SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2015 - Parish of Ss John & Paul Willetton

Sacrament of Confirmation

The next important event in the 2015 Sacramental Program is the Commitment Masses for the Year 6 children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in August.

The Commitment Masses will be held on Saturday, 23 May (6.30 pm Mass) and Sunday, 24 May (9.00 am and 10.30 am Mass). All parents and children are expected to attend one of the Masses, immediately after which you are required to select the date on which you would like your child to receive the Sacrament (either Saturday 22 August at the 6.30 pm Mass or Sunday 23 August at the 10.30 am Mass).

Sacrament of First Communion

Thank you to all the Year 4 parents and children who attended the recent Commitment Masses for the Sacrament of First Communion.

If you attended the Mass but did not select the date on which you would like your child to receive the Sacrament, please let Una Henderson, Mrs Green or Helen Morcombe know of your preferred date as soon as possible.

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


Performing Arts Festival 2015

Entries are due by today, Wednesday 6 May (Week 3)

Entry forms are available from the office

Yr 6 Camp/Band Practice - Week 4

Our Yr 6 campers are not leaving school until 9.30 am next Wednesday. Mrs Packer and Mrs McKay are very happy for band membrs to attend band from 8.00-9.00 am. Instruments can be left in the music room and collected on Friday when students return, unless parents would like to take them home after practice. Therefore I will be expecting full attendance.

Music Rehearsals

All rehearsals are now back to normal.

Senior Choir - Monday 8.15 am
Junior Choir - Tuesday 8.15 am
Band - Wednesday 8.00 am
Guitar Ensemble - Thursday 8.15 am


Kicks4Kidz is an organisation that helps underprivileged children in our northwest.

The Year 5 classes are collecting donations of used AFL football gear, such as football/soccer boots, football jumpers, team shorts and shirts. Donations of new items are also accepted but this is NOT an expectation. Please bring donations to the Year 5 Classrooms by Thursday 7 May. Thank you, Year 5 Classes.


Monday 11 May - Sarah Johnson, Penny Wickham
Wednesday 13 May - Cath Payne, Lena Karina Bitar
Thursday 14 May - Kylie Cook, Paula Harding



The P& F meeting is on tonight at 7.00pm in the library. All parents are welcome to attend.

Mother's Day

The Mother's Day Stall is on tomorrow. The money should have already been given to their Classroom Teacher but it is not too late if you have forgotten. Please send a plastic bag to carry the gift home.

We hope everyone enjoys their gifts and has a Happy Mothers Day!

Entertainment Books 2015/2016

Thank you to those who have already purchased their Entertainment Books!! 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, or use the following link.

Books will be available to be picked up from this Monday 11 May from the School Office.

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

Orana Catholic Primary School Kindy & Pre-Primary Speech and Language Screenings

Talk the Talk Speech Pathology is a private practice which will soon provide speech therapy services at your school.

Our team offers speech and language screening assessments in the kindergarten classes and Pre Primary classes. In 2015, these will be offered in Weeks 8,9 and 10 of Term 2 ie the weeks beginning 9/6/15 and 16/6/16 and 23/6/2015 (PP Only). Information sheets and consent forms will be sent home via your child's class teacher closer to the time.

A Kindy assessment costs $40 and takes approximately 15 minutes. The assessment will screen your child's:

  • Speech sound development and speech clarity
  • Word and sentence use
  • Understanding of questions and instructions commonly used in the Kindy classroom
  • Fluency of speech (stuttering) 

A Pre Primary screen costs $50. The assessment will screen your child's:

  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence structure
  • Speech sound development and phonological awareness.

A short written report will be provided following the assessment. Further information about Talk the Talk Speech Pathology can be obtained from our website. We wish you and your child a great term in Kindy!

From the Team at Talk the Talk Speech Pathology

Fundraising and Friendraising

This is the theme of this year's AGM and mini conference, being held at St Peter's Catholic Primary School, 103 Wood Street, Inglewood on Wednesday 27 May 2015 from 5.00pm-8.30pm.

We have Mandy Weidmann, CEO, The Fundraising Director coming from Queensland to speak to us on How Creative Fundraising Builds Strong Communities. The Fundraising Directory will be complimentary for each parent who attends the evening.

We also have Allan Blagaich, CEO, School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA), coming to outline the changes to the curriculum from Pre-Primary to Year 12. Allan is a wonderfully engaging speaker and is very happy to answer any questions you may have. We promise to squeeze the formalities of the AGM between our two guest speakers.

Light supper and drinks will be provided and there is plenty of on-site parking available. For more information and to register please go to our website. Registration is free for parents of affiliated schools, however everyone is welcome to attend. Please register for catering purposes by Friday 22 May.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) collects data on children's learning and development. It is used to measure the effectiveness of government policies at all levels and identify areas for improvement.

The Australian Government supports the AEDC to conduct a national survey of early childhood development and to measure how children have developed before starting their first year of full-time schooling.

The AEDC has already provided us with two rich data sets from 2009 and 2012. To date, the development of over 550,000 children - or more than 95 per cent of Australian children in their first year of full-time school - has been recorded. The Government is supporting a third data set in 2015 to complement the existing data.

During Term 2 of this year, teachers from across the country will be asked to record information based on their knowledge and observations of each child in their first year of full-time school. That information will help schools, communities and governments to better tailor services and resources to help young children and their families get the support they need.

The Government is pleased to support this significant and large-scale national initiative and I personally encourage schools and teachers to get involved in this year's data collection.
I would like to acknowledge the contribution of the state and territory governments; the Social Research Centre; the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth; and the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne to the AEDC. I would also like to thank the teachers across the country who support the AEDC.

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training

Riverton Dental Therapy Centre

The Dental Therapy Centre located in Corinthian Road East, Riverton (on Riverton Primary School premises) operates Monday - Thursday from 8.00am - 4.00pm.

Enrolment forms for students from pre primary to Year 11 (5-16 years of age) are available from the Dental Therapy Centre.

For more information regarding dental services and classroom lessons and activities visit our website.

Want to host a friendly and enthusiastic young Japanese student?

Curtin University is hosting a group of 13-14 year old Japanese students from 9 to 21 August and we are looking for host families. Hosts receive a generous payment and have the rewarding opportunity to learn about another culture and build life-long friendships. For more information please contact Linda from Gold Intercultural Learning at or 0438 871 451 or email

An evening with Maggie Dent Real Kids in an Unreal World

Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Where: Riverton Baptist Community Church, 38 Modillion Avenue North, Shelley WA 6148
Cost: $30.00pp

For tickets and more information, visit our website.

Mercedes College Open Day

Sunday 17 May 2015 11.00am - 1.30pm
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Mercedes College offers young women from Years 7 to 12 an outstanding Catholic education based on the Mercy values of compassion, justice, excellence, integrity and service.

Join us on Open Day and experience the welcoming, vibrant atmosphere of Perth's oldest school. Refreshments available. Street parking available.

  • Exciting Sports and Learning Facilities
> Working Art Displays
  • Music and Drama Displays
  • Classroom and Library Displays
  • Conducted Tours

Victoria Square Perth WA 6000

Tel: 08 9323 1323 RECEPTION 
Fax: 08 9323 1333
 Email: Website:

After-School Tennis Coaching Clinics (Term 2)

All Pre-primary to Year 3 children were given a registration form for an After-School Tennis Coaching Clinic starting Friday 15 May (3.25 - 4.25pm). We will conduct it on the school grounds.

The activity is coordinated and run by Physical Education and/or Soccer Specialists, all with their Working With Children Checks. The Clinic focuses on Maximum Participation during Organised and Fun 8 x 1 Hour sessions. The cost for the clinic is $80.00 per child.

If you are interested in letting your child learn and play this World Game in fun sessions and you have not yet registered, then please register online by Wednesday 13 May. Alternatively, you can complete the registration form and return it to Reception by Tuesday 14 May. (Spare registration forms are available at Reception). If you have any queries, please call Jacob Aquino on 6162 0932.