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Parent Breakfast Seminar

Parent Breakfast Seminar - The New Educational Landscape
When: Thursday 28 June 2018, 7.30am-8.20am
Where: Portrait Room, KG1 Building, Senior School
Who: Knox Prep, Wahroonga Prep and Senior School parents from K-12
Presenters: Mrs Karen Yager, Deputy Headmaster of Student and Teacher Excellence K-12

This seminar will debunk myths in 21st Century education that will assist our young people to develop a flexible and agile mindset in their learning.

Education leadership is changing with the recommendations from the Gonski 2.0 Report and the OECD 2030 Learning Framework. This breakfast seminar will examine the challenging possibilities with the current recommendations being made and how Knox Grammar School will be responding. A light breakfast will be served.

To register, please visit www.knox.nsw.edu.au/nel and RSVP as soon as possible. For more information, please contact Mrs Sherry Bieman.
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Skoolbag App

New Skoolbag single app
For best user experience, please upgrade your Skoolbag App by deleting the old one and installing the new single app by following these instructions:

SkoolBag App Instructions SkoolBag App Instructions (689 KB)

FROM THE HEAD OF THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Mrs Sue Floro

We were blessed with a glorious day at Narrabeen on Monday, for our Years 3-6 Track and Field Carnival. It was certainly encouraging to see a significantly high level of participation from all boys, not just those who excel in athletic events. It is this ‘have a go’ spirit, and a sense of belonging to a House and competing as a member of it, that provide another opportunity for boys to work together towards a goal. Congratulations to all boys who competed on Monday, and to Mrs Dewar for her outstanding organisation of the day.

Mrs Maggie Darling and Mrs Amanda Capel, both long standing administrative staff members at the Prep School, will retire at the end of this term. We thank them for their many years of service and for their commitment to our school, and our boys. We wish them both well as they dedicate more time to their gorgeous grandchildren!

During Book Week, we will run a number of Parent Book Clubs with members of the Prep Leadership team. A flyer will be sent via the Skoolbag App before the end of the week with the details of the books to be enjoyed and with instructions for how to join in.

May I thank you for your commitment to your sons and their education this semester. It is difficult to believe that an entire semester has flown by so quickly, but I am sure that the next will be equally busy, equally exciting, and equally speedy! Safe travels to those who have exciting plans for the break; and to those staying closer to home, enjoy the break from the routines of the term. I am looking forward to hearing all of our boys’ holiday stories on our return to school for Term 3.
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Learning K-6

Mrs Ann Prentice, K-6 Director of Learning

K-6 Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher interviews will be conducted for K-6 from 26 July to 2 August 2018. The Parent Teacher Online (PTO) website is now open for bookings. If you have not received an email with log in details please contact Kim Inglis.

Gifted students who are not thriving at school
The Northside Gifted and Talented Network invites parents and teachers to an evening focused on providing information and strategies to better understand gifted primary students who are not reaching their full academic potential. Due to the content covered, this is an adults-only event (no children to attend, please).

When: Monday 3 September
Time: Canapes and mingling - 6pm, Presentation - 6.30pm-7.30pm
Where: Knox Grammar Preparatory School
Cost: $10 per ticket. Visit www.trybooking.com/WIBN

Northside Gifted and Talented Network Evening hosted by Knox Preparatory School Northside Gifted and Talented Network Evening hosted by Knox Preparatory School (326 KB)

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K-2 Happenings

Mrs Chris Gray, K-2 Coordinator

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph W Emerson

Before we embark on three weeks of relaxation we will sadly farewell Mrs Amanda Capel who has been a foundation in the K-2 Centre for 15 years. Every boy has had the kind hands of Mrs Capel tend bleeding knees, bumped heads and sore elbows over the course of their adventure in K-2. She has had the answer to all of our questions and has revelled in the celebrations we share with the boys on their learning journey. She has created special memories at Knox and we wish her happiness in her retirement.

Holidays are magical times to slow down and enjoy no routine and reconnecting. I have included a variety of experiences you could share with your son to provoke conversation and create your own memories:
Libraries are magical places where children can hide in a corner and transport themselves to another world. Visit your local library during the holidays and open your world to adventure. Ku-ring-gai Library has Magical Kingdom workshops for your child to create a magical themed world fit for a witch, wizard or magical character. Looking for a space to make, play, and be an ‘out of the box’ thinker? Creator Clubs include Lego, K’nex, 3D printing, craft and more. Come, explore and create at Ku-ring-gai Library!
Enjoy a family picnic and run around together picking Manadrins at Watkins Family Farm, Laughtondale – near Wisemans Ferry
Alphabetical Sydney at Sydney Living Museums: Creative Lab is an interactive exhibition that celebrates Sydney in all its diversity, from A to Z. The exhibition has been produced by Sydney Living Museums in collaboration with illustrator Antonia Pesenti and author Hilary Bell, creators of the popular book Alphabetical Sydney.
Children are invited on a magical journey through Scotland in this special family concert for all ages showing at The Concourse in Chatswood.
Get your skates on and glide into a magical winter wonderland at the heritage-listed Prince Alfred Square for Parramatta Winterlight 2018! 
Bondi Winter Magic where Bondi will once again be transformed into Sydney’s winter playground by the sea! A magical blend of art, music, culture and history. 
There's a chill in the air, so rug up and head into the bush for Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden's fantastic Winter school holiday program for children with activities that are guaranteed to bring rosy cheeks and wide smiles!
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Year 3 News

Mr Glenn Stephenson, Year 3 Team Leader

We made it! As the final week of Term 2 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Year 3 boys on their hard work and efforts throughout the course of what has been an incredibly busy, yet rewarding term.

On Monday, all students in Years 3-6 participated in the annual Track & Field Carnival which was held at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Narrabeen. It is always pleasing to witness the keen sense of House spirit displayed by the boys as well as the excellent levels of sportsmanship shown towards fellow competitors.

On another note, Khan Academy is being utilised by all Year 3 students for Mathematics, both in class and for homework. This website offers boys the opportunity to complete practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalised learning dashboard that empowers the boys to study at their own pace. The various topics and concepts assigned as tasks for the boys to complete will obviously link to the work being undertaken by students at school. Furthermore, Khan Academy also directly links to the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Mathematics tool which students are currently completing throughout the year in order to both measure and track their overall progress in each strand.

In Semester Two, Khan Academy tasks will be set in conjunction with Mathletics tasks and boys will be required to complete the work specified by their individual Mathematics teacher each week. All students are reminded of the steps to follow in order to access Khan Academy from home:
1. Khan Academy
2. Click ‘Login’ in the top right-hand corner 
3. Select red box, ‘Continue with Google’
4. Boys are to use their individual Knox email address and password
5. Assigned tasks will be displayed in a green bubble in the top right-hand corner, next to student login names, under ‘Notifications’

Finally, a reminder that Semester One reports can be accessed electronically by all parents at the conclusion of the term via Parent Lounge. Parents are encouraged to read through the report with their sons and discuss the comments provided by teachers, remembering to place equal importance on both the effort and achievement grades given. Furthermore, information regarding the Parent Teacher interviews (scheduled to be held on Monday 30 July - Week 2, Term 3) has already been sent via email. If this particular date is not suitable for you to attend, please email your son’s classroom teacher to organise an alternative interview.

Dates for the diary
Friday 29 June - Term 2 concludes
Tuesday 24 July - Term 3 resumes

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 would like to wish all of the boys, parents and extended family an enjoyable holiday break and we look forward to all students returning safely (and happily!) to school for the commencement of Semester Two. 
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Year 4 News

Miss Becc Burgmann , Year 4 Team Leader

Wow – what a great end to another massive term!

Firstly, we would like to say a big farewell to Mrs Dunn as she leaves us at the end of this week to embark on an exciting new leadership position at Canberra Grammar School. Mrs Dunn brings a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion for education to school every day and will be greatly missed by both boys and staff. No doubt we will keep up to date with Mrs Dunn’s transition to Canberra Grammar, but we sincerely wish her all the best as she embarks on this wonderful new journey in her career.

Congratulations to all of the boys who participated in the Track & Field Carnival on Monday at Narrabeen. The boys demonstrated great sportsmanship towards each other - a huge credit to the fine young gentlemen they are growing up to be.

Parent Teacher interviews are on Wednesday, Week 1 of next term. Please keep an eye out in your inbox for more information regarding booking a time to speak with your son’s classroom and specialist teachers.

It is absolutely fantastic to see so many boys so willingly involved in the Accelerated Reader Program. Since beginning this program approximately six weeks ago, Year 4 have read 460 books to date during this time - sensational! I have uploaded a copy of the AR book list to the portal for the boys to access over the holidays.

Portfolios are going home this week. We encourage you to look at these and discuss them with your son, returning them to school at your earliest convenience.

A reminder that school reports will be available for you to view on Parent Lounge.

We wish all the boys a safe, happy, restful and relaxing holiday break and look forward to seeing them back refreshed next term.
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Year 5 News

Mrs Tammy Paterson, Year 5 Team Leader

I would like to congratulate the boys on their efforts leading to the end of the term. Year 5 are working hard to complete their Geography inquiry on their chosen environment and they are getting quite passionate about what they can do to in their efforts towards building a sustainable future. I am looking forward to seeing their War on Waste innovations which will be presented to their classes over the next few days.

There was a lot of excitement as the boys took to the track at the Track & Field Carnival on Monday. It was a joy to see boys screaming for each other and the House pride that filled the air. Many boys received ribbons for their races and the smiles on the boys' faces as they 'had a go’ was great to see.

Please remember that we leave for Bathurst on Wednesday of the first week and that Parent Teacher Online bookings are now open. Parent Teacher interviews will take place in Week 2.

Please do not hesitate to email your son's teacher or Mrs Tammy Paterson with any questions you may have when you receive your son’s Semester One report via Parent Lounge.

The Year 5 team would like to wish you all a wonderful and well deserved holiday break with your son.
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Year 6 News

Mr Liam Flanagan, Year 6 Team Leader

Well done to the Year 6 boys on the completion of what has been an action-packed term! I must congratulate the boys on the effort and enthusiasm they have put in throughout the term and for the high quality of work they have produced over the past nine weeks.

On Wednesday this week, school reports will be available for you to view on Parent Lounge. Take the time to look through this with your child and celebrate the successes they have had throughout the semester. Think of some of the areas in which they may require further development throughout the year and make these goals for the second semester. Of particular emphasis and importance to the teachers, is the effort grades which indicate the level of commitment boys are putting into their learning on a daily basis. All students have different ability levels, however, if their effort level is constant it indicates that they are doing their best to work to their potential. Over the weekend, the online Parent Teacher interview times will become available for you to meet with your child’s teachers in Week 2 of Term 3. Get in early to ensure that you get a time that is suitable to you.

Well done to the boys for their efforts in the Track & Field Carnival on Monday, their last in the Prep School. It was fantastic to see not only the boys trying to compete to the best of their abilities but also the enthusiasm and encouragement they gave not only to their fellow year members but also to younger students throughout the grades. They have been excellent role models throughout their final year!

On Friday afternoon to end the term, the boys will be heading to chapel at the Senior School. Parents are more than welcome to attend.

Finally, the Year 6 team would like to wish all the boys and parents a happy and safe holiday. We look forward to seeing you all again next term - happy holidays!
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K-2 Literacy Centre and 3-6 Library

Mrs Emma-Kate Smith, Mrs Jo Wheatley and Mrs Emma Wood

Knox Prep Literary Day 2018
August is a busy time of year in the Library with a number of events being held to celebrate Book Week.

Literary Day is an exciting Prep School event that celebrates our love of children's literature and ties in with the Children's Book Council of Australian Book Week Events. The theme this year is “Find your Treasure".

K-6 Literary Day will be held in the Prep Auditorium on Friday 24 August from 7am. The auditorium will be transformed into a bookshop and all boys in K-6 will have the opportunity to purchase a wide range of books for themselves. All classes will be allocated a time during the day and you will be advised of your son’s class time later this term.

Additionally during Book Week, the boys will have the opportunity to listen to our visiting authors and illustrators; Louise Park (Years K-2), Jacqueline Harvey (Years 3-4) and Mick Elliot (Years 5-6).

This year, we will hold our first K-6 Book Parade on Wednesday 22 August. More information will be given next term.

Volunteers for K-6 Literary Day
We are seeking volunteers from K-6 to assist with hanging artwork in the auditorium on Wednesday 22 August. If you are able to assist on the day, please email Mrs Wheatley.  

2018 NSW Premier's Reading Challenge
The holidays are a perfect opportunity to read books that can be added the the 2018 Premier’s Reading Challenge.  Remember to visit the Library before the holidays to borrow a few books.
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Musical Notes

Mr Ashley George, Miss Rebeccah Morris and Mrs Ali Irwin

Dates for the calendar - Term 3
Week 2 Saturday 4 August and Sunday 5 August - String Camp
Week 4 Sunday 19 August - NSW Band Festival

Years 3-6 Chapel
Knoxapella, the Senior Vocal Ensemble and the Year 6 String Group are all performing at Chapel Service next Friday 29 June. The service will be held in the Chapel at the Senior School and will commence at 1.30pm.

String Camp Week 2
String Camp is being held for all boys involved in the Prep Orchestra, Concert Strings and String Ensemble on Saturday 4 August (Prep Orchestra only) and Sunday 5 August (all String Ensembles) at the Prep School. This camp will provide a great opportunity for students to get to know each other, the Ensemble Directors and Music Staff and to workshop pieces. We would like all members to come to the camp so please make any necessary arrangements for your son to be there.

NSW Band Competition
This year all four bands will be competing in the annual NSW State Band Championships next term in Week 4, Sunday 19 August. Please lock this date in your calendar. All bands are performing in the Clancy Auditorium at The University of NSW located at Gate 9 on High Street, Kensington.  A permission form will be sent out early next term, closer to the event.

The exact times for each bands' arrival is below. All bands will perform approximately 45 minutes after their arrival call. There is no workshop, so once your son has performed, he will come back to the meeting area which is in the foyer of the Clancy Auditorium and can be taken home straight after the event. Closer to the event I will email all parents a map of the University which clearly shows parking and where the Clancy Auditorium is. Tickets for this event are $10/$5 and all school aged children are free. If your son cannot perform in this event, please email Miss Morris ASAP.

Arrival Times
Junior Band performing in the Wilbur Sampson Event - Arrive at 1.50pm
Intermediate Band performing in Robert McAnally Event - Arrive at 9.20am 
Senior Band performing in the Joe Cook Event - Arrive at 2.40pm
Performance Ensemble in the William Lovelock Event - Arrival at 12.30pm
Jazz Band performing in the Graeme Bell Big Band Event - Arrive at 3.30pm

Ensembles Term 3
All ensembles will resume as normal in Week 1 of Term 3. Please remember that if your son cannot attend a rehearsal for whatever reason, can you please email the ensemble director or Miss Morris.

Private Instrumental Lessons
There are still a few vacancies for all instruments/voice with our talented tutors in the Prep School. If your son is interested in learning an instrument please email Miss Morris.

NOTE: if your son is already learning an instrument at school and he cannot attend his lesson for whatever reason, 24hrs notice MUST be given to the tutor directly or you will be charged for the lesson. Please do not assume that because something is in the calendar (which means your son cannot attend his lesson) that your tutor will know about it. It is the responsibility of the parent to always inform the tutor of any absences. 
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Prep KPA

Knox Prep 'Vividly Inspired' Trivia Night
When: Saturday 25 August, 7.30pm
Where: Prep School Auditorium
Dress: Pick your team's favourite colour
Cost: $15 per person (includes professional trivia host and prizes)

To register, visit the payment portal by Friday 3 August and select Knox Parents' Association > Prep Trivia Night.
Please include the name of your table organiser in the 'Other Details' tab. For more information, please email Nia Luxton.

KPA Prep Trivia Night Invitation 2018 KPA Prep Trivia Night Invitation 2018 (824 KB)

Debating, Mooting and Public Speaking

Mr Ben Jackson, Oratory Coordinator

Oratory Success
What an end to the 2018 Term 2 Debating season! Congratulations to the Year 9 ISDA boys who were victorious at their Grand Final last Friday, debating in favour of law enforcement’s access to all our online communications. In the end, they convinced the panel of three expert adjudicators that right to privacy (championed by the opposition from Kambala) should be surrendered in favour of a safer world. Congratulations Dhruv Hariharan, Sam Druce, Tim Yoo and Ethan Ryoo.

These boys join the Year 9 FED boys (congratulations again!) as the champions of their age group in their respective competitions.

The Term 2 KDC Tournament also had its final round last week. Thank you to all the boys (and girls from Abbotsleigh) who participated – we hope that you enjoyed the social aspect of this tournament, and that it was helpful for continuing to refine your persuasive skills. The results from this tournament are being finalised, and will be released shortly. 

Term 3 is fast approaching, and we will be back with the CAS Debating Competition, as well as the Term 3 KDC competition and our usual weekly training sessions.

Have a restful and enjoyable break!

Mr Dan Schofield, Assistant Oratory Coordinator
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Knox Academy of Performing Arts - Music

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

Confident Performers Workshop for our SWE Musicians
Our Knox Symphonic Wind comprising of 74 members were incredibly fortunate to share in a ‘Confident Performers Workshop’ presented by Psychologist, Ms Sarah Hindle on Friday morning 22 June at 7.30am, really striking a chord with our boys' interest!

In particular I would like to thank and acknowledge the outstanding participation and engagement from our 74 SWE members in attendance. I am absolutely certain that all areas of this extensive topic resonated with our talented and passionate SWE Musicians, all of whom have left this performance psychology presentation, with an increased understanding, useful tips and strategies, for which may be implemented into all future performance experiences.



On behalf of all SWE Musicians, we would like to thank Ms Sarah Hindle for her outstanding presentation for which we are all most grateful.

Finally, a special thanks everyone for their tremendous contribution and engagement.
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Senior School Handwriting Course - Term 2 2018

Ms Rebecca Papageorgiou, Learning Enhancement

Each term, Knox holds a Handwriting Course designed to help improve the speed, accuracy and neatness of students’ handwriting, reducing tension and fatigue when writing for long periods of time. In 2018 the classes will be held by Ms Lisa Norton, an occupational therapist, who specialises in the development of skills necessary for handwriting and the remediation of handwriting difficulties.

We will be holding the course in Term 3, 2018. This term there will be 2 course options;

1. Introductory Handwriting Course for all students new to the program (7 weeks)
2. Review Handwriting Course for any student who completed the course in either Term 1 or Term 2 this year (5 weeks)

Both courses will begin in Week 2 on either a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, starting at 7.30am, once minimum numbers are confirmed.

A minimum of seven students, and a maximum of ten, ensures individual attention. The course costs $300 for seven sessions and $200 for five sessions of 45 minutes.

The Introductory seven week course includes a tub of theraputty, that is designed to improve hand muscle strength and fine motor skills.

Availability of places is dependent upon a first come first served basis. All students who miss out on a place in Term 3 will be placed on the waiting list for Term 4, 2018.

Should you be interested in pursuing this option for your son,  please contact Rebecca Papageorgiou in the Learning Enhancement Department ASAP.
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Social Justice

Mrs Helen Clarke, Head of Diversity, Justice and Stewardship

House of Welcome event last Friday night
The Ku-ring-gai Council Refugee Week event last week was a fabulous week of celebration of many cultures and stories of the positive contributions that have been made to Australian society. It was a night of entertainment, market stalls and cultural food and stories supporting the House of Welcome which works directly with refugees and people seeking asylum.

Congratulations to the following boys for their many hours of hard work to make the evening a success: Ethan Hansen (Committee), Lachlan Walker, Nick Palmer, Raghav Lall, Kai Yang, Lewis Clabburn; James and Joshua Gray (who were starters for the African drumming show), Renier Lambinon and Oli Pittman.

Come along to a launch of ‘Border Politics’ - a recent documentary narrated by Julian Burnside. Opening night is 1 July at the Randwick Ritz. Visit Facebook for ticket sales.

Year 12 support White Ribbon and Beyond Blue
Year 12 are supporting White Ribbon at their Formal with the boys generating a pledge that reflects their commitment to respect and care for their dates at this event. The boys are also supporting Beyond Blue. It’s great to see the boys thinking of others and supporting these initiatives with such enthusiasm. Well done, gentlemen!

Year 11 support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and White Ribbon
The Year 11 formal committee are busy working to help the Indigenous Literacy Foundation as their NAIDOC event. There are posters on display and the boys' support of the Foundation will provide books which are culturally and educationally suitable for remote Indigenous Communities. This is a wonderful initiative that the boys have developed to help others. They will promote this event at the Formal and in mentor meetings.  All boys are encouraged to support the Foundation and will purchase a wrist band to wear as a symbol of their support. 

Return and Earn at House Event for the Cancer Council
On Wednesday 27 June, we will be recycling for the Cancer Council. This is an important part of our sustainability program here at Knox - recycling for a sustainable world! Please impress on your sons the importance of recycling for a cause. Any boy interested in joining the committee, please see Mrs Clarke.

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!
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Year Group Newsletters from last Friday

From the Head of Knox Sports and Aquatic Academy

Mr Martin Haywood

It was another action-packed week in the Knox Sports Academy with many great things to report and a wide range of sporting selections and amazing achievements.

It all started last Friday with Knox 1st XI and 2nd XI Football playing under lights in front of a huge crowd. The support lifted our 1st XI to a brilliant 3-0 win over Cranbrook including a hat trick to Oliver Wiggin. The win has placed our 1st XI perfectly going into Term 3 and a crack at the CAS title. Our team is currently in 2nd spot and just one point off top place with three games to go.


On Saturday there was so much to be proud of around all of our venues including some great wins in Rugby against Cranbrook. Our U13/Year 7 group have had a tough time of it so far this season, yet they have stuck at it and trained hard with the belief they were heading in the right direction. It all came together on Saturday with some terrific wins against a strong Cranbrook Year 7 age group which will do our boys' confidence the world of good. There were also a number of big wins across all age groups which is encouraging for the boys and our coaching team.

Our Cross Country team also had a great day on Saturday with our U14s wining the combined CAS & GPS competition. This is a huge effort against some of the best Cross Country runners across Sydney. 

This week was also a busy time with regard to representative selections and awards in many sports. Knox is extremely proud to announce the following and wish the boys all the best in coming weeks:

Football
Finn Harricks, Ollie Scott and Ollie Wiggin were all selected in the NSW CIS Football team to compete at the NSW All Schools Championships. Three boys from Knox in a CIS Football team is an amazing achievement. Good luck boys.

Rugby
Congratulations to Lucas Chamen, Ethan Olling and Oliver Longhi who were selected in the CAS U16 squad to compete at the NSW Schools U16 Championships on the weekend.

The following boys have also been selected in the CAS Opens squad - Oscar Cheal, Will Kablau, Tom Leigh and Daniel Williams. These four boys will play in the NSW Schools U18 Trials on Tuesday 26 June (vs GPS) and Friday 29 June (vs ISA and CCC ).

AFL
We had two boys selected to represent CAS in their inaugural representative fixture vs GPS on Wednesday 27 June at Barker College. Good luck to Jack Brasher and Isaac Selverajah who will wear the Red and White of CAS for the first time.

In mid May at the end of three-games for the U16 Academy Series against the GWS Giants Academy, Braeden Campbell received all the recognition a young footballer could want. Even though he only played two of the three games, Braeden won the Swans Academy coaches’ Most Valuable Player Award, and the Players’ Player Award voted by his teammates. As well, he was one of 14 Swans Academy players named in the NSW-ACT RAMS team to play in the AFL U16 National Carnival against NT, Queensland and Tasmania in June and July. Great work Braeden and good luck.

Mountain Biking
I seem to be talking about Matt Dinham every week but his Mountain Biking is just going from strength to strength and he has just been rewarded with National selection. Sixteen cross-country and downhill riders will have the opportunity to compete for Australia after their selection in the National Junior Team for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland from 5-9 September. Good luck, Matt.

Surf Life Saving
Fourteen Knox Surf Lifesavers were commended for their work in the rescue and resuscitation of two men at Whale Beach in December. These students were awarded the Sydney Northern Beaches ‘Rescue of the Year’ at the Surf Lifesaving SNB Awards Night on Friday night. The students won this award for their work in rescuing two men who failed to resurface before a resuscitation ensued on 23 December 2017. Well done to Nicholas Dijon, Liam George, Jack Bregenhoj, Angus Kellaway, Dylan Gay, Archie Elliott, Max Zagorski, Edward Harrison, Will Harte, Barnaby Allen, Harrison Penn, Ben Rothery and Zack Bannigan who were involved in this rescue and resuscitation.

It was not the first major rescue for many of these students - with many of the same students winning the same award last year following their work during a mass rescue in November 2016.

Swimming
Good luck to several members of our Swim Team who will be heading to Hobart in the last week of July to contest the School Sport Australian Swimming Championships. Louis Bebb, Tane Bidois, Josh Collett, Josh Johnson, Justin Lee, Angus Menzies, Josh Mercer and George Zhu will represent Knox and NSW after qualifying through several carnivals in Term 1 & 2. Ethan Hansen was also selected in this NSW Team, however will head to Europe instead to compete at the Irish Swim Championships. Good luck!

Well done to Charlie Bladon who spent the past Saturday and Sunday at the Sydney Metro North East Senior Squad Development camp. Charlie spent the weekend refining his swim and relay skills alongside Knox Coaches, Mr Rob Chaffe and Mr Blake Heggie. This squad will then head to an area championships in August that will be held at Knox.

Fencing
On Sunday Ernest Lam (Y11) competed in the NSW State Cadet Championships where he won the Epee Men’s division. This is an outstanding achievement and coach Mr Santangelo is extremely proud.

Basketball
Best of luck to Campbell Green (Y11) who has just set off for the trip of a life time representing Australia in the FIBA U17 World Cup of Basketball. Campbell has come a long way under Head Coach Mr Jackomas and we are fortunate to have another year of Campbell playing for the Knox 1sts team in 2018/19.

Coming up
Knox will be represented by 70 students from K-12 at the Northern NSW & QLD Interschools Snow Sports Championships 2018, between 10-14 July. Knox will be looking to go better than last year and win the overall Northern NSW Interschools competition. The team will be looking to retain their status as number one snowboarding team and go back to back in winning the division whilst looking to take out the ski division.



Good luck team Knox!

Our next round of Knox sport will be played on Saturday 28 July. Have a safe and enjoyable break everyone.
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