Table Tennis Teamwork
A stellar performance saw the St. Joseph's Team come in a fantastic fourth position in the recent Table Tennis Tournament. The balls were flying from an early stage and Oscar Leah produced some wonderful play to beat the Garlinge A number one seed. Antonio also beat Garlinge A number 2 seed. Kashan and Vienna improved throughout the tournament and as every point matters the closeness of their games added to the team totals. Very impressive performance from the smallest school present!
On Friday 21st January, St Joseph's took part in a Handball Tournament which took place at King Ethelbert's School in Birchington. The participants were:
Olivia T, Oliwia P, Eliza, Elsa, Jenson and Zac.
We played Bromstone, Preston and Garlinge and although we were unfortunate not to win any of our games, thanks to Jenson's amazing goalkeeping skills, our defeats were minimal. The team settled in well after the first game and made some good attempts at scoring. Garlinge went on to win and we came fifth out of 8 teams. Well done everyone!
Maiden flight at Badminton Festival
This Year's Badminton Festival at Ursuline College was a wonderful carousel of activities and games including a crazy golf competition. After trying out all the activities, it was finally time for our new team to join the tournament. Sonny took to the singles court, Bobby and James the doubles, while Amber, Martha and Louise were our triple team.
The competition was fierce from the off the shuttles flying in all directions. Sonny proved himself not just a master of the football pitch but of the badminton court too, barely having to move whilst making each opponent exhaust themselves through careful placing of the shuttle.
After all the games were over it was closer than we thought possible but St. Joseph's came in second place by a mere half point behind Chilton.
New Rugby Team make an impression
Our brand new Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby team went off to Chatham and Clarendon Grammar school to take part in the 7 a side tournament on Wednesday. Lots of schools had pulled out so we only played three matches in our group. The team were lucky enough to be coached by Fred, a 1st IV player and the children listened and learnt lots of new technical skills to improve their game. Finley was instrumental in explaining many of these moves and helped everyone.
During our three matches James, Finley and Harry made some big runs, seeing Harry narrowly miss a try just a metre or so from the touch line. Isabella and Oscar demonstrated brilliant positioning, always being in the right place to receive the ball and Zac and Olivia became tackling powerhouses as their confidence grew. The team grew in confidence and ability match by match and were a credit to St Joseph's..
Year 2 smash the Dodgeball Tournament
One dark evening at Ramsgate Leisure Centre our Year 2 Dodgeball team assembled to take on seven other local infant and primary schools.
Our first match was more challenging than expected but a great show of skills for including some excellent catching by Oliver and Oscar some fancy footwork from Lillie Mae and Ava-Rae meant that we lost by a narrow margin.
Their appetites whetted, the next match was a fast annihilation of the opposition leaving no one left standing long before the time was up. The following matches were also fast wins with more great catches (despite the occasional fumble) from Oliver. Some great targeting from Ethan and brilliant teamwork from Reece and Alba.
Our final match was so close we agreed to call a draw.
At the prize giving ceremony St Joseph’s were rewarded with well deserved gold medals and the first place trophy.