U11 Netball vs Lewannick CP

January 20th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

St Joseph’s hosted this friendly fixture on Wednesday 19th January . St Joseph’s started strongly and maintained the momentum to gain a convincing victory winning the game 16-1.

This was the Lewannick team’s first match; they worked hard throughout but found it difficult to match St Joseph’s speed of passing and determination to win the ball.

The St Joseph’s shooters Tanna Rundle and Elysia Endacott met their goal tally targets and received the Players of the Match award.

St Joseph’s was represented by: Laura Sant, Annie Westlake, Ruby Clare,

Holly Howells, Jim Luckhurst (capt), Michael Barton, Elysia Endacott and Tanna Rundle.

Tennis at St Josephs

December 13th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

The Autumn term 2010 has seen much progress on all fronts from our junior and senior tennis players, at St Joseph’s we run an excellent tennis coaching programme offering mini tennis (red,orange,green) and squads for players on the full court as well as individual lessons.

St Joseph’s school offer competitions such as inter house tennis, an annual school singles competition for junior and senior players alike and competitions against other schools.

My vision is for more school competitions for all ages and stages and to get more players participating in club tennis either with me in Launceston or for those who live further a field at their local clubs. With more tennis, playing standards will rise and with more competitions better ratings will be achieved great for the children, great for St Joseph’s.

Any parents wishing to discuss any tennis related matter or just have an update on your children’s progress in general please contact me. I am not just here to teach but to guide you in to the world of tennis should you wish. Launceston tennis club boast a great facility with three full size courts and a mini court all floodlit within the town. Membership for juniors is a real steal at low prices and any players that want to gain access to further practice either with further coaching or practice in general then this is of great value. Any player wishing to get more information can contact me or visit the Launceston tennis club website.

Junior and senior players will have competition information at the end of every school term and it is always good to see new players competing as well as existing players. The coaches most improved mini tennis player this term is Fallon Gillies, Junior player Emma Gillard, Senior player Laura Champ. The Junior school singles champion for 2010 is Torin Gillies who defeated Emma Gillard in a close Junior final, the senior final is delayed but will be between Penny Tilsley and Abigail Logg. The Launceston cup between St Joseph’s and Launceston college and inter house tennis in both the junior and senior school at the time of writing are still to be played. James Brobin

Netball Tour 2010

December 13th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)


During the Autumn Term, a group of Year 9 and 10 pupils from St Joseph’s School travelled to PGL’s Barton Hall to take part in a weekend netball tournament.  As well as netball, students had the opportunity to experience adventure based learning activities.  The weekend was a success with all the pupils improving various aspects of their game.  Amy Meeson got some air under her feet and her game improved remarkably due to this, the average number of times Sophie Jarvis got pulled up for footwork in a match dramatically reduced and the girls all benefited from strict umpiring from experienced officials.  The work ethic and dedication of team members was outstanding, most noticeable were Kate, Hannah, and Tilly.  We hope to take students on a similar weekend next year with a team from each year group. Tour team – Amy Meeson, Tilly Spence, Rosie Bright, Kate Marks, Hannah Wormald, Lizzie Maunder, Tamara Boundy, Sophie Jarvis, Mrs. Gibson and Mrs Watson.

Nico Gruzdev in Cinderella

August 16th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

On August 11, 2010, in London, dancers from the English National Ballet’s production of ‘Cinderella’ attend a photo call to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the English National Ballet at The London Coliseum in London, England. St Joseph’s pupil Nico Gruzdev and his father Dmitri Gruzdev are two of the stars of the show.

St. Joseph’s Junior Netball team has ended the season on a high by successfully beating St Stephen’s School in a nail biting cup final. The team, along with their supporters, travelled to St. Stephen’s on Monday 21st June to play the last match in the knockout tournament. Both teams played extremely well with the half time score 5-5. St.Joseph’s managed to raise their game in the second half to win 9-6. The team have trained hard all year and have been well led by their team captain Amy Searle. Congratulations to the team for their well deserved success.

Team: Emma Gillard GA, Jessica Young GS, Zola Courtney-Bridgey C, Edward Clark GD, Amy Searle GK, Lisa Barton WA, Jim Luckhurst, Olivia Thornton, Lauren Bryant WA