Last Wednesday evening, the extended IGSSA Swim Squad team took part in an Invitational preparation event at Pymble under the watchful gaze of Head Coach Bobby Hurley. It was a great opportunity for the squad to get in competitive practice and eye up their competition for next week’s IGSSA Swim & Dive Carnival. There were some awesome results, with the 4 x 50m Senior Freestyle relay team crushing it to finish first, and Imogen Kearins (Year 11) taking over a second off her 50m Backstroke PB. All up, it was a fantastic tune up for next week’s carnival and we wish our entire squad the best of luck for that event! I’ll have all the results in next fortnight’s newsletter.

Before the Secondary girls hit the water, our Primary girls will be the stars as they take on the best of the rest in at the IPSHA carnival. They’ve all been working hard to get race ready in the pool with Coach Bobby and we’ve got our fingers and toes crossed for some top results! Good luck, girls!

Further swimming news:  Good job by Abby Hartshorne (Year 12), who competed at the Victorian Open Swimming Championships recently. Swimming against competitors from across Australian in the Open age group, Abby made 4 B Finals as well as an amazing effort to finish 8th in the A Final of the 200m Butterfly. Way to go, Abby!


On the back of some great performances at the NSW Championships, the program was in action on Sunday at the IGSSA Regatta out at SIRC. It was a fantastic day for rowing, matched by some fantastic results from our crews! The VIII rowed a gritty race that will give them confidence going into the last phase of the season, and there were podium finishes for all four of our Year 10 quads, going back-to-back-to-back-to-back bronzes! A big congrats too to Lily Gavan (Year 11) who powered home in the Schoolgirl Single to pick up a well-deserved gold medal! Congratulations to all our rowers and we now have all eyes on the Head of the River in April.


SIRC doesn’t just host our rowers, it also hosts our triathletes. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, our best swim/bike/runners were on show at the NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships. Each team qualified through the NSWCIS Pathway late last year and there were some incredible results. On Wednesday in the Individual races, the highlights included Neve Tierney (Year 8) finishing 27th overall in Juniors, Elli Barron (Year 9) coming home in 34th overall in the Intermediate and Lily Gavan (Year 11) rounding out a sensation finishing 15th overall in the Senior Division.

On Thursday for the Teams events, the Junior team of Isabella Lynch (Year 8), Neve Tierney (Year 8) and Charli Davis (Year 8) put together a fast performance, finishing 27th overall. The Intermediate teams also had strong showings, with Lily King (Year 10), Sophie Kavanagh (Year 10) and Elli Barron (Year 9) combining for 14th overall, closely followed by Zara Warland (Year 10), Arabella Price (Year 10) and Georgia Arcus (Year 11) in 19th and Cordelia Stephen (Year 9), Harriet Johnson (Year 9)and Claudia Wilson (Year 9) in 23rd. In the Seniors, Grace Napoli (Year 12), Sophia Dickinson (Year 12) and Madeline Playford (Year 12) were the quickest home, finishing 32nd overall.

A big congrats to all our competitors across both days!


Mia Khoudair (Year 6) and Zoe Kha (Year 6) took to the court last Monday to trial for selection into the IPSHA Representative Basketball team. Both girls put on their best show, with Mia being selected into the IPSHA team to attend the NSWCIS trials! Well done to both girls!

Open Day

On Saturday 7th March, the School will be hosting the annual Open Day. Please make sure you pop past the Gymnasium to get involved with our interactive displays and see some of our programs demo what they’ve been working on. Between 12pm and 2pm, we’ll have demonstrations from our Dance, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Boxing and Pilates groups, and throughout the day we’ll have stations set up for you to try your hand at a range of things the Sport Department has to offer. Come on down and say hi!


Well done to Bailey Henderson (Year 12) and Samantha North (Year 12) who were part of the North Shore team who were victorious at the 23&U State Softball Championships last weekend – great job, girls!


We had a number of girls in action at the NSW Junior Athletics Championships over the weekend, and there were some tremendous results. Highlights include Sophie Kavanagh (Year 10) taking gold in the U/17’s long jump and bronze in the U/17’s high jump, both of which were also National Qualifying distances. Claudia Wilson (Year 9) finished 1st in the U/15’s 2000m Steeplechase, with Arabella Price (Year 10) and Georgia Arcus (Year 11) finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively in the U/17’s 2000m Steeplechase. Julia Baxter (Year 12) also came home with a medal, collecting bronze in the U/20’s 400m hurdles. Big congrats to all our LN athletes!

Good Luck

  • To all our girls trialling for a place in the IGSSA U/16’s Representative Hockey squad next Wednesday out at SOPAC.
  • To our IPSHA and IGSSA Swim & Dive teams competing at SOPAC on Wednesday and Friday respectively.

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 AFL


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    


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 no Loreto Sport Staff member is 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.

Here is the list of required items for matches for each Term 1 Sport:

– IGSSA Tennis: LN singlet or polo, LN skort, white socks, non-marking sandshoes, LN cap.
– IGSSA Softball: LN polo, LN shorts, gold socks, moulded football boots or softball clears, LN cap, mouthguard, shin pads, softball glove.
– LN Invitational Badminton: LN polo, LN shorts, white socks, non-marking sandshoes.
– ISC AFL: LN AFL guernsey, LN shorts, gold socks, moulded football boots, mouthguard.
– Rowing: LN zootie, LN cap, white UV shirt.
– IPSHA Football: LN polo, LN shorts, gold socks, moulded football boots.
– IPSHA Flippaball/Water Polo: LN racing swimsuit.

Loreto Sports Girl:  Isabelle Barnden

Loreto Sports Girl: Isabelle Barnden

Current sport/activity: At the end of last year I decided to try Rowing and was selected as a cox.

Favourite school sport/activity: Netball.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Winning the netball grand final.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Winning a bronze medal for a year 10 coxed quad squad at the IGSSA Regatta.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Going out to see the Australian Diamonds win, against New Zealand.

Best subject at school: Maths.

Any superstitions before playing sport: Give a little scream and talk out our game plan.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Just whatever my favourite upbeat song at the time is.


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 4, Saturday 29February

Team   & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON04 – 8:00am 7:30am-8:45am Hughes, Iannello, Gunasekara
LON06 – 9:15am 8:45am-10:15am Cameron, Eade, Harrison
LON10 – 10:30am 10:00am-11:15am Donohoe, Verma, Pimenta


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).

2020 Sport Contacts Term 1




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
AFL Mrs Emily Wood
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