The Orana Junior Choir (Year 2 & 3) will be singing at assembly this Friday 2 August. The Senior Choir will be performing in Week 4 on Friday 16 August.

Performing Arts News

Yesterday, we had 15 musicians perform in two flute ensembles, one clarinet ensemble and a trumpet ensemble. All the musicians did a wonderful job and should be proud of their achievements. Well done to all those involved.

The remaining Band and Choir Performing Arts events are as follows:

Week 4 - Wednesday 14 AUGUST - Liturgical Choirs

St Benedict's Church, Applecross 10.00am -11.00am 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 -2.30 pm session.

Senior Choir

Week 5 - Wednesday 21 AUGUST - Concert Band

Sacred Heart College Sorrento 7.00pm - 9.30pm session.

School Band


Fee accounts for this term are being sent home with students today and payment is due by 22 August. Your co-operation in finalising payment by this date is appreciated. Families are reminded that it is still possible to set up a direct debit for the remainder of the year. This can be arranged by emailing Ann Fissioli at


Monday 5 August - Candece Piccirilli, Maryanne Smith

Wednesday 7 August - Simone Paz, Shelley Watkins

Thursday 8 August - Jasmine Notaro, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE


This year I am embarking on a HUGE physical challenge. In October, as part of a team, I am participating in the OXFAM Trailwalker - 100kms in teams of 4 in 48 hours. The track winds its way from Kalamunda to Chidlow. To complete it in the required time, we will have to walk during day and night.

The aim of the Trail walker is to raise funds for OXFAM's projects across the globe to overcome poverty and injustice.

The aim personally for our team is to rise to the challenge and demonstrate to our children the importance of doing things to make a difference in our world, even if it requires some effort, and of our responsibility to help those less fortunate.

If you would like to sponsor our team, 2999 Reasons to Make It, you can click on the following link and donate securely:

There will also be a tin in the office for any donations.

With many thanks. Catherine Wall


The Parish of Bateman is holding a 50's/60's Dance at Corpus Christi College Gym on Saturday 10 August. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Motor Neuron Disease Association. Fantastic, live Rock and Roll music and lots of prizes to be won. Tables of 10 can be booked or individual tickets @ $25.00 per head. Individual bookings will be placed on a table. BYO drinks and supper. For tickets please contact Daisy on 9310 4781, Pauline or Doug Bolton on 9332 7858 or the parish office on 9310 1747.


Saturday 17 August from 10.00am - 3.00pm Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre. Entry gold coin donation. Fun family activities. Hands on for the whole family. Traditional welcome to country and smoking ceremony. Spear throwing, making traditional shelter (Mia Mia) and lots more.


10-18 August 2013


All Pre-Primary to Year 3 children have been given a registration form for an After-School Soccer Coaching Clinic starting Friday 9th of August (3.25pm - 4.25pm). It will be held on the school grounds.

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 7 x 1 Hour sessions. The cost for the clinic is $70.00 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 do so by completing the registration form and return it to Reception by Thursday 8th August. (Spare Registration forms are available at Reception). If you have any queries please call Jacob Aquino on 6162 9273.


If your child would like to play basketball at the Willetton stadium The Tangos NEW player registration is open until 15 August 2013. Please register online via our website or contact Tangos directly via email to


Discover Perth on 20 October with the Rotary Ramble! Raising money for Telethon and The Amanda Young Foundation, Rotary Ramble is an 'Amazing Race' style event in which teams of 2-6 people tackle challenges, riddles and puzzles around Perth City armed with only a map and a mobile phone. This is a fun family event suitable for all ages that also supports worthwhile charities. Please visit for more information; registrations open 9 August.


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