Secondary Swimming Carnival

On Tuesday, it was a Normo invasion at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre as our swimmers streamed in and lit up the pool at the Secondary School Swimming Carnival. It was fantastic to see constant colour in the stands as well as both the 25m and 50m pools full of participants the whole day.

There were nine records broken on the day, with the Kendall 6 x 50m Relay Team taking a full seven seconds off the previous best time. Abby Hartshorne, Cordelia Stephen and Sarah Henry also broke records, with Abby setting her 16 Years 50m Freestyle record whilst also winning the Queen of the Pool 50m Freestyle Invitational.

All the results are now under lock and key in the Sport Department before the major presentation next week, where Age Champions, Division Champions, Spirit Cup Winners and the all-important Overall Points Champions will be announced.

Primary Swimming Carnival

With a short breather on Wednesday, we were back at it again with the Primary Swimming Carnival in the school pool on Thursday. Whilst the Primary School only has about 1/10th the numbers of the Secondary School, they certainly match them decibel for decibel in the cheering stakes!

There were again some fantastic efforts in the pool, with Zara Miller taking home the Queen of the Pool 50m Freestyle Invitational. At the time of going to print, the results were with the KPMG auditors and all will be revealed at the presentation next week.



Track never sleeps and there were some great results from the NSW Relay Championships at SOPAC last Saturday. Georgia Arcus took home gold in the U/20’s 4 x 1500m Relay, Elli Barron and Charlotte Ryan picked up a bronze in the U/20’s 4 x 800m Relay and then Elli backed up with Zara Warland and Arabella Price to finish a strong 4th in the U/20’s 4 x 1500m Relay. Well done to all those girls!

Final round of Sport for 2019

Saturday marks your first opportunity to get stuck into your Advent Calendars and your last opportunity to see some great sport at Loreto for 2019.

Our IGSSA Touch Football, IGSSA Water Polo, IPSHA Basketball, IPSHA Tennis and Hornsby Tennis seasons all wrap up this weekend, so a huge thanks to everyone who has been involved in sport throughout the year, from the coaching staff, parents, officials, conveners and most importantly – the girls!



An important note regarding correct sport uniform for Saturday competition sport:

Students who are not dressed in the correct uniform for competition will not be allowed to play. In the case that a Loreto Sport Staff member is not present, your team coach will have the authority to remove a student from play and/or not allow a student to start play. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. It is our expectation that you will be appropriately dressed and in uniform while representing Loreto Normanhurst. Please see your sport specific booklets for full details on what uniform is required for your sport.


LORETO SPORTS GIRL: Cordelia Stephen



Current sport/activity:  Swimming, water polo, dance.

Favourite school sport/activity:  Swimming.

Highest level of sporting achievement:  Winning a gold medal at the NSW State Age swimming championships in the 4 x 50m Freestyle relay and winning Bronze at the All schools swimming Championships in the 6 x 50m Freestyle relay.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you:  Representing Loreto in swimming at IGSSA, CIS and All Schools, and having the opportunity to compete in an IGSSA water polo team this term.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator:  Watching Emily Seebohm, the Campbell sisters and Emma McKeon compete live at the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Best subject at school:  PDHPE.

Any superstitions before playing sport:  I always say to myself that “every champion was once a contender that never gave up.”

Best tune to listen to before competing:  Which ever song I’ve been listening to recently.



Week 7 – Saturday, 1st December 2018











Gillis, Conlon, Basha





Mackay, Lorimer, Henville, Cohen





O’Malley, Merhi, Iuliano, Hudson





Collins, Carolan, Bryant, Allen


Duties involve cooking on the 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).


We love seeing photos of our girls enjoying sport but, unfortunately, we can’t be everywhere at once. If you’re out and about over the weekend at your daughter’s fixtures, please send through any snaps you get to the Sport Department.

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow us at @loretonhsport – tweet us and use the hashtag #LetsGoLoreto and we’ll retweet as many as we can!

If you’re on Facebook, our page is at




  • IPSHA Sport Coordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
  •  Midweek Activities Coordinator – Mrs Emily Wood


  • IGSSA Waterpolo Coordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
  •  IGSSA Touch Football – Mr Tim Higgins
  •  IGSSA Rowing Coordinator – Miss Jess Levy
  •  Hornsby Tennis Coordinator – Mr Dave Brock
  •  Midweek Activities Coordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
  •  Cheerleading – Mrs Emily Wood
  •  Duke of Edinbugh – Mr Dave Brock

For IGSSA competitions, the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details see the IGSSA website here.


Thanks to our Principal

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank Ms Watkins on behalf of the Sport Department for her commitment and passion to sport and physical activity. Under her leadership, there has been tremendous growth in Sport at Loreto Normanhurst, with the breadth and depth of our sporting offerings ever-expanding.  Ms Watkins – you know there is always a coach’s polo with your name on it if you ever want to come back and pick up the clipboard and whistle, but in the extremely likely scenario that isn’t your first choice for your next challenge, I will put a slightly sporting twist on the “go well” message and say “Go you good thing!”


Mr Matt Mulroney
Acting Head of Sport