SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2015 - Parish of Sts John & Paul Willetton

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the Year 4 children who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion last weekend. They are invited to attend either the 6.30 pm Mass on Saturday, 27 June or the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday, 28 June to receive their certificate following which a celebratory cake will be shared in the Parish Centre. Please note that certificates will not be given out at School.

A big thank you to Vanessa Chen, Shelley Watkins, Lisa Foster and Lisa Kumkar for the amazing job they did with decorating the Church foyer and the photo area in the Parish Centre, and to Maria and Carly Pizzuto for their help in dismantling and packing up the decorations following the Masses.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Commitment Masses for the Year 3 children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation in October will be held on Saturday, 25 July (6.30 pm Mass) and Sunday, 26 July (9.00 am and 10.30 am Mass). All parents and children are expected to attend one of the Masses.

Should you have any queries, please call Una Henderson on 0414 955253.


Instrumental Music Reports

Students learning a musical instrument at Orana, including voice students, will be receiving their Semester One Instrumental Music Report on Wednesday 24 June. Please let Ms Draper know if you have not received yours.

Corpus Music Concert

Our guitar ensemble will be participating in the Semester One Classical Guitar Concert at Corpus Christi College on Saturday 27 June between 3.30 - 5.00 pm. Students are asked to arrive by 3.05 to tune up.

The Corpus Music Concert Night will be on Tuesday 30 June. Orana students will be performing between 6.45 - 7 pm and will need to arrive by 6.25 pm. At this stage, due to availability of students, the Saxophone Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble will perform along with a couple of soloist. A note confirming final details will be going home today to students involved.

Beginners Guitar Concert

On Friday morning, 26 June, Mrs Alexander will be holding a concert in the Music Room for our beginner guitarists from 7.45 - 8.45 am. The heater will be on and a hot cuppa will be ready for you upon arrival!

Kaboom Percussion

On Wednesday 1 July, Kaboom Percussion will be coming to Orana to entertain and amaze us with their percussion skills. The concert will be for all students from Yr 2-6 in the School Hall from 2 to 3 pm. Parents are most welcome. We would like to thank the P&F for supporting this event.

Performing Arts Festival - Term 3

You will be receiving your Performing Arts Festival dates and times before the end of term. Parents are responsible for arranging to get students to solo and duet performances. The school will organise ensemble, band and choir transportation.

A summary of performances are below.

Week 2

Wednesday 29 July - Instrumental ensembles (10-11.30am session)
Thursday 30 July - Guitar Ensemble. (11-12.30am session)

Week 3

Tuesday 4 August: Vocal Soloist.
Wednesday 5 August: Instrumental soloist (wind)

Week 4

Tuesday 11 August: Senior Choir (am)

Week 5

Monday 17 August- Junior Choir (pm)
Tuesday 18 August - School Band (evening)
Wednesday 19 August - Senior Choir

Week 6

Tuesday 25 August - Yr 6 Choral Speech.

Western Australian Symphony Orchestra Open Day - Sunday 28 June

Join WASO at Perth Concert Hall for a day of activities for all ages from 10am - 5pm on Sunday 28 June.

Go behind the scenes for a venue tour, watch ensemble & choral performances and meet WASO musicians. There will be lots of fun for kids including a make your own instrument workshop, silent disco, face painting and lots more! Check out the full schedule of free events on our website.

Australian School of Performing Arts

Junior Australian Girls Choir. Girls aged 5-8. Free open class on Saturday June 20.
Holiday program July 15 and 16. Perth Modern School, Subiaco.
Pre primary - Year 8.

If you are interested in either of these programs please see the front office for a flyer.

OSHC - Vacation Care Program

Thank you for a wonderful start to 2015. I am sure you are just as shocked as us, by how fast this year has flown by. We have been very busy at Before and After School Care and are looking forward to the holidays. Thanks to the children who have helped us plan and offered advice for the July Vacation Care Program. Please click on the following link to find out about our exciting holiday program.

Living the Joy of the Gospel Parish Retreat 27 June

In honour of our Parish feast day on 27 June and the 30th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church, Fr Thai and Fr Joe are pleased to invite all parish ministry leaders, members and parishioners to celebrate by attending the Parish Retreat on Saturday 27 June. Be inspired to reflect on how Pope Francis set the way for Catholics to proclaim the Gospel with the joy that comes from living the call of Jesus. Its aim is to offer parishioners the opportunity to reflect on the Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium and bring the Parish Community closer to the reality of Jesus in the lives of its members.

Sr Margaret Scharf, OP will be our esteemed and lively facilitator who will lead us with joyful music and singing. Please come and spend the morning discovering how to "Go forth, be involved, supportive, bear fruit and rejoice" commencing with 9.00am Mass. Please RSVP by 20 June by placing your name on the clip boards in the foyer of the church as lunch will be provided. Betty Thompson.

Know somone inquiring about the Catholic Faith?

The Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults 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 2015/16 will commence Tuesday 21 July. The parish of Willetton invites all who are interested in the Catholic faith to an Information evening on Tuesday 30 June from 7.30pm-9.00pm at the Parish Centrein the Large Meeting Room. If you or someone you know has expressed an interest in the Catholic faith, please come along. If you are a baptised Catholic and would like to help the candidates on their spiritual journey, there are a variety of roles you can play, ranging from prayer, hospitality to travelling companions. Do come along to find out more. For more information about RCIA, please visit the parish website or contact Howard at 0412177378

Canteen Roster

29 June - Kara Passi, Lisa Hadfield
1 July - Bridgette James, Shellie Reid, CAN YOU HELP
2 July - Simone Paz, Felicity De Felice, Carolyn Sackville

Schools Wish List Competition

The West Australian and Channel Seven are giving West Australian schools the chance to WIN a share in $20,000 to turn their schools wishes into reality.

On Saturday June 13, 20 and 27, an entry will appear in the Weekend West. To be in the running to WIN, we are asking our families and friends to collect as many entry forms as possible. This form can be found in the "Agenda" section of the newspaper.

This is a wonderful opportunity for us to work together as a community for the benefit of our children. You can drop your entries in the collection box outside the school office by Monday 26 June.

P&F News

Entertainment Books 2015/2016

Thank you to those people who have already purchased their Entertainment Books. Last year's book has expired, so now is the time to buy your new copy!

Please note that digital memberships are best purchased online. You can order the Book by filling in the form on the note that came home, or use the following link.

Books are available to be picked up from the office.

If you have any queries please contact Lisa Foster on 0419 012 512 or

Lollipops Fun Night & Fundraiser For Orana Students

Remember Orana's Lollipop Fundraiser is on this Friday 26 June from 6:30 to 8:30pm, tickets purchased have been sent home with your eldest child. We still have a few tickets left, the order form is available here or email Katrina at by 1pm Thursday 25th June.

Car Bay Raffle for Terms 3 and 4

The Orana P & F Committee Car Bay Raffle is on and you have the chance to win your own PERSONAL PARKING BAY at the front of the school office for a term. DON'T MISS OUT!

A note will be sent home this week and is also available from the Administration Office. The winner for Term 3 will be drawn on Thursday 2 July at the morning assembly.

Please return the slip with money in a marked envelope 'Car Bay Raffle' through the class basket system by Tuesday 30 June.

Thanks again for your help (and the office) it is most appreciated.

Riverton Dental Therapy

The Riverton Dental Therapy Centre will be open during the July school holidays on the following dates:

Week 1 - Monday 6 July - Tuesday 7 July
Week 2 - Monday 13 July - Wednesday 15 July

In an emergency only, please contact the following centres:

Week 1 - Wednesday 8 July - Friday 10 July

South Thornlie Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 9459-4270

Week 2 - Thursday 16 July - Friday 17 July

Willetton Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 9457-4624

Pumped Sport - July Holiday Multi Sport Camp

Pumped Sport WA July Holiday Multi Sport Camp and Inflatable Playground. If your child is looking for a fun holiday activity full of sport and action then join us at Courtside Indoor Sports Centre in Canning Vale these July holidays from Monday 6th-Wednesday 8th July. Children will play and learn a variety of sports and get to have supervised play on our Inflatable Playground. For more information please call Daniel on 9243 8405 or email or follow our link for more information.

2015 Awards of Excellence in Building Positive School Communities

The Awards presentation cocktail evening is set for Wednesday 5th August to be held at The Classroom, 1/356 Charles St, North Perth from 6pm to 8.30pm. The closing date for entries in the four categories has been extended to Thursday 30th July. Nomination forms for this year can be found on our website.

This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the amazing work being done in our schools to build positive school communities, so if you have an amazing Principal, awesome P&F, outstanding Parent or wonderful Parish, please nominate for these awards. Anyone in the school community can nominate their Principal, P&F, Parent or Parish. Applications are welcome from all Catholic schools however, only affiliated schools are eligible to win a prize.

The venue for this year's presentations is aptly named, "The Classroom", a bar and restaurant in North Perth. This is a free event for everyone in our schools and drinks and snacks will be provided.

For more information and to register please go to our website. Registration is FREE!

Children's Yoga classes at Momentum Coaching & Yoga in Melville

We would like to introduce your school community to our Children's Yoga classes at Momentum Coaching & Yoga in Melville. If you're able to include the below information in the school's newsletter that would be great!

"Regular yoga helps children to ease anxiety, develop a healthy body and supports them to focus and flourish on all levels. Momentum Coaching & Yoga in Melville offer children's yoga classes for 9-11 yrs on Monday's 4.00 - 5.00pm and 5-8 yrs on Wednesday's 4.00 - 5.00pm. To make an enquiry please phone 9330 1988 or email

Southern Districts Netball Association (INC)

Southern Districts Netball Association is offering a program for the school holidays. This program is for Year 2,3,4,5 & 6 children.

The clinic runs from Monday 6 July - Thursday 9 July. The players are coached by top coaches, learn new skills, participate in a round robin and have lots of fun. They will receive a T-shirt, giveaways, lunch on the final day and a gift.

The session times are 9.30am - 11.30am and the cost is $80.00 with registrations due by Tuesday 30 June.

If your child is interested please contact SDNA on 9451 3377. Please see follwing link for more details and a registration form.