Orana Catholic Primary School

Term 2, Week 2, 2021.



Generosity is an attitude of freely sharing our ideas and talents and giving our time generously. We show generosity by being welcoming, inclusive and promoting a sense of belonging.

Prayer of Hope

Dear God,

As we go about our day O God,

As we strive to walk with Jesus as people of hope,

Remind us that we are the face of Christ,

Who is with us always.

May your grace, mercy and peace,

Bless us, keep us and transform us all,

This day, now and forever.


Dear Parents and Carers

The Prayer of Hope above invites us to walk with Jesus as people of hope. As a faith community we hope and prayer for those impacted by Covid19, both here and afar. We thank parents, carers, students and staff for embracing the interim restrictions to ensure our school community remains safe. We will continue to be agile in our efforts as required to continue quality teaching and learning in a healthy and safe environment. Restrictions will ease slightly next week with a requirement for masks for adults in public indoor spaces and in public outdoor places where it isn’t possible to physically distance (eg. at events).

Last night, the School Advisory Council (formally known as the School Board) met. We invited our council members to work together to brainstorm the meaning of Generosity. This is the Gospel Value that we are focussing on this year. We highly regard the input of our parents and carers and acknowledge the importance of their support in working towards our School Improvement Goals, one of which is centred around Generosity. If you would like to share your thoughts on Generosity, please click on the link below.


This data will be compiled alongside the data of students and staff, and will be used to plan our next step in answering our essential focus question “How can we live a generous life?”

The safety of our students as they transition from school to home is of upmost importance. The procedures that are established are in place to ensure all students can safely and efficiently transition from school to home. Students collection points are outside classrooms, in the quadrangle, at the back gate or at the green shed drive through line. Students are not to wait near the verge near the office between 3.10pm and 3.30pm. Students waiting in this area will be directed back through the school to the green shed. This area is not supervised and is not a drive through pick up area. Stopping here to collect students causes safety concerns and inhibits the flow of traffic in this area.

This week, we commenced enrolment interviews for Kindergarten students beginning in 2022. It is delightful to meet our potential new families and to hear of the positive wider community perspective of our school. We have received 50 applications to date, so spaces are becoming limited. If you have a child that is due to start Kindergarten in 2022, please complete an enrolment form as soon as possible.

Catholic schooling is available to all parents seeking Catholic education for their children.

Priority for enrolment into Orana Catholic Primary School is as follows:

1. Catholic students from the Parish with a Parish Priest reference

2. Catholic students from outside the Parish with a Parish Priest reference

3. Other Catholic students

4. Siblings of non-Catholic students

5. Non-Catholic students from other Christian denominations

6. Other non-Catholic students.

The latest Term 2 calendar can be found on our website.


Any changes or updates will be added to the Events Calendar also on our website.

Enjoy the long weekend and God bless

Dee Johnston


Dates To Remember


  • Kindy Interviews continue
  • 4th May - Pre-Primary AQWA Excursion
  • 4th May - Year Six Camp Supervisor Meeting 5.30pm
  • 5th May - Kindy Blue Mother's Day Event Hall 9.20am
  • 5th May - Life Education Presentation (Year 6)
  • 6th May - Kindy White Mother's Day Event Hall 9.20am
  • 6th May - P & F Mother's Day Stall
  • 7th May - Icy poles at lunch time
  • 7th May - Mother's Day Tea 7.30am
  • 8th May - Junior Community Mass 6.30pm

Faith In Action

Junior Community Mass Saturday, 8th May 6.30pm

Our first Junior Community Mass takes place next Saturday at 6.30pm at our parish, Saints John and Paul Church, Pinetree Gully Road, Willetton. Our church can celebrate Mass at 100% capacity on this date. Children from K-3 are particularly invited to celebrate with the Orana community and we will announce our first Junior Faith in Action Award. Our junior students will be reading and singing in the choir. Come join us!

Change of Saturday Vigil Mass Time


Due to our lockdown last weekend, the change of mass time will not change as yet. Mass will still take place on a Saturday for the next two weeks at 5pm and 6.30pm.

Vinnies Good Night In

Vinnies Good Night In, is an exciting and fun new event designed to bring friends and families together; whilst raising money for a good cause.

We know that having close relationships, being connected and having a support network of people around you are so incredibly important; especially when times are tough. For many Western Australians who experience financial hardship, don’t have secure housing or suffer loneliness and isolation, their only means of support is often Vinnies WA.

On Friday May 7, we encourage families in our Orana community to spend a Good Night In by hosting an event with your family at home.

During the evening at 7pm, you will be able to connect with St Vinnies by viewing their live stream, and by participating in the event you will learn how you can make a difference to the lives of vulnerable Western Australians; who are supported through the Vinnies WA Emergency Assistance Program.

Every little bit of support your school can offer can add up to a whole lot of good. Please go to https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-wa/good-night-in

Kathryn Alp – Assistant Principal

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From our Parish of Saints John & Paul

Change of Mass Time

As of May 15, 2021, Saturday Vigil Mass will commence at 5.30pm. Please visit the Parish website for the latest information on weekend Masses.


Hello All,

Week 2, and what an eventful week it has been. We have lots coming up in our community.

Mother’s Day

Reminder that our Mother’s Day Stall orders close Sunday, 2 May at 5pm.

The Orana P&F are holding a Mother's Day Stall again this year. The children have always been excited to go 'shopping' for their mums and we will have a variety of gifts for them to choose from. The stall will take place on Thursday 6th May for all students from Pre-Kindy to Year 6 (Pre-Kindy will choose gifts on Friday 7th May).

The cost is $5 per child. If you would like for your child to purchase a gift, please make payment via our online store: https://bit.ly/34PMgAM before 5pm on Sunday, 2nd May.

Mother’s Day Morning Tea Detail to come soon via SEQTA.

Food can still be purchased from our online store. Please place orders by 5pm on Sunday, 2nd May. https://orana-catholic-primary-school-parents-and-friends-association.square.site/shop/23

Colour Run - 25 May

Have you completed your child’s online profile yet for their Colour Run Fundraising? Please register and set up a profile for each of your children. To register your child, please go to https://www.schoolfunrun.com.au/

This year, we have an Orana Colour Run t-shirt available for purchase, or you are welcome to provide your own white t-shirt for the children to run in. The Orana Colour Run t-shirt can now be purchased from the online P&F shop for $7.95 via this link: https://bit.ly/34PMgAM

Science Room - Busy Bee Day on May 8

The P&F are working with the school to organise a Busy Bee to do some building of storage units for the science room. We require a few Dads (and/or Mums) that would love to get involved with building a few Flatpacks. If you would like to help please contact the P&F at oranapandf@gmail.com

Next P&F Meeting

The next meeting is on the 11th of May in the Library at 6:00pm. Please join us as we discuss various school community topics and plan the forthcoming events for the year.


Just a reminder, Perth Goju Karate, who hold Karate Classes on Wednesday afternoon at the school hall, have generously donated a year’s membership and monthly training (valued at $1,175) that we’d like to raffle off. The prize is redeemable at any of their five locations. Tickets are on sale now until the 30th of April 2021. Winner will be announced on the 1st of May 2021. Please follow this link to purchase your tickets.


Thank you for your ongoing support,

Your Orana P&F Exec Team

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Hotdog Lunch Day

🙌🏻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲 🙌🏻 🌭 🧃

📆 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟰 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚!!

There are still a few Fridays between now and 14th May. All children from Pre-Kindy to Year 6 are able to participate in the lunch day (with the exception of Kindy as they will not be at school on that day). 🎟 Please follow the link to our shop and complete one ticket for each child that you wish to purchase lunch for. (𝘐𝘵 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘶𝘱 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 6 𝘔𝘢𝘺 - d𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺, 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 🙂 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺.)

📱Shop link: https://bit.ly/34PMgAM ❗️Please order before Sunday 9th May to avoid disappointment.

💰 All proceeds from the lunch day go towards the Year 6 Graduation.


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Social Worker News

There is something quite special, even magical about close friendships – no matter what age we are.

Moments of joy and delight shared with people we value not only make life more fun – they have hidden layers of benefit.


Kath Warburton

Social Worker

Grounds / Maintenance News

Families with trade businesses that would like to quote on potential jobs at school, please drop a business card into Administration or contact Paul Hadley on Paul.Hadley@cewa.edu.au or Administration on admin@orana.wa.edu.au

School Banking

School Banking day is Wednesday. Please bring bank books to the office each Wednesday morning. We are not able to securely store personal bank books, so they must be brought in every Wednesday and will be returned on Wednesday afternoon.

2021 Professional Development Days Reminder

The following dates are pupil free days for 2021. For your future planning OSHC will offer a full day program on these dates.

Monday 19th July - Future Focussed Learning Professional Development

Friday 24th September – Catholic Day

Monday 11th October – Data Analysis Professional Development and Wellbeing Session

The Week That Was!