Sport, Health & Physical Education

 
 
We are a participation school and in being so encourage all students to attend and ‘have a go’ during all Health and Physical Education lessons, carnivals and school sporting events.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Health and Physical Education program in the school built on the current ACARA National Curriculum. The Physical portion of the program is provided by a Physical Education specialist, whilst the Health aspects are completed by each classroom teacher.
As a part of their Physical Education program there is a strong focus on gross motor development in Prep and Year 1.  From Year 2 to Year 4, skill development is the priority and Year 6 and 7 students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to broaden their sporting horizons.
A whole school swimming program is undertaken during Term 4, in the lead up to our inter-house swimming carnival and summer holidays. 

ATHLETICS

Cross Country – Term 1. Students compete against others in their age group, at the nationally recognised distances: 11-12yrs 3km, 9-10yrs 2km, 7-8yrs 1km & 5-6yrs 500m. Our current course is on site and is usually a half day’s competition.

Athletics – Term 2. Students compete against others in their age group in a variety of Athletic events. Some events, such as High Jump, are conducted prior to the carnival due to time restraints on the day.
Swimming – Term 4. Students compete against others in their age group, in some or all strokes. We also offer the opportunity for students to participate in non-competitive, half distance, races to  improve their confidence and competence in the water.

GALA DAY SPORT  

As a part of our Inter-School sport program St Joseph’s participate in the Beenleigh Zone Gala Day competition.  This competition is run over 5 days per Semester, which a variety of sports offered in each Semester.

Semester 1 – Rugby League, Netball, Girls Touch Football, Soccer and AFL
Semester 2 – Boys Touch Football, Cricket, Softball and Basketball

REPRESENTATIVE SPORT

Catholic Zone II Sport – Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals. This competition is for Catholic schools only who are south of the Brisbane River. Students have the opportunity to be selected to attend these carnivals. Their selection is based on their performance at our school carnivals.
 
Beenleigh Zone Sport  - Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnivals. This competition is for schools within the Beenleigh School Sport catchment. Students have the opportunity to be selected to attend these carnivals. Their selection is based on their performance at our school carnivals. From this carnival students have the opportunity to be selected in further representative teams.
 
Beenleigh Zone Trials – Students have the opportunity to trial for individual sports in an attempt to be selected in the Beenleigh Zone representative team. If selected, students will train and then play against other zone teams to further their selection opportunities.
 
Selection pathway – Beenleigh Zone ≥ Pacific Rim District ≥ School Sport South Coast ≥Queensland
Students may choose to trial for one or more of the following sports; Rugby League, Netball, AFL, Hockey, Soccer (Girls and Boys), Basketball (Girls & Boys), Touch (Girls & Boys), Softball, Rugby Union, Girls Rugby League, Tennis and Cricket.