The School Band and Choirs will be performing at Friday assembly over the next few weeks. The School Band will perform tomorrow Friday 26 July. Junior Choir will perform in week 2, Friday 2 August and Senior Choir will perform in week 4, 16 August.

We have a very busy musical term ahead with the Performing Arts commencing next week. All students involved in choir or band performances should have received their performing arts notes. Please return the permission slips as soon as possible.

Band and choir events are as follows:

Week 2 - Wednesday 31 July - Instrumental Ensembles

Don Russell PAC Thornlie from 9.30am-11am session

Flute Ensembles, Clarinet and Trumpet ensembles

Week 4 -Wednesday 14 August - Liturgical Choirs

St Benedict's Church, Applecross 10.00am -11am session

Orana Senior and Junior Choir

Week 5- Monday 19 August - Primary Choral

Vasto Club, Balcatta 9.30am -10.45am session

Junior Choir

Week 5- Wednesday 21 August - Primary Choral

Vasto Club, Balcatta 1.00pm -2.3 pm session

Senior Choir

Week 5 -Wednesday 21 August - Concert Band

Sacred Heart College Sorrento 7.00pm -9.30 pm session

School Band


Monday 29 July - Nola Forde, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE

Wednesday 31 July - Nerida Burns, Lana Cooper

Thursday 1 August - Lucy Xavier, Rachel Herron

Canteen News

The WASCA (West Australian School Canteen Association) have recently revised their guidelines for certain items on the canteen menu. They have changed from green to amber as per the Traffic Light Program and include popper juice, juice bombs and slushies.


Cross Country Term 3

Our Orana Inter House Cross Country Carnival will be held in Week 5 on Tuesday 8 August. This means it's time to start preparing your body with motivation, determination and stamina!

To help our Years 3-6 students prepare for cross country, we will be running training sessions in the lead up to the event:

What: Cross Country Training / Running and Fitness Club

Please wear appropriate fitness clothing and bring a water bottle. Those who are normally in their PE uniform on any training day may attend training and then stay in their PE clothes. Those who normally wear their school uniform on training days may wear any appropriate clothing for training and then must put their full school uniform on immediately after training in time for class at 8.50am. This includes proper school shoes.

Where: Orana Catholic Primary School Oval

When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8.00am - 8.30am (weeks 1-8)

Who: Mrs Loretta Wesley, Miss Harrison, Years 3-6 students, any other parent volunteers who could offer assistance on the occasional Thursday.

Why: To increase fitness and coordination, have fun and learn new skills. See you there!

Miss Harrison


In preparation for the processing of term three fee accounts, parents and guardians are asked to ensure that the school office has current copies of any Health Care Cards that are held. Unfortunately, we are unable to apply the discount unless we have the correct details. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard. Ann Fissioli, Finance Officer.


We hope everyone had a lovely break. Don't forget the Year 3 dinner this Friday 26 July at 7.30pm at "Il Ciao" Restaurant 771A Canning Highway in Applecross. The restaurant is BYO so bring along your favourite beverage. For anyone who is interested we can have a drink afterwards at "Bad Apples Bar" which is within walking distance to the restaurant. RSVP to either Sarah 0410 414 972, Tanja 0431 327 761 or Gabrielle Kind Regards, Year 3 Reps.


Emmanuel Centre is hosting an Open Forum on Disability, the Church and the Wider Community on Tuesday 30 July from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at the Emmanuel Centre 25 Windsor Street, Perth. If you are a person with a disability or a parent or carer of someone with a disability this is an opportunity for you to network with others and discuss some of the issues which are important to you. These could include some of the following or any issues that you want to raise such as education, employment, recreation, socialising, participation in the Church and preparation for the Sacraments. Come along and have your say and share your experiences and concerns. For catering please RSVP by Monday 29 July to Emmanuel Centre. If you have special needs, please let us know. Telephone 08 9328 8113, 9328 9571 (TTY) or email: THIS EVENT IS FREE


Johnny Moran Karate teaches kids karate classes at Orana Primary, in the school hall.

Classes are held after school and are a great way for children of all ages to learn self-defense in a fun and safe environment.

Students who attend the schools on site After Care are collected and taken to the class in the hall and returned to After Care when their class is finished.

Karate has many benefits which includes confidence, respect and fitness. 0402 830 402


All boys & girls are invited to come and play at Willetton this season during a massive Summer of Ashes Cricket. Willetton caters for people of all abilities in a fun and safe environment. New Coaches, Players & Volunteers are welcome! Registration Day Sunday 28 July from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Willetton Reserve Club Rooms, Apsley Road. For more details contact: Steve Nigli 0410 065 995


Join us for our Senior Open Day on 25 August at Whaleback Complex, Vellgrove Avenue, Parkwood. Tennis played Sundays: 1.00pm to 5.00pm from end of August to May. Wednesday evenings fro 7.00pm to 9.00pm all year round.

Junior coaching: 4.00pm Friday, from 2nd week of each school term. Juniors contact new coach John Roberts - 0439 528 726 or email:

Club Contact: President - Tracey 0422 180 343 or email:


Tee Ball - A GREAT hit with the kids! Canning Cougars Tee Ball Club registration days are Sunday 4 and Saturday 10 August, from 10.00am - 2.00pm, Club Rooms, Centenary Park, Centenary Avenue, Wilson. Excitement for boys and girls from 5 to 12 years of age. Tee Ball provides a lot of fun, opportunity for improved ball skills, hand-eye coordination and general confidence, as well as an hour of fast moving involvement during the game itself. Register on the day, via post or email. Forms available at or contact Paul 0438 869 537