Term 4 Sport
As we welcome back students this week after the break, we also look forward to welcoming back sport spectators to Loreto Normanhurst this weekend.
The NSW Government has updated their guidance regarding school and community sport, including guidance on spectators and venue size limits. Based on this guidance and after conducting a thorough risk assessment, I am pleased to announce that spectators will be welcome at Loreto Normanhurst’s Saturday sport fixtures, including IGSSA Touch & Water Polo fixtures, IPSHA Basketball and Tennis fixtures, and HKDTA Tennis fixtures.
I would like to thank our parents and community for your cooperation in following the guidelines during Term 3. We appreciate how hard it was to not be able to watch your daughters play sport.
If you are attending games at Loreto Normanhurst, there will be QR codes posted at entry points around the school and at the convenors’ desks – all spectators, officials and coaching staff must sign in as you arrive. Each venue will have its own procedures for tracking and tracing. If you are unsure about what to do at an external venue, please ask a member of school staff or IGSSA staff. Some venues are not open to spectators, with water polo games at Abbotsleigh and Wenona both off-limits. Any fixture that is not permitting spectators will be marked clearly on the Upcoming Fixtures & Events page on the Sport Canvas.
All spectators must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from other spectators at all times. The Sports BBQ will not operate during Term 4, so please bring your own water bottles with you to the venue.
There are still modified timing policies in place. Please do not arrive at your venue any earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Please leave the venue immediately after your fixture is over. Students should arrive ready to warm up – so touch football boots on, racquet in hand or water polo costume on under your tracksuit or PE uniform.
As always, please do not attend any fixture if you are unwell or have any flu-like symptoms.
Term 1 2021 Secondary Sport Nominations
Nominations for Term 1 2021 Secondary Sports will be opening on Monday 19 October. Students will be able to select their Term 1 Sport – the options are IGSSA Softball, IGSSA Tennis, LN Invitational Badminton, ISC AFL and Cheerleading.
- IGSSA Softball, IGSSA Tennis and LN Invitational Badminton will all run on Saturday mornings
- ISC AFL and Cheerleading take place on Saturday afternoons
- Cheerleading in Term 1 is a ‘Try Cheer’ program; all students regardless of experience are encouraged to participate.
The link to nominate will be available on the Sport Canvas homepage, as well as via the Student Notices in Sentral. The nomination window will be open for two weeks, closing on Friday 30 October.
Over the break, our rowers were back into the swing of things with Spring Camp taking place during the second week of the holidays. Based out at Nepean and SIRC, the girls were put through their paces under the watchful eye of Ian Edmunds, Head of Rowing, and his coaching cohort. It was fantastic to see the improvement, particularly in the new Year 7 rowers who have shown amazing growth in such a short period of time.
We’re now looking forward to getting into the swing of things with the first regatta scheduled for Saturday 7 November. We can’t wait to see our girls out on the water in race conditions!
Over the Break
Even without LN Sport, there were some LN girls in action over the break. We had a number of students competing at the NSW Cross Country Championships at Dapto. The highlight was Madeline Playford (Year 12) putting in an amazing 6km run in the U/20’s race to finish an incredible 3rd overall! Well done Maddie!
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Congratulations to Akshara Yogesvaran (Year 12) and Sian Thomas (Year 12) who have achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards. To achieve a Gold Award, participants must demonstrate self-motivation, dedication and perseverance – well done to both these students!
Please make sure you are wearing your uniform with pride for your fixtures this weekend. Check out your sport-specific page on FACE Online (Canvas) – Sport for full details about uniform requirements. All students should also bring their own water bottle and wear sunscreen.
Staying Safe at Sport
As a reminder, the following protocols are in currently in place for LN Sport:
- IGSSA, IPSHA, HKDTA and Rowing NSW have advised that spectators are welcome to return to Saturday sport fixtures, with each venue ultimately responsible for deciding whether spectators are permitted to return.
- Please comply with the track & tracing, social distancing and hygiene procedures that will be in place at each venue. If you are unsure, please ask the venue coordinator or a member of staff.
- Please do not arrive any earlier than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of your fixture.
We appreciate your ongoing patience and cooperation with these protocols.
Loreto Sports Girl: Abby Feurtado
Current sport/activity: I am currently swimming for Loreto Swim Club, playing IGSSA Hockey and training for IGSSA Water Polo this term.
Favourite school sport/activity: There have been many sports I have participated in during my time at Loreto. My favourites would have to be Water Polo or Basketball.
Highest level of sporting achievement: My highest level of sporting achievement would be National Swimming Championships and NSW All Schools for school swimming.
Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Best moment of Loreto Sport would have been in 2018 when the 6×50 relay I was swimming in made it to NSW All Schools, competing against the top NSW schools for the very first time in that event. We ended up placing third which was a massive achievement.
Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: My favourite sporting moment as a spectator is when I went to the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in 2018 and was fortunate enough to watch the Men’s Final 100 metre sprint. This was an incredible race with pure talent. They showed fantastic sportsmanship congratulating each person at the end of the race, whilst all being very competitive which was fascinating to watch.
Best subject at school: My favourite subjects at school are CAFS, Food Technology and PDHPE.
Any superstitions before playing sport: Before I dive into the pool, I like to drink four sips of water, breathe three times in and out and rub my stomach.
Best tune to listen to before competing: Before I complete, I like to be in the zone and listen to a pump-up tune which really helps get my mind into race mode. I really enjoy listening to Shots- Broiler Remix by Imagine Dragons and Broiler.
Wet Weather Information
Please make sure you check the relevant wet weather sites for any news regarding cancellations.
IGSSA Sports: https://m.ahigs.nsw.edu.au/venues
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 email@example.com
MR MATT MULRONEY
MRs Kristie Greville
Mrs Emily Wood
|Snowsports||IGSSA Softball||IPSHA Sports & Carnivals|
|Cross Country Pathway||LN Activities Program|
|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|
|Mollie Dive Hockey||IGSSA Basketball|
|IGSSA Water Polo||IGSSA Netball|
|Athletics Pathway||Hornsby Tennis|
|Secondary School Carnivals|
Whilst we aren’t able to engage in our usual sporting program on Saturday mornings and midweek trainings, we would still love to see photos of our students getting physically active and staying engaged in sport. Please send through any photos or videos you have of LN girls staying active at home to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.facebook.com/LoretoNHSport
Sport Contacts Term 4 2020
- IPSHA Sports Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- HKDTA Tennis Co-ordinator – Mr David Brock
- IGSSA Water Polo Co-ordinator – Mr Stephen Charters
- IGSSA Touch Football Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Hayden Fitness Centre Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Head of Rowing – Mr Ian Edmunds
- Duke of Edinburgh – Mrs Laura Bryan
- Head of Sport – Mr Matt Mulroney
For IGSSA competitions the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details are also available from the IGSSA website here.
Mr Matthew Mulroney
Head of Sport