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The Knox School CO-EDUCATIONAL | ELC TO VCE

Junior School Term 1, 2020

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 2020. 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.

In the event that a teacher is unavailable to run their program, the session will be cancelled and parents/guardians advised accordingly via SMS. Parents/guardians are then asked to collect their children at the normal pickup time, or arrange for their attendance at the after school care program.

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Contents Board Game Club

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Chess 6 Chinese Literature and Culture Class

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Code Camp

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Drama Club Junior Years 1 - 3

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Drama Club Years 4 - 6

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Equestrian 16 Home Learning Club Years 2 - 3

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Home Learning Club Years 4 - 6

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Kelly Sport

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Kitchen Garden

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Netball 26 Private Music Tuition

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Music Ensembles

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Tennis Hot Shots

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Touch Typing

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Junior TOM

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Young Engineers

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Board Game Club Information: Our Board Game Club offers children the opportunity to learn and play some of the most popular games of recent times. Board games have experienced something of a renaissance in the past 10 years and there are many brilliant new games and designs for the next generation to enjoy. Each week, the whole group will learn a new game from the extensive range available in 2BP and then students will have the opportunity to play their current favourites in small groups. Students will learn how to plan ahead, strategise, and problem solve. They will learn to pay attention to the strategies of others, reflect on strategies used and calculate risks and reward. Sometimes they will work collaboratively, but usually they will be learning to compete with each other in the spirit of fun - learning to win graciously or lose with a smile on their face. Students will refine their ability to think logically and to communicate clearly with others. When: Friday 3.30pm - 4.30pm, commences Week 3 and ends Week 9. Where: Room 111 (2BP Classroom) Collection: From the Junior School Atrium 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 - 6 (there will be a cap of 24 students) Contact: Mr Richard Black – richard.black@knox.vic.edu.au Mrs Sandra Mattison - sandra.mattison@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that Board Games Club will be offered from Week 3 to Week 9 in Term 1 4 | 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 When: Thursdays until 4.45pm, commences Week 3 and ends Week 9 Where: School Library Collection: Students are to be collected from the Library at 4.45pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Year 1 – Year 6 Cost: If paid before 13 February, 7 sessions: $110 If paid after 13 February, 7 sessions: $140 Please collect a registration form from the Junior School Office Further Enquiries: chessplanet@live.com or 0417 381 510

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Chinese Literature & Culture Class Information: For Prep to Year 6 Students from Prep to Year 6 with Chinese heritage will have the opportunity to learn and develop Chinese literature and culture through this class. The objectives are to develop students’ Chinese reading and writing skills and to cultivate students’ Chinese traditional morality and philosophy understanding. This class will also assist students to become real bilinguals by learning and practising the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. Teachers will deliver the class by various interesting and educational activities in Chinese. Please note: EAL (English as an Additional Language) classes will be timetabled to occur when the core Chinese specialist class is operating during the school day. Students who require additional support for English will be withdrawn for EAL support during Chinese lessons. When: Monday 3.45pm – 4.45pm Term 1 Weeks 3 to 9 Where: Robert Read Learning Centre - Chinese Classroom Collection: Robert Read Learning Centre at 4.45pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: This co-curricular activity is only available to students from Prep to Year 6 with Chinese heritage and who have a home Chinese language environment. Cost: $200 per semester charged with school fees Contact: Supervised by Mr Ben Liu - ben.liu@knox.vic.edu.au

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Code Camp Information: Students will produce games and apps using Code Camp’s exciting online platform, Code Camp World. Code Camp World has been made as accessible as possible so students can truly focus on the fun aspects of coding and carry on their journey at home. Each week, students will choose the features they want to build and advance their problem solving skills to build these features using code. They will take ownership over their projects and collaborate with their peers to make awesome apps. What your child will walk away with: • Their very own app playable via the Code Camp Community App on Apple iOS, Android or via any web browser. • Access to a range of video tutorials so they can continue coding at home. • Experience with drag and drop coding. When: Wednesday 3.45pm – 4.45pm, commences Week 3 and concludes in Week 9 Where: IC4 (Library) Collection: From Junior School Atrium at 4.45pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 2 – 6 (there will be a cap of 28 students) Cost: $126 for 7 weeks (payable on online enrolment) Contact: Enrol online at www.codecamp.com.au/afterschool

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Drama Club Junior Years 1-3 Information: Students from Years 1 – 3 will have the opportunity to learn and develop their drama techniques through the Junior Performing Arts Club. This club wlil facilitate a student’s passion for drama and enhance performance skills including projection, expression and staging. This year, Improvisation games, group performances, monologues and dialogues will aid in cultivating the students’ understanding of drama and improve their confidence and overall stage presence. When: Monday 3.30pm - 5.00pm, commences Week 2. No class on Monday 9 March. 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 – 3 Cost: $200 per semester charged on school account Contact: Supervised by Jayme Verhagen, Contact The Music Office on 8805 3826 Please note that the Performing Arts Club will be from Week 2 to Week 9 in Term 1

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Drama Club Years 4-6 Information: Through a variety of activities, students will explore many areas of performing arts including improvisation, performance skills and character development. In addition to this, they will examine other elements of production, such as costuming and prop design, to gain a well-rounded understanding of performing arts, while also developing skills in other areas, such as public speaking, teamwork and problem solving. When: Thursday 3.40pm - 5.00pm (Years 4 – 6) commences Week 2 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 4 – 6 Cost: $200 per semester charged on school account Contact: Supervised by Jayme Verhagen, Contact The Music Office on 8805 3826 Please note that the Performing Arts Club will be from Week 2 to Week 9 in Term 1.

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Equestrian Information: The Knox School Equestrian co-curricular program has students from Year 1 through to Year 8 participating in learning how to ride, groom and look after horses. Our lessons are held at the Balmoral Equestrian Academy and is often the beginning of our students engaging in a rewarding and trusting partnership with an animal and helps cement the special bond that horse and rider have. Sessions are grouped within year levels and are in 6 week blocks throughout the year. All of our riders enjoy their involvement, with many returning each year. We must acknowledge our beautiful horses and ponies that safely carry our students every week; Krissy, Lou Lou, Arrow and Rocky just to name a few, and our fantastic coaches Julia and Ned. Ms Jordan Roche and I enjoy the time we spend with the students as it is wonderful to watch students develop and enjoy themselves in such a different arena. When: Thursdays 11.30am – 2.45pm ( varying 6 week blocks ) Where: Balmoral Equestrian Academy Collection: Years 1 - 3 Students will be collected from their Junior classrooms. Years 4 - 8 Students will meet in the Junior Atrium. Transport: Students will be transported by School to the Balmoral Academy Eligibility: Years 1-8 Cost: $450 ( for 6 riding and 6 theory lessons ) Contact: Mr Mark Jeffs - Mark.Jeffs@knox.vic.edu.au

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Home Learning Club Years 2 – 3 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. When: Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm, commences Week 3. Where: Room 110 (LEAP room) Collection: Please collect from the classroom. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 2 – 3 Contact: Miss Michelle Richardson Email: michelle.richardson@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that Home Learning Club will be offered from Week 3 to Week 9 in Term 1

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Home Learning Club Years 4-6 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. When: Mondays & Wednesdays 3.45 - 4.30pm There will be no club on Monday 9 March. Where: The Robert Read Learning Centre Collection: Please collect from the Robert Read Learning Centre. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 4 – 6 Contact: Boyd Williams: boyd.williams@knox.vic.edu.au (Monday) Sandra Gerbes: sandra.gerbes@knox.vic.edu.au (Wednesday) Please note that Home Learning Club will be offered from Week 3 to Week 9 in Term 1 Students are not permitted to go to the Academic Tutoring Program that operates in the School Library until Year 7

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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 3.40pm to 4.40pm, commences Week 3 and concludes Week 9. No session Monday 9 March. Where: School Gymnasium or Hockey Field Collection: From Gymnasium or Hockey Field at 4.45pm. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Prep – Year 4 Cost: $14 per session, payable by the term (6 weeks in Term 1) 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 3 – 6 to maintain the Kitchen Garden. Students will be involved by spending one lunchtime a week in the garden where they will plant, weed, pick and water a range of fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. The fresh produce will be eaten by the students over the year. Students will also participate in various craft activities and assist the Hospitality Centre with table decorations and functions. 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 Shelley Lloyd-Smith – shelley.lloyd-smith@knox.vic.edu.au Mrs Kylie Field - kylie.field@knox.vic.edu.au

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Mixed Netball Club Information: For Years 4 to 6 Information: Students from Years 4-6 will have the opportunity to learn and develop their netball skills through a program directed by the Inspire Sports Group. The students will complete skills and drills required to play netball, aiming towards playing for the school. Each week will conclude with a short game, incorporating the skills learnt in that session. When: Monday 3.30pm – 4.30pm, Weeks 3-9 Where: School Gymnasium, Netball Court Collection: From the School Gymnasium. Students not collected by the nominated finish time will be taken to After School Care where fees will apply. Eligibility: Years 4-6 (boys and girls) Contact: Mrs Teena Weaver - teena.weaver@knox.vic.edu.au

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Private 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. Please contact the Music Department for further details. Junior Guitar Ensemble Founders Building MR5 – Mr Geoff Hall Wednesday Lunchtime 12.40 – 1.20pm Falcon Strings – Certain standard required Founders Building MR2 – Mr Eric Di Florio Tuesday Lunchtime 12.40 – 1.40pm Junior Rock Band Founders Building MR5 – Mr Geoff Hall Friday Lunchtime 12.40 – 1.20pm Murana Voices – Years 4 – 6 MR2 – Ms Briony Swan Friday Morning 8.00 – 8.40am *we ask that students arrive at 7.50am so they are ready to sing by 8am

Please refer to the next page for a full list of 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.

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Ensembles 2020

TUESDAY

MONDAY

LUNCHTIME

AFTER SCHOOL Chamber Strings

Snr Guitar Ensemble

Mr Di Florio

Mr Hall

MR6 3.40 to 5.00pm

MR5 3.40 to 5.00pm

Stage Band Mr Marcus

AUD 3.40 to 5.00pm

Falcon Strings

Senior Choir

Junior Band

Mr Di Florio

Ms Swan

Mr Di Stefano & Ms Swan

MR2 12.40 to 1.40pm

AUD 12.40 to 1.40pm

AUD 3.00 to 4.00pm

Senior Rock Band Mr Hall

MR5 3.00 to 4.30pm

Intermediate Concert Band Mr Carr

MR6 3.00 to 4.15pm

Intermediate Strings Mr Di Florio

WEDNESDAY

Murana Voices

Senior Concert Band

Ms Swan

Ms Stoppa

Intermediate Guitar Ensemble

Mr Hall

MR2 8.00am to 8.40am (arrive 7.50am)

MR6 3.40 to 5.30pm

Mr Hall

Jazz Combo

FRIDAY

Junior Guitar Ensemble

THURSDAY

PR7 3.00 to 4.30pm

MR5 12.40 to 1.20pm

Big Band

Mr Di Stefano/ Mr Schmidli MR5 12.40 to 1.20pm

Mr Skepper

Intermediate Rock Band

AUD 3.40 to 5.30pm

Mr Hall

MR5 3.40 to 5.00pm

Percussion Ensemble

Junior Rock Band

Mr Marcus

MR5 12.40 to 1.20pm

MR4 12.40 to 1.20pm

MR5 3.40 to 5.00pm

Mr Hall

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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: Term 1: 11 February - 26 March Tuesdays 3.00pm – 3.45pm Thursdays 3.45pm – 4.30pm Commences Week 3 and concludes Week 9 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: Pre Prep – Year 4 Cost: $17.50 per session, payable by the term, student/coach ratio 1:4 Contact: Gary Leech mobile: 0438 018 820, business: 9800 5862, email: velocitytennis@bigpond.com Enrolment: Enrol online at https://bit.ly/2LAjaew

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Touch Typing Information: Students will be offered the opportunity to develop their touch typing skills in this club. When: Mondays 3.30pm – 4.30pm, commences Week 3 and concludes Week 9. Where: IC4 Collection: The Library. 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: Ms Sue Freemantle – sue.freemantle@knox.vic.edu.au Please note that Touch Typing will be offered from Week 3 to Week 9 in Term 4.

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Junior TOM Information: Tournament of Minds is a national interschool problem solving program designed to challenge the minds of students from both primary and secondary schools. It is an opportunity for students with a passion for learning and problem solving to demonstrate their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way. Students are required to solve demanding, open-ended problems from one of the following disciplines: The Arts, Language Literature, STEM or Social Sciences The Knox School has taken part in Tournament of Minds since 1989. On several occasions we have progressed to State, National and Australasian Pacific finals. The Knox School’s outstanding success in the Tournament of Minds is credit to the creativity, ingenuity and problem solving ability of our students. During Term 2, the teams will be selected after auditions are held. Teachers are also consulted to assist with the selection process. The competition commences at the start of Term 3 with six weeks of problem solving, script writing, acting and making props and costumes, before the students present their solutions to judges from a series of challenge categories. The team rehearsals take place after school, one night a week, from 3:45 to 5:15pm in the RRLC and those who have been selected must attend all sessions. The Knox School also runs a Tournament of Minds Camp at school whereby teams spend TWO school days immersed in their challenges. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mr Chris Hilton, Tournament of Minds Co-ordinator.

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Young Engineers Information: For Year 1 to Year 3 The globally proven Young Engineers Program aims to enrich your child’s development with the help of specialised LEGO motorised kits. Through hands-on LEGO Modelling, children not only enhance their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but also learn real life essential behavioural skills to prepare them for the needs of the world of tomorrow - TODAY! For Year 4 to Year 6 Along with more advanced Modelling, the elder students will also attend up to 2 RoboBricks sessions in the Term where they will work together to create successful robotic projects. RoboBricks program with LEGO WeDo 2.0 software which is designed to develop their procedural and algorithmic thinking and enhance their critical and creative thinking skills. When: Wednesday 3.30pm – 5.00pm (weeks 3 to 9) commencing Wednesday February 12 and ending 25 March. 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 1 – 6 Cost: $184 Contact: Outer Eastern Young Engineers Nav & Devna Nagpal 0425 785 008 oeyoungengineers@gmail.com Enrolment: Enrol online at https://www.trybooking.com/BHBWK More details: www.oemelbourne.young-engineers.com.au/

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