Choir Rehearsal

Choir rehearsals will commence in Week 3.

Choir times will remain the same as last year. Senior Choir (Yrs 4-6) Monday mornings from 8.15am - 9.15 am. Junior Choir (Yrs 2-3) Monday afternoons from 2.20 pm - 3.05 pm. A note will be distributed to choir members shortly.

Band Rehearsal

The new time for band practice this year will be Wednesday morning from 8.15 am - 9.20 am. This is to avoid the clash with sport carnivals and training which always occur on a Tuesday. Band rehearsals will commence in Week 3. An invite will be distributed to students shortly. Beginners to the music programme are eligible to join the school band once they have reached a minimum standard on their instrument.

Instrumental Music Programme 2013

All places in the music programme this year have been filled to capacity. We have over 90 students learning an instrument through Orana this year.

Saxophone, Flute, Brass and Clarinet lessons have started this week, whilst Percussion and Guitar Tutors will commence in Week 2.

Tutors should have contacted you directly with lesson information.

Please remind your children to check their lesson timetable to ensure they bring their instrument to school on the appropriate day. Lesson timetables are displayed on the music room window and also next to the staff room door in the Quad.

Music Stands

Ms Draper has a number of folding music stands looking for a new home.

These are being discarded by a community band but are still in good working order. If you need a music stand for your home practice, you are welcome to visit the Music Room for one.

Position Vacant in the School Band

Ms Draper is looking for a piano player to play the Glockenspiel part in the school band. They will need to have been playing for a couple of years and be good at reading music. Please see her if you are interested.


The Catholic Bishops of Western Australia are determined that no family be denied the opportunity of education in a Catholic school because of financial difficulties.

The Health Care Card Tuition Fee Discount Scheme was implemented in 2005 and offers discount on tuition fees to holders of a means-tested family Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card. The scheme offers significant, automatic tuition fee discounts to both Catholic and non-Catholic families.

Families that qualify for the scheme will pay AU$230.00 for kindergarten and primary school tuition fees and AU$1400.00 for secondary school tuition fees for 2013. Specific charges such as subject and building levies and excursion costs will still apply, however these can also be discussed with the Principal.


The school Chess Club will commence on Wednesday 20 February from 8.00 am - 8.30 am in the Library. We endeavour to have a core group of parents who assist with the running of the club. This enables us to teach beginners, assist those children who are learning the game and also prepare children who wish to compete in chess competitions. If you are able to assist in any way please see me when Chess Club begins. Students from any year level are welcome to attend. Conny Whyte, Assistant Principal


A big thank you to the Heron family for organising and donating our raised garden beds and garden supplies for us. (Radlink Communications)


Next Wednesday, 13 February is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Mass times at our parish of Ss John & Paul are 7.00 am, 9.00 am and 7.00 pm. Children in Yrs 4-6 will be attending the 9.00 am Mass at the Church and must, therefore, be at school no later than 8.30 am. Buses will leave promptly at 8.40 am. Ashes will be distributed by the teachers to children from Pre Primary - Year 3 at Orana later in the morning.

JMK Karate.Fun.Wellbeing

Johnny Moran Karate teaches kids karate classes at Orana Primary, in the School Hall.

A special offer for Orana students - 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons!

Classes are held after school and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

Students who attend the school's on-site After Care are collected and taken to the class in the Hall and returned to After Care when their class is finished.

Karate has many benefits which includes confidence, respect and fitness.

Call now to take advantage of this 4 week trial. 0402 830 402


Whaleback Golf Complex. Term commences Friday 15 February - 5 April. Joeys 5-8 years 7 weeks $85.00 from 3.45 pm - 4.30 pm. Aces 9 -12 years 7 weeks $85.00 from 4.30 pm - 5.15 pm. 6 enrolments required for classes to commence. Phone Tony (Club Coach) 0404 516 370 for further details. NO TENNIS GOOD FRIDAY.


Registration day on 17 February from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm in The Old Sports Club at Burrendah Reserve Willetton. Fees for Kindy to Year 3 are $100.00. Fees for Year 4 and above are $170.00. All boys and girls are welcome regardless of experience. For further information please call Helen Hunter on 9457 5239.


Learn Taekwondo Self Defence, Martial Arts from World Taekwondo Champion, Carmela Hartnett 7 Dan Black Belt. Improves focus, fitness, confidence, self discipline and social interaction in a fun environment. Ages 6+ Leeming Senior High School (Performing Arts Room) Cnr Farrington & Findlay Roads on Thursdays from 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm and Saturdays from 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm. Telephone 9490 5545 or 0417 910 362 to find out about our Super Special Beginner Trial.


Vacancies exist for students from age 6 upwards. For more information please call Therese Forster on 9310 9970.