Orana Catholic Primary School’s great four-tune at performing arts festival continues

Orana Catholic Primary School students Livvy Leech, left, Rhys Cameron, Isabella Ghobrial, Hayden Osterberg, Levi Munn, Zarissa Keogh and Chloe Chang with their Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival awards. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Orana Catholic Primary School students Livvy Leech, left, Rhys Cameron, Isabella Ghobrial, Hayden Osterberg, Levi Munn, Zarissa Keogh and Chloe Chang with their Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival awards. Picture: Jon Hewson.

HISTORY has repeated again as Orana Catholic Primary School continued its fine run of results at the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival, scooping four awards in 2018.

The Willetton school was recognised as the most outstanding primary concert band for the third successive year and the sixth time overall.

They also claimed the Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance and Participation in the Spirit of the Festival for the third year in a row – the top award for metropolitan primary schools.

Year 5 student Chloe Chang won the Primary Instrumental Solo Shield for her performance on classical guitar and will perform again in the final concert at the Perth Concert Hall.

She will be joined by the school’s dance group, who won the Primary Dance Group category, despite it being the first year the school had entered in the category.

Music co-ordinator Sarah Draper said the school was proud of the musical culture it had built.

“Music is such an important component of children’s education and we are very lucky at Orana that we have a flourishing and successful programme that is valued by the whole school community,” she said.

“We have a great team of instrumental tutors that work very hard to bring out the best in the students.

“Most importantly, we want the music experiences at Orana to be enjoyable and create lots of great memories for the kids.”