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    Sport plays a large part of our school life.  We encourage an active and healthy lifestyle which includes a lot of physical activity.

    Kindergarten to Year 6 are actively involved in Gross Motor, Skill Development, etc three times a week for 20 mins. All these classes also are involved with a separate Sports Lesson. The children participate in a wide variety of sporting activities at St Joseph's.

    We also have many opportunities for children to improve their games skills. Outside professional sporting groups come to the school regularly and teach a series of skill development lessons.

    There are a number of carnivals throughout the year in which our teams play.

    Children who excel in the sporting area are also offered opportunities to compete up to National Level.


    Representative Sport


    The link below is the Diocesan Sport's Web page. If your child has been selected to represent our school in a particular sport, this web page has all the updates, cancellation information and rules etc., that you will need.



    St Joseph's Primary School is part of the Diocese of Lismore. Representative sport therefore is broken up into areas. Children compete in each level and if successful then move onto the next stage.


    There are 6 stages of representative sport -

    Level 1: St Joseph's School

    Level 2. Tweed Zone (8 local catholic schools from Tweed To Byron Bay)

    Level 3: Lismore Diocese (All Catholic Schools from Tweed Heads to Laurieton),

    Level 4: Polding (Country Catholic Schools from country NSW)

    Level 5: NSW State (NSW Public PSSA schools and Catholic Schools combined)

    Level 6: National Titles. (All states)


    At our school your child has the chance to represent our school in:

    Rubgy League, AFL, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Tennis and Athletics.

    The Tweed Zone includes the Tweed SchoolsSt Joseph's Tweed Heads, St James Banora Point, St Anthony's Kingscliff, Mt St Patrick's Primary Murwillumbah, St Joseph's South MurwillumbahSt John's Mullumbimby, St Finbar's Byron Bay and St Ambrose Primary Pottsville.  

    All Representative Sport dates are dependant on the Public School Sports Association (PSSA) as they set the final dates of State sports events. Therefore we have to set dates prior to those, so we can finalise our representatives.