Sport

Sport

Students have the opportunity to participate in the following sport activities as a part of our curriculum:

  • Daily Fitness
  • Physical Education skill lessons – 2 hours a week
  • Sports Day (usually held in Term 1)
  • The SAPSASA Program (SA Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association runs throughout the year mainly for upper primary students; swimming and athletics are open to middle and upper primary students
  • The SACPSSA (SA Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association) runs throughout the year for swimming and athletics
  • Coaching clinics in a range of sports are made available at the school

Jamestown is known for community sport and our school supports students as they represent various teams in various sports. Students and families are connected through lawn bowls, swimming, football, netball, dance, basketball, tennis, table tennis and gymnastics and that is to name a few.  

For those students who are chosen for representative sport with either the community, SAPSASA or SACPSSA, we work with families to ensure students are supported as they participate.


Sport Teams
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Sport Teams

There are three sport teams named after our school patron saints:

  • St James (Red)
  • St Mary’s (Blue)
  • St Joseph’s (Gold)

As new students begin at St James School they are allocated to one of these houses. Siblings are kept in the same house. The students elect the sport team captains and vice captains. As well as being instrumental in helping with sports day the captains and vice captains organise other sporting activities throughout the year such as: PE Week and Splash Day.

Sports Day

The school has a Sports Day, usually held in Term 1 on the Community School oval.  Parents, caregivers, family and friends are very welcome.

Sports Day always begins with a special school Mass or Liturgy in the church.  Everyone is encouraged to come and share the blessing for this special day.  Then we walk over to the Community School oval and let the fun and thrills of sports day begin.

At the end of the sports and presentations families are invited back to St James for a family barbecue organised by the P&F.  This is one of our most delightful whole school community events.

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SACPSSA & SAPSASA

SACPSSA
The South Australian Catholic Primary School Sports Association offer a variety of sporting carnivals throughout the year. St James participates in both the Swimming and Athletics Carnival. All students from Years 4-7 are invited to trial for these events and if selected travel as a team to represent our school in Adelaide.

 

SAPSASA
Sport is an integral part of St. James School. Students in Years 6 and 7 have the opportunity to try out for the North Eastern District in a variety of SAPSASA (South Australian Primary School Amateur Sport Association) sports. Students in Year 4 and 5 are able to trial for some sports such as swimming and athletics.