School Performance Data


System and Australian Government accountability regulations require that each school reports to its community and school performance in a number of key areas.

Contextual Information

Orana Catholic Primary School Willetton - Western Australia Orana Catholic Primary School is a co-educational primary school for students from Pre-kindergarten through to Year 6. Currently 494 students are enrolled in the school. An Out of School Hours care facility is onsite providing before, after school care and vacation care for children aged 4 years old and over. Established in 1980 by the Loreto Order, the name Orana is an Aboriginal word meaning 'Welcome". The school motto is "To Give Is to Receive". Our name and motto are fundamental to the culture and ethos of the school. We endeavour to develop each individual spiritually, academically, physically, socially, emotionally and culturally through our values of generosity, respect and excellence. A high multi-cultural population is enrolled, with students coming from many world cultures. The school has a focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills and has a priority to teach Science skills, with a dedicated Science teacher, for students from Pre-Primary to Year Six. ICT is embedded throughout the school's curriculum. A 1:1 iPad program has been introduced for students in Years Four to Six and iPads are available to our junior students. Students participate in a wide range of sporting events and also enjoy the performing arts. We have a large number of students who participate, on an annual basis, in the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges and in 2015 Orana won the "Zenith Commendation Award for Sustained Improvement in Primary Schools" (based on the number of student entries in the festival). Programs valued in our school include PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies), Restorative Practices for Behaviour Management, Toe by Toe Reading Support Program (for senior students) and a Junior Primary Literacy Support Program. There is an active encouragement of family involvement including our dedicated School Board, an active and enthusiastic P&F, Toe by Toe volunteers, school camp volunteers, and sporting volunteers.

Teacher Standards and Qualifications

All teaching staff are registered with the TRBWA

Bachelor of Education 18
Bachelor of Arts 11
Bachelor of Business 1
Bachelor of Commerce 1
Diploma of Teaching 11
Bachelor of Professional Studies 1
Graduate Diploma in Education 3

Workforce Composition

The composition of staff consisted of 28 teaching staff (26 female and 2 male) and 27 non-teaching staff (25 female and 2 male). There are no Indigenous members on staff.

Student Attendance at School

Year Attendance Percentage
Pre-Kindy 89.47%
K 89.74%
PP 92.76%
1 92.55%
2 93.84%
3 93.25%
4 94.63%
5 94.99%
6 93.78%

School attendance is recorded in SEQTA. Unexplained absences are followed up by phone calls to parents from the office daily.  Non-attendance is managed by admin staff who request a written note or email confirming student absence.

Senior Secondary Outcomes

Not applicable


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Parent, Student and Teacher Satisfaction

Parents are welcome to attend all morning assemblies and are encouraged to speak to the teachers or the Principal if they have any concerns. All concerns are listened to and acted upon where necessary. Positive feedback, related to Orana, is received from both our school community and the local community. A school open night is held during Term Three. This is an opportunity for the school community to come together and visit all classrooms, the science and library areas and to also listen to musical presentations. Students are given a voice at regular class meetings where their concerns are raised and the students work together to resolve situations or conflict. Orana staff have implemented a restorative approach towards inappropriate actions and positive relationships are encouraged. Staff satisfaction is paramount to a positive school environment and regular staff meetings take place to improve communication and teaching and learning opportunities within the school. The Principal is available to meet with staff and a review system has been implemented that encourages staff to choose mentors and to meet with the leadership team.

Post-School Destinations

Graduating Year 6 students went to the following schools:

Aquinas College 2
Corpus Christi College 27
Santa Maria College 6
Ursula Frayne College 1
All Saints' College 1
St Norbert College 3
St Bridget's College 1
Carey Baptist College 1
John Curtin Senior High School 1
Wesley College 1
Willetton Senior High School 5
Lesmurdie Senior High School 1
Leeming Senior High School 2
Melbourne (moved interstate) 1

School Income

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School Improvement

2015 Orana Annual School Improvement Plan included a Whole School Focus on Writing. This curriculum focus has continued in 2016. The Orana Annual School Improvement Plan for 2016 is available HERE


The My School website has two main purposes.

Firstly, it provides parents and students with information on each school - its view of itself and its mission, its staffing, its resources and its students' characteristics and their performances.

Secondly, it provides schools and their communities with comparisons of their students' performances in literacy and numeracy with those of students in other schools, most importantly those in schools that serve similar students. These comparisons provide information to support improvements in schools. Among schools with similar students, those achieving higher student performances can stimulate others to lift expectations of what they and their students can achieve. The schools with higher performing students can be a source of information for others on the policies and practices that produce those higher performances.

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