IGSSA and IPSHA Sport Competition

We would like to congratulate all students who took part in Round 1 IGSSA and IPSHA competition matches. We have received some wonderful feedback from parents, coaching staff, and opposing schools, commenting on the spirit in which you played your matches. Girls, continue to play hard, play fair, and respect the officials leading your game.

We were so pleased to see the majority of students organised for Round 1, wearing the correct uniform for your respective sport. We will continue spending the next few weeks ensuring all girls are playing and travelling in the correct uniform each Saturday, so please keep up the good work and continue wearing the correct sports items. As a reminder, when travelling to and from a sporting venue, the outer garment for any student must be one of the following:

  • Top:
    – Loreto Normanhurst playing shirt/singlet
    – Loreto Normanhurst navy PE polo shirt
    –  Loreto Normanhurst sports tracksuit jacket
  • Bottom:
    – Loreto Normanhurst PE shorts
    – Loreto Normanhurst skort
    – Loreto Normanhurst sports tracksuit pants


Congratulations to all rowers who competed at the Pymble Regatta last weekend. Well done to all girls on an outstanding result, and we wish all rowers competing at the NSW Rowing Championships this weekend the best of luck.

To all rowers continuing their training this weekend for Head of the River and Rowing Nationals events, continue supporting and motivating one another as you keep up the hard work over these finals weeks of the season.


Congratulations to all the Loreto Normanhurst girls who competed at the NSW Junior Athletics Championships last weekend. Here are some of their results:

Alana Kavanagh (Year 9) was our very first athlete to commence the Carnival and she returned a time of 67.78 seconds to finish in 10th place overall in the Under 16 Girls 400 metres event.

Zoe Warland (Year 11) finished in 9th place in the heats of the Under 17 Girls 400 metres event with her time of 61.29 seconds to qualify for the final where she claimed 7th place with her time of 60.06 seconds. In her 100 metres Hurdles Final, Zoe took out 5th place with a personal best time of 15.29 seconds (tailwind of 1.5 metres/sec). In her Long Jump event, Zoe won the bronze medal with a personal best leap of 5.43 metres (headwind of 0.6 metres/sec). Zoe also contested her 200 metres event finishing in 10th place overall with her time of 26.61 seconds (headwind of 0.5 metres/sec).

Eliza Harvey (Year 12) won the bronze medal in the Under 18 Girls 400 metres final with her time of 58.33 seconds. In her 800 metres event Eliza won the silver medal with her very fast time of 2 mins 14.94 secs.

Georgia Arcus (Year 9) finished in 7th place in the Under 15 Girls 3000 metres event in a time of 10 mins 59.63 secs. In her 1500 metres event, Georgia placed 6th with her time of 5 mins 03.34 secs.

Sophie Kavanagh (Year 8) finished in 8th place in the Under 15 Girls High Jump event with her clearance at 1.35 metres. In her Long Jump event, Sophie placed 8th with her leap of 4.68 metres (zero wind reading). Sophie also contested the Under 15 Girls 90 metres Hurdles event finishing in 12th place in a time of 17.08 seconds (headwind of 0.1 metres/sec).

Charlotte Ryan (Year 11) produced a personal best time of 4 mins 42.83 secs to take out the silver medal in the Under 18 Girls 1500 metres event.

Elli Barron (Year 7) finished in 10th place in the Under 14 Girls 800 metres event in a time of 2 mins 44.56 secs. In her 1500 metres event, Elli was 17th overall in a personal best time (by 10 seconds) of 5 mins 36.95 secs.

Zara Warland (Year 8) finished in 9th place in the Under 15 Girls 800 metres event with her time of 2 mins 26.06 secs. In her 1500 metres event, Zara placed 8th in a time of 5 mins 06.13 secs.

Amy McFadden (Year 9) won the bronze medal in the Under 16 Girls High Jump event with her clearance at 1.60 metres. In her Triple Jump event, Amy placed 6th with her leap of 10.53 metres (tailwind of 0.5 metres/sec).

IGSSA and IPSHA Representative Trials

Congratulations to the following girls who took part in an IPSHA or IGSSA Representative team trial. These girls trialled against players from across all IPSHA and IGSSA schools and played extremely well, showcasing their skills and Loreto spirit. Well done girls on an outstanding effort.

Sophie Critchlow (Year 6) – IPSHA Basketball
Emily Paterson (Year 5) – IPSHA Basketball
Jemima Mae Foster (Year 5) – IPSHA Basketball

Further congratulations to Bailey Henderson (Year 10) for being successful in making the IGSSA Open Softball Team for 2018. Bailey trialled against 24 other students across a number of IGSSA schools. We wish Bailey all the best as she prepares to compete in the NSWCIS Softball Championships representing IGSSA.



Current sport/activity: Hockey and badminton.

Favourite school sport/activity: Badminton.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Representing NSW Hockey at Nationals.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Winning our Badminton grand final in Year 10.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the Kookaburras win the 2014 World Cup!!

Best subject at school: Modern History.

Any superstitions before playing sport: I used to always triple knot my laces but I don’t have laces anymore.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Anything that’ll hype me up.


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Date & Time



 21 February 5pm Bronze Duke of Ed Parent Information Night Curran Theatre
28 February-1 March NSW All Schools Triathlon SIRC, Penrith
7 March 3:30pm Bronze Duke of Ed  Registration Session Curran Theatre


Week 2 Saturday 17 February

Team  & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

 LON02 – 8:00AM 7:45am – 9:20am Carrigan, Coetzee, Hall
LON05 – 9:15AM 9:10am – 10:20am King, Hilton, Hackett
 LON10 – 10:30AM 10:10am – 11:30am  Carozzi, Fenton-Smith, Garing, Hughes

Week 3 Saturday 24 February

Team  & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

LON03 – 8:00AM 7:45am – 9:20am Baker, Baxter, Dickinson, Hansen
LON06 & LON08- 9:15AM 9:10am – 10:20am Monaghan, O’Brien, Mackay, Maley
 LON07 – 10:30AM 10:10am – 11:30am Curran, Giles, Halmarick, Hanna

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).


2018 Sport Contacts Term 1





IPSHA Sports Ms Emily Doyle
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Doyle





IGSSA Tennis  Mr Dave Brock
IGSSA Softball Mr Tim Higgins
IGSSA Rowing Miss Jess Levy
Badminton  Mr Matt Mulroney
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Doyle
Performance Dance  and Cheerleading Ms Emily Doyle
Head of Sport Mrs Jasmine Palmer


For IGSSA competitions, the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details see the IGSSA website here.

Mrs Jasmine Palmer

 Head of Sport