Performing Arts Term 3

The performing Arts starts early next term. Students who have entered, as a solo or ensemble entry, would have received their individual entry details. It is the parent's responsibility to get students to their solo events. Most Orana entries are in the same sessions so car pooling can be organized if you are having trouble getting there.

Band and choir events are as follows.

Week 2 - Wednesday 31 July - Instrumental Ensemble

Don Russell PAC Thornlie 9.30am - 11.00 am session

Flute Ensembles, Clarinet and Trumpet ensembles.

Week 4 -Wednesday 14 August - Liturgical Choirs

St Benedicts Church, Applecross 10.00am - 11.00 am session

Orana Senior and Junior Choir.

Week 5- Monday 19 August - Primary Choral

Vasto Club, Balcatta 9.30am -10.45am session

Junior Choir

Week 5- Wednesday 21August. - Primary Choral

Vasto Club, Balcatta 1.00-2.30 pm session

Senior Choir

Week 5 -Wednesday 21 August - Concert Band

Sacred Heart College Sorrento 7.00pm -9.30pm session

School Band

Please make sure you take your instrument home over the holidays. Mrs Draper does not want to find any left in the music room over the holidays.

Student Laptops

Just to advise that student machines from Year 4-6 are covered by warranty and any hardware issues (eg missing keys, charger problems, broken screens etc) can be solved at the Apple Store at Garden City. It is a much quicker process for repair than the school can initiate and it reduces the downtime of the laptop.

Cross Country Term 3

Our Orana In-House Cross Country Carnival will be held in Week 5 on Tuesday 8 August. This means it's time to start preparing yourself with motivation, determination and stamina!

To help our Year 3-6 students prepare for cross country, we will be running training sessions in the lead up to the event:

What: Cross Country Training / Running and Fitness Club

Please wear appropriate fitness clothing and bring a water bottle. Those who are normally in the PE uniform on any day may attend training and then stay in their PE clothes. Those who normally wear their school uniform on training days may wear any appropriate clothing for training and then must put their full school uniform on immediately after training in time for class at 8.50am. This includes proper school shoes.

Where: Orana Catholic Primary School Oval

When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8.00am to 8.30am (Weeks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

Who: Mrs Wesley and Miss Harrison, Year 3-6 students and another parent volunteers who could offer assistance on the occasional Thursday

Why: To increase fitness and coordination, have fun and learn new skills.

See you there!!

P&F Car Bay

Congratulations to Mrs Kim Evans who has won the P&F Car Bay for the duration of Term 3 2013. This car bay, which is marked P&F in yellow print, is situated at the front of the administration block and is raffled each term. The term winner has exclusive rights to the bay and it should not be used by anyone else.

Entertainment Books

Of the last consignment of books there are now only 6 left. These will definitely be the last the school will be selling in the current campaign so if you want one please let us know.

Uniform Shop Term 3

The Uniform Shop will be open during Term 3 on Tuesdays from 8.30am to 10.30am.

Know someone enquiring about the Catholic faith?

The Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults (RCIA) prepares new members to join our Catholic faith; and helps baptised Catholics in renewing their faith. Faith development and growth is achieved in a friendly atmosphere through presentations, sharing and reflection. Under the guidance of our team and accompanied by friends (sponsors), the candidates took a spiritually enriched journey culminating in their reception into the Church on Easter Vigil night. RCIA for 2013/14 will commence Tuesday 30 July. The parish of Willetton invites all who are interested in the Catholic faith to an Information Evening on Tuesday 23 July at 7.30pm-9.00pm at the Parish Centre Large Meeting Room. If you or someone you know has expressed an interest in the Catholic faith, please come along. If you cannot join us on the Information Evening; or you would like to find out more about RCIA, please visit Alternatively, you may contact Howard on 0412 177 378 for more information.

Open Forum on Disability, the Church and the Wider Community

Date: Tuesday 30 July

Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Place: Emmanuel Centre, 25 Windsor St Perth

The Emmanuel Centre is hosting an Open Forum on Disability, the Church and the Winder Community. If you are a person with a disability or a parent or carer of someone with a disability this is an opportunity for you to network with others and discuss some of the issues, which are important to you. These could include some of the following or issues that you may want to raise:

Education; Employment; Recreation; Socialising; Participation in the Church; Preparation for the Sacraments.

Come along and have your say and share your experiences and concerns. For catering please RSVP by Monday 29 July to Emmanuel Centre.

If you have any special needs, please let us know.

25 Windsor Street, Perth Western Australia 6000.

Tel 9328 8113, 9328 9571 (TTY) 9227 9720 (FAX)


This event is free.

Champion Lakes Boating Club Inc

After School Kayaking Lessons

Where: Champion Lakes Regatta Centre, Henley Drive (off Lake Road opposite Camillo Drive), Champion Lakes.

Ages: 8 years and older (must be able to swim 50m)

Date: Sunday 21 July

Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Cost: $25