Term 1 Sport Finals

Well done to all our IGSSA Softball, IGSSA Tennis and LN Badminton teams that competed in grand finals last weekend.

For our softballers, wet weather slightly spoiled the party, with games washed out for LON03, LON07 & LON15 making them co-premiers.

LON05 and LON12 had played amazingly to get to the grand final and were unlucky not to finish the season with a win.

A sensational effort from LON01 and LON13 who took on Abbotsleigh and PLC Sydney in their respective finals and came out on top. It was a nervous morning for many families and in particular for the Hendersons, as their youngest daughter Kendal was pitching for the Year 7 1sts on one diamond whilst their eldest daughter Bailey was pitching for the Senior 1sts on the other diamond!

What a wonderful state Loreto Normanhurst Softball is in – winning the top grade in all 3 divisions!

Trading bats for racquets, there were some outstanding efforts in the LN Badminton competition as well, with LON06, LON08 and LON13 all taking home gold in their respective matches. LON11 toiled hard and ended up with a well-earned silver medal.

Tennis was also well represented in the IGSSA Grand Finals, with LON07 and LON16 winning their match ups, LON11 managing an unusual tie, finishing equal on rubbers and games in their fixture, and LON13, LON20 and LON23 working hard for their second placed ribbons.

A huge thank you to all involved in Term 1 IGSSA Sport – bring on basketball, football and Hills netball in Term 2!


Secondary School Cross Country

We were greeted with fantastic conditions on Tuesday morning for the Secondary School Cross Country Trials and the results didn’t disappoint! Georgia Arcus (Year 10) was first across the line, followed by Arabella Price (Year 9) and Neve Tierney (Year 7) in 3rd place. There are still opportunities for students to be considered for selection in the team – there is a make up trial that will be held on Tuesday morning, 30 April at 7:45am on the school oval. If you would like to run at this trial, please email Mrs Greville.


National Athletics Championships

What made some of the results at the School Cross Country Trials more impressive was the girls backing up from the National Athletics Championships the previous week. There were some terrific performances from a number of girls in their respective age groups:

Georgia Arcus

10th in the 3000m

15th in the 800m

Arabella Price

12th in the 2000 steeplechase

Grace Pellarini

14th in the 1500m

15th in the 800m

Julia Baxter

9th in the 100m hurdles

12th in the 400m hurdles

Zoe Warland

4th in the 100m hurdles

6th in the long jump


Australian Age Swimming Championships

Best of luck to Abby Hartshorne, Abby Feurtado, Felicity Smith and Samantha Cox who will be swimming at the Australian All Age Swimming Championships in Adelaide next week – swim well, girls!

Another fantastic achievement for new Loreto Normanhurst Swimming Head Coach Bobby Hurley – he coaches Will Yang who was crowned Australian Champion in the Men’s 50m Butterfly on Monday night at the Australian Swimming Championships. Well done Bobby!


State Softball

Well done to Eliza King (Year 8) and Peyton Henderson (Year 10) who last weekend competed at the NSW State Softball Championships playing for the U16 North Shore team, coached by ex-student Tahli Moore. They finished top of the ladder – a fantastic achievement!


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:  Bianca Gibbs

Current sport/activity: Badminton.

Favourite school sport/activity: Badminton.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Grand final winners in Badminton 2019.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Winning our grand final 3-2.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching Steven Bradbury win gold in speedskating.

Best subject at school: Science.

Any superstitions before playing sport: Staying calm and double checking with teammates if everything is okay.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Level Up – Ciara



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


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 2




IPSHA Sports Ms Emily Wood
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Wood





IGSSA Basketball  Mrs Kristie Greville
IGSSA Football Ms Emily Wood
Hills Netball Mrs Chloe Congdon
Equestrian Miss Jess Levy
Mollie Dive Hockey 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