Sacrament of Reconciliation

Congratulations to all the Year 3 children who recently received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Those who were unable to attend the celebration Masses last weekend, and who did not collect their certificates, are invited to attend any Mass over the next couple of weekends to collect their certificate from Father Thai or Father Christian. Please note that certificates will not be given out at school.


New Band Members

We welcomed 15 new band members to the school band today. The room is nearly bursting with close to 60 musicians in the room but we managed to fit. If students could put their cases in the music room when they come to band on Wednesday it would be appreciated as this will give us as much room as possible.

Choir Performance

Orana will be organizing and providing the music for the Vigil Mass at Saints John Paul Parish on Saturday 7 November at 6.30 pm. Ms Draper will be requiring choir members to lead the singing. If you have not returned your note please do so as soon as possible.

Rehearsals Term 4

Rehearsals are back to normal for everyone. Please be on time as we have a number of performances to prepare for this term.

  • Senior Choir - Monday 8.15am
  • Junior Choir - Tuesday 8.15am
  • Band - Wednesday 8.00am
  • Guitar Ensemble Thursday 8.15am

Flute for sale

Emmerson Flute. USA Made. It is in very good condition, a great beginner flute selling for $350 or nearest offer. See Ms Draper in the music room if you are interested.

Australian Girls Choir

Perth Open Day on Sunday 25 October. Now accepting enrolments for 2016 for girls aged 5-12 years of age. An Information Brochure is available from the front office or from Ms Draper.

Perth Summer Camp Orchestra Camp

Past Orana students have participated in this great summer holiday experience. A 2 day workshop to be held on Jan 20/21 in Mt Claremont. PSOC Junior Orchestra is open to music students in Years 5-9 on brass, woodwind and percussion. (String applicants participate in 4 days with wind and percussion students joining for days 3 & 4). Grade 2 minimum standard. (Students do not need to have sat exams). Application forms to audition can be found on the website or alternatively, please see Ms Draper. Applications close 5 November 2015. For more information visit our website


Monday 26 October - Kara Passi, Jodie / Dave Charlton
Wednesday 28 October - Cath Payne, Kylie Coten
Thursday 29 October - Una Henderson, Carolyn Sackville, Nim Caffrey


Morning Tea

Following this Friday's assembly there will be a parents morning tea in the hall. All are welcome to attend.

Orana P & F Social

Saturday night - Slim Jim and the Phatts in the Orana Hall. Doors open at 7pm. Fully licenced bar - bring your own nibbles. Tickets are $20 each and will be sold at Friday's assembly. We hope you can join us!

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets were sent home to each family last week. Please return all tickets to the School by this Friday (23/10) so you don't miss out on the draw. We have 3 fantastic prizes which will be drawn on Saturday night at Slim Jim and the Phatts - all winners will be notified. Thank you to all donations from local businesses and families!

Kids Cards Designs

All artwork for the Kids Cards Designs should have been received at home by now with order forms enclosed. Please return all orders by next Wednesday (28/10)


Unfortunately, the tennis coaching scheduled for Term 4 will not be available this term. Apologies for any inconvenience and the late notice.


The St Vincent de Paul Society of WA will be opening a new retail shop during November at Unit 10, 1808 Albany Highway Kenwick. The shop will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday. We are looking for mums, dads, grandparents, etc. to volunteer anywhere from a few hours a week to full days. Volunteers will have the chance to do a variety of jobs such as merchandising, working the cash register, cleaning, customer service, sorting and hanging clothing. All training will be provided.

It is a great opportunity to make new friends while supporting your local community. We are also looking for quality donations of clothing and bric-a-brac to help fill this new shop and so if you have anything to donate please drop if off at the Vinnies shops located in Cannington, Armadale or Willetton and mark it "for Kenwick". Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

For more information and to register your interest please contact Alex at Vinnies on or 9475 5435.


Liaison Officer - Parents & Friends Federation of WA

If you're passionate about helping parents and parent communities in Catholic schools, and if you would enjoy a varied and challenging role, then this may be the job for you! The position is for 21 hours per week, during school terms. Applications close on the 17 November 2015. The full advert and job description can be found on our website . Initial enquiries can be directed to Shelley Hill on 0428 740 743 or email or find us on Facebook


Diversity Dance offers dance classes for primary school children of all abilities. For more information please visit our website.


Workshops available for parents / carers of children aged 3-12 years. Please visit our website for further information.


Special Community Event: Children's Week at Brookman House on Thursday 29 October 2015. To book your place for this event please email


For parents & carers of children aged 2-10 years on Thursdays 5, 12 & 19 November 2015. To book your place for any of these sessions please email


For parents & carers of children aged 0-4 years. Bookings are essential. Please phone 9351 8266 to book your place.


The City of Canning are seeking a Full Time Youth Accommodation Worker. Click here for more information.