Secondary Swimming Carnival

It was an awesome day of racing, colour and noise at the Secondary School Swimming Carnival at SOPAC on Wednesday! There were some amazing efforts across both the 50m Championship events and the 25m House events, including a number of school records being broken. 

The highlights of the day were the sports leaders taking on Head Swim Coach Bobby Hurley in a pool noodle race, the always competitive House Relays, the staff vs students 5 x 40m relay (congrats to the students!) and our premier event – the 50m Freestyle Invitational. This is always such a well contested event, featuring the 10 fastest swimmers in the school over 50m.

Thank you to all the girls who got in and had a crack, and thank you to the parents who assisted with timekeeping and other duties.

The results and point score numbers have been sent off to PriceWaterhouseCoopers for scrutinising before the big announcement of the age champions, Spirit Cup winners and the all-important point score winners!

Primary Swimming Carnival

Here are the all-important results from the Primary Swimming Carnival last week!

Congratulations to Chloe Winterton (Year 5), Charlotte Horbach (Year 5) and Zara Miller (Year 6) who took out the 10’s, 11’s and 12’s age champions respectively and a big congrats to Zara who also won the 50m Freestyle Invitational. There was no shortage of colour and noise from Benedicta as they were awarded the Spirit Cup and well done to Dorothea who took out the major prize as Overall Point Score winners!

Congratulations to all involved!

The Year in Review

It’s been another phenomenal year for Sport at Loreto Normanhurst. Participation numbers were again at an all-time high, with a massive 3,548 nominations from students to participate across 46 sports and activities. Our carnival program was huge again, with almost 2,500 students competing across our Primary and Secondary Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming Carnivals. We had some great success at the top end of the program, with our Senior 1st Softball and Senior 1st Netball teams both winning their respective IGSSA competitions. There were 366 students active in our Duke of Edinburgh program, and some of our newer programs such as Rugby 7’s and our Dance Eisteddfod crew seeing great growth. The LN Swimming Club has been going from strength to strength and we took up residence at our new rowing facility in Tarban Creek. We’ve had a myriad of girls selected for representative programs through school, club and development pathways, with a group of proud LN girls becoming national champions this year.

So, what’s on the cards for Loreto Normanhurst Sport 2020? We look forward to kicking off our new Secondary AFL program in Term 1, and we will continue to strive to make each offering of the Sport Department an enjoyable, exciting and rewarding experience for the students of Loreto Normanhurst. We will continue to be driven by our Sport philosophy: “to inspire & challenge young women through movement & sport”.

A huge thanks to everyone who has been involved in sport this year – we simply would not be able to offer what we can without the awesome assistance of our parents, officials, coaching staff, and – most importantly – our players!

I’d also like to thank the Sport Department staff for their tireless work behind the scenes to ensure that your girls are provided with the opportunities they get.

Good luck to everyone playing their last round of IGSSA, IPSHA and District Sport for the year, as well as our rowers in the ISRA Regatta.

On behalf of the Sport Department, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and relaxing break and I look forward to seeing everyone back in 2020 for another fantastic year of Loreto Normanhurst Sport! Lets Go Loreto!

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 enquiries about sport at Loreto should be sent to


MRs Kristie Greville

Mrs Emily Wood

Snowsports IGSSA Softball IPSHA Sports & Carnivals
  Cross Country Pathway LN Activities Program
  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    
  Swimming Pathway    

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:  Ella Fraser

Current sport/activity: Water polo.

Favorite school sport/activity: Definitely water polo.

Highest level of sporting achievement: I went to state for 50m backstroke in Year 5.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: When I shot a goal from halfway in Year 7 water polo. Even though it wasn’t counted as one of the girls was offside, it was a very proud moment.

Favorite sporting moment as a spectator: When the Springboks won the world cup (I’m an avid Springboks follower)!

Best subject at school: Textiles.

Any superstitions before playing sport:  I do pray before a match and listen to music that gets me excited.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed or Soldier by Fleurie.


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

Week 7, Saturday 30 November


BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON02 & LON04 7:30am-8:45am Berkery, Le Tard, Larsen, Whittaker
LON10 8:30am-9:45am Leonardi, Sheridan, Ranft, Hadwen
LON19 9:30am-10:45am Durham, Cohen, Locke, Muir
LON24 10:30am-11:45am Carroll, Camilleri, Tassell


Duties involve cooking on the BBQ or serving. If you are unable to fulfil your duty you must arrange a replacement (contact other day girls’ families in your team from the team contact list).

2019 Sport Contacts Term 4




IPSHA Sports Mrs Emily Wood
Midweek Activities Mrs Emily Wood




IGSSA Water Polo  Mr Stephen Charters
Hornsby Tennis Mr David Brock
IGSSA Touch Football Mrs Kristie Greville
Hayden Fitness Centre Mrs Kristie Greville
Midweek Activities Mrs Emily Wood
Cheerleading Mrs Emily Wood
Rowing Mr Ian Edmunds
Duke of Edinburgh Award Mrs Laura Bryan
 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

Head of Sport