Around the grounds

We can’t seem to catch a break with Term 1 sport so far this year, and it looks like we’re in for another disjointed day tomorrow. The school oval is closed today and will remain closed over the weekend, so all IGSSA softball and IPSHA football games will be cancelled. The tennis courts will be assessed tomorrow morning and a call will be made then.

As always, the first port of call for all wet weather inquiries should be the IGSSA and IPSHA wet weather sites.



We will also update our Sport Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the morning, however the most up-to-date sources of information will always be the IGSSA & IPSHA wet weather sites.

Please note that once a venue has been closed, it will not reopen for the remainder of the day, so there is no need to check back in once a venue is listed as closed.

It’s also important to note that whilst it may be hailing in your street, fixtures across Sydney will be subject to different weather conditions so please always check the wet weather sites for the current playing conditions. Conveners at each venue will always try to make the decision as early as possible, and we appreciate it can be frustrating driving through Sydney traffic only to be told on arrival that your game is cancelled, however it is an unfortunate necessity as our sporting bodies will always do whatever they can to provide sporting fixtures for our girls.



IGSSA & IPSHA Swimming & Diving Carnivals

On Tuesday 7th March, we’ll be sending our Primary Swim Squad to the IPSHA Swimming & Diving Carnival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. We wish all those girls the best of luck, some of whom it will be their first time representing Loreto on an IPSHA stage.

Two days later, we’ll be back at it with the Secondary Squad for the IGSSA Swimming & Diving Carnival, accompanied by the best cheer squad in the land – our year 7 girls! We have selected a super-fast squad this year and they’ve got last year’s 5th overall placing in their sights. We’ve also grown our Diving team by 100% with Alexa Yu joining Tatiana Chapman to contest the Diving competition on Thursday followed by CIS trials later in the month.

There will be a full squad training session for all girls involved in the IGSSA and IPSHA teams on Monday morning from 6:45am, followed by a squad breakfast held in the Gym Foyer.



Parent Information Evening about Sport Review

Last Tuesday night, the school hosted an information night for parents and presented the findings of the Sport Review. Thank you to all the parents who attended and contributed with their questions and feedback after the event. We look forward to continuing this process and getting our teeth into the 4 core issues that we’ve identified for the review.
P.s. check out our mini-film entitled “Who is a Loreto Sports Girl?” here…


Term 2 Activity Nominations

Term 2 Activities Programs nominations are still open – they will close on Friday 10th March. These programs are open to all girls, regardless of experience or ability and are a fantastic way for the girls to try something new or to continue building a skill. Please note that despite our activities program running year round, girls need to nominate for each new term if they wish to continue in an activity.


Loreto Sports Girl Profile: Jacqueline Feurtado

Current sport/activity: Swimming.

Favourite school sport/activity: Netball and water polo.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Being able to compete at Nationals in swimming and winning a gold medal at NSW state age in the 4x50m relay.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: My best moment of Loreto Sport would be when I have represented Loreto in Swimming at IGSSA and CIS, yet I always look forward to competing in Term sports and making a final with my team mates.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: My favourite spectator moment is  when I  watched my team mate Tash, make a ‘B Final’ at the Olympic trials at only 15,;yet I also had a moment when my team mates  both medaled in the 4×100 freestyle and medley relay at Nationals.

Best subject at school: Religion and PDHPE.

Any superstitions before playing sport?: When I compete in swimming I always wear my hair in a bun with a big white ribbon as well as wearing particular earrings.

Best tune to listen to before competing?: Fly by Rhianna and Niki Minaj or Hall of fame by The Script.



We love seeing photos of our girls enjoying sport, but unfortunately we can’t be everywhere at once. If you’re out and about over the weekend at your daughter’s fixtures, please send through any snaps you get to

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow us at @loretonhsport – tweet us and use the hashtag #LetsGoLoreto and we’ll retweet as many as we can!

If you’re on Facebook, our page is at



Date & Time



4 March Riverview Gold Cup Regatta Lane Cove
4 March IGSSA Sport, IPSHA Sport, Badminton, Surf Life Saving, Cheerleading & Dance Various
7 March IPSHA Swimming & Diving Carnival SOPAC
8 March 3:30pm Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Student Registration Afternoon  Curran Theatre 
9 March IGSSA Swimming & Diving Carnival SOPAC



There will be no Sports BBQ at the school tomorrow.



Term 2 2017 Secondary School IGSSA Sport online nominations have now closed (Hills Netball nominations will close this afternoon). Girls who would like to request a late nomination for IGSSA Sport, Cheerleading or Dance Performance Troupe must speak to the staff in the Sports Office.


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.



Mr Matt Mulroney

Acting Head of Sport