Junior Choir Rehearsals - Week 6
Due to the Years 3-6 Mass in the Church next Tuesday 17 June, the Junior Choir will not be rehearsing next Tuesday morning. Instead we will rehearse at 2.30 - 3.05pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Musical Instrument Care
If you are using a school instrument, please be reminded that children need to take care of the instrument and make sure it is returned to its case and put away properly if it is not being used. Please do not allow siblings to play with these instruments. We have already had a few damaged instruments this year and parents are responsible for covering the cost of any damage. Instruments are expensive and need to be looked after accordingly.


Our first dinner get together for this year is planned for Thursday 26 June from 7.00pm at the Bullcreek Tavern. Please RSVP to Lynne on 0422 975 152. We look forward to catching up then.
Year 5 P&F Reps


Tickets are selling fast for the Kindy to Year 3 Orana exclusive play session to be held at Lollipops in Jandakot on Friday 27 June between 6.00 and 8.00pm. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to return your order form and money via the class school basket, no later than Thursday 12 June to secure your tickets.
Orana P&F


Monday 16 June - Nicole Civich, Sharon Bird
Wednesday 18 June - Sarah McLoughney, Alison Pivac, Dani Low
Thursday 19 June - Junko Walters, Por Ho, Florence Sukmono


Dear Parents and Carers,
There are vacancies in the Early Childhood (up to Year 3) Parenting Program being run at Orana Primary School. We have a guest speaker presenting the first two sessions and our school social worker, Irene Wright presenting the final session. This will also be an opportunity to share parenting ideas, ask questions and meet others in our school community. Morning tea will be provided.

Session 1 - Wednesday 2 July, 9.00 - 11.00 am

Facilitator: Carmen Wright from Parenting WA, Cannington

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.

Session 2 - Wednesday 6 August, 9.00 - 11.00 am
Facilitator: Carmen Wright from Parenting WA, Cannington

Session 3 - Wednesday 13 August 9.00 - 11.00 am
Facilitator: Irene Wright, Social Worker from Orana Primary School

Where: Orana Primary School Library, Querrin Ave, Willetton
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential.

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


As the primary female role model in a boy's life, the mother plays an important role in the development of their son's identity including their ability to be nurturing. For teenage boys in particular, this on-going relationship with their mothers has long term implications. Then in turn effects how they relate to others, particularly to girls and women.

This workshop will discuss:
• The importance of the mother-son relationship
• What boys need from their mums
• Practical ways to improve and maintain a positive and rewarding relationship which could include:
• Mother's need to have some knowledge of their son's world
• Attachment and boundaries and the consequences
• Importance of negotiation and its necessary skills
• Allowing decision-making
• Risk taking and sexuality mutual respect
• Steps taken to hand over the control to teenagers as they demonstrate responsibility and appropriate self-management skills
• Need for appropriate knowledge of modern technology in order to make reasonable decisions

Where: 1 Ord Street, Fremantle
When: Thursday 3 July 2014
Time: 6.30 - 9.00 pm
Fee: $25 per person

Places are limited so please book now on 9489 6322.