THE KNOXONIAN

{tag_Date (Format: Week X Term X YYYY)}

{tag_Headmaster's Column - First Paragraph}
{tag_Headmaster's Column - More Content}
Show more
{tag_text for the week}

Community Welcome for Headmaster Scott James

Knox Prep, Wahroonga Prep and Knox Senior School parents are warmly invited to attend this function to welcome the eighth Headmaster of Knox, Mr Scott James and his wife, Mrs Louise James.

When: Thursday 14 June, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Thistle and Portrait Room, KG1 Building, Senior School
RSVP: by 31 May here.

Headmaster Scott James welcome function 2018 Headmaster Scott James welcome function 2018 (523 KB)

For more information, please contact Megan Bailey.
Show more

Knox Careers Night 2018

When: Monday 28 May 2018, 5.30pm - Knox students, 6pm - other students, 8pm - concludes
Where: Knox Great Hall, Knox Senior School
Cost: Free (bookings not required)
Who: Boys, girls and parents from local schools
Boys, girls and parents from local schools are invited to a free Careers Night at the Knox Great Hall, Knox Senior School, Wahroonga.

Come and speak to representatives from:
University Admissions Centre (UAC)
University of Sydney
University of Melbourne
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
University of NSW
Macquarie University
Australia National University
Australian Catholic University
University of New England
University of Newcastle 
University of Canberra 
University of Wollongong
University of Notre Dame
Bond University
University of Queensland
University of Tasmania
Torrens University Australia
TAFE NSW
Defence Force Recruiting
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
International College of Management Sydney
Education USA
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Apprenticeship Support Centre Australia
Crimson Education
Lattitude Global Volunteering
International Screen Academy
Sydney Film School
Australian Film Television Radio School (AFTRS)
Academy of Film Theatre and Television
Bedford College
Macleay College
The Hotel School Sydney
Le Cordon Bleu Sydney
Ernst & Young
UTS Co-op Program
UNSW Co-op Program
Australia Institute of Music
Internationally Educated
Top Education Institute
Aussie Athletes Agency
Sydney Flight College
Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)
National Institute of Education (NIE)
Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT)
Basair Aviation College
National Art School
Master Builders Association
National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA)
Hayman Elderkin and Associates
Whitehouse Institute of Design
AUG Study
KvB.Institute
Southern Cross Cultural Exchange
Raffles College
Excelsia College
Superyacht Crew Academy
Australia College Information Centre
Strata Community Australia 
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
SP Jain School of Global Management
Camp Counsellors USA
World Expeditions
Student Super

For more information, please contact Linda Gomez, Knox Careers Advisor.

Show more

Knox Gala Day Raffle - Fantastic prizes to be won!

Knox Parents’ Association

Tickets are now on sale for the Knox Gala Day Raffle. The total prize pool of more than $4,400 is up for grabs. All ticket sales support the Knox Parents’ Association and are used by the KPA to fund additional resources and equipment for the boys.

Prizes include:
• Two night stay, breakfast and tour at Kirkton Park Hotel, Hunter Valley
• One night stay the Westin Hotel, Sydney
• Bed and breakfast at Jonah’s, Whale Beach
• Apple Watch Series 3
• Plus many more fantastic prizes

Please click here to visit our raffle page and to purchase your raffle tickets. Please note that due to regulatory restrictions, tickets for our raffle are only available in NSW.

Feel free to send the raffle link to your friends and family and on behalf of the KPA, we thank you in advance for your generosity!

We look forward to seeing you at Knox Gala Day on Saturday 2 June.

Knox Parents' Association

Mrs Amanda MacLean, President

2018/2019 Entertainment Books or Digital Memberships available for purchase
Still deciding which is right for you? Both contain hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, but the Digital Membership gives you the convenience of the traditional Entertainment Book on your Apple or Android device so you can redeem on the go. Order now so you don’t miss out!

Support fundraising at Knox - purchase here. Thank you for your support!

For more information, contact Jodi Addis or call 0418 478 764.

Knox Prayer Group

We are holding a morning tea and informal prayer meeting at 10am on Friday 1 June at the home of Vivienne Robinson at 16 Heydon Ave, Warrawee.

This is for both Prep and Senior School parents and a warm welcome is extended to anyone who would like to attend.

Any enquires to Prue Feather.

FROM THE HEAD OF THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Mrs Sue Floro

Virile Agitur - to ‘do the manly thing’ was the topic of conversation during this week’s assembly. Specifically, what it means to do the manly thing in all aspects of our boys’ lives, whether that be in the classroom, on the playground, at home or on the sporting field. We talked about developing our skills in self control; about our reactions to events and interactions; and generally what it means to ‘do the manly thing’.

On Sunday, at our School’s ANZAC Service, we reflected on the lives of students who served our country in war. These young men, many as young as 16, lived lives so distant from those of our current students, and their interpretation of ‘doing the manly thing’ would likely be quite different to our own now. Yet, should it be? The basis of the sentiment is the same. To do what it right; to stand up and serve others; to defend staunchly those who are unable to defend themselves; and to do so courageously, regardless of what others think or say to dissuade you. This must be an ongoing conversation with our boys, where we relate these sentiments to the everyday lives of our youngest students. I encourage you to join us in this quest. 

The Prep School was well represented at the ANZAC Service last Sunday. Heath Turner, our Prep Captain, read the Acknowledgment of Country and did so outstandingly. Michael Chen and Hendrix George were members of the Choir who sang, and did so proudly. I was also pleased to see many members of our Prep community there in the seats and stands to view the Cadet Ceremonial Parade, which, of course, was singularly impressive, and something for all of our boys to look forward to participating in, in the years to come.

Three Year 6 boys are representing Knox Prep at the NSW PSSA AFL Championships being held in Batemans Bay over the next three days. Congratulations to Callum Irish, Hugo Brasher and Henry Williams on their selection in the team, and best of luck for a strong tournament!

At Assembly this week, we also acknowledged our Winter Sport Captains. Our AFL Captain is Callum Irish; our Football Captain is Harry Liubinskas; and our Rugby Captain is Heath Turner. Congratulations boys. Lead well.
Show more

K-2 Happenings

Mrs Chris Gray, K-2 Coordinator

Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind
Amit Ray

Mindful awareness is something that we all possess and that can be strengthened through practice. Wonderful Wednesday is run by Miss Jo Downie each week to support the wellbeing of our K-2 boys. We encourage the boys to take the first 10 minutes of the day to ‘tune in’ to the present moment, with openness and curiosity. Mindfulness makes us more aware of the present moment, how our thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour. When we are mindful we become more conscious of our thoughts, feeling emotions and sensations from the world around us which enhances our ability to experience new perspectives.

The benefits of mindfulness with children
Research shows that mindfulness training increases connectivity in the frontal lobe of the brain, which is linked to improved attention, memory processing and decision making abilities.
Mindfulness training involves tuning in to internal and external experiences with curiosity resulting in increased self-awareness, social awareness, and self-confidence.
Mindfulness training increases children’s ability to self-regulate their emotions, especially difficult emotions such as fear and anger, through breathing and other grounding techniques.
Mindfulness has been shown to improve empathy or the ability to understand what another person is thinking or feeling, which improves children’s awareness of others and helps them to build positive relationships.
Mindfulness builds resilience by giving children skills to help them to cope better with stress, as well as engage more fully with themselves and the world.

K-2 Dates for the Diary
Thursday 24 May K-2 Assembly - 1B, 2pm K-2 Void
Friday 25 May K-2 Incursion - Oz Opera ‘The Magic Flute’
Thursday 31 May K-2 Assembly - 2C, 2pm K-2 Void
Saturday 2 June Gala Day - Senior School
Thursday 7 June Photo Day - Class Photos
K-2 Assembly - 1G, 2pm K-2 Void
Monday 11 June Queen’s Birthday - Public Holiday
Tuesday 12 June Year 2 Excursion - National Maritime Museum
Thursday 14 June K-2 Assembly - 1R, 2pm K-2 Void
Thursday 21 June K-2 Assembly - Combined KR and KF, 2pm K-2 Void
Friday 22 June Year 6 Cake Bake Stall
K-2 Chapel Service - 9am, Senior School
Thursday 28 June K-2 Assembly - Combined KJ and KH, 2pm K-2 Void
Friday 29 June Term 2 concludes
Show more

Year 3 News

Mr Glenn Stephenson, Year 3 Team Leader

The 2018 NAPLAN testing period has been completed. I would like to pass on a huge thank you to all of the Year 3 boys for the sensible and calm manner in which they approached the testing as everything ran like clockwork! The Year 3 team would also like to thank all parents for their support throughout this somewhat busy period.

Now it is back to the business of usual school routines and the gathering of data for Semester One report writing purposes. This week in History, students will also begin exploring the concept of Exploration and Change through the new unit, ‘First Contacts’. 

Dates for the diary
Monday 11 June - Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Monday 25 June - House Track & Field Carnival
Friday 29 June - Term 2 concludes

If you have any queries with upcoming events, please do not hesitate to contact your son's classroom teacher or Mr Glenn Stephenson.

The Year 3 team hopes you have an enjoyable week!
Show more

Year 4 News

Miss Becc Burgmann , Year 4 Team Leader

The boys are buzzing with talk about the Accelerated Reader program. It is wonderful to hear them discussing the books they’re reading, and more than anything, just how much they’ve been reading over the last week. A reminder: once boys have finished reading their book, they are encouraged to take the corresponding quiz as soon as they can. Quizzes can only be taken at school.

This term, the boys have been participating in weekly sessions with Scope IT. They are currently working on developing their coding skills and will work towards being able to apply these skills when engaging in their final project later in the term.

With winter fast approaching, please ensure your son has his name on all of his winter clothing. Lost property is starting to look a little full already with stray vests and sports jumpers turning up daily. In saying that, if your son has misplaced an item of clothing, we ask that you please remind him to check the lost property box.
Show more

Year 5 News

Mrs Tammy Paterson, Year 5 Team Leader

Table Talk
In homework this week, you will notice a new feature, ‘Table Talk’. There are many reasons why we have included this in the weekly homework; encouraging discussion at home and it will also give you an insight into what the Year 5 boys are learning about at school. Please simply sign this section on the grid when it has been completed. There is no evidence of this section required in the homework book.

Knoxfest
Knoxfest is a series of short films created and produced by groups of boys in each Year 5 class. With the assistance of our wonderful author in residence, Mr John Larkin, the boys have been placed into groups and started the process of coming up with their short film ideas. They will then make their way through the process of scripting, performing, producing and editing their films in readiness for their toughest test - entertaining you! We will present these films at a Knoxfest Film Festival in Term 3.

School Diaries
Please encourage your son to bring his diary home each day. The diary serves as a great tool for creating independence and it is a useful form communication between home and school. These diary skills will prove invaluable in Senior School so it is important to start the process now.

Premier's Reading Challenge
Update – We now have 13 boys to go! I am so pleased and proud that 154 boys have completed the PRC. We are so close to achieving our goal of all Year 5 students completing the challenge!
Show more

Year 6 News

Mr Liam Flanagan, Year 6 Team Leader

This week has been an exciting one for Year 6 with many of the boys out and about with extra-curricular activities. On top of this, the boys are continuing to work hard on a variety of activities they are completing in class. We are continuing to learn about sustainability with a focus on our novel for the term, Tim Winton’s 'Blueback'. The boys are learning about different ways in which they are stewards of the Earth and how they can have a meaningful impact on some of the damage we are causing to our environment.

In Geography, we are looking at trade in its various forms and what some of the factors are that affect trade between countries. We will also begin to look at historic trade routes and how these affected migration patterns all around the world. 

Coming up on Thursday is the New South Wales da Vinci Decathlon. This should be an excellent day for those boys attending and we wish the boys the best of luck! The other students and teachers are looking forward to hearing all about their success when they return to school on Friday.
Show more

Prep KPA

Mrs Fiona Small, Prep Convenor

Knox Gala Day Portal Donations Instructions
A friendly reminder to all K-5 parents that voluntary donations for your Gala Day stall can be paid on the Knox Portal Online Payments or cash in an envelope to your son's teacher by the end of this week. All donations are completely voluntary and are greatly appreciated to cover the cost of running the stall. Year 6 will be asked to provide food for their cafe stall, and the Year 6 Convenors will be in touch with regard to this.

Under Event Name, click on Gala Day Donations and remember to put your son's class/ year in the 'Other Details' section.

Volunteer on your son's year group stall
I encourage you to sign up to help out on Gala Day. An hour goes very quickly and it is a great way to meet other parents in your son's year group. Please see the email sent from your year group convenors with the link to the signup volunteer roster.
Kindy - orange juice, Year 1 lucky dip, Year 2 popcorn and slushies
Year 3 - dumpling stall, Year 4 show bags, Year 5 souvlaki stand, Year 6 cafe

Year 5 Supper
Thank you to Christina Lee and Maryann Kapp for organising their first supper on the rooftop terrace at the Greengate Hotel. We had a wonderful turn out and it was great to see so many old and new faces.
Show more

Debating, Mooting and Public Speaking

Mr Ben Jackson, Oratory Coordinator

Congratulations to all debating finalists from last Friday. In the Independent Schools' Debating Association (ISDA), the Senior B team scored a decisive win against a strong Scots team, putting them in the quarter finals - the top eight teams in the division. The Year 10 team narrowly went down to an on-form Redlands team, ending a season where they scored six wins in eight debates.

In Friday Evening Debating (FED), the Year 9 team won their Semi-Final, moving on to the Grand Final. The 7A team lost in a close decision to Monte, ranking them in the top four teams across Year 7.

This week sees Knox ISDA finalists in Year 9 and Senior A competing in their own Octo-Finals - best of luck! In addition, best of luck to James Price (Year 11), who is currently representing New South Wales in the Australian Schools Debating Competition.

Last week also saw a team of mooters travelling to Bond University for the National High School Mooting Competition. The team of Ryan Chan (Year 12), Bill Pan (Year 12) and Daniel Se (Year 11) mooted against Aspley College, and performed exceptionally strong. As of writing, results have not yet been published but the boys put in a top effort and should be very proud of their performance.
Show more

ABBOX of Fun - Children's Holiday Camp

To parents of Year 11 students

The ABBOX Children’s Holiday Camp provides four days of care, friendship and entertainment for children with intellectual and physical disabilities and much needed respite for their families. This year, the camp will be held at Abbotsleigh School in Wahroonga from Saturday 8 December to Tuesday 11 December 2018.

Year 11 students from Knox and Abbotsleigh will be invited to volunteer at the camp later this term. There will be an information evening for parents of interested student volunteers on Tuesday 12 June, 6.30 pm in the Thistle Room at Knox.

For more information, please contact Andrea Cater.

Knox Academy of Performing Arts - Music

Mr James Brice, Head of Knox Academy of Performing Arts (KAPA)

2018 Orchestral Night at the Proms
The date was Monday 21 May and the venue was the Francis Auditorium, for which 90 talented musicians from our own Knox Academy of Performing Arts Orchestral program performed as though they could have been in the Royal Albert Hall ... the concert event was in four words, "Absolutely sensational, inspiring, remarkable!"

Opening the event was our 62-piece Knox String Orchestra conducted by Ms Lindsay Irik. Performing ‘Rumanian Folk Dances (No. 1,2,6 & 7)’ by Bela Bartok and ‘Girl from Ipanema’ by Antonio Carlos Jobim, our String Orchestra officially opened the evening showcasing rich diversity of repertoire.

Immediately following our Knox String Orchestra were the Knox Chamber Strings, our 25-piece extension string ensemble, with their sophisticated performances of ‘Weihnachtskonzert’ by Arcangelo Corelli and ‘Hungarian Dance No. 5’ by Johannes Brahms. Now only days away from their upcoming Sydney Eisteddfod performances on Saturday 26 May, both ensembles performed brilliantly.



Concluding the concert was both a visual and musical spectacle. Building upon years of positively inspired recruitment, fine teaching and increased opportunities, our 81-piece Knox Symphony Orchestra (KSO), conducted by Mr James Brice and tutored by Ms Lindsay Irik, immediately captivated our enthusiastic, supportive and exceptionally receptive audience, with their performance of ‘Carmen - Prelude’ by Georges Bizet. This well-known and virtuosic prelude was immediately followed by ‘Lord of the Rings - Symphonic Suite’, by the highly popular film composer Howard Shore, which brought the audience to rousing applause.

To conclude the evening, the KSO were thrilled to present ‘Academic Festival Overture’ by Johannes Brahms, a highly demanding professional orchestral work for our tremendous representation of parent and family supporters!

This Orchestral Night at the Proms concert, was without doubt, probably one of the all-time greatest concert performances from our Knox Orchestral program. Congratulations to our orchestral musicians (Years 7-12 boys) for preparing and performing quality professionally graded literature such as this.

Finally, on behalf of the Knox Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra and Chamber Strings, we would like to sincerely thank our Knox parents, family and friends for your attendance, and would most certainly welcome your favourable and ever-enthusiastic support in the Chatswood Concourse Concert Hall on Saturday 26 May for our Knox String Orchestra and Chamber Strings and on Sunday 27 May for our Knox Symphony Orchestra 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod performances.

For further details please contact Mr James Brice.
Show more

Social Justice

Mrs Helen Clarke, Head of Diversity, Justice and Stewardship

The Knox Sustainability/ Environment Club
The Club is off to a wonderful start. Already signage, recycled paper and student-led assemblies are mentoring and leading this initiative. Well done, gentlemen! We will be focusing on Return and Earn and collecting for cancer research in this initiative to be stewards of our environment.

A service and cultural opportunity - Goodooga Indigenous Games
From Monday 6 - Friday 10 August, up to eight Year 10 students are invited to participate in a Service Trip to the Goodooga Indigenous Games, about 90kms north of Lightning Ridge. The remote schools attend this event and we will be joining our link school, Enngonia PS, at the games.

Please view the following link for the Application Form. A parent must sign the completed form.

2018 Goodooga Indigenous Games Application Form 2018 Goodooga Indigenous Games Application Form (174 KB)


Events and Notices
The House of Welcome Cultural Committee Event - committee members wanted! Week 8 is Refugee Week and the Ku-ring-gai Council, The House of Welcome and The Rotary Club of Wahroonga are inviting Knox students to join a committee (with local girls' schools) to support a major event on Friday 22 June. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Helen Clarke.
Gala Day - Baking donations needed for the Social Justice Stall. The annual Knox Gala Day is coming up on Saturday 2 June. We will be running a SJ stall on the day. Donations of cans of drinks and cakes and biscuits and confectionery are needed. Please contact Mrs Clarke if you can help with some baking on the day.
Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) - The Senior School Assembly on 31 May will recognise the importance of this week for all Australians. Visit this link which outlines the importance of this week for Aboriginal People and that we all should work towards Reconciliation with our nation's First People. Also on 31 May will be a Reconciliation Week Art Event at Macquarie University. Purchase and learn more about indigenous art with sales supporting local artists. All price ranges. This will be a very special cultural event.
Red Shield Appeal - Please give generously to the collectors at your door. The Knox Boarders will be doing their annual collection around Turramurra and Pymble train stations. Duke of Edinburgh day boys should arrange their own support of the day. For more information, contact the Major Bruce Stoltenberg.

The Social Justice Club continues to meet each Friday at lunch time in room KCC101 and nearby classrooms (numbers are growing!). The club is both social and proactive for all boys who want to serve others and make a difference. There are opportunities to participate in Outback and overseas Immersions as well as many school and community based activities. Boys from all year groups are most welcome to come and join a committee - get involved in some of the action for justice!
Show more

Year Group Newsletters from last Friday

From the Head of Knox Sports and Aquatic Academy

Mr Martin Haywood

Knox students enjoyed another terrific week of sport with many outstanding performances around the various venues.

I would like to thank all parents for the positive support of our boys on Saturday around the fields and courts. The support from families has a huge impact on the boys (and officials) and their enjoyment of sport each weekend which cannot be underestimated. The chat with your son in the car on the way home after a game is absolutely vital and goes a long way towards his whole experience of sport so please stay positive and encourage him to keep working hard and have fun!

Senior School Sport
Our Rugby boys had an extremely tough fixture with a strong King's team last weekend. I could not be more proud of our boys and the effort that went into all matches across all grades and age groups. Often I would hear boys behind the posts after a King's try talking to one another. It is fascinating to hear the leaders in the team talk and stay positive with the group - one of the great benefits of sport is learning how to lose. I have no doubt the boys and coaches will be hard at it again this week at training as we prepare the boys for the games vs St Ignatius' College.

Our Footballers had a wonderful day of matches against Trinity Grammar with our 1st XI regaining top spot on the CAS ladder with a 3-1 win away from home. The Footballers can't wait to host our good friends from St Aloysius' for their first home game of the season next Saturday at Curagul Fields. The 1st XI would love your support from 10.15am. This match against last season's CAS premiers should be a ripper!

A big shout to our Volleyballers who had a huge win at home against a strong King's team. They have worked hard and taken a lot from their first few games and are really playing some quality Volleyball. Well done to all coaches and players.

The Open Squash team also enjoyed success with a great win as the hard work on the practice court is paying off. These boys train extremely hard and deserve all that comes their way.

Congratulations to the Cross Country boys who continue to grow as a team and build on the great performances from last Saturday. The numbers are growing as the team trains for the CAS Championships in Term 3.

There was also much going on in the gym with Weights, KnoxFit and all else that Knox offers each Saturday.

On Wednesday we began our Talented Athlete Program (TAP) on Knox 1 as the Track and Field season starts to pick up a notch. Our PDHPE testing in the gym has identified some amazing results across many different disciplines and our coaches can't wait to build and encourage this talent.

Representative selections
Congratulations to our Water Polo representatives, Xander Mercer and Harrison Miller, who were selected in the 14's NSW Water Polo team. Tyler Krenkels, Lachlan Reeve and Gabriel Carmody were also selected in the 16's NSW team while Nick Trobec was selected in the U20's team. The large number of Knox students who trialed for this squad during the holidays shows the strong position that Knox Water Polo will take for the summer ahead - well done to Flynn Worner, Jett Robens, Aiden O'Neill, Sam Matruglio and Patrick Hogan who undertook this selection process. Good luck to Nick Trobec who is representing Knox at the Australian All Schools Water Polo Championships in Perth this week.
Tom Mountstephens is currently in Melbourne competing at the Australian Gymnastics Championships. Tom utilises his gym skills at Knox as a member of the Dive and High Performance Surf Team. Good luck, Tom!
Over the past weekend a number of swimmers were involved in the Swimming NSW Emerging Talent Squad. Congratulations to Tyler Krenkels, Louis Bebb, Justin Lee, Oscar Wang, Josh Collett and Jack Edie who are involved in this squad. NSW All Schools have also released the NSW representative team to compete at the School Sport Australian Swimming Championships in Hobart. Congratulations to Louis Bebb, Tane Bidois, Josh Collett, Ethan Hansen, Josh Johnson, Lachlan Kelly, Justin Lee, Angus Menzies, Josh Mercer and George Zhu who were selected for this state team and will compete between 25-31 July. Jack Edie has just been selected in the Australian Youth Swim team to compete at the Junior Pan Pacific games later in the year. This follows Jack's outstanding performance at the recent Australian Age Swim Championships. Great work, Jack!
Congratulations to our Knox Surf Team who bravely competed in a large and powerful swell last week at the Northern Beaches Regional Championships. The team took to Dee Why Beach and surfed against the best of the best in Northern Sydney. Well done to Cooper Hennessy, Jay-T Stubbs, Jasper Derwent, Xavier Bryce, Aydin Ince, Jack Anderson, Hugo Stabback and Noah Derwent who represented Knox proudly.

Prep Sport
Last weekend saw our Prep boys compete in their third round of Winter Sport. We had mixed results across AFL, Football and Rugby with our boys giving their best and attempting to implement the coach's game plans. Each week we see improvement in their play which will, as the season progresses, be rewarded with favourable results.

Lachlan Pain (Year 6) represented NSWCIS at the State Primary Schools Basketball Championships from 8-10 May in Tamworth. CIS finished 3rd overall after a tough few days of competition.

This week we have three boys - Callum Irish, Hugo Brasher and Henry Williams representing NSWCIS at the State Primary Schools AFL Championships in Batemans Bay. We wish them well in their quest to gain a State jumper.

Lachlan Ifield (Year 5) is a talented young Rope Jumper who currently holds the eight year old Australian Speed Record for Male Single Rope 30 sec (75 skips) and the Male Single Rope 1 minute (136 skips) which he set in 2015. To achieve these results and prepare for competitions Lachlan trains four times a week for 1.5hrs. He will be competing in the State, National and Junior World Rope Jumping Championships this year in May, June and July respectively. At the recent State Championships, Lachlan came was awarded a silver medal in the U13 Male Rope Jumping.



We wish Lachlan all the best for his upcoming competitions!

Our Winter Sports Captains were announced and presented at Assembly with Callum Irish being named 1sts AFL Captain, Harry Liubinskas 1sts Football Captain and Heath Turner 1sts Rugby Captain. Well done boys - we know you will lead by example.

Have a great week. Go the Black and Blue!
Show more