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Knox Schools Expo

Event Cancelled

Knox City Council has made the decision to cancel all non-essential events and gatherings for the foreseeable future.

This decision has been made following the lead of the State Government in light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Victoria. Council has chosen not to proceed with these events in the interests of public safety and community reassurance.

Ticketholders to paid events will be contacted by Council regarding refund arrangements.

Council encourages all Knox residents and visitors to continue following the advice of DHHS on hygiene and safety practices and to remain informed on the latest details at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

What to expect at the Knox Schools Expo

Each secondary school in Knox is invited to attend and promote their school at the Knox Schools Expo.

The evening provides parents, families and young people with an opportunity to explore and discuss key factors to consider when choosing a secondary school for the future, including the young person's social and emotional wellbeing which is an essential consideration at the time of transition.

Previous School Expos have allowed attendees to; have conversation time with representatives from Knox Secondary schools and community organisations; hear from a Guest Speaker presenting on ways you can support your child through the transition from primary to secondary; and participate in a Q&A panel session with youth and education representatives, who will provide the audience with an opportunity to explore/discuss critical factors when selecting a secondary school.


Knox Schools Expo evening

Knox Schools Expo

The Knox Schools Expo is an annual information night provided to parents, guardians and carers of Years 5 & 6 students transitioning to secondary school in the near future.

  • Date Thursday 19 March 2020
  • Time 5.15pm - 8.45pm
  • Address Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
  • Cost Free

School tour dates and contact details for each school are listed below. Please contact them directly for more information.

During the evening

Schools and Agency Stalls will be available for engagement in Function Rooms 1 to 3 from 5:15 - 8:45pm.

Two Information sessions will be presented in Function Room 4 by Chris Daicos, guest speaker and representatives from the Department of Education and Training.
Session 1 from 5.45 to 6.45pm
Session 2 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm

No bookings are necessary.

See the Knox Schools Expo Flyer

Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School



Knox Secondary Schools Open Days/Nights

School and Website School Tours
Bayswater Secondary College School tours Friday 9.30am can be arranged by appointment t: 8720 7555.
Boronia K-12 College School tours are available by appointment. Contact the College t:9760 4900.
Fairhills High School To arrange a school tour, contact the school t: 9758 5022.
Mater Christi College School Tours can be arranged by t: 9754 6611 to make an appointment.
Rowville Secondary College School Tours are available by appointment for Eastern and Western Campus by contacting t: 9755 4555.
Scoresby Secondary College To arrange a tour of the College contact 9765 4100.
St. Andrews Christian College For school tours contact St Andrews Christian College t: 98847 8309.
St. Joseph's College For school tours contact St. Josephs College t: 9758 2000.
The Knox School To arrange a school tour contact The Knox School t: 8805 3814.
Wantirna Secondary College To arrange a school tour contact t: 9801 9700.
Waverley Christian College For a school tour contact Waverley Christian College t: 9871 8600.

For more information

About Knox Schools Expo event, contact Angela Thurbon, Community Projects Worker, Knox Youth Services telephone 9298 8533 or email Angela.Thurbon@knox.vic.gov.au.

Other Resources

Welcome to Secondary School - A Parent's Guide to Victorian Government Schools.


This publication provides a range of useful information for parents of children beginning secondary school. It will also help you understand the range of opportunities available at Victorian government secondary schools.
Visit Starting Secondary School by Department of Education and Training Victoria


Enrolling in Secondary School


Exploring your options of when and how to enrol your child into State Secondary School. The above Parent's Guide is also a helpful resource for information on this topic.
Visit Enrolling in School by Department of Education and Training Victoria.

Supporting students with a disability in the transition to Secondary Schools

The Association for Children with a Disability who offer; Information, Support and Advocacy for Families of Children with a Disability has a resource available for young people and their families to help aid the transition to secondary schools.

For more information visit the Association for Children with a Disability website.

Amaze (Autism Victoria)

The transition to High School and the teenage years are a challenging time for the teenager themselves and for their parents and other close family members. This section covers many sensitive topics including puberty, sexuality, anxiety and emotional stresses, as well as the transition to high school and the stress of exams.

The Transition to High School


Transitions are always difficult for individuals with an ASD, and you will need to once again research the right schooling option for your child, investigate the options and work with the school to set up a program for the individual with an ASD.

Amaze Information Sheet; Effectively Preparing Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders for Transitions
The article in the link above provides strategies to help individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder transition to new environments. It is aimed at the individual, families, and professionals to help in the understanding and impact of change and how to prepare for the transition process.  

The transition from primary to secondary school can fill parents and children with fear: here’s what you need to know
It’s a valuable resource designed to help parents and carers plan a successful start for their child at secondary school.
The above resource includes tips for creating a transition plan and a checklist of things to think about and discuss with your child’s secondary school.

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