Congratulations to Aston Bloom, in Year 6 for his fantastic results at the recent Bruce Cup National Tennis event. This is an amazing achievement and I would like to congratulate and wish him every success as he continues on his rise in the Tennis world. A full report is in this bulletin.

Well done to our Tennis 1sts and 2nds continuing their wining way with wins against Barker on the weekend.

In Basketball and Cricket our 1sts and 2nds suffered losses however I know that they will have learned from these games and look forward to the coming weekend against Aloysius. Knox 1sts and 2nds Basketball play St Aloysius on Friday evening away to St Aloysius and I wish them all the best.

Our 1sts Volleyball continue to improve and score a win against Barker at Barker and I would like to commend them on their efforts at training and Saturday games for the way they play and represent Knox.

Across all Sports there were plenty of wins, draws and losses, but the most important thing was the way in which the Knox boys played the games. I watched last Saturday our 13’s Basketball team play Barker in mid-afternoon and it was enjoyable to watch boys who responded well to their Coach, obviously enjoyed their game, and most importantly enjoyed playing with their mates. As I travel around different sports each Saturday it is always the best part of my day to watch and see students enjoying themselves whilst representing the Black and the Blue.

Good luck this weekend and go the Black and Blue.
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'Wake up, Smile, Today is my Day.'

Roll marking for sport

This term sees the continuation of an electronic roll marking system for compulsory After School and Saturday sport attendance.

One unexplained missed attendance will result in an email being sent to your son asking for an explanation, a second unexplained absence will be an email to your son and his Mentor, and a third unexplained absence will be an email to parents asking them for the reason for absence. 

Unexplained absences will result in students being provided with an opportunity to make up missed Sport time on a Saturday.  

A reminder that if your son in unwell or unable to attend his Sport Training after School or on a Saturday for any reason, please either email his Coach/MIC or the KSA office to Mrs Liz Smith and we can then ensure the roll is always correct.  
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Chris Palser - Mountain Biking
Congratulations to Chris Palser, Year 10, who competed in and won the East Coast Titles in Downhill Mountain Biking over the weekend.

Finn Kane - Mountain Biking
Congratulations from the whole Mountain Biking team goes out to Finn Kane who just recently won the NSW Junior Series in his age group!

Aston Bloom Year 6 - Tennis
Aston had a very successful week representing NSW in Albury at the Bruce cup national event.

He played 27 matches over 7 days at Albury tennis centre on the natural Grass courts.

Aston was Captain of the NSW boys’ team, with 7 boys and 7 girls making up the NSW team.  NSW finished in 3rd place in the teams event after competing against each state in singles doubles and mixed doubles events.

Aston also played in the 2016 Bruce Cup, School Sport Australia 12 years & Under Nationals Singles Championships.  Aston won the Boys singles consolation plate, finishing 9th overall against the top 56 players in Australia.

It was a gruelling 7 days with 7.45am warm ups each day and often not leaving the courts until after 7pm each night.

Congratulations to Aston on a great week of tennis played on behalf of Knox Grammar School and the Tennis Team.

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Water Polo - Prep

See the notice in Senior section.

AGM Information

Rugby – Wednesday 2 November
Football – TBA
Snow Sports – Wednesday 9 November
Track and Field – Wednesday 26 October


Mr Jason Van Blerk, MIC Baseball

Knox U16’s v North Ryde Riverview
This was a nail biting game as the score ended in a 12-12 draw. A great effort by the Knox U16’s, as they were behind for most of the game. All credit to the boys who stuck with it, to come back and get a draw.
A special mention to Charlie Hennessy – his first time on the pitching mound, with several strike outs in the game.  This help Knox to get back into the game.
Congratulations to everyone on the Knox U16’s Baseball team for a superb effort.  
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Ms Ellie Manou, MIC Basketball

The Open’s year group competed against an impressive Barker unit finishing the day with a 6 win, 2 draw and 7 loss record.
For the 1st’s, Barker started the game with intensity in stifling full court defence which led to a number of turnovers for Knox which resulted in a sizeable score buffer for Barker heading into the second quarter. Knox upped their defensive intensity but were unable to close the gap throughout the game which led to a 55-69 defeat in front of an impressive home crowd. Our 2nd’s competed well in their game but their inability to box out and connect on free throws resulted in a 28-37 loss. The remaining results include 3rd's (L – 20-36), 4th's (D – 20-20), 5th's (W – 26-21), 6th's (D – 32-32), 7th's (L - 32-39), 8th's (W - 40-13), 9th’s (L 25-30), 10th’s (W - 29-25), 11th’s (W - 19-16), 12th’s (L – 13-35), 13th’s (W – 26-8), 14th’s (W - 24-5) and 15th’s (L – 19-44).

Year 10’s struggled this week finishing the round with 5 losses. The 1st’s showed glimpses of potential in their 26-48 loss. Team defence and containment will be the focus for the boys this week. Our B’s game went right down to the wire but Barker just held on finishing the game 28-20. The remainder of the results include: C’s (L – 24-40), D’s (L - 20-38), E’s (L- 15-54) and F’s (21-30). I encourage all the boys in this year group to continue to work hard and focus on improving each week. 

Year 9 had another superb round finishing undefeated. The 9A’s won their game convincingly 58-30 with Josh Pain, Mikey Yoong and Mackensie Balmer bringing intensity and passion to the floor. The B’s also won their game 43-24 with post players Adam Thoma, Lucas Chamen and Jude Yates doing a fantastic job on the offensive boards. Game of the round goes to the 9G’s for their impressive 44-6 victory. Coach Paul Brotherson was full of praise for his team’s effort and sportsmanship during the game. The remaining results include: 9C’s (W – 40-17), 9D’s (W - 25-21), 9E’s (W – 40-17), 9F’s (W – 12-6), 9H’s (W - 46-14), 9I’s (W – 26-11), 

Year 8 continues to impress with an undefeated round against Barker. The A’s are playing some exceptional team basketball, with each player consistently performing their role within the team resulting in a 50-22 victory. The B’s are following suit with a gritty 29 – 23 victory. The remainder of the results were equally as impressive: 8C’s (W – 39-25), 8D’s (W – 30-16), 8E’s (W – 34-12), 8F’s (W – 54-14), 8G’s (W – 57-18) and 8H’s (W - 31-12). Our 8I’s and J’s played in a competitive internal match which saw the mighty I’s victors 26-16. Our 8K’s and L’s played against Waverley G’s and H’s won 34-24 and lost 20-28 respectively in exciting matches.

All boys who played on Saturday did Knox basketball proud with 22 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses resulting in a gutsy 70% win rate against one of the strongest schools in the CAS basketball competition. Congratulations to all boys who competed in the Barker, extra fixtures and competitive internal games on the weekend!

Next up will be St Aloysius with our Open’s and Year 8 age group away and Years 9 and 10 at home. Our 1st and 2nd's will be playing on Friday night at St Aloysius with 2nd’s at 6pm and 1st’s at 7:15pm. I encourage boys to go and witness what will be an exciting matchup between these two schools. 
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Mr Ian Butler, 1sts Cricket Coach

1st XI
Resuming at 3/51 chasing 212 Knox would have been very happy to see the sun come out on what should have been a good batting day at Curagul.
Unfortunately any hopes of chasing down Barkers score were dashed collapsing to be 9/69. Needing 113 to avoid the follow on Jack Hoyle (64) and Henry Kinsey (22 not out) showed admirable courage and determination to put on a partnership of 84 for the last wicket. Hoyle played straight with huge power and Kinsey showed good defensive technique but also some outstanding shots belying his position at number 11!  Knox started well with the ball second innings to have Barker panicking at 3/16, but the flat wicket prevailed with Barker finishing up when time was called at 5/134. Nic Gallu continued to improve with the ball taking 3/27 off 12 overs. A week to forget for the 1st XI, and players are going to have to stand up this week as a must win match against St Aloysius will not be easy.

2nd XI
After a disappointing start to the match last week, Knox came out of the blocks eager to make amends and start strongly with the ball. Unfortunately, the day didn’t proceed as we had hoped. Resuming at 1/43 after 7 overs, Barker didn’t let up and refused to let the momentum swing the other way. Reaching 1/106 at the first drinks Barker capitalised on this promising start, eventually finishing 3/236 (declared) after 45 overs, featuring a blistering hundred by one of their opening batsmen. Knox’s performance certainly didn’t lack effort but inconsistency let us down. A little wayward with the ball and a few spilled chances made it very difficult to wrestle back the momentum. Du Plooy (1/28) off 10 was the pick of the bowlers, while Doling-Cook (1/32) off 7 kept charging in and also bowled well given the circumstances.  Moscou (1/28) off 6 also picked up a wicket. Knox was then sent back in and finished 1/46 after 14 overs. Glover’s 23* and Doling-Cook’s 17* displayed great application and flair. Defending 143 on a very good deck was always going to be a challenge, even with the sharpest of efforts in the field, but in the end we were simply outplayed by the better team. Credit should go to Barker for a comprehensive performance. Knox will look to use this game as motivation going forward for the rest of the season. There is enormous talent and a strong work ethic in this group of players, and they will be hungry to bounce back next weekend against St Aloysius.

3rd XI
Knox won the toss and decided to bat first. The decision was made to reduce the overs to 20/20 because of the condition of the pitch. The one end was completely saturated and therefore we could only bowl from one end in order to reduce the chance of injury. 
Great opening partnership between Oliver Graham and Tom Lee scoring 29 and 30 respectively got Knox off to a great start. Rahul Bhatnagar (24), Alex Zatz (18) and Jack Hennessy (24) all building on that momentum contributing in the middle order. Knox finished the innings at 9/145. The pitch was not an easy one to bat on however the confidence and aggressive batting proved to work in Knox's favour on the day. 
The bowling performance was just as impressive, starting with our opening bowlers Max Hodge and Michael Loong. Hodge finished his overs with 2-18 off 4 and Loong with 2-23 off his 4 overs. This really restricted Barkers runs in the beginning of their innings and built a great platform for the rest of the overs. The first change bowlers bowled extremely tight as well with Crawford Lees bowled without luck finishing the day with 1-13  and Pat O'Day bowling his 4 overs and finishing up 2-10. The fielding as a whole was phenomenal with some difficult catches being taken and the energy in the field at an all-time high. Knox then when on to bowl Barker out in the 20th over for 94 to complete a well-deserved victory. 

4th XI
A game that swung in the balance today for the 4th's, either team could have taken the win today. Knox made a decent score of 176, with L. Wood making a strong 37, E. Shockman scored a strong 47, J. Meldrum and M. Stutchbury contributed with 21 and 27 not out. The Barker attack was strong with 4 boys walking on 0. Knox won the toss and batted first, things started well with Katz and Meldrum ticking the score board over until two wickets were lost in over 5. 
Knox moved along scoring at a good rate and didn't lose the 4th wicket until over 18. With the innings drawing towards a close the tail attempted to increase the run rate, however wickets were lost relatively quick.
Barker scored a very strong 180, with their batting tactics very obvious - score big. It was a case would they have enough batsmen at the end? Barker managed to achieve the total in 22 overs, with their last batsmen. One more wicket and Knox would have had the result. Unfortunately Knox dropped 4 catches and it cost in the end. 
A good battle between the two sides.  

Resuming at 7/185, Knox was keen to play a positive brand of cricket by batting with intent and looking to take 10 wickets for victory. Viruna Tennakoon (18) and Ollie Sloan (8) combined to take the score close to 200 before Ed Toole (17*) and Harry Charalambous (10) then displayed some excellent late hitting to take the score to 234 after 55 overs. It was then Barker’s turn to bat, with the game in the balance with 2 hours and 45 minutes of play left in the day. Barker started steadily but two early wickets to Tom Ivers got Knox well and truly in the game. Harry Charalambous (1/13) off 4 then bowled with great poise and discipline in picking up a wicket just before the first drinks to leave Barker at 3/66. Barker then settled into a steady rhythm with some diligent batting guiding them to 3/113 after 24. Ollie Sloan (1-23) off 4 and Ed Toole (2/53) off 10 then picked up valuable wickets to suddenly give us the momentum and a real chance to win the match. Needing five wickets for victory within the final hour, Tom Ivers (5/23) off 12 then reverted to his off-spin, picking up three valuable late wickets. Ed Toole then took the 9th wicket with a superb delivery; sliding around the batsmen’s legs to take his off stump. Unfortunately, Knox was unable to take the 10th wicket for victory, with Barker finishing 9/176 after 40 overs and the game finishing in a draw. Nonetheless, it should be noted that this group of players have never tasted victory against what is an impressive Barker team. Today’s effort shows that with the right attitude, anything is possible. Belief is a powerful thing and the team will look to take it with them for the rest of the season. 

Knox won the Toss and elected to bat, a shaky start saw the boys lose some early wickets, through some poor shots and a bowler friendly wicket which thus left us 3/17 after 8. In came Tommy Supple and Henry Cross who steadied the ship, with some good cricket shots and great running between the wickets which saw us to a comfortable total of 3/83 at drinks (16 overs). Both boys were dismissed shortly after the break. Supple for 32 and Cross for 53. In came Sam Leafe and Harley Clifton who showed us some solid lower order power hitting with scores of 23 and 19 respectively. Finally we were all out for 166 in the 29th over.
The poor start was replicated in the field with several dropped catches going down with in the first 10 overs (5). This was poor with the fast bowling cartel of Lilly (0/8 off 3), Carmen (0/15 off 3) and Boyd (1/14 off 3) bowling well. They were cruising at 1/63 before a bit of Henry Cross magic saw a full stretch diving effort to stop the ball, before he composed himself and made a tidy throw to Tasman behind the stumps for a run out. 2/84 at drinks. Unfortunately intensity dropped and mistakes kept occurring as some powerful hitting from Barker overwhelmed us which saw them home in the 25th.

After winning the toss, Knox chose to bat and survived the fall of an early wicket and recovered to be 2-77. Some well judged singles by our first 3 batsmen broke up the Cranbrook field and we were well on top.
However, Cranbrook had other ideas and bowled accurately in the middle of our innings and hit the stumps 4 times, which left us at 6-87 and seemingly in lots of trouble.
Our lower order batsmen then took control of the second half our innings and scored more boundaries than singles to nearly double our score in quick time, leaving Cranbrook 5+ runs an over, in order to claim victory.
Our opening bowlers limited Cranbrook's scoring to 10 runs from the first 6 overs which was well supported by an enthusiastic 'team effort' in the field. Our lads responded  to our skippers' request to 'jog between the overs', which, combined with a slow scoring rate mounted the pressure on the Cranbrook batsmen.
Wickets tumbled, 3 in one over in fact. Unfortunately Michael Pinn missing the opportunity for a Hat trick. Cranbrook had 8 batsmen only and Knox invited a couple of boys to bat again which was a nice gesture and appreciated by our opposition coach. Cranbrook were all out for 64. It was a convincing win to Knox.

Day 2 of Knox vs. Barker started with Knox 1-9 after a difficult 3 over spell from Barker the week before. Early on Barker bowled too short and were made to pay by Jayllen Naganayagam who dealt in boundaries in the first hour. Harrison Ferry provided resistance, batting for over 3 hours anchoring the innings to finish in 56. Knox importantly didn't lose multiple wickets at a time, with Jaylleen's dismissal on 33 bringing Donaldson to the crease who also reached 33 before hitting out in the deep. Kale Gabila entered with a composed 20 before edging one to the keeper. Barker had a sniff at this point but Oli Penn however finished the innings off not out capping off a very good run chase finishing 6-183. Special mention to Ferry who showed a lot of composure and concentration and played the game at his own pace as well as Petro in the first innings with 6-20. It would have been a different story without those two. 

Knox won the toss against Barker and elected to bat with the hope of posting a large total on the small ground of Gillespie 1. The innings started well will Knox as they stood 0/15 off the first two overs however consistent wickets hurt Knox's ability to progress there innings. At the 16 over mark Knox stood at 5/67 as a result of batsmen getting starts but not being able to convert. The second half of the innings was much more positive as the Knox batsmen began to capitalise on the short boundaries. Adi Srivatsan's quick fire 30 allowed Knox to post a reasonable total of 151 from their 32 overs. The Barker innings began with attacking approach as they raced to 1/77 off the first 10 overs. Knox struggled to maintain consistency with there bowling and sloppy fielding allowed Barker to gain an advantage. At the 16 over mark, Barker were 2/104. A different Knox team bowled in the second half as Barker began to lose wickets and fail to score runs at the pace they had established. At one stage it seemed that Knox could do the unthinkable however Barker eventually reached the total in the 28th over 8 down. A notable performance from Jack Delaney saw him finish with figures of 4/20 off his 8 overs.

Knox won the toss and decided to bowl first in the first match of competition. Barker’s openers put on a solid opening stand of 89 runs for 15.1 overs before Ethan Wood snared the first of his 3 wickets with his deceptive leggies to break the partnership. After drinks, the spin of Rishi Deshpande, Ethan Wood and Hugh Peden and the swing of Hamish Wood put the brakes on Barker’s scoring and precipitated a collapse of 4/10 in 8 overs. Hugh’s offies were both tight and threatening and he finished the innings off beautifully, taking 4/11 off 4 overs. Barker finished being bowled out in the last over for 143.
Fraser Goldthorpe and Carl Giacomo set a sound and positive tone for the chase but both fell before drinks. Brad Boyd and Michael O’Day anchored the chase and set the stage for Harry LeBoursicot and Adam Barnes to come in and do some late hitting to get us close to the target but ultimately we fell 12 runs short, being bowled out off the final ball of the game. 5 run outs in our innings hampered our chase, but the boys pushed the field and ran 20 byes in total. Harry LeBoursicot showed safe hands taking 3 catches in the deep.
Overall it was a solid performance by all the boys, with both the bat and ball, and gives us a few things to work on in training.

The 9Ds won the toss and elected to bat. The top order mostly struggled to impose themselves on the game as the opposition bowling attack left them at 6/40 off the first 10 overs. However as Xavier Singarayar and Henry Hill came in they formed a strong partnership and rescued the innings with respective scores of 38* and 43. This was backed up by Harry Alexander who came in late on and hit several boundaries to boost the run tally. They finished on 8/173.
The boys took to the field with great enthusiasm as they prepared to defend their runs. Opener Dominic Singarayar was particularly impressive finishing with 3/9 off his three overs. Ethan Rogers and Will Stammers also contributed well with figures of 2/18 and 2/5 respectively. The 9Ds managed to bowl Barker all out for 79 off just 14 overs. It was a terrific performance by all, particularly in the field.

The 8As came to Gillespie with much determination to rid themselves of the washout last week against Cranbrook. Everyone’s head was in the game! Unfortunately a bumpy and green pitch slowed us down in our scoring. Our openers Tom Osborn and AJ started off really well with scores of 21 and 14 respectively with AJS first shot in the As a cover drive for 4! Unfortunately we started to lose wickets quickly, with a newly promoted Feather being a strong fort with a gutsy 25. Our lack of spinner in our age group after an injury to our leggie meant that our lack practice to spin was evident as we lost 3 quick wickets in succession to a slow, turning pitch. Dom Goddard held the fort firmly with 7 off 36, showing the maturity needed for higher teams. We were bowled out for 79, with our heads hung low. When we came off we spoke about how the other teacher would be confident to win this game and to use their confidence as a ploy to win. Starting off well Marlon Dosanjh and Tom Osborn sparked a revolution of fear within the Barker camp with their continual pace and good length narrowly missing the edge of the bats and stumps. After the breakthrough of Marlon in his second over, Barker really didn’t get going. Their highest score was 8 by their number 11. Notable bowling mentions go out to Will Aylward 3-4 off 3 and Marlon Dosanjh 2-10 off 4.4. I am really impressed with the boys over their effort today. To hold their nerve and not get down by the batting shows the mentality that they’re going through this year as they begin to understand what is needed in the higher level of cricket.

Knox lost the toss and were sent into bowl. Barker got off to a solid start and lost no wickets after 12 overs. Aaron Erdstein provided the much needed breakthrough, trapping one of the batsmen in front with a plumb LBW. In that same over, some superb fielding resulted in another two wickets from run outs.
With their backs now against the wall, Barker proceeded to dig in and overcome the previous scare to build a formidable total of 182. Admittedly, Knox's bowling was wayward at times which gave Barker the opportunity to consolidate their innings more easily than should have been the case.
Nevertheless, Knox set out to chase down the total with great intent. Jack Copeland and Jackson Young opened the batting superbly with a 65 run partnership. Copeland went on to get 41 - a fantastic effort. Carlton Hogan and Harry Clydesdale also batted valiantly along with the rest of those who featured.
Alas, the Barker total proved too much and our boys fell short by 30 runs. However, the boys should be proud of the way they played against a quality opposition. A great game!

After losing the toss Knox’s opening batsmen made a measured start through well judged singles and the occasional boundary until a run out brought captain Max Pike to the crease who quickly capitalized on the short leg side boundaries, contributing a swash buckling 21. A couple of quick wickets saw Dan Kell (42) and Seb Hendriksen (15) put on a 48 run partnership before Cam Stocks (37 not out) joined Kell to combine in a match turning half-century partnership. Their quick singles, powerful straight drives and lofted leg side shots left Barker chasing 144 off 25 overs. Barker were never really in the hunt thanks to Dylan Bouwer’s accurate line and length that saw him take 2 wickets in his opening spell. Ably supported by Kirk’s economical pace and some excellent fielding and catching from Hendriksen, Pike, Jones and an outstanding catch by Coughlan saw regular wickets tumble. Bouwer (4/12) appropriately finished off Barker’s innings to hand Knox an emphatic and well-deserved 77 run victory. 

The Knox 8D's faced Barker 8D's in today's match, with Knox captain Zac Scott electing to bowl first. An incredible bowling effort from openers Amekav Samra and Will Bailey saw Barker 0/8 off the first 7 overs. After captain Zac grabbed the opening wicket with a caught & bowled, the Barker top order began falling like dominoes. Ben Kellaway bowled 2 batsmen, whilst Angus Rich and Michael Tucker bowled 1 each. Catches off Michael Raymond's and Usman Karim's bowling gave Ethan Ang his first catch of the season, whilst Hamish Chan took 2 tremendous diving catches in mid-wicket and cover, putting him in contention for KFC classic catch of the year with both efforts. Ben Napton and Angus grabbed a maiden, whilst Amekav bowled beautifully, grabbing 2 maidens. Barker scraped to the end of the innings with 8/98 after 32 overs.
Knox's batting was as superb as their bowling and fielding, with great performances from Hamish (26*) and Angus (34* off 16 balls). Barker's bowlers were demoralised after Angus hit 4 sixes and 2 fours, nearly wiping out parents and players close to the boundary. Notable mention to Rafael Casas who after only 3 weeks of cricket has improved hugely with both the bat and ball. Knox comfortably sealed the game, winning by 6 wickets with 4/102 off 22 overs. A great performance from all the boys meant that Knox have their 1st win, and hopefully there will be many strong performances to come throughout the season.
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Mr David McGowan, MIC Golf

Students enjoyed their sport of Golf on the luscious green of Avondale Golf Club. A close match against Riverview finishing 2 all.
Congratulations to Will Ryan who won his match and is showing great enthusiasm as he plays.  Nicholas Anderson was unfortunately beaten in a close match, but he played to his strengths.  A special mention to Sam Yang who won his match and therefore recorded his first win for Knox.
Kelvin Zhang was unfortunately beaten in the final match.
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Mountain Biking

Mr Kai Lammert, MIC MTB

King’s School Round 2
Our first MTB race of the season saw the Knox MTB riders off to King’s school for an exciting morning of racing on the challenging King’s MTB track.

The boys faced a daunting task by competing in a one-hour endurance race on the well-liked track.   160 riders took on the track with a lot of traffic on the course the Knox Juniors came away with a well-deserved win. 

The Knox intermediate riders finished second only beaten by Riverview.  Our Knox seniors were a bit unlucky finishing third after losing their captain Ben Fitton with a mechanical early on in the race. 

Congratulations on a great team effort and a big thanks goes out to all riders and their parents. Congratulations to Michael Aschoff, Max Callaghan, Finn Kane, Charlie Murray, Thomas Burns, Jeremy Cartwright, Josh Johnson, James Derry, Christoph Laniewski, Lachie Sky, Jack Gutman and Charles Sargent who all completed their first MTB school race in the Blue and Black on the weekend.

All eyes are now on the well-anticipated Jet Black NSW All Schools Cross Country MTB Championships next weekend at Yellomundee Park. 

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Mr John Parker, MIC Sailing

Sailing has kicked off to a great start this season with a good variety of sailing conditions.

Both the Black and Blue Squads, each containing 20 students, have been involved with internal fleet racing to date in an attempt to raise sailing and boat handling skills. The top 3 place getters in each squad to date are:
Black Squad: 1st place Toby Wilson (12) with Angus Haddow (6) on 13 points, equal 2nd place goes to Nat Martin (12) with Tom Reid (6) on 21 points and Evan Gauci (8) with Lachlan McKean (8) also on 21 points.

The Blue squad is broken into 2 divisions.
In A division, 1st place is Ewan Shingler (9) on 4 points, 2nd place is Ed Watts (8) on 6 points and in equal 3rd place is Bodhi Oliver (9) and James Shewell (8) on 15 points. 
In B division, 1st place is Toshan Tan (7) on 6 points, 2nd place is Gregory Ducharme on 13 points and in 3rd place is Dominic Rodriguez-Russell on 15 points. 
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Mr Eric van Arkkels, MIC Squash

Knox 1st lost 0-3 to Willoughby 1 Led by N You Lee who played a five setter with the lead changing several times.

Nick looked set to take the match playing some well-placed back of court shots but lost his focus in the last game to fall short by 3 points.  F Hellen-Ford found his opponent challenging from the onset chasing every ball and not being able to settle Finn tried various plays but was unable to get into the match but credit to him he never gave up.   R Rattern found his opponent challenging as well also chasing every ball Ritwick came within 2 points in his second game with some varying plays and well-placed cross court shots looked set to make a comeback but fell short at the end. This team keeps on improving with every match, they work hard and it is only a matter of time.  Rome wasn't built in a day.
K2 won 3-0 against Briars 3 with a Soonius setting the tempo early varying his plays with some well-placed forehand and cross court shots Adam fought hard with some lengthy rallies and chasing every ball finally took the match in a five setter.  E Xie played to his strengths using the court to his advantage with well driven cross court shots Evan went on to win 3-1.   N Huang dominated early varying his plays Nathan played the back of court with some forehand and cross court drives.

K3 lost 1-2 to Barker 1 Z Slonim played a tough match with the score changing several times.  Credit to Zach he stayed focused and played to his strengths varying his plays with some well-placed drops and front of court boasts, C William found his opponent challenging, being forced to chase every ball Chris was unable to settle into his game but tried and never gave up. P Koch started well with some strong forehand drives Peter worked hard for every point with his opponent finding his form this ended up being a five setter with some hard fought rallies just falling short at the end.

K6 lost 1-2 to Northmead 1  O Ellard set the tempo early working the court with some varying plays Ollie focused on his drives forehand and cross court and dominated well, D Wade found his match challenging with David chasing every ball but his opponent was too strong on the day.  A Lin Lacy started slowly and never found his way with some unforced errors compounding his game Andy was unable to settle but to his credit played to the last ball.

K7 lost 1-2 to Barker 7 B Fraser played another five setter with Brenden chasing every ball varying his plays with some well-placed back hand drives he stayed focused going on to win 3-2, P Mehta started well with some well-placed drives and cross court shots.  Unfortunately Pranav lost his way with some unforced errors and found himself chasing every ball with his opponent taking charge.  The lesson learned here is the game is not over until last ball is played.  F Prince found his opponent challenging,  chasing every ball he managed to level the games with some well-placed cross court and front of court plays Finn fought hard but just not enough on the day.  

K10 lost 1 – 2 to Barker 6 
However, a special thankyou to Eddie O'Sullivan playing two matches, playing 9 games winning one and just going down 53/54 in the other.

K11 lost 0-3 to Barker7   Led by L Hincks who started well with some strong forehand drives and cross court shots Lachy continued winning his first two games but eased back allowing his opponent an opportunity to get back into the game this ended in a five setter with both boys chasing every ball and eventually Lachy going down by 2 points.  E Denton Started well playing to his strengths worked the court to his advantage with some well-placed drops and cross court shots this match ended up being a five setter with some hard fought rallies Ewan just going down 2-3, F Bryant started well playing some well-placed back of court back hand drives and boasts Flynn lost focus to end up 1-3.

K13 won 3-0 against Barker11   S Suresh dominated early with some well-placed serves and cross court drives Shiv gave little away and focused on his strengths, A Nipathcaroen set the tempo early working the court to his advantage varying his plays with some well-placed drops and forehand drives, O Rady worked the court well playing some cross court shots and drives Owen never looked threatened and went on to win comfortably.  Well done.  

K15 won 2-1 against Barker15   O Weeding played a five setter which included some long rallies with both players working the back of the court to their advantage with Oliver focusing on his serve giving him the final edge, A Pan- Cassin played to his strengths with some well placed drives and drops Anton settled quickly and went on to dominate with a strong performance.   J Ng found himself chasing early with his opponent focusing on the front of court Jordan managed to get one back but just not enough on the day.
To all the teams please remember that results not going our way is character building and we will meet the challenge together. Well Done.

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Swimming and Diving

Barker v Knox Duel Meet, Wednesday 26 October at Barker College
A team of 26 Knox swimmers were invited to compete at Barker in a two team 'Duel Meet'. The team was for year 6, 7, 8 and 9 students, to help welcome next year's year 7 boys into the fold.

Knox won the medley relays in all four age groups, and went on to win 12 out of the 16 individual events. The highlights came at the end of the meet, with the 'skins' races. This is where 8 boys race 50m freestyle and the fastest 6 go through to race again after only a 2 minute rest. The 6 boys race 50m freestyle again, with the fastest four racing again after another 2 minutes. Two swimmers are cut each time until the fastest two are in the final.

In the 12 year age group Will McDonagh Year 6 raced off with his Knox team mate Angus Stevenson Year 7. After Angus led comfortably for the first three 50's, Will saved his best for last, and took the win. In the 13 year age group Louis Bebb Year 7, won handsomely in the final. In the 14 Year Mitch Westhuizen Year 8 came up against a formidable Barker opponent and was beaten in the final. The final event of the day saw Josh Mercer Year 9 make the final after three very tight heats. Roared on by his team mates, or perhaps inspired by the smell of the BBQ waiting outside, Josh won with his fastest swim of the day.

Thanks to the year 11 and 12 swimmers for helping out and cheering on their young team mates, and thanks to Barker for hosting a fun event.
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Table Tennis

Students enjoyed competition games against Sydney Boys High winning all three divisions.
Division 1 - Knox 4: 3 Sydney Boys High

Division 2 - Knox 6: 1 Sydney Boys High

Division 3 - Knox 6: 1 Sydney Boys High

Excellent results for this new Sport.  Non-competition students continued with Training learning new skills and enjoying the morning.  
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Mr Ben Higgins, MIC Tennis

Saturday 22 October 2016 saw Knox take on Cranbrook in their first round match of the summer 2016/17 season. There were a lot of cancellations this weekend due to the weather, but the 1st- 4th teams managed to get on the courts.
The 1st team got off to a shaky start tying the doubles 2 sets all. The team then re grouped and focused to win all of their singles matches with a great performance from Andy Xuan making his debut in the 1st team this week. He won his match 6-3 in a well fort match with lots of respect for one another on the court. The 1st team did well to turn it around to get the overall 6-2 win for the first match of the season. The 2nd team played just as well with a couple of young players mixed with our more experienced team members. The boys some great tennis, especially Thomas Burwood and Lachlan Walker in their singles matches. The team won 7-1 overall with some great tennis played by both teams. The 3rd team played well alsoo to win 5-1 overall with special mention to Bruce Farquharson and Anton Luger in a very professional singles and doubles display. The 4th team unfortunately went down 2-4 overall due to being down 2 players resulting in forfeits in both doubles and 2 singles matches.

Overall it was a shame that all of the other year groups and teams didn’t manage to get on the courts this week, but we are looking forward to training and getting the teams even stronger and ready for the weekend fixture ahead.

Congratulations to our new Tennis Captain Max Nguyen and Vice-captain Thomas Burwood on their new role for Tennis. I hope it will be a successful position for you both.
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Ms Alexandra Charles, MIC Volleyball

The 3rds started the morning strongly winning the toss and electing to have the first serve. The boys showed off their developing skills as they used consistent 3 touch volleyball and a combination of strong serving and dedication to chasing down the ball and challenge Barker in all their sets.
The boys occasionally struggled against Barker’s strong serves, but Boris Chan fought back with some excellent serves of his own. The boys had a very positive start to the season as they fought back from two sets down to take the third and final set 15:10. 

Next up were the 2nds, who showed excellent control and communication to set up a strong attack. Tom Robinson and Jack Piper were a great team at the net as they used their blocking and spiking skills to challenge the Barker team. Although Euro Ruangvanish had an excellent serving streak, the boys were unable to catch Barker in the end of the 1st set. This game clearly demonstrated the boys developing game knowledge as Sekyung Son and Adam Bowen showed control and intelligence, picking out the holes on the oppositions court to win points with tactical shots. After what was a very close game, Knox finished up with a disappointing 3:0 loss but an overall feeling of excitement for the rest of the season as this new team develops in consistency and strength. 

The 1sts finished up the day with a nail-biting win in a game that went to a close 5th set. There was a great start from the boys who were energetic and supportive of each other for the whole game. The team looked in control and calm as they played with a new found coordination between players. The consistency of the passing and setting meant that we had an incredibly strong attach and Jason Choong and brothers Charlie and Angus Lorimer were able to dominate at the net. Once again the tactical teachings of coach, Joe Sleiman, were evident in this game as Jason Choong, James Otto and Alex Singhi were able to win point after point by tipping the ball into unoccupied areas of the court. The game was exciting to watch, not only because the boys were able to pull off a close win, but the whole team played with a maturity and skill level that enabled them to click as a group and come together as a strong unit. It will be great to see what these boys can do as the season progresses. 

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Water Polo

Mr Mark McNamara, MIC Water Polo

1st Grade: vs Newington
Lost 7-15.
Goalscorers: A. Trobec 5, L. O'Neill 1, A. Robertson 1.
This game was not over until late in the fourth quarter as the boys started strongly and played well.  Alex Trobec was dominant with 5 goals and other players having great games included Amrit William, Nic Trobec and Liam O'Neill.
It was a very tough game, but Knox extra man attack worked well and the boys never stopped giving their all to play.  
2nd Grade: vs Newington
Lost 6-9.
Goalscorers: O.Ley 2, W.Harte 2, N.DiJohn 2.
This game was closer than the score suggests with the opposition only getting away on the scoreboard during the final minutes. Oscar Ley led from the front, with Tom Winterton, Will Harte and Nic DiJohn all playing well.
16A: vs Newington
Lost 1-5.
Goalscorer: D Horsfall 1.
Newington were expected to win this game by a large margin, but it was their goalkeeper who prevented the game being a close contest. The Australian junior player stopped penalties, outside shots and swimaways very confidently.  All field players played well with the younger boys of Dylan Horsfall, Charlie Bladon and Oli Utteridge leading. Mitch Longstaff was also strong, and Austin Wagner did very well to keep the score down. 
16B: vs Newington
Lost 1-8.
Goalscorer: M. McAsey
Unfortunately for Knox, the Newington team were more experienced, fitter and skilled. We did manage to contain them to 2 goals per quarter due to some great saves by Alvin Fu in goals. A special mention to Nic Desmet who continues to improve and never gave up.
15's: vs Newington
Lost 0-7.
Not a good game, but lessons learned and actions to work on in Training.  Wilson Gu and Cameron Cormio were impressive and tried hard.  

14B: vs Newington
Lost 3-16.
Goalscorers: W.Dixon 2, P.Lee 1.
14A: vs Newington
Lost 6-9.
Goalscorers: T.Krenkels 3, L. Reeve 2, L.Robertson 1.
The boys went goal for goal with the strong Newington team with the scores locked at 4-4 at half time. Tyler Krenkels managed 3 goals despite being closely marked, and Lachie Reeve proved his versatility with 2 goals on the field and a strong game in goals.
Newington had one dominant player who managed to do most of the damage on the scoreboard.
Prep Black: vs Scots
Drew 3-3.
Prep Blue: vs Scots
Won 9-6.
Congratulations must go to our up and coming players from the Prep school who had our only win today with the Blue team dominating, and the Black team was unlucky to only draw with a very strong Scots 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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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.


It is school policy that we recommend all students wear mouthguards for training and games for AFL, Football and Rugby.

Coaches have been asked to check that students have them as training will be modified if they do not have them.  

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