IGSSA Swim & Dive Championships
History was made at the IGSSA Swim & Dive Championships on Friday as the Loreto Normanhurst squad finished 4th overall, achieving the highest position in our school’s history for this competition. Each girl swam with the squad goal in mind: “every place in every race” and it showed! Almost 80% of the swimmers and relay teams made finals and there were some amazing races across the board. Congratulations to Abby Hartshorne (Year 11), Felicity Smith (Year 9), Maddison Hinds (Year 8), Claudia Stratton (Year 9) and members of the 6 x 50m All Age Relay team, who have all been selected in the IGSSA Squad to swim at the CIS Championships in May. A big thanks to Bobby Hurley for his coaching and preparation of the squad in the lead up to the event and to alumni Jackie Feurtado, who looked after the squad on the day of the Championships.
Well done to our Tildesley Tennis squad, who competed over Wednesday and Thursday this week at Pennant Hills Park Tennis Centre. Special mention to Faith Zalm (Year 11) in the singles, and Hannah Nicholson (Year 11) and Emma Davies (Year 11) in the doubles, who were able to progress to Round 3 of the tournament. A top effort by all the girls involved, and thanks go to Steve Thompson for coaching the squad and overseeing the efforts across the two days.
School Tennis Championships
We had Annabelle Gohl (Year 9) and Hannah Nicholson (Year 11) Vs Abbey Curtin (Year 10) and Eliza Vardy (Year 10) in the School Tennis Championships Doubles Final last Friday. In the singles final Hannah Nicholson played Annabelle Gohl. Well done to these girls for making the finals. Results were as follows:
- School Doubles Champions: Annabelle Gohl & Hannah Nicholson
- School Doubles Runners Up: Abbey Curtin & Eliza Vardy
- School Singles Champion: Annabelle Gohl
- School Singles Runner Up: Hannah Nicholson
IGSSA Semi Finals
This Saturday marks the transition to the business end of the Term 1 Sport season, with semifinals getting underway for IGSSA Softball, IGSSA Tennis and Loreto Normanhurst Invitational Badminton. Unfortunately, there is rain predicted across Sydney tomorrow so please check the IGSSA/IPSHA wet weather sites listed below before leaving home. Best of luck to all teams competing this weekend – let’s extend that season for one more week!
Our Senior Rowers are finishing off their season this week, competing at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta out at SIRC. Grace Gillies (Year 10) rowed her U/17’s single skull earlier this week and was unlucky not to progress from the repechage round. A composite crew in the U19’s coxless quad skull featuring Laura Gourley (Year 12) and Lucy Illek (Year 12) breezed through their head and will row in the final at 8:20am on Saturday morning. The Loreto Normanhurst Schoolgirl Coxed Quad, made up of Bridie Cooksey (Year 11), Harriet Perosin (Year 12), Laura Gourley (Year 12) and Lucy Illek (Year 12), and coxed by Elizabeth Bolster (Year 10) also rowed a very controlled heat on Thursday afternoon which sees them progress straight to the semi-final, which will take place from 11:55am on Saturday, followed by the finals on Sunday morning. The entire event is being livestreamed and you can find the link on the Rowing Australia website here. Good luck, girls!
Congratulations to Emily Paterson (Year 6) who has been selected for the IPSHA Netball team. She’ll go on to compete at the CIS Championships later this year – good luck Emily!
Congratulations to Sigourney Berkery (Year 10) who represented IGSSA at the CIS U/16’s Hockey Championships on Tuesday and has been selected into the NSWCIS U/16’S Hockey team. Best of luck, Sigourney!
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.
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 email@example.com
MR MATT MULRONEY
MR DAVID BROCK
MS JESSICA LEVY
|Swimming Pathway||Tildesley Tennis||Equestrian|
|Cross Country Pathway|
|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|
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: Anna Mossie
Current sport/activity: Tennis.
Favourite school sport/activity: IGGSA Tennis and Tildesley Tennis.
Highest level of sporting achievement: Getting to second round in the Tildesley Tennis Shield
Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: My team and I winning our final game of IGGSA Tennis last weekend.
Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching Loreto girls in the third round of doubles in the Tildesley Shield and experiencing the atmosphere of our whole team plus all the teachers and couches cheering them on, this really brought all of us together showing support for our fellow team members.
Best subject at school: PDHPE or Drama.
Any superstitions before playing sport: I bounce the ball 5 times before I serve.
Best tune to listen to before competing: Pump it – The Black Eyed Peas.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.facebook.com/LoretoNHSport
Date & Time
|30 March||IGSSA Softball & Tennis Semi Finals||Various|
|30 March||Invitational Badminton Semi Finals||Various|
Saturday Sports BBQ Roster
Week 9 Saturday 30 March
BBQ Duty Time
|LON15||7:45am – 9:20am||White, Windsor, Pinwiset, Granger|
|LON13 / LON07||9:10am – 10:20am||Smith, MacLean, Maley, Clancy|
|LON15||10:10am – 11:30am||Gibbons, Heath, Ingham, Souma|
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