Sports & Athletics

Physical education 

All classes participate in physical education 30 minutes each day.
They are instructed in a wide variety of sports throughout the school year including: intramural games at lunch time, running club, cross country running, volleyball, basketball, swimming, cross country skiing and downhill skiing.

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Running club & cross country running

Students participate in running club at lunch time in the fall.
Grade 1 to 6 students have the option to compete in Nelson city running meets around the city including the district finals at Lakeside Park.
Grade 6 to 9 students compete in the West Kootenay Cross Country Meet at Selkirk College, Slocan Pools and other locations around the Kootenays.

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St. Joseph students in Grades 5 to 9 can try out for the boy’s and girl’s competitive volleyball teams.
There is also a non-competitive coed volleyball team in which all students can join.
All teams compete against other intermediate schools around the Kootenay's in October & November.


Basketball is available to students in the winter months.
A coed team competes against a number of schools in Nelson.
Intermediate students also coach primary students during the Intramural Basketball Club at lunchtime after Spring Break.

St. Joseph Eagles

The St. Joseph athletic teams have a new look as of the 2021-2022 school year. Go Eagles!
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