Interschool hat-trick to St Josephs

By Michael Roberts | posted on December 17, 2020

ST JOSEPHS College is in a class of its own when it comes to competitive athletics after snagging their third straight interschool title earlier this month.

Nine students from years 3-6 came away with medals in their respective divisions at the recent Albany Districts Primary School Sports Association (ADPSSA) interschool athletics carnival, with a number of young stars breaking competition records.

Taking out a three-peat of shields, St Josephs were crowned the champion school with 984 points for the day.

Great Southern Grammar finished second on 799 points, while Bethel Christian School (637) and Parklands Montessori School (606) rounded out the top four.

St Josephs Physical Education Teacher Jason Norris was ecstatic with the performance of his young guns.

“When I started teaching here last year it was apparent there was a lot of raw talent for athletics within the junior school that just needed to be pointed in the right direction to yield results,” he said.

“The results from this year’s carnival prove the school is on the right track.

“My philosophy on teaching is very simple, wherever there is effort there is always achievement.”

Mr Norris said junior school students participate in athletics training during Physical Education lessons and before school training sessions, which has led to the establishment of a sporting talent academy for middle and senior school students.

He said St Josephs would aim for a fourth-straight ADPSSA title in 2021.