We are up to the final stages of our preparation for the CAS Track and Field Championships and the team is starting to peak just at the right time. Some athletes have knocked massive times off their previous best and our coaches are particularly excited about some of the new talent emerging every week. It will be a great night of CAS Athletic competition next Thursday and I know our vocal supporters will help our boys push right through to the finish line. The cheering our supporters give in the stand can be the difference for a runner coming 1st, 2nd or or 3rd. Knox is fortunate this year to be sitting right on the finish line (as we were for the Swimming) so we need to scream our boys home right through to the finish line. It is a great night under lights and a memory our athletes will have for ever. GOOD LUCK TEAM!

For those boys interested in coming and supporting our boys on Thursday 14 September, please ensure you have completed the permission link in the Parent Lounge. Any queries to Mrs Liz Smith by Monday 11 September.

From the Archives at the Sydney Showground

Track and Field Performers of the week
Throws performance of the week – Miles Ball for his PB in the 13 Years Javelin and Freddy Harris for his PB throw in the 13 years Shot
Middle Distance performance of the week – James Constable for his season’s best in the 15 years 800m’s. ( 2.06.3 mins )
Sprints performance of the week – Lewis Clabburn for his 10.90s for the 100m’s

The week ahead
One last Saturday of Track and Field Invitationals at Sydney Olympic before our squad is selected for CAS.

All other boys in the Senior School are continuing pre-season Summer sport – preparing for trials on Saturday 16 September.
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Track and Field

Mr Kieran Donohue, Director of Outdoor Sports

CAS Track and Field Championships, Sydney Olympic Park Homebush
All students are invited to attend this event as spectators on Thursday 14 September. Full details of this excursion are available on Parent Lounge.

Permission must be given by 8am on Monday 11 September.

Year 7 Spectator Acknowledgement CAS Track and Field Year 7 Spectator Acknowledgement CAS Track and Field (284 KB)

Important reminder for Year 7
A reminder for Year 7 that it is a tradition that they all attend this event as spectators. Any students who are unable to attend, parents are reminded they need to seek permission for non-attendance from the Deputy Headmaster, Mr Scott James.

The cut off date is 8am on Monday 11 September.

Year 7 Spectator Acknowledgement CAS Track and Field Year 7 Spectator Acknowledgement CAS Track and Field (284 KB)

Rugby - Prep

Mr Tai Glassie, Coach

Touch Rugby Skills Program - Term 4 2017
Dates (Friday 3 November - Friday 1 December):
K-2 from 2.45pm - 3.30pm
Years 3-6 from 3.30pm - 4.30pm

For more information:

Rugby Skills Program Term 4 2017 Rugby Skills Program Term 4 2017 (725 KB)

Track and Field - Prep

Mrs Sharon Dewar, Sport Coordinator K-6

Knox boys perform well at IPSHA Track and Field
On Tuesday 29 August, 18 Prep boys competed in the IPSHA Track and Field Championships at SOPAC. Conditions were perfect for racing, throwing and jumping with no wind and just the right amount of warmth from the sun.

The boys performed well, challenged by some of the best athletes across IPSHA with many gaining places in the heats and rounds and recording personal bests.

We had six boys selected in the IPSHA team to compete at the NSWCIS Championships on Wednesday 13 September. Benji Allen – 12yrs Shot & Discus; Toby Caspari – 11yrs High Jump; Samuel Langridge – 11yrs Discus; Max Mitchell – 9yrs 100m & Junior Long Jump; Ben Williams – 11yrs 100m, 200m & 800m and Sean Williams – 11yrs 800m & Shot Put.

A big thank you to our amazing coaches who assisted the boys in their preparation leading into and on the Championship day – Mr Elijah Williams, Mr Rich Frost, Mr Nick Bromley and Mr Kieran Donohue.

Congratulations boys on your fine performances and sportsmanship.

Aquatic Sports

Mr Nick Warby, Director of Aquatic Sports

2017 NSW 13/Over Short Course Championships

From 119 swim clubs from the whole of NSW, 1070 swimmers competed at SOPAC in this year’s winter State Championships.

This year the meet has been split into two meets, one for 13yr and over, and one for the 12yr and under, in early September.

Although decimated by sickness, 27 Knox swimmers battled their way through three days of racing, competing against the best swimmers in the state.

Although Knox Boys only won 3 individual Gold medals, they won a staggering 14 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. With relay teams winning 3 Gold and a Silver medal, and Old Boys Andrew Hemsworth and Will Yang winning more Gold, out of 70 Boys events, Knox Boys were on the dais a total of 31 times.

Topping the medal count was Josh Collet (Y8) with six. Gold in the 100m breaststroke, Silver in 200m IM, 50/100/200m freestyle and 200m breaststroke.

Hot on his heels was Ethan Hansen (Y9) with five medals. Silver in 200m IM, 100m breaststroke, 200m butterfly and 200m backstroke.

Also winning five medals was Justin Lee (Y7). With Silver in 200m butterfly, and Bronze in 200m IM, 100/200m breaststroke and 100m butterfly.

Jack Edie (Y11) won Gold in 200m freestyle and a Bronze in 100m freestyle.

Also winning a Gold was Tyler Krenkels (Y8) in the 200m backstroke.

Picking up two Silver was Joseph Hamson (Y8) in the 50/100m freestyle, and Lachlan Kelly (Y10) 100/200m backstroke.
Congratulations to the following students who all qualified for the Championships: Louis Bebb (Y8), Kaea Bidois (Y12), Ben Bradshaw (Y10), Mark Buddee (Y9), Joshua Collett (Y8), Sam Druce (Y10), Jack Edie (Y10), Joseph Hamson (Y8), Ethan Hansen (Y9), Brendan Hee (Y10), Andrew Hemsworth (Old Boy), Angus Hornery (Y9), Josh Johnson (Y9), Lachlan Kelly (Y10), Tyler Krenkels (Y8), Justin Lee (Y7), Euan Liney (Y8), Angus Menzies (Y9), Joshua Mercer (Y10), Declan Owers (Y10), Lachlan Robertson (Y8), Sydney Robertson (Y11), Ben Rothery (Y8), Jack Ryan (Y12), Ashton Smith (Y9), Adam Soonius (Y9), William Yang (Old Boy), Dylan Zhang (Y8), George Zhu (Y11)

6th Fina World Junior Swimming Championships
Wednesday 23 - Monday 28 August 2017

Leon MacAlister (Y11) has been representing the Australian Youth Team, which is an18yr/under male team. He swam 100m backstroke in the 4 x 100m medley relay that came fourth.

In the individual 100m backstroke, Leon came in at 11th, narrowly missing out on the final. Leon also came 16th in 200m backstroke. Amazing positions at a world level.
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Outdoor Sports

Mr Kieran Donohue, Director of Outdoor Sports

Track and Field – CAS Invitational 4 (SOPAC)
Knox had another outstanding weekend of competition at the CAS Invitational on Saturday

In the Jumps, Harrison Muller leapt to a sensational 6.49m in the 16 years Long Jump – the longest in the CAS/GPS competition this year!. In the High Jump,Ben MacNamara and Charlie Sherlock continued their terrific form with another win in the 13 years age category.

The Middle Distance team backed up last week’s performance with some great results, with Will Constable running 2:13 and brother James Constable returned to competition with another improving run of 2:06.20 in the 800m. In the 3000m, Josh Tait opened the season with a respectable 9:28 to place 3rd overall.

Once again, the Sprints team showed steady progression with Lewis Clabburn running 10.90s in the 100m to win the 17 years age group.

The Knox Track and Field team now looks to fine tune their preparation going into the final Invitational on Saturday with a full squad training on Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Throws performance of the week
Miles Ball for his PB in the 13 Years Javelin. Freddie Harris for his PB throw in the 13 years Shot.

Middle Distance performance of the week 
James Constable for his seasons’ best in the 15 years 800m. (2:06.3).

Sprints performance of the week 
Lewis Clabburn for his 10.90 for the 100m.

ANSW Schools Knockout
Last Thursday night, Knox Track and Field team braved the cold and blustery conditions at Sydney Olympic Park to come away with some sensational results at the NSW Schools Knockout Championships.

Knox fielded five teams made up of over 30 students in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions, competing against the best schools in the state. 

All teams did sensationally well, with standouts being a fourth-place in the Seniors, a bronze medal in the Intermediates and a silver medal in the Juniors! 

The Junior and Intermediate teams automatically qualify for the Australian Schools Knockout in Adelaide in December. The Senior team will have to wait a few more weeks to find out if they have gained selection through the minor qualification points system.
Well done to all the boys who competed on Thursday night. (Insert photos)

Throwers Club, Greystanes
For the first time ever, Knox Grammar School entered the NSW Throwers Club event at Greystanes to prepare for the field events at CAS Championships.

Some great results were achieved against much older opposition, including:

James Caughlin - 37.79m in the discus
Jacques du Plooy - 39.21m in the discus, 11.57m in the shotput
Lucas Chamen - 38.238m in the discus, 13.57m in the shotput
Lachlan Antoinette - 41.25m in the discus, 12.69m in the shotput
Daniel Groves - 41.25m in the discus
Nicky Lake - 28.40m in the discus, 11.74m in the shotput
Oscar Cheal - 26.09m in the discus, 12.15m in the shotput
Tom Shannon - 15.89m in the shotput

IPSHA Track and Field Carnival
Knox Prep had six boys selected in the IPSHA team to compete at the NSWCIS Carnival on Wednesday 13 September and wish the boys every success.
Benji Allen – 12yrs Shot & Discus
Toby Caspari – 11yrs High Jump
Samuel Langridge – 11yrs Discus
Max Mitchell – 9yrs 100m & Junior Long Jump
Ben Williams – 11yrs 100m, 200m & 800m
Sean Williams – 11yrs 800m & Shot Put

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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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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.