On the weekend our school was well represented at the Huntingdale Junior Chess Tournament and we achieved a high level of success. Thank you to all the students who attended. Trophies were awarded to the following students: Daniel Walters 2W, Isaac Chang 2W, Christopher Cakir 4B, David Puttick 4W. Congratulations to our chess champs and thank you to the parents for their support.


Wednesday 6 March - Nicole Richardson, Danae Dunn, Lana Cooper

Thursday 7 March - Rosita Chan, Alison Gomes, Helen Friesner


Come along on Saturday 9 March from 4.00pm - 7.00pm to help welcome new families and spend time catching up with the old ones! BYO picnic and drinks and set up on the oval. Be entertained by the band "Free Time" as the kids (and adults) are entertained by giant garden games (including tug of war, sack races etc.) Mr Whippy will be there and you could have a win on the lucky number draw. See the flyer sent home today for more information. Hope to see you all there.


We are excited to advise that early this week 16 boxes of sports equipment was delivered to Orana as a result of the 2012 Coles Sports for School vouchers that were collected by staff, students and families. Students will be eager to get out into the playground at recess and lunch and try some of it out. Yrs 1 & 2 have received 4 Junior Sports Kits, Yrs 3 & 4 have received 4 Mid Primary Sports Kits and Yrs 5 & 6 have received 4 Senior Sports Kits. Each Kit contains a cricket bat and stumps, skipping ropes, tennis balls, a football, a soccer ball, a volleyball and more. We were also able to provide ball trolleys and balls for the use of all years, table tennis equipment for the After School Centre and a Gym Ball for those children with special needs. Thank you for your support. This is a fantastic result; we are looking forward to participating again in 2013.

Dorst Family, Coordinators


Our playgroup provides a relaxed situation for pre-school children to meet and encourages creativity, sharing and playing with others. There are two sessions: Tuesdays and Thursday from 9.30am - 11.30am during school terms. There are currently vacancies in both groups. If you would like to register your child / children for either of these days, please phone Joanne Godsall on 0418 936 197.


At our parish Church of Ss John & Paul, Stations of the Cross are held each Friday during the season of Lent. There are two time slots, the first at 11.30am, prior to the 12.00 noon Mass and again in the evening at 7.00pm. Please come along and join parishioners as we journey towards Easter.


Tomorrow, Friday 1 March, a World Day of Prayer service will be held at the Queen of Apostles Church Riverton. All are welcome to join with other Christian churches in the area at 10.00am. Morning tea will follow the prayer service. This is an opportunity to be ecumenical in our faith as we come together to pray for our world.

RAISING GIRLS - a Workshop for Dads

Find out how you can build a rewarding father-daughter relationship. This workshop will discuss common myths and mistakes around father-daughter relationships, the importance of the father-daughter relationship, what daughters need from their dads, practical ways to improve and maintain a positive and rewarding father-daughter relationship. For further information, please call 9489 6322. There is a workshop coming up on Tuesday 12 March in Gosnells at Lotteries House 2232C Albany Highway.


For fathers of children newborn up to 6 years of age. The Skilled Dads workshop is open to all fathers from all backgrounds at Ngala - 275 Abernethy Road, Belmont from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Tuesday 19 March is our next workshop. For further information and other available dates, please call 9368 9368 or visit