In Term 4, 2016 we will be introducing a new program structure to both Secondary Cheerleading and Dance at Loreto Normanhurst. Currently Cheerleading and Dance are classified as Activities within the school’s extra-curricular sports program however as of Term 4 they will be classified as Sports. What does this mean for our students? As of Term 4, if students nominate for either Cheerleading or Dance they will be committing to a full season.

The Cheerleading season will begin in Term 1, 2017 and end in Term 4, 2017. Term 4, 2016 will act as a trial period for this new program structure.

The Dance season will begin in Term 4, 2016 and end in Term 3, 2017.

Students who nominate for Cheerleading or Dance will not be required to nominate for an IGSSA Saturday Sport. This point is more relevant for our boarder community, and the option to participate in an IGSSA Saturday Sport will still exist.

As the commitment to these sports changes for our students, so will the training schedules. Students can access the new training schedules via the online Activity Nomination Form and are also listed below:


  •  Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm (Troupe 1 Dance Rehearsal)
  • Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm (Troupe 2 Dance Rehearsal)
  •  Friday 3:30pm-5:00pm (Combined Contemporary Technique Class)
  •  Saturday 1:30pm-3:00pm (Combined Jazz and Ballet Technique Class)

Students will be required to attend either their Wednesday or Thursday individual dance troupe rehearsal, as well as both Friday and Saturday combined technique classes (totalling 3 sessions per week).


  •  Saturday 12:00pm-3:00pm
  •  Additional training sessions will commence in Term 1, 2017

If you have any questions about the change to either Cheerleading or Dance please contact the Sport Department –



Congratulations to all girls who took part in the School Tennis Championships this year. Further congratulations to the following girls who were successful in winning their respective divisions:

  • Faith Zalm (Year 8) – Junior Singles Division
  • Lucy Gibson (Year 11) – Senior Singles Division
  • Lucy Gibson (Year 11) and Niamh Condon (Year 11) – Open Doubles Division

Congratulations also to our finalists, Mya-Rose San Diego (Year 8), Niamh Condon (Year 11), Annabelle Madigan (Year 10) and Lily Black (Year 10).

To IGSSA Hockey teams 1, 3 and 8 who have reached the Finals.

To IGSSA Netball teams 3, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26, 28 and 29 who have reached the Finals.

To the Loreto Normanhurst Cheerleading Squad who placed 2nd overall in the Cheerbandz Olympia Cheerleading Series. The squad will now progress to compete in the Scholastic National Championships next month. Congratulations girls and all the best as you prepare for Nationals.

To Zoe Clubb (Year 5) and Charlotte Curran (Year 6) who competed at the NSWCIS Athletics Carnival on Wednesday. Charlotte placed 4th (out of 16) in the 12-13 Years 800m event, and Zoe placed 7th (out of 23) in the 8-10 Years High Jump event. Congratulations girls on being successful in representing IPSHA Athletics and for your achievements at the NSWCIS Carnival.

To Tatiana Chapman (Year 9) who competed last week at the School Sports Australia Secondary Diving Championships in Lightning Ridge. Tatiana was amongst 14 other divers from NSW, 3 of which were in her age category, representing the state in these Championships. Tatiana placed 9th in springboard, 8th in synchronised, 6th in platform, and 5th in the team event. Congratulations Tatiana on an outstanding achievement.

To Brynnin Barr (Year 7) who recently competed in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics State Club Championships with her Castle Hill RSL Level 6 team. They are now State Champions on beam and took out 4th place overall with 4th placings on bars and floor and 5th on vault. This weekend, Brynnin has been selected to compete in the National Clubs Gymnastics Carnival in Bendigo. We wish Brynnin all the best of luck as she competes at this next level.

To Sophie Dwyer (Year 8) who competed at the NSW All Schools Netball Challenge on the weekend. Sophie’s NSWCIS team won the competition, and we congratulate Sophie on this outstanding achievement.


Good luck

To IGSSA Hockey teams 1, 3 and 8 who are competing in Final matches this weekend.

To IGSSA Netball teams 3, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26, 28 and 29 who are competing in Final matches this weekend.

To the following girls who will be representing IGSSA at the NSWCIS Athletics Carnival next week:

  • Chloe Antal (Year 12)
  • Evangelene Peterson (Year 12)
  •  Emily Doyle (Year 11)
  •  Elizabeth Chippendale (Year 10)
  •  Eliza Harvey (Year 10)
  •  Laura Antal (Year 10)
  •  Isabella Rudolph (Year 9)
  •  Caitlin Von Behr (Year 9)
  •  Zoe Warland (Year 9)
  •  Georgia Arcus (Year 7)
  •  Olivia Colman (Year 7)
  •  Alana Kavanagh (Year 7)



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 PowerPoint 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



22-26 September Spring Rowing Camp Penrith
23-25 September IGSSA Tri State Challenge (Football & Netball) Melbourne



What’s Due

Due Date

Secondary Term 4 Activity Online Nominations Friday 16 September




There will be no Sport BBQ this weekend.



Nominations for Term 4 Secondary Sports are now closed online. Students who still wish to nominate for a Term 4 sport must see the Sports staff. Sports available in Term 4 are Hornsby Tennis, IGSSA Touch Football, IGSSA Water Polo, IGSSA Rowing and Surf Life Saving Open Water Bronze Medallion (only for Year 9 or above).


Term 4 Activities

Term 4 Secondary School Activity online nominations are due today.

Activities available in Term 4 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 Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm (Troupe 1 Dance Rehearsal)
  •  Dance Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm (Troupe 2 Dance Rehearsal)
  •  Dance Friday 3:30pm-5:00pm (Combined Contemporary Technique Class)
  •  Dance Saturday 1:30pm-3:00pm (Combined Jazz and Ballet Technique Class)
  •  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 3 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 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 via Canvas and from the Sports Office.

Important Link:  Southbound Adventures.

All information regarding the Duke of Ed program is available via Canvas and from the Sports Office.

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 is available on the Sport  section of the Student Portal.

If you have news that you would like to see included in the Sports Report  please email


Ms Jasmine Palmer

Head of Sport