To Gina Mark (Year 10), Alexandra Bolger (Year 10), Tara Savell-McKean (Year 8), and Hannah Nicholson (Year 8) on their wonderful efforts at last Saturday’s North West Secondary Schools Tennis Challenge. Gina and Alexandra placed 5th while Tara and Hannah placed equal 2nd in their respective divisions. Congratulations girls on an outstanding effort.

To the Year 9/10 Touch Football team who competed at the NSW All Schools State Finals on Thursday. The team placed 2nd in their pool and 8th overall out of 20 schools from across the State. Congratulations girls – we are incredibly proud of your achievements and your continued participation in Touch Football at Loreto Normanhurst.

• Georgia Abbott (Year 10)
• Elizabeth Bauer (Year 10)
• Tatum Bird (Year 10)
• Daniella Bianchi (Year 10)
• Yvette Crouch (Year 10)
• Jessica Drummond (Year 10)
• Mackenzie Glasson (Year 10)
• Emily Kevans (Year 10)
• Lauren Marshall (Year 10)
• Katherine Morris (Year 10)
• Zoe Warland (Year 9)
• Kiarra Williams-Browne (Year 10)
• Emma Vandervelde (Year 8)



To our Bronze Duke of Ed participants who will be undertaking their practice canoeing journey in the Windsor/Cattai region this weekend.

To Breanna Ivankovic (Year 9) and Charlotte Ryan (Year 9) who will be competing in the NSW Cross Country Relay Championships this Saturday in Gymea.

To all teams competing in Hills Netball, IGSSA Basketball and IGSSA Football matches this weekend.

To teams competing in IPSHA Hockey matches this weekend.



Supporter t-shirts and soft shell jackets are now available for purchase from the uniform shop. Sport at Loreto Normanhurst would like to encourage all supporters, parents or otherwise, to continue building the wonderful sporting spirit we have at Loreto by purchasing a supporter specific t-shirt or jacket to wear at sporting events and carnivals.



Each sporting team is allocated a coach by the school and has a nominated student captain to assist the coach where possible. However, there are occasions where another set of hands or an adult point of contact is required within a team. With this in mind, the Sport Department extends an invitation to our parent body to consider being a volunteer for your daughter’s team and be appointed as the Parent Manager. For more information, please contact the Head of Sport, Ms Jasmine Palmer.



A power point presentation of the uniform can be found on the Student Sport Portal which students can access.

Girls selected in Senior Firsts and Junior First teams will have a different uniform (top or dress) that they hire from the Uniform Shop.

To see the full range please see the power-point slideshow in the Sports Portal.



Date & Time



31 May 3.30-5.00 pm Secondary School Athletics Trials (Long Jump and Triple Jump) Normanhurst Public School
28-29 May Bronze Duke of Ed Practice Journey Windsor/Cattai
3-7 June North West Equestrian Expo Coonabarabran



What’s Due

Due Date

School Tennis Championships Online Nominations Friday 3 June




There will be no Sport BBQ this weekend.



Nominations for Term 3 Secondary Sports are now closed. Late nominations will be considered on a case by case basis.


Term 2 Activities

Nominations for Term 2 Activities have closed online. Girls who have not nominated before the deadline will need see the Sports staff for a nomination form.

Activities available in Term 2 are:


• Dance – Hip-Hop/Contemporary Tuesday 3:15pm-4:30pm Gym Stage
• Taekwondo Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Mary Ward Centre
• Gymnastics – Artistic Wednesday 3:15pm-4:15pm Gym
• Cross Country/Long Distance Monday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance/Sprints Thursday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Jumps/Sprints Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Jumps Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Loreto Touch Football Wednesday 6:45am-8:00am Oval


• Boxing Class Tuesday 6:45am-8:00am Gym
• Pilates Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm (Years 7-9) Mary Ward Centre
• Pilates Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm (Years 10-12) Mary Ward Centre
• Taekwondo Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Mary Ward Centre
• Loreto Touch Football Wednesday 6:45am-8:00am Oval
• Cheerleading Saturday 12:00-3:00pm Gym
• Dance Ensemble Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym Stage
• Gymnastics – Artistic Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Gym
• Cross Country/Long Distance Monday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance/Sprints Thursday 6:45-8:00am Oval
• Jumps/Sprints Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Jumps Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Olympic Lifting Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym


Sport Contacts Term 2 2016





IPSHA Hockey

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

Hills Netball

Ms. Jasmine Palmer






IGSSA Football

Mr. Matthew Mulroney &

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

IGSSA Basketball 

Mr. James Barr 

Hills Netball

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

Head of Sport 

Ms. Jasmine Palmer


All details of the Sport and the Sport Specific Booklets (draw, lists, contacts, training details, uniform requirements), are posted on the Student Sports Portal and on the Sports Noticeboard.

For IGSSA competitions the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details are also available from the IGSSA website here.



Nomination forms for Private Tennis Lessons in 2016 can be found on the Sport Portal (Tennis Page). The Lessons are co-ordinated by Absolute Tennis with 2 very experienced coaches.\

Coaches Profiles

Head Coach: Stephen Thompson

  • Former NSW State Selector
  • Former Top 400 World Ranked Singles
  • Former Top 300 World Ranked Doubles
  • Former Top 30 Ranked Australian Men
  • Played and Coached German Club Tennis 1987-1995
  • 2001 State Squad Coach
  • Has coached students to International and National Titles
  • Selected as a Talent Development Coach by Tennis Australia

Coach: Scott Noble

  • Former NSW ranked Junior
  • Head Coach Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Inter-district Representative
  • Head Coach Junior development Absolute Tennis
  • 7 years experience at NSW Country Development Camps
  • Graduate Diploma – Bachelor of Health Science – Majored in PD/H/PE 1997-2000
  • Graduate – Master of Teaching (Secondary) 2000 -2002
  • Lessons and Cost

Lessons options and cost are listed below. All lessons are billed per semester (two terms). The Semester consists of 15 lessons.

  • TE3 ¾ hour Semi Private (2 Students) $400
  • TE4 ½ hour Semi Private (2 Student) $300
  • TE5 ¾ hour Private (1 Student) $645
  • TE6 ½ hour Private (1 Student) $500

Contact Mr Thompson him on 0414 708 701 for more information.



There has been a change of the location of the Bronze canoeing practice journey this weekend, as Hornsby Council has unexpectedly scheduled some back burning very close to where the original campsite is. A section of the canoeing route and the campsite itself would be affected by smoke, so it has been decided that a different location would be in the best interests of all participants. All participants have been sent the new meeting points and campsite locations.

Any girl who has completed the Bronze or Silver Award and would like to continue on to the next level Award should contact the Sports Office for joining forms and details.

All girls undertaking any Adventurous Journey must complete/update their medical forms online via the Southbound Adventures website. Instructions to do this are available from the Sports Portal (Duke of Ed tab).

Important Link: Southbound Adventures.

All information regarding the Duke of Ed program is on the Student Sport Portal on the Duke of Edinburgh page.

Girls should only direct questions regarding Duke of Ed to the Sports Office after they have made their own attempt to find answers using the Duke of Ed web site. This program encourages girls to make their own enquiries and use their own initiative.

Address queries to



Repetitive information has been removed and will be put on the Sport Portal.
If you have news that you would like to see included in the Sports Newsletter please email

Ms Jasmine Palmer

Head of Sport