Training, Timing & Attendance

A reminder to all students and parents about the commitment made when nominating for a sport, and the requirements for onsite morning training and correct procedures around absences:

For morning sessions, all students must arrive between 6:30am and 6:40am to ensure that they are ready to train at the scheduled start time of 6:45am for all sports and activities. If you are dropping your daughter off and arrive onsite before 6:30am, please stay with your daughter until 6:30am as there is no supervision in place prior to 6:30am.

It is the student’s responsibility to notify their Sport Administrator if they are going to miss, or if they have missed a training session or fixture. Failure to do so will result in an unexplained absence being recorded. All unexplained absences will be tallied across a season and the following consequences will apply:

– 1st unexplained absence: first and final warning
– 2nd unexplained absence: Saturday sport detention with Sport Administrator
– 3rd unexplained absence: student’s Tutor and Head of House informed, and further consequences may apply

It’s important that all students understand the impacts of showing up late or missing training or games. It potentially impacts their teams’ enjoyment and engagement and, in some cases, leads to their team needing to forfeit fixtures or modify their training plans. Early notice of absence also allows the Sport Department to cover teams where possible and avoid teams playing short or forfeiting.


Last week, it was back-to-back carnival action with our Primary and Secondary Swim & Dive teams in action at the IPSHA and IGSSA Championships.

On Wednesday, our Primary squad took to the pool and put on a fantastic show, with a number of girls recording top 3 finishes in their heat and knocking seconds off their PB’s!

Following them on Friday was our Secondary team, who lit up the pool with some amazing swims. There were top 3 finishes for the following girls and teams:

  • Maddison Hinds (Year 9) – 1st MC 50m freestyle, 1st MC 50m backstroke, 1st MC 50m breaststroke, 1st MC 50m butterfly
  • Cordelia Stephen (Year 9) – 2nd 14 years 50m backstroke
  • Abbey Williamson (Year 11) – 3rd 16 years 50m backstroke
  • Abby Hartshorne (Year 12) – 3rd 18 years 50m breaststroke
  • Abby Feurtado (Year 11) – 3rd 18 years 50m freestyle, 3rd 15 years 50m butterfly
  • Abby Feurtado, Abby Hartshorne, Imogen Kearins (Year 11), Kate Law-Whitting (Year 11) – 2nd 4 x 50m senior freestyle relay 

Special mention to Maddison Hinds, who swum in all 4 x 50m events in the multiclass division, winning every single one of them, taking home 4 gold medals and earning Loreto Normanhurst the Annabelle Williams Shield, which is awarded to the highest point scoring school in the multiclass division!

Also, a big shout out to Kayla McKeown (Year 8) who represented the school in diving for the first time – way to go, Kayla!

It was an amazing all-round effort by the whole squad, and they were rewarded with the fantastic result of 4th overall, which matched the 2019 squad’s best ever finish, however this year they went one better by accumulating the highest point score tally for a Loreto Normanhurst Swim Squad ever! A big congrats to our squad, and to Head Coach Bobby Hurley for his guidance and leadership of the team through the preparation and execution at the carnival.

Finally, a big thank you to Swimming Captain Abby Hartshorne who has been an amazing contributor to LN swimming during her time at the school. She has always been an amazing contributor in the pool and matched it out of the pool this year with her leadership of the Swim and Dive squad. Thanks, Abby!


As the rowing season continue to ramp up to Nationals and the Head of the River, our shed was out at SIRC on Saturday to compete in the PLC/Kings Regatta. There were some great performances throughout the boatshed, with the Schoolgirl Double finishing in 2nd, the Year 10 2nd quad picking up a bronze and the Year 10 Schoolgirl VIII taking home a gold medal! Well done to the whole squad!


Big congrats to Sophie Fanning (Year 9) who was selected into the IGSSA U/16’s Representative Hockey squad on Wednesday. Sophie will now head to the CIS U/16’s Hockey Championships on Tuesday 24th March – best of luck, Sophie!

Wet Weather Information

Please make sure you check the relevant wet weather sites for any news regarding cancellations.

IGSSA Sports:

IPSHA Sports: (via the app)

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:  Ella Horneman

Current sport/activity: Dance and badminton.

Favourite school sport/activity: Badminton.

Highest level of sporting achievement: The studio dance award.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Playing games with my team members.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the Tennis, Big bash or any AFL game at the venue.

Best subject at school: French.

Any superstitions before playing sport: My sister believes that she is my good luck(!), however I don’t have any superstitions.

Best tune to listen to before competing: I am not very picky when it comes to music, anything that is on the radio at the time works.



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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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