Musical Instruments

Please ensure you have your instrument on the day of your lesson. There are a number of flute students in particular who are not remembering their instruments. If you forget your instrument you will not be allowed to borrow one. Instead you will be given a music theory lesson.

There are also a number of instruments (particularly guitars) being left in the music room all week and not going home at all. There should not be any instruments left in the music room on a Friday afternoon.

Band Practice week 9

Could all band members please wear their full uniform for next Thursday's rehearsal on 19 September? A photographer from the newspaper will be coming to take some photos. (Please bring a change of clothes with you if you have the Edu-Dance Concert)


Car Bay Raffle -Flyers for our P & F Car Bay Raffle have been sent home today. Don't miss the opportunity for a chance to win your own personal parking bay for Term 4 2013. Please return the slips and money via the class basket no later than Friday 10 September 2013.

Woolworths Earn & Learn Vouchers - A big thank you to everyone who collected Woolworths Earn & Learn vouchers earlier in the year. We collected around 27,500 points which were exchanged for equipment for most of the year groups. Thank you to Lisa Dorst and her family for counting the vouchers and arranging the order and delivery of the equipment.

Donate a book to the school library - On behalf of Mrs. Perrigo, thank you to all the families who donated a book to the school library during the open evening on 4 September. A total of 65 books were donated.

Toy Catalogues - Please be reminded that orders for the Chalk and Parent Direct toy catalogues need to be returned by Thursday, 26 September to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. Please contact Dani Murray if you have any questions

Family Portraits - Advanced Family Portraits are coming to Orana on the weekend of 26 & 27 October to take photos of Orana families and friends. Information regarding this fundraiser was sent home recently. If you are interested in a family portrait please return the appropriate form with the $15.00 fee addressed to Carol Erkes by Thursday, 26 September. There are extra forms available at the front office.

School Disco - The Orana P&F discos will be held on Friday, 8 November. The first disco will be held from 5.00 to 6.30 p.m. for children in Pre-Primary to Year 3 classes. The second disco will be held from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. for children in Years 4 to 6. Entry will be by gold coin donation.

Cards & Calendars - due to the success of the event in previous years, we will be repeating the cards and calendars fundraiser in 2013. The timeline is currently being finalised to ensure that orders are delivered in plenty of time to use as Christmas gifts. Please watch this space for further information on the event.

P&F Funding has already been provided for the following items in 2013:-

  • Family Event
  • Mathletics
  • Literacy Intervention Program
  • Accelerated Reading
  • Equipment for Science Boxes
  • Classroom resources
  • Portable Shades
  • Edu Dance

P&F Funding has been committed to the following items:-

  • Year 6 Graduation Event
  • Canteen Oven Cleaning

Due to the school holidays, the next P&F meeting will be held on Monday, 4 November at 7.00pm in the Staff Room. All are welcome to attend.


Unfortunately, some changes have had to be made with the running of the Uniform Shop. We wish to advise that when families leave Orana we will no longer be able to process the sale of pre-loved uniforms on their behalf. The credit note system which currently operates will continue for families with children in lower year levels. This will help facilitate a more cost effective management of the Uniform Shop. Many thanks for your understanding with this matter. Donations of unwanted uniforms are still welcome.


Information and Booking Forms were sent home last Friday for our OSHC Vacation Care Program during the September / October holidays. There are spare copies of these forms in the office should you require them.


Monday 16 September 2013 - Nola Forde, Candece Piccirilli

Wednesday 18 September - Marina Spence, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Thursday - 19 September 2013 - Kara Passi, Loretta Wesley


Please join us for a night of reminiscing, laughing and dancing for our 30th anniversary. Corpus Christi College - David Heath Centre. Saturday 5 October 2013 from 7.00pm to 12.00am. Dress, Cocktail. Ticket Cost, $75 per head. Tickets include canapes, something more substantial and roving desserts. Fabulous entertainment provided Darren Reid and the Soul City Groove. A selection of beer, wine and champagne will be available for purchase. To book your tickets, please go ONLINE to: For more information: Phone 6332 2517 or email:


If you are a past student or parent of La Salle (De La Salle) College and would like to be part of a short film, commemorating the life of the College for our upcoming 60th Anniversary in 2014, please contact Ms Danielle Calleja on


Wednesday 18 September 2013 at Canning Town Hall, 1317 Albany Highway Cannington from 6.00pm for light refreshments for a 6.30pm start. The seminar concludes at 8.00pm.

Booking is essential. Please RSVP by COB Friday 13 September to Tina on 9351 8266 or via email:


Inspector Izzy and the Education Team have been very busy creating new fun filled activities for all our two legged animal lovers. Holiday bookings open on 9 September (members, 10% discount included) and 16 September (general public). All activities are reasonably priced and places fill quickly, so call 9209 9325 to secure your child's spot. Further information on sessions is available on the website:


Improve your swimming strokes and times with fully qualified teachers. 25 metre outdoor pool at Lynwood Senior High School (enter off Yew Place, Parkwood) 2013 - 2014 season opening soon. For more information: visit:


Somerset Seals Water Polo Club are hosting a Flippa Ball Have A Go Day for children aged between 7 and 13 years. Sunday 22 September 2013 any time between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at the Aqualife Centre, Somerset Street, East Victoria Park. Contact Lisa Doig 0412 863 133 or There is no cost to participate in the have a go day but children are required to pay their own pool entry.


An invitation to all Year 2 Mum's to come to our end of term dinner at Yuki Japanese Restaurant in Willetton on Friday 20 September at 7.00pm. RSVP Vanessa 0433 367 829.


Year 5 - 2015 Admissions. Year 7 - 2016 Admissions. Applications for Year 7, 2016 and Year 5, 2015 admissions to the College will close on Friday 25 October 2013. Interviews will commence in February 2014. If you have submitted an application previously or intend to submit an application, it is important your completed Parish Priest reference form in support of your daughter's application has been forwarded to the College Registrar prior to the closing date. Please direct enquiries to: Janice Hewett, College Registrar 08 6330 0226