Orana Catholic Primary School

Week 4, Term 1, 2020



Generosity is giving and sharing. It is giving freely.

It is seeing a chance to give what you have and then giving just for the joy of giving.

Invite Us Deeper

Almighty and ever living God,

you invite us deeper into your world, your people, your Lent.
May this time be one of outward focus;
seeking you in those we often ignore.
Help us live a Lent focused on freedom, generosity, and encounter.
Give us hearts hungry to serve you
and those who need what we have to give.

- Author Unknown

From the Principal

On Wednesday, we commenced the Lenten season with our Ash Wednesday Mass. Fr Anthony took the opportunity to provide us with a practical lesson about Lent. I don't think the children will forget his homily in a hurry! I found the Fast from Lent poster during the week and think it offers some practical suggestions for the next 40 days!


A reminder that on Saturday, March 7 at 6.30pm and Sunday, March 8 at 10.30 am we will be celebrating special enrolment masses for students receiving Sacraments in 2020 . If your child in Years 3, 4 or 6 will be receiving the Sacrament of Penance, Communion or Confirmation, you need to attend one of the two masses on this weekend to commit to preparing for the Sacrament later in the year.


Thank you to those who attended our first session today in the Library facilitated by our wonderful Social Worker Kath - on Restorative Practises. It's important for everyone to understand the process of managing behaviour and what we do at Orana. We received feedback form parents/carers requesting an evening session and will look to do this from Term 2. This will assist parents/carers with work commitments to attend. If you have suggestions for topics, please email them to Kathryn.Warburton@cewa.edu.au.

P & F

We are very pleased to announce we now have a fully staffed Executive P&F Committee for 2020!!! The committee have already met and discussions are underway for the P&F calendar for 2020.

Meet the team:

President- Aloysius Sugiyanto

Vice President- Nicole Shortland

Secretary- Michael Holmes

Treasurer- Paul Hadley

Class Rep Coordinator- Bronwyn Mattock

We have scheduled our very first meeting for the year on Monday the 9th of March at 7pm. All are invited along to share ideas and get planning and organisation underway. We look forward to seeing you all there

Calling all ex-students and families of Orana

It is time to spread the news - share through social media platforms - the announcement that Orana is turning 40! The details for the celebration are:

Orana Reunion, Saturday 28 March. Starting at 1.00pm, show at 2pm, closes at 4pm. There will be music, food trucks, photo booth, planting and lots more fun.

Would love our current parents/carers who were here as students to help us bring as many together as possible for our big day.

The Week that Was!

Term 1 Week 4

From our Parish of Sts John & Paul

Plenary Council 2020: Listening & Discernment Phase – your very last chance – have you signed up yet? Here are the details of the last session where the following three themes will be discussed: Humble, healing and merciful; A joyful, hope-filled and servant community; Open to conversion renewal and reform. Sat 7th March – 10 am to 12 Noon If you want to view a snapshot of each theme, please visit:https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/listeningand-discernment/ Feedback from these sessions will go to the writing groups who will make recommendations that will form part of the agenda for Plenary 2020. Register your interest for any one of the sessions on the clipboard at the back of the church.

Best Programme for Kids - Library

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30-8pm

Orana Catholic Primary School, Willetton WA, Australia

Willetton, WA