Taunton School Tour

 We were lucky enough to play hosts to a touring squad from Taunton School, Somerset earlier this week. They had a squad of 28 students who we matched up with in hockey and netball on Monday and Tuesday respectively. All games were played in the tremendous spirit you expect when you pit teams from Australia and England against each other. The metaphorical ‘urn’ was shared on the hockey pitch, whilst Loreto was able to take all three netball fixtures. These kind of experiences, however,  are less about the results and more about the opportunities for our teams to play against new opposition and our girls to be able to take visiting players into their homes as billets.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the families who took billets over the three days – experiences like these literally can’t go ahead without the generosity of our school community and every single piece of feedback I got from Taunton staff and students was overwhelmingly positive. 


Primary School Athletics Carnival

After the Primary Carnival suffered from the same weather difficulties as the Secondary Athletics Program earlier in the year, we were finally able to complete the Primary School Athletics Carnival on Friday last week. 

There were some fantastic results across both track and field, with special mentions to the following award winners:

10 years age champion: Alice Mackenzie  (Year 5)

11 years age champion: Lucia Vanderheiden  (Year 5)

12 years age champion: Lara Granelli  (Year 6)

Queen of the Track – winner of the 100m Invitation: Lara Granelli  (Year 6)

Spirit Cup: Benedicta

House Champions: Clare


IGSSA Netball representatives

Our netballers got the chance to strut their stuff over the past couple of weeks with the IGSSA 15/U and Opens Netball Trials being held. In the Opens, Sophie Dwyer (Year 10) was selected to represent IGSSA at the CIS Championships. In the 15/U’s, Charli Fidler (Year 8) and Erin O’Brien (Year 8) were selected on the day whilst Ella Nelson (Year 9) and Emma Vandervelde (Year 9) have been included in a squad of 18 after missing the trials due to being in Far North Queensland. This squad will be trimmed to a final squad of 12 in preparation for the CIS Championships.


 Loreto Sports Girl Profile: Sophie Dwyer

Current sport/activity: Netball.

Favourite school sport/activity: IGSSA Netball.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Getting selected into the 2017 17&U Australian Netball Squad to attend a 5-day training camp at AIS Canberra in the September holidays where I will have the opportunity to play against New Zealand.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Representing Loreto at the Girls Cricket T20 Blast School Cup National Finals in Melbourne on the MCG.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching any games in the Suncorp Super Netball League.

Best subject at school: Design and Technology.

Any superstitions before playing sport: I have a particular shooting warm up drill that I need to complete without missing a shot. I also have a specific type of socks I have to wear when playing.

Best tune to listen to before competing: ‘Symphony’ by Clean Bandit, featuring Zara Larsson.



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Date & Time



Friday 4 August 3.00pm   Term 4 Secondary Sport Online Nominations  Close   N/A
Thursday 17 August IGSSA Athletics Carnival  Homebush
 Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 August Bronze Duke of Ed Qualifying Journey Kangaroo Valley



Week 3 Saturday 5 August

Team & Game Time 

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON02 8.00am  BBQ 7:30-8:45 am  Glezos, Lewis, Middleton 
LON04 9.00am  BBQ 8:30-9:45 am  Buchanan, Carrigan, Morris, Whipps 
LON07 10.00am  BBQ 9:30-10:45 am  Harsas, Hoffman, Kalnins, Lackenby 

Week 4 Saturday 12 August

Team & Game Time 

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON02 8.00am BBQ 7:30-8:45 am  John, Sharah, Tassell, Tilley 
LON03 9.00am BBQ 8:30-9:45 am  Black, Bragato, Bryan, Mark 
LON07 10.00am BBQ 9:30-10:45 am  Lumley, Pollard-Brayne, Studdert, Waldock 

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



2017 Sport Contacts Term 3





IPSHA Touch Football

Mrs Nikki Jasprizza

Hills Netball 

Miss Jess Levy






IGSSA Netball

 Mr. Dave Brock

IGSSA  Hockey 

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

Hills Netball

Miss Jess Levy

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