To Mr David Brock and Miss Vicki Linton who will be joining the Sports Department in 2017. They both bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a deep passion and enthusiasm for sport. We wish them both the best of luck for the ‘season’ ahead.


To Emma Vandervelde (Year 9), Greta Kraszula (Year 9) and Victoria Martin (Year 11) who represented NSW in the Futsal National Championships in January. Emma and Greta’s team won the competition and are now National Champions.

To Sophie Dwyer (Year 10) who was selected into the Netball NSW 17 & Under State Team to compete at the National Championships in Canberra in April.

To Tatum Bird (Year 11) who is a CIS award recipient for her commitment and efforts in Touch Football.

Good luck

To Tatum Bird (Year 11) who will be competing in the NSW Junior State Cup for Touch Football in Port Macquarie on 17th to 19th February.



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 Acting Head of Sport, Mr Matt Mulroney.



A PowerPoint presentation of the uniform can be found on the Student Sport Portal which students can access.

Girls selected in Senior First 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



4 February   Pymble Regatta Iron Cove
4 February 8am-9am  Year 7 Badminton Trials Gym 
4 February 8am-10:30am   Year 7 Tennis Trials  School Courts
4 February 8am-10:30am Year 7 Softball Trials School Oval



What’s Due

Due Date

Secondary School Term  2 Sport Online Nominations Friday 17 February 



Term 2 2017 Secondary School Sport online nominations will open online today and are due by Friday 17 February. Secondary students will be emailed a link to the online nominations portal today.


Term 1  Activities

Term  1 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  1 are:


• Dance – Hip-Hop/Contemporary Monday 3:15pm-4:30pm Gym Stage
• Tae kwon do Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Mary Ward Centre
• Gymnastics (Artistic) Wednesday 3:15pm-4:15pm 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


• 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 Recreational 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 1 2017





IPSHA Modball/Softball

Miss Vicki Linton

IPSHA Football

Miss Vicki Linton






IGSSA Softball

 Mr. Dave Brock

IGSSA Tennis 

Mr. Dave Brock

 IGSSA Rowing

Miss Jess Levy

Invitational Badminton

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

Acting Head of Sport 

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

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 2017 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

Lesson options and costs 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 website. This program encourages girls to make their own enquiries and use their 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 Matt Mulroney.


Mr Matt Mulroney

Acting Head of Sport