Orana Catholic Primary School

Week 4, Term 2, 2020



Respect is an attitude of caring about people and treating them with dignity. Respect is valuing ourselves and others. We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy.

Mary Help of Christians patroness of Australia and of the Military Ordinariate

Almighty God, deepen in our hearts
our love of Mary Help of Christians.
Through her prayers and under her protection,
may the light of Christ shine over our land.
May Australia be granted harmony, justice and peace.
Grant wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens.
Bless especially the men and women
of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Mary Help of Christians, pray for us.

From the Principal - Ms Walsh

What a wonderful week it has been - the children returned with smiling faces, happy to be connecting with their friends and staff once again. We were blessed with beautiful weather which added to the positivity and staff had lots of fun welcoming them back on Monday.


Our Year 6 students received their leavers shirt today, which is a significant event in their young lives. The Year 6 staff arranged a celebration to mark this event. This year's shirt is smart looking and bears an interesting design.


Thank you all for your ongoing support with the end of day pick up. The safety of students is our priority and your patience is appreciated. As we are expecting inclement weather for most of next week, please be patient and don't arrive too early to pick up from the green shed as this causes unnecessary congestion.

God bless and stay safe this weekend.

Christine Walsh


The Week that Was!


From Mrs Warburton our Social Worker

Although scientists can’t agree (because it’s difficult to measure), it’s estimated we have around 70,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day. The majority of these thoughts come and go without us paying much attention to them, many we don’t really notice. When we do notice thoughts that are left of centre, weird, judgemental, unkind or are generally useless we tend to be able to let most of them go too. But then there are those thoughts that stick. These are the ones that, if we buy into them, influence how we feel and what we do next, or what we begin to avoid. Read more here.

From our Parish of Sts John & Paul

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all places of worship have ceased operations from mid-day 23 Mar 2020. If you need to speak to a priest, please leave a message on the parish telephone number 93325992. God bless.