"The year 6 and 5 girls had a great result at the district cross country run on Thursday. The A team: Millie, Olivia, Matilda and Summer came 3rd place overall. The B team; Mollie, Rebecca, Ciara and I finished 1st out of all the B teams. All the St Joseph's girls came in the top half of the 63 girls who ran, with Millie finishing 8th! Well done to everyone".
By Madeleine Sports Ambassador Year 6.
"On the 1st February St Joseph's took part int the Hertfordshire District Cross Country Competition. We all ran exceptionally well. Finlay was our highest place runner coming 7th. Joseph and Cillian McCormick followed close behind in 12th and 13th place. The next of the St Joseph's boy including Archie, Patrick, Cillian Long, Oliver and I all placed in the top 50 out of 89 runners. There were two teams on the day. Team B with Patrick, Cillian Long, Oliver and I came in 2nd overall and the boys A team Archie, Finlay, Joseph and Cillian McCormick came in 4th. Great fun was had by all and everyone looks forward to the next event".
By Sean Wade-Bond year 6.
Wodson Games – Y5
“On Monday 19th June year 5 participated in the Wodson Park games. The sports we took part in were: cheerleading, rapid fire cricket, athletics, fencing, archery, tennis, table tennis, boccia/kurling and lacrosse. At the end of the sports they announced all of the awards and also mentioned five people form our class that stood out the most and achieved a wrist band. Those children were; Harrison for boccia, Mia for cheerleading, Emma for rapid fire, Patrick for tennis, Archie for table tennis. We played exceptionally well and came 1st in Archery – Joshua James and boccia – Harrison Burton and those people won medals. The sports we came 2nd in were rapid fire, table tennis, fencing and tennis. We played very well and enjoyed our time there very much. Thank you to all the year 5s who took part”. By Madeleine Parker and Rebecca McCague.
Netball St Mary’s Tournament
“On Wednesday the 21st of June, the year 5 netballers went to St. Mary's for a netball tournament, we played extremely well and worked as a team. On our first match we played against St. Cross we played very well but sadly we lost but we kept our heads held high. Our second match was against St. Thomas of Canterbury we played well but sadly we lost again. For our third match we went against St. Pauls, we played brilliantly and we pulled out a win. After our success we played another match against St. Joseph's of Bishop Stortford, we played our best and got another well deserved win. Our final game of our group was against St. Edmunds it was a tough game because both teams fought hard but St. Edmunds were the stronger team and got a well deserved win. We went to find out who was in the playoffs for 3rd and 4th place - we were again up against St. Joseph's of Bishop Stortford and we played well and won so over all we got 3rd place. By Darci Gillett year 5”.
Year 5 Russell Hoops Basketball Tournament Chauncy School
“Year 5 attended a basketball tournament today, we all played exceptionally well and we all worked together as a team. We were split into two teams group 1 and 2. We played against five different schools and our group made it to the final. With lots of team spirit group one finished in 5th place and our team ended 2nd.
We would like to thank the Russell hoops helpers, Mrs Lacey, Mr Buckley and Mrs Cole.
Well done to all the basketball players; Katie, Olivia, Maisie, Rebecca, Izzie, Oshani, Emma, Matilda, Millie, Joseph, Hayden, Patrick, Oliver, Gabriel, Sean and Caylum.
By Millie Buckley and Matilda Cole”.
Football Match Reports
On Monday 13th March we attended the annual Wodson Park 6 a side tournament, along with 15 other schools from the area.
“We began the day with a 0-0 draw against Morgans. We fought hard and showed great spirit. Our second game was against Mill Mead. With 5 minutes to go, Rovindu scored a beautiful goal from the halfway line and we came away with a 1-0 win. Although we beat Mill Mead we didn't play particularly well. We discussed how to improve and in the next game we beat Christ Church 4-0, having played some very good football. Our final group game was against Priorswood and we won 1-0, finishing top of our group.
In the knock out stages we lost in the semi-final to our local rivals Bengeo 4-1. We were unlucky but they were a strong side. We met Mill Mead in our 3rd/4th place play off game. After extra time it came down to penalties and Finlay Stevens stepped up calmly to score the winning penalty. It was a great day and we finished 3rd out of 15 schools, doing ourselves proud with our attitude and performances”. By Oliver Shanley, Year 6.
Yesterday, Sacred Heart welcomed us to Broadmeads. The game started briskly and we scored 2 in quick succession within the first 15 minutes. In the second half we took a while to get going but when Oliver won a free kick on the halfway line and Charlie scored we really stepped up the pace. Alexander Polley got 2 good goals in the last 10 minutes and Rovindu stepped in for Carlo in goal, keeping a clean sheet. Freddie asserted his dominance at the back with some crunching tackles and Conor looked assured and calm with the ball at his feet throughout the game. We came away with a 5-0 win and are looking forward to our next game against St Andrew's.
Netball Match Report 16th March 2017
“We all played really well, yesterday. The team all worked together but unfortunately we lost 4-2. The player of the match was Sophie Everett who had to work hard in defence. Maddie scored both of the goals. We played against Sacred Heart in Ware. They were a really good team but we never gave up. By Sophie Everett, year 6”.
Netball tournament at Wodson Park, Monday 6th March
“Last Monday, ten Year 6 girls were very excited to represent our school in a netball tournament at Wodson Park. The matches were played in great sportsmanship and it was very enjoyable. The first match we played was against St Catherine's School and our excellent teamwork helped us to win 3-1. We beat Morgan's School 2-1. Our third match was a draw against St Mary's, 3-3. After that draw, we held our heads high and were able to beat Bengeo 1-0. Since we didn't have many subs we were getting tired and that was one of the reasons for our 1-0 loss to Wheatcroft School. Our final match was straight afterwards and unfortunately we lost 3-0 to Christchurch.
Overall we played to a high standard and even when we didn't win we tried our hardest to make St Joseph's proud of us. Katie played very well and was awarded St Joseph's player of the tournament. Our goal shooters who scored our goals were Jasmine K and Maddison. Well done to all the girls who played in the tournament!” By Rachel Lear.
Match Reports 30th January 2017
“St Joseph’s football team welcomed Abel Smith School to North Road on Monday. The hotly anticipated game did not fail to live up to expectations. A fast game from the outset with St Joseph’s peppering the Abel Smith goal, twice hitting the woodwork before Charlie blasted in the opener with his left foot. Shortly before the break, Luke put it the bottom corner to double the lead. After the break Garrett neatly slotted it past the keeper to make it 3-0. In a half that saw St Joseph’s yet again dominate, Luke finished and the score was 4-0. Two or three Abel Smith attacks, which saw Giliberti pull off some outstanding stops, these were more often than not put to bed by the fantastic Monahan who was instrumental throughout the game”. By Charlie Ciuffa, year 6.
“On Monday the 30th of January we played Abel Smith School at netball. It was a fantastic game and we won our first match 5-2. Sophie and I scored the goals, I scored 4 and Sophie scored 1. Abel Smith came back in the second half, but we had the stronger team. Also, a huge congratulations to our player of the match, Darci!” By Maddison Rayment year 6.
Football Match Report
“On Thursday 13th October 2016 our football and netball teams went to Hollybush School with high spirits and high hopes ready for the first game of the season. The footballers were satisfied with a good victory and played well as a team which was made clear with a 7-0 win. A game which we fully dominated and all goals were in the first half. The starting line up was strong and the subs when they came on impacted the game in a positive way. Special mention to Carlo Giliberti who made some amazing saves in goal and saved us once or twice. Another mention to Finlay Stevens who played amazingly well and as a result of it got Man of the Match. Not taking anything away from the rest of the team who were also awesome. By Freddie Abbott, Captain, year 6”!.
Netball Match Report
“It was our first match as a team, we played against Hollybush on 13th October. Unfortunately we lost but played really well. The score was 9-4 in the end to Hollybush. They played very well and are a good team. We played the best and look forward to the next match. The player of the match was Jasmine Kelly. By Katie Chesterman, year 6”.
Netball – “On Thursday 10th March we played Watton at Stone at home and we beat them 8-0. Olivia, Cassie and Alice scored the goals. We all played excellently and Olivia got player of the match”. By Alex Watts, Captain year 6.
Football – “On Thursday we played Watton at Stone School and we won 4-1. The team played extremely well and everyone put in their shift for the team. Our goal scorers were Luca: 2 goals and Tom: 1, Dan: 1. Well done boys and everyone put in brilliant performances and wish us luck for the tournaments coming up”. By Tom and Luca TG, year 6.
Netball Tournament Report
“On Tuesday 8th March, Clara-Belle, Cassie, Alice, Alex, Ciara, Esme and Amelia C travelled to Wodson Park for a netball tournament. We did extremely well coming second out of the middle schools. Alex was player of the tournament and all the girls and I definitely thought she deserved it, playing really well as Goal Keeper. The first game we played in the heats against Millmead and we beat them 9-1. We played extremely well and were very happy especially after losing to them the last time we played. The second game we played St Andrews and pushed ourselves to the limit, trying to get in front of our players and cheering each other on. We didn’t let the cold weather get in our way. We won 12-0. The third game was against Hertingfordbury and we won 10-0, playing amazingly, working strongly as a team. Next game was against St Catherine’s and again tried our best throughout the 12 minutes of the game winning 7-0. We were winners of pool B and then played runner ups of pool A, Hertford Heath and beat them 3-1. They really challenged us. We then went through to the finals of the middle school where we lost to St John the Baptist 3-1 but we came second out of the middle schools and there were ten schools! Well done girls”. By Emily Moring, Captain, year 6.
“On 3rd March the St Joseph’s netball team played a game at Sacred Heart. Everyone played extremely well we won 9-3! Our positions were Alex GK, Cassie GA, Olivia GS, Georgi WD and WA, Esme GA, Jake GD, Emily C and me WD. Cassie was player of the match. Well done to everyone. ” By Amy McCague, year 6, Captain.
“Yesterday we played against Sacred Heart. We all played amazingly well - we won 1-0. Daniel scored a goal in the bottom corner to bring us one nil up. We all played well together and Gus kept us in the game by making fantastic saves against Sacred Heart”. By Luca TG, year 6.
“On Thursday 25th February St Joseph’s played St Andrews, away and we son 2-1! We started the game very well with Gus making amazing saves but they did get passed us only once. Straight after their goal Tom passed it back to Luca T and he chipped it in from the goal for Tom to finish it and make it 1-1. In the second half we played to our strength and got the last goal of the match. Everyone played brilliant and well done for the great win!” By Sam Grimes, Captain.
“Our match away against St Andrews, Stansted Abbots went extremely well. Everyone played amazingly which left us victorious, winning 3-19. The defence was GK: myself, GD; Clara-Belle and WD; Jessica and Amy. Attack was Centre: Cassie (man of the match). WA: Georgi, GA: Alice and GS: Olivia. I would personally like to congratulate them all for excellent play and for team work. Many thanks to Mrs Lynch, Mrs Lacey and Mrs Seiler”. By Violeta Hristov, Captain, year 6.
Wodson Sportshall Athletics Report
“On the 4th February six boys and six girls from year 6 went to the Wodson Park Sportshall athletics tournament. Those boys and girls were: Luca TG, Luca F, Sam , Tom, Dan, Mark , Clara-Belle, Georgi, Cassie, Amy, Alice and Amelia C. The first race we did was the boys obstacle race, we came 2nd. And the girls also came 2nd in the obstacle race. We did very well in the other races. Some of the stand out races were; boys 1+1 when Dan and Luca F came 1st. Dan and Luca F also came first in the boys 2+2. The boys also won the over and under race. The girls dominated the field events. The stand out player in the chest push was Clara-Belle. Amy got 1.72m in her long jump. Luca TG came 1st by a long way out of all the boys in the javelin. At the end of the afternoon when the results came in we found out the girls came 6th out of 7 and the boys came 3rd out of 7”. By Sam Grimes, year 6.
Netball Match Report 3rd February 2016
“On Wednesday evening the netball team played Millmead. We all played extremely well and tried our very best. Although we played AMAZINGLY as a team , Millmead won 8-5. The positions were: Olivia GS, Alice GA, Amelia GD, Alex GK, Amy WA, Emily C and me WD. I got player of the match. By Ciara Linnane, Captain”.
Football Match Report 3rd February 2016
“On Wednesday 3rd February we won 4-0 against Millmead. It was a very hard first half and we had a lot of chances but we were unlucky not to get any goals. In the second half we came back with four goals by Mark, Daniel, Pierce and Luca Fabri. It was quite an easy 2nd half and we all played great football. By Gus Seiler, Captain”.
Year 5&6 Basketball Tournament Presdales, Wednesday 18th November
“We all played really well and we were all high hoped going into our first game but we lost against St Mary’s. We then won against Wheatcroft and Christchurch and got to the quarter finals because of the amazing defence of the rest of the team. We beat Bengeo A team in the semi-final. This was the closest game we played. It went to ‘Golden Basket’ and Pierce scored an amazing basket from the half way line which went in and the whole team went wild! We got in the final and Clara-Belle and Emily scored amazing baskets and drew 4-4. We couldn’t play golden basket as we ran out of time. So this Thursday we are playing the final against St Mary’s. The winner of that will then play the rural winners. Wish us luck! By Pierce Martins, year 6.”
Football Match Report 20th November 2015
“Yesterday we played Millmead School away and we lost 1-0. We all played very well and it was a very close match. Well done boys and it was unfortunate that we could not get the win. By Thomas Moring, year 6.”
Netball Match Report
“We played Millmead yesterday in netball. Everyone played extremely well and the score was 16-2. Cassie and Alice shot our winning goals and led us to victory. Millmead were a very strong team and we look forward to taking them on next season. Congratulations to Ciara Linnane who got ‘man of the match’ and to Clara-Belle who Millmead thought was fantastic. By Olivia Cole, Captain, year 6.”
Football Match Report
“Yesterday we played Sacred Heart at home and we won 2-0. Everyone played extremely well and the teamwork was excellent. Mark and I scored the goals. We kept fighting right until the end. Well done boys and we will try to keep up the winning streak. By Thomas Moring, year 6.
Netball Match Report
“On Thursday 12th November year 6 played Sacred Heart at home. Clara-Belle, Alex and Villy played well in defence. In centre court were Emily, Amelia C and Olivia who played really well together to help Alice and Cassie score so many goals. We would like to thank all the parents for their support. The final score was 33-1 to St Joseph’s. By Cassie Lynch, year 6.”
Football Match Report
“On Thursday 5th November, St Joseph’s football team played at home to St Andrew’s. Despite the terrible conditions, we played very well and worked extremely hard. It was a very close game and the end score was 6 -4 to St Joseph’s. Our goal scorers were Thomas with three goals and Luca F, Isaac and Daniel with one goal each. We had wonderful support from a number of our parents despite the pouring rain. They kept us going when the score was 4-4 and we were all feeling tired. Our starting line up for the game was Gus in goal, Luca D and Luca TG in defence, Isaac in midfield, Daniel in right mid field, Luca F in left midfield and Thomas Moring as striker. In the first half we had lots of energy and were excited to play. We scored early in the game but then waited some time for a second goal. In the second half, Sam came on in goal, and Conor and Oliver Lynch came on for Luca and Isaac. We had a lot of momentum as we were winning but St Andrews came back to level the scores until two later goals from us led to the winning final score. Luca Fabri, year 6, Captain”.
Netball Match Report
St Joseph’s played against St Andrew’s Stansted Abbotts yesterday, out team was; Alice (GS), Cassie (GA), Esme (WA), Emily (C), Ciara (WD), Clara-Belle (GD) and Alex and Amy (GK). Both teams played incredibly well considering the awful weather. We started slowly, but improved and we were leading 5-1 at half time. St Joseph’s showed good skills, including great interceptions and passing, which meant Cassie and Alice scored 6 more goals in the second half. Thank you to our coaches Mrs Lacey and Mrs Seiler who gave us lots of encouragement, despite getting wet. By Alice Culkin, Captain, year 6.”
Netball Match Report 21st October 2015
“We played Hertford Heath in netball yesterday and unfortunately lost. We played really well but the score was 4-2 in the end to Hertford Heath. Olivia and Cassie scored the goals for our team. Hertford Heath were a very strong team. We all played our best and we look for to our matches in the future. I congratulate all the team for trying their best and not giving up. By Emily Moring, Captain, year 6.”
Football Match Report 21st October 2015
“We played Hertford Heath yesterday and it was a very good match. All of the players played extremely well. In the first half we were winning 3-0. Then in the second half it ended 7-2 to us! Dan scored 3 goals, Tom 2, Sam 1 and Mark 1 goal. Luckily we played at home so we had a lot of support. When we were 6-0 up they managed to score 2 goals but we kept our heads up and scored another goal. By Daniel Norton, Captain year 6.”
Netball Report 9th October 2015
“Yesterday the year 6 netball team had an away game at Watton. The Watton team was a mix of year 5 and 6 so we had an advantage. The match lasted 30 minutes with three quarters. We played our hardest and ended up winning 18-3! Cassie got player of the match for some amazing shots. By Clara-Belle Anderson, year 6, Captain”.
Football Report 9th October 2015
“We played Watton at Stone away yesterday and we won 8-0. We always wanted to score goals and to keep wanting to improve. I think it was a great start to the season and I hope it continues. Everyone played extremely well and couldn’t have tried any better. Goals were scored by Luca Fabri, Daniel Norton, Oliver Lynch, Isaac O’Connor and myself. Thanks to Mr Dove and the team for a great performance. By Thomas Moring, captain, year 6”.
Table Tennis September 2015
Great success for both the year 6 boys and girls team who took part in the recent year 6 table tennis tournaments at Sele School. Both teams reached the quarter finals, losing to the winners of the tournament, Bengeo School. Well done to those who took part.