It’s been a fantastic week for our athletes on the track with both the IPSHA and IGSSA Athletics Carnivals taking place this week.

On Monday, our Primary girls took to SOPAC to strut their stuff and there were some sensational performances across the board. We had a number of girls record top 10 finishes, with Sofia Storgato (Year 6) finishing 4th overall in the 12 years 100m and 200m events, Amelia Shepherd (Year 5) 8th overall in the 11 years High Jump, Emily Paterson (Year 6) recording a 7th and 8th in the shot put and discus respectively, and Tayla Moore (Year 5) taking out 1st place in both the 11 years shot put and discus! Special further mention to Tayla and Sofia who have both been selected into the IPSHA Representative Team to compete at the CIS Carnival later this term.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Secondary Athletics Team did incredibly well in tough conditions at SOPAC, not only battling the weather but taking on the best athletes the other IGSSA schools had to offer. After gaining promotion to Division 1 last year, it was going to be a tough ask to match our 2018 result of 6th overall, but the entire squad channelled the mentality of ‘every place in every race’ being important and not only were able to maintain an amazing 6th place finish, but they did so by scoring 237 points, an incredible 55 more than our 2018 tally! Massive thanks to all the girls involved and I’ll have a full list of those results and girls selected into the IGSSA Athletics Team in next week’s newsletter.


An awesome week of performances from our Snowsports team at the SSA Northern States Interschools Snowsports Championships in Perisher last week. Aoife Berry (Year 6) kicked us off in style with a couple of great performances in the Div 4 Snowboard disciplines. Our XC Relay team of Dominique Rossell (Year 12), Emmaline Fountain (Year 12) and Laura Woods (Year 10) gave the skinny skis a red hot crack with occasionally hilarious results. On Friday, our Div 1 teams in the Snowboard GS and Snowboard X put on a show, with Dominique Rossell finishing 12th overall in the GS, with the team of Dominique, Eliza Rossell (Year 9) and Isabella Price (Year 11) romping home in 8th overall. Then Dominique and Eliza teamed up with Millicent Price (Year 12) in the SBX to finish 6th overall and Eliza getting 18th individually. Laura Woods was back on the quicker skis on Sunday to finish off the week with a great performance in the Div 1 Alpine event. A huge effort by all the girls and a big thanks to the parents who got the girls on the mountain each day.

If you’ve seen the updates here or on our social media and think that snowsports is something you’d like to get involved in, next year’s dates and locations are already confirmed to allow all our snowsports families to starting looking at accommodation and planning their ski trips to coincide with those competition weeks.

– Regionals will be in Thredbo from 7th-11th of July 2020
– State will also be in Thredbo from 25th-30th of August 2020

If you have any questions about getting involved in Snowsports, please get in touch with the Sport Department.

Cross Country

Well done to Charlotte Ryan (Year 12) who represented NSW at the SSA National Cross Country Championships last weekend. Charlotte ran a fantastic race as an individual, finishing 24th overall and 3rd as part of the NSW Team, earning a bronze medal. She backed that up with another great run in the relay event, with the NSW team finishing 2nd and Charlotte adding a silver to her bronze. Way to go, Charlotte!

Hills Netball

The HDNA season enters finals mode this weekend, with 15 Loreto Normanhurst teams in action in the finals series of their grades which is a fantastic achievement! Good luck to all the teams playing to take the next step towards the grand finals!

Duke of Ed

Good luck to all the girls completing their Duke of Ed Bronze Qualifying Journey this weekend – they’ll be canoeing and camping out on the Hawkesbury River so fingers crossed for some nice weather and good campfire stories!


On Friday our Dance Troupe are off to compete in the Independent Dance Festival – this is their first concert of the year and we wish them all the best for the competition!

Wet Weather Information

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

Mrs Emily Wood

Snowsports IGSSA Softball IPSHA Sports & Carnivals
Swimming Pathway Cross Country Pathway LN Activities Program
Equestrian Hills  Netball Gymnastics
  Rugby 7’s Cheerleading
  IGSSA Touch Football IGSSA Football
  Hayden Fitness Centre  

Mr Stephen Charters

Mr David Brock

Mr Ian Edmunds

Mrs laura Bryan

LN Invitational Badminton IGSSA Tennis Rowing The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program
IGSSA Hockey Triathlon    
Mollie Dive Hockey IGSSA Basketball    
IGSSA Water Polo IGSSA Netball     
Athletics Pathway Hornsby Tennis    
  Tildesley Tennis    
  Secondary School Carnivals    

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: Sophie Fanning

Current sport/activity: Hockey, indoor hockey, cricket, touch football, softball.

Favourite school sport/activity: Hockey.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Winning hockey state champs.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Winning IGSSA junior first comp.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the sixers.

Best subject at school: History.

Any superstitions before playing sport: No.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Pump It, by 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

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

There will be a Sports BBQ running this weekend!

2019 Sport Contacts Term 3




IPSHA Sports Mrs Emily Wood
Midweek Activities Mrs Emily Wood




IGSSA Hockey  Mr Stephen Charters
IGSSA Netball Mr David Brock
Hills Netball Mrs Kristie Greville
Rugby 7’s Mrs Kristie Greville
Midweek Activities Mrs Emily Wood
Cheerleading Mrs Emily Wood
Rowing Mr Ian Edmunds
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