To Siobhan O’Malley (Year 12) who has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award in recognition of her sporting achievements and endeavours which embody the aims of the Olympic Movement.

To all rowers who competed in the SGHS Regatta at Iron Cove last weekend. With 51 Loreto Normanhurst entries across single scull, double, quad and eight events, 36 entrants placed in the top 3 positions. Congratulations to all rowers on an outstanding achievement and continued high performance. 

To Bailey Henderson (Year 8) who has been selected to play in the U15 NSW Metro team in a National Softball tournament in Perth, WA. The week long tournament will be against all other States, from 15 – 21 January next year. We wish Bailey all the best as she prepares for competition.

To Sophie Dwyer (Year 9) who has been selected into the U20s ERNA HAWKS premier league netball team for 2017. Congratulations Sophie on this incredible selection.

To the Intermediate Girls Athletics Team who have been successful in making the National Finals for the NSW Schools Knockout Competition. We wish Lauren Marshall (Year 10), Elia Harvey (Year 10), Isabella Rudolph (Year 9), Caitlin Von Behr (Year 9), Elizabeth Chippendale (Year 10), Zoe Warland (Year 9), and Sarah Playford (Year 11) all the best of luck when they compete in Canberra on Monday.

To Juliette Lahood (Year 8) who represented in the Australian Taekwondo team at the Oceania Taekwondo Championships in Fiji last weekend. Juliet won Gold in her sparring division and is now the Oceania Champion title holder. Congratulations Juliette on not only your most recent achievement in Fiji, but also for all the hard work and preparation you have put into each level of competition to reach this International level. Well done!


Good luck

To all girls competing in their final Touch Football matches this Saturday.

To all rowers competing in the Sprint Championships on Sunday at Penrith.

To all girls competing in the school swimming carnival at Homebush next Tuesday.

To Lauren Marshall (Year 10), Elia Harvey (Year 10), Isabella Rudolph (Year 9), Caitlin Von Behr (Year 9), Elizabeth Chippendale (Year 10), Zoe Warland (Year 9), and Sarah Playford (Year 11) who are competing at the Athletics National Finals for the NSW Schools Knockout Competition next week.



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 PowerPoint slideshow in the Sports Portal.



Date & Time



Sunday 4 December  Rowing Sprint Championships  SIRC 
Tuesday 6 December Secondary Swimming Carnival Homebush
Wednesday 7 December Term 4 Sport Pizza Lunch Awards Gymnasium
10-15 January 2017 Rowing Camp Canberra



What’s Due

Due Date

Term 1 2017 Secondary Activity Online Nominations   Thursday 8 December 2016



Week 8, Saturday 3 December

Team & Game Time 

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

 LON 17 8:00am 7.30am-8.45am  Brockelsby, Lagudi, Shoppee, Slattery 
 LON 25 9:00am 8.30am-9.45am  Leck, Ryan, La Rose, Martin
LON 28 10:00am  9.30am-10.45am  Henderson, Bryant, Kearins, Vardy 


Duties involve cooking BBQ or serving. If you are unable to fulfil your duty you must arrange a replacement (contact other day girls’ families in your team from the team contact list).


Term 1 2017 secondary ACTIVITY NOMINATIONS

Term 1 2017 Secondary Activity online nominations are now open. Online nominations will close on Thursday 8 December.



Term 1 2017 Secondary School Sport online nominations have now closed. Girls who still wish to nominate for a Term 1 Sport must request a nomination form from the Sports Office.


Term 4 Activities

Term 4 Secondary School Activity online nominations have closed.

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


  •  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
  •  Cheerleading Saturday 12:00-3:00pm Gym
  •  Dance Ensemble Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym Stage
  •  Dance Troupe Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym Stage
  •  Dance Troupe Saturday 1:30pm-3:00pm 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 4 2016





IPSHA Basketball

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

IPSHA Cricket

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

IPSHA Tennis

Ms. Jasmine Palmer






IGSSA Water Polo

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

IGSSA Rowing

Miss Jess Levy

Touch Football

Ms. Jasmine Palmer

 Hornsby Tennis

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

Surf Life Saving 

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  Jasmine.


Ms Jasmine Palmer

Head of Sport