Dear Parents/Carers

Congratulations to our Year Six students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on the weekend. Thank you to Father Thai, the Year Six teachers and the parents for their combined effort to prepare the students for this sacrament of initiation.

Open Night

Our families are invited to visit our classrooms during the upcoming Open Night on Wednesday 3 September from 5.00-6.30pm. There will be performances in the Quad by those involved in recent Performing Arts events as well as a Donate-A-Book- Display in the Library. Please take the time to visit all classrooms from Kindy to Year 6. The classrooms look fabulous and the students are very proud of their work.

Election Strategy

Please view the links below to view the National Catholic Education Commission information documents related to the upcoming federal election.

Fact Sheet A

Fact Sheet B

Performing Arts

Congratulations to our instrumental music students who have been participating in the Performing Arts Festival. We have been given feedback that our students were positive representatives for Orana.

School Photos

School photos for students from Kindy to Year Six will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday. All photo envelopes should be returned to school by Tuesday morning.The majority of photos will be taken on Tuesday as the hall is used for Edu-dance on Wednesday.

The allocated photo days are as follows:

Tuesday 3 September: 4W, 1B, PpW, PpB,5B, senior choir, junior choir, 2W,2B, 3W, 3B, Band, 6W, 6B, graduating class, 4B.

Wednesday 4 September: 5W and 1W

The majority of family photos will be taken on Tuesday. Outstanding family photos will be taken on Wednesday morning. Students are expected to wear full winter uniform with their school jumper. Girls are encouraged to wear school socks. Students who have PE on their photo day are asked to wear school uniform and bring their sneakers for their PE lesson.

Swap a Book Day

The Swap a Book Day was very successful as an inaugural event. Most students went home with a different book and it was pleasing to see parents swapping books. Thank you to the school community for their support. We raised almost five hundred dollars for the Indigenous Literacy Fund.

Chess Club

Next week eight students from Years Three and Four will represent Orana in a chess tournament held at Trinity College. We wish them all the best in their endeavours.

Parents and Friends Meeting

A P&F meeting will be held next Monday at 7pm. All parents are welcome.

Top Tips for Parents from Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

Communication (continued)

  • Avoid confrontation or ultimatums

  • Only argue over things that matter - tidy rooms don't matter.

  • Don't constantly remind children of past mistakes - move on.

  • Talk while doing something together.

  • No i-phones in the car.

  • Don't comment on everything - let some things go by, you don't have to win all the time.

  • Vitamin N - "Say No" - there is serious vitamin N deficiency across Australia currently.

Conny Whyte / Assistant Principal