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Holiday Happenings

Students and parents are reminded to check the Knox Portal for any training opportunities.

The Athletic Development Centre, Lawson Gym floor and Squash Courts are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-12 noon during the holidays (free of charge) for any students who wish to take advantage of this.

There are still places on the Football Camp. Please register via the notice under Knox Football Skills Camp 2017, below.

Knox Football Skills Camp 2017

Dates: Tuesday 4 July - Thursday 6 July (Junior) and Tuesday 11 July - Thursday 13 July (Senior)
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Curagal Field, North Turramurra
Registration: www.knox.nsw.edu.au/holidayfootball

Knox Football Skills Holiday Camp 2017 Knox Football Skills Holiday Camp 2017 (262 KB)

Knox Water Safety and Swim Skills Program

Mr Nick Warby, Director of Aquatic Sports

The Knox Sport and Aquatic Academy is proud to announce the inaugural Water Safety & Swim Skills Program.

This program will provide essential swimming and water safety skills to students at the Senior School to help prepare them for the summer ahead.

The program will include the following skills:
Introduction to water & swimming
Water Safety
Movement through the water and underwater including kicking
Freestyle, backstroke and introduction of other strokes
Introduction to diving underwater

The program is targeted at current students who would like to learn the basic skills of swimming to enable them to enjoy the Australian Water Lifestyle.

Cost: Free of charge
Day and time: Saturday mornings, 9am-10am
Program dates: The program will be conducted on Saturday mornings in Term 3, Weeks 4-8.
Year groups: This program is offered to students in Years 7-12.

This program is perfect for students who are at the beginning of their swimming journey.

To express your interest or for further information, please email Mr Nick Warby.
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School Holiday Camp

Train Like a Wallaby with a Wallaby
- 10-12 July July at Knox Grammar School.
- Wallabies participate in a Q&A and autograph sessions
- Two - three day camps filled with great rugby skills and drills
- For boys and girls aged 5-14 years

2017 Camp Wallaby Sydney Flyer 2017 Camp Wallaby Sydney Flyer (883 KB)

Combined Sports

Mr Stuart Newman, Director of Combined Sports

Fencing
2017 NSW U/15 Boys Foil Championship- Saturday 3 June

The 2017 NSW 15s Boys Foil Championship was held at Fencing NSW, Alexadria on Saturday 3rd June and it was always going be a very tough individual competition with 77 competitors nominated. Knox Grammar School was presented with 3 entries, each competing for the first-time Angus Dunk, Jermy Rotenstein, Austin Swaffer.

The students were excited at the opportunity as it was their first competition experience with electronic scoring. The competition exposed the students to how equipment and scoring system works but also the technical of rules and how bouts are refereed.

In the Qualifying Rounds Austin Swaffer, Jeremy Rotenstein fenced very well. Angus Dunk was competitive and very determined to score hits where he won bout, with all three progressing to next stage. The next round all three students fenced with effort but were eliminated. It certainly was a learning experience for the students and one that they enjoyed and overall left pleased with their performances and what they learnt.
Final rankings: 35 Austin Swaffer, 55 Jeremy Rotenstein, 63 Angus Dunk.

School Competition, Trinity Grammar School- Saturday 17 June

A Fencing competition against Trinity is always an enjoyable experience for all the student involved. Trinity had 19 students to the Knox 8, which allowed for the day to be run like a training camp, with the first hour all student spend bouting.

All students fenced electronic with a special mention to James Wong and Jamie Law, 1st and 2nd respectively in epee. Jackosn Young, Zachary Loofs, Geoffrey Chung, Mason Gao fenced brilliantly in foils amongst some tough bouts. Overall the students enjoyed themselves and rose to the challenge whilst forming a good camaraderie with the Trinity students.

AFL
Yrs 7/8 Div 2 Def By Shore
Best - Will Hornery, Angus Murphy, Will Junnier, Ben Moss, Louis Bebb
Player’s Player - Will Hornery

Yrs 7/8 Div 1 Black Def By Cranbrook


Yrs 7/8 Div 1 Blue Def St Ignatius 
Best - Rhett Masters, Daniel Brading, Will Hopkins, Dom Goddard, Patrick Bolger
Goals - Jack Harty 2, Daniel Beattie, Will Hopkins, Ed Ogilvy
Player’s Player - Will Hopkins

Yrs 9/10- BYE

2nds Def By Waverley College

1st Def Barker College
Best - Campbell Saddington, Kale Gabila, Isaac Selvarajah, Duncan McMaster, Jame Robertson
Goals - Campbell Saddington 4, Riley Freeman 3, Kale Gabila 2, Duncan McMaster 2, Braeden Campbell 2, James Robertson, James Roffe
Player’s Player - Isaac Selvarajah

Target Shooting
Saturday 17 June. Hornsby Rifle Range.  Long Range- 300m
Students shot two sight rounds and ten rounds rapid fire.

Alexander Voinovich - 31
Angus Ball - 39
David James - 37
Ethan Hanley - 37
James Cole - 45
John Hunter - 35
Nic Simpson - 46
Nicholas Ferry - 12
David Tan - 11
Michael Meyerhans - 40
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Football

Mr Stephen Roche, Director of Football

Knox vs Cranbrook CAS round 7
Round 7 had Knox travelling to Trinity, a notoriously challenging group of fixtures which make winning a tough ask, but all the more sweeter. This week’s trip to Trinity would prove to be the equivalent of a decadent dessert served up on MasterChef, with sweetness the main ingredient. Director of Knox Football, Steve Roche, says it was “the most successful outing against Trinity in my 13 years of coaching at Knox” and praises everyone for their contribution this week.

The Knox 1st X1 kicked things off this week with a big win to see them rise to outright 2nd place on the ladder, just a point behind St Aloysius. Again the Knox team set the pace early, leading the match 4-0 in just 25 minutes of play. Team captain, Hugo Forlico, led from the front, scoring two goals while setting the example during play. Alex Duffy also netted twice, one of which is a contender for goal of the season. Trinity fought back for a time, scoring 3 goals in reply, but Knox switched back on to close the game out 6-3. Marcus Hayden also earned praise for his performance in goals, producing some spectacular saves to maintain Knox’ stronghold. Head coach Kai Lammert says he is looking forward to seeing the boys carry this form into the back end of the season. Other results for the open’s saw the 2nd X1 win 2-1, while the 3rd’s went down 2-1. The 4th’s finished 1-1 in a good contest, the 5th’s and 6th’s won their matches, and the 7th’s went down in their fixture.

The 10A’s continue to improve each week, this week walking away with the win 3-1 as they march up the ladder. Nick Boyd and Tom Weber instrumental in helping their team to secure 2nd place on the CAS table, leaving just a point between them and 1st place Cranbrook. The 10B’s also enjoyed success, Henry Cross and Jared Meyer having strong games in a 3-2 win. The 10D’s produced an 8-0 win, Josh Stead and Ewan Shingler scoring a brace each in a dominant display. The 10C’s also tasted victory, winning 4-0 on the back of great performances from Alex Heintze and Jack Solomon. The 10E’s and 10F’s both suffered losses this week.

Congratulations to all Year 9 teams, again going through the week undefeated and conceding just three goals across seven matches. The 9E’s Joshua Pain scored a whopping 5 goals in his team’s 11-0 win, backed up by Maxwell Gillman’s hat-trick. 9F’s Ian Tay scored 4 goals in their 7-0 win, while 9A’s Jordy Segreto netted a brace in their 3-0 victory. The 9G’s Matt Lahoud also scored a brace in their 4-0 win, while Hugo Howell beat the keeper twice in a 4-1 triumph for the 9B’s. The 9D’s also won their fixture 4-1, while the 9C’s ran away with their match on the back of quality goal scoring from Will and Marcus.  

The 8E’s Robert Ly starred with three goals to his name in their 5-1 win, supported by a fantastic performance from Jake Huenerbein. A goal from 8A’s Lachlan Hui kept the team in the match, but his goal and a great showing from Max Mandera couldn’t quite get the win in a 2-1 loss. The 8B’s went down 2-0, while the C’s Jack Shepherd was instrumental in their 1-0 victory. The 8D’s Ethan Jones had a cracker of a game, scoring the only goal of the match to take the points. Rounding out the week for Year 8, the F’s triumphant winners 3-1, Cameron Austin-Clarke impressed the coach and the fans with his cool head and finishing ability.

Feature Game of the Week time, and this week it’s the 7F’s impressive showing away from home. Some excellent passing and moving around the pitch allowed the team to run rampant in a dominant display of attacking football. Playing a starring role for the side, Matt Miller beat an impressive Trinity keeper 4 times in a 5-0 victory. While the score was convincing, the Trinity keeper prevented the game from being a cricket score, making Matt’s effort even more impressive. Coach Dan Sheppard says the clean sheet for the boys was due to some good defence. “Composure at the back won us this game, the defensive effort was as solid as I’ve seen it all season,” he said. In other results for the 7’s, the A’s went down 4-1, while the B’s hold on to 1st place on the ladder after a 4-2 win. The C’s and D’s enjoyed wins also, while the E’s were too strong in their match, winning 8-2. The 7G’s went on a scoring rampage, taking their game 12-0, while the H’s and the I’s both suffered defeats.
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Outdoor Sports

Mr Kieran Donohue, Director of Outdoor Sports

Cross Country
A huge week for Cross Country, with Knox boys representing the school in three separate events - CIS Cross Country at Eastern Creek on Thursday, Cross Country 2017 Athletics NSW State Cross Country Championships in Nowra on Saturday and the King's Relay, also on Saturday!

Kings Relay
The 2017 King's Relays were held at the King's School grounds where Knox fielded one quality team led by Cross Country Captain, Ben Fitton. The team came a respectable 2nd in the CAS category.

Cross Country State Championships
Knox also had three representatives at the NSW Cross Country Championships in Nowra on Saturday. Sam Rockliff had another terrific run, placing second in the U16 category. This was even more impressive knowing that he was competing up an age group!

In the same event, Mitch Westhuizen and Josh Tait had respectable runs placing 8th and 14th in the state! Great performances from all three boys as they backed up from a hard run on Thursday at CIS Championships!

CIS Cross Country Championships, Eastern Creek

On Thursday 15 June, the 2017 CIS Cross Country Championships were held at Eastern Creek in cold and foggy conditions.

Knox Cross Country Captain Ben Fitton and  Vice Captain Tom Gordon, along with Luke Bray started the day well in the 17’s and 18’s events. Tom Gordon was the best out of the three placing 10th! This will see him progress to represent CIS at the State Cross Country School Championships.

It was then Zac Wyatt’s turn in the Under 16s 6km event, who also performed well to place 40th finishing with his trademark burst of speed on the final stretch.
 
Our most successful result of the day was the 15 years where the team of Mitch Westhuizen, Josh Tait, Ewan Shingler and Max Evans all had great runs. Both Westhuizen and Tait pushed the National Champion (Angus Beer of Newington) to the line to place 2nd and 3rd in an exciting race. 

With Ewan Shingler placing an amazing 17th (off limited preparation) and Max Evans having another improving run in 42nd, Knox were able to capture their 3rd consecutive CIS Team title in as many years!

Sam Rockliff once again showed why he will be hard to beat at the National Championships by winning the Under 14’s event by almost a minute. This continues Rockliff’s unbeaten record in his age group for the year. 

To finish off a great morning, our 13 years team of Spencer Selikowitz (25th), Will Francou (59th) and Matthew Pearson (61st) all had fantastic runs.

Congratulations to Tom Gordon (Yr. 12), Mitch Westhuizen (Yr. 9), Josh Tait (Yr. 9) and Sam Rockliff (Yr. 8) who will now represent CIS at the NSW All Schools Championships.

KnoxFit
The final KnoxFit session for the term involved a “tackle bag” session on Knox 1, with three rounds of the below:
Over head run with tackle bag
10 jumpover burpess
Tackle bag Slide Across oval
10 floor to head lifts with tackle bah
Tackle bag throw across oval

Congratulations to the following boys who achieved the best times:
Yr. 7 & 8
Yr. 9 & 10
Yr. 11 & 12

Mountain Biking

2017 Mountain Bike State Champs, Yellomundee National Park

On Sunday 18 June, a team of 14 Knox boys headed out to Yellomundee National Park to participate in the 9th annual NSW mountain biking championship. 

After weeks of overcast conditions and rain, the weather eased for the event. The work put in by the hosts, Western Sydney mountain biking club meant the track was rolling well and fast lap times were in order. 

The four hour relay format for the event meant that high intensity riding and short rest periods provided a race that challenged the boy’s fitness. Steep descents and rock gardens meant keeping focus was essential to avoid hitting the deck.

The Knox 1 team had a hard race in the senior division as they had a longer, more challenging course and were riding against older Year 12 counterparts. They managed a respectable 6th place and a podium finish is in sight for next year. 

The Knox 2 and Knox 3 teams were racing in a large field of 24 teams in the intermediate division which provided a tight race. The Knox 2 team gained 5 mins on the 1st place team in the last hour but ultimately finished an admirable 2nd place. The Knox 3 team had 1 less team member which meant longer stints out on the track but they held their own and finished 8th gaining valuable points for the team. 

Our sole junior team faced a field of 20 teams and consistent laps times meant the held onto 5th place. A special mention to Matthew Ifield who had a Nasty crash two hours in but kept riding and posting improving lap times. 

Our 2nd place overall finish is a huge commendation to the boys and the effort and resilience they put into the race. Thank you to the parents who drove out to the venue and supported the team for the duration of the race, it would not be possible without you.

Students representing Knox Grammar, included:

Knox 1    
Gill Garret (Y11)
Toby Marchant (Y11)
Luke Henning-Smith (Y11)                

Knox 2    
Charlie Sargent (Y10)
Hugh Phillips (Y9)
Jack Vizard (Y9)
Ethan Han (Y9)    

Knox 3    
Lachie Sky (Y10)
Chris Abberton (Y9)
Josh Johnson (Y9)

Knox 4
Finn Kane (Y8)
Jordan Fowler(Y8)
Matthew Ifield (Y7)

Orienteering 
Seniors cancelled due to wet weather.

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Rugby

Mr John Rownes, Rugby Coordinator

The Knox 1st XV travelled to Trinity on Saturday to play the second round of the CAS competition. Knox scored an early try and quickly established their authority on the match. However, Trinity struck back with a try and competed well throughout the first half. Knox asserted pressure upon the Trinity defence in the second half and extended their lead to where it appeared they would secure a comfortable win. The Trinity team remained determined and fought back to narrow the gap but not enough with Knox winning the match, 31-26. Nicholas Frost once again dominated the lineouts and found opportunities to run with ball. Ben Hansen has developed into a try scoring machine and repeated his long-range effort of last week. Very much the quiet achiever in the team, Jono Stenning worked tirelessly throughout the match.

The 2nd XV produced perhaps their most polished performance of the season defeating Trinity, 45-0. Cooper Morrison was strong up front while Beau Luland dazzled in attack, reminiscent of another Nowra great, Tony Branson. The 16A’s were quite clinical in their 24-0 win over a very good Trinity team. The defensive effort was especially good, while in attack they scored some excellent tries. None better than the very strong and determined effort by Oliver Hughes who managed to force the ball over the line when centimetres from the touch line. Trent Muskens at halfback provided consistently good service and Sam Rechner at outside centre continually sought opportunities to take on the opposition defence.

The highlight of the weekend was the wonderful effort from the 15A team. They faced a Trinity team that had been undefeated in the CAS over the past three seasons. This came to an end when a determined and resolute Knox team tackled them out of the match to win, 14-5.  

CAS Representative Rugby
The CAS U18 teams were selected following the matches on Saturday. Max Cutrone, Nicholas Frost and Michael Pavlakis gained selection in the CAS 1st XV, while Brady Dawson, Ottavio Galletta, Daniel Garing, Hunter Myers, and Matthew Woodcock have been selected in the CAS 2nd XV. Ben Hansen and Jono Stenning are included as shadow players.

CAS will play GPS on Tuesday 20 June at Knox before playing ISA on Friday 23 June at Curagul Field.
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Squash

Mr Ben Higgins, Director of Racquet Sports, Mr Eric van Arkkels, Head Coach and Ms Annie Gleason, 1st and 2nd Squash Coach

Knox 1st 1-2 Briars N You Lee started slowly finding his opponent challenging Nick tried hard to get into the match varying his plays unfortunately just not enough on the day loosing 0-3, A Soonius set the tempo early playing great length with some well struck forehand drives unfortunately Adam couldn't maintain the pressure going down 1-3 , F Hellen-Ford played to his strengths working the "T" well Finn varied his plays with some clinical drops going on to win 3-0.

K3 0-3 Barker1 R Despande stepped up as number1 player for team3 playing with great length Rishi found the back of court with some well played forehand and cross court drives just going down 2-3 in a hard fought match, Z Slomin found himself 0-2 down fighting to stay in the match came back to level at 2-2 with some well delivered drives and drops Zach unfortunately lost his focus loosing 2-3 , P Koch found his opponent challenging as Peter
tried to find his rhythm going down 3-0.

K4 3-0 Briars3 R Despande playing his second match started well dominating early Rishi varied his shots with some quality drops and drives wining 3-0 , P Koch also playing his second match set the tempo with some quality back hand drives and drops Peter took control wining 3-0 , T Joseph played a very determined match controlling the "T" playing some great forehand drives Thomas went on to win 3-0.

K5 2-1 Willoughby3 E Bakker found his opponent challenging vaaying his plays Eugene tried everything unfortunately going down 1-3 , L Hincks played two outstanding matches with great length and well placed drives and cross court shots Lachy went on to win 3-1-3-0 - Great Effort.

K6 3-0 Northmead1 a convincing win special mention to Christopher William who played two matches wining both and Luke Marinaki also having a comfortable win .

K7 2-1 K8 B Fraser set the pace early with some great drives and front of court boasts wining 3-0 V Zhong found it hard to settle into his match but credit to Victor he never stopped trying. J Ngo started strong with some great drives but couldn't maintain his momentum going down 1-3 A Bradshaw had a slow start but settled into the match with some hard fought rallies Archer played some well delivered cross court and forehand drives wining 3-1. E Albany and P Mehti played a hard fought match with both boys chasing every ball and Elliot finally wining 3-2 but credit to Pranav he never gave up. A very entertaining match.

K9 3-0 Barker3 R Somaiya  L Gee  A Lin Lacy this team is improving every week with a great performance Ricky Lachlan and Andy are looking good as the finals approach .

K10 2-1 Barker4 T Murray R Soutar both boys played well with some hard fought rallies and great length giving them the edge on the day.

K11 2-1 Barker5. K12 0-3 Northmead 2 our team fought hard on Saturday but went down to a very good Northmead side. Special mention to Marcus Goodge for playing two games .

K13 1-2 Briars4 F Bryant playing a hard fought 5 setter stayed focused Flynn played with great length to go on and win 3-2 J Harris tried hard to settle into the match unfortunately not his day but credit to James he never gave up.

K14 2-1 Briars6 J Brooks controlled the match with a very dominating performance working the "T" and delivering some great forehand drives Jordan went on to win 3-0, O Weeding wining by forfeit. S Suresh found his opponent 
challenging but credit to Shiv he never gave up .

K15 2-1 Barker7 well done by all. K16 2-1 Barker8 J Brooks playing his second match of the morning set the tempo early with some great forehand and cross court drives giving Jordan the match 3-0. D Wade tried hard to stay in the match chasing every ball unfortunately going down 1-3. M Slattery played a very determined match with some powerful serves and well delivered drives giving Matt the match 3-1 .

K17 3-0 Briars 5 well done by all.

K18 3-0 Barker13 J Watts playing a year12 student set the tempo with the best delivered serves of the day wining one game 15-0 Josh worked the court playing great length going on to win the match 3-1. L Cheng and J Ahmad wining by forfeit.
 
To all the Knox Squash players - great effort by all.

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Tennis

Mr Ben Higgins, Director of Racquet Sports

Saturday 17 June saw Knox take on Trinity away in our Open teams. The 1st team had a great battle with our fiercest rivals. The doubles got off to a good start going 3-1 up putting us in a good position. Jason Xu won his singles comfortably. Hugo La Hei lost a close match to a good junior player 6-7 and Pedro lost to no.1 player 2-6. This meant we were 4-3 up needing Charlie to win his singles. Charlie played a solid match to get the win for Knox 5-3 overall.

The 2nd team were again too strong for their opponents and won 7-1 with a good singles win from Max Nguyen. The 3rd team won comfortably 5-1 whilst the 4th team lost a very close match by one game separating the two teams. The 5th team were away at Haberfield Tennis Centre and won 5-1 whilst the 6th team found things tough and lost 1-5. Teams 7th -9th played an internal round robin at Morona Avenue.

The 10A team fort valiantly, but unfortunately lost 2-4 with some good play from No.1 player Harry Wagstaff. Teams B- D all lost 0-6 overall but tried hard against a strong opposition. Team E played an internal round robin at Morona Avenue.
The Year 9A- D teams all won very comfortably 6-0 overall showing what a strong year group we have. Well done to Luke Rowbottom on a great performance winning 6-0 in his singles. Teams E-I played an internal round robin doubles competition at Regimental Park, where all of the boys worked well.

The Year 8A team played an exciting match winning by 2 games to separate the two teams. The B team lost 0-6 being short a player due to sickness. The C and D teams both lost very close matches by only a few games to split the teams. Teams E-G played an internal round robin doubles competition at Regimental Park also and had a lot of fun!

The Year 7A and B teams did well to win 4-2 and the C and D teams were too strong for their opponents winning 6-0 and only dropping a few games. Teams E- H played an internal round robin doubles competition at Regimental Park also.

Overall it was another strong performance from Knox Tennis with Knox winning 60% of matches played. Well done to the Tennis boys on another successful Term of Tennis and hope you all keep up the Tennis during the holidays.
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Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701
Online: Download the 'Prep Skoolbag' or 'Senior School Skoolbag app' - search 'Knox Grammar' in the app store
Sport fixtures are advertised on the fixture schedule on the Knox Portal.

These fixtures can change due to many factors and changes after 3pm on Fridays due to wet weather, cancellations or forfeits will be advertised on the sports info website and wet weather number. 
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Boarder Travel to Sport

Any boarder who needs assistance with travel arrangements to each Saturdays sport should check with their coach to assist in arranging transport.
Where this has not been successful then students should check with their housemaster to assist with arrangements.
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Uniform

Any student attending any Knox sporting fixture and/or venue must be properly attired in either track suit or school uniform.

No Dogs Allowed Policy

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we have a No Dogs Allowed policy. Dogs are prohibited, leashed or unleashed, on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs.
Dogs may not be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

Signage has been installed and our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are a dog-free school.   If you bring a dog onto school property, you may be approached by the School's Security Team and asked to leave.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this safety initiative.
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Parking for Saturday sport at the Senior School

Due to construction of our exciting new Knox Performing Arts Centre/Junior Secondary Academy, we are no longer able to provide parking at Woodville Ave for families attending sports fixtures at the Senior School campus. Parking is available in the Borambil Street underground carpark for weekend sport. Where possible, we encourage boys and parents to use public transport for travel to and from the Senior School campus.