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Sport

Regional and Intraschool

 
Sport is incorporated as a subject area at St Joseph's into Health and Physical Activity. Some competitive sport is done i.e. Track and Field, Cross Country and Swimming.
 
It is important to note that:
  • No student is put into a competitive sporting situation without a thorough skill and fitness grounding.
  • Competition is held at both inter-house and zone level so that particularly talented youngsters have the opportunity to compete at Regional and State level.
  • All activities contain a varying degree of aerobic fitness components from very high (cross country, middle distance running, and swimming) to moderate (perceptual motor).
  • It is all designed with learning through active participation in mind.
  • Therefore, activities are structured, so that there is maximum activity and minimum waiting around. We aim for the best possible use of time to fulfil all HPE outcomes contained in the syllabus.
 
Grounds and facilities at St Joseph's are most conducive to Physical Education activities.
 
Grassed areas are available to be used by the teachers to conduct Health and Physical Education classes.
 
Adventure Playgrounds give the children further opportunity to improve motor learning and upper body strength.
 
We have two tennis courts and a Multi-Purpose indoor complex containing a full size basketball court and indoor soccer facilities. A newly constructed covered area provides markings for handball, mini netball and volleyball. The shelter veranda are is used enthusiastically by the students for skipping especially when "Jumping For Heart".
 
Such a complex is not only of great advantage in the teaching of PE but also provides an indoor facility for hot or wet weather conditions.
 

Sport Coaching:

Private Instructors conduct lessons in a variety of sports throughout the year, for example tennis, soccer, cricket.
 
Coaches use the school facilities - tennis courts and oval, before and after school.
 
Information about when this coaching is available and the cost of the program is sent home throughout the school year.