About Us

Principal’s Message

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Knox Park Primary School website. Please explore the information on this site as a brief introduction to our community.

Knox Park Primary School is situated in the attractive, natural bushland setting adjacent to Lakewood Reserve, Knoxfield. School enrolment is currently 286 students, with 33 staff. We provide a comprehensive and sequential curriculum with an Inquiry focus. Our high quality staff provide a caring and stimulating learning environment for all. We pride ourselves on the continued academic success of our children as we prepare them to be 21st Century learners and citizens.

At Knox Park, we value community involvement in the education of our children. Our school has a wonderful community feel, that continues to be developed and nurtured under the premise that, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’

We are committed to providing a safe, positive, caring and welcoming school that caters for all individual differences and needs and educates the whole child.

I welcome all enquiries for a personal tour to come and experience the strong sense of community at Knox Park Primary School.

Mark Hanson
Principal

Philosophy

At Knox Park Primary School we strive to provide educational excellence through quality teaching and learning that stimulates curiosity and promotes further investigation.

Our children are encouraged in a warm and friendly environment, to grow and become active and responsible members of the community. We promote and encourage the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of all children.

We set high expectations for student achievement and behaviour and by communicating clear learning intentions and success criteria our children develop an understanding of what is expected to achieve success. By providing a differentiated curriculum our teachers cater learning tasks to suit individual needs, allowing all children to achieve.

Knox Park Primary School prepares our children with the skills to succeed in this ever changing world and actively encourages our children to broaden their horizons in a quest to develop competent global citizens.

Our Facilities

The park land style setting of Knox Park Primary School makes for a very attractive school grounds in which our children explore nature during play times. We are very fortunate to have a fantastic volunteer gardening group, who attend every Tuesday, rain, hail, or shine to care for and enhance our beautiful grounds.

Our buildings range from 1971 to 2010 and all offer flexible learning spaces to meet the needs of our 21st Century learners. We have three buildings, one for the Junior School, the Middle School and the Senior School. We also have a Specialists wing in our main building that features rooms for Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Languages. Our Physical Education classes have access to an undercover basketball court, an open air netball court, an oval, various asphalt areas and the General Purpose Room.

Classrooms are technology rich with Interactive Whiteboards, 1:1 individual netbooks in the senior school and shared access to iPads and netbooks in junior classes, fostering engagement in learning. All technology is provided by the school and is no additional fee to parents.

Our Library, Science and STEM rooms provide children from all year levels with the opportunity to work collaboratively and in a flexible manner in addition to their normal classroom setting. We also utilise the General Purpose Room as an additional flexible learning space for a range of activities.

The facilities at Knox Park Primary School enable fantastic teaching and learning opportunities and programs for all of our children.

Employment

All employment opportunities at Knox Park Primary School are advertised through recruitment on-line. https://schooljobs.education.vic.gov.au