Sports                                                                                           

Basketball Tournament: 16.11.17


Today we took seven pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 to BHASVIC for an indoor basketball tournament. Our team, who all attend our after school basketball club,  played really well, showing that the coaching we have brought into school from South Coast Elite Basketball Club has really paid off.

The competition was tough, and although we ended up losing a few matches and drawing a few, the scores were close and our players showed great determination, skill and teamwork.  
There was a special award for one person from each team who showed that little bit extra determination, resilience, and good sportsmanship. Well done Lewis Cooke for showing these skills and winning the special award for St Joseph's.

Miss Matthews and Mr Elliston were very proud of you all.

Thank you to Calum Hogan and Eleanor Jamas- Year 6, Lewis Cooke and Jack Brosnan - Year 5 and Louis Bowles, Emmanouil Silvas and Billie Byrne from Year 4.

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Tag Rugby Festival: 11.10.17

Today we took a team of year 6 players to a tag rugby festival at a very wet and windy Waterhall. The miserable weather could not dampen the spirits of our determined team. The afternoon 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. Some excellent individual performances.

Mr Elliston and Mrs Skinner were very proud of everyone today. The children didn't complain that it was wet and cold, they were supportive of each other and showed great team spirit and excellent sportsmanship.

Well done Ella, Eleanor, Jack, Marcin, Bailey, Aboud and Archie. What a team!

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What a successful sporting year 2016/2017 was! Thank you to everyone involved in teaching and promoting sport and healthy living at St Joseph's and to all our pupils for taking part so enthusiastically.

We are looking forward to building on this next year.

Have a great summer - keep active and healthy!

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Basketball Tournament: 12.7.17

Today we took a squad of basketball players to BHASVIC for a Year 6 tournament.

 

What an amazing squad of players too - you were absolutely brilliant! All those qualities Miss Morrison talks about in assemblies, the players demonstrated today - especially resilience, determination and perseverance, on top of demonstrating fantastic skills. Mr Elliston and Mrs Skinner were so proud of you all.

We made it through to the semi finals and our team finished in 3rd place - congratulations to everyone.

One player from each team was picked out for being a great sport, a good team player and for demonstrating good basketball skills. Sammy was our winner. well done Sammy and also well done to the rest of the squad.

 

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Zip-Zap Club:23.6.17

Zip-Zap is an after school club that promotes healthy living. The programme is run in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and sees pupils at Key Stage One taking part in fun sessions, trying new activities and eating new fruit and vegetables every week.

During today's session, parents and carers were invited in for a physical activity session followed by a healthy eating session. The children and adults helped prepare a variety of fruit and vegetables as well as making healthy dips. The children were encouraged to try at least one  new fruit or vegetable in their wholemeal wrap.

Parents are encouraged to get involved with family challenge sessions and the overall aim is to help pupils become more physically active and adopt healthier eating habits.

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Withdean Athletics: 21.6.17

Our wonderful athletes!

Today we took a squad of budding athletes to Withdean Stadium to take part in the small school's athletics competition. There were some excellent individual and team performances. Each and every one of the 34 athletes showed determination, skill and good sportsmanship. 

Our Year 6 sprint medal winners

There were individual sprints, throwing and jumping events, long distance races and team relays. We were very proud of ALL our competitors today, especially in the heat!

All in all we won 9 individual medals and two relay team medals. Fantastic!

Year 6 relay bronze medal winners

Year 4 sprinters getting ready for their race.

  

Standing jump in action!

Bronze medal for Esmae in the standing long jump

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Year 4/5 cricket tournament : 20.6.17

Mrs Branagan and Mr Elliston took a squad of eight Year 5 players to Sussex University today as part of a Kwik Cricket tournament. 18 other primary schools took part in the tournament on yet another scorching day!

We were very proud of your efforts and your behaviour. Thank you and well done to Marcin, Alfie, Bailey, Calum, Abdullah, Archie, Jack and Valeria.

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Football and netball tournament at St Philip's School Uckfield : 19.6.17

Today we took a 6-a-side football team and a netball team to St Philip's School in Uckfield to take part in a Catholic School's tournament.

Both of our teams showed determination, resilience and good sportsmanship, as well as lots of skill. As always, we were very proud of both your behaviour and your performance.  Special thanks to Ellie-May for stepping in and coming at the last minute.

Well done to our netballers -Macy, Shamiso, Keeley, Regan, Chloe, Ellie-May and Molly and our footballers- Sammy, Ashley, Maddie, Mena, Freddie and Thomas for your 100% effort despite the strong competition and the extremely hot weather.

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Basketball friendly matches against Hertford: 15.6.17

On Thursday we hosted a basketball match against Hertford Junior School. Both the Year 3/4  team and the Year 5/6 team played excellently and demonstrated great sportsmanship.

 

The coaching that both schools have had from South Coast Elite coaches has really paid off and individual and team skills were very evident. Well done to everyone involved. 

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Year 3 and 4 Tennis Festival:25.5.17

Today we took a squad of eight Year 4 tennis players to Withdean Sports Complex to take part in a tennis festival. The afternoon involved some competitive team warm-up games, some tennis skills practice and some small sided games.

Our team.

Limbering up with the sports leaders from Blatchington Mill

   

       Our "dynamic duo" who won several matches

We finished the afternoon in 5th place. Well done to Esmae, Tia, Lewis, Jalani, Belinda, Kiera, Philip and Arijus.

Mr Muschamp and Mrs Skinner were very proud of your efforts today.

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Year 6 kwik-cricket qualifying tournament: 25.5.17

Mr Elliston and Mr Muschamp took a team of eight Year 6 cricketers to Blatchington Mill School this afternoon for a qualifying kwik-cricket tournament.

The weather was beautiful, the competition was strong and, as always, our pupils played hard and behaved very well. The children played four matches and despite a great team  performance, we did not make it through to the finals.

Well played Amelia, Sammy, Josh, Mena, Thomas, Shamiso and Ashley. Special thanks to Maddie who stepped in at the last minute and played brilliantly.

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6-a- side football tournament at Lancing: 17.5.17

Today Mrs Foan and Mr Muschamp took a squad of 7 players to a Catholic School's 6-a-side football tournament at Lancing FC. There were 16 schools taking part and St Joseph's finished in 15th place, although many of the games they played were extremely close. 

 

Well done for winning your last game and to Mena and Maddie for scoring. Great captaincy from Sammy too. Well done Bailey for being the only Year 5 in the squad. Well played all of you- Sammy, Mena, Josh, Ashley, Regan, Maddie and Bailey- we were very proud of you today.

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Tri-Golf Tournament:4.5.17

We took a squad of 10 children (5 girls and 5 boys) from Year 4 to a tri-golf tournament  on the new 3G pitch at Dorothy Stringer School today. Tri-golf is a great way to get young children to learn the basics of golf. It involves the use of adapted equipment and a variety of games to provide an enjoyable introduction to the sport.


Our golfers worked together as a team in eight rounds and demonstrated a range of golfing skills including putting and chipping. We finished 4th overall!

      

Arijus was chosen to collect a "respect" award for our school - we were selected as the best sporting team,:demonstrating excellent sporting values, team spirit and behaviour. Our team's manners and behaviour were commented on by other schools too. Mrs Rawlinson and Mr Muschamp were very proud of you all.

It was good to see some of our younger pupils representing the school. Well done to all our budding golfers- Angelica, Olivia, Lily, Holly, Esmae, jack, Philip, Maison, Lewis C and Arijus.

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Let's Dance performance at the Dome:20.3.17

We took a dance group of 21 children from Years 4-6 to the Brighton Dome on Monday afternoon for a final rehearsal and on Monday evening for a performance as part of the Brighton and Hove's "Let's Dance" show.

   

What amazing talent and energy you all have. The dance - to a medley of Scottish-related songs and called "Out Of Kilt-er," - was fantastic. Well done to all the performers.

Thank you also to  the parents, carers and friends who came along to support the dancers.

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Indoor cricket match at St Luke's: 28.2.17

Today we took a team to St Luke's for our final group indoor cricket match. Again, our team enjoyed an exciting and skilful match. It was very even right up to the last over and then St Luke's managed to take two wickets meaning they just beat us.. but only by 12 runs.

Josh- you made a great captain today. Sammy- you saved us giving away lots of runs with your quick, accurate fielding and wicket-keeping. Regan and Mena provided the strongest batting pairing building up 17 runs over two overs. Shamiso- what a fantastic catch you took! And Thomas-what  consistent straight, accurate bowling.

Well done all of you. You have all improved so much throughout this competition and Mrs Foan, Mrs Skinner and Mr Muschamp are very proud of you.

We are looking forward to the outdoor summer cricket competitions.

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Indoor cricket match at Coombe Road : 6.2.17

Today we played our third game of indoor cricket in the group stages and we won! We went to Coombe Road school and had a very evenly- matched, exciting game which was played in a very sporting manner. St Joseph's played brilliantly - some excellent individual performances as well as a great team effort. Sammy - you are such a great leader and captain. Regan and Amelia - well done, you both got wickets with your accurate bowling. Fantastic fielding skills from Sammy, Thomas, Josh, Mena and Shamiso too. What a team!  

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Indoor cricket match against Hertford : 3.2.17

Today we played our second group match in the indoor cricket league. We hosted the match against Hertford in our school hall. There were some great individual performances - well done Josh for taking a fantastic bowling wicket, Regan for consistently accurate bowling and Sammy for strong fielding. Great organisation and  captaincy from Thomas too. Again our team were sporting and respectful - we were very proud of you. Unfortunately we lost the match due to some excellent bowling and batting from the Hertford players - the score ended up Hertford 160 runs to St Joseph's 86.

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Indoor athletics tournament at BACA 25.1.17:

Today we took a squad of 16 Year 6 athletes to BACA for an indoor primary school athletics tournament. There were eight schools competing in our tournament, the winner going through to the county finals. There were a variety of field and track events including standing triple jump and the 4 x 1 lap relay.

Our athletes all gave it their best shot and as a team we finished in 6th place overall. Well done to all our competitors who competed enthusiastically and as always behaved well.

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Free Cricket Lessons for Girls:

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Indoor Cricket Match at Coldean School: 16.1.17

We played our first indoor cricket match at Coldean School today: our first match of five in our group over the next few months. We played really well and the match was very close until Coldean pulled some amazing bowling out of the bag! Coldean ended up winning with 229 runs to St Joseph's 202 runs.

 

Well played Sammy (today's captain) Regan, Mena, Amelia, Thomas and  Shamiso. We are looking forward to building on our performance during our next match.

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Key steps gymnastics competition: 8.12.16

Today we took a squad of eight Year 6 children to Dorothy Stringer School to take part in a gymnastics tournament. It was only the second time we had entered this tournament, which included demonstrating body management positions and moves, a floor exercise which involved performing a sequence of skills and also the vault. The children displayed good gymnastic skills and techniques and, as always, behaved excellently, showing great enthusiasm and sportsmanship throughout. 

Well done to Macy, Shamiso, Chloe, Amelia, Karen, Regan, Amber and Ellie- May and also to Thomas who helped Mrs Foan as the team coach.

 

School Games Mark Award : 6.12.16

Today we were delighted to attend a ceremony at the Sussex County Cricket Ground to receive the school games mark. We are pleased that St Joseph's has been awarded the silver games mark for the third year running. This award recognizes the excellent sports provision at St Joseph's and celebrates the commitment to sport in our school. Two sporty representatives -Amelia and Sammy from Year 6  accompanied Mr Muschamp to collect the award presented by the Mayor! 
The aim of the school games is to inspire and motivate pupils to take part in more competitive sport-within their school, between local schools and in tournaments across the county.
It is obvious how much our pupils enjoy the range of sports opportunities on offer at St Joseph's. Thank you children for your commitment, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship during all our sporting events.

     

Thank you also to Mrs Foan, Miss Skinner and Mr Muschamp for your coaching and organisation of the sporting opportunities on offer.

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Year 5 and 6 Cross Country at Waterhall: 23.11.16

Today we took twelve cross country runners to a windy Waterhall! Well done to the Year 5 and 6 boys and girls who braved the elements and took part. There were over 300 children in each race! You all had a go, gave it your best and were encouraging and supportive of each other. Thank you - we were very proud of you all. Special mention must go to the Year 6 girls team and particularly Macy who finished 38th  and Regan who finished 62nd in the Year 6 girls' race.

    

 Limbering up!

  

Our Cross-Country runners- Destiny, Regan, Macy, Amelia, Maddie, Sammy, Toby, Josh, Ashley, Izzy, Charlie and Jack.

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South Coast Elite Basketball Tournament: 15.11.16

Today we took nine Year 6 pupils to Dorothy Stringer for an indoor basketball tournament. Our team played really well, showing that the coaching we have brought into school from South Coast Elite Basketball Club has really paid off. The competition was tough, the matches were close and we ended up winning some, losing some and drawing some.

There was a special award for one person from each team who showed that little bit extra determination, resilience, and good sportsmanship. Well done Mena for showing these skills and winning the special award for St Joseph's.

Well done also to the rest of the squad - Charlie, Freddie, Josh, Sammy, Ashley, Amelia, Macy and Kai.

 

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Tag Rugby Festival: 5.10.16

Today we took a squad of tag rugby players to Waterhall for a tag rugby festival. The Year 6 children started off with some fun games and activities followed by several friendly tag rugby games. Well played Year 6!

  

        

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Level 1 Bike-ability:

Some of our Year 6 pupils undertook the Level 1 "Bike-ability" training this week.

Bike-ability is a cycle training programme. It is about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bike-ability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

At Level 1 new riders learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic such as a playground.

  

Level 2 bike-ability training will take place in May 2017.

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What a successful sporting year 2015-2016 was!

Withdean Athletics: 22.6.16

    

              Our Year 4 athletes                   Year 4 medal winners.

Today we took a squad of budding athletes to Withdean Stadium to take part in the small school's athletics competition. The dismal weather did not dampen our spirits and there were some excellent individual and team performances. Each and every one of the 25 athletes showed determination, skill and good sportsmanship.

   

        Some of our Year 5 athletes             Bronze medals for the                                                                            Year 5 girls relay.

There were individual sprints, throwing and jumping events, long distance races and team relays. We were very proud of all our competitors today.

   

                Year 6 squad                          Our Year 6 girls won the                                                              bronze  in the relay.

All in all we won 9 individual medals and two relay team medals. Fantastic! Special mention must go to Regan and Amelia in Year 5 who both won 3 medals.

 

Year 6 Mixed Cricket Tournament 17.6.16

Today some children from Year 6 went to Hove cricket ground for a Kwik Cricket tournament. All of the Year 6 boys and Neila, Steffi and Lauren went. Samuel accompanied us, as our "roving reporter." In the group stages we played St John the Baptist, Balfour and Queen's Park. There were some fantastic individual performances in batting, bowling and fielding. Neila got 2 wickets from 2 consecutive balls in one game! We won one and lost two which just took us into the quarter finals. We then won one more match before meeting Westdene who we unfortunately lost to. A great day was had by all.

Thank you Samuel for your help with this report.

 

Year 5 Cricket Tournament 14.6.16:

Today we took a team of Year 5 cricketers to Sussex County Cricket Ground to take part in a cricket tournament. The children played really well and won their group, taking them through to the quarter finals. Well done to Regan, Shamiso, Molly, Keeley, Mena, Sammy, Amber-Rose, Charlie, Freddie and Josh. 

 

Year 3 and 4 Tennis at Withdean  26.5.16

We took a team of eight Year 3 and 4 children to Withdean to compete in the "Road to Eastbourne," mini-tennis competition. Four girls and four boys took part and had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of tennis. It is good for some of our younger pupils to go out and work as a team, while representing our school. Well done to Belinda, Mason, Esmae and Lewis (Year 3) and Brooklyn, Aukse, Calum and Eleanor (Year 4).

  

 

Year 6 Cricket Qualifying Tournament: 25.5.16

The Year 6 open cricket tournament has become so popular that this year schools were put into 3 cluster groups for a qualifying event. Our cluster group was meeting at BACA for a qualifying tournament.

 The top 2 teams from each cluster group went through to the finals at Sussex CC Ground on June 17th. We played brilliantly and ended up second which meant we qualified for the finals! Well done to Alex, Andre, Alfie, Louie, Harrison, Steffi, Neila and Lauren.

Tri-golf tournament at Dorothy Stringer: 4.5.16 

We took a squad of 10 children (5 girls and 5 boys) from Year 4 to a tri-golf tournament  on the new 3G pitch at Dorothy Stringer School today. Tri-golf is a great way to get young children to learn the basics of golf. It involves the use of adapted equipment and a variety of games to provide an enjoyable introduction to the sport.

Our golfers worked together as a team in eight rounds and demonstrated a range of golfing skills including putting and chipping. We finished 7th overall. It was good to see some of our younger pupils representing the school. Well done to all our budding golfers.

   

         

High 5 netball tournament at Patcham High School : 23.3.16

A team of Year 6 netball players went to Patcham High School today to take part in a High 5 netball tournament. High Five encourages maximum participation in every aspect of the game and even allows children to score and time keep. The rules also involve the eight players rotating positions at half and full time, giving all children the opportunity try every position.  Our team did fantastically well, winning 5 games and only losing 2 and so finishing in 3rd position out of the eight teams participating. Well done everyone. Another St Joseph's sporting success.

 

        

 

Year 4 and 5 Basketball Tournament at BHASVIC 21.3.16 

We took a squad of basketball players from Year 5 to the invitation tournament at BHASVIC today. The coaching we have been receiving in school, along with the basketball club that South Coast Elite Basketball run after school, is really paying off. We saw some fantastic skills and great team work. It is great to see our younger children following in Year 6's footsteps and representing St Joseph's in such a mature and sporting way. Thank you children - we were very proud of you.

    

"Let's Dance!" 15.3.16

                     

 We took a dance group of 30 children from Years 3-6 to the Brighton Dome on Tuesday morning for a final rehearsal and on Tuesday evening for a performance as part of the Brighton and Hove's "Let's Dance" show. What amazing talent and energy you all have. The dance- to a medley of songs from five decades-was fantastic. Well done to all the performers and to Miss Simson for her fantastic choreography. Thank you also to  the parents, carers and friends who came along to support the dancers.

 

 

Invitation Basketball Tournament at BHASVIC 1.3.16:

What a busy start to the week for our sports stars! Mrs Foan and Miss Skinner took a squad of Year 6 basketball players to BHASVIC for their annual invitation basketball tournament. Nine schools were competing in the competition. All the games were close and very exciting! We didn't quite make it through to the semi finals and finished 6th overall. Balfour ended up as winners. Well done to Louie for being recognised and picked out by the organisers for his sheer determination and giving every game his all, well done to Alfie for being captain and leading the team today and well done to all the members of the team.  You were brilliant, and as always it was a pleasure to take you to another sporting event.

   

 

 

Quick-sticks hockey tournament at Varndean School 29.2.16:

We took two hockey teams from Year 6 to Varndean School this afternoon for a Quick-Sticks hockey tournament. There were ten teams competing - each being made up of two girls and two boys. Our "Superstars" team consisted of Andre, Harrison, Steffi and Nina and our "All Stars" team was made up of Halima, Thedora, Alex and Louie.

The "Superstars" team were in Pool A and drew two matches, won one and lost one. The "All Stars" in Pool 2 won two and lost two. In the end our two teams finished 4th and 5th out of ten teams. Again there was some great play and good teamwork, along with a few grazes from the astro-turf  surface and some very cold supporters! Well done to both teams.

 

Indoor cricket at Middle Street 26.2.16:

Another away match in the indoor cricket group stages took us to Middle Street Primary in the centre of Brighton today. Our players are improving all the time and showed some great bowling, batting, fielding and wicket keeping skills.  Good leadership skills from our captain today Alex and well played Steffi on your cricketing debut!

       

Indoor cricket match against St Luke's:  23.2.16:

Today we took a team of Year 6 cricketers to play our second group match at St Luke's School. What a close game it was! Both teams had scored the same amount of runs with only one ball left to play! It was a very tense but exciting game with a nail biting finish and St Luke's managed to sneak one run off the last ball which meant they won the game.

             

As always, the St Joseph's team were very sporting and encouraging of each other and the opposition. Some great individual performances from all the team members ; you are improving every match. Well done to captain Andre who hit two "sixes" in one over.

Indoor athletics tournament at Longhill School, Rottingdean:

Today we took a squad of 18 athletes to Longhill School for an indoor primary school athletics tournament. There were eight schools competing in our tournament, the winner going through to the county finals. There were a variety of field and track events including standing triple jump and the 4 x 1 lap relay. All our athletes gave it their best shot and as well as finishing in 5th position we were again awarded the only "respect" award given to the group of children that showed the best sportsmanship and  team spirit, working well together as a team.

  

Special mention must go to Hollie, Regan, Macy and Steffi for coming first in their obstacle relay heat, Yumna and Steffi for coming first in the 2 x 1 lap relay race heat and Hollie, Nina, Halima and Steffi for coming first in their under/over relay. Well done to all our competitors who competed enthusiastically and as always behaved well. Thank you Harrison for being such a good role model as captain.

     

Indoor cricket tournament:

Today we played our first indoor cricket match of four. We played at Balfour School and although our team lost, we showed great promise. Some excellent bowling performances - well done Alfie in particular for your very straight, on-target bowls, some great fielding - well done Andre for some great dives reminiscent of your goalkeeping- that stopped Balfour scoring "fours," and some fab batting - well done Harrison for spotting the gaps in the opposition's fielding.

     The teacher from Balfour commented on our good sportsmanship and praised our team for how supportive they were of each other. Well done Louie for being such a positive captain and encouraging your team. Well done Alex for a good all round performance and well done Neila for being the only girl in the match and for having a go despite being nervous! Again a great team effort - Mrs Foan and Miss Skinner were very proud of you.

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Please see this term's newsletter for the Brighton and Hove area. Scroll down to see a picture of Mrs Foan and two of our pupils receiving the silver award for sport in the newsletter.

 

Sporting News:

19.1.16 - Key Steps Gymnastics :

Today we took a squad of Year 5 and 6 children to Dorothy Stringer School to take part in a gymnastics tournament. It was the first time we had entered this tournament, which included demonstrating body management positions and moves, a floor exercise which involved performing a sequence of skills and the vault. The children displayed good gymnastic skills and techniques and, as always, behaved excellently, showing great enthusiasm and sportsmanship throughout. This was noticed by the organisers and the St Joseph's team were presented with the respect award. Well done to Andre, Alex, Steffi (Year 6) and Regan, Macy and Amelia (Year 5)

 

15.12.15 - South Coast Elite basketball tournament:

Today we took eight Year 6 pupils to Dorothy Stringer for an indoor basketball tournament. Our team did brilliantly, showing that the coaching we have brought into school from South Coast Elite Basketball Club has really paid off. We beat Carlton Hill 8-4 and Fairlight 10-0 to get a place in the semi-final. We won the semi final 15-6 which meant we faced Cottesmore in the final. Unfortunately we lost 11 - 2 in the final against a very strong Cottesmore side. Well done Alfie, Andre, Alex, Harrison, Louie (captain) Neila, Nina, Steffi and Amanda. You were fantastic!

                              

 

Football final league positions:

Having finally managed to replay most of the matches that were postponed due to bad weather, we finished 6th (out of 8)in the small school's 7 a side league. We were very proud of you boys. We saw some good individual performances - a very strong defence in Sammy and Alex and some great team play. Alfie- thank you for being adaptable and taking over in goal so that Andre could play outfield. You should be very proud of yourself and you made some fantastic saves. Thank you to everyone who played this term - Louie, Harrison, Alex, Alfie, Andre (from Year 6) and Sammy, Mena, Josh and William (from year 5.)

 

9.12.15 School Games Mark Award:

We are delighted to be attending a ceremony at the Sussex County Cricket Ground on Wednesday 9th December to receive the school games mark. We are pleased that St Joseph's has been awarded the silver games mark for the second year running. This award recognizes the excellent sports provision at St Joseph's and celebrates the commitment to sport in our school. Two representatives -Neila and Shania from Year 6 will accompany Mrs Foan to collect the award presented by the Mayor! 

The aim of the school games is to inspire and motivate pupils to take part in more competitive sport-within their school, between local schools and in tournaments across the county.

It is obvious how much our pupils enjoy the range of sports opportunities on offer at St Joseph's. Thank you children for your commitment, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship during all our sporting events.                                                     Thank you also to Mrs Foan, Miss Skinner and Mr Muschamp for your coaching and organisation. We are going for GOLD next year!

 

     

7.12.17

We are coming to the end of the small school's football league and have just two more games to play before Christmas.

Today we played a match against Coldean School. Coldean are currently joint top of the football league so the boys knew it would be a tough match.The first half was very close with Coldean scoring just before half time. The final score was 4-1 to Coldean. Some great defending from Alex and Sammy and a couple of great saves by our budding goalkeeper Alfie. Well done team!

26.11.15

We played another football match today in the football league. We borrowed Hertford's pitch as we were playing Middle Street and neither of us have a field! The opposition looked formidable, having won most of their matches easily. However St Joseph's put up a fight! The match was very close, finishing 3-0 to Middle Street. Boys, we were very proud of you-a great team performance. It was the best you have played all season. Joshua Claxton had his debut for the school team and played really well - welcome aboard Josh!

       

 

23.11.15

Today we took fourteen cross country runners to a cold and windy Waterhall! Well done to the Year 5 and 6 boys and girls who braved the elements and took part. There were around 250 children in each race! You were a credit to our school, you all had a go, gave it your best and were encouraging and supportive of each other. Thank you - we were very proud of you all. Special mention must go to Macy who finished 46th and Regan who finished 65th in the Year 5 girl's race.

       

  Our Year 5 runners.          Our Year 6 runners.

16.11.15                                                            

We were lucky to be offered thirty free tickets to the Under 21's 2017 European Championship qualifier football match between England and Switzerland which was played at the Amex Stadium. The tickets were offered to the children who attend Mr Muschamp's football club after school on Mondays on a first come first served basis. The tickets were in great demand (sorry to the children were disappointed) and the children who did go, enjoyed the game and seeing England win 3-1!

Thank you Andre for taking these photos.

 

       

9.11.15

Our Year 5 and 6 team went to St Mark's at Whitehawk for their next football match. We went 1-0 up with a goal from Harrison, then St Mark's equalised. In the second half Alfie scored to put us ahead again. Unfortunately St Mark's scored again just before the final whistle, ending the game with a 2-2 draw.

15.10.15

We played our second football match in the Brighton 7 a side league against St Margaret's in Rottingdean today. What an exciting, but nail-biting, match it was too! It finished 5-5! Sammy and Alex were fantastic in defence, Andre and then Alfie pulled off some great saves in goal and Mena, Harrison and Louie all scored (well done Louie for getting a hat-trick.) Well played William too. 

Thank you to Mr Muschamp for coming to coach and support our team.

 

14.10.15

We were very lucky to receive a brand new football kit for our school team this year. The Premier League Player's Kit Scheme, alongside its official partner Nike, donates  full team kits to selected schools across the country. Thank you Mrs Foan for successfully applying for the kit.

Don't our Year 5 and 6 football team look smart?!

 

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14.10.15

We played our first match in the football league at Hertford School today. It was the first time the 8 boys from Year 5 and 6 had played together as a team. The first half was very close and finished 1-1. Unfortunately we were playing uphill in the driving rain in the second half and the final score was 6-1 to Hertford. There were some great individual performances and the boys playing together as a team showed great promise. Well done to Louie, Andre, Alex, Alfie, Harrison, Mena, William and Sammy. Mr Muschamp and Miss Skinner were very proud of you. 

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8.10.15

We are very fortunate to have Albion in the Community coaches in to our school once every half term. Albion in the Community are the non- profit making charitable arm of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

      

The coaches deliver a programme called "Make a Change," aimed mainly at children in Years 3 and 4 through fun games and physical activity. It is a great way for pupils to keep active and learn more about a healthy lifestyle.

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3.10.15

To celebrate Albion in the Community's 25th anniversary and to say thank you to the schools that have played a role in supporting  AITC over the years, each participating school was given two tickets for PE staff to go to Saturday's Brighton V Cardiff game. Mrs Skinner and her husband went along to see a 1-1 draw at the American Express Stadium with the largest crowd of the season! Brighton are still the only unbeaten team in all of the football leagues! 

 

We are hoping to make use of some of the many school's education programmes and activities aimed at primary school children delivered at the Amex stadium throughout this academic year.

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20.09.15

We were lucky enough to be given four free tickets for one of the rugby world cup matches being played at the Brighton Community Stadium during the 8th Rugby World Cup. Year 6 are currently learning tag rugby skills and rules in preparation for a forthcoming tournament for Brighton and Hove schools. Alex, Andre and Alfie from year 6, along with Alex's dad went along to watch.

The Samoa v USA took place on Sunday 20th September and resulted in Samoa winning 25-16. The boys had a great day. Thank you Alex for taking these photos.

            

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Autumn Term - Fridays after school:

We are very lucky to be able to offer "Zip Zap" club to our Key Stage 1 pupils. This club is provided by Albion in the Community coaches for targeted schools and is run in partnership with Public Health and the Brighton and Hove food partnership. In "Zip Zap"pupils engage in weekly multi-skills based sport, with parental engagement every six weeks. The aim is to encourage children to exercise more and adopt positive eating habits from a young age.

 

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Upcoming Sporting Events: 

 

Wednesday 22nd November -12.30-3.30 pm- cross country competition at Waterhall. Children involved took letters home last week.

 

Wednesday 10th January - Indoor Athletics Competition at BACA 2pm - 4.45 pm

 

Wednesday 21st February- Quick Sticks Hockey for Years 5 and 6 at Blatchington Mill School from 2.30-4.30 pm

 

 

Tuesday 27th February- 3.30-5.30 pm- Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Dorothy Stringer

 

Indoor Cricket Tournament will run throughout the Spring Term

 

 

 

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 fourth 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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