Performing Arts Festival

If there are any students wishing to enter the Performing Arts Festival as a soloist, please see Ms Draper for an entry form. Students must be Year 4 and above to enter and meet minimum requirements. The Orana Instrumental teachers will be entering a number of students and will notify you of this. Students who learn an instrument outside of school are also eligible to be entered by their music teachers. There are categories for all instruments including vocal and piano solos. There is also a category for solo bible reading should anyone be interested in that. If you would like the information and entry forms, please see Mrs Draper. Entries need to be back at school by week 2 of term 2.

Term 2 New Rehearsal Times

To allow all children to attend Monday morning assembly, there will be a change to band and senior choir rehearsals for next term. Junior Choir will remain the same. Senior choir will move to Wednesday and band to Thursday morning.

Tuesday 8.15 am Junior Choir (Yrs 2-3)

Wednesday 8.15 am Senior Choir (Yr 4-6)

Thursday 8.00 - 9.10 am School Band

All rehearsals take place in the music room. Please be on time. If you are late to rehearsal, you need to come in quietly. Lateness is not an excuse for missing the rehearsal.


Monday 15 April - Nola Forde, Karen French, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Wednesday 17 April - Paola Mena, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Thursday 18 April - Kara Passi, Annie Ting, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

End of Term Special

The canteen will be offering a home-made "Chicken Enchilada" $4.80 on Thursday 18 April. Please place your orders on the day. Normal menu items will still be available. Thank you for your support. Alison Honter, Canteen Manager


Today you will receive a flyer with information regarding the ordering of the 2013 / 2014 Entertainment Books. Books ordered will be available from the school office on Tuesday 7 May. If you have any queries, please contact Leonie Brown on 9457 4907 or email


Our prayer group will break for the school holidays, recommencing Thursday 9 May 2013.


Last chance to have your own personal parking bay for Term 2. Please return the form tomorrow (Friday 12 April) as the winner will be drawn on Monday (15 April) at the morning assembly.


Orana is excited to be again taking part in the Woolworths Earn and Learn Program from Monday 8 April to Sunday 9 June 2013. Let's see if we can exceed last year's exceptional result of 72,500 points. Students you can help by asking your family and friends to collect vouchers for you when they shop at Woolworths. These can be redeemed for some awesome educational resources for our school. For every $10 spent at Woolworths you will receive a Woolworths Earn & Learn Point. Pop them onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Points Sheet and once it is completed, just bring it back to school or drop it into the Collection Box at your local Woollies. the more we collect, the more we can redeem. If you have any suggestions for what we should redeem the points for feel free to leave a note in the school collection box. We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful program. If you have any questions, please ask at Reception at school or contact Lisa Dorst on


Are you looking for a fun, group-based sport for your daughter? The Riverton Calisthenics Club have spots available on Saturdays for our Tinnies (3-5 years) and our Sub Juniors division 3/4 (6-7 years). Have fun whilst developing confidence in a fun and positive learning environment, plus make new friends along the way. Come and try before enrolling! For more information contact or visit our website at


Girl Power is a friendship program that inspires "Tween" girls (8 to 12 years old) to feel empowered, develop a strong sense of self, and love themselves while learning to manage the most important thing to them - their friendships. Dana Kerford, the founder of Girl Power is running a couple of workshops. Friday 10 May 2013 "The Heart of Friendship" for Years 3 & 4 from 9.00am - 11.00am, "Friendship Fires" for Years 5, 6 & 7 from 1.00pm - 3.00pm. To register, go to Saturday 11 May 2013 "Language of Friendship" for Mother & Daughter from 9.30am - 11.30am. To register, go to: All sessions will be at Perth College (Founder's Multi Purpose Room), 32 Queen's Crescent, Mount Lawley. Tickets are $35 per person and include the workshop, handouts, a GirlPower pencil and sticker, and a Q&A to answer any specific questions.


Theme: New Beginnings. Painting, pottery, cartooning, craft. Enrolments start: Monday 8 April 2013. Classes held at the Canning Arts Centre, 72 Riley Road, corner High Road, Riverton. Classes commence on Monday 22 April 2013 until Friday 3 May 2013 $18 per session per child. Please call the Canning Arts Centre on 9457 9600 to enrol or view our website for more details Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm.


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 Natures 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 or call 9295 2244.


Juniors (8 years and over). 1st week - 24, 26 April. 2nd week - 29 April, 1 May 2013. Time: 9.00am - 10.00am. Cost $25 per lesson (including use of boat, paddle, life jacket). Do one or more lessons. It is a requirement of all participants that they must be able to swim at least 50 metres. Book now. Contact: Robyn Brown, mobile: 0401 311 817 or