Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

It was great to see over 130 athletes at the CAS Invitational Track & Field meet last Saturday.  I look forward to seeing this week-end’s dress rehearsal for all team members at SOPAC. » Read More

Congratulations to all Squash teams who won their grand final and also to all those who were involved.  A great achievement.  Congratulations again to our Orienteers, who won the Metroleague.  It is wonderful to see students continuing to develop their skills with this high level competition.  

On Thursday September 10 the CAS Track and Field Championships will be held and I encourage all students to come along and show their support on the day.  The forms are attached in this week’s bulletin.  
 
All Summer sports choices should now be in, Period 7 Sport has commenced and trails for 1 st and 2nds teams have been advertised.  Students should ensure they have checked with the MIC for all opportunities to be involved.  

Good luck to Vincent Dai as he competes in the World Juniors Swimming Championships in Singapore.  


Also to  Michael Potter who is currently in Andorra, France competing in the U19 World Cup Mountain Biking Championships.

Quote of the Week

'Make each day your masterpiece.'
John Wooden

Ricky Somaiya, Jason Henery and Ben Sterrett following last week's Squash Grand Final.

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PREP SPORT

NSWCIS win NSWPSSA Rugby Championships.

Four Knox Preparatory boys were part of the NSWCIS winning team at the NSWPSSA Championships held in Sydney last week.

Jake Buchanan, Harry Gosper, Tom Nathan and Luke Tucker played an integral part in their CIS team reaching the grandfinal against Sydney South West. The game was a tough fought battle with CIS winning 17-9 and being crowned State Champions.

Congratulations, boys!

Summer Sports

On Saturday 12th September the summer sports regradings will take place in preparation for Term 4 summer sports. Details will be available in due course. » Read More

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

CAS Track and Field permission form

Parents of boys attending CAS Track and Field are required to please complete and return the form below to the Sports Office. » Read More

Orienteering

Congratulations to the Orienteering team for their success at the NSW schools championships last Sunday. » Read More

The competition involved monthly heats for 5 months, competing against 5 other teams of 6 runners from public clubs around NSW. The teams are open age with most consisting of adult competitors, making the Knox the only student only team. The Knox team consisted of Thomas Gordon, Jackson Booth, Heath Wallace, Isaac Roberts, David Tan along with coaches Nic Pittman and Dylan Sherman. 

After winning 4/5 heats, the team competed in the finals this Sunday against Garingal Orienteers. Knox won, 33 to 21, taking out first, second and fourth places for individual times. Well done to Thomas Gordon for placing first in the division, with a time of 30 minutes and 20 seconds. 

A huge thank you to all parents for their support at every event and perseverance with some very long drives to remote locations. 

Squash

The 2015 Winter Squash Grand Final was held last Saturday morning at Thornleigh Squash Centre. » Read More

This was a morning where the top two teams from each division competed to be champions. Knox had the largest number of teams competing in the finals with 16 teams making it into the Grand Final round. 

There were lots of smiling faces as students received trophies and medals to congratulate them on their wonderful seasons. Special mention to the Knox 2nds, Knox 16th, Knox 18th & Knox 29th for their extremely tough matches and exceptional sportsmanship on the day. Thank you to all the different teams, and Knox boys who competed this season and we are looking forward to many more seasons to come. 

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

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.

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