Guitar Concert week 7

On Thursday 28 November the Orana classical guitar students will be showcasing their beautiful guitar playing. The concert will be in the School Hall from 6.30 -7.30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. If you are thinking of playing the guitar in 2014 why not come and see what you can achieve.

Instrumental Music Program 2014

Notes will be going home very shortly to students in Yrs 3-5 who are interested in playing a musical instrument at Orana in 2014. Places will be limited and priority will be given to continuing students. Some tutors will accept students in Year 3 if there are sufficient places and we feel the student is capable of making the commitment required. Notes will not be given to current Yr 2 students. Mrs Draper is happy for you to come and discuss this with her if you have a Yr 2 child that is interested.


The Anzac Recording

Last Friday, 10 lucky choir members were chosen to attend a CD recording for music legend, Ted Egan. We attended the private recording studio of Erik Kowarski, who is a very well known Australian Fiddle player, teacher and recording guru. Ted will be releasing a CD in 2014 for the Centenary of the Anzacs leaving Albany. There is now also talk of a book and a documentary on the project. We were very lucky to be involved in this very exciting project. A couple of the year 6's will be presenting a short Keynote presentation on our outing at assembly tomorrow.


After much preparation, perseverance and impressive participation by all involved, last Thursday saw the end of the Athletics season for Orana and the other CPSSA schools. I would like to thank students, staff and parents for their involvement and support of the slightly modified carnival format we had this year. I was so proud of all of our students, Kindy to Year 6, for demonstrating excellent participation, performances and team spirit throughout the day. Students worked really hard to improve on times, measurements and technique throughout the term and it was great for them to be able to showcase their talents on sports day, in team and individual events. We have some talented budding athletes across all year levels here at Orana and the competition between students and their house groups is incredibly close - it's anybody's shield next year!

Overall Results:

1st - Red

2nd - Gold

3rd - Blue

4th - Green

Individual Results:

Year 3

Champions: Carina Colgan, Zach Pivac

2nd Place: Shakira Goltman, Brian Caffrey

3rd Place: Molly Lennon, Kyran Okello

Year 4

Champions: Jade Harding, Kyran Taylor

2nd Place: Montanna Miller, David Puttick

3rd Place: Carly Pizzuto, Daniel Spence

Year 5

Champions: Ava Werch, Aleksander Grosse

2nd Place: Alexa D'Souza, Bailey Carroll

3rd Place: Antonella Jiggins / Ashley Barrett, Brodie Wren

Year 6

Champions: Niamh Pivac, Luke Jackson

2nd Place: Mia Werch / Sophie Vuleta, Tyson Goltman, Alex Harding

3rd Place: Jaye Kember, Derrick Selling

Top performers in individual track and field events went on to compete in the Interschool Athletics Carnival, which was spread over two days, last Monday and Thursday. I would like to congratulate the Inter-School Athletics team and reserves, for your effort, determination, sportsmanship and behaviour in your preparation and also whilst representing Orana, against a very competitive and talented field of fellow athletes.

Our students "ribboned" in many events, with some individuals achieving 1st place in their division. These included:

Zach Pivac 1st Year 3 boy Turbo Javelin

Molly Lennon 1st Year 3 girl 80m Sprint D Division

Denae Civich 1st Year 4 girl Shot Put

Jeremy Bregger 1st Year 5 boy Turbo Javelin

Bailey Carroll 1st Year 5 boy 100m C Division

Aleksander Grosse 1st Year 5 boy 100m B Division

Thank you to all of those who have assisted in some way for the many sporting events and trainings throughout Semester 2 so far. I appreciate your ongoing support of what is a very busy PE program.

Last but certainly not least, thank you to the P & F for the fabulous shade shelters. The students and I have certainly appreciated them whilst in the middle of an oval on a 35 degree day!

Emma Harrison, Physical Education Coordinator


Family Portraits

A big thank you to Carol Erkes and her helpers for the very successful family portrait fundraiser. We had 60 families attend and made $1,000. Photos are available for viewing on 20 November, in advance of which we will be announcing the winners of the 2 photo packages worth $199 each. Good luck everyone!

School Discos

A big thank you to Vanessa Chen and Leanne Benstead for their great work in organising the school discos. Thanks also to the teachers and the many parents who helped at the events. The children had lots of fun and I think you will all agree that it was definitely worth the effort to see such smiling and happy children.

Toy Catalogues

Thanks to everyone who placed orders from the Chalk and Parent Direct toy catalogues. We earned $720 in vouchers, which will be given to the Pre-Primary and Kindy classes to purchase equipment. A big thank you to Dani Murray who co-ordinated the activity on behalf of the P&F. Watch this space for details of when the orders will be delivered.

Cards & Calendars

Thanks to everyone who placed orders for cards and calendars and to Erin Leech for co-ordinating the activity on behalf of the P&F. Watch this space for details of when the orders will be delivered.

P&F Funding 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
• School Discos
• Year Six Graduation Event

The next P&F meeting will be held on Monday, 2 December at 7.00pm in the Staff Room. The purpose of the meeting will be handover from the current to the new Committee.

2014 Class Representatives - a note will be going home in the next week or so calling for nominations for Class Representatives for 2014.


Monday 18 November - Candece Piccirilli, Nicole Civich, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Wednesday 20 November - Una Henderson, Rosita Chan, CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?

Thursday 21 November - Olivia Conley, Loretta Wesley, Junko Walters. Por Ho


Kindy & Pre Primary Parents

Uniforms are available for purchase or layby for next year. Opening Hours. Tuesday & Thursday from 8.30am - 10.30am.


Rehearsals for the Christmas Eve Children's Mass at Ss John and Paul Church will begin on Wednesday 20 November from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Choir for children 7 years and above, and Nativity for children 4 years and above. Details of rehearsals will be sent by email. If you would like to be involved in the choir or Nativity play, please contact Natalie D'Cruz on 0407 981 861 or email We look forward to meeting everyone again for this festive celebration.


The Smile Angel Perth Campaign is about giving back to the community and bringing everyone together this Christmas by brightening each other's day with a smile. It collects photos of people smiling through a photo booth in exchange for a gold coin donation to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and will run for 4 weekends from 16 November. At the end of the campaign, the donated money will be presented to the Salvation Army. We believe that this is a perfect event to get the family together and dressed up as Angels and to teach the younger generations the importance of giving back to the community.

Every Saturday and Sunday 16, 17, 23, 23, 30 November and 1, 7, 8 December in Murray Street, outside Myer from 11.00am - 3.00pm; 2 hour time shifts minimum. Please bring your own Angel halo and Angel wings.

For insurance purposes, volunteers below 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (over 18). If interested to volunteer or for further information, please contact Alida Cubbage 0411 885 318. Helpful websites: or visit us on

If anyone is interested in donating but are not able to go to the city, they are able to do so by going onto the Smile Angel Facebook page, tag and click on the donate button.


Celebrating the 30 Year Anniversary of Fairbridge Western Australia Inc and 30 Year Partnership with Alcoa. Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, Pinjarra from 10.00am-2.00pm on Sunday 24 November. Heaps of free activities for the little kids including hayrides, giant swing, rock climbing, mini golf, face painting, sand art, story telling, dance art activities, cupcake decorating, plant a seed. For the big kids many areas will be open and on display in the Heritage Listed Village including: a selection of Fairbridge Cottages, Fairbridge Chapel, Old Fairbridgians' Museum and Clubhouse Bus Tours to Alcoa's Pinjarra Refinery. Bring your own picnic or enjoy snacks and refreshments from the Coffee Shop on site. Our website is


The Triassic Cafe is like no other. Adults can enjoy a scrumptious meal and relax in the delightful surrounds of the centre while your children play. There is a large three level playground; ride on robotic dinosaurs; ride on safety cars; three themed party rooms and an out of this world dinosaur blacklight golf. All your family's needs will be taken care of at Triassic Park. We can be contacted on 9256 2227 or