IGSSA Swimming

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in the IGSSA Swim Carnival last Friday. What an incredibly inspiring commitment to the team and your school. Thank you for your hard work in preparation for this carnival and your participation on the day.

Loreto Normanhurst placed 5th overall with exceptional results. The team achieved the second largest point improvement across all the IGSSA schools from 2017 to 2018 which is outstanding. Thank you to our Captain of Swimming, Jacqueline Feurtado (Year 12), who over the past two years has displayed the true qualities of a Loreto sportswoman and is an incredible competitive swimmer.

Further congratulations to the following swimmers:

Maddison Hinds (Year 7) – Winner of the Multi-class Point Score Trophy, 2nd in the Finals of the Girls 11-19 Years 50m Freestyle Multi-Class, 1st in the Finals of the Girls 11-19 Years 50m Backstroke Multi-Class, 1st in the Girls 11-19 Years 50m Breaststroke Multi-Class, and 2nd place in the Finals of the Girls 11-19 Years 50m Butterfly Multi-Class.

Samantha Cox (Year 8) – 3rd in the Finals of the Girls 14 Years 50m Backstroke.

Girls 11-14 Years 4x50m Medley Relay – 3rd in the Finals: Samantha Cox (Year 8), Abbey Williamson (Year 9), Lily King (Year 8), Clare Doherty (Year 8), Emilia Weeding (Year 8), Charlotte Lackenby (Year 8).

Girls Open 6x50m Freestyle Relay – 2nd in the Finals: Cordelia Stephen (Year 7), Charlotte Rigney (Year 7), Hannah Saw (Year 8), Abby Feurtado (Year 9), Abby Hartshorne (Year 10), Jacqueline Feurtado (Year 12).

We are anticipating a number of Loreto Normanhurst students being selected for the IGSSA Swim team to represent at the NSWCIS Swim Carnival. This list will be published in the next newsletter.

Rowing  Nationals

Good luck to all our rowers who are competing at the Australian National Championships this week. Loreto Normanhurst rowers will be taking to the lake at the Sydney International Regatta Centre and will be racing alongside national and international competitors of exceptional calibre.

Congratulations to all girls who have competed so far, with further congratulations to Rosalind Daly (Year 12) and Laura Gourley (Year 11) who successfully placed 6th in the Championships Final of the Under 19 Women’s Double Scull.

We wish all rowers the best of luck for their races this weekend and look forward to publishing all our rowers’ results from this weekend in the next newsletter.


Tildesley Tennis

After a rainy start to the 100th competition of Tildesley Tennis this year, the tournament began on day 2. Play started with minimal rain interruption and continued today. We wish the following tennis players remaining in this knock-out tournament the best of luck as they continue their campaign into day 3.

Hannah Nicholson (Year 10) – Doubles

Mya-Rose San Diego (Year 10) – Doubles

Chloe Reeves (Year 9) – Singles

A full list of results will be listed in the next newsletter.


Water Polo

Good luck to students Sarah Dal Molin (Year 8) and Clare Doherty (Year 8) who will be competing at the National U14 Water Polo competition in Albury/Wodonga next week.



Last week we mentioned some of the highlights from the Australian Junior Athletics Championships which were in the midst of competition. Over the remaining course of competition, Loreto Normanhurst students continued to excel in their events. Congratulations to:

Eliza Harvey (Year 12) – placed 7th in the 400m event.

Zara Warland (Year 8) – placed 6th in her heat (22nd overall) of the Under 15 Girls 800m.

Charlotte Ryan (Year 11) – placed 9th in the Under 18 Girls 1500m.



Current sport/activity: I am currently running, swimming and playing soccer for Loreto.

Favourite school sport/activity: My favourite school sport is soccer.

Highest level of sporting achievement: My highest level of sporting achievement is running. I have made it to state level twice.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: My best moment of Loreto Sport was the IPSHA running carnival when I came second.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: My favourite sporting moment as a spectator was re-watching the Olympics in 2000 and seeing Cathy Freeman win her race.

Best subject at school: My best subject at school is Maths.

Any superstitions before playing sport: My superstition is to always wear my blue waffle runners when racing.

Best tune to listen to before competing: My favourite song to listen to before racing is ‘Hall of Fame’ by The Script.




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Date & Time



 Saturday 31 March  Easter Weekend – No Saturday Sport  N/A
 Saturday 7 April IPSHA Cross Country Carnival The Kings School, Nth Parramatta
 Tuesday 10 April Secondary School Cross  Country Loreto  Normanhurst


Week 7 Saturday 24 March

Team  & Game Time

BBQ Duty Time

Families Rostered

 LON04 – 8:00AM 7:45am – 9:20am Rakuljic, Robles, Sposari, Mayer
LON05 & LON06 – 9:15AM 9:10am – 10:20am Bordignon, King, Monaghan, O’Brien
LON14 – 10:30AM 10:10am – 11:30am El Haddad, Evans, Harmey, Powell

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