Sport plays a significant part in both the physical and social development of all students. At St Joseph’s, there are many opportunities for students to develop the fundamental skills that help with a wide variety of sports and games. At St Joseph’s, students through Kindergarten to Year 6 have the opportunity to be involved in weekly Physical Education (PE) lessons. These lessons focus on Fundamental Movement Skills as listed by the NSW Board of Studies.
KINDERGARTEN TO YEAR 2
Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 take part in sports lessons throughout the week. These lessons focus on teamwork and cooperation as well as draw on skills learned in PE Lessons. Kindergarten to Year 2 participate in a whole school Athletics Carnival and Cross Country Carnival. Students participate in sport skill incursions with visiting coaches in a variety of sports throughout the year.
YEAR 3 TO YEAR 6
Year 3 to Year 6 students participate in a range of different sports throughout the year. These lessons focus on building teamwork and cooperation skills as well as playing games involving strategies and other specific skills. Students aged eight to thirteen years participate in whole school Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals each year. Students participate in sport skill incursions with visiting coaches in a variety of sports throughout the year.
Further opportunities are available to eligible students who are eight to thirteen years for selection in representative teams within the Hastings Zone and Lismore Diocesan levels before proceeding to Polding. Selection here results in representation at the Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) State level. Representation opportunities available for students attending St Joseph’s Primary are Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Summer Sports and Winter Sports.
The Diocese of Lismore Sport online site provides valuable information for students representing Zone, Diocesan, Polding or NSW. Information includes a calendar, updated weather or venue changes and results.