Our PEAK program has been designed to support and assist high performing student-athletes considering a career in elite sport to achieve excellence in their chosen sport, while achieving their best academically.


Students who are part of the PEAK Program are supported through initiatives including:

  • Individual mentoring – personalised one-on-one mentoring by Knox high performance coaches with international and elite domestic level playing and coaching experience.
  • Specialised support – including the development of Individual Performance Plan (IPP) tailored to the student’s individual needs and the demands of their sport. This includes support with goal-setting, external program and pathway benchmarking and support with overall wellbeing.
  • Keynote speakers – Subject matter experts will speak to students a number of times each term on topics including academic, physical, personal development and social-emotional wellbeing
  • Workshops – regular small-group workshops to further enhance each student-athlete’s skills and learning capabilities.


Applications for the PEAK program are open to students currently attending or planning to attend the School, who have demonstrated potential for a career in professional sport, representation Australia at the Commonwealth, Olympic or Paralympic Games or a sport scholarship at a tertiary institution (both domestic and international.)

To be eligible for PEAK, students need to have been selected in state teams or won state championships in higher-participation sports (Tier 1) or been selected in national teams or medalled at national championships for lower participation sports (Tier 2). Places are strictly limited, with applications twice a year. All applications are assessed against specific eligibility criteria. For more information, please see the PEAK flyer.

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To apply for the PEAK program, click here

For more information, contact peak@knox.nsw.edu.au

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