IGSSA Representative Softball Trials

We had five students in action at the IGSSA representative softball trials on Thursday, with Bailey Henderson (Year 11), Samantha North (Year 11), Nicola Lawson (Year 11), Peyton Henderson (Year 10), and Eliza King (Year 8) all trialling for a spot in the IGSSA team. There was plenty of great softball talent on show, and we congratulate Bailey, Samantha and Peyton on their selections into the representative team that will now move on to compete in the CIS Carnival later this year. You can read more about Samantha North in the Loreto Sports Girl feature article below.


IPSHA Representative Basketball Trials

From the diamond to the parquet, four of our IPSHA hoopers were looking for an opportunity to be selected in the IPSHA team on Thursday. Mia Khoudair (Year 5), Jemima Foster (Year 6), Stephanie Wilkins (Year 6) and Emily Paterson (Year 6) all put up a tremendous performance  – a big congratulations to Emily who was selected into the IPSHA squad – well done to all four girls involved!


CIS Cricket Trials

At the time of going to print, Olivia Fanning (Year 11) is currently trialling for a spot in the CIS Cricket team. We’ve got our fingers and toes crossed – check out next week’s newsletter for an update.


Touch Football

Earlier this month Mia Jones (Year 8) was selected in the Central Coast Dolphins Representative team and competed at the Peter Wilson Memorial Touch Football Weekend. As a result of her performance, Mia has been selected for the NSW Hunter Western Hornets Squad.

Last weekend Mia also played at the NSW State Cup Oz Tag championship at Coffs Harbour and her team won the title of State Champions!

This weekend coming Mia is competing in the NSW Junior Touch Football State Championships at Port Macquarie. Congratulations to Mia for these fantastic achievements and we wish her all the best in Port Macquarie.


Who to see about what

As a handy reference guide, the table below outlines the staff members who will be responsible for sports and activities throughout the year. All enquires about sport at Loreto should be sent to




Snowsports IGSSA Tennis Rowing
Swimming Pathway Tildesley Tennis Equestrian
  Triathlon Athletics Pathway
  IGSSA Basketball  
  Cross Country Pathway  
  IGSSA Netball  
  Hornsby Tennis  
  Hayden Fitness Centre  


Ms Emily Wood

Mr Stephen Charters

Mrs Chloe Congdon

Mrs laura Bryan

IPSHA Sports & Carnivals LN Invitational Badminton IGSSA Softball The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program
LN Activities Program IGSSA Hockey Hills  Netball  
Gymnastics Mollie Dive Rugby 7’s  
Cheerleading IGSSA Water Polo IGSSA Touch Football  
IGSSA Football      


Correct Sport Uniform

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: Samantha North

Current sport/activity: I currently am playing IGGSA softball with the senior firsts.

Favourite school sport/activity: My favourite sport is softball.

Highest level of sporting achievement: My highest level of achievement was playing open women’s state league for North Shore and coming second. I would also say gaining my Level 1 accreditation for umpiring and umpiring state tournaments is a big achievement for me.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: My best moment of Loreto sport was scoring the winning goal in water polo from my position in goals.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: I recently went out to the Summer Slam, where two of our ex-students Tahli Moore and Ellen Roberts were playing for Australia. While there I got to watch not only Tahli and Ellen but a mix of world class players from Italy, China, New Zealand and Australia – all of whom I idolise.

Best subject at school: Modern and Ancient History.

Any superstitions before playing sport: Although not overly superstitious it’s a common belief that you don’t walk onto the diamond until the game starts, so you often see coaches retrieving balls off the diamond or girls tip-toeing around the edges trying to retrieve lost balls without crossing onto the diamond.

Best tune to listen to before competing: A song that always gets me pumped up before a match or as a song to play during a warm up is Can’t Stop by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.



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

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!

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Events Calendar

Date & Time



18 Feb Lunchtime Bronze Duke of Ed Student Info Meeting Gym
20 Feb 5pm Bronze Duke of Ed Parent Info Evening Curran Theatre



Week 2 Saturday 16 February

Team  & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON03 – 8:00am 7:45am – 9:20am Feurtado, Hartshorne, Stewart
LON11 – 9:15am 9:10am – 10:20am Carrozzi, Dalton, Doss, Ho
LON10 – 10:30am 10:10am – 11:30am Akerboom, Rabeau, Reilly


Week 3 Saturday 23 February

Team  & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON01 – 8:00am 7:45am – 9:20am North, Tassell, Wills
LON07 – 9:15am 9:10am – 10:20am Cameron, Coulton, Edwards, Evans
LON13 – 10:30am 10:10am – 11:30am Eade, Gleeson, Harrison, Holmes


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).


2019 Sport Contacts Term 1




IPSHA Sports Ms Emily Wood
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Wood





IGSSA Tennis  Mr Dave Brock
IGSSA Softball Mrs Chloe Congdon
IGSSA Rowing Miss Jess Levy
Badminton Mr Steve Charters
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Wood
Cheerleading Ms Emily Wood
Duke of Edinburgh Award Mrs Laura Bryan
Acting Head of Sport Mr Matt Mulroney


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


Mr Matt Mulroney

 Acting Head of Sport