Apple Distinguished School

Apple Distinguished School for 2018-2020

Orana has again been selected as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018-2020. This is a global recognition program and our successful application demonstrates achievement in visionary leadership, innovative learning & teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success and flexible learning environments.

Read our multi-touch books to discover how the learning ecosystem at Orana Catholic Primary School aligns classic curriculum pedagogoies with student use of contemporary tools.

The teaching and learning for these curriculum books is based on a whole school focus on Writing and Creating with particular emphasis on the 8 text forms of writing – texts to describe, explain, instruct, inquire, socialise, recount, entertain and persuade.

We pay close attention to the elements of good writing – voice, organisation, ideas, conventions, excellent word choice and sentence fluency – through the application of the VOICES framework in all year levels.

There is a 1:1 iPad programme from Yr 3-6. The iPads are school managed and parents rent them from the school. Each year there is a Kids iPad Conference for Yr 6 students from Orana and surrounding schools.