Dear Parents

Swimming Carnival

Thank you to all who attended yesterday's swimming carnival at the Riverton Indoor Leisure Centre. A special thank you to the parent helpers who assisted throughout the day. Thanks also to the staff, in particular Mr Chatt for the preparation and thorough planning undertaken before and during the day. Congratulations to all the students on their effort and participation throughout the day.

Results from the day:

Winning Faction

Salvado (Red Faction)

Individual Medal Winners:

Year 4 Girls

Champion: Chloe Chen (Salvado)
Runner-Up: Georgia Berwick (Francis, Gold Faction)
2nd Runner-Up: Rebecca Benstead (Ward, Green Faction)

Year 4 Boys

Charles Henderson (Salvado)
Sebastian Ruane (Ward)
Brayden Atwell (Salvado) and Patrick Erkes (Ward)

Year 5 Girls

Elke Ruane (Ward)
Equal 2nd Molly Lennon (MacKillop, Blue Faction) and Sofia Mena (Francis)

Year 5 Boys

Brian Caffrey (MacKillop)
Jesse Overmars (Salvado)
Max Low (Francis)

Year 6 Girls

Carly Pizzuto (Francis)
Katherine Xavier (MacKillop)
Bella Foster (MacKillop)

Year 6 Boys

Max Coten (Francis)
Thomas Erkes (Ward)
David Puttick (Salvado)

Commitment Masses

Again, this weekend the students from Years 3, 4 and 6 (Sacramental Programme years) have an opportunity to attend one of the weekend parish Masses to ensure they are fully enrolled in the respective programme. Although the school undertakes the preparation of your child, the sacramental programmes are administered by the Parish; it is important that your child wanting to be a part of the programme within the Parish has registered.


This Friday we have a guest presenter here at Orana from the WA Police Force to talk to the children from Years 4-6 about Cyber-safety. The one hour talk commences at 1.45pm in the school hall. Parents, this is an invitation for you to attend the talk; you are both most welcome and encouraged to be present for the talk.

Drive-Through Parking

I take this opportunity to remind parents that the area immediately in front of the green shed is a NO PARKING area before 9.00am each weekday and again after 2.30pm each and every afternoon. Parents who are parking there at times outside of the above, are doing so at the inconvenience of others and potentially creating unsafe situations for children accessing the school or exiting the school. It is important that this be left as a "Kiss and Drive" zone. Please refrain from parking in this space outside the allocated time permitted.

Communicable Disease (Hand, Foot and Mouth)

We have a confirmed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease from the junior primary area of the school. While a note has been sent home to parents with children in Pre Kindy, Kindy and Pre Primary I am informing the wider community of the same. Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is a communicable disease most commonly transferred by droplets or airborne. It is typified usually by a fever followed by blistering around the mouth, hands and feet. Those with the disease are not to be at school while these are present.

Action Plans

If your child requires a specific action plan for an existing medical condition or allergy, it is imperative that we have up-to-date information and medication on hand at school. As a priority, I ask that parents ensure we are kept informed of any changes and suitably stocked with medication (if required). In some cases this may require your GP filling in parts of the Action Plan and providing information to the school.


This Friday a whole school assembly with honour certificates for the students in the junior year levels. All are welcome to attend.