Our rowers who competed in the State Championships at Penrith last week.

Further congratulations to the following rowers on their fantastic results on the weekend:

  •  CSG 8 +: Camille Morrison (Year 12), Lucy Hassall (Year 10), Laura Gourley (Year 10), Niamh Graham (Year 10), Abbie McEvoy (Year 11), Claire Hassall (Year 12), Rosalind Daly (Year 11), Alana Lawson (Year 12), Cox: Lily Finlayson (Year 11) – 7th in the Final
  •  CSG 1x: Alana Lawson (Year 12) – 3rd in the Final
  • CSG 2x: Abbie McEvoy (Year 11) & Rosalind Daly (Year 11) – 6th in the Final

Jessica Willathgamuwa (Year 10) who has been selected into the NSW CIS Secondary Girls Cricket team.

Emily Burns (Year 6) who has been selected into the IPSHA Basketball team and will represent IPSHA at the CIS Girls Basketball Trials next week.


Good luck to:

All Loreto Normanhurst girls who will be competing in the NSW Junior State Cup for Touch Football in Port Macquarie today and over the weekend.

All teams competing in IGSSA Softball and IGSSA Tennis matches this weekend.

All teams competing in IPSHA Football and IPSHA Modball matches this weekend.

Our rowers competing in the Kings/PLC Regatta and the IGSSA Regatta this weekend.

All girls competing in the NSW All Schools Triathlon events next Wednesday and Thursday at SIRC, Penrith.



Watch this space for an all-new Sports Newsletter format 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 Acting Head of Sport  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



18 February 8am Kings/PLC Regatta SIRC, Penrith
19 February 8am IGSSA Regatta SIRC, Penrith
22 February 7am NSW All Schools Individual Triathlon SIRC, Penrith
23 February 7am NSW All Schools Team Triathlon SIRC, Penrith

2 March 5-6:30pm

Duke of Ed Parent Information Evening

Curran Theatre



What’s Due

Due Date

Term  2 Secondary School Sport Online Nominations Friday 17 February 
Term 2 Secondary Hills Netball Online Nominations Friday 24 February
Term 2 Primary IPSHA/Hills Netball Nominations  Friday 24 February



Week  2 – Saturday 18 February

There will be no Sports BBQ at the school this Saturday.


Week  3 – Saturday  25 February

Team & Game Time 

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON1 – 8:00am  7:45am – 9:20am  Arora, Maccioni, Vlahakis, Barraket 
LON2, LON5 – 9:15am  9:10am – 10:20am  Clarke, Cook, Cicchini, Dower 
LON10, LON12 – 10:30am  10:10am – 11:30am  Dalton, Low, Alexander, Bambagiotti 

 Duties involve cooking the 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 2 2017 Secondary School Sport online nominations will close this afternoon (Hills Netball nominations will close Friday 24 February). Secondary students have been emailed links to the online nominations portal. Sports available in Term 2 are IGSSA Basketball, IGSSA Football (Soccer), Hills Netball, Cheerleading and Dance Performance Troupe.

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


2017 Sport Contacts Term 1 





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 two 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 on 0414 708 701 for more information.



A parent information evening will be held on 2 March for Year 9 families wishing to learn more about the Duke of Edinburgh Awards program. The session will begin at 5:00pm in the Curran Theatre. All Year 9 students have been emailed information and joining forms for the Bronze Award.

Any student 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 students  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 program 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 Miss Bryan.



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 Mr Mulroney.


Mr Matt Mulroney

Acting Head of Sport