Violin Lessons for Beginners

Natasha Ting is an ex-Orana student, currently in Year 11 at Santa Maria College. Natasha is available to teach violin lessons to students who are beginning to play or who would like to play the violin. She is a current member of WAYO (Western Australian Youth Orchestra). Please contact Natasha if you are interestedon 041639943 or by email at:

"The Armed Man"

A Mass for Peace and a tribute to the ANZACS in the year of their centenary. A concert not to be missed!

Two of WA's leading musical ensembles, The University of Western Australia Choral Society and The Royal Agricultural Society of WA Brass join forces to present the WA Premier of "The Armed Man." A Mass by Welsh Composer Karl Jenkins, subtitled "A Mass for Peace"

The Armed Man, one of the most performed musical compositions penned by a living composer, is a popular work by the composer Karl Jenkins. It has been performed almost a thousand times since its first performance in 2000, which on average is more than one performance per week somewhere in the world.

Performed by a full choir, brass band and organ, the piece weaves together an eclectic collection of sources into a traditional Mass. Drawing inspiration from a range of material, including religious texts and poetry, The Armed Man tells a tale of war but ends with a promise of peace.

Location: Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia
Date: Sunday, 3 May 2015
Time: 3pm AWST
Cost: $45 Adults, $35 Concession

Tickets can be purchased online or by phoning (08) 6488 2440 on weekdays between midday and 4pm AWST.


This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the ANZACS landing in Gallipoli. The Year 5 classes will be organizing a special ANZAC Day service to be held at school on 24 April. We are interested in hearing from any families that may have any memorabilia or a family story about any of the wars, particularly the First World War. We would like to include your story in our service. If you have anything to share please contact Mrs Tormay.


Just a reminder to join the fun of the Dockers raffle. Raffle tickets cost $25 per ticket. Families may buy multiple tickets and winning tickets will be drawn the Monday after each Dockers home game. The first Fremantle home game is Dockers vs Port Adelaide on Sunday April 5th at 4.40pm. The draw for this game will take place on Thursday 26 March at morning assembly.


We are looking forward to another big year in Footy Tipping! Thanks to those people who have already been in touch. We are working away at preparing our site for our new members. If you belonged last year, you would have already received an email from our Footytips site and we just need a response to that. If you would like to join up, please fill out the form that went home last week. Footy tipping remains at $40. The last day for entering our competition is Monday 30 March as the first game is on Thursday 2 April 2015.


Alison could use some extra help in the Canteen tomorrow (Thursday 12 March) if anyone is available. Thank you.

Monday 16 March - Marina Spence, Sarah Johnson, Rachael Newby

Wednesday 18 March - Amanda Dunlop, Shellie Reid, Kylie Coten

Thursday 19 March - Michelle Monteiro, Nim Caffrey, Jackie / Patrick Dean, Sagaya Xavier


This term's book club is being distributed today. It is in a new format, but we will still be obtaining great benefits for our school library!

Please note that the return date for orders will be Wednesday, March 18 2015.

Please take care to complete all details on the order form correctly as this will save delays to placing the order.

Thank you for supporting your school library.

Rachel and Michelle.


The second Sacrament Enrolment Weekend will be on 14/15 March at the 6.30pm (Saturday evening) 9.00am or 10.30am Mass. All parents wishing to have their children receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, First Holy Communion or Penance in the Parish are required to attend one of the Masses to receive an enrolment form. Parents of children attending Orana Catholic Primary School must return the completed form and baptism certificate to the school. Please note that the fee has already been included in the Orana school fees.

All parents are also required to attend a Parent Formation meeting on Tuesday 21st April @ 7.00pm in the church. Information pertaining to the Sacraments will be given at that time.

Please don't hesitate to call Una Henderson on 0414 955253 if you have any queries.


P & F Family Portraits

The Family Portraits will be held on 28 and 29 March and there are still plenty of available time lots. The $25 sitting fee gives you a complimentary family photo with plenty of options for purchasing photos. Details were sent home in a note last week, or you can contact Carol Erkes -

Hot Cross Buns

Order forms for the Hot Cross Buns were sent home last week. Delivery date this year will be Friday 27 March and the buns will be ready to come home that afternoon with the eldest child. Orders need to be in by Wednesday 18 March. If you did not receive an order form, please contact the office. Thank you for your support.

Notice of Change to PFFWA Constitution

The Parents and Friends Federation of Western Australia are proposing a minor change to their Constitution to alter the number of required general meetings each year from eight (8) to 4 (four). This change will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27 May.

Rationale for change:

  1. The ability to communicate with Councillors between face-to-face meetings has become increasingly easier and more convenient
  2. Councillors tend to be active on other committees within their school and community and one less meeting per term makes it easier for them to contribute to their other commitments.
  3. It assists both in time away from home and meeting the cost of travel for country-based Councillors
  4. It still provides the ability to have more meetings should they be required

A detailed notice of the change can be accessed on our website. Should you have any queries, please contact Shelley Hill, PFFWA Executive Officer on 9271 5909 or

visit us on Facebook 9271 5909 103 Wood St, Inglewood, WA


Registration is on this Saturday for Minkey (PP-Yr 4) from 11am till 2.00pm at Trevor Gribble Reserve (Cnr Parry and Karel Avenue, Bull Creek). Alternatively, you can register online. Games are played on a Saturday morning. If your child is Yr 5 or older and wants to play, please contact the club as those teams are currently being finalized. For more information, please visit our website or email or


At Riverton Leisureplex on Friday 27 March 2015. Registration: on-line prior to day of event. Late Registrations: strictly 6.15pm - 6.30pm on the night. Races start 7.15pm. Contact Terry Adam on email: or go online and download the nomination form and send to our Registrar or bring on the night to register.