Physical Education & Health

During Term 3 at St. Jude’s we focus on Athletics for all classes from PP – Year6. The children work on the team games and relays in their Factions for the first 6 weeks of term, as well as preparing for their individual running races.

Our school Athletics carnival was held on Friday 6th September in glorious weather. All the children displayed great sportsmanship throughout the day in supporting the other athletes, while also cheering for their own Faction. This was one of the closest carnivals that we have had in many years and it was wonderful to see Foley Faction win their first trophy in 10 years.

Congratulations must go to those children in Years 4-6 that won medals or trophies as runner up, or champion athletes in their year.

We then had 2 weeks to prepare the children that were to represent St. Jude’s at the Interschool Athletics carnival. We had 7 boys and 7 girls from Years 1-6 involved in the day at Good Shepherd, Kelmscott on Friday 20th September. We competed against 3 other schools and were in 2nd place after the Year 1-3 Junior Carnival.

I would like to congratulate all the children that participated in the Interschool Carnival for their involvement and enthusiasm. Hopefully we can win the trophy back in 2020.

Term 4 sport will begin with 10 days of swimming at Riverton Leisureplex from Wednesday 16th October – Friday 25th October. This is a wonderful opportunity for all the children in Years 1-6 to develop their swimming skills under the guidance of the swim school instructors.


Bruce White

PE Co-Ordinator

Term 2 was another very busy term for the children in senior sport.   We started the term preparing for our Cross Country for the children in Years 3-6.   The Interschool Carnival was held at Good Shepherd Kelmscott on Thursday 6th June.   St. Jude’s had 52 children involved on the day, which is one of the biggest squads to attend this event in a number of years.   All the children were very supportive of each other and everyone did their very best for the school.    We did well to finish in 5th place out of the 9 schools involved on the day.

Our focus quickly turned to the Winter Lightning Carnival which was held at Maida Vale Reserve on Friday 21st June. This carnival focuses on the Winter sports of Football, Netball and Soccer. The children play five games in a round robin format in two divisions, before coming together for the finals.

The Football team consisted mainly of Year 4 boys and girls. The team played well as a group all day and the highlight of the day was watching one of our Year 4 girls bravely tackle some of the bigger Year 6 boys.

The Netball has a Year 5 and a Year 6 competition. Both teams represented St. Jude’s extremely well and played all their games in a great spirit.  It was very encouraging to see how enthusiastic the children were.

The Soccer team had more success throughout the day. They won 2 games and drew 2 games to finish equal 1st in our division. Unfortunately, our goal difference meant that the team played off for third and fourth in the final. The team played well but lost a close match to finish the day in fourth place.

We were extremely proud of the spirit and sportsmanship displayed by all the teams on the day.

The focus for Term 3 is Athletics and we are hoping that St. Jude’s will be able to win the Interschool Shield again in 2019 after a great win last year. All children in Year 1-6 will be working hard on their skills in preparation for our school carnival on Friday 6th September and the Interschool Carnival on Friday 20th September.

Term 1:

We have been busy in Phys Ed this term and have participated in some fun sporting events.

Interschool Cricket Carnival

Students in Years 4-6 participated in the Interschool Cricket Carnival.  All the schools did a great job and showed good sportsmanship.  Overall St. Jude’s came 4th. The day was a great way to interact with other communities and school teams and overall the day was very fun and enjoyable.  (Leonica) 

I thought that the cricket carnival was a blast. Even though we came 4th (it was not the last place).  The other schools were good at cricket.  It was a fun day and we were a good team by cheering on the other members when they were batting.  (Jasmin)

I thought the cricket carnival was a fun and enjoyable experience.  In our first games we lost by only a few points, and on the second game we were tied.  We all tried our best and cheered each other on. In the end we came 4th place, and the boys came 3rd.   (Destiny)

SEDA Football Clinic

For two weeks this term, the SEDA students came out to St Jude’s to help us with football skills.  In the football clinic each class had to do some passing and throwing with the footy balls and we got to play a game.  It was fun to learn from the SEDA students.  (Harry)

Next term we move to the winter events including the Interschool Cross Country and the Lightning Carnival.