It was with much enthusiasm and joy that students completed lap after lap of the school grounds last Friday in our lapathon. Now, it is time for families to collect the sponsorship money and send it back to school in a clearly marked envelope. Thanks everyone for an amazing effort.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2015 - Parish of Ss John & Paul Willetton

Sacrament of Confirmation

Thank you to all the Year 6 children and families who attended the Commitment Masses for the Sacrament of Confirmation last weekend. If you attended a Mass but did not choose your preferred date for the Sacrament Mass (weekend of 22 and 23 August) please contact Mrs McKay or Mrs Packer as soon as possible.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Parent/Child Workshops relating to the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be held on Thursday 4 June at the Parish Centre at 5.30pm and 7.00pm. All Year 4 children, plus at least one parent, are expected to attend one of the workshops. No booking is necessary - please attend whichever session is most convenient.

Should you have any queries, please call Una Henderson on 0414 955 253.


Music Rehearsals

Due to the long weekend and pupil free day there will be no choir rehearsals next week. However, band practice will be as usual, next Wednesday at 8.00am.

Thank you to everyone for making the effort to get to band and choir rehearsals on time. It makes a great difference to our rehearsal time when we have everyone there and as a result our band and choirs are starting to sound much better.

  • Senior Choir - Monday 8.15 am

  • Junior Choir - Tuesday 8.15 am

  • Band - Wednesday 8.00 am

  • Guitar Ensemble - Thursday 8.15 am

Corpus Music Concerts

Our guitar ensemble will be participating in the Semester One Classical Guitar Concert at Corpus Christi on Saturday 27 June between 3.30pm & 5.00 pm. Students are asked to arrive by 3.05pm to tune up. Guitar ensemble members will have received a note from Mrs Alexander.

As Orana has such a vibrant music programme, the new head of Music at Corpus Chrisiti, Mr David Harries has invited some of our music students to participate in the Corpus Music Concert on Tuesday 30 June. We will be taking some of our ensembles who have been busy practising for the Performing Arts Festival. You will be receiving a note about this shortly for those students who are involved.



Thursday 4 June - Sarah Jayne Kay, Tanya Francis, Junko Walters


On Friday 12 June, Orana will celebrate "Pirate Day Friday".
The day is to raise awareness of Childhood Brain Cancer (CBC) which kills more children each year than any other disease in Australia. The two main beneficiaries of this project are The Telethon Adventurers and The Kids Cancer Project.
 We ask that the students dress as Pirates for the day and make a gold coin donation.


Orana is asking for your help in raising vital funds for Cancer Council, through Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

You can attend and donate in person:

  • On: 29/05/2015 at 9:30am - $5.00

  • At: Orana Catholic Primary School Hall

Or you can make a tax-deductible donation online, even before the Morning Tea date listed above. Simply go to their online fundraising page.

Once you've donated, you will receive a tax deductible receipt via email. Your donation will help fund Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services. So raise your cup and together let's do all we can to beat cancer. We thank you for your support.

If you have any queries please contact Paola Mena on 0424 450 526


Orana Catholic Primary School will again, this year, be taking part in the Australian Mathematics Competition. The competition is taken annually by hundreds of thousands of Primary and Secondary school students. It is designed to challenge the students' problem solving abilities as well as their knowledge of mathematical concepts.

This year the test will be conducted on Thursday 30 July for students in Years 3 to 6. It will occur during the school day under the supervision of volunteer parents.

This is a voluntary competition. If you would like your child to take part in the Australian Mathematics Competitions, please complete the form which will be distributed by your child's classroom teacher this week. The cost of the test materials is $6.00.

Please note that the form must be returned with the correct money in a labelled envelope by Friday 12 June. Any entry forms received later than this date will not be accepted.

If you are available on 30 July to help supervise children sitting the test, please indicate on the form in the space provided.


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 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 on Monday 15 June.


Come along to the Library and pray the Rosary with us on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9.00am-9.30am (after assembly). It is a wonderful opportunity to come together and pray for your personal intentions, Orana School community intentions and for our wider community/world. There is an Intention Book in the foyer of the front office for prayer requests. All are welcome, including young children.


Call Rebecca from MIT Services on 0400 594 473. No job is too big or too small.