welcome back 

Welcome back students and parents to Term 4 2018. The Sports Department is looking forward to another action-packed season of sport and activities! With Round 1 of Saturday sport starting this weekend, we would like to wish everyone the best of luck. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Sports Department.

Even though it has been a short break over the school holidays, we still had several girls representing Loreto Normanhurst in various facets of the school.


duke of Edinburgh award

2-4 October saw the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award students complete their adventurous journey in Kangaroo Valley. Despite the constant cold and endless rain our girls worked together to complete it as a team over the three days. We would like to congratulate the girls on their efforts!


rowing camp

The second week of the holidays saw our rowers attend the annual Spring Camp. The girls were lucky enough to have access to world class facilities this year at the Sydney International Regatta Centre and Nepean Rowing club. Even with the persistent rain, our girls were exceptional in dealing with the elements both on and off the water and were able to hone their skills to be in the best possible shape for the Loreto Normanhurst Regatta.

We would like to thank Miss Jessica Levy for all her hard work and countless hours that were put in to ensure the smooth running of the camp. In conjunction with her extraordinary team of coaches and parent helpers, they were able to deliver an outstanding program and one we are sure the girls will remember for years to come.


nswcis primary softball

During the last week of Term 3 Chelsea Gleeson (Year 6) represented Loreto Normanhurst and CIS at the NSWPSSA Girls Softball Championships in Mudgee. The competition was held from 25-27 September with CIS placing 9th overall. Well done for all your efforts in this tournament Chelsea, we are very proud of your achievements!


nsw all school athletics championships

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships from Thursday 27 September – Sunday 30 September. There were several personal best results from our girls both on the track and in the field.


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Grace Pellarini Charlotte Curran Georgia Arcus Julia Baxter
  Sophie Kavanagh Amy McFadden  
  Arabella Price    
  Zara Warland    


A further congratulations to Grace Pellarini (Year 7) who won gold in the 12 years 800m and bronze in the 12 years 1500m, Arabella Price (Year 8) who placed 4th in the 14 years 2000m steeplechase, and Georgia Arcus (Year 9) who placed 5th in the 14 years 3000m. These fantastic results and times qualify Grace, Arabella and Georgia to compete at the Australian Junior Championships being held in Sydney next year.


interstate challenge cup

During the school holidays four  students jetted up to the Gold Coast to represent IGSSA NSW in the Interstate Challenge Cup. Sophie Dwyer (Year 11), Charli Fidler (Year 9) and Erin O’Brien (Year 9) represented IGSSA NSW in netball and Eloise Hansen (Year 10) represented IGSSA NSW in football. IGSSA NSW came home with gold medals in netball, silver in football, and bronze in tennis, which won IGSSA NSW the overall Challenge Cup for the second year in a row. Congratulations to all four girls who were huge contributors to IGSSA NSW’s fantastic achievements.


congratulations – touch football

Mia Jones (Year 7) competed in the City V Country Oztag Championships held on Sunday 23 September, coming away victorious. We would like to congratulate Mia on her success and efforts on the day.



Current sport/activity: Rowing.

Favourite school sport/activity: Rowing / Rugby 7s.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Being selected to  NSW in the pathway eights for the past two years and coming 1st at rowing nationals in the U19s eight.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Going to rowing nationals and being undefeated in Rugby 7s winning the grand final.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching NSW win the state of origin live this year; watching the Waratahs when I was younger and meeting all the players  .

Best subject at school: Agriculture.

Any superstitions before playing sport: I always eat Weet-Bix with fruit, yogurt or honey for breakfast before any rowing race or regatta.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn and Play it Again – Luke Bryan.



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 no Loreto Sport Staff member is 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.


Saturday BBQ Roster

Week 1 – Saturday 20 October 2018










Whittaker, Verbeek Wolthuys, Tillbrook, Stenz





Panetta, Madigan, Licquorice, Forman





Paul, Kearins, Jones, Elliott





Wytenburg, Wilcock, Nasr, Munoz

Duties involve cooking on the BBQ or serving. If you are unable to fulfil your duty you must arrange a replacement (contact other day girls’ families in your team from the team contact list).



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

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow us at @loretonhsport – tweet us and use the hashtag #LetsGoLoreto and we’ll retweet as many as we can!

If you’re on Facebook, our page is at






For IGSSA competitions the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details are also available from the IGSSA website.


Mr David Brock

Sports Administrator