Head of the River

It was a day of racing that started with gold, finished with a sensational team performance, and was punctuated throughout the day with amazing efforts from the rowers representing Loreto Normanhurst. The NSW Schoolgirls Head of the River was held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Saturday. Maddison Hinds (Year 8) kickstarted the event by winning gold in the 500m para single scull. The weather just added to the challenges, but they were challenges that the Normo crews stared down and broke through, with the Year 10 5th quad picking up a bronze, followed by the 4th quad grabbing a silver.

The senior quad and eight were given a farewell from the pontoon in traditional Loreto Normanhurst fashion, with colour and noise aplenty, followed by the traditional presentation of oars by rowing alumni. It was with this passion that the senior crews rowed, with the Senior IV picking up a fighting 7th, but the biggest cheer was saved for last as the Senior VIII put in the race of the season to take out 3rd behind Queenwood and Pymble. It was a magnificent way to cap off the season and congratulations to the entire rowing cohort for a tremendous season. Thank you also to the extended rowing community for all your contributions across the season – Rowing Coordinator, Ms Jess Levy and the entire coaching staff, Mr Paul Barr and Mr Leigh Cooksey who co-chaired the parent support group, and to all the parents and supporters of Loreto Normanhurst Rowing.

IGSSA  Swim & Dive Championships

Fantastic news from SOPAC today as our representative Swim & Dive Team took on the best IGSSA have to offer at the annual Swim & Dive Championships and finished 4th! Led ably by Swim Captain Sarah Henry (Year 12) this is one of the best results the school has ever achieved at IGSSA Swim & Dive. The girls all swam with such heart and left everything in the pool and a massive thank you goes to ex -student Jacqueline Feurtado, Class of ’18, who  guided our squad through the day on behalf of Head Coach Bobby Hurley. Congratulations to everyone.

Primary School Cross Country

The Primary School  Cross Country was held this morning on the school grounds with a fantastic and colourful turnout from the  our Year 5 and year 6 girls. We will publish full results and  the IPSHA Cross Country squad list in the next newsletter.


Next week, it’s tennis’ turn as our Tildesley squad take to Pennant Hills Park to compete for the 101st Tildesley Tennis Shield. It is a tournament with such a rich history, and we’re crossing our fingers to see if one of the LN squad members can conquer all challengers. Best of luck girls!


Last week we told you about Juliet Lahood (Year 11) who took out gold at the Dutch Open in taekwondo. Over the weekend, she was able to follow that up with another fantastic result at the Belgian Open, and after losing a tough semi-final to the eventual winner, she was able to bounce back to earn a bronze to accompany the gold from last week. Well done Juliet – can’t wait to see your new additions to the cabinet when you get back to school!


Some fantastic results from what was a very wet NSW Little Athletics Championships over the weekend. Georgia Arcus (Year 10) ran fantastically on a heavy track to finish 2nd in the U/15’s 3000m, with Arabella Price (Year 9) finishing just behind her to take home the bronze. Sophie Kavanagh (Year 9) was able to keep the spring in her step, clearing 1.59m and finishing 3rd in the U/15’s High Jump. Great signs for our Athletics squad with the school athletics season just around the corner.


Good luck to four of our primary students who will be aiming to impress at the IPSHA basketball trials.  Emily Paterson (Year 6), Sofia Palermo (Year 6), Patricia Boland (Year 5) and Cartier Tsagaris (Year 5), we’re behind you all the way!


Best of luck to Sigourney Berkery (Year 10) who will be representing IGSSA at the CIS U/16’s Hockey Championships this Tuesday – go well, Siggy!

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.


Loreto Sports Girl:  Maddison Hinds

Current sport/activity: Rowing and Swimming

Favourite school sport/activity: I can’t choose, I love being in a team for rowing and also really like swimming training at 5.30am.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Open National Swimming.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Winning Head of the River for Loreto.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching Loreto row at Head of the River – it inspires me to work towards being part of the 1st VIII.

Best subject at school: PDHPE. 

Any superstitions before playing sport: No but I think about the saying “Row it like you stole it”.

Best tune to listen to before competing: I like the Cup Song or Rocky anthem.


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

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Events Calendar

Date & Time



22 March IGSSA Swim & Dive Carnival SOPAC
22 March Primary School Cross Country School Oval


Saturday Sports BBQ Roster

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