IGSSA  basketball

Congratulations to Ainsley Woods (Year 11) who has been selected into the IGSSA Open Basketball team. We wish Ainsley the best of luck as she prepares for the NSWCIS Championships on Thursday 10 May 2018.


ipsha cross country

Congratulations to the Loreto Normanhurst Primary Cross Country team who competed in high temperatures at the IPSHA Carnival last week. All runners competed in great spirit of participation and we are proud of all your placings. Well done!

Further congratulations to Neve Tierney (Year 6) who placed 5th in the 12 Years category and will represent IPSHA at the NSWCIS Cross Country Championships. We wish Neve all the best in her preparation for this carnival.


Secondary School cross country

Thank you and congratulations to all 47 students who took part in the Cross Country Trial this week. Further congratulations to the following girls who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective age groups:


12 Years

 13 Years

 14 Years

15 Years

16 Years

17 Years

18 Years


Grace Pellarini Caitlin Blackburn Georgia Arcus Alana Kavanagh  Molly Carter Eliza Harvey Daniella Bianchi


Claudia Wilson Elli Barron Arabella Price Erin O’Brien  Sabyn Baker Rosemary Hogan Katherine Morris


Bella Kachel Clare Doherty Maia Henville Olivia Spencer Abby Hartshorne Gabriella Black  


A make-up Cross Country trial will be held in Term 2 for students who were unable to attend this week’s trial. More information on this date will be sent to students in Week 1, Term 2.



Congratulations to Lily Finlayson (Year 12), Rosalind Daly (Year 12), Laura Gourley (Year 11), Lucy Illek (Year 11), and Caitlin Von Behr (Year 11) who were selected to represent NSW in their Pathways Eights program. After numerous selections, Lily, Rosalind, and Laura have been placed in the top Eight to race for NSW, while Lucy and Caitlin have been listed in the reserve Eight for NSW. All rowers will compete at the Rowing Australia time trials this weekend in their respective state crews, and we wish them all the best of luck. This is an outstanding achievement for these students and their coaches. Congratulations to all!


Amendment to the Rowing Nationals squad from last week’s newsletter

Isabella Dodd (Year 10) was also part of Loreto Normanhurst rowers who took part in the Rowing Nationals in March. We congratulate Isabella on her involvement in the squad at this level and apologies for the oversight.


Congratulations to Charli Fidler (Year 9), Erin O’Brien (Year 9), and Isabelle Barker (Year 10) who were all recently selected for the NSW Indoor Netball Under 16’s team. What an outstanding achievement! Good luck girls, and we can’t wait to hear about your experience with the NSW team.


Current sport/activity: Basketball and Rowing

Favourite school sport/activity: Basketball

Highest level of sporting achievement: Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup representing NSW and Nationals for Rowing.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Head of the River (especially this year) – so much excitement and nerves.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: NRL grand final 2015 Broncos vs Cowboys and JT kicking a field goal in golden point to win! I go for the Cowboys!

Best subject at school: PDHPE

Any superstitions before playing sport: Not really!

Best tune to listen to before competing: ‘We like to party’ by Vengaboys.


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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There will be no Sport BBQ this weekend.


2018 Sport Contacts Term 2




IPSHA Sports Ms Emily Doyle
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Doyle




IGSSA Basketball  Mr Dave Brock
IGSSA Football Mr Matt Mulroney
Hills Netball Mr Tim Higgins
Equestrian Miss Jess Levy
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Doyle
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