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.

Tildesley Tennis

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!

Rowing Nationals

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!

IPSHA Netball

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.

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:  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.



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Events Calendar

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

Families Rostered

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