There have been a few cases of head lice at Orana. Please check your child's hair carefully for head lice and / or eggs. If you would like treatment options or information, please visit http://www.health.wa.gov.au/headlice


A reminder about our upcoming Lapathon which will be taking place Friday 12 April on the school oval after Assembly. Don't forget to find some sponsors and if you have misplaced your sponsorship sheet, there are spares in the Front Office. Thank you in anticipation of a fabulous response.


A special guest has been invited to Chess Club next Wednesday. His name is Sethuraman S.P., a Grand Master of chess from India. He has been attending the Sydney Open Chess Competition and is stopping in Perth to visit relatives. His cousin is Sam Vincent, a Year 6 student at Orana. We will begin Chess Club at approximately 7.30am in the hope that our guest can interact with the students for a reasonable amount of time.


Monday 8 April - Martina Marsh, Allison Pivac, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Wednesday 10 April - Lisa Hadfield, Jay McMahon, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Thursday 11 April - Melissa Jackson, Una Henderson, Susanne Shehade


Orana will be offering entertainment books for sale again this year. The books are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and two-for-one offers for the best restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more. Available soon. The new book is only $65 and you will receive $15,000 worth of valuable offers which are valid until 1 June 2014. Advice on how to order your book will be sent home early next week.


This autumn school holidays the team at Nearer to Nature are providing children with an exciting range of nature-based activities at Canning River. Children ages 4-7 will delight in Lovely Ladybeetles or making a bush disguise in Camouflage Capers. For children ages 7-12, come along and discover more about Nature Kitchen or grab a scoop net and search for some of our reclusive swamp dwellers. These and many more great activities are on offer. To download a brochure visit http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/n2n or call 9295 2244.


School holidays are almost upon us again! Are you wondering what to do with your kids? RSPCA WA has the answer with fun, interactive and educational holiday sessions. This is a great opportunity for children big and small to get up close and personal with some of our furry friends. Bookings open on 2 April. Places fill quickly, so call 9209 9325 to secure your child's spot. Further information on sessions is available on the website: http://www.rspcawa.asn.au


Maximise your school results with Academic Task Force April Holiday Revision Program. Study Skills, Essay Writing and WACE subject course for Years 11 and 12. We will also be running a Skills Development Program for Years 7 to 10. Venues: Churchlands SHS, Rossmoyne SHS and Perth Modern School. 6 hours per subject 1/2 day courses - small groups with expert teachers. For more information visit our website: http://www.academictaskforce.com.au or contact us: learn@academictaskforce.com.au Telephone 9314 9500


Have some Martian fun over the April school holidays. Monday 22 April - Friday 3 May 2013. Monday - Friday from 10.30am - 12.30 midday. Join us and let your imagination run wild! Make your very own Martian. There are two activities to choose from over the holiday period. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - Martian making. Tuesday & Friday - Rocketry & Rocket making. Cost: $11 per child, Adults $16, Students & Concession $13 (no bookings required unless for large groups). For further information, visit http://www.gravitycentre.com.au or call 9575 7577.