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CO-EDUCATIONAL | ELC TO VCE

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Junior School Term 3, 2017

Co-Curricular Handbook


INTRODUCTION This booklet has been developed to assist students and parents in their understanding of the Co-curricular Program at The Knox School. It is an overview only and details may vary from time to time. It should be used as a guide when deciding in which activities students wish to participate.

CO-CURRICULAR CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS The Co-curricular Program is an integral part of the broad range of learning experiences offered to students of The Knox School. The School offers an extensive array of co-curricular activities and aims to cater for the diverse interests and talents of our students. This booklet provides a brief outline of each activity available to students of the Junior School for 2017. Most classes take place after school and run between 1 hour and 1.5 hours unless otherwise stated. Some activities are taken by outside providers and others are taken by staff of The Knox School. As some programs do not finish until 5.00pm, it is recommended that students should take with them a snack to eat for afternoon tea. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. If you are interested in any of the activities listed in this book, please make contact via email to the person in charge of the activity who will communicate when the program will commence. Should there be a cost involved, you will be given the relevant details to complete.

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Contents Academic Tutoring

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Aikido 6 Chess 8 Get Started with Coding

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Home Learning Club

12

Kelly Sport

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Kitchen Garden

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Private Music Tuition

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Music Ensembles

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Performing Arts

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Short Film Making

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Techno -Texts Club

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Tennis 26 Touch Typing

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Young Engineers

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Academic Tutoring Information: The Academic Tutoring Program is available for students from years 5-12. It is located in the School Library each afternoon from 4-5pm. Students from the Junior School Years 5 and 6 are permitted to access this program where there are tutors and a teacher present; however the demands of the secondary students may be prioritised. It is an expectation that students in Years 5 and 6 should for the most part have home learning tasks that they can complete independently. Students are to go directly to the Library foyer after school where they are supervised until the program comences at 4.00pm. When: 4.00pm – 5.00pm daily, commencing Week 1, concluding Week 10 Where: The School Library Collection: Students are to be collected from the Library by 5.00pm. Students not collected by 5.00pm will be escorted to the After School Care program where charges will apply. Eligibility: Years 5 and 6 Contact: Ms Lindi Chiu – lindi.chiu@knox.vic.edu.au

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Aikido Information: Aikido is a modern, non-violent Japanese martial art that was developed early in the 20th century by the late master Professor Morihei Ueshiba, commonly called O Sensei. Aikido differs from most other martial arts due to its non-competitive, cooperative nature. There are no competitions or fighting in Aikido and the founder of Aikido’s goal amongst others was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido techniques consist of entering and turning movements that redirect the momentum of an opponent’s attack, and a throw or joint lock that terminates the technique. As well as the open handed self-defense techniques, this style of Aikido teaches Japanese Samurai sword and staff techniques. The weapons techniques are initially practiced solo then with a partner. Students never strike each other so there is no need for Protective gear When: Tuesday 3:30pm – 5:00pm and Thursday 4pm – 5pm during the school term. Commences Week 2 Where: The classes will be held in the Dance room behind the Auditorium stage or various other locations around the school if that area is not available. Collection: Students will be collected from the Junior School Atrium, Parents should pick up from venue. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 1 – 6 (note you will need the following: filling out and signing the Application form and the Permission and Medical details form. You will need a uniform called a Gi, a Bokken (A Japanese wooden practice sword) and a Jo (Japanese wooden practice staff). You can purchase these items from most martial arts supply stores, however they are much cheaper if you get them online.) Cost: $150 for 10 classes $250 for 20 classes $300 for 30 classes Contact: Mr Stephen Fitchett – stephen.fitchett@knox.vic.edu.au 6 | Junior Co-Curricular Handbook


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Chess Information: Chess is provided by Chess Planet. Chess is a valuable activity for students, developing their thinking skills, concentration and discipline, as well as being a source of much enjoyment! Chess Study has been proven to enhance: • Reasoning and logical thinking • Lateral thinking and imagination • Memory • Concentration • Visualisation and Problem Solving The Chess Program for Term 3 will commence on Thursday 27 July and conclude on 21 September. When: Thursdays until 4.30pm, commences Week 2 (9 weeks) Where: School Library Collection: Students are to be collected from the Library at 4.30pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Prep – Year 6 Cost: $10 per session paid by the term (Term 3, $90) Payment to Chess Planet BSB: 063894 AC: 10172727 Please note reference name / The Knox School Contact: Mrs Cate Walton – catherine.walton@knox.vic.edu.au Further Enquiries: chessplanet@live.com or 0417 381 510

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Get started with coding: Young Coders Information: Young Coders is about problem solving skills and logical thinking. Students will use laptops and a variety of computer programs such as Scratch, Tynker and Foos to support thinking skills. Learning to ‘code’ is about learning to follow rules and patterns. When: Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm, commences Week 2 and concludes in Week 10 Where: STEAM Room. Robert Read Learning Centre Collection: From STEAM Room at 4.30pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 2 – 4 Contact: Mr Richard Black – richard.black@knox.vic.edu.au Mr Lee White – lee.white@knox.vic.edu.au

Please note that Young Coders will be offered from Week 2 to Week 10 in Term 3

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Home Learning Club Information: Home Learning Support offers assistance to students to complete their home learning tasks. The students benefit from working in a small group, or independently, in a quiet environment and are able to receive professional help from the teaching staff. The Academic Tutoring Program that is available to students in Years 5 and 6 is separate from that for Years 2-4 and is taken in the Library. When: Wednesdays: Years 2 – 6; 3.30pm – 4.30pm, commences Week 2 Where: Room 112 (2S Classroom) for Years 2 – 6 Collection: Please collect from the Junior School classroom. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 2 – 6 Contact: Miss Brigitte Spiller – brigitte.spiller@knox.vic.edu.au Miss Lisa Corrie - lisa.corrie@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that Home Learning Club will be offered from Week 2 to Week 10 in Term 3

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Kelly Sport Information: This program is a fantastic way to challenge and improve your child’s motor and coordination skills. Experienced coaches aim to develop and enhance a wide range of sporting skills, including catching, kicking and throwing, whilst also improving strength, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and cooperative skills. All within a fun and safe environment When: Mondays until 4.40pm, commences Week 2 and concludes Week 10 Where: School Gymnasium or Hockey Field Collection: From Gymnasium or Hockey Field at 4.40pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Prep – Year 4 Cost: $11 per session, payable by the term (9 weeks in Term 3) Contact: Enrol online at www.kellysports.com.au/events Further Enquiries: Mitch – 9384 2204 or mitch@kellysports.com.au

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Kitchen Garden Information: The Kitchen Garden offers the opportunity for students in Years 5 and 6 to maintain the Kitchen Garden under the guidance of Ms Doris Montese. Students will be involved by spending one lunchtime per cycle in the garden where they will plant, weed, pick and water a range of fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices which subsequently will be used in the kitchen. The fresh produce will be eaten by the students involved. When: Tuesday lunchtimes Where: Gardens Eligibility: Years 3 to 6 (Maximum 15 students) Cost: There is no cost for the program, however students need to enrol and be committed to attendance. Contact: Mrs Kylie Field – kylie.field@knox.vic.edu.au Mrs Shelley Lloyd-Smith

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Private instrumental music tuition Information: Students in the Junior School may have tuition in a wide range of instruments including; Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Percussion (including Drum Kit), Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar Voice and Music Theory. Please contact the Music Department for more details. music@knox.vic.edu.au or ph.8805 3826

Ensembles Information: Students in the Junior School are able to join a relevant ensemble if they play a musical instrument or wish to belong to a choir. A new choir, Piccolo Voices, is being introduced this year for students in Years 1 and 2 who are interested. Please contact the Music Department for further details. Murana Voices – Years 3 – 6 Music Auditorium – Miss Natalie Carolan Wednesday Lunchtime 12.40 – 1.20pm Junior Guitar Founders Building MR6 – Mr Geoff Hall Wednesday Lunchtime 12.40 – 1.20pm Piccolo Voices – Years 1-2 Founders Building MR2 – Miss Natalie Carolan Monday 12.40 – 1.20pm Falcon Strings – Certain standard required Founders Building MR2 – Mr Eric Di Florio Tuesday 3.00 – 4.00pm Junior Rock band Founders Building MR6 – Mr Geoff Hall Friday 12.40 – 1.20pm Please refer to the next page for a full list on Co-Curricular Music Ensembles. Please note that all ensembles except for Choirs are selected on the performance standard of the students and not their age. 18 | Junior Co-Curricular Handbook


WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

Ensembles 2017 The Little Big Band

Piccolo Voices Flute/Clarinet Saxophone (Yr 1–2) Tutorial Tutorial

Intermediate Guitar

Chamber Orchestra

Lunch, MR4 (12.40 – 1.20)

Lunch, MR2 (12.40 – 1.20)

Lunch, PR7 (12.40–1.20)

Lunch, MR1 (12.40–1.20)

Nico Di Stefano Gideon Marcus

Natalie Carolan

Erin Kersing

James Carter

After School, MR6 (3.40 – 5.00)

After School, MR4 (3.40 – 5.00)

Geoff Hall

Julia Stoppa Brenden Morrtis

Pengana Voices

Chamber Strings

Lunch, MR1 (12.40 – 1.40)

Lunch, MR2 (12.40 – 1.40)

Natalie Carolan Adrian Szondy

Eric Di Florio

Falcon Strings

Senior Concert Band

Senior Rock Band

After School, MR2 (3.00 – 4.00)

After School, MR4 (3.00–4.30)

After School, MR6 (3.00–4.30)

Eric Di Florio Keryn Lientschnig

Julia Stoppa Gideon Marcus

Geoff Hall

Junior Guitar

Brass Tutorial

Murana Voices (Yr 3–6)

Lunch, MR6 (12.40–1.20)

Lunch, Auditorium (12.40–1.20)

Lunch, MR2 (12.40–1.20)

Geoff Hall

David Farrands Richard Shirley

Natalie Carolan Adrian Szondy

Intermediate Concert Band

Senior Choir

After School, MR4 (3.40-5.00)

FRIDAY

THURSDAY

James Carter

Lunch, Room MR6 (12.40– 1.40) Geoff Hall

(Yr 7–12)

After School, Auditorium (3.40–5.00) Natalie Carolan Adrian Szondy

Intermediate Strings

TKS Big Band

Lunch, MR2 (12.40–1.20)

After School, Auditorium (3.40–5.00)

Eric Di Florio

Intermediate Rock Band

Senior Guitar After School, MR6 (3.40–5.00) Geoff Hall

David Farrands

Strings Tutorial

Junior Rock Band

Percussion Tutorial

Lunch, Auditorium (12.40 – 1.20)

Lunch, MR6 (12.40 - 1.20)

Lunch, MR4 (12.40 – 1.20)

Eric Di Florio

Geoff Hall

Gideon Marcus

Last updated: 16/2/2017

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Performing Arts Information: Students from Years 1-6 have the opportunity to become a member of either of the two Performing Arts Clubs. These after school clubs will be taught by experienced Drama teachers and aim to develop performing arts skills and grow each individual’s confidence. Students of the Performing Arts Clubs will showcase their achievements at the end of each semester. When: PA Club 13 Monday 3.30pm - 4.45pm (Years 1 – 3), commences Week 1 PA Club 47 Thursdays 3.40pm – 5.00pm (Years 4 – 7) commences Week 1 Where: Room MR2 in the Founders Building Collection: MR2 in the Founders Building. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 1 – 7 Cost: $200 per semester charged on school account Contact: Joanne Campbell – joanne.campbell@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that the Performing Arts Club will be from Week 1 to Week 10 in Term 3.

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Short Film Making Club Information: This club will give students the opportunity to plan, create, film and edit a series of short films which will be produced in the multimedia studio, under the guidance of Mr Stephen Fitchett. The club will appeal to students who are interested in creative writing, acting, production and multimedia studies. The completed films will be presented in Junior School Assemblies. When: Wednesdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm, commences Week 2 and concludes Week 10 Where: Room 105 (3L Classroom) Collection: Please collect your child from Room 105 at 4.30pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Duration: One program offered per semester Eligibility: Years 3 – 6 Cost: There is no cost for this program but students enrolling are asked to commit for the duration of the semester. Contact: Mrs Sue Lane – susan.lane@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that Short Film Making Club will be offered from Week 2 to Week 10 in Term 3

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Techno - Texts Club Information: Students will create a variety of visual and audio-visual texts, such as storyboards, comic strips, picture books, photo stories, talking story books, and some simple animation, using iPad apps, web-based programs and computer software. These skills will have future application in many areas of the curriculum and beyond the classroom. This club will give those participating an opportunity to develop story ideas and experience both individual and group projects. The program will be varied each term, taking into account the skill level and prior knowledge of the participants. When: Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm, commences Week 2 and concludes Week 10 Where: Room 103 (Prep M Classroom) Collection: Room 103 at 4.30pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Duration: One program offered each term Eligibility: Years 1 – 3 (This group will be capped at 20 students) Cost: There is no cost for this program but students enrolling are asked to commit for the duration of the term. Contact: Mrs Sandra Mattison – sandra.mattison@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that Techno-Texts Club will be offered from Week 2 to Week 10 in Term 3

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Tennis Hot Shots Information: Tennis Hot Shots is a fun way for kids to learn how to play tennis - on the right size court using racquets that are perfect for small hands. Kids progress through 4 stages: Blue, Red, Orange and Green. Guided by Velocity Tennis coaches, kids are encouraged to develop at their own pace, moving on to the next stage when they are ready. Lessons are run for 45 minutes. Using modified equipment, kids will be guided through the technical and tactical fundamentals of the sport in an environment that will instil a love of the game. When: Velocity Tennis Private Program Tuesdays 3.00pm – 3.45pm The Knox School Supervised Program Thursdays 3.30pm – 4.15pm Commences Week 2 Where: School Hockey Field or School Gymnasium Collection: School Hockey Field or School Gymnasium. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Tuesdays: Pre Prep – Year 4 (private program) Thursdays: Pre Prep – Year 4 Cost: Tuesdays $16.50 per session, payable by the term, student/coach ratio 1:4 Thursdays $12.00 per session, payable by the term, student/coach ratio 1:6 Contact: Gary Leech mobile: 0438 018 820, business: 9800 5862, email: velocitytennis@bigpond.com Joanne Brooke – joanne.brooke@knox.vic.edu.au Schedule: Term 3: 25 July to 21 September (9 weeks) Enrolment: Enrol online at http://www.velocitytennis.com.au/onlineenrolment

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Touch Typing Information: Students will be offered the opportunity to develop their touch typing skills in this club. When: Thursdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm, commences Week 2 and concludes Week 10 Where: The Library Collection: Room 106. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Duration: It is expected that students commit until the end of the semester Eligibility: Years 2 – 6 Cost: There is no cost for this activity. Contact: Mrs Sue Freemantle – sue.freemantle@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that Touch Typing will be offered from Week 2 to Week 10 in Term 3

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Young Engineers Information: The Young Engineers Program explores Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) basics through the use of specialised LEGO based educational kits and materials. Students will develop their knowledge through a proven hands-on, inquiry based approach. Students will have fun and build confidence whilst developing skills in problem solving, critical thinking and team work. When: Monday 3.30pm – 5.00pm (weeks 2 to 9) commencing Monday 24 July Where: Robert Read Learning Centre Collection: Robert Read Learning Centre at 5.00pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 2 – 6 Cost: $176 for Term 3 Refer a friend and receive a $20 discount Contact: Outer Eastern Young Engineers Nav & Devna Nagpal 0425 785 008 nnagpal@young-engineers.com.au Heather Ablett – 8805 3800 or heather.ablett@knox.vic.edu.au Enrolment: Enrol online at https://www.trybooking.com/291568 More details: www.oemelbourne.young-engineers.com.au/

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