student to attain his academic potential. Canberra Grammar is the only boarding school for boys and the only school in the ACT to offer the NSW Higher School Certificate.
Electives Years 7 to 10: Chinese, French, German, Latin, Music, Agriculture, Business Studies, Design, Graphics Art, Performing Arts, Practical Arts, Visual Arts.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, Engineering Studies, French, Geography, German, Latin, Mathematics, Modern History, Music, Personal Development and Health, Physics, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion, Visual Arts.
Sport: Rugby, table tennis, athletics, basketball, squash, cross-country, badminton, swimming, rowing, soccer, cricket, tennis, orienteering, dragon boats, triathlon. A range of leisure options is also offered.
Extracurricular activities: Outdoor education, orchestra, string orchestra, concert bands, choirs, drama, debating, community service, computing, Venture Group, sustainability group.
Welfare and personal development: Canberra Grammar school excels at raising gentle, well-rounded men. A well-established pastoral care system is in place. There is one resident chaplain and an associate chaplain at the school, and two full-time counsellors to assist boys with individual problems. A house system operates in the senior school and students are placed in vertically aligned tutor groups to increase individual attention. Work experience is arranged for students in Year 10 with general career guidance available to all students.
Famous ex-students: Gough Whitlam, Shane Rattenbury, Peter Hazelhurst, Paul Murphy, Peter Leonard.
St Pius X High School caters for students in Years 7 to 10 and accepts children living in the immediate area according to Catholic Schools Office zoning regulations. Students wishing to complete their secondary education to HSC level usually go on to St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton.
Kinross Wolaroi is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. The school offers a unique opportunity for co-educational learning with separate boarding sites for girls and boys from Year 7, as the boarding houses are located on two sites 4 kilometres apart on over 40 hectares. Students at the school are provided with a holistic academic education and the school has been consistently amongst the highest achieving schools in NSW. Kinross Wolaroi’s traditional country, family environment is fused with modern facilities such as an indoor recreation centre and swimming pool, reference library, music centre and expansive playing fields. This enables students to discover their talents, nurture them under the tutelage of highly skilled staff and ultimately succeed in whatever pursuits they choose to embark upon.
The Wolaroi site is where all day-to-day activities are conducted and it contains the boys boarding accommodation, while the girls board at the Presbyterian Ladies College site.
Facilities: Swimming pools (one indoor heated, one outdoor),
expansive sporting fields, research and leisure library, indoor sport and
recreation centre, art and technology centre, six computer laboratories,
recording studio, performance theatre, rehearsal rooms. Many classrooms also
have interactive whiteboards.
Electives Years 7 to 10: French, Latin, World History, Food Technology, Geography, Commerce, Agriculture Technology, Music, Information and Software Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Textiles Technology, Drama. Others are available upon demand.
Electives Years 11 and 12: French, Music, Agriculture, Religious Studies, Business Studies, Mathematics, Visual Arts, PD/Health/PE, Hospitality, Biology, Ancient and Modern History, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Industrial Technology, Software Design and Development, Latin. Other subjects are available either upon demand or through distance education and TAFE.
Sport: Sports including rugby union, hockey, cricket, rowing, basketball, tennis, swimming, netball, triathlon, softball, soccer, equestrian and diving are offered. Other sports may be played within town competitions.
Co-curricular activities: Kinross Wolaroi offers a wide range of co-curricular activities of sport, music, drama, debating and cattle management. A large Cadet Unit also provides invaluable leadership training and outdoor education. Music is strongly encouraged with numerous bands formed in addition to the school orchestra, choirs and instrumental ensembles. Other activities include photography and drama. Students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
Welfare and personal development: The school operates a tutor house system for pastoral care in which students meet with their own tutor (a teacher) each day. Peer support and anti-bullying programs are established. A careers officer provides guidance and work experience can be undertaken in a student’s own time. A Director of Learning has also been appointed to offer accelerated learning for gifted students and guidance for students who need extra assistance in their subjects.
Special features: Kinross Wolaroi offers Special Achievement and Academic scholarships and bursaries annually.
From the school: Kinross Wolaroi School, like a traditional country family, is a school where ideals are based solidly upon friendship, spiritual strength, the security of family values, hard work and the pursuit of excellence to the best of one’s ability. Children are taught, cared for and nurtured in a family environment that fosters a lasting respect for, and genuine interest in others while bestowing the maturity and special qualities that equip them for success and happiness in today’s society.
Peterborough School provides individual learning programs for students aged four to 18 years with moderate to severe intellectual, physical and multiple disabilities including autism
The school is an enclosed property, which is fully wheelchair accessible and has a hydrotherapy pool. School priorities include student welfare programs, creative and performing arts, communication, integration, multi-sensory and transition education as well as all Key Learning Areas.
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