The school’s philosophy is to encourage the development of positive attitudes of good sportsmanship, fairness and a spirit of teamwork. Each student is assigned to a sporting team and participates in the annual Cross Country and Athletics Carnival. The school is a member of the Tableland District Primary Schools Sport Association. The school also participates in Netball, Rugby, Touch Football & Soccer in inter-school competitions throughout the year.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Excursions and Camps
Teachers plan for ‘real life’ learning experiences beyond the school environment. These include excursions and, when in Years 5 and 6, students experience a camp. Excursions and camps provide the students with rich and diverse learning opportunities as well as important life skills. They enable students to connect with each other and make life-long memories. All excursions and camps have a curriculum/learning focus and compliment the learning being done in the classroom.
St Joseph’s offers a swimming program according to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for students in Years 2, 4, 6. It is co-ordinated by our staff in conjunction with swimming instructors at the Atherton Public Pool. All programs are funded through the activities levy as part of school fees.