To Softball Team 4, who were placed Runners Up in their Softball grand final over the weekend. It was an incredibly close final with Team 4 being beaten by only 1 run!

 To Tennis Teams 3, 4, and 17 who were placed Runners Up in their Tennis grand final over the weekend.

 To Tennis Teams 13 and 20 for being successful in winning their grand final matches over the weekend.

 To Badminton Team 20, who were placed Runners Up in their Badminton grand final over the weekend.

 To Badminton Teams 4, 9 and 11 who were successful in winning their grand final matches over the weekend. 

 To all girls who competed at the IPSHA Cross Country last weekend. 22 Primary students took part in the Carnival, and I would like to congratulate the team on their efforts preparing for and competing on the day, and  a further congratulations to Charlotte Curran who placed 5th overall.

  • Lilya Ragg
  • Abigail Mayer
  • Estelle Kyriazis
  • Lara Granelli
  • Alexandra O’Brien
  • Wei Wei Wen
  • Emily Burns
  • Olivia Williamson
  • Indianna Cane
  • Charlotte Joseph
  • Hannah Fenech
  • Maddison Hinds
  • Charlotte Curran
  • Eliza Rossell
  • Madeline Studdert
  • Mia Hartley
  • Chloe Mackay
  • Charlotte McLennan
  • Katerina Negro
  • Zoe Lawson
  • Nicola De Zotti
  • Olivia Lucas

 To all girls who competed in the secondary school Cross Country this week. It was a wonderful whole school event, and I would like to thank all students for taking part. Congratulations to all competitive runners and well done on your outstanding results. Full results will be available in the next newsletter.

Congratulations to the following girls who placed in the top 10 overall:

  • 1st – Charlotte Curran
  • 2nd – Madeline Playford                 
  • 3rd – Sarah Playford
  • 4th – Georgia Arcus
  • 5th – Ciara Murphy
  • 6th – Zoe Warland
  • 7th – Eliza Harvey
  • 8th – Gabriella Black
  • 9th – Daniella Bianchi
  • 10th – Alana Kavanagh

 To Tahlia Coleiro (Year 8) for her recent participation at the Oxley College Interschool’s Equestrian Competition in Berrima. Tahlia competed in Dressage where she placed 2nd, Hacking where she placed 1st in three classes and 2nd in one class, 80cm Show Jumping, 80cm Derby, and Sporting Events. As a result of her placings in these events, Tahlia was awarded winning champion in the Year 8 category. Congratulations Tahlia on an outstanding performance and for representing Loreto Normanhurst.

 To the following girls for being successful in making the IGSSA Representative Swim Team who will compete at the NSWCIS Swimming and Diving Carnival early next term:

  • Emma Rhall
  • Breanna Ivankovic
  • Siobhan O’Malley
  • Abbey Williamson

 To Grace Thomas for being selected in the Under 15’s NSW Cricket Academy. This selection is the result of continuous training and participation in club competitions. Congratulations Grace on an outstanding effort.

 To Siobhan O’Malley (Year 12) on her Olympic Trials campaign. Originally ranked 19th, Siobhan competed in the 400IM Olympic Trials and placed 15th overall . A fantastic achievement.




 To all girls taking part in the Sports Tour of the UK over the school break.



Supporter t-shirts and soft shell jackets are now available for purchase from the uniform shop. Sport at Loreto Normanhurst would like to encourage all supporters, parents or otherwise, to continue building the wonderful sporting spirit we have at Loreto by purchasing a supporter specific t-shirt or jacket to wear at sporting events and carnivals.



Each sporting team is allocated a coach by the school and has a nominated student captain to assist the coach where possible. However, there are occasions where another set of hands or an adult point of contact is required within a team. With this in mind, the Sport Department extends an invitation to our parent body to consider being a volunteer for your daughter’s team and be appointed as the Parent Manager. For more information, please contact the Head of Sport, Miss Jasmine Lalani.



A power point presentation of the uniform can be found on the Student Sport Portal which students can access.

Girls selected in Senior Firsts and Junior First teams will have a different uniform (top or dress) that they hire from the Uniform Shop.

To see the full range please see the power-point slideshow in the Sports Portal.



Date & Time



 27-28 April  NSWCIS Swimming and Diving  Homebush



What’s Due

Due Date

Term 2 Secondary Activity Online Nominations Tuesday 26 April
Bronze Duke of Ed Online Medical Forms Friday 6 May
Bronze Duke of Ed Practice Journey Permission Note Friday 13 May




Nominations for Term 2 Sport are now closed online. Girls who still wish to nominate for a sport will need to see the sport coordinator in the Sports Office.


Term 2 Activities

Activities available in Term 2 are:


  •  Dance – Hip-Hop/Contemporary Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym Stage
  • Taekwondo Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Mary Ward Centre
  • Gymnastics – Artistic Wednesday 3:15pm-4:15pm Gym
  • Cross Country/Long Distance Monday 6:45-8:00am Oval
  • Cross Country/Long Distance Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Oval
  • Cross Country/Long Distance Thursday 6:45-8:00am Oval
  • Jumps/Sprints Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
  • Jumps Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
  • Sprints Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
  •  Loreto Touch Football Wednesday 6:45am-8:00am Oval



  • Boxing Class Tuesday 6:45am-8:00am Gym
  •  Pilates Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm (Years 7-9) Mary Ward Centre
  •  Pilates Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm (Years 10-12) Mary Ward Centre
  • Taekwondo Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Mary Ward Centre
  • Loreto Touch Football Wednesday 6:45am-8:00am Oval
  •  Cheerleading Saturday 12:00-3:00pm Gym
  •  Dance Ensemble Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym Stage
  •  Gymnastics – Artistic Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Gym
  •  Cross Country/Long Distance Monday 6:45-8:00am Oval
  •  Cross Country/Long Distance Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm Oval
  •  Cross Country/Long Distance Thursday 6:45-8:00am Oval
  •  Jumps/Sprints Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
  •  Jumps Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
  •  Sprints Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm Oval
  •  Olympic Lifting Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm Gym


Sport Contacts Term 2 2016





IPSHA Hockey

Miss Jasmine Lalani 

Hills Netball

Miss Jasmine Lalani






IGSSA Football

Mr. Matthew Mulroney

IGSSA Basketball 

Mr. James Barr 

Hills Netball

Miss Jasmine Lalani

Head of Sport 

Miss Jasmine Lalani


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.




Nomination forms for Private Tennis Lessons in 2016 can be found on the Sport Portal (Tennis Page). The Lessons are co-ordinated by Absolute Tennis with 2 very experienced coaches.\

Coaches Profiles

Head Coach: Stephen Thompson

  • Former NSW State Selector
  • Former Top 400 World Ranked Singles
  • Former Top 300 World Ranked Doubles
  • Former Top 30 Ranked Australian Men
  • Played and Coached German Club Tennis 1987-1995
  • 2001 State Squad Coach
  • Has coached students to International and National Titles
  • Selected as a Talent Development Coach by Tennis Australia

Coach: Scott Noble

  • Former NSW ranked Junior
  • Head Coach Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Inter-district Representative
  • Head Coach Junior development Absolute Tennis
  • 7 years experience at NSW Country Development Camps
  • Graduate Diploma – Bachelor of Health Science – Majored in PD/H/PE 1997-2000
  • Graduate – Master of Teaching (Secondary) 2000 -2002
  • Lessons and Cost

Lessons options and cost are listed below. All lessons are billed per semester (two terms). The Semester consists of 15 lessons.

  • TE3 ¾ hour Semi Private (2 Students) $400
  • TE4 ½ hour Semi Private (2 Student) $300
  • TE5 ¾ hour Private (1 Student) $645
  • TE6 ½ hour Private (1 Student) $500

Contact Mr Thompson him on 0414 708 701 for more information.



Any girl who has completed the Bronze or Silver Award and would like to continue on to the next level Award should contact the Sports Office for joining forms and details.

All girls undertaking any Adventurous Journey must complete/update their medical forms online via the Southbound Adventures website. Instructions to do this are available from the Sports Portal (Duke of Ed tab).

Important Link: Southbound Adventures.

All information regarding the Duke of Ed program is on the Student Sport Portal on the Duke of Edinburgh page.

Girls should only direct questions regarding Duke of Ed to the Sports Office after they have made their own attempt to find answers using the Duke of Ed web site. This program encourages girls to make their own enquiries and use their own initiative.

Address queries to



Repetitive information has been removed and will be put on the Sport Portal.
If you have news that you would like to see included in the Sports Newsletter please email

Miss Jasmine Lalani

Head of Sport