Music Rehearsals Week 8

Senior Choir - There will be no senior choir practice on Monday 1 December. Further rehearsals for Graduation and the Christmas concert will take place in school time.

Junior Choir - Last rehearsal will be on Tuesday 2 December.

Band - Last rehearsal for the 2015 band members will be Wednesday 3 December.

Musical Instrument Returns

Students leaving Orana or not, continuing with their instrument in 2015 will need to return school instruments to Ms Draper during week 9. If you are continuing next year you can keep your instrument over the holidays so you can practice. If your instrument needs any repairs or servicing, please let Ms Draper know as soon as possible. If you are considering purchasing an instrument for your child please check with Ms Draper which brands are appropriate as there are many cheap, nasty instruments available online which are not suitable. Classical guitar students do require a particular type of guitar so please come and ask before you buy.

Classical Guitar Concert

The guitar concert will be tomorrow night, Thursday 27 November commencing at 6.30pm in the school hall. Anyone is invited to attend. If you are considering playing classical guitar next year, why not come and see what it's all about.

Choir Performance -Graduation Mass - Thursday 11 December

Thank you to those students who have indicated that they are available to sing at the graduation Mass. It will be the final performance for the school choirs and a lovely way to farewell the Year 6 students. Ms Draper needs all notes returned, even if you are unavailable. There are still 39 outstanding notes. Please return these as soon as possible.

Instrumental Music Programme 2015

Notes have been distributed to students in Years 3-5 this week for those interested in playing a musical instrument at Orana in 2015. Priority will be given to existing students and there will be a limited number of places for each instrument. Notes will not be distributed to current Year 2 students. If any current Year 2 students wish to be considered for an instrument next year then you will need to see Ms Draper to discuss, but priority will go to Yrs 4-6 students. Notes need to be returned to Ms Draper by Monday 8 December 2015.

Ted Egan's New Book - The Anzacs - 100 Years On. In Story and Song

Last year, 10 Orana students were involved in a recording for the legendary Ted Egan. Ted released his new book in Albany three weeks ago for the Centenary of the Anzacs leaving Albany. The Orana children sing on the Anzac track and also feature on page 154 of the book. The book is available online for $39. Ms Draper has a copy if you would like to view it.


There is a P & F meeting tonight at 7.00pm in the staffroom. All welcome to attend.


Monday - Candece Piccirilli, Nola Forde

Wednesday - Nerida Burns, Liz Bailey, Dani Low

Thursday - Lisa Overmars, Loretta Wesley, Annie Ting


Would your child / children like to join our Christmas Choir or Nativity Play? Please email me your details. Choir - Children 7 years and above. Nativity Play - 4 years and above.

Choir rehearsals have begun. Please come along this Saturday 29 November from 3.30pm - 4.30pm. Thereafter, rehearsals will be on 13 and 20 December.

Nativity play rehearsals will begin on Saturday 29 November from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Thereafter, rehearsals will be on 13 and 20 December.

If you are interested, please contact Natalie D'Cruz on 0407 981 861 or email

We look forward to meeting everyone again for this festive celebration.


The Betty Bentley Dance Academy in Willetton is now taking enrolments for 2015 dance tuition. Classes are offered in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, R.A.D Classical Ballet and Acrobatics. Beginner adult classes are also available for interested mums (and dads). Classes for 2015 commence in February. For timetable information and class fees please visit our website or call the school on 9310 8433.


Sunday 14 December 2014: A special Christmas story and Carols Concert. Hosted by Monika Kos and Graeme Butler. Featuring Canning City Brass Band, the Johnny Young Talent Team of WA, Coastal Scottish Pipe Band WA, Take Note Singers. Free Entry. Entertainment commences at 6.30pm. Christmas story / carols at 7.30pm. Songbooks and candles by donation to support Kent Street Chaplaincy and Riding for the Disabled. Ample free parking off Resort Drive. Bring a rug and picnic dinner. Proudly presented by the Burswood Park Board. For more information telephone 9361 4475.


1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching to help parents manage difficult behaviour in children 2 to 12 yrs. A humorous look at parenting, a serious look at discipline! For more information about this workshop call (08) 9382 1182 or register online.


Jem and The Christmas Surprise - combined puppetry, music, comedy and audience participation in an engaging and delightful tale of true friendship. Wonderful Christmas Storytelling, suitable for children aged 3-8 and their families. Come along to the Riverton Library on Tuesday 16 December between 4.00 & 5.00pm. This is a free event but you must book your place by phoning 9231 0944. Parents need to remain with children under 8 years.