Awesome news from afar – Juliet Lahood (Year 11) competed in the Dutch Open for Taekwondo in the Junior Female 44kg and Under Division and beat all who stood in her way to take out gold! It is a fantastic achievement for Juliet, given the strength of the competition. We’re all very proud of her and wish her all the best as she travels to Belgium to compete in the Belgian Open this weekend – good luck Juliet!


IGSSA Representative Hockey

Following on from last week’s item, a further congratulations to Sigourney Berkery (Year 10) who was selected in the IGSSA U/16’s Representative Hockey Squad to compete at the CIS Championships later this term – great job Sigourney!


Head of the River

This weekend, the cream of the Schoolgirl Rowing crop will be duking it out for gold at the 29th NSW Schoolgirl Head of the River, out at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. It’s shaping up as a fantastic weekend of racing, and the entire rowing squad has worked so hard all season in preparation for this race. Best of luck to everyone involved this weekend – go Normo! We’ll do a full update in next week’s newsletter.


IGSSA  Swim & Dive Championships

An early good luck to the Loreto Normanhurst Swim & Dive squad who will be competing next Friday at the IGSSA Swim & Dive Championships at SOPAC. We’ll have a full run down on the event in future newsletters. Claudia Stratton (Year 9) will be competing at the Championships for the first time in the 50m Multiclass Freestyle event, and she is our Sportsgirl of the Week!


Duke of Edinburgh

All students who have nominated to undertake the Bronze Award this year have now received a ‘how to’ guide to complete their online registration. As a reminder, students must complete their online registration prior to the training day this Sunday 17th March.


Loreto Sports Girl:  Claudia Stratton

Current sport/activity: Tennis, Athletics Training, Swimming Training.

Favourite school sport/activity: At the moment it is running, but I like all physical activity.

Moment I was most proud of: Winning a doubles match in tennis. I am also looking forward to representing the school at the IGSSA Swimming and Athletics Carnivals.

Best thing about Loreto Sport for you: Having fun.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the Coonamble Rugby team play.

Best subject at school: Agriculture.

Special routine before sport: I like to stretch.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Umbrella by Rihanna.


Wet Weather Information

With a few clouds around, a reminder for how to access information regarding ground closures due to wet weather for weekend sport. Please make sure you check the relevant website prior to leaving home to ensure your venue is open for play.

IGSSA Sports

IPSHA Sports

Who to see about what

As a handy reference guide, the table below outlines the staff members who are 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 Hockey 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.



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!

If you’re on Facebook, our page is at


Events Calendar

Date & Time



16 March Schoolgirl Head of the River Regatta SIRC, Penrith
16 March 6pm End of Season Rowing Dinner School Gym
17 March Bronze Duke of Ed Training Day DRC
22 March IGSSA Swim & Dive Carnival SOPAC
22 March Primary School Cross Country School Oval


Saturday Sports BBQ Roster

Week 6 Saturday 16 March

Team  & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON01 -8:00am 7:45am – 9:20am Henderson, Fanning, Maccioni
LON08 – 9:15am 9:10am – 10:20am Henrickx, Low, Murphy, Sposari
LON12 – 10:30am 10:10am – 11:30am Hyde, Lagudi, Matek, Orth


Week 7 Saturday 23 March

Team  & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON02 – 8:00am 7:45am – 9:20am Coetzee, Foubister, Oong
LON06 – 9:15am 9:10am – 10:20am Adlam, Bronk, Cicchini, Hudson
LON09 – 10:30am 10:10am – 11:30am Carroll, Cave, Hackett, Harmey


Duties involve cooking on the BBQ or serving. If you are unable to fulfill 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