The Knox Track and Field team of coaches and staff have just completed final preparations for the CAS Track and Field Championships at Homebush on the evening of Thursday 14 September. There is no doubt that we have the best coaches in schoolboy athletics who have the team peaking right on time for a big performance at CAS. The support for the team around the School has been incredible and we are fortunate to have nearly 1,000 spectators coming along to cheer on the Black and Blue. If the support of the Knox Swim team earlier in the year is any indication for what our athletes are in for – it is going to be a special memory for our team. Total crowd is expected to be 5,000 all cheering for their boys running down the track under lights. It doesn’t get any better. Good luck team!

We are also continuing to prepare our summer teams for the season ahead and the boys are jumping out of their skin to start the trials (Saturday 16 September), have teams selected, then get into competition. Could all parents please assist the KSAA staff in helping boys handle some of the disappointment around selections? Our Coaches and Directors are trained in this area and will remain positive with all the boys. If you would like some help or advice on those conversations please call the Sports Academy.

Last weekend we had the final leg of the Snow Sports season with many boys participating in the National Championships at Mt Buller. We are very proud of the team and yes – Knox won Gold!



Michael Salerno won the Div 4 Ski Cross. Our first gold medal ever in the National Schools Championships. This sport is building every year and I suspect many more gold medals to come. Thanks to Mr Reardon and his team of coaches for all of their effort this term.

From the Archives at the Sydney Cricket Ground



A Macpherson winning the junior 880 yard race. Photo taken in 1930.
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Colours

Mr Chuck Ardron, Director of Co-Curricular Operations

Year 11 Prefect and Colours Awards
Year 11 students awarded Prefect Colours and other Colour Awards will be able to submit their blazers for embroidery during the Term 3 holidays. A member of staff from the Uniform Shop will be in the KSSA during the last week of Term 3 to confirm Prefect titles and Colours to be received from the latest list.

Each student submitting a blazer must complete the form below which is signed by a parent. The form should then be placed in the top pocket of the blazer when handed in. Any blazer received without the completed paperwork will not be embroidered. Blazers can be handed in on the last day of attendance prior to the holiday and the deadline for handing this in is Friday 22 September by 5pm.

Knox Uniform Shop Blazer Embroidery Submission Form Knox Uniform Shop Blazer Embroidery Submission Form (241 KB)


Please note: Blazers received after this time will NOT be accepted for embroidery.

The Blazers will be available for collection from 1pm on Monday 9 October and the Uniform Shop will be open from 8am on Tuesday 10 October.

Golf - Prep

Luke Allen stars at NSWCIS Golf Championships
Last week Luke Allen (Year 6) represented NSW Combined Independent Schools at the State Primary Schools Golf Championships at Camden Lakeside Golf Course. The competition was played over two days with CIS winning both the Teams Stroke and Net Play. Luke finished 10th overall in the gross score just missing out on selection in the NSW team.

Reminders

Monday 18 September – Year 10 have Sports Trials from 2pm - 3.15pm (or beyond for some).

During the school holidays, the Athletic Development Centre, Lawson Centre Gym floor and Squash Courts will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-12noon (excluding Monday 2 October).

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.