Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

Week 2 sees the start of the Winter sports season. However, before I talk about Sport I would like to congratulate all those involved in last weekend’s Anzac Day services and on Sunday for the school’s Anzac Day service. » Read More

The Cadets, the Pipes & Drums and the musicians as always are a credit to the school and I congratulate them and thank them for their efforts here and in Sport. I look forward to all their involvement in Gala Day.

This Thursday sees the Captains of Sport announced as well as those selected in this weekend's 1st teams. I would also like to wish good luck to our swimmers and divers who are competing at NSW CIS Championships tonight and tomorrow.

Also, please note I have put in a short piece about mouthguards for all our contact sports.

Good luck this weekend - enjoy Gala Day - I thank all those who are doing sport and performing in KAPA events.


Quote of the Week

'Nothing is worth more than this day.
You cannot relive yesterday.
Tomorrow is still beyond our reach.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Congratulations to Thomas Mountstephens who placed 3rd overall at the NSW Gymnastics Championships.

HIGHLIGHTS

Fencing - Matthew Dall’Asen

Matthew Dall’Asen has returned from overseas. He has come back with a silver medal from the Philippines and also, after competing at the FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships in Tashkent in Uzbekistan, his world cadet ranking is now 57. » Read More

Matthew has been invited to meet the International Olympic President who is in Australia at present at Homebush on Wednesday.

Gymnastics - Thomas Mountstephens

During the school holidays Thomas Mountstephens placed 3rd overall at the NSW Gymnastics Championships. As a result he has been selected in the NSW team to compete at the National Championships in Melbourne next month.

Track and Field - Nick Frost

Nicholas Frost has again set new benchmarks and challenge the best in Australia with exceptional results. » Read More

Nicholas travelled  to Perth WA to contest The 2015 Asics Australian Teams Championships for U13 and U15 athletes which was held on Sunday 26th April 2015.

Nick battled 13 of Australia’s best Multi event athletes to claim a National Gold medal with an incredible 3,792 points across 5 events. Nick clocked 12.39sec and a new Personal Best in the 100m, Jumped 5.72m and clocked another Personal Best in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 13.83sec. After the first three events Nick was in 5th place with some 400 points to make up to the leaders. The Discus was always going to be Nick’s opportunity to change the tone of the competition and that he did with a colossal 62.17m throw to take the lead over his nearest competitor by 134 points. By controlling the 800m race Nick secured the Gold medal and an outstanding representation of NSW at the National Championships.

Knox Grammar School is extremely proud of this achievement.  

PREP SPORT

2015 Winter Sports

The Term 2 winter sports training schedule is posted at Prep Sport under ‘Training Schedules’. The Weekly Sports Bulletin on the Portal lists further details regarding your son’s sport. » Read More

All boys should have their correct sporting equipment and attire for training and match play. If in doubt, please the Sports Department.

Terms 2 teams listing for Football, Rugby and Winter Tennis
Team lists are posted under the individual sports section on the Portal. e.g Football team lists, please go to the Football section on the Portal. For AFL, the team is selected and for Fencing, Karate, Orienteering and Golf, boys are not placed into teams.

Athletics Development and Fitness for the Brain programs

The abovementioned programs are posted on the Portal under ‘Forms’ and commence in Week 2.

Gala Day - uniform

A reminder that boys attending Gala day as spectators are to wear either their Sports Uniform or school tracksuit.

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.  


Prep Sport information

All information regarding Knox Prep Sport is listed on the Knox Portal under Prep > Sport. Please check the Sports Page each week.

Sport Venues

There is a Directory of Venues listed on the Knox Portal under 'Directory of Venues' and on the Prep Skoolbag app. » Read More

Tennis Lessons K-6

Semester 1 (Term 2) Tennis Lesson enrolment forms are posted on the portal under 'Tennis » Read More

Please complete a 2015 Term 2 form and return to Ms McDonald to reserve a place. All information is on the form. Tennis lessons commence as of Week 2.

Term 2 weekend sports fixtures

Saturday fixtures for Fencing, Golf, Karate, and Orienteering are given to the boys at their training sessions. » Read More

For AFL, Football, Rugby and Winter Tennis, fixtures are posted on the Portal under ‘Sports Fixtures’. It is imperative parents check the Portal every Friday in case there has been a fixture change. 

Reading the Fixtures
On the Sports Fixtures page, the fixtures will be listed by sports (eg. Basketball, Cricket, Tennis, Teeball). Click on to the relevant sport. Scroll down to find your son’s team which you have located previously on the team list under the individual sport.  Go to the column for the required Saturday/round of play.

Sample fixture as follows:

 

Year 3
Cricket 
Saturday 1 February
Round 1
 
 
9A
Scots

Cooper Park 1

9.30am
This is opposition

This is the venue

This is the time of the match


With the above Fixture you will see ‘Cooper Park 1’ as the venue. You will need to then go to the ‘Directory of Venues’ (on the Knox Portal) and scroll down to Knox Grammar School and see if it is one of our venues or scroll down to Scots (as this is the opposition) and see if it is a Scots venue. Cooper 1 is a Scots venue and there you will see the address, which you could check via Google Maps.

We ask that parents do not contact other schools regarding where their son may be playing for a fixture. Please contact Ms McDonald for any fixture/venue query before Friday 3pm.
 

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Gala Day - uniform

A reminder that boys attending Gala day as spectators are to wear either their Sports Uniform or school tracksuit.

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.  


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.

Knox Dog Policy

Please note that Knox Grammar School has introduced a policy regarding dogs on our property and that all dogs on Knox property must be restrained on a lead at all times. » Read More

Owners must also immediately clean up after their dogs.

Uniform

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

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