Key Steps Gymnastics: 5.12.18

Today, we took a squad of eight gymnasts to Dorothy Stringer School for a gymnastics competition. The children had to take part in three different disciplines - body management, the vault and a floor exercise. Our pupils finished 4th out of eight schools and displayed fantastic skills, flexibility and great sportsmanship.

Well done to Esmae, Olivia, Holly, Melody, Belinda, Angelica, Keirah and Gabriella.


Cross Country:21.11.18

Today we took 13 cross country runners to a windy, but warmer than usual, Waterhall! Well done to the Year 5 and 6 boys and girls who braved the elements and took part in the 1.35 mile race around the fields at Waterhall. The course was hilly and muddy and there were over 300 children (sometimes over 350) in each race!

It was obvious to see the impact that the daily mile has had this year on the children's fitness levels and stamina, so well done to everyone for completing the course. We just need to practise running up hills before next year's competition!

Mr Muschamp and Mrs Cox were very proud of your determination. Each of our competitors gave it their best and were encouraging and supportive of each other. Special mention must go to Esmae who finished 103rd in the Year 6 girl's race.

Today, also gave our new minibus its first outing!


Well done Maison, Jack, Lewis C, Philip, Esmae, Olivia, Macey, Tia, Keirah, Gabriella, George, Eloany and Louie.

Rugby Festival : 3.10.18

Today, we took a team of Year 6 players to a tag rugby festival at  Waterhall. The morning started off with a some warm up activities which reinforced the skills needed in tag rugby. The children then played three matches against other local schools. We won two of our matches, only just losing the third.


There were some excellent individual performances. Miss Pippa and Mrs Greener were very proud of everyone today. The children were supportive of each other and showed great team spirit and excellent sportsmanship. Their skill and behaviour matched the smart new St Joseph's kits that the children wore!


Well done Jack, Macey, Arijus, Tia, Maison, Keirah, Philip and Olivia. What a team!

Click HERE for our pre-match team motivation.


Level 1 Bike Ability: 26.9.18

Some of our Year 6 pupils took part in the first day of Level 1 Bike-Ability training this week. Pupils learn to control and master their bikes in the safety of the school playground.

Day 2 of the training will take place on Wednesday 10th October and for those children who achieve Level 1, Level 2 training will be available in the Summer Term.



  2017-2018 was yet another amazing sporting year.

KS2 Sports :13.7.18

Here are some more pictures of our very successful KS2 Sports Day which was held at Varndean School and sponsored by "Perfectly Clear."





Withdean Athletics : 20.6.18

We have some wonderful athletes at St Joseph's School and more importantly we have determined, resilient children who support and encourage each other.

Some of our great supporters.


                               Toby - 2nd in 75m sprint.                             Our competitors waiting in the wings!


Our long distance runners.


Belinda - 1st in the 75m sprint and 1st in long jump.  Olivia - 3rd in Vortex Howler throw.


Esmae - 3rd in 75m sprint and Billie-3rd in 60m sprint.


Year 4 girls' relay winners!



Girls' Cricket tournament: 15.6.18


Practising our batting, bowling and fielding.


Lunch break


A refreshing ice lolly to cool off after a great day.


Cricket tournament: 7.6.18

We took a squad of eight players to Sussex University for a cricket tournament today. The competition was tough as all of the schools had qualified through the cluster group stages and the games were very exciting and the scores were very close.

There were some excellent individual bowling, fielding and batting performances and the boys worked well as a team under the guidance of Jack, the captain for the first two matches and Toby, captain for the second two.


Well done to Aboud, Archie, Clinton, Brooklyn, Jack, Marcin, Toby and  Calum. You showed good sportsmanship and determination and you didn't give up!



Withdean Tennis : 5.6.18

We took eight budding tennis players to a mini-tennis festival at Withdean today. The event started off with group warm ups run by the Year 10 Sports leaders from Blatchington Mill School.

The children then competed in team games which focused on the skills needed for tennis - accuracy, control and speed. After that the children were split into groups - the Year 4 children played a succession of matches against other schools whilst the Year 3 children took part in a round robin of tennis related activities.

Out tennis stars!

Warming up

Overall we finished in 5th place but more importantly the children had FUN! They behaved beautifully showing respect, determination and good sportsmanship. In fact, three of our children were picked out of the entire group to receive an award recognising this determination. So, well done to Lola, Billie (Year 4) and Izzy (Year 3) for that - Mrs Skinner and Miss Clarke were very proud of you. 

Three of our wonderful squad picked out for their sporting qualities and their "determination."

Thank you also to Daniel, George, Mohammad, Hirwa and Casey - you were all brilliant today!


Catholic schools football tournament: 23.5.18

We were very proud of our football team during today's football tournament in Lancing. Great individual performance and a good team performance. Well done Jack, Brooklyn (captain) Bailey, Toby, Archie, Marcin and Aboud.




Tri golf competition: 10.5.18

Today, we took ten budding golfers from Years 3 and 4 to a tri-golf competition at Dorothy Stringer.

Our competitors tried their best, showed some great golfing skills and thoroughly enjoyed the competition. We were delighted to be awarded one of two "respect" awards - given to schools who demonstrated the school's mark qualities of good sportsmanship and respect.

It was lovely to see some of our younger pupils representing the school in sport. Well done to you all!



Two of our golfing superstars!


Key Steps Gymnastics: 19.4.18

Our squad of Year 5 gymnasts finished 3rd in today's primary school's gymnastics competition. We also won the teamwork award. Well done to Jack, Isabel, Angelica, Kiera, Esmae, Olivia, Macey and Neriah.


Dance at the Dome:21.3.18

Today we took 17 dancers from Years 4.5 and 6 to the Dome to take part in the annual "Dance at the Dome," event which celebrates the work of work of schools and dance groups from across the city.

What a fantastic performance our dancers put on too! They performed a West End musical remix called," The West-Enders." Well done to each and every one of you - a great group performance.



Hockey Tournament: 21.2.18

This afternoon, we took a squad of six players to a hockey tournament at Blatchington Mill School in Hove.


The competition was tough, but our Year 6 players gave it their all and again we saw some great individual performances as well as a solid team performance.

There were some really closely contested matches and we were very proud of all our players. We ended up finishing fifth!

Well done Archie (captain) Marcin, Jack, Grace, Aukse and Ella. Particular congratulations must go to Marcin, who was picked out for a "determination" award by the organisers - for showing great determination throughout the tournament.



Indoor Cricket Tournament: 20.2.18

Today we took a team of cricketers to BACA for an indoor KWIC cricket tournament. Seven local schools took part in today's tournament. Those seven schools were split into two groups. We were in a group with Hertford Juniors, Hove Juniors and Coombe Road Primary.

We played three very exciting games with some fantastic individual bowling, batting and fielding performances, as well as a great combined team effort. We comfortably won two out of our three games, losing just one to Hertford Juniors.

We ended up finishing second! 

It was lovely to see suchs good sporting performance as well as great sportsmanship.

Thank you Marcin (captain) Leo, Toby, Brooklyn, Grace and Jack. Mrs Foan and Mrs Skinner were very proud of you all.



Girls' Rugby 

Hove Girls Rugby now have a thriving girls section and are actively looking to recruit more players for next season, particularly for their under 13 section. From now until the end of term in July, they are offering free one hour taster sessions to schools for current year 6 and 7 girls on a first come first served basis. This can either be during or after school but will be subject to coach availability.

Click HERE to see the flyer. ___________________________________

Indoor Athletics at BACA : 10.1.18


We took a squad of 18 Year 5 and 6 pupils to BACA this afternoon to compete in an indoor athletics competition. The track events included an obstacle relay, a 1+1 lap relay, a 2+2 lap relay, an over/under relay, a 4 x 1 lap relay and a 6 lap Paarlauf. The field events included a chest push, a standing long jump, a triple jump, a vertical jump and a speed bounce challenge.

Obstacle Relay Girls Team - First Place!


Mrs Foan and Mrs Skinner were so impressed by all of our competitors. We had several first places and many second places, but more importantly we saw great determination, resilience, good sportsmanship and team spirit. Thank you children - you gave it your all and behaved excellently. 

Obstacle Relay Boys Team - First Place!


Speed Bounce Challenge

One boy and one girl were picked out for "determination" awards by the organisers. These children had demonstrated good sporting values throughout the afternoon. We were delighted that Leo, from Year 6, was picked to receive the boys award from over 160 participants.

Well done Leo. We were all so proud of you!


Upcoming sporting events-


23rd January - Indoor Athletics

27th February - Quick-Sticks Hockey

High 5 Netball - 13th March

Tri Golf - 7th May

Thursday 6th June - Tennis




Sports Award:

Thanks to the excellent sports provision and staff we have here at St Joseph's, we are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the Silver School Games Sports Award for the fifth year running.

The criteria necessary to achieve each level of award has been raised this year, so we are extremely proud to have been awarded a silver award again.


        Park-run UK



Park-run organise free, weekly runs which are open to everyone. There is a free junior Park-run every Sunday morning at 9am at Preston park.

For more information on this and other upcoming events click on the picture above. 


Click on the links below for other local opportunities to get running.

Brighton Half Marathon Youth Races

Brighton Marathon Mini Mile

Phoenix Athletic Club

Brighton & Hove Athletic Club



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