Dear Parents

Open Night

We will again open the school tomorrow evening for families and friends to view the progress and learning taking place across the different year levels. This is a great opportunity and I encourage you all to take the time to visit the different classes beyond your own children's year levels during this time. The Out of School Hours Care Centre is open for visiting (up to 6.00pm only please) and our School Band will be performing in the undercover area from 5.15pm.

Thank you to the staff for the ongoing professionalism and work in presenting classrooms for general viewing.

Performing Arts Festival (Award Presentation)

At the conclusion of the Performing Arts Festival, a presentation evening and performance is conducted, this year at the Perth Convention Centre. On Monday night Orana was named as the inaugural recipients of the Zenith Commendation for Sustained Improvements in Primary Schools. Essentially, using data gathered over a five-year period (even data can play a part in the creative Arts), Orana was selected as the school which has shown the greatest improvement in terms of performances in the Festival based on the levels of participation and the number of Honourable Mentions received. This is a fantastic school achievement and I would like to thank the many who have supported the school's participation over the years, from children and parents through to staff and tutors. In particular, thank you is extended to Ms Whyte and Ms Draper as the primary driving forces behind the school's participation each and every year.

Performing Arts Festival (Honour Certificates)

At this Friday's whole school assembly those students who received an Honourable Mention for their performances in this year's Festival will receive their certificates in front of the whole school.

OSHC Important Information

Relevant and important information pertaining to the OSHC Centre, including the schedule and booking arrangements for the upcoming vacation and for Term 4, as well as several requirements of parents when booking places into the Centre can be found by clicking here and the booking form is attached.

Year 3 Parent Meeting (laptop programme)

A reminder to parents with a child in Year 3 that the laptop programme meeting will be conducted here at school this evening starting at 7.00pm. The meeting will be held in the library.

School Sports

These are conducted over two days, the main day being early in Term 4. Next Thursday 25 September we have our first day, the field events, held throughout the day. Students involved will be informed in advance of their participation, if required, in these field events.

Uniform (Winter to Summer)

Already we are talking about changing back to summer uniform. With the commencement of the final term only weeks away, a reminder that either uniform may be worn for the first two weeks of the next term, this being a transition period. Full summer uniform must be worn from the commencement of Week 3 next term, Monday 27 October 2014.The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesdays from 8.30am through until 10.30am.

Thank you (to school community)

Last week one of Orana's ex-students, Lil-Jasmine Miller launched a new book she has written, here at Orana. The attached letter, printed as received is from Lil-Jasmine's grandmother is provided for the wider community.

Assembly

This Friday we will have our weekly whole school assembly with honour certificates for students in the middle and upper primary year levels. All parents are always welcome to attend.

David Barns
Principal