Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

What a great day Thursday 10 September was at CAS Track and Field! Beautiful weather with great support which started at the Assembly and finished with the last race of the night. I would like to congratulate all those students who competed and supported the team in its efforts at this always great occasion. Knox had some fantastic results however congratulations to Barker then Trinity and then St Aloysius. In talking to staff and students afterwards I know they are all looking forward to the challenge that 2016 will bring. » Read More

Congratulations also to all Swimmers on their great efforts at State championships.  

On the week-end, Summer Sports Trials and training occurred with all students involved in these trials.  Coaches continue to observe and analyse and start to select teams for the coming season.  

In these coming holidays please note that the Athletic Development Centre will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7am – 11am (excluding Monday 5 October).    

Cricket Fixtures and trips will occur, Basketball tournaments and camps are on, as well as opportunities for Tennis and Waterpolo players to enjoy their chosen Sport.  

I wish everyone the best for the coming holiday and encourage all students to have a break but at the same time take advantage of all that is on offer in order to prepare for the coming sports season.  

All sport resumes on Tuesday 6 October, the first day of Term 4.   

Quote of the Week

'Keep your face in the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.'
Helen Keller

Action from the CAS Track and Field Championships.

HIGHLIGHTS

Knox Dog Policy - new policy for parents

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we are moving to a No Dogs Allowed policy. It is unlawful for dogs (Companion Animal Act 1998), leashed or unleashed, to be on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs. » Read More

Dogs may no longer be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

New signage will be installed over the coming weeks reflecting this change in policy. Our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are moving to 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.

PREP SPORT

Basketball and Cricket Skills Programs

The Basketball and Cricket skills programs will finish on Friday 11th September

K-6 Football Skills Program - Term 4

Knox Sports Academy is offering a K-6 Football Skills Program in Term 4. For more information, please see the flyer below. » Read More

Prep School holiday camps and clinics

In the upcoming school holidays, we are offering a range of sports camps and clinics for Prep students. For more information, see the flyers below. » Read More

Basketball Holiday Program - Y3-11

Basketball Skills Holiday Clinic - September 2015 Basketball Skills Holiday Clinic - September 2015 (691 KB)

Tennis Holiday Program - K-4

Red and Orange Ball Tournaments - September 2015 Red and Orange Ball Tournaments - September 2015 (480 KB)

Cricket My Coach Program - Y3-12

My Coach Cricket Master - September 2015 My Coach Cricket Master - September 2015 (294 KB)



Success at NSWCIS Track and Field Championships

On Wednesday 9th September, 10 Knox athletes (Benji Allen, Joshua Banfield, Dash Bryant, William Constable, Ryan Johnson, Tom Osborn, Max Purcell, Sam Rockliff, Alex Sherlock & Will Shortis) represented IPSHA at the NSWCIS Track & Field Championships at SOPAC. We had boys representing in both track and field, competing against the best from independent regions across the state. Many of the athletes came home with personal best performances and improved places on previous carnivals. » Read More

Knox dominated the 800m events with William Constable (11yrs) being awarded silver and Sam Rockliff (12/13yrs) gold in a record time of 2.13.23 an amazing 6 seconds ahead of the second place runner.

Alex Sherlock (11yrs) and Tom Osborn (13yrs) received gold for their great runs in the 100m finals. Our 4 x 100m Senior relay won their qualifying heat with superb baton changes and then placed 3rd in the final.

William, Sam, Tom, Alex, Max & Dash will now represent NSWCIS at the NSWPSSA Championships in October.

Well done to all boys who represented Knox and IPSHA!

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

EducationUSA

Following are the details of the information sessions EducationUSA will be holding in September. » Read More

US Undergraduate Information Session + Sport Scholarship Information Session 
Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 
Time: 1:30 for 2:00-4:00pm
Location: EducationUSA, US Consulate General, Level 10, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney
Intended Audience: High school students aiming to compete in NCAA college sport + parents and students interested in learning about the US undergraduate application process. 

US Undergraduate Information Session + Sport Scholarship Information Session
Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 
Time: 1:30 for 2:00-4:00pm
Location: EducationUSA, US Consulate General, Level 10, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney
Intended Audience: High school students aiming to compete in NCAA college sport + parents and students interested in learning about the US undergraduate application process. 

Original Photo ID is required for entry to the Consulate.

For further information and details of how to book contact 
sydney@educationusa.info   9373 9230

Holiday access to the Athletic Development Centre

The Athletic Development Centre will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7am-11am (excluding Monday 5 October).

Senior School holiday programs

In the upcoming school holidays, we are offering a range of sports camps and clinics for Senior School students. For more information, see the flyers below. » Read More

Basketball Holiday Program - Y3-11

Basketball Skills Holiday Clinic - September 2015 Basketball Skills Holiday Clinic - September 2015 (691 KB)

Fast 4 Tennis Competitions - Y7-11

Fast 4 Tennis flyer - September 2015 Fast 4 Tennis flyer - September 2015 (464 KB)

Cricket My Coach Program - Y3-12

My Coach Cricket Master - September 2015 My Coach Cricket Master - September 2015 (294 KB)

Snow Sports National Championships

Following one of Knox’s most successful results at the NSW Interschool State championships, 9 amazing athletes represented the School at the 2015 Australian National Snow-sport Titles this past week. » Read More

The competition was fierce and spirits high as all boys put their best ski forward, tackling every course with the stealth of an athlete and humility of true champions. 

Joshua Richter (year 5) kicked off the Interschool Championships with an incredible performance, putting down solid run after run as he held his own in between a cluster of competitive athletes. The Division 3 Alpine boys Bodhi Phillips, Sebastian McCaughey and Thomas Constable followed soon after with an incredible result- ranking 5th as a team Nationally.

The days started at dawn and ended at dusk as the sun droned on during the day, melting the snow before our very eyes. Nevertheless Knox held their own, making the most of every minute on wet spring slush, that some organisers still called snow.  Whether it was warm up laps at 7am or playful twists and turns down the hill in the late afternoon sun all team members ensured the Knox colours were always present.

Michael Salerno (year 4) was an absolute standout at Nationals this year as the young racer demolished his competition on race day, bringing home a well-earned Silver medal for Division 5 Skier Cross.

The Moguls event was earmarked as the event to watch as a high standard of competitors flooded the hill with tactile turns and jumps. The Australian judges watched and scored with an eye for perfection. Our valiant Division 3 team, Luke Bowers and Sebastian McCaughey held the Knox name high during competition validating their strong team dynamic in ways that can only be described as skilled and fearless.

Our Division 3 Snowboard boys, Mac Omm and Zac Graham and Division 1 Hamish MacDonald ended our week in style as they faced off against the best school athletes that Australia had to offer. With snowfall a distant memory and race conditions resembling a hot summer’s holiday, the boys never complained or showed anything other than grace and perseverance throughout the entire week. 

We are all proud to be part of such a stand out team. This season Knox has certainly left their mark amongst other schools as not only a force to be reckoned with, but also a team that supports each other throughout all divisions and events. Compassion and integrity were always demonstrated as team mates were always around to lend a helping hand or shoulder of support. 

What an epic way to end this year’s Snow Sports season. Enjoy the summer break and we will be looking for all skiers and snowboarders to join the team for the 2016 season!

Track and Field - CAS Track and Field
Chris Pittman, Director of Track & Field

The perfect weather conditions continued from our CAS/ISA invitational season into the 2015 CAS Championships which were conducted at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC) on Thursday the 10th September 2015. For many of our athletes the CAS Championships is the culmination of twelve months of continuous hard work. » Read More

The coaches, Director of Track & Field and the Head of The KSA were impressed by all performances and particularly proud of the 23 personal bests on the night. Although the team was hoping for an overall stronger result, we as a team left the arena optimistic for the 2016 season in the knowledge that if we make a committed and purposeful approach to training we can bridge the gap to our fellow CAS Schools. 

Nicholas Frost was the heart and soul of Knox Track and Field in 2015. His program was extensive and his efforts nothing short of epic. Nicholas placed 3rd in the U16 Javelin with a throw of 54.36m, 2nd in the Open Discus throwing 40.82m, 2nd in the U16 Hurdles with a time of 15.56sec, 1st in the U16 Discus with a throw of 50.35m, 1st in the U17 Shot Put with a throw of 15.43m, 4th in the Open Hurdles with a run of 16.22sec, 1st in the U17 Discus with a throw of 48.00m and 1st in U16 Shot Put with a throw of 15.51m. Congratulations Nicholas Frost. 

Benjamin Fitton also showed unwavering commitment to the team by completing the Open 3000m running a 25sec Personal Best of 10:03.94sec, U16 110m Hurdles, U16 800m, U17 110m Hurdles and the U16 High Jump.

Austin Thomson was yet again another impressive team member by completing the U14 Hurdles, placing 1st in the U14 800m in an impressive 2:06.93sec, placing equal first in the U14 100m in 12.03sec, placing 1st in the U14 400m in a time of 54.29sec and being a valuable team member of the U14 4x100m relay team.

John Hunter also competed across a very busy program throwing 12.22m in the U13 Shot Put, 1st place in the U13 Discus with a throw of 38.15m and 2nd place in the U14 Discus with a throw of 43.45m.

The dynamic duo of Peter Sherlock and Jack Brasher again provided two of the most exhilarating races of 2015, both athletes placed 1st in U15 800m Championship and Division races clocking 2:05.43sec and 2:07.47sec respectively. Rory Cheal responded to these strong performances with a blistering 2:02.60sec 800m to win the U16 800m Championship race. Rory then completed the extremely difficult 400m/800m double placing 2nd in the U16 400m running 52.01sec.

I would like to pass on a huge thank you to our coaches have worked tirelessly to provide a continuous and varied training program to increase the athleticism of all students at Knox. The goal for the future is to increase overall participation to build the depth we need to reduce the pressure placed on a small number of athletes. 

Full results from the CAS Championships and the entire invitational season can be found on the Knox Portal.


REGULAR NOTICES

Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701
Website: www.knox.nsw.edu.au/sport » Read More

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. 

A mini website has been created for Prep and Senior School students and parents to get the latest sport wet weather information via their smartphone. Please visit and bookmark www.knox.nsw.edu.au/sport.

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. » Read More

Where this has not been successful then students should check with their housemaster to assist with arrangements.

Uniform

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

Mouthguards

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

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


Knox Portal

Prep School Sport
Senior School Sport

Fixtures

Prep School fixtures
Senior School fixtures

Wet Weather and
Sports Information

www.knox.nsw.edu.au/sport

Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701

Prep Sport Office

Phone: 9473 9308
Email: Bonnie McDonald

Senior Sport Office

Phone: 9487 0127
Email: Liz Smith