The long weekend was a great opportunity to give the body a rest and spend some quality time with the family. I hope everyone enjoyed their Queen's Birthday long weekend.

Just prior to the break, many of our talented U16 Rugby players went to trial for the representative CAS Rugby squad to compete in the NSW Schoolboy trials next week. Knox is proud to announce as many as nine players have been selected for CAS this year. This is great representation and just reward for their sensational results vs GPS schools and a strong Cranbrook team so far this term. Good luck lads. Selected - Sean Kennedy, Will Kablau, Oliver Hughes, Oscar Cheal, Tom Constable, Sam Rechner, Oliver Evans, Enrique Grobler, and Dan Breden.

Last week Knox Grammar held the launch of the Track & Field season with the running of the 3000m event around Knox 1 whilst the rest of the boys were introduced to our new Talented Athlete Program (TAP) being trialled in 2017. Congratulations to Mitch Westhuizen who won the Open 3000m event, continuing his great form from the Cross Country season. Knox is making a real effort and gearing towards a big CAS season of Track & Field in Term 3. For more information on the Track season, please do not hesitate to call the KSAA or come in and talk to Mr Donohue.<.a> We are all really excited about the talent in this TAP program and keen to give the CAS Championships are real shake this year.

For those boys wanting to compete at the school championships on Wednesday 21 June and have not yet completed their registration form, please go and see
Mrs Liz Smith urgently.

Congratulations to Braeden Campbell - selected in the NSW All Schools AFL team to head off to Perth in Term 3 for the School Sport Australia AFL Carnival. Braeden was also voted the Most Valued Player of the NSW All Schools Carnival (by selectors).

The week ahead
We move straight back into our regular routine of midweek training this week then we play Trinity Grammar in the majority of sports in the Senior School this Saturday.

Go the Black & Blue.


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Knox Football 2017

End of Season Celebration
Please join us for a special cocktail evening to celebrate another great season of Knox Football.

Date: Saturday 5 August
Time: 7pm - 11.30pm
Venue: Roseville Golf Club
RSVP: Friday 21 July

2017 Knox Football Invitation 2017 Knox Football Invitation (2375 KB)

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)

Rugby

Mr John Rownes, Rugby Coordinator

The first round of the CAS competition was played on Saturday 3 June. The fixtures with the GPS schools provided an opportunity to play in a consistently strong series of matches and after five matches with the GPS schools, the Knox teams were well prepared to take on Cranbrook.

The Knox 1st XV met Cranbrook at Hordern Oval encountering a very willing and gallant opponent who tackled tigerishly throughout the first half, nullifying much of the Knox attack. Two penalty goals kicked by the Cranbrook five eighth kept them in the tight first half. However, the size and strength of the Knox team wore down the Cranbrook defence and the game opened up in the second half. Knox produced several good tries to win the match, 47 – 6. The highlight being Ben Hansen’s 50 m sprint to score untouched.

The 2nd XV also played well to win their match, 37 – 0. The Under 14’s enjoyed a very successful day and there appears to be some good depth within this age group.

This Saturday the Knox 1st XV travels to Summer Hill to play Trinity.

CAS Representative Rugby 
The representative season has commenced and the first team selected has been the CAS U16 team. Knox had ten players selected to attend a trial day for the CAS U16 team, Dan Breden, Oscar Cheal, Tom Constable, Oliver Evans, Enrique Grobler, Oliver Hughes, Will Kablau, Sean Kennedy, Khoby McDonald and Sam Rechner. Following a day of skills assessment and an internal match, the CAS team was selected. Nine players gained the honour of selection in the CAS U16 team. Dan Breden, Oscar Cheal, Tom Constable, Oliver Evans, Enrique Grobler, Oliver Hughes, Will Kablau, Sean Kennedy and Sam Rechner achieved the honour of selection in the CAS U16 team that will play in the NSW Schools U16 Championships on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June. 

The CAS U18 teams will be selected this coming weekend. CAS will play GPS on Tuesday 20 June at Knox.
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Track and Field

Mr Kieran Donohue, Director of Outdoor Sports

Track & Field Championships - Wednesday 21 June
This is a final reminder to enter your nomination for the Knox Track & Field Championships on Wednesday 21 June at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.

2017 Track and Field Championships Nomination Form 2017 Track and Field Championships Nomination Form (135 KB)


Please return to Nick Bromley ASAP as start lists are currently being finalised.

A note to students/parents with final details will be sent home shortly.

Knox welcomes Mr Nick Sawaszenko
Knox Track & Field is pleased to welcome new Head Coach of Throws, Mr Nicholas Sawaszenko.

Nick competed nationally as a junior in discus, shot put, hammer throw and javelin. Coached by Rudolf Sopko and Dr Peter Farmer, he went on to throw the 2kg senior discus 55.50m! Nick achieved numerous open state titles, placed at the Australian open champs and achieved his best result (2nd placeD Australian) in the Tour Final in Perth.

In a coaching capacity, Nick has worked with PLC, Trinity Grammar, NSWIS and various Little Athletic clubs locally.  Internationally he has coached athletes at the Orsorno High Performance Training centre in Chile and local clubs in the Netherlands.

Over the past five years he has developed and coached Aleksander Kolesnikoff who is now Australia’s number one junior thrower. He currently coaches Saxon Ward, Australia’s up and coming Javelin talent who also works at Knox as the Javelin Coach.

With his extensive knowledge of throws and experience coaching in multiple countries, we are excited to welcome Nick to the team!
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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.