MUSIC NEWS

Performing Arts Festival

We have had a busy week at the Festival again this week with both choirs participating in the Primary Choral section of the Festival. The Junior Choir attended on Monday and the Senior Choir followed on Wednesday. Tuesday night saw the band travel up to perform at Sacred Heart, Sorrento. Congratulations to all choir and band members on your outstanding performances this week. We have received excellent reports from all the adjudicators.

Congratulations on receiving these awards for performances last week.

Honourable mention:

Senior Choir - Liturgical Choral Music

Elke Ruane - Classical Guitar Solo

Week 6

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

Piano solos all week

Rehearsals Week 6

The choirs can have a week off so rehearsals will resume in Week 7.

Band rehearsal will be on as normal on Wednesday 26 August at 8.00am.

The band is performing at open night in Week 7 so no rest for us!

STORM THE STAGE RESULTS - ORANA STUDENTS

Just when we are not busy enough with The Performing Arts Festival, we had a large contingent of Orana students (and ex Orana students) perform over last weekend at Storm the Stage. Below are all the places the students received in each of the categories. Congratulations to all students and to our very hard working Vocal Teacher, Andrea Colcott.

  • 1st place - Contemporary Ensemble 12yrs and Under - Nikita Cottier, Indyanna Leech, Mikayla Richardson, Grace Wickham, Shakira Goltman (Ex Orana student)
  • 2nd place - Contemporary Ensemble 12yrs and Under - Montanna Miller, Carly Pizzuto, Jade Harding, and ex Orana students Temily Goltman, Ellie Waghorn, Brooke Waghorn, Alannah Bird
  • 3rd place - Contemporary Ensemble 12yrs and Under - Skye Colcott, Arielle Guilfoyle, Calais Edwards, Scarlett Edwards, Eva Counsel, Makayla Ting, Chloe Chang, Jaymi Cann, Livvy Leech
  • 1st place - Musical Theatre Ensemble 11yrs - Nikita Cottier, Indyanna Leech, Mikayla Richardson, Grace Wickham, Shakira Goltman (Ex Orana student)
  • 2nd place - Musical Theatre Ensemble 11yrs - Skye Colcott, Arielle Guilfoyle, Calais Edwards, Scarlett Edwards, Eva Counsel, Makayla Ting, Chloe Chang, Jaymi Cann, Livvy Leech
  • 1st place - Musical Theatre Solo 6yrs and Under - Calais Edwards
  • 2nd place - Musical Theatre Solo 6yrs and Under - Skye Colcott
  • 1st place - Contemporary Solo 8yrs - Makayla Ting
  • 2nd place - Contemporary Solo 8yrs - Chloe Chang
  • 3rd place - Contemporary Solo 8yrs - Jaymi Cann
  • 3rd place - Musical Theatre Solo 8yrs - Livvy Leech
  • 3rd place - Musical Theatre Solo 10yrs - Indyanna Leech
  • 2nd place - Song and Dance Solo 8yrs and Under - Skye Colcott
  • 3rd place - Musical Theatre Duo 11yrs - Skye Colcott and Shakira Goltman (Ex Orana student)
  • 1st place - Choir - Skye Colcott, Arielle Guilfoyle, Calais Edwards, Scarlett Edwards, Nikita Cottier, Montanna Miller, Carly Pizzuto, Jade Harding, ex Orana Students Temily Goltman, Shakira Goltman, Ellie Waghorn, Brooke Waghorn, Kiralee Cottier, Georgia Shehade, Noah Heldt

Ex Orana Students

  • 2nd place - 12yrs and Under Song Writing - Shakira Goltman
  • 2nd place - 12yrs and Under Musical Theatre Solo - Shakira Goltman
  • 2nd place - 11yrs and Under Musical Theatre Quartet - Shakira Goltman
  • 1st place - 15yrs Contemporary Ensemble - Shakira Goltman, Kiralee Cottier
  • 2nd place - 15yrs Contemporary Ensemble - Kiralee, Cottier, Lill Miller, Georgia Shehade
  • 3rd place - 12yrs Musical Theatre Trio - Temily Goltman, Brooke Waghorn, Ellie Waghorn
  • 3rd place - 15yrs Musical Theatre Solo - Kiralee Cottier
  • 3rd place - 15yrs Contemporary Solo - Kiralee Cottier
  • 2nd place - Over 12 year Song Writing - Noah Heldt

Dance Life Unite National Comp

Skye Colcott also qualified in 3 sections Pop Vocal, Variety Vocal and Song and Dance for the National Comp Dance Life Unite and will be flown to Sydney at the end of September to compete against 8yr olds in Luna Park. She is the youngest in the comp having just turned 5.

SCHOOL PHOTOS

A reminder to return photo envelopes 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. If you wish to have a family photo 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.

BOOK WEEK

Due to our busy timetable, Orana will celebrate Book Week in September. Book Week Dress Up Day - 16 September. To maintain the focus on books, we ask that the children carry a copy of the book they are representing (or have a copy of the cover glued onto an old exercise book). If your child does not want to dress up they may carry their book and have a symbol related to their book (e.g. Dorothy's red shoes from the Wizard of Oz). For extra details please refer to the "Book Week" note that was sent home a fortnight ago.

GRANDPARENTS DAY PHOTOS

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 or visit our Orana Facebook page. Here is an example.

P & F NEWS

FATHERS DAY BREAKFAST

Friday 4 September in the Quadrangle. Notes were sent home last week to order your Muffins (extra forms are in the office). Please return these by Wednesday 26 August.

ORANA P&F SOCIAL

Save the date - Slim Jim & The Phatts - Saturday 24 October. More details and ticket sales will be available in the next few weeks. We hope you can join us!!

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Thank you to everyone who have purchased memberships already. We have raised nearly $1300 for the school! There are only a few Entertainment Books available to purchase in the office. Digital memberships can be purchased anytime using the following link

If you have any queries please contact Lisa Foster on 0419 012 512 or foster67@bigpond.net.au

CANTEEN ROSTER

  • Monday 24 August - Bec Patterson, Penny Wickham
  • Wednesday 26 August - Nerida Burns, Jessica Chew
  • Thursday 27 August - Michelle Montiero, Jackie/Patrick Dean, Annie Ting, EXTRA HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED PLEASE

CANNING COUGARS TEE-BALL CLUB

Canning Cougars Tee-Ball Club is calling for 2015-2016 registrations. More information at or email registrar@cctbc.com.au

The club flyer can be viewed online at