Band and Choir Rehearsals - Change of Days for Week 5

Due to three performances in Week 5, rehearsal days have moved around for both choirs and band.

  • Junior Choir - Monday 17August at 8.30am. No rehearsal on Tuesday morning.
  • Band - Tuesday 18 August 8.00am (full band required before the evening performance). No Band rehearsal on Wednesday morning.
  • Senior Choir - Wednesday 19 August at 8.40am. (No Choir rehearsal on Monday)
  • Assembly Performances (Friday at 2.30 pm)

Week 4 - Junior and Senior Choir - Friday 14 August

Performing Arts Festival

The Senior Choir performed in the Primary Liturgical Choir session of the Performing Arts Festival yesterday at St Benedict's Parish Church in Applecross. Congratulations to all choir members on an outstanding performance and receiving a perfect score from the adjudicator.

Congratulations to the following people on receiving these awards for their performances over the last two weeks.

Honourable mention:

  • Saxophone ensemble
  • Euphonium ensemble
  • Abigail Carlos - Vocal solo
  • Joel Padua - Baritone solo
  • Zach Pivac - Euphonium solo
  • Elly Kember - Trumpet solo
  • Harry Dunleavy - Trumpet solo
  • Jakob Dorst - Saxophone solo
  • Isabella Foster - Saxophone solo
  • Gianni Petta - Saxophone solo
  • Maggie Yost - Saxophone solo
  • Hannah Patterson - Clarinet solo
  • Ashley Ingram - Clarinet solo
  • Georgina Berwick - Flute solo
  • Grace Foster - Flute solo
  • Annika Ting - Violin solo
  • William Ji - Cello solo

Certificate of Merit:

  • Georgia Tillotson - Vocal solo
  • Darcy Eyre - Vocal solo
  • Classical guitar ensemble
  • Trumpet ensemble
  • Flute ensemble
  • Nathan Mitchell - Trumpet solo
  • Elly Kember & Nathan Mitchell - Trumpet Duet
  • Amy Crook - Clarinet solo
  • Katherine Xavier - Saxophone Solo
  • Alyssa Mitchell - Flute Solo
  • Sinead Collins - Flute Solo
  • Brianca Venables - Flute Solo
  • Leilani Okello & Sinead Collins - Flute Duet
  • Georgia Bull - Flute Solo

Week 5

Monday 17 August - Junior Choir (1.00pm-2.30pm session)

Tuesday 18 August - School Band (Evening 7.00pm-9.30pm)

BAND MEMBERS NEED TO BE AT SCHOOL BY 5.15 pm NEXT TUESDAY. THE BUS LEAVES AT 5.30pm (Parents need to collect students from Sacred Heart College at the end of the evening).

Wednesday 19 August - Senior Choir (11.00am-12.30pm session)

Week 6

Tuesday 25 August - Yr 6 Choral Speech (11.00am-12.30pm session)


Students from PP to Year 6 are enjoying EduDance lessons on Wednesdays and Thursdays this Term. The final concert, where each class will showcase the dance they have learned, will be in Week 8 of this Term. All families are invited to attend on Wednesday afternoon 9 September for the concert by the BLUE classes, and Thursday 10 September for the WHITE classes. Both concerts will begin at 2.20pm in the School Hall. The doors will open at 1.30pm.


In preparation for Grandparents Day, we would like to collect some photos of our students with their grandparents for a whole school in-house presentation later this Term. If you have a great close-up photo of your child with the 'grandies' please upload using the link below or visit our Orana Facebook page. Here is an example.


Photos will take place on Monday 31 August and Tuesday 1 September (am). A personalised envelope was sent home last week with each student. Please consider your options and return the envelope to the class teacher by Friday 28 August. Please note that you have the option to place your photo order online instead of filling in the pre-paid envelope, however you must still return your child's individual photo envelope. Refer to your child's envelope for details (ring 9342 3465 if you have queries).


If you wish to have a family photo taken please collect this special envelope from the School Office as soon as possible. Carefully read all instructions on the ordering envelope as money may be in one child's envelope and recorded on a sibling's envelope. No envelope should be placed inside another child's envelope.

All students will have the opportunity to purchase Specialist Group Photos (eg choir / band), once the photos have been delivered to the School. More information related to group photos will be given at a later date.

If you have any further questions please call in to speak with me.

Conny Whyte, Assistant Principal.


Monday 17 August - Nola Forde, Candece Piccirilli

Wednesday 19 August - Cath Payne, Kyie Coten, EXTRA HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED PLEASE

Thursday 20 August - Kylie Cook, Carolyn Sackville, Una Henderson


The P&F are seeking donations to raise much needed funds for school reading materials. We are asking the local community to donate items we could use for raffles, door prizes, auctions, etc. The prizes will be drawn at the upcoming parent social/dance scheduled for October (details will be distributed soon). Do you have a business and are able to provide goods or services? Do you have friends or family that might be able to donate? Any assistance will be acknowledged at the parent social, in our school newsletter and our social media pages. If you can assist, please contact Liana Waters - / 0430 111 831. A formal letter with details can be provided should any business require it.


Please click here for more information.


Perth Goju Karate teaches Karate classes at Orana Catholic Primary School, in the School Hall. A special offer for Orana students - 4 WEEKS FREE beginners karate lessons! 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. We also teach classes for adults in the local area at night and they are fantastic for fitness, well-being and of course, self-defense. Students who attend the School's 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 include confidence, respect, discipline and fitness. Call now to take advantage of this 4-week trial. Sensei Johnny Moran 0402 830 402.


Open Morning on 8 September 2015 from 9.30am-1130am. To register your interest please visit our website.