To the Loreto Normanhurst Athletics Team who competed in the IGSSA Athletics Carnival on Wednesday and Thursday last week. The IGSSA Athletics team placed 7th out of 23 schools, which is an incredible effort. Congratulations to all students on their hard work in preparing for the carnival and to our Year 12 students and Athletics Captain, Chloe Antal, for their leadership of the team this year. Further congratulations to the following girls who were successful in making the Final of their event:

Kathryn Lee (Year 7) – 12 years 80m Hurdles, 9th place; 12 years 200m, 6th place; 12 years 100m, 6th place
Zoe Warland (Year 9) – 13 years 90m Hurdles, 5th place; Junior Relay, 8th place; 14 years Long Jump, 2nd place
Breanna Ivankovic (Year 9) – 15 years 90m Hurdles, 8th place; 15 years 800m, 9th place
Amelia Henry (Year 10) – 16 years 90m Hurdles, 8th place
Evangeline Peterson (Year 12) – 18 years 100m Hurdles, 2nd place; Senior Relay, 4th place
Georgia Arcus (Year 7) – 12 years 800m, 1st place; 12 years Long Jump, 9th place
Alana Kavanagh (Year 7) – 13 years 800m, 1st place; Junior Javelin, 6th place
Eliza Harvey (Year 10) – 17 years 800m, 3rd place; Senior 400m, 2nd place
Olivia Colman (Year 7) – 13 years 200m, 4th place; 13 years 100m, 5th place
Susannah Coady (Year 9) – 14 years 200m, 8th place; Junior Relay, 8th place
Lauren Marshall (Year 10) – 15 years 200m, 6th place; 15 years 100m, 9th place
Elizabeth Chippendale (Year 10) – 16 years 200m, 9th place; Inter 400m, 5th place
Chloe Antal (Year 12) – 18-19 years 200m, 5th place; 18-19 years 100m, 7th place; Senior Relay, 4th place; 18-19 years Long Jump, 5th place
Caitlin La Rose (Year 8) – Junior 400m, 5th place
Ella Johnston (Year 8) – Junior Relay, 8th place
Bailey Henderson (Year 8) – Junior Relay, 8th place
Rachel McLellan (Year 11) – Senior Relay, 4th place
Brianna Harborne (Year 12) – Senior Relay, 4th place
Isabella Rudolph (Year 9) – Intermediate High Jump, 1st place
Charlotte Flaherty (Year 9) – Junior Discus, 8th place; 14 years Shot Put, 5th place
Katherine Morris (Year 10) – 16 years Long Jump, 7th place
Caitlin Von Behr (Year 9) – 15 years Shot Put, 3rd place

To Sarah Playford (Year 11), Charlotte Ryan (Year 9), and Madeline Playford (Year 8), for their participation in the Australian Cross Country Championships held in Canberra last week. These three girls have successfully progressed through the Cross Country pathway to reach this National level, and we could not be more proud of their achievements.
Sarah Playford – placed 52nd in the 16-17 years 4000m and was the 2nd runner in the NSW 5X2000m relay which won the Bronze medal in this event.
Charlotte Ryan – placed 47th in the 14-15 years 4000m and was the 4th runner in the NSW 5X1500m relay which won the Silver medal in this event.
Madeline Playford – placed 50th in the 14-15 years 4000m.

To Eliza Rossell (Year 6) and Dominique Rossell (Year 9) who competed at the NSW State Interschools Snowsports Championships in Thredbo last week.

To Olivia Bartram (Year 12) who is part of the Junior Australian Four currently competing in Rotterdam at the Junior World Championships. Olivia and her Australian crew will be racing in their semi-final this weekend. We wish Olivia all the best as she competes on this rowing world stage.

To Sophie Dwyer (Year 9) for being selected into the Under 15 CIS Netball team. Sophie competed at the NSWCIS Carnival representing the Under 15 IGSSA team who placed 1st overall. Congratulations Sophie on a wonderful achievement, and we wish you all the best as you represent CIS at the NSW All Schools Carnival later this year.

To Hills Netball Teams 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 on reaching the Semi-Finals round.


Good luck

To Hills Netball teams 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9 who are competing in Semi-Final 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.



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



Mon 29 August IPSHA Athletics Carnival SOPAC, Homebush
Sat-Sun 3-4 September Bronze Duke of Ed Qualifying Journey Kangaroo Valley



What’s Due

Due Date

Learn to Row 2016 Nominations   Term 3




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 3 Activities

Term 3 Secondary School Activity online nominations are now closed. Students who still wish to join an activity must see the Sports staff and ask for a nomination form.

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 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