MUSIC NEWS

Instrumental Lesson Absences

If a student is going to be absent on the day of their instrumental lesson, through a personal reason or a school excursion/ sport activity, then it is the parent's responsibility to inform the tutor. Ms Draper does her best to inform the tutors of as many school events as possible, but sometimes classes organize events that we are not always aware of. Therefore it is best on all occasions to contact the tutor directly regardless.

Classical Guitar Ensemble

We are very pleased to announce that a classical guitar ensemble will be commencing at Orana this year. Rehearsals start on Thursday 6 March from 12.55 - 1.30 pm. Some students have received a note already. Students will be invited to join the ensemble once they have reached a minimum standard.

Band and Choir Rehearsals

All our rehearsals are now up and running. Times are as follows:

Monday 8.15 am: Senior Choir

Tuesday 8.15 am: Junior Choir

Wednesday 8.00 am: Band

Please bring your music and water bottle to rehearsals.

SACRAMENTAL INFORMATION

Don't forget to get along to one of the parish Masses this weekend (6.30pm Sat, 9am or 10.30am Sun) to pick up enrolment forms for each of the sacraments. At this time you will also be asked to nominate which sacramental Mass you would like your child to participate in. Forms will not be given out at school.

FACTION NAMING

We have had some fantastic suggestions come in already, don't forget to include your ideas. Entries close Friday 21st March.

CANTEEN ROSTER

Monday 10 March - Lisa Dorst, Kara Passi

Wednesday 12 March - Liz Murray, Fiona Conley, Lana Cooper

Thursday 13 March - Loretta Albertini, Rochelle Keogh, Marlene Malesic

P & F HOT CROSS BUN FUNDRAISER

Order forms for the P & F Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser have been sent home today. Orders come in freshly baked on the morning of Thursday 10 April 2014 (the last day of term). Orders must be in no later than Friday 28 March 2014. Thank you for supporting this. Orana P & F.

HEAD LICE

A few cases of head lice have been reported. Please be vigilant and check your child's hair for head lice and / or eggs. If you would like treatment options or information, visit www.health.wa.gov.au/headlice. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

YEAR 6 LEADERSHIP ASSEMBLY

Thank you to the parents and families for the great turn out to the leadership assembly. A special thank you to the parents that supported with the catering and help on the day. It was really appreciated. Year 6 Class Representatives, Melinda Wren & Reena D'Souza.

WEET-BIX KIDS TRYathlon

On Sunday 30 March 2014 the Weet-Bix TRYathlon for students will be held in Perth at Langley Park. Four students from Orana have already registered for this event. Registrations can be made on try.weetbix.com.au and close on Sunday 16 March. A pamphlet with further information is being sent home with students today.

FOOTY TIPPING AND DOCKERS RAFFLE

Reminder notes are being sent home today for the Orana Tipping Competition for 2014 as well as the Dockers Raffle. To take part in the Tipping Competition we really need your registrations by NEXT WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH. The first home game for the Dockers will be held on Saturday 29 March. We have extended the date of the first draw for the raffle to Friday 21 March.

ST NORBERT COLLEGE OPEN DAY

St Norbert College warmly invites prospective students and their parents to tour our excellent college, its contemporary facilities and extensive grounds. Tours will be conducted at 9.30am and 2.00pm on Monday 10 March 2014.

Enrolments for Year 7 in 2016

We have commenced our enrolments for 2016. Application forms may be obtained by phoning the Enrolment Officer, Mrs Hughes on 9350 5433.

KIDS FIRST AID

Knowing What To Do In an Emergency Situation Could Save Your Child's Precious Life

Kids First Aid offers the only first aid courses delivered exclusively by experienced paramedics, designed to teach parents grandparents and caregivers how to respond calmly and confidently to 10 of the most common first aid emergency situations.

Courses available now: Bull Creek Community Centre Saturday 15 March, 9.00am to 12 midday.

Book Online Today: www.kidsfirstaid.com.au or call 1300 138 133. Private sessions also available.

GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE

How Do I Keep My Child Safe?

Child protection education for parents and carers of young children, educators and service providers. With Holly-Ann Martin from Safe4Kids. By teaching children the language and principles of protective behaviours they can acquire invaluable skills and strategies to identify unsafe situations and protect themselves from potential harm.

Date: Monday 10 March 2014. Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm (6.30pm registration). Venue: Bentley Community Centre, Nyamup Way, Bentley. Cost: Free (bookings essential). For further information and to book please contact Hailey Osborne on 9251 5777 or email hosborne@communicare.org.au