Summer Sport nominations
All boys have now had a week to complete their Summer Sport nominations. It takes all of 30 seconds and we would ask parents to please assist us, talk to the boys about their options and to encourage all boys to complete the form as required.

It is vital for our preparations and planning with venues and coaches that ALL boys complete the nomination by Friday 28 July. Please follow this link.

Last Saturday Knox hosted St Aloysius College across many sports and enjoyed much success across many sports. The most impressive aspect from the few sports I witnessed on Saturday was the manner and sportsmanship on show by both schools and all teams. St Aloysius is a fellow CAS school who we have enjoyed competing against in so many sports and activities for nearly 90 years. Long may that continue.

With the Track & Field season just two weeks away, I encourage all athletes to consider being a part of the short five week season to get involved in any discipline desired. It is a great sport and a great way to spend a magic Spring Saturday through August / September staying fit and healthy. We are fortunate to have some amazing coaches that will help each student achieve amazing results so please consider this option.

Week ahead
Another huge weekend of sport coming up as we host traditional rivals, Barker College. With so many teams in a great position to push for CAS titles, this will be another great weekend at Knox Grammar. Starting Friday 28 July - Football under lights v Barker from 6pm and 7.15pm.

This is our LAST home game for the season so please come along on Friday night and / or Saturday and cheer on the boys wearing the black and blue!

Advertisement - Cricket scorer
If anyone knows of somebody that may be interested in the important role of scorer for our 1st XI Cricket team this Summer and beyond we would love to hear from you. It is a unique opportunity to be around some terrific cricketers, enjoy the camaraderie that is such a part of Cricket and enjoy all the role has to offer. It takes a special kind of person that just loves their cricket and has the time to commit to such a role. Please email Julien Manuel to express your interest or if you have any queries.

Team of the week
10B Football - Scored in the final seconds against the top team St Aloysius to win, 2-1. Knox now holds first position thanks to that last minute goal.

Player of the week
Ewan Shingler (Y10) – selected in the NSW Junior Schools Orienteering team. Tom will travel to Bathurst in September to run in the three Australia Schools Championships events in September. Great work, Ewan!
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Knox Water Safety and Swim Skills Program

Mr Nick Warby, Director of Aquatic Sports

The Knox Sport and Aquatic Academy is proud to announce the inaugural Water Safety & Swim Skills Program.

This program will provide essential swimming and water safety skills to students at the Senior School to help prepare them for the summer ahead.

The program will include the following skills: • Introduction to water & swimming
Water Safety
Movement through the water and underwater including kicking
Freestyle, backstroke and introduction of other strokes
Introduction to diving underwater

The program is targeted at current students who would like to learn the basic skills of swimming to enable them to enjoy the Australian Water Lifestyle. It is not intended for proficient swimmers.

Cost: Free of charge
Day and time: Saturday mornings, 9am-10am
Program dates: The program will be conducted on Saturday mornings in Term 3, Weeks 4-8.
Year groups: This program is offered to students in Years 7-12.

This program is perfect for students who are at the beginning of their swimming journey.

To express your interest or for further information, please email Mr Nick Warby.
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Combined Sports

Mr Stuart Newman, Director of Combined Sports

Yrs 7/8 Div 2 Def Barker
Goals - Josh Laing 7, Angus Kitchen 2, Angus Murphy 2
Best - Josh Laing, Kyeton Reardon, Angus Murphy

Yrs 7/8 Div 1 Black Def Yr 7/8 Div 1 Blue

Yrs 9/10 Def Cranbrook
Best - K.Gabila, H. Smith, J. Yates, R. Owens

2nd XVIII Def By St Ignatius
Best - Jesse Cavanough, Ed Curtis, Damon Reynolds, Amir Faeghi

1st XVIII Def Waverley
Goals - Duncan McMaster 4, Campbell Saddington, James Roffe, Damon Reynolds, Nic Gallu, Ryan de Vries
Best - Campbell Saddington, Jack Brasher, Duncan McMaster, Nic Gallud

Target Shooting
Saturday 22 July. Hornsby Rifle Range.  Long Range- 300m

Students shot two sight rounds and ten rounds rapid fire.

Student name and score 
Alexander Voinovich - 40
Ethan Hanley - 32
James Cole - 36
John Hunter - 38
Nathan Wong - 22
Nic Simpson - 41
Nicholas Ferry - 34
Ross Cameron  - 44
Brendan Sutton - 29
David Tan - 18
Matthew Leo - 13
Billy Fan - 21
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Mr Stephen Roche, Director of Football

Knox vs St Aloysius CAS Round 8
Round eight delivered beyond expectations for the Knox players and coaches. Knox 1st X1 proved to be keen to capitalise on the momentum they worked to build before the break. The top of the table clash with Aloysius lived up to the hype, pleasing both sets of fans with its quality and drama. The boys from the 1st X1 showed their class, Nick Drummond hitting one home on the back of great combination play from Ollie Wiggin and Hugo Forlico. The physical but fair match played like any classic 1 vs 2 affair, with plenty of chances to both sides. Knox goalkeeper, Marcus Hayden, played beautifully, pulling off an array of great saves to hold the lead throughout the match. Nick Drummond showed vision with a pass to Hugo for Knox second goal. Just as Knox were feeling comfortable, the quality of the table leaders came to light when St Aloysius hit back with fifteen minutes left on the clock. Marcus continued his form for the match in the dying minutes, preventing an equaliser and helping his team to top spot on the table in the process.

Knox 2nd X1 went down 2-1, swapping positions on the table with St Aloysius with one point separating 1st & 2nd place. Knox 3rd X1’s Angus Grant played well in their 4-1 win, while the 4th’s finished 1-1. The 5th’s James Caprarelli impressed in a 1-0 win, while the 6th’s drew 0-0. Rounding off the Opens fixtures, the Knox 7th X1 were unlucky in a tight match, losing 1-0.

The return from the holidays proved to be very successful for Year 10, with all teams taking 3 points in their fixtures. The 10A’s Liam Gorman and Nick Boyd each scored in their 3-0 win to take the number 1 position on the table. The 10B’s thrilled onlookers in a match that went down to the wire. A brace from Mackenzie Harvey and a powerful performance from Liam Allain contributed to Knox staying in the game. With the scores tied at 3 apiece, the referee looked set to blow the whistle for the final time when Knox scored the tie-breaker to take top spot on the ladder with the final kick of the match. The 10C’s 2-1 win facilitated by Alex Heintze’s performance and goals from Hugh Falconer-Flint and Jack Solomon. The 10D’s couldn’t stop scoring, winning their fixture 8-0 through braces from Ewan Shingler and Josh Stead. The 10E’s & 10F’s each won their fixtures 3-0 and 6-0 respectively.   

Year 9 continued their trend, impressing with no defeats for the round. The 9A’s flexed their muscles to show the competition why they hold top spot with a 4-0 win. Strong performances from Billy and Lucas lifted the team for the win. The 9B’s also scored four times to win by three goals, Nick starring with a brace in a man of the match performance. The 9D’s proved too tough for St Aloysius, taking their fixture 6-0 on the back of Ethan Moody’s efforts. The 9C’s held strong in a 0-0 draw, while the 9E’s put away eight goals and kept a clean sheet. The 9F’s, G’s, H’s, and I’s all came away with wins in their return from the break. 

Year 8 enjoyed their return to the field, winning all of their fixtures with some great attacking play. The 8A’s led the charge in a 3-0 victory, Lachlan Hui and Ayden Yates solid performers in the fixture. The 8B’s Joseph Kim and Barney Clarke impressive in their 5-0 win, so too the 8C’s Ben Firth and Sam Reeves in their 3-2 thriller. The D’s and E’s both enjoyed convincing 5-0 wins, while the 8F’s walked away with the points winning 5-3. 

Year 7 also enjoyed a successful return, with the A’s through to E’s all taking points from their fixtures. The 7A’s showed resilience against a tough opponent, earning their stripes in their third win of the season 2-1. Joshua Foley and Anthony Segreto motivational in a hard fought match. The 7B’s Hamish Graham and Michael Codd instrumental in the team holding their place atop the ladder in a 3-0 clinic. Ted Stephenson netted a brace for the C’s in their 4-0 win, while the D’s shared the scoring in theirs. The E’s Hugo Boulden scored three times on the back of Ashton Bloom’s performance with two goals and great play in an 8-0 win. The 7F’s and G’s went down 2-1 in their matches, and finishing off the round, the 7H and I teams both had draws.
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Outdoor Sports

Mr Kieran Donohue, Director of Outdoor Sports

Cross Country NSW All Schools
Knox Grammar were well represented at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships at Eastern Creek on Friday 21 July. Four runners (see below) qualified to represent CIS at the competition, with both Sam Rockliffe (winning the Under 14s boys) and Mitch Westhuizen (running 2nd in the 15 Years Boys) progressing through to the Nationals in Hobart in August! A fantastic result for the school and middle distance program! Joshua Tait is currently first reserve for nationals, so we are hopeful of having three Knox students represent the School at Nationals.

Below is a full list of results from the Senior School:
• Tom Gordon (Y12) - 24th 18 Years Boys, 00:29:52
• Sam Rockliffe (Y8) - 1st 14 Years Boys, 00:13:10
• Mitch Westhuizen (Y9) - 2nd 15 Years Boys, 00:13:22
• Joshua Tait (Y9) - 9th in 15 Years Boys (first reserve for nationals), 00:13:56

By Head Coach of Cross Country, Nick Bromley

Knox Preparatory School were also well represented at the Primary All Schools event, with Knox students coming 8th, 12th and 13th in the 12s/13s Boys. The future is looking bright for Cross Country at Knox!

Congratulations to:
Sean Williams (Y6) who came 8th with a time of 00:12:07
Ben Williams (Y6) who came 14th with a time of 00:12:20
Charlie Moore (Y6) who came 15th with a time of 00:12:21

Trinity Relays
Saturday saw the running of the annual Trinity Relays, which involved a mixed, team-based event, with teams including staff, students and old boys. After a busy day at the All Schools Cross Country on Friday, Knox entered one Under 16s team and a number of individuals in the mixed event, who used the relays as a time trial.

The Under 16s team of Angus Kellaway, Angus Matthews, Jackson Croker and Zac Wyatt came 32nd overall, which was a good result considering this included all divisions, including opens and adults.

Team captain, Ben Fitton, showed some fantastic leadership to lead out the mixed team. Our youngest competitor, Will Denton, showed great improvement (and has been improving week in, week out) after joining the Cross Country team at the start of Term 2.

During the final three weeks of the Winter season, the KnoxFit team will be competing in six short, workouts building on the skills/movements they learnt throughout Term 2. Saturday saw all students completing reps of burpees, push-ups and running and well as an obstacle sprint.

Well done to the James Steel and Matthew Pain (Y7) who set the fastest time in the Year 7 & 8 group. In the Year 9 and 10 group, Declan Owers and Haydon Frith (Y10) had the fastest time in the workout with Jason Jin (Y9) and Jackson Sault (Y10) winning the sprint.

The dedicated group of Year 11s (Jon Duff, Zac Hartmann, Andrew Uen and Liam De Myrick) continued advancing their personal programs and striving for new strength and fitness goals.

By Head Coach of KnoxFit (interim), Cameron Smee

Winter Orienteering
The first winter finals for our Orienteering Squad were held on Saturday on a new Cherrybrook map. Winding through the hilly maze of the quiet suburb produced some phenomenal results creating tough competition. In Division 1, Thomas Gordon placed first, 15 minutes head of the other division competitors. In second was Jake Evans, followed by Jackson Booth. In Division two, Eric Zhao ran with vigour placing first, closely followed by Alex Koch-Lowndes in second. 

Division three saw Dhruv Hariharan in first, with Oliver Gordon and Ian Lin in second and third place respectively. This Saturday marks the second of two finals, tackling the concrete jungle of Sydney University. At the moment, overall placings are very close and with double points on offer this Saturday the final placings are far from settled!

The fourth round of the NSW Opens MetrOLeague Competition were held on Sunday. In Division 3, the representative Knox team won the round, doubling the points of the competing team, to be placed in a very favourable position for selection into the finals. Congratulations to Thomas Gordon, clocking in a very strong 35:27 to take out first place in the division. Jackson Booth, Isaac Roberts and Jake Evans also performed very strongly, taking out third, fourth and sixth place in the round robin competition. In Division 4, our junior team (Dhruv Hariharan, Nick And, Oscar Spiers and Lachlan Yelds) were exposed to a challenging course but all persevered with enthusiasm to complete the course with strong times. 

State Success
A huge congratulations to Thomas Gordon for being selected as part of the Senior NSW Schools Orienteering Team, and Ewan Shingler for again being selected in the NSW Junior Schools Orienteering team! Tom and Ewan will travel to Bathurst in September to run in the three Australia Schools Championships events in September. We wish them both the very best!

NSW Schools State Championships 
A reminder to please ensure all permission notes for the State Schools Championships (August 19/20) are submitted to Dylan Sherman ( by August 1. We encourage all winter and summer orienteers to join us for this incredible state representative opportunity. 

Track & Field
With three weeks to go before the first CAS Invitational, the winter track field team kicked off the weekend with a beach and hill session.

With eight weeks until the CAS championships, this is an important time for any boy aspiring to not only make the team but perform at their best to try to attend at least one mid-week training session.

We know many of you have other commitments but one session a week from here on will make a huge difference. We will continue every Tuesday and Thursday mornings 6:45-8am at Gillespie Fields.

Please also note new track & field training schedule with additional sessions added in as we build up to CAS invitationals. We will also have track & field as part of Period 7 for anyone who is interested as of Week 4 (once Winter sport officially concludes). See schedule attached for all key dates for track and field throughout Term 3.

By Head Coach of Sprints, Cathy Walsh

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Mr John Rownes, Rugby Coordinator

The CAS competition after two rounds had Knox, Barker and Waverley all with two wins from their respective matches. The match of the round was Baker v Waverley and Barker certainly demonstrated that they are a very competent team leading Waverley 14 - 8 only for Waverley to score a late converted try to win 15 - 14. Knox 1st XV played St Aloysius at Knox and proved too good to defeat a rather gallant St Aloysius team 50 - 0. Tom Woodcock directed the team well and the backrow of Dan Garing, Jono Stenning and Billy Collins found the opportunity to display their attacking skills. At the back, Michael Pavlakis once again showed his illusive running and footwork. Knox have Barker and Waverley over the next two weeks and the upcoming match with Barker at Knox this Saturday is sure to be a tough encounter.

A considerable number of Knox players gained the honour of representative selection. Listed below are the Knox players and the respective teams of which they achieved selection.

Max Cutrone, Nicholas Frost, Michael Pavlakis

Brady Dawson, Ottavio Galletta, Daniel Garing, Hunter Myers, Tom Woodcock

Max Cutrone, Nicholas Frost, Hunter Myers, Tom Woodcock

Brady Dawson, Michael Pavlakis

Nicholas Frost, Tom Woodcock

Dan Breden, Oscar Cheal, Tom Constable, Oliver Evans, Enrique Grobler, Oliver Hughes, Will Kablau, Sean Kennedy, Sam Rechner

Tom Constable

Oliver Hughes, Will Kablau, Sam Rechner

NSW I U16 
Will Kablau

Oliver Hughes, Sam Rechner

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Mr Ben Higgins, Director of Racquet Sports, Mr Eric van Arkkels, Head Coach and Ms Annie Gleason, 1st and 2nd Squash Coach

Knox1 3 v 0 Briars2 N You Lee started slowly but didn't take long to find his rhythm finding the back of court with some well-placed drives and cross court shots Nic settled into his match dominating the "T" going on to win 3-0. F Hellen-Ford found this match challenging with some lengthy rallies played Finn set the pace varying his plays with a mix of drops and drives finally frustrating his opponent and taking the game 3-1. A Soonius won by forfeit credit to Adam and Nic they trained instead. Great attitude and commitment.

K2 1 v 1 K3 R Rattan played to his strengths with some well-placed drives and cross court shots Ritwik taking the match 3-0, Z Slomin played very well in a match that both players never gave up Zach kept on going varying his plays but just not enough on the day, E Xie found his match challenging never really settling in Evan tried hard just not enough on the day, K Tse played to his strengths with plenty of length Karlon worked the court with some clinical drives and drops wining, 3-1.

K4 2 v 0 K5 R Despande started slowly down 1-0 Rishi played length varying his plays with some great drives and clinical drops to go on and win 3-1, E Bakker started well dominating the "T" with some well-placed cross court shots but lost his focus losing 1-3, P Koch set the tempo early dominating the "T" Peter worked the court playing some great forehand and cross court drives to win 3-0 , K Ramcharan tried hard chasing every ball in a game with some lengthy rallies Kiano just not able to settle into the match going down 0-3. 

K6 3 v 0 K8 this was a very competitive game not indicative of the final score with both C Lee and A Bradshaw chasing every ball both boys at times played some great forehand and cross court drives with Chan finally taking the match 3-1 with Archer loosing focus towards the end only a few points the difference between both boys. Great match played in the right spirit. C William and L Marinaki wining by forfeit.

K7 2 v 1 GISS1 L Hincks started well with some well-placed forehand drives Lachy lost his focus allowing his opponent back into the match, with the game in the balance and both boys chasing every ball this match went into five sets with Lachy losing 2-3, E Albany set the pace early with great length Elliot dominated the "T" with varying drops and boasts to win 3-0, B Fraser won by forfeit.

K9 2 v 1 K10 with L Gee the only player in his available the challenge was set for him to cover his team mates and Lachlan accepted playing T Murray first Lachlan played great length with some well-placed forehand and back hand drives this made his opponent  chase every ball into the corners and to Tylers credit he didn't give up with Lachlan wining 3-0 , then into the second match Lachlan stayed focused with R Soutar working the court with some well-placed cross court drives Ryan made a few unforced errors and Lachlan capitalized going on to win 3-0 , both matches were played in the right spirit. Great effort by all. S Korokany won by forfeit.

K11 0 v 1 K12 in a replay of a mid-week training match both H Partridge and J Ngo were determined not to give each other an inch both boys varied there plays chased every ball in some lengthy rallies Harry looked like he was getting the edge but Jackson continued applying the pressure with some clinically placed drops and forehand drives giving him the match 3-0. Great sportsmanship by both boys. 

K13 2 v 0 K14 J Harris set the tempo early with some well-placed forehand and cross court drives James never relented going on to win 3-0, O Weeding playing as number1 with some quality serves and forehand drives Oliver was always in the match with only a few unforced errors being the down fall on the day, F Bryant playing to his strengths worked the court to his advantage with some well delivered drives and boasts Flynn kept applying the pressure wining 3-0 , S Suresh played one his best games with some well-placed serves and drives Shiv lost only by a few points with the positive being less unforced errors. Great improvement.

K15 0 v 3 K16 in the match up of the year both W Degotardi and J Brooke have played each other that many times with every match going to a five setter and this was no different both boys playing great length with some quality drives and drops played Will just losing his focus to give Jordan the match 3-2, S Burhop was determined to stay focused working the court well Sean played great length controlled the "T"and varied his plays to go on and win 3-0 great result for persistence with Sean always staying back at least once a week to work on the little things. Well Done, A Pan Cassin tried hard chasing every ball Anton never gave up with some well-placed drives just not enough on the day.

K17 0 v 3 Barker9 with M Walker setting the tempo early playing some well-placed drives and front of court boasts Mark leading 1-0 lost his focus to finally lose 1-3 to his credit he chased every ball never giving up. J Ng found his opponent challenging but to Jordans credit he varied his plays with some well-placed drives just not enough on the day 0-3 lose, X Webster playing Competitive for the first time meet the challenge with confidence playing some great drives Xavier worked hard and narrowly lost 0-3. Win or Lose He always has a smile Fantastic Attitude K18 3 v o Barker11 All boys played well they played two matches each had lots of good length very attacking service games long rallies good placement and all played with good sportsmanship.

A special mention to L Gee, S Burhop, X Webster, W Degotardi, J Brooks for their Spirit and Sportsmanship on the weekend. To all the competitive and internal players - welcome back! A great start. Well Done!

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Mr Ben Higgins, Director of Racquet Sports

Saturday 22 July saw Knox continue their Winter Tennis season for our last few rounds. Knox played at home against St Aloysius with our 1st team playing some solid tennis to win 8-0 making the Opens 1st Tennis team the CAS Winter Champions with two rounds to go. This was a great and professional approach from the team this year and the coaching staff and the school are proud of what our boys have achieved. The 2nd team continued their form also winning 8-0 overall with some impressive tennis played by Thomas Otto and Harry Wagstaff teaming up for their first doubles match together. The 4rd team also played and won 5-1 overall in a very convincing win. Teams 4th- 9th played at Morona Avenue in an internal match play.

The Year 10A and B team played away at Tennis Cove and both teams won 4-2 overall with some impressive tennis played by Winston Lin winning both singles and doubles. Teams C, D and E played also at Morona Avenue in an internal match play.

The Year 9A and B team played at Turramurra Park and both played some outstanding tennis to win comfortably. The A team won 5-1 whilst the B team showed their strength winning 6-0 overall and only dropping 6 games between them. The C and D team played an internal match play at Turramurra Park with all of the boys showing great effort in their matches and all looking to further their skills. Teams E- I all played an internal at Regimental Park with the boys showing their competitive edge in their matches.

The Year 8A team were the only team to have a match in their Year group. The A team won easily 6-0 and only dropping 6 games between them. Teams B, C and D played at Knox Senior Courts in a round robin doubles format whilst teams E- G played at Regimental Park in a similar format.

The Year 7 A and B teams played at Knox Senior courts with some impressive tennis played by both teams. The A team won 5-1 overall whilst the B team won 6-0 and only dropped 3 games between them. Teams C and D played an internal doubles match play at the Knox Senior courts and teams E- H played an internal doubles at Regimental Park.

Overall it was a very successful weekend against St Aloysius with Knox winning 100% matches played. It was great to see all of the boys showed some great tennis in the internal matches too. Well done to the Open 1st team for winning the CAS Winter 2017 season.
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Ms Alexandra Charles, Head Volleyball Coach

This week the Volleyballers came up against Riverview. The 3rds started the day in high spirits as they faced up against the Riverview boys. After a strong start from the opposition the 3rds fought back in the second and third sets but eventually lost the game 2:1. Results: Riverview defeat Knox 2:1 (11:25, 25:16, 17:25, 25:22, 9:15)

The Riverview 2nds stepped it up with some strong attacks and solid serving. Despite Knox’s defensive efforts Riverview walked away with a clean sweep, winning the game 3:0. There were some stand out performances from Oscar Wu and Adam Barnes who served and defended well, but this wasn’t enough to match Riverview. Results: Riverview defeat Knox 3:0 (10:25, 18:25, 12:25)

The 1sts finished up the day with a nail biting five set game. Co-captain, James Otto, returned from injury for his first game of the season and put in a stellar effort. However, despite an excellent game from the whole team, they couldn’t finish with a win. The team demonstrated their developing control and strategic play to secure the second and fourth set, but in the end Riverview dominated the game. Results: Riverview defeat Knox (11:25, 25:16, 17:25, 25:22, 9:15)

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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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.