To Olivia Bartram (Year 12) who has been selected for the Australian Junior Women’s Quad Scull. The 2016 Junior Australian Rowing Team will compete at the 2016 World Rowing Senior, U23 and Junior Championships taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 21-28 August 2016.

To all girls who took part in the Sports Tour of the UK over the school break. Congratulations to all girls on an outstanding effort. The British schools were highly competitive and it was wonderful to see Loreto Normanhurst sports teams compete successfully against these schools.

  •  Georgia Abbott (Year 10)
  •  Yasmine Barraket (Year 10)
  •  Emma Creighton (Year 10)
  •  Adelaide Forrest (Year 10)
  • Emily Kevans (Year 10)
  •  Hilary Middlebrook (Year 10)
  •  Lilian Reuben (Year 10)
  •  Angela Slattery (Year 10)
  •  Kiarra Williams-Browne (Year 11)
  •  Rachel Doherty (Year 11)
  •  Anneliese Duursma (Year 11)
  •  Millicent George (Year11)
  •  Abby Kalac (Year 11)
  •  Brittany Lassau-Wray (Year 11)
  •  Mia McKay (Year 11)
  •  Georgia Pauling (Year 11)
  •  Gemma Thomas (Year 11)
  •  Tahliah Vecchio (Year 11)
  •  Louise Vincent (Year 11)
  •  Olivia Wilson (Year 11)
  •  Katherine Beer (Year 12)
  •  Maya Mansour (Year 12)
  •  Alivia O’Connell (Year 12)
  •  Annabel Pratley (Year 12)
  •  Gina Rees (Year 12)

To all girls who competed in the NSWCIS Swimming and Diving Championships this week. Congratulations girls on the outstanding results listed below. It has been a long road preparing for this carnival and these wonderful results are a testament to your hard work. Well done.

  •  Abbey Williamson (Year 7)
     5th in the U12 50m Breaststroke
  •  Tatiana Chapman (Year 9)
    2nd in the Springboard Diving category
    3rd in the Platform Diving category
  • Emma Rhall (Year 10)
    2nd in the U16 50m Butterfly
    4th in the U16 50m Backstroke
    2nd in the Intermediate 200m Breaststroke
    3rd in the Intermediate 200m IM
  • Siobhan O’Malley (Year 12)
    3rd in the Senior 200m Freestyle
    3rd in the Senior 50m Backstroke
    2nd in the Senior 50m Butterfly
    4th in the Senior 200m IM

To Charlotte Moffat (Year 8) for being selected to represent NSW at the upcoming 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships. Congratulations Charlotte on an outstanding achievement. We wish you all the best as you prepare to compete at the Nationals in May.

To Lily Tancred (Year 10) on recently winning gold at the National Surf Life Saving Competition.



To all teams competing in Hills Netball, IGSSA Basketball and IGSSA Football matches this weekend.

To teams competing in IPSHA Hockey matches this weekend.



Supporter t-shirts and soft shell jackets are now available for purchase from the uniform shop. Sport at Loreto Normanhurst would like to encourage all supporters, parents or otherwise, to continue building the wonderful sporting spirit we have at Loreto by purchasing a supporter specific t-shirt or jacket to wear at sporting events and carnivals.



Each sporting team is allocated a coach by the school and has a nominated student captain to assist the coach where possible. However, there are occasions where another set of hands or an adult point of contact is required within a team. With this in mind, the Sport Department extends an invitation to our parent body to consider being a volunteer for your daughter’s team and be appointed as the Parent Manager. For more information, please contact the Head of Sport, Ms Jasmine Palmer.



A power point presentation of the uniform can be found on the Student Sport Portal which students can access.

Girls selected in Senior Firsts and Junior First teams will have a different uniform (top or dress) that they hire from the Uniform Shop.

To see the full range please see the power-point slideshow in the Sports Portal.


Date & Time



 27-28 April  NSWCIS Swimming and Diving  Homebush



What’s Due

Due Date

Term 2 Secondary Activity Online Nominations Friday 29 April
Bronze Duke of Ed Online Medical Forms Friday 6 May
Bronze Duke of Ed Practice Journey Permission Note Friday 13 May




Week 1, Saturday 30 April

Team & Game Time 

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON 05 8:00 AM 7.45am-9.10am  Clarke, Coffey, Condon, Doyle
LON 06 9:00 AM 8.45am-10.10am  Austin-Cray, Costi, Del Carmen, Hickey
LON 10 10:00 AM 9.45am-11.10am  Bissett, Carey, Hadwen, Lumley 
LON 12 11:00 AM 10.45am-12.10pm  Donlevy, Feurtado, Gessner, James 


Week 2, Saturday 7 May

Team & Game Time 

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON 03 8:00 AM  7.45am-9.10am Austin, Chan, Scott, Wright 
LON 04 9:00 AM  8.45am-10.10am Boshell, Cooper, Jacobs, McManus 
LON 07 10:00 AM  9.45am-11.10am  Ardron, Buckley, Couter, Lewis 
LON 09 11:00 AM  10.45am-12.10pm  Licquorice, Pringle, Buckley, Bell 


Duties involve cooking BBQ or serving. If you are unable to fulfil your duty you must arrange a replacement (contact other day girls’ families in your team from the team contact list).



Nominations for Term 2 Activities close online today. Girls who have not nominated before the deadline will need see the Sports staff for a nomination form.


Term 2 Activities

Activities available in Term 2 are:


• Dance – Hip-Hop/Contemporary Tuesday 3:15pm-4:30pm Gym Stage
• Taekwondo Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Mary Ward Centre
• Gymnastics – Artistic Wednesday 3:15pm-4:15pm Gym
• Cross Country/Long Distance Monday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance/Sprints Thursday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Jumps/Sprints Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Jumps Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Loreto Touch Football Wednesday 6:45am-8:00am Oval


• Boxing Class Tuesday 6:45am-8:00am Gym
• Pilates Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm (Years 7-9) Mary Ward Centre
• Pilates Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm (Years 10-12) Mary Ward Centre
• Taekwondo Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Mary Ward Centre
• Loreto Touch Football Wednesday 6:45am-8:00am Oval
• Cheerleading Saturday 12:00-3:00pm Gym
• Dance Ensemble Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym Stage
• Gymnastics – Artistic Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Gym
• Cross Country/Long Distance Monday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance/Sprints Thursday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Jumps/Sprints Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Jumps Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Olympic Lifting Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym


Sport Contacts Term 2 2016





IPSHA Hockey

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

Hills Netball

Ms. Jasmine Palmer






IGSSA Football

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

IGSSA Basketball 

Mr. James Barr 

Hills Netball

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

Head of Sport 

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

All details of the Sport and the Sport Specific Booklets (draw, lists, contacts, training details, uniform requirements), are posted on the Student Sports Portal and on the Sports Noticeboard.

For IGSSA competitions the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details are also available from the IGSSA website here.



Nomination forms for Private Tennis Lessons in 2016 can be found on the Sport Portal (Tennis Page). The Lessons are co-ordinated by Absolute Tennis with 2 very experienced coaches.\

Coaches Profiles

Head Coach: Stephen Thompson

  • Former NSW State Selector
  • Former Top 400 World Ranked Singles
  • Former Top 300 World Ranked Doubles
  • Former Top 30 Ranked Australian Men
  • Played and Coached German Club Tennis 1987-1995
  • 2001 State Squad Coach
  • Has coached students to International and National Titles
  • Selected as a Talent Development Coach by Tennis Australia

Coach: Scott Noble

  • Former NSW ranked Junior
  • Head Coach Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Inter-district Representative
  • Head Coach Junior development Absolute Tennis
  • 7 years experience at NSW Country Development Camps
  • Graduate Diploma – Bachelor of Health Science – Majored in PD/H/PE 1997-2000
  • Graduate – Master of Teaching (Secondary) 2000 -2002
  • Lessons and Cost

Lessons options and cost are listed below. All lessons are billed per semester (two terms). The Semester consists of 15 lessons.

  • TE3 ¾ hour Semi Private (2 Students) $400
  • TE4 ½ hour Semi Private (2 Student) $300
  • TE5 ¾ hour Private (1 Student) $645
  • TE6 ½ hour Private (1 Student) $500

Contact Mr Thompson him on 0414 708 701 for more information.



Any girl who has completed the Bronze or Silver Award and would like to continue on to the next level Award should contact the Sports Office for joining forms and details.

All girls undertaking any Adventurous Journey must complete/update their medical forms online via the Southbound Adventures website. Instructions to do this are available from the Sports Portal (Duke of Ed tab).

Important Link: Southbound Adventures.

All information regarding the Duke of Ed program is on the Student Sport Portal on the Duke of Edinburgh page.

Girls should only direct questions regarding Duke of Ed to the Sports Office after they have made their own attempt to find answers using the Duke of Ed web site. This program encourages girls to make their own enquiries and use their own initiative.

Address queries to



Repetitive information has been removed and will be put on the Sport Portal.
If you have news that you would like to see included in the Sports Newsletter please email


Ms Jasmine Palmer

Head of Sport