Term 4 IGSSA Sport

Welcome back to the final term of sport for 2017! Good luck to all the secondary students who are beginning their seasons this weekend for touch football, water polo, HKDTA tennis and rowing, and to the primary students who kick off their basketball, tennis and cricket campaigns!


Wet Weather

The return of Saturday Sport also brings the unfortunate possibility of cancellations. Please remember to always check the relevant wet weather site for your sport before leaving home – as our girls compete at venues all over Sydney, it’s important to get the most up-to-date information about these venues. The Sport Department will periodically update our social media channels with information on cancellations and closures, however the best and most up-to-date source of information about venue closures can be found at the following sites:

IGSSA Sport (touch football/water polo):

IPSHA Sport (basketball/cricket/tennis):

HKDTA tennis


Spring Rowing Camp

Our rowing squad was putting in the hard yards over the holidays at the annual September Camp at our new venue on the Central Coast. Early starts and gruelling sessions were the order of the weekend, with the coaching staff led by Chloe Congdon implementing an excellent program to start the squad’s journey to the 2018 Head of the River. A massive thanks to Ms Jess Levy for her wonderful coordination and planning of the camp, and best of luck to our intermediate and senior rowers as they compete in their first regatta of the season this weekend!



At the time of publication, the NSW All Schools Track & Field Championships will be halfway done, however we wish all the Normo girls competing at Homebush all the best and fingers crossed for some national qualifying times and distance! Good luck girls!



On Monday 16 October, we will be hosting the regional qualifiers of the Cricket NSW T20 Blast Competition for students in Years 7 and 8. We have 13 teams who will be competing for a place at the State Championships so good luck to all the girls involved.


Duke of Edinburgh

Congratulations to our  11 Silver Duke of Edinburgh participants who undertook their practice canoeing journey on the Hawkesbury River over the school break. A huge thank you to Mr Darren Cooley who volunteered to be the school’s parent representative on this journey.



Well done Arabella Barr (Year 10) who competed in the Berry Riding Club 10th Annual Inter-School Equestrian Championship during the holidays. Arabella and her horse Dusty placed 3rd in the Years 9 to 12 Preliminary 1.2 Dressage and 3rd in the Year 10 Double Slalom.



Well done to Ella McKenzie (Year 7) and Charlotte Goldman (Year 9) who represented Gordon Rugby Club at the U13’s and U15’s NSW Rugby 7’s State Championships. Both girls’ teams played some wonderful rugby, with Ella’s U13’s team going on to take out the tournament! In more exciting news, Ella has been called up to compete in a representative tournament in Singapore later this year and we wish her all the best with that competition.


Loreto Sports Girl Profile: Ella McKenzie

Current sport/activity: Rowing and Rugby 7’s

Favourite school sport/activity: Rowing

Highest level of sporting achievement: Winning the 2017 U13 Rugby 7’s State Championship and selection for an international competition for Rugby.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Helping out Santa Sabina in basketball when some of their players weren’t there.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the Australian Women’s 7’s team win gold in Rio.

Best subject at school: Maths and music.

Any superstitions before playing sport: I always eat an apple to have enough energy to get me through the game and for good luck.

Best tune to listen to before competing: “Are you ready for it” by Taylor Swift.



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

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Date & Time



 16 October 9am-3pm Milo T20 Blast Cricket   Oval
14 October 8am-4pm Spring Regatta SIRC, Penrith
20 October 6pm-10pm Rowing Season Opening Night Gonzaga Barry Centre
27 October 7am-3pm IGSSA Gymnastics Carnival Rooty Hill



Week  1 Saturday 14 October


BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

 LON 04  7:30am-8:45am  Conlon, Gillis, LeTard, Melrose
 LON 15  8:30am-9:45am  Fairbairn, Johnston, La Rose, Leck
LON 23 9:30am-10:45am Dodd, Ho, Johnston, Jones
LON 21 10:30am-11:45am Fitzpatrick, Henville, Hyde, Kavanagh


No Sports BBQ in Week 2,  Saturday 21 October.

Duties involve cooking 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 your team contact list).

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 4





IPSHA Sports 

Mrs Nikki Jasprizza

Midweek Activities

Mrs Nikki Jasprizza






IGSSA Water Polo

 Mr. Dave Brock

IGSSA Touch Football

Mr. Tim Higgins

IGSSA Rowing

Miss Jess Levy

Hornsby Tennis

 Mr. Dave Brock

Midweek Activities

Mrs Nikki Jasprizza

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