End of Year Concert

The Orana Guitar students will be performing an evening concert in Week 7 of this term on Thursday 29 November from 6.00pm - 7.00pm pm in the School Hall. Family and friends are invited. If you are thinking of playing the guitar next year, then why not come along and see what our students have achieved this year and meet the Guitar Teacher.

Instrumental Music Program 2013

Notes have started to be distributed to students in Yrs 3-5 who are interested in learning a musical instrument next year. Current students wishing to continue also need to return a permission slip. Please return your permission slip to Mrs Draper or the front office no later than 7 December to be considered for a place next year. Please be mindful of the expected commitment required before accepting a place in the Music Program. It is expected that students have the time to commit to home practice at least 4 times a week to make satisfactory progress.

Yr 6 Graduation Mass Choir Performance

Notes have gone home to Junior and Senior choir members regarding the Graduation Mass. Please return your permission slips to the front office or Mrs Draper as soon as possible.


Parent Coaching Session - Parenting Morning Tea Term 4, 2012

Come and Join Us - Kindy to Year 6 mums and dads. Enjoy an hour of coffee / tea drinking with no cleaning, cooking, telephone, bills, memos, meetings, emails. Meet other parents, learn more about parenting and share ideas of parenting successes and challenges. Our School Social Worker, Irene Wright will be running the final get together - a review session of the Parenting Workshops for 2012. This will take place in the Orana Hall Meeting Room, after the morning assembly, Wed 21 November, from approximately 9.00am - 10.30am. ATTENDANCE IS FREE! Young children are welcome, however, no crèche facilities are available. The topic is: Teaching Your Children Essential Social Skills. Love to see you there! Irene Wright, Social Worker.


Students have been given their band, choir and "muck up" graduation photos. A number of photos were ordered without a record of payment. If you did not receive your order please check with the school office. Thank you.


Monday 19 November - Katrina Cooper, David Charlton

Wednesday 21 November - Lisa Hadfield, Jay McMahon, Liz Kingston

Friday 22 November - Una Henderson, Alison Gomes, Jo McGowan


An invitation was distributed this week to those who have helped in any way in the Canteen this year. Should you not have received an invitation and know that you have helped in the Canteen please see Alison. All helpers are very welcome to attend.


Tuesday 27 November at The Bridge Cafe, 795 Canning Highway Applecross at 6.30pm. RSVP Narelle 0419 945 462 or Kylie 0409 378 424. A note regarding this dinner was sent home earlier.


Friday 16 November at 7.00pm at the Burrendah Tavern. Please RSVP to Loretta Albertini 0409 298 276. Hope to see you all there.


Our last order for the year is a very large one. If you do not want your Book Club order to be delivered to the classroom please advise Marilyn / Leonie in the front office. We will let Marie Leguier (Book Club Coordinator) know so that she can leave your order with us. It is imperative that you leave your contact number for Marie to contact you. Thank you.


Tickets for our Car Bay Raffle for Term 1, 2013 have been sent home today. 3 Tickets for $2.00 or 10 Tickets for $5.00. Please complete the ticket and return, along with money, through the class basket system by Monday 3 December. The lucky winner will be drawn on Friday 7 December at the final assembly of Term 4.


It would be appreciated if parents could check their children's woollen jumpers to ensure they have the correct one. Irene Jatmatama from 2W has lost her jumper. It has her name on the side tag. Should anyone have mistakenly put it into their school bag could they please return it to the front office. Thank you for your help.


If anyone has found a Tigger toy (in rather shabby condition) in or close to the Kindy / Pre Primary play area could they please return it to the front office. It belongs to a sibling of one of our Kindy Blue children and is very precious to him. Thank you.


Sunday 18 November from 10.00am - 2.00pm. RSPCA Headquarters, 108 Malaga Drive, Malaga. A great family day out.


Rehearsals for the Christmas Eve Children's Mass at Ss John & Paul Church will begin on Wednesday 28 November at 5.15pm. Choir for children 7 years and above, and Nativity for Children 4 years and above. Details of rehearsals will be sent by email. If you would like to be involved in the choir or Nativity play, please contact Gaylor Murray on 0419 867 889 or Natalie D'Cruz on 0407 981 861 or email


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