Attendance at Rehearsals

Choir and band rehearsals are scheduled before school so that we minimize disruption to the school day. Thank you to those wonderful people who always turn up on time.

It is concerning that we have a very large number of people missing choir rehearsals. If children turn up late I would much rather they come to choir late than not at all. We have lots of parts to practise and we have a huge amount of work still to do before the Performing Arts Festival and we need everyone there in order to rehearse effectively. You wouldn't get a game with your sports team on the weekend if you don't turn up to training!

When children commit to choir or learning an instrument, the commitment is for the full school year. Learning to commit is a great attribute that children will take forward for the rest of their lives. If we allow them to give up easily we are losing a valuable lesson.

Rehearsals Term 2

Monday: Senior Choir 8.15 am

Tuesday: Junior Choir 8.15am

Wednesday: Band 8.00 am

Thursday: Guitar Ensemble 12.55pm


Thank you to everybody who tried out for the interschool basketball teams. With so many talented players, I had a very difficult time cutting the numbers down. Successful team members will receive a permission slip to be signed and returned to school ASAP. Parent helpers will also be notified. Mrs Davis will contact players about training shortly. Good luck at the carnival!

Miss Kate Mavric

Physical Education Teacher


The early Childhood (up to Year 3) Parenting Program that was to commence on Wednesday 21 May has been postponed.

The new dates and topics are as follows:

Session 1 - Wednesday 2 July, 9.00 - 11am - Introduction to Circle of Security Parenting

For parents of young children

• Understand how children feel safe

• Learn how your child responds to you

• Help your child to feel comfortable in the world

• Gain insight into what you do well as a parent.

Facilitated by: Parenting WA - Cannington

Where: Orana Primary School Library, Querrin Ave Willetton

Cost: Free

Session 2 - Wednesday 6 August, 9.00 - 11am - Building Resiliency in Children

Session 3 - Wednesday 13 August 9.00 - 11am - Helping Children Develop Self-Regulation

Bookings are essential. Please email to confirm your attendance. If you have any queries please contact Irene Wright (Orana School Social Worker) on 9457 4907.


Monday 19/05 - Kara Passi, Can you please help?

Wednesday 21/05 - Sarah Johnston, Michelle Monteiro, Karen Feeley

Thursday 22/5 - Susan Taylor, Ben Faulkner, Lisa Overmars


These books are NOW available from the school office. For the cost of $65.00 you will receive many offers of discounts at popular restaurants for fine dining as well as casual dining and all in between. There are discounts on entertainment, accommodation, car hire, Rottnest ferry tickets, magazine subscriptions, dry cleaning and much more. Two meals out and the book is more than paid for. To purchase, visit the school office or send back an order form and you can obtain your book immediately. If you have already ordered a book they are available now from the front office for you to collect or if you would like it sent home with your child please let us know. Many thanks to all who have purchased books so far. Leonie Brown


You are invited to come on a Pilgrimage to a Marian place of grace on Sunday May 18 at 2.00pm for Mass celebrated by Rev Peter Whitely, Vicar General. All pilgrims welcome. 9 Talus Drive, Mt Richon, Armadale. 9399 2349


Tuesday 20 May 2014 from 9.00am until 11.30am. Please register your intention to attend a tour: OR via phone at (08) 6332 2517.


Mercedes College, Victoria Square, Perth will hold their Open Day on Sunday 18 May 20-14 from 11.00am until 1.30pm. Join them on the day and experience the welcoming, vibrant atmosphere of Perth's oldest school. Exciting sports and learning facilities, Working Art Displays, Music and Drama Displays, Classroom and Library Displays as well as conducted tours.