Please Note: Changes to rehearsals weeks 4 and 5

Due to the School Mass next Thursday, band rehearsal will move to Monday 12 August from 8.00am - 9.00am. There will also be a Band practice during school time on Friday 16 August from 2.20pm - 3.10pm. Please make sure you have your instruments on these days.

In week 5, we will have band practice on Tuesday 20 August from 8.00am - 9.00am. There will be no junior choir practice this week.

Performing Arts News

Congratulations to our vocal and guitar soloists who performed in the festival this week.

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 -11am session.

Orana Senior and Junior Choir

The Senior Choir will be performing at assembly in week 4 on Friday 16 August.

Week 5 - Monday 19 August

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 - 9.30 pm session.

School Band


Monday 12 August - Bec Patterson, Heidi Menezes

Wednesday 14 August - Kylie Coten, Vanessa Chen, Michelle Monteiro

Thursday 15 August - Janine Stanley, Alison Gomes, Sagaya Xavier


Circle of Security Parenting - for parents and carers of children aged 0 - 4 years

This course consists of 7 sessions and is facilitated by the Parenting Coordinator, Parenting WA Cannington at Brookman House Child & Family Centre, 25 Brookman Avenue, Langford on Mondays 5, 12, 19, 26 August & 2, 9, 16 September from 9.30am - 11.30am. There is no charge for the course and limited creche available. Bookings are essential - please phone 9351 8266.

Promoting Positive Behaviours - for Parents and Carers of children aged 0-12 years

A one session workshop aimed to help parents & carers understand why their children behave in certain ways & strategies to promote positive behaviours. Facilitated by Parenting coordinator, Parenting WA Cannington at Gowrie Family & Community Centre, 61 Lowan Loop, Karawara 6152 on Thursday 15 August from 9.30am - 11.30am. There is no charge for this workshop. Bookings are essential. Please phone 9351 8266.

Parenting Line (24 hour) - telephone 6279 1200 or Freecall: 1800 654 432. Website:


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