The AstroTurf facility at St Joseph’s School, Launceston came alive on Thursday 22nd March as the school played host to a wonderful selection of happy children from Otterham Primary, South Petherwin Primary & St Stephen’s Primary to participate in the inaugural St Joseph’s School Multi-Skills Festival.

A whole host of activities were arranged to test the pupils’ skills of target practice, balance, hand-eye coordination and much, much more. Children from Years 1 & 2 joined together with the main aim being to have fun!

Pupils from Year 6 took the lead to demonstrate to the younger children and all really rose to the challenge – staff were really impressed with their maturity and ability to take a leading role. The teams rotated between different activity stations and the Year 6 students encouraged them to try out the different sporting activities.

It was a superb morning and our thanks go to Mr Cardoo for organising a fantastic event – we can’t wait to host next year’s multi-skills, where we hope even more local schools are able to take part.


Congratulations to the U14 and U16 netball teams who competed in the National Netball tournaments at Malvern, St. James. The teams competed in the pool competitions initially and faced tough oppositions throughout the tournament. The U14 team went through to the plate competition after the group stages and battled hard to win their first semi-final game. They then faced a tough opposition in the finals, and lost marginally to Hull Collegiate despite playing some fantastic netball. They finished 2nd in the plate competition and battled until the very end of their final game. The U16s came 2nd in their group stages only by goal difference. They went on to play an extremely tough quarter final and unfortunately lost 5-4 to the team who came 2nd overall. We would like to thank Vicky Innes for the extra coaching sessions which helped the teams prepare and Kirsty Davis who travelled with us and umpired at the tournament.

Well done to all the U16 team members who were Tillie Cholwill, Kitty May, Emma Honey, Ava McDiarmid-Hall, Bella Russell, Ella Henry-Brock, Sharni Harbour and Molly Barton.

Well done to all the U14 team members who were Belle Ferguson, Darcy Courtney-Bridgey, Issy Thorns, Lowenna Head, Ellie Tucker, Pippi Harris, Maddie Marsh and Holly Kerslake.

A special thank you goes to Sandymouth Café, Bude who kindly sponsored the new Netball dresses.

On Tuesday 13th March St Joseph’s hosted a Nursery and Pre-School Sports Day. With a feeling that Spring was finally here, the 3 and 4 year olds took to the start line full of excitement and enthusiasm. Cheering each other on and with support from Year 6 pupils the children had a fantastic morning and impressed the staff and parents with their energy and athletic skills.

We would like to thank Tiny Tots Nursery, Smart Start Pre-School and Ducklings Pre-School for attending our Sports Day.

Junior Inter-house Netball

February 26th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Results | Sports - (0 Comments)

Wednesday 21st February saw the annual Junior inter-house netball tournament being played. The conditions were perfect with a warm winter sunshine adding to the success of the event. The competition was hotly but fairly contested with great sportsmanship being shown all round. The standard was very high and the results were as follows:

1st- Michael’s

2nd- Catherine’s

3rd- Thomas’s

4th- Dominic’s

A big thank you go to our PE staff for organising the event and ensuring it ran smoothly as always.

Today 33 pupils travelled to Haldon Forest, Exeter to compete in the ISA South West Cross Country event. Despite the wet and windy weather conditions the pupils were full of enthusiasm!

After a tough run and competition from schools from across the South West we had a fantastic 9 pupils finish within the top 10 which means they will all qualify to go to the ISA National Cross Country event later this term.

Year 3 pupil Harrison Shaw came 1st place in the U10 race and Year 8 pupil William Collings came 1st place in the U14 race.

Both the U12 girls and U14 boys both won their overall team events and were awarded the team trophies 🏆

Congratulations to all who competed today and good luck to those going through the National finals 👏