Rain, rain, go away…

What a term of sport (or lack thereof). According to some in the IGSSA offices, this is the worst season of weather they’ve seen in 20 years (and don’t forget – we lost the first weekend of matches because it was too hot!). We’re crossing our fingers and toes that we might be able to sneak one more game of tennis and softball in but, as always, please make sure you check the relevant wet weather sites on Saturday morning for the most up-to-date information.



What a week it was and what a week it will be for our rowers. Firstly, congratulations to the entire program for achieving an excellent 2nd place in the overall point score at the Head of the River last weekend. It was a fantastic achievement by Head Coach Chloe and her coaching staff to get the girls to the start line in peak condition, and then every girl rowed her heart out to make everyone in the program so proud. The achievement was roundly celebrated on Saturday night as the parents hosted the End of Season Dinner, with particular thanks to Danielle Pringle and Simone Madigan who were joint  MCs on the night.

And it’s once more into the breach, dear friends, for our Senior Rowers who are competing at the Australian National Championships this week to finish off what has been a long and rewarding season. We wish both crews the very best of luck.


Surf Lifesaving

Well done to all the girls who completed the Surf Lifesaving program with their Bronze Medallion test on Saturday morning. It is a long and testing process to ensure girls are both physically and mentally capable to fulfill the role of a surf lifesaver and the girls performed exceptionally well through the entire season.

Lily Tancred (Year 11) is flying the Normo/Newport flag as she competes at the Australian Titles in Perth this week so we wish her all the best.



Congratulations to Breanna Harris (Year 6) and Elyse Stephens (Year 6) for the respective selections to represent IPSHA at the CIS Netball and CIS Hockey trials.

Good luck to our Primary Cross Country team who will be representing the school at the IPSHA Carnival on Saturday at The King’s School.


Citius, Altius, Fortius

Our cup has runneth over in recent times, not just because of the rain, but with the Little A’s Championships recently, followed by Australian National Athletics Championships wrapping up just in time for our School Cross Country trials and Secondary Athletics Carnival. Our athletes have been racking up results left, right and centre.

Congratulations to all the girls who competed at the Little A’s Championships, with special mention to Sophie Kavanagh (Year 7), Zara Warland (Year 7), Georgia Arcus (Year 8), Amy McFadden (Year 8), Zoe Warland (Year 10), Charlotte Ryan (Year 10) and Breanna Ivankovic (Year 10) for their top 10 finishes and further mention to Sophie for her silver medal in the 12s Girls High Jump and Zara for her bronze in the 13s Girls 3000m.

Good luck to all competitors in the upcoming Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals!


Loreto Sports Girl Profile: Faith Zalm

Current sport/activity: At the moment I just play tennis but I am starting basketball.

Favourite school sport/activity: Tennis is my favourite sport to play. It is really fun playing with other girls as you make new friends all the time and it’s a great way to catch up with people.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Last year in March I was in an under 12s team of four and we competed at a state competition in the Hunter Valley. We came second which was a really great opportunity.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Tildesley tennis is always a great opportunity and so much fun. It’s great to compete with friends and against other schools.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: My favourite sporting moment as a spectator was watching Roger Federer at the Australian Open.

Best subject at school: My favourite subject at school would have to be Drama. It is really fun getting up and moving around with others and playing games.

Any superstitions before playing sport: I don’t really believe in superstitions. I just believe in playing well and if you concentrate and believe you can do well, you can win.

Best tune to listen to before competing: I tend to listen to upbeat music before playing sport as it keeps you energetic.



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Date & Time



1 April 8am  IGSSA Sport, IPSHA Sport, Badminton, Surf Life Saving, Cheerleading & Dance  Various 
30 March-2 April  Rowing Nationals  SIRC, Penrith 
3 April 8.35am  Secondary Cross Country  School grounds 
3 April Lunchtime Term 2 Sport Pizza Lunch Gym
5 April Secondary Athletics Carnival Homebush



Week  8 Saturday  1 April

Team & Game Time 

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON01 & LON04- 8:00am 7:45am – 9:20am Arora, Maccioni, Dickinson, Fanning 
LON05 – 9:15am 9:10am – 10:20am King, Maley, Oong, Quinn 
LON02 & LON12 – 10:30am 10:10am – 11:30am Kalac, Lassau-Wray, Fenton-Smith, Frith 

Duties involve cooking on 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 IGSSA Sport online nominations have now closed. Girls who would like to request a late nomination for IGSSA Sport, Cheerleading or Dance Performance Troupe or Hills Netball must speak to the staff in the Sports Office.

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