THE LAND OF OZ - DVDS

On sale now. Don't forget to order your copy. Please send in your order as soon as possible so we can have them all distributed by the end of term. $25 per copy. Spare forms are available at the Front Office and the Library.

MUSIC NEWS

Final Band Rehearsal

The final band rehearsal for the year will be Week 8 - Tuesday 4 December.

Final Choir Rehearsal

The final choir rehearsal for the year will be Week 9 - Monday 10 December. (This is for all junior and senior choir members who will be singing at the Graduation Mass)

Return of School Musical Instruments

School instruments only need to be returned to Mrs Draper if:

  1. You are leaving the school.
  2. You are no longer continuing on your instrument next year.
  3. Your instrument requires some maintenance work.

If you are continuing on the same instrument next year you need to keep your instrument over the holidays so you can do lots of practice.

Instruments that are being returned can be delivered to the Music Room at the conclusion of your last lesson or band rehearsal.

End of Year Guitar Concert

The Orana guitar students will be performing an evening concert in Week 7 of this term, Thursday 29 November, from 6.00pm - 7.00pm 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 Years 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 this 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. Please note the additional information in regard to guitar tuition that is offered at school. The instrumental note refers to Acoustic Guitar. Mrs Alexander teaches Classical Guitar whilst Mr Kutolowski offers lessons in Bass Guitar or Electric Guitar for children not wishing to learn Classical Guitar.

CHESS CLUB

Next Wednesday will be the last Chess Club morning for the year. Congratulations to all the students who have represented Orana this year and thank you to those who have attended Chess Club on a regular basis. A special big thank you to the parents who have assisted the children each week. Without your support the Chess Club would not be able to take place. Your care and attention to the children has been greatly appreciated.

CANTEEN ROSTER

Monday 26 November - Nola Forde, Candece Piccirilli

Wednesday 28 November - Celina Malagas, Sorelle Miller, Susan Taylor

Thursday 29 November - Melissa Jackson, Paola Mena, Erin Leech

CANTEEN NEWS

Due to the end of the year fast approaching, there may be some items on our menu that will not be available. Thank you for your understanding.

UNIFORM SHOP

Attention Kindy & Pre Primary parents 2013. A reminder to purchase your uniforms for next year from the Uniform Shop. Avoid the rush of the special opening day on Friday 1 February and come in between now and Tuesday 11 December. Our opening days and times are each Tuesday & Thursday morning from 8.30am - 10.30am. Faction lists for Kindy children going into Pre Primary next year are now available.

YEAR 3 PARENTS NIGHT OUT

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.

LOST PROPERTY

Joash Rajesh has lost his Sports Jacket. It has been missing since the Athletics Carnival day. His name is clearly written on it and it would, therefore, be appreciated if you could check whether or not your child has his/her correct jacket. Please return Joash's jacket to the front office. Thank you for your cooperation.

FOUND

A long sleeved black jacket was found after one of the Production performances. If you think it may belong to you please come into the front office.

P & F CAR BAY RAFFLE

Just a reminder to get your entries in for the chance to win your own personal parking bay for Term 1 2013. The winner will be drawn on Friday 7 December at the final assembly of Term 4.

SAINTS JOHN & PAUL CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS CHOIR & NATIVITY PLAY

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 ndcruz@perth.bentleys.com.au

OLYMPIC FUN & FITNESS / OLYMPIC GYMNASTIC ACADEMY

2013 Bookings are now being taken at Olympic Gymnastic Academy & Olympic Fun & Fitness. Give your child the right start and attend our FREE open day, visit http://www.olympicfunfitness.com.au or phone 9417 2153 for more information.

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