Competition and participation in sport are important at St Joseph's. Mr Rickard, our PE Leader, and he organises teams to take part in sports competitions - both intra and inter-sport competitions in support of our Schoolgames Gold Mark as well as supporting all our PE lessons.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.
During 2021-2022 St Joseph’s retained the Gold Mark for the fourth year as a result of our increased participation in competitive school sports in both intra and inter-sporting events. These are the House Competitions which St Joseph’s organise and the Christchurch Schools Partnership Competitions.