To Charlotte Condon (Year 12) who has successfully completed her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. The Gold Award takes great commitment, focus and perseverance to achieve and Charlotte has shown all of these qualities to be granted her Award. Well done Charlotte.

To Charli Rilen (Year 7) who recently competed in the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne. Charli achieved the following wonderful results:

• Silver Medallist in Under 15 DMT (Double Mini Trampoline)
• 4th place in Synchronised Trampoline
• 8th place in Under 15 Trampoline

To all girls who took part in the Northern NSW Interschools Snow Sports Championships over the school break. The following are some of the wonderful results our girls achieved:

• Div 3 Alpine
Laura Woods (Year 7) 34th
Genevieve Hadwen (Year 7) 63rd

• Div 3 SkierX
Laura Woods (Year 7) 34th
Genevieve Hadwen (Year 7) 61st

• Div 4 Moguls
Isabelle Reid (Year 6) 34th

• Div 3 Snowboard GS
Dominique Rossell  (Year 9) 3rd

• Div 4 Snowboard GS
Eliza Rossell (Year 6) 6th

• Div 3 Snowboard X
Dominique Rossell (Year 9) 5th

• Div 4 SnowboardX
Eliza Rossell (Year 6) 9th

To all students who took part in the Secondary School Athletics Carnival at Homebush on Wednesday. Further congratulations to the following girls and Houses who were awarded our age and division champions for 2016, or set new records on the day.

• 12 Years Champion – Georgia Arcus (Year 7)
• 13 Years Champion – Alana Kavanagh (Year 7)
• 14 Years Champion – Zoe Warland (Year 9)
• 15 Years Champion – Lauren Marshall (Year 10)
• 16 Years Champion – Katherine Morris (Year 10)
• 17 Years Champion – Emily Doyle (Year 11)
• 18 Years Champion – Jordan Roughan (Year 12)

• Junior Division Champion – Zoe Warland (Year 9)
• Intermediate Division Champion – Lauren Marshall (Year 10)
• Senior Division Champion – Jordan Roughan (Year 12)

• House Champion – Mornane
• Spirit Cup – Barry

• Evangelene Peterson (Year 12) – New record set for the 18 Years Hurdles
• Elizabeth Chippendale (Year 10) – New record set for the Intermediate 400m
• Sarah Playford (Year 11) – New record set for the 16 Years 800m

To the following girls who competed at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Carnival today. Full results will be available in next week’s newsletter.

• Georgia Arcus (Year 7)
• Alana Kavanagh (Year 7)
• Madeline Playford (Year 8)
• Charlotte Ryan (Year 9)
• Sarah Playford (Year 11)


Good luck

To all teams competing in Hills Netball matches this weekend.

To all teams competing in IGSSA Hockey and IGSSA Netball matches this weekend.

To all girls competing in the IPSHA Touch Football competition this weekend.

To all Primary School girls who will be competing in the Primary Athletics Carnival next Tuesday.



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



 26 July Morning  Primary School Athletics Carnival  School Oval



What’s Due

Due Date

Primary School Term 3 Activity Nominations Monday 18 July
Secondary School Term 3 Activity Online Nominations Friday 22 July 
Learn to Row 2016 Nominations   Term 3




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 3 Activities

Term 3 Secondary School Activity nominations are open online. Nominations are due today.

Activities available in Term 3 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 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 7:00am-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 6:30-8:00am Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Oval
• Cross Country/Long Distance Thursday 6:30-8:00am Oval
• Jumps/Sprints Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
• Jumps Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval


Sport Contacts Term 2 2016





IPSHA Touch Football

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

Hills Netball

Ms. Jasmine Palmer






IGSSA Hockey

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

IGSSA Netball 

Miss Jess Levy

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.



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