St Josephs Hectorville playing soccer

School sports

Sport is a critical part of life amongst our students. Not only does it teach a range of physical capability skills, but also a deeper understanding of the challenges of competition. We also have specialist soccer and netball academies for our most popular sports.

Physical Education
Our program is designed to provide the fundamental movement patterns and skills for a range of physical activity and sports, while also providing our students with critical day-time exercise outside of the classroom. It can be a great competitive outlet for many students, and a great way to introduce sport to our youngest students in a structured, safe environment.

Specialist Academies
At St Joseph’s we have six specialist academies in basketball, cricket, football, soccer, netball and an all-round sport academy too. Students can take part in a Specialist Academy in addition to their regular PE program. The academy program consists of weekly lessons, as well as optional after-school sessions – with the focus on developing students’ technical ability and providing a game-based approach where children can test themselves while having fun.

Soccer and netball are both a significant part of the culture amongst our students and families, and we embrace this as an opportunity to learn, grow and connect our students with one-another. Many of our students develop through the academies, with some going on to play at much higher levels – even professionally.

“Having a specialised program to progress my son’s passion for soccer is great! It makes school even more enjoyable for him. My daughter is excited to participate when she is old enough.” – Soccer Academy family

Basketball Academy
Playing basketball will encourage the development of fundamental movement skills which are the foundation for all physical activity and key to an active lifestyle. Playing basketball will improve motor coordination, flexibility, and endurance, while also having a positive effect on communication skills, team building abilities, physical activity and self-esteem.

Cricket Academy
The Cricket Academy develops students mental strength, decision making skills and confidence as both a player and person. Our passionate coaches support the development of technical, tactical and physical capabilities.

Football Academy
Learn and play one of Australia’s favourite sports at school! Our Football Academy coaches consist of local SANFL players who are passionate, experienced footballers teaching the fundamental skills and encouraging all students to give it a go!

Netball Academy
There are many skills to being a good netball player, and as professional player herself, our Netball Academy coach sure knows a thing or two! Teaching and developing upon footwork, hand-eye coordination, passing, catching and shooting techniques, as well as, attacking and defensive tactics.

Soccer Academy
The Soccer Academy develops students ball skills, passing and control. It promotes students to be active and supports them to build upon their strength, flexibility and endurance for the game.