IGSSA Sport Survey
As you may have seen in Ms Ugonotti’s video address, we are pleased to announce that IGSSA will be embracing a new model for their seasonal sport programs, beginning in Term 4 this year. The new model will give each member school the option to choose between running each IGSSA sport across a single term as we currently do, or across two terms (as two individual one-term seasons as opposed to a single two-term season).
Please click here for a more in-depth breakdown of the proposal.
It’s important that any changes that we as a school choose to make reflect the views and values of our school community, so I am asking for your feedback to aid our discernment of this decision regarding the direction of the LN Sport program. We have prepared a short survey for students in Years 5-11 and their parents – if you participate in all 4 terms or just 1 term of sport, we’re keen to know your views.
Please click here to submit a short survey on your thoughts about the model change.
The survey will be open until Monday March 1st; from there, we will discern what will be the most optimal program offering that best suits the Loreto Normanhurst Sport Community.
I look forward to providing you with updates in this space about the LN Sport program later in the year!
Sport Canvas Page
I was lucky enough to chat with some of our new parents on Wednesday night, and to assist with their transition into a new world of LN Sport, we’ve put together a resource that may be handy for parents of all students who are looking for a centralised information source for all things LN Sport.
Please click here for the LN Sport Canvas Parent Guide.
It was a fantastic first weekend of Secondary Sport fixtures – the oval, pool, gym and courts were abuzz with activity and excitement on Saturday morning, and I was lucky enough to be down at Pymble on Saturday afternoon to watch our Year 7/8 1sts AFL team kick 3 goals in the last quarter to come from behind vs Pymble in a cracking game!
This weekend, we welcome our Primary girls into their first round of fixtures for the year, with our IPHSA Football and IPSHA Flippaball/Water Polo teams in action. Best of luck to all our teams and a special mention for our Year 5 girls who will be representing Loreto Normanhurst for the very first time!
Please be aware that it looks like there is some heavy rain scheduled across Sydney on Saturday – make sure you’re aware of the procedures for your sport and venue closures; all the details for that are further down in the Sport newsletter.
Well done to our Schoolgirl VIII and Under 17’s Doubles crews that competed at the NSW State Rowing Championships – both crews had tough heats but qualified for their final, with both crews finishing 5th overall. Well done to the girls in both crews and best of luck for the double-header regatta this weekend, with PLC/Kings on Saturday and the IGSSA Regatta on Sunday!
At the PLC/Kings Regatta, we also have 4 girls taking part in the inaugural Schoolgirl Representative Eight races, with Elizabeth Bolster and Maya Jones, Year 12, and Paige Critchlow and Olivia Lucas, Year 11, who will be competing as part of the IGSSA 2nd VIII, and we wish those girls all the best for that races.
Well done to Tessa Young (Year 5) and Ava Christofides (Year 5) who participated in the IPSHA Basketball trials this week, and a further congratulations to Tessa who was selected into the IPSHA Basketball Team and will represent Loreto at the CIS Basketball Trials next week. Way to go, girls!
At the time of going to print, we’ve got 3 girls showcasing their best cover drives and in-swinging yorkers, with Skye Halmarick (Year 8), Isabella Tesoriero (Year 9) and Matiese Wadwell (Year 11) taking part in the NSWCIS Cricket Trials. Good luck girls!
We have more girls in action today looking for representative selection – our softballers are in action vying for a sport in the IGSSA Softball team. Best of luck to Peyton Henderson (Year 12), Kendal Henderson (Year 9), Eliza King (Year 10) and Chelsea Gleeson (Year 9).
We’ll update you with all the selection news in the next newsletter and on the Sport Twitter and Facebook pages.
Term 2 Sport Nominations
Nominations for Year 8-12 students for Term 2 Sports closed today – if you haven’t yet submitted a nomination form and want to play IGSSA Basketball, IGSSA Football, Hills District Netball or Cheerleading, please email the Sport Department ASAP!
Year 7 students will sit down with the Sport Department on Wednesday 17th February and walk through the nomination process – if your daughter is in Year 7 and is planning to play one of the above sports, please ensure you’ve discussed this with her before Wednesday so she is prepared to submit her nomination on the day.
Expressions of interest are also open for students interested in participating in the Mollie Dive Hockey competition – there is more info on the Canvas page or on your student newsfeed. Please contact Mr Charters if you have any questions or would like more information.
IGSSA Cross Country
Calling all runners! This Thursday morning, we’ll be trialing secondary students who wish to represent Loreto Normanhurst at the IGSSA Cross Country Carnival. The trial will start at 7:45am on the Oval, so students should arrive around 7am to go through a warmup and course briefing. All students are welcome to trial, with the top 8 in each age group qualifying to run at IGSSA later this year.
On Wednesday February 24th, we’ll be looking to light up the pool with our new Secondary Students Swim Trials. All Year 7 student and any students who are new to the school in Years 8-12 are invited to come down to the Aquatic Centre on Wednesday after school to record times to be considered for selection into the Loreto Normanhurst team at the IGSSA Swim & Dive Championships. A nomination form will go round to all students ahead of the trials – please complete a nomination and you’ll get further information ahead of the trials.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Today we held our first information session for Year 9 students interested in taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh program. The Duke of Edinburgh program is an excellent way for students to broaden their horizons and involve themselves in a range of different opportunities. More information has gone to Year 9 parents with a link to a Zoom session on Wednesday 17th February at 5:30pm.
Good luck to Emma Romeo (Year 10) who will be competing in the Randwick Equine Clinic Sydney Eventing Summer Classic at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre later this month. Emma will be competing in the 80cm show jumping, cross country and dressage events. All the best Emma!
Read more about Emma in the Loreto Sports Girl feature below.
Some awesome news for an ex-LN Sport Star – Lizzy Clay ran a 12.84 in the 100m hurdles over the weekend, which was both an Olympic qualifying time and the 3rd fastest time for an Australian female ever! Way to go, Lizzy and we can’t to watch her go up against the best in the world later this year!
Loreto Sports Girl: Emma Romeo
Current sport/activity: My current sport is Equestrian where I do eventing.
Favourite school sport/activity: My favourite school sport is athletics and touch football.
Highest level of sporting achievement: Highest level of sport at school was state athletics.
Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: As I am new to the school, I haven’t done any sport with Loreto yet but I will be riding my horse for Loreto in a competition in a couple of weeks.
Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: My favourite moment as a spectator was watching my trainer Ginger Soames compete on her horse which was amazing.
Best subject at school: My best subject at school would be sport and agg.
Any superstitions before playing sport: No superstitions I just stay calm and get excited.
Best tune to listen to before competing: Best tune would be Feel So Close by Calvin Harris.
Wet Weather Information
IGSSA Sports: https://m.ahigs.nsw.edu.au/venues
IPSHA Sports: via the IPSHA Sport App – search for ‘IPSHA’ in the App Store
Secondary AFL: All wet weather updates/cancellations for Secondary AFL will be announced via the Sport Facebook & Twitter accounts.
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|
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.
We love to see photos of our students getting physically active and staying engaged in sport. Please send through any photos or videos 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
Saturday Sports BBQ
There will be no Sports BBQ this term.
Sport Contacts Term 1 2021
- IPSHA Sports Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- IGSSA Tennis Co-ordinator – Mr David Brock
- Badminton Co-ordinator – Mr Stephen Charters
- IGSSA Softball Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- AFL Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Hayden Fitness Centre Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Head of Rowing – Mr Ian Edmunds
- Cheerleading Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- 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