Thank you to all the families who attended one of the Sacrament Enrolment Masses during the weekends of 7/8 March and 14/15 March.

For those families who were unable to attend, please be advised that you are required to attend a Mass no later than Sunday, 29 March to receive an enrolment form from Fr Thai or Fr Joe. The enrolment form must be completed and returned to Orana Catholic Primary School no later than Tuesday, 31 March, together with a copy of your child's baptism certificate. 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 at 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.


2nd Rite of Reconciliation

Come along to the Parish of Ss John & Paul this evening (Wednesday 18 March) at 7pm to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday evening at 7.00pm in the Church of Ss John & Paul.


Music Rehearsals

Ms Draper will be taking some long service leave. All Band and Choir Members did get a note earlier this term regarding rehearsal schedules for the next 5 weeks.

Senior Choir - Next rehearsal is Monday 20 April. (1st day of term 2)

Junior Choir - No rehearsal week 8 but otherwise unaffected.

Band - Rehearsals are unaffected so normal rehearsals on Wednesday morning

Guitar Ensemble - Rehearsals as normal on Thursday morning with Mrs Alexander.

Apart from Senior Choir rehearsals, all other ensembles will have minimum disruptions. Senior choir people need to make sure they practice their songs at home as they have a long break. Please, please keep singing your songs!

Musical Instruments left at school

Ms Draper will not be at school to remind you to take your instruments home. If you happen to leave your instrument in the Music Room, the Out of School Care staff has a key to open the room to get your instrument out. They are here until 6 pm on school days and during the holidays.

All musicians, but in particular guitarists, should have their name clearly marked on their cases. Many cases look the same and, as a result of that, someone took the wrong guitar home last Friday.

"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 was written in 2000 by Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins. "What better way, within the framework of a Christian musical and liturgical form, both to look back and reflect as we leave behind the most war torn and destructive century in human history, and to look ahead with hope and commit
ourselves to a new and more peaceful millennium" The performance is in 13 movements beginning with the beating of military drums, the brass band gradually building up to the choir's entrance, singing the 15th century theme tune, The Armed Man. The piece then moves through such movements as
the "Kyrie, "Sanctus" and "Hymn before action" which builds to its final devastating line, "Lord Grant us strength to die". It then continues into the "Charge" as war is now inevitable. At the very centre of the work is "Angry Flames" an excerpt from a poem about the horrors of the atom bomb attack on Hiroshima, by a poet who was there at the time of the attack. The work then turns to remember that one death is one too many as we move to the beautiful movements, Agnus Dei and Benedictus.

The work tells a story, makes people think and tugs at the heartstrings.

  • Location: Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia
  • Date: Sunday, 3 May 2015
  • Time: 3.00pm AWST
  • Cost: $45 Adults, $35 Concession

Tickets can be purchased online from, or by phoning (08) 6488 2440 on weekdays between midday and 4.00pm 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 who 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.


Monday 23 March - Lisa Hadfield, Eloise Flower, Nicole Civich

Wednesday 25 March - Dani Low, Audrey McLauchlan, Fiona/Troy Conley

Thursday 26 March - Anne Bovet, Flo Sukmono, Susan Uy


There will be a P & F Meeting this Friday after assembly in the Library. All parents welcome to attend.

Family Portraits

The Family Portraits will be held on 28 and 29 March and there are still plenty of available time slots. 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 on email:

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns orders close today. Delivery date is Friday 27 March and the buns will be ready to come home that afternoon with the eldest child. Thank you for your support.

Fair Trade Chocolate

Children love Easter eggs, except the ones who are forced to make them. Try and buy Easter eggs from the producers who are doing the right thing this year. A list of where to purchase Traffik-Free chocolate is available here. For more information go to our website or visit the Facebook page.


Opening Hours for Terms 1 & 4

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8.30am - 10.30am

Opening Hours for Terms 2 & 3 (as of week 3 Term 2)

Tuesdays 8.30am - 10.30am

Winter Uniform Stock

Our stock has now arrived for the winter.

White Polo Shirts

Please return your white Polo Shirts to the Uniform Shop as soon as possible. Thank you.


Middle School Academic Scholarships are available for students entering Year 7 in 2015 for full or 50% tuition fees for Years 7 through to Year 9. A Selection Test is conducted in Term 2 for Year 6 students.

Senior School Academic Scholarships are available for students entering Year 9 in 2015 for full or 50% tuition fees for Years 10 through to Year 12. A Selection Test is conducted in Term 2 for Year 9 students.

Further information is available on our website or by phoning the College on 9350 5433. Applications close Friday 27 March 2015.


Iona Presentation College is presenting The Wiz, an adaptation of the original, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L Frank Baum.

The Wiz is showing at The Regal Theatre, Subiaco from 28-30 March 2015. Bookings through Ticketek 132 849 or see our website.

Group Bookings can also be made for our Matinee Show on Monday 30 March 2015.


Details on our website. Contact the office to book your place on 9457 9600 or email Half day sessions: $18.00, Full Day Sessions: $32.00.


As the holidays approach fast spaces are filling up in our Technology Workshops. Get in now with your bookings at our website.

If you would like to find out more about how Minecraft is good for your children from an educational point or view check out this amazing educational wiki on our website. There are some inspirational movies on here that show experiments with neurotransmitters and other cutting edge learning activities that have been set up using Minecraft.

For more information about our courses please contact us on our email or call us on 1800 11 55 62.


School Physical Activity Specialists - Holiday Programs (April 2015)

All Kindergarten to Year 3 children were given a Flyer for our up coming Holiday Programs for April 2015. There are 2 program age groups with the session times listed.

3-4 years: Balls, Body & Brains (BBB) = 3 Days / 90 Minutes per day / Cost is $75.00 per child.

Our 'BBB' program focuses on developing and improving basic Perceptual Motor Skills & Fundamental Movement Skills in Active, Innovative, Motivating Modified Games all within Maximum Participation & Fun Sessions for children aged 3-4.

5-8 years: Skills 4 Multi Sports (S4MS) = 3 days / 3 Hours per day / Cost is $135.00 per child.

Our 'S4MS' program focuses on developing and improving basic skills within a range of modified sports that require Hand-Eye Coordination and Movement Skills.

For more information phone Jim Guilfoile on 6162 0932 or email


April School Holidays Learn to Sail Courses

Visit our website for details.


For information regarding this program please visit our website or email