"The Armed Man"

A Mass for Peace and a tribute to the ANZACS in the year of their centenary. A concert not to be missed!

Two of WA's leading musical ensembles, The University of Western Australia Choral Society and The Royal Agricultural Society of WA Brass join forces to present the WA Premier of "The Armed Man." A Mass by Welsh Composer Karl Jenkins, subtitled "A Mass for Peace"

The Armed Man was written in 2000 by Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins. "What better way, within the framework of a Christian musical and liturgical form, both to look back and reflect as we leave behind the most war torn and destructive century in human history, and to look ahead with hope and commit
ourselves to a new and more peaceful millennium" The performance is in 13 movements beginning with the beating of military drums, the brass band gradually building up to the choir's entrance, singing the 15th century theme tune, The Armed Man. The piece then moves through such movements as the "Kyrie", "Sanctus" and "Hymn before action" which builds to its final devastating line, "Lord Grant us strength to die". It then continues into the "Charge" as war is now inevitable. At the very centre of the work is "Angry Flames" an excerpt from a poem about the horrors of the atom bomb attack on Hiroshima, by a poet who was there at the time of the attack. The work then turns to remember that one death is one too many as we move to the beautiful movements, Agnus Dei and Benedictus.

The work tells a story, makes people think and tugs at the heartstrings.

Location: Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia
Date: Sunday 3 May May 2015
Time: 3pm AWST
Cost: $45 Adults, $35 Concession

Tickets can be purchased online, or by phoning (08) 6488 2440 on weekdays between midday and 4pm AWST.


Thank you to all the families who attended who attended the Adult Sacrament Formation Evening last night.

The next important event in the 2015 Sacramental Program is the Commitment Masses for the Year 4 children who will be receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

The Commitment Masses will be held on the weekend of Saturday 2 May (6.30 pm Mass) and Sunday 3 May (10.30 am Mass). All parents and children are expected to attend one of the Masses, immediately after which, you will be required to select the date on which you would like your child to receive the Sacrament (either Saturday 20 June or Sunday 21 June).

Please don't hesitate to call Una Henderson on 0414 955 253 if you have any queries.


The Uniform Shop is open during Weeks 1 & 2 of this term each Tuesday & Thursday from 8.30am - 10.30am, thereafter on Thursdays only between 8.30am & 10.30am.

Should you be unable to come into the Uniform Shop at these times you can collect an Order Form from the front office, your order will be filled and purchases sent home with your child via the classroom basket system.


The canteen roster for Term 2 was sent home today with your child. If you did not receive one please see Alison in the Canteen.

Wednesday 29 April - Audrey McLauchlan, Danielle Low, EXTRA HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED PLEASE

Thursday 30 April - Flo Sukmono, Por Ho, Susan Uy


Entertainment Books 2015 / 2016

Entertainment Books are available again for the year! You can now choose the traditional Entertainment Book Membership that comes with the Gold Card and vouchers OR the new Entertainment Digital Memberships that puts the value of the Entertainment Book into your smartphone.

For only $65, Entertainment Memberships have hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more with over $20,000 worth of offers! This year they are bigger than ever, featuring the best of the South West as well.

Please note that digital memberships can only be purchased online. You can order the Book by filling in the form on the note that came home yesterday, or use the same link

Order either Membership before May 5th and you will receive over $135 worth of Early Bird Offers which can be used straight away (Digital Membership offers are sent automatically to their phone).

If you have any queries please contact Lisa Foster on 0419 012 512 or Books will be available at the office from Monday 11th May 2015.

Morning Tea

The P & F holds a morning tea at the beginning of every term after assembly. The invitation is extended to everyone, especially those new to the school. The date for this term is Friday 1st May. Please come along and join us if you are free.


Our first meeting for the term will be on Wednesday 6th May (week 3) at 7.00pm in the staff room. All parents are welcome to attend.


The Orana P & F Committee have decided to hold a Mother's Day Stall this year on Thursday 7 May 2015. The children 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 start bringing in their money to their classroom teacher in an envelope marked Mothers Day Stall with their name and class written clearly. A note will be coming home in the next few days with more information.

Thank you.

P & F Committee


The teens at the Parish of Ss John & Paul, with the support of their parents and other volunteers, will be organising an Autumn Dance to help raise funds to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in December 2015. The Dance will feature Fine Line, a band with quite a few familiar faces from our parish.

Where: The Orana School Hall

When: Sat, 16 May 2015 (7.30pm - midnight)

BYO drinks. Food and soft drinks will be on sale. Tickets are $20 each. Organise a table of 12 or purchase tickets individually. Please contact Hilda at 0412417778 ( to book your tickets.


We are running courses at our rooms in Wembley. 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course. All 7.00pm to 9.30pm. For more information go to our website or call 9382 1182.


Sunday 3 May from 10.00am - 4.00pm at Victoria Square, Perth. Live music and entertainment all day. International Food stalls, Kiddies Corner, Sports Bar, a variety of Boutique Stalls, Devonshire Teas, Craft Gift Baskets, Preserves, Cakes, Plants, Toys, Second Hand Music, Gourmet Delicacies & More. A FAMILY DAY OUT