New Teacher

We are very pleased to welcome a new bass guitar teacher to Orana. Mr Leigh Miller comes to us with a wealth of experience after completing two music degrees in both String Bass and Bass Guitar. He has played all over Australia and Internationally in Orchestra's, Jazz Bands, Pop Blues Bands, Musicals and worked as a session bassist with some very famous musicians. Our Orana students are in for a treat!

Performing Arts Festival 2014

Entries for the Performing Arts Festival this year will be due to Ms Draper by Monday 5 May at the very latest. Your Music Teacher will need to fill out the entry forms. Entry fees are $15 for solos and $25 for Duets. Parents need to cover the cost of individual entry fees and are also responsible for transporting individual students to their event.

Rehearsals Term 2

Monday: Senior Choir 8.15 am

Tuesday: Junior Choir 8.15

Wednesday: Band 8.00 am

Thursday: Guitar Ensemble 12.55

We have a very busy term of rehearsals, polishing our performances in anticipation for the Performing Arts Festival next term. Mrs Marshall has kindly given up her mornings again to rehearse with the choirs so we look forward to seeing everyone on time so we can make the most of our rehearsal.


Monday 5 May - Nola Forde, Tamsyn Sardelic

Wednesday 7 May - Nerida Burns, Liz Bailey, Dani Low

Thursday 8 May - Una Henderson, Helen Gowland, Marina Spence


The Year 6 students and teachers invite mothers in our school community to this special Prayer Assembly in their honour on Friday 9 May at 9:00 am. A morning tea will be held after assembly.


Could all students who borrowed white interschool polo shirts please return them to the Uniform Shop freshly laundered in order to receive your refund. Thank you for your assistance with this.


Just a reminder that the Mother's Day Stall is being held next week on Thursday 8 May. The children from Kindy to Year 6 will be given the opportunity to purchase a gift for their mums for $5. If you would like your child to purchase a gift, we are asking for students to bring in the money to their classroom teacher in an envelope marked Mothers' Day Stall as well as with their name and class by Thursday 1 May. It's a wonderful opportunity for the children to choose something special for their mum. It would also be appreciated if you could send in a plastic bag with your child on the day of the stall so they can carry their gift home in it. Many thanks.

P&F Committee


Thank you to all who purchased hot cross buns last term. The Orana Community raised just over $550 for Library Resources which will benefit all students at Orana.

P & F Committee


You now have a choice. Choose from the traditional Entertainment Book Membership that comes with the Gold Card and vouchers, or the new Entertainment Digital Membership that puts the value of the Entertainment Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone. Whichever membership you choose you receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2015. Please note that digital memberships can only be purchased online. You can order your Book by filling in the form on the flyer coming home tomorrow or go to https://www/

If you have any queries please contact Leonie Brown on 93457 4907 or

Books will be available at the office from Friday of this week.


Congratulations to the Spry Family, the Trewhella Family and the LeGuay Family who have each won tickets to the Dockers home games this season. The next draw will be conducted this Friday at the whole school assembly.


We are seeking a parent from Orana Catholic Primary School to join the John Paul Care parish pastoral care program as a Coordinator who will liaise with the school and whose role would include taking requests from families within the school community for short term emergency assistance. Duties would include assessing each request, allocating volunteers for the task and attending a monthly meeting with the John Paul Care team.

This voluntary position would suit someone with a pleasant demeanour and who would like to be involved with a friendly and dynamic pastoral ministry.

Enq: phone Betty Thompson 0438 858 212 or email


The Willetton Basketball Stadium is holding a Quiz night on Friday 30 May to raise money for the U14 Girls team to tour Queensland in September and the Boys team to tour NSW. Doors open 6.30pm, quizzing commences at 7.00pm. Tables of 10 are $125 (tickets are $12.50 each). To purchase a table please contact Maria at Willetton Basketball Stadium.


Corpus Christi College is hosting two tour days this year. Please register your intention to attend a tour: OR via phone at (08) 6332 2517. Your tour will begin with an informative presentation by Principal, Mrs Caroline Payne at 9.00am, followed by a guided tour of the College, by our Year 10 students, and finally with a lovely Morning Tea where you can meet other parents of present and future students of the College. Tuesday 13 May from 9.00am - 11.30am or Tuesday 20 May from 9.00am - 11.30am.