A huge well done to Michael Barton of Year 11 and Freyja Malin of Year 4 for their successes at the ISA National Championships in Birmingham on Monday the 19th of June. Michael became National Champion in the Year 10 and 11 boys’ 1500 metres, while Freyja won the Year 4 Girls’ Rounders Ball throw. 

Such success is outstanding when considering the size of St Joseph’s, and a real credit to the hard work of the pupils and the PE department. Michael may now have a Gold medal of his own, but that does not even win him bragging rights at the breakfast table at home – his sister Molly having won her own Gold Medal at the ISA swimming earlier this year. Whether on the running track or in the swimming pool, the Barton family have shown they will bring home the medals. 

Freyja has worked tirelessly to improve her technique, including making use of school facilities outside of PE lessons. With many years of competition ahead of her, there is no doubt that she can get even better as she progresses – very well done to her.

Well done to both Michael and Freyja – we are all very proud of you.

Mr O Scott

Sports Day 2017

May 17th, 2017 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | Sports - (0 Comments)

The sun shone for St Joseph’s Sports Day 2017 which was held for the first time at Exeter Arena Athletics track, the same venue used for the ISA South West Athletics competition.

This new venue enabled both Junior and Senior Sports Day to run on the same day, more runners to participate per race, field events to run simultaneously with track events and the discus and triple jump events being able to run for the first time for senior school pupils.  There was a fantastic supportive atmosphere between the different year groups as well as creating role models for the juniors to aspire to as they move up through the school.  There was also fantastic support from spectating parents.  The level of competition was extremely impressive and pupils were very enthusiastic to take part in as many events possible to win vital points for their houses.  Performances were inspired, with an impressive total of 8 previous school records broken and the juniors now have school records in place that they will also be aiming to break in future years.   Please see the document links below for a full list of school records including the new 2017 junior records.

The PE department would like to thank all staff who made this day possible including the bus drivers, kitchen staff, staff who remained at school and all the staff at the event on the day. 

A special congratulations to Senior Trerice House and Junior St Catherine’s House who won the competition overall. The only disappointment of the day was the performance of the staff relay team, who were beaten by two of the pupil teams!







Well Done to Brontё

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by Annette Goswell in Events | News | Sports - (0 Comments)

Congratulations go to Brontё Stevens and her pony Southcroft Pimms who came 6th in the Great Trethew Point to Point Pony Race. This is only the second time they have taken part in Point to Point racing.

Trophies Galore!

February 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Annette Goswell in Events | News | Sports - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to all the St Joseph’s pupils who ran at the ISA SW Cross-Country event at Haldon forest on Wednesday 25th January. All the pupils ran very well and there was great support and kindness shown throughout the event, as well as some very competitive running. St. Joseph’s won 5 team trophies; an amazing achievement by the Year 4 girls, Year 5 and 6 girls, Year 7 and 8 boys and girls and the Year 9 and 10 girls.

The 22 pupils who were placed in the top 10 have been selected to represent the South West team at the national finish at Princethorpe School near Rugby on Saturday 4th March. For a school of this size to have 10% of their pupils representing the South West is impressive indeed.

The pupils were: Michael Barton, Max Darwall, Henny Morrell-Davies, Ava McDiarmid-Hall, Lily Truelove, Emma Honey, Kellen Lincoln, Robin Smith, Will Collings, Peter Ray, Max Russell, Daniella Stevens, Chloe Smith, Ella Henry-Brock, Kitty May, Ella Shaw, Louisa Smith, Freyja Malin, Sophie Renfree, Shannon Uglow, Lowen Courtney-Bridgey and Sam Thomas.

Above and beyond the achievement of just taking part and being selected to represent the South West team, special congratulations should go to Michael Barton and Freyja Malin who were winners of their respective events!


St Joseph’s makes a splash

January 26th, 2017 | Posted by Annette Goswell in Events | News | Sports - (0 Comments)

For St. Joseph’s swimming team it was an early morning start as they headed to the prestigious venue of the London Olympic swimming pool to proudly represent the South West team in the ISA National Swimming Gala on Saturday 21st January.

With success that belies the school’s small size, St. Joseph’s School made up a large part of the South West team having performed brilliantly in the regional qualifying event earlier in the year. All St Joseph’s pupils from Nursery through to Year 9 have weekly swimming lessons as part of their curriculum, and with the support of dedicated swimming coaches the school has produced some outstanding swimmers.

There was a great atmosphere at the pool and passionate support from pupils and parents who had also made the journey from Cornwall to cheer pupils on from poolside.

While there were outstanding performances all round, special mention must go to Peter Ray who won a bronze medal in the Year 8 Boys’ Backstroke and to Molly Barton who won Silver in the Year 9/10 girls Individual Medley and also achieved one of the day’s best results with a Gold medal and a National Record for the back stroke.

Headmaster Mr Oliver Scott said “huge congratulations to all the those who took part in the event; for a small school to have such a number competing in a National Event is exceptional and I am very proud of the whole team, and the staff who have prepared them with the skills and determination to do so well. It’s great to see Launceston making such an impression at the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. Well done to everyone involved.”