2018/2019 Sports Captain

It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate Zoe Warland on her selection as the 2018/2019 Loreto Normanhurst Sport Captain. Zoe has an excellent pedigree across a range of sports, with athletics, swimming and touch football all areas where she has enjoyed success and representative selection. Zoe also brings to the role a passion for participation in sport and a love of competition. You can read more about Zoe below as she is our Sportsgirl of the Week!

Well done Zoe – we know you’ll lead the way beautifully for the next 12 months!


Pierre de Coubertin Award

On Friday 29 June, Tatum Bird joined a distinguished list of student athletes from across NSW at the Pierre de Coubertin Academy Day. The Pierre de Coubertin Award recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. Part of the Pierre de Coubertin Award application process is to provide a written response, outlining the student’s attitude and motivation through participation in Sport, and I would like to share an excerpt from Tatum’s submission:

“As Sports Captain at Loreto Normanhurst I have used experiences like this to motivate and inspire female athletes to strive to be the best sportswomen they can be. Knowing the struggles starting out in such a male dominated sport and skill, I have worked hard to motivate young athletes to challenge themselves and move towards creating goals in their own sport which take them to the next level. Knowing the importance of physical activity whether it be individually or within a team towards learning at school, meeting new people or developing life skills that are not reached within standard living, I have been creating a benchmark for girls to achieve goals that they didn’t originally think existed. Playing a role in Loreto’s inaugural Rugby 7’s program, my experiences growing up with the game of touch football and presently playing Rugby 7’s, Touch Football and Rugby League 9’s as my favourite sports, has given me the courage to create a pathway for girls, especially at my all-girls school, as an option to follow the same journey and enjoy the challenges and benefits that sport gives them.”

Congratulations Tatum – you are an inspiration!



The June/July holidays only mean one thing for some families – snow! This year saw the biggest team in recent years of snowboarders and skiers compete at the Northern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships in Thredbo during the middle week of the school holidays. The team was a great mix of girls who had extensive history in competitive snow racing and girls who wanted to give racing a go for the very first time.

There were some outstanding results, with Eva Payne (Year 11), Dominique Rossell (Year 11) and Eliza Rossell (Year 8) all qualifying to compete to the State Interschools Snowsports Championships in August – well done girls! The entire squad turned in top performances, and a huge thanks also goes out to the parent group who were fantastic at getting their daughters down to the snow, out on the mountain and cheering on their every turn and jump.

2018 Loreto Normanhurst Interschool Snowsports Team:

Year 5

Aoife Berry

Sasha Bridges

Hayley Livy

Year 7

Ella de Vos

Hannah Cho

Year 8

Eliza Rossell

Year 9

Laura Woods

Ella Kissick

Year 10

Bridie Bruce

Isabella Price

Year 11

Dominique Rossell

Emmaline Fountain

Eva Payne

Imogen Whitnall

Millicent Price

Year 12

Adelaide Forrest



Well done Madelyn Nelson (Year 12) who recently placed 4th at the NSW Interschool Equestrian Championships. Madelyn has now qualified to compete for NSW in the Australian Championships in October and we can’t wait to see how she performs!


Cross Country

We wish our NSW All Schools Cross Country runners the very best of luck as they pound the pavement, grass and gravel at Sydney Motor Sport Park today! Representing the CIS, Neve Tierney (Year 6), Grace Pellarini (Year 7) & Georgia Arcus (Year 9) will be competing against the best Cross Country runners in the State. Charlotte Ryan (Year 11) had also qualified to compete but unfortunately was forced to withdraw due to injury. It is a fantastic achievement to qualify for this race and we have our fingers crossed for some fast times for the Normo girls!



Good luck to Charli Fidler (Year 9) who is in Werribee, Victoria next week representing NSW at the National 15/U Girls Netball Championship. Charli will play nine games of netball over six days and we look forward to hearing how she goes – good luck Charli!


Term 3 Sports

Good luck to all the students who begin their Term 3 sport season this weekend! This Saturday sees the start of the IGSSA Hockey and Netball seasons (including a few teams with an early trip to Frensham) as well as IPSHA Touch Football. Our Learn to Row program begins Friday night, as does the Twilight Athletics Carnival season. Hills Netball continues as the business end of the season begins, and Saturday sees the start of a brand new program at Loreto Normanhurst, as our Rugby 7’s teams go through a final skills day before their Round 1 matches next weekend, and all the while our cheerleaders continue to tumble and turn on Saturday afternoons. It is a busy term for Loreto Sport and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Let’s go Loreto!



 I am delighted to be stepping into the role of Acting Head of Sport for the remainder of 2018 and as always, please direct any queries you may have to  


correct sport uniform

An important note regarding correct sport uniform for Saturday competition sport:

Students who are not dressed in the correct uniform for competition will NOT be allowed to play. In the case that a Loreto Sport Staff member is not present, your team coach will have the authority to remove a student from play and/or not allow a student to start play. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. It is our expectation that you will be appropriately dressed and in uniform while representing Loreto Normanhurst. Please see your sport specific booklets for full details on what uniform is required for your sport.



Current sport/activity: Athletics, Touch Football.

Favourite school sport/activity: Athletics! – in particular hurdles, sprinting and long jump.

Highest level of sporting achievement: 3rd at Nationals in long jump, several National Finals for hurdles and making the Little Athletics Australia U15’s National AIS training camp (with fellow Normo girl Charlotte Ryan).

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Athletics Carnival & the All Schools Knockouts.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the athletics at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games!

Best subject at school: Always changes!

Any superstitions before playing sport: I’m unfortunately very superstitious. I must always drink a ridiculous amount of water the day before and go to bed early. I must always eat an apple one hour before an event, and I need to wear black socks. I must use my foam roller before warming up and I always like to warm up with a friend to calm the nerves. I also have a weird routine whilst getting into the starting blocks, involving some jumping and hair flicking.

Best tune to listen to before competing: I unfailingly listen to Stronger by Kanye West before I begin warming up.



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



Sat 28 July IGSSA Hockey & IGSSA Netball Round 1 Various



2018 Sport Contacts Term 3




IPSHA Sports Ms Emily Wood
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Wood





IGSSA Netball  Mr Dave Brock
IGSSA Hockey Mr Matt Mulroney
Snowsports Mr Matt Mulroney
Hills Netball Mr Tim Higgins
IGSSA Friday Night Athletics Miss Jess Levy
Midweek Activities Ms Emily Wood
Cheerleading Ms Emily Wood


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


Mr Matt Mulroney

 Acting Head of Sport