Enrolments - Frequently Asked Questions
I AM CONSIDERING SENDING MY SON TO KNOX, HOW DO I VISIT THE SCHOOL?
We run regular tours of our Prep and Senior School campus which can be booked online. The tours are very popular and places are limited. We also encourage you to attend public events such as Knox Gala Day (Term 2), Anzac Day (Term 2), the Knox musical and sporting fixtures. If you are interested in a tour of our boarding houses, please contact our Head of Enrolments, Martin Gooding on +61 2 9473 9768.
WHEN SHOULD I ENROL MY SON?
We are experiencing increasing demand for our limited places. We recommend you secure your position at the school by completing your Enrolment Form and paying your Application Fee as soon as possible after your son’s birth.
Payment of the Application Fee and Enrolment Fee is the only way to secure a confirmed position for your son.
WHAT ARE THE FEES TO SEND MY CHILD TO KNOX?
Please see our Fees page. A discount is offered for advance payment of fees.
WHAT ARE THE KEY STEPS TO ENROL MY SON AT KNOX?
- Return your completed Enrolment Form and other requested documents (as per the checklist on the Enrolment Form) to the Enrolment Office and pay your Application Fee.
- If your application is successful, you will receive confirmation in writing and be asked to pay an Enrolment Fee to secure your son’s place at Knox.
- Two years from your son’s commencement at Knox, you will be asked to pay an Entrance Fee for your son, to finalise enrolment.
- In the months before your son’s commencement at Knox, your son will be invited to attend an Orientation Day (Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 7 only).
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE FAMILY REFERENCES WITH MY APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT?
Yes, it is a requirement of the School Council that every Application for Enrolment be supported by two written family references.
DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND KNOX?
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships each year. Applications normally open in November and close in February for positions commencing the following year. Examinations are normally held around March in Sydney and in regional NSW (currently Dubbo).
We offer a range of scholarships through the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF).
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL'S EXPECTATIONS OF BOYS?
When a student joins Knox, he becomes part of the Knox community and its mission. The boys who embrace school life at Knox are the ones who get the most out of their time at the School.
Boys are expected to attend all lessons, sports practice and matches and to support the values of the school. Boys must comply with the policies and procedures found in the student diary.
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL'S EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS?
Parents are expected to support the ethos and to abide by the policies and rules of the School, including our requirements for discipline, home study, attendance and leave. More information about parent expectations is included in the Enrolment Form.
HOW SHOULD MY CHILD GET TO AND FROM KNOX?
Both of our campuses are located a short walk from a train station (Prep: Wahroonga Station, Senior: Warrawee Station).
We also offer daily charter bus services between the Prep and Senior School and:
- Greenwich, Lane Cove, Hunters Hill, North Ryde
- Balgowlah, Seaforth, Frenchs Forest, Belrose
- Avalon, Newport, Mona Vale, Church Point, Bayview, Terrey Hills, St Ives
- Collaroy, Narrabeen, North Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside
- Mosman, Cammeray, Northbridge, Castlecrag, Middle Cove, Castle Cove, Roseville Chase, East Lindfield, Killara
For more information, see the Take the bus to Knox page.
WHAT UNIFORM DOES MY SON REQUIRE?
Each Knox boy requires a summer and winter uniform and other uniforms such as clothing for sport and Cadets. The Knox Uniform Shop (+61 2 9487 0191), located in Borambil Street, can provide more information about uniform requirements. It is each boy’s responsibility to be correctly and neatly dressed at all times and wear the Knox uniform with pride. More detailed information is provided to all boys in the Student Diary.
WHAT ARE THE NORMAL SCHOOL HOURS?
Roll call for the Prep School takes place at 8.20am. K-2 finish at 2.40pm and Years 3 to 6 finish at 3.05pm. The Prep School has a before and after school care service available.
Senior School lessons commence at 8.25am and run through until 3.15pm.
Knox students are very busy! Boys often have commitments and activities before and after school including music rehearsals, sports training, Cadets and clubs.
Students from Years 3 to 12 have regular Saturday sports commitments throughout term time.
WHEN ARE THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?
School holidays are published on the Term Dates page. Leave outside these times is granted in very rare circumstances and must be approved by the Deputy Headmaster.
DOES MY CHILD REQUIRE HIS OWN COMPUTER OR TABLET?
Knox supplies each Prep student with either an iPad (K-4) or Macbook Air laptop (Y5-6). These are stored on-site in each boy’s classroom.
In the Senior School, each boy receives a school issued laptop (Macbook Air), which they are free to take home each evening.
An annual technology levy is charged each year to help fund the entire technology landscape at Knox including laptops, networks, software, storage and the internet. Our on-site IT Helpdesk provides technical support to students.
Please note, these specific arrangements may change over time.
I STILL HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ENROLLING MY CHILD, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Please contact our Head of Enrolments, Martin Gooding, on +61 2 9473 9768 or email@example.com.