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Encouraging participation and a healthy lifestyle.

St. Joseph’s Primary School provides a comprehensive Physical Education program that caters to students’ diverse needs and abilities. The program is based on the Victorian Curriculum and focuses on the development of physical, social, and emotional skills.

The school’s Interschool Sports program for Years 5 and 6 students teaches valuable life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, while expert instructors are invited to teach various physical activities such as martial arts. The inclusive approach of the program ensures that all students’ individual needs are met and creates an enjoyable and well-rounded experience that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. There are also opportunities for students to represent the school in athletics and swimming.

St. Joseph’s Primary School’s Physical Education program emphasises the importance of not only staying active but also developing critical life skills that extend beyond the classroom. By promoting values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and self-discipline, the program prepares students to become well-rounded individuals who can succeed in all areas of their lives.


We believe that outdoor education gives students a chance to put into practice both leadership and team work skills. Our camps run annually from year four to six and provide a challenging yet rewarding experience for all students. Before going off to one of our exciting camps students learn basic outdoor education skills including; orienteering, bush craft and environmental studies.


Swimming programs are offered to children from years Prep to Six. All children are encouraged to attend these programs. Qualified instructors are employed and class sizes are limited. Parents meet the cost of their child’s involvement in the program. In 2017 swimming will be held at the newly opened King Swim Centre in Mernda.

Interschool sport

Students from Year Four to Six are encouraged to participate in interschool sport. Interschool sport provides a healthy and fun level of competition between schools in the local area. Each week students compete against a different school, which may require students to play home games or travel away and compete at other schools and local sporting fields. Sport is held between 9.00 and 11.00 am each Friday morning in Term 1 and 2. These sports include cricket, T ball, soccer, football, netball, volleyball and basketball.

Athletics & Cross Country

Students are given an opportunity to participate in school, District, Regional and State Athletics Championships and Cross Country events. Students compete in a selection process held at school and may move through to the next level of competition. In recent years our school has achieved great success with some students reaching state level.

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