Students have been encouraged to have a break in the first week after winter sport, however for some it was the commencement of their next sporting season for Track & Field starting at ES Marks for the Knox contingent.

Students who had been on year 8 camp or who were not preparing for HSC, or away on Cadet Promotions courses attended the first of the Track and Field trials last Saturday. Those involved all did well in the cold conditions and enjoyed the day.

This week sees a small band compete in the schools knock-out at SOPAC Wednesday evening and the next invitational on Saturday at SOPAC.

I want to wish all those in the Squash grand finals this week-end all the best and good luck.

Next week sees the start of trials for Years 7 -10 in Period 7 for their summer sports and also preparation for the coming season. It also continues the trials for 1sts and 2nds teams and students are to check the portal for details.
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'In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.'
Les Brown

AGM Information

Tuesday 30 August – Knox Pymble Swim Club AGM, LG4 Classroom 6.00pm
Tuesday 6 September – Basketball Supporters AGM, 7.00pm, KG1 Classroom 7.00pm

Sport training and activities for the rest of Term 3

Week 6
Students will get changed at lunch as normal for Period 7 Sport and will report to the Lawson Centre where they will be put into their sporting groups and be informed of the coming trials.
Students who have qualified for Winter Season Squash Grand Finals will continue to train in Period 7 or after school for these Squash finals.   
Trials and Training for 1sts and 2nds teams and some A teams will commence from Week 6 and any student wishing to be involved should check with the MIC.        
Students who would like to maintain or improve fitness are able to attend the Athletic Development Centre before school, after school and on Saturday morning between 7.30am-11am.  

Week 7 
Training for 1sts and 2nds teams continue, please check the Portal.  Period 7 Sport commences for Years 7 – 10.  Students are reminded to get changed at lunch-time into PDHPE gear.  
Track and Field commenced in Week 5 and students who still wish to be involved should contact Mr Andrew Ferris    
Period 7 sport for summer will formally commence from week 7.  
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AFL

Mr Joey Britton, MIC AFL

2016 AFL End of Season Function - Friday 9 September 2016

2016 AFL End of Season Invite 2016 AFL End of Season Invite (407 KB)

Track and Field

Mr Andrew Ferris, Track and Field Director

Australian Cross Country Championships
Two Knox harriers were selected to represent New South Wales at the National Cross Country Championships on the weekend.

With gale force winds and single digit temperatures, conditions were certainly tough.  Ben Williams ran fantastically to record a 38th place finish.  Well done Ben!  Unfortunately for Sam Rockliff, sickness forced him to withdraw, the KSA wishes Sam all the best for a speedy recovery.

Track and Field CAS/GPS/ISA Invitational #1
Close to 50 boys made the journey to E.S. Marks Athletics Field to contest the first invitational of the season.  Conditions were as close to ideal and the sprinters took full advantage.

The hurdlers started the season with a bang with all three of Knox’s hurdlers running national qualifiers. Although not electronic timing, it certainly set the tone for the rest of the season.  Well done Riley Hemsworth, Charles Barclay and Jackson Ellis.

With a gentle breeze across the track the 100m and 200m sprinters had no trouble reaching full flight.  Hunter Nicholas, Tom Brown and Lewis Clabburn led the way, running 11.3 seconds or quicker for the 100m.  Other standouts included Colin Ojah, Rhys Williams, Sam Matruglio and Tom Osborn.  In the 400m Josh Batten led the way with 3rd.  Other top performances over one lap came from Jasper Spiller and Mark Buddee.

The middle distance runners started their campaigns well with Mitch Westhuizen, Charlie Herdman and Sam Schofield recording top 3 finishes.

The 13 year age group had a great battle in the Long Jump, so much so, that the officials were overwhelmed by the number of Knox competitors.

Knox showed great depth in Shot Put with many athletes occupying the top 5 spots.  Lachlan Antoinette and Lucas Chamen won the 16’s and 14’s respectively.  Tom Shannon was runner up in the 13’s.  Brady Dawson, Brendan Kreymborg, Stephan Du Plooy and Ben Shariat all had top 5 throws.  The Discus throwers also had a strong showing.  Lachlan Antoinette, Henry Kinsey, Lucas Chamen, Brady Dawson, Jacques Du Plooy and Riley Hemsworth all finishing in the top 3.  Well done to Zac Bannigan on taking out the Javelin in his first competition. 

Overall the team had a great first showing and will continue to build throughout the season. This week the senior team has two competitions at SOPAC with Knockouts on Wednesday and then Invitational #2 on Saturday.  The bus will depart Woodville Ave at 7:00am.

Athletes should wear the Knox Track & Field singlet and shorts (or their PDHPE shorts).  Also bring a water bottle, athlete friendly snacks and sunscreen.

Here is a link to the program and results from the first invitational.
https://start.knox.nsw.edu.au/Collaboration/Student%20Groups/sss/trackandfield/CAS-ISA%20Invitational/default.aspx 

The Prep School will compete at the Kings Invitational on Saturday and then make their way to SOPAC for the IPSHA carnival.
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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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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.

Mouthguards

It is school policy that we recommend all students wear mouthguards for training and games for AFL, Football and Rugby.

Coaches have been asked to check that students have them as training will be modified if they do not have them.  


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