Term 1 Sport Finals

Best of luck to all the softball players, tennis players and badminton players who are competing in their grand finals this weekend! It’s been a wonderful first term of sport and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the coaching staff, officials, conveners, staff, parents and most importantly – the players!

Rowing Nationals

What an amazing way to cap off the rowing season! There were six students representing Loreto Normanhurst in action at Nationals, with Grace Gillies (Year 10), Laura Gourley (Year 12), Lucy Illek (Year 12), Bridie Cooksey (Year 11), Harriet Perosin (Year 12) and Elizabeth Bolster (Year 10) all combining for some fantastic achievements.

Lucy and Laura were part of a coxless quad that finished 3rd, whilst Grace was unlucky not to progress beyond the repechage of the single scull. Laura, Lucy, Bridie and Harriette rowed incredibly under the direction of Elizabeth to finish 6th in Australia in the Schoolgirl Coxed Quad Scull, which was a fantastic achievement. Well done as well to Hannah Cowap (Year 12), Niamh Graham (Year 12) and also to ex-students Lauren Graham, Lara Wainwright, Adelaide Scott, Grace Reid, Rose Beasley, Olivia Bartram, Anna O’Hanlon and Rosalind Daly who were all in action throughout the week.

Athletics Nationals

Throughout this week, we have a number of students involved in the Australian Athletics Championships. Best of luck to Grace Pellarini (Year 8), Georgia Arcus (Year 10), Arabella Price (Year 9), Zoe Warland (Year 12) and Julia Baxter (Year 11) who are competing throughout the week. We’ll bring you a full wrap of their results in next week’s newsletter.

CIS Football

Well done to Olivia Kent (Year 6) who trialled for the CIS Primary Football Team this week. Unfortunately, she was not selected in the final team but trialled fantastically well and was unlucky to miss out. Great job, Olivia!

Sport staffing

With Mr David Brock taking on the project of LN Swimming, Mrs Kristie Greville will be taking over his programs in a temporary capacity. You may remember Mrs Greville from her work in the Sport Department with Water Polo last year, or with her work this year with the Hayden Fitness Centre. Please see the “Who To See About What” table below for the programs to contact Mrs Greville about.

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


MRs Kristie Greville


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:  Kendal Henderson


Current sport/activity: Softball, Hockey, Touch Football.

Favourite school sport/activity: Softball and Hockey.

Highest level of sporting achievement:

• U13 Rep 2018: Hockey
• PSSA New South Wales 2018: Softball

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Playing up for Senior Firsts Softball in the same team as my two sisters and making the finals for Year 7 Firsts (hoping to win this weekend).

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching Australia v Japan Softball.

Best subject at school: My favourite subject at school is probably technology because we have recently started to make wind chimes.

Any superstitions before playing sport: My team and I try to avoid going onto the diamond before a game as we think it brings bad luck.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Any fast-paced music always gets me pumped up and excited to play.




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



6 April IGSSA Softball & Tennis Finals Various
6 April Invitational Badminton Finals Various


Saturday Sports BBQ Roster

Due to late venue change, there will not be a sport BBQ at Loreto Normanhurst this weekend.


2019 Sport Contacts Term 1




IPSHA Sports Ms Emily Wood
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Wood





IGSSA Tennis  Mrs Kristie Greville
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
Loreto Normanhurst Swimming Mr David Brock
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