Orana Choir Participation at Parish Mass

On Saturday 7 November the Orana School Community will be organising the Vigil Mass at Saints John & Paul Parish. 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. Even if you are unable to attend the Mass, please return the note indicating that you are not available on this date. Thank you.

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.

Perth Summer Camp Orchestra Camp

Past Orana students have participated in this great summer holiday experience. A two 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. Please click on our website.


The Specialist Groups (Band, Choirs, Guitar Ensemble) photographed last term, are now available to order online. Last week, the relevant students were given a letter with the following information. To order and view the groups online, go to the website and click Order Online. You will then be prompted to enter a "shootkey". Please see below for the "shootkeys" corresponding to each group:

Group Name Shootkey

  • Guitar Ensemble - 2015
  • 7T7VTV3P
  • Junior Choir - 2015
  • School Band - 2015
  • KUYX3L53
  • Senior Choir - 2015
  • 5LUY58QY

Last Day for ordering online is Friday 30 October 2015. Please note: Any orders received after this date will incur a $20.00 retrieval fee.


At the school assembly on Friday 13 November, there will be a short ten minute presentation by a representative from Surf Life Saving WA. Photographs may be taken that may or may not include your child. If you do not wish your child's photo to be taken or used in future promotion of this SLSWA program please email so that we can sit your child in an appropriate position with their teacher. Conny Whyte, Assistant Principal.


Good news. Orana Minnie Vinnies has had their first meeting and have come up with a Christmas fundraiser to help people in need. We're going to make Christmas hampers - but no ordinary hampers are going to be made in this School! We're going to make hampers that are colourful, thoughtful and hand picked by the children at Orana. Keep updated with this Christmas Appeal. Further information will be available in the coming weeks. Davina and Darcy on behalf of Orana Minnie Vinnies.


We have been notified of a number of accidents and incidents that have occurred in our Early Childhood play area. These accidents/incidents have taken place before and after school when the area is not supervised by school staff. Our staff members are also experiencing some difficulty in setting up specific learning equipment in the playground due to the number of children in the area at the times mentioned above. In order to facilitate safety for children and adults we ask that parents do not arrive in the centre before 8.40am and leave the area by 3.15pm. Children who are in Years One to Six should be left at their classrooms before parents come to the ECC as the Centre is for Pre-Primary, Kindy and Pre-Kindy children only. We look forward to your cooperation. Conny Whyte, Assistant Principal.


Please collect your toy orders from the office as soon as possible. If you have any queries with your order you can directly contact Chalk on 1800 626 898 or Parent Direct on 1800 880 477. Alternatively, contact Cherie on 0421 026 663.


  • Monday 2 November - Penny Wickham, Bec Patterson
  • Wednesday 4 November - Amy Thomas, Jodie Edwards
  • Thursday 5 November - Sagaya Xavier, Kylie Cook


Orana P & F Social

A fantastic night was had by all who attended Slim Jim and the Phatts last Saturday night. A big thank you to the people that helped make the night such a success - David Thomas, Vanessa Chen, Rachel Heron, Kara Passi, Maria Pizzuto, Carol Erkes, Liana Waters, Kate Guilfoyle, Leanne Benstead and Richard Godin.

Raffle Tickets

Thank you to all those businesses and families who donated prizes for our raffle. Congratulations to the winners - Eva Silver, Lena Bitar and Lisa Christou.

Kids Cards Designs

All artwork and order forms should have been sent back to school ready for collection tomorrow (Friday).

Finished products are due back at the end of November.


A Catholic Community which reaches out to people living on the streets of Perth - those who are trapped in the cycle of addictions or prostitution, those afflicted by mental illness and others who have no family support. Community members actively go out onto the streets at night with coffee, clothes and sleeping bags to spend time with those sleeping rough or who spend time on the streets through loneliness, but their main focus is to bring the love of Christ to those in our city who are the most vulnerable. On the weekend of 7 / 8 November a member of the Community will be speaking to the congregation at each of the Masses at Ss John & Paul Church Willetton. That is Saturday evening 6.30pm, Sunday morning at all three Masses 7.30am, 9.00am & 10.30am. Please come along to hear about their mission and how we can assist them both as individuals and as a Parish Community.


109 Tribute Street East, Riverton. Sunday 15 November from 10.00am-3.00pm. All are very welcome.