General News Week 9

Japanese Hosting – Year 4-6        Urgent request 

Kapinara Primary School is hosting a group of Japanese primary school aged students from GKA (Gunma Kokusai Academy), an English immersion school in Japan from 14th – 31st October and we are desperately looking for families of Year 4, 5 and 6 students to host a Japanese student. We currently have four families that have offered to host but we require at least 3 more families for it to go ahead. Hosting gives your family a wonderful opportunity to make an international friendship, it’s easy and fun; the student fits in with your family routine! As the host, your child will be matched with a Japanese student of the same gender and they will attend school together. You will receive a payment of $450 for hosting a student. If you can help or would like more information please contact Sally at Gold Intercultural learning by email, call 08 9444 7687 or 0438 871 451.


Faction Carnival Results

1st Winter- 2152 points

2nd Strickland— 2067 points

3rd Elliott—1641 points

Junior Faction Carnival Survey

General News Week 7

FACTION ATHLETICS Friday, 31st August

This Friday is the Year 3 – 6 Athletics Carnival. The order of events is available on the website. To all the parents and teachers that help out on the day, a massive ‘thank you’ in advance because these days would never happen without so many hands. We are very fortunate to have a supportive and helpful community. Please remember to bring your sunscreen, hats, picnic rugs and a little cash to support the P&C with their food stores on the day.


The Kapinara teams have had a very good season of basketball in the winter season with the last round robin games being played this weekend.  We have 10 teams and it gives me great joy seeing children play against tougher teams and learning how to improve their skills to match the other teams and be successful. So I am sure the parents have similar moments as well. The same 10 teams will be playing in the whole day competition on September 11 at Bendat Stadium. An excursion note will be sent home early next week. Thank you to the parents who are helping out on that day as well, sensational support for your children again at school events.  Louise Smith, Sports Specialist

 ART SHOW 2018

This year the art show is being held early in Term 4 and we are praying for better weather. We encourage the children to invite grandparents and extended family to the event so that they can show the work they have produced over the year.
We encourage families to take part in the Family Sculpture Project.  This year’s theme is  “Something that starts with ‘S’. Please remember sculptures need to be made of recycled materials with a maximum height of 1.5 metres. Put your thinking caps on!  Anna Trovarelli, Art Specialist


At last Friday’s assembly many of the characters we have grown to love and treasure stepped out of their books and into our undercover area. Students from PP – Year 6 dressed up as their favourite book character and were superbly led by their Year 6 Leaders, in our Bookweek Parade. All students (and teachers!) showed wonderful creativity with their costumes. This was followed by a rousing rendition of our Bookweek song ‘Gotta Keep Reading’ which was sung with gusto. During the day, students also enjoyed other Bookweek related activities. A huge thank you to all parents who helped in the costume preparations.

General News Week 5

WA Schools’ Junior Orchestra Festival—Sunday 9 September
The Kapinara String Orchestra will be performing in the WA Schools’ Orchestra Festival at Churchlands Senior High School on Sunday 9 September 2018.
Students are required to arrive at 11.45am in Holding Room A3. Students will be performing at 12.45pm.
A permission note and map will be sent home for the selected students.
Please return the permission slip by Tuesday 28 August 2018 to the Music drawer in the front office.
Thérese Arnold. Conductor.

On Friday 24th August, Kapinara will celebrate Bookweek with a special day of Books and Stories in every classroom. The year 4P assembly, that will take place that morning, will also include a ‘Book Character Parade’. We would love students to dress up as their favourite book character and bring along the book their character is from. This is not a competition and students are encouraged to create their own imaginative costumes


ATHLETICS CARNIVAL             Years 3-6
The Year 3-6 athletics carnival is fast approaching. Friday, 31st August.  Parent help is needed at the beginning of the day for long jump and turbo javelin, (18 in total). Between recess and lunch for races, (5 in total) and after lunch for triple jump (8 in total). If you have not written your name at the front office to help, please do so if you can offer your services.
A parent roster/schedule will be sent by Friday this week. Please check that you are able to help at the time you have been allotted. Thank you again in advance for your help. Days like this cannot run without it.
The running sheet for this carnival will be sent to Year 3-6 families tomorrow morning and will be available on the website.


All of Kapinara’s winter basketball teams are playing in the WA Schools basketball competition. Parent helpers are still needed for this day. I need scorers and helpers so you will be assigned 1 or 2 teams that you will help out with for the day. All students will be dropped off and picked up from Bendat stadium. Excursion notes will be sent home soon. Students  (in Years 3-6) who are not involved in the basketball day will be participating in a Technologies day at school.


Running club medals will be given out on the assembly of the 7th September. If you really want your child to receive a medal and you have not paid your $10.00, please do so before 24th August otherwise, your child will not receive a medal on the day, but will still receive a  stand up recognition. Please email me at if you need to ask any questions regarding this.
Louise Smith


The junior athletics carnival will be held on Wednesday 5 September.  I am also asking for 24 volunteers to lead a tabloid team and to help with the timing of the 50m races. Please contact me on if you wish to volunteer. The running sheet will be sent to Year K-2 families tomorrow morning and will be available on the website.
Dean Hodgson


Friday afternoon one week ago students at Kapinara had a visit from 30 Akashi Nishi High school students.
The Japanese students entertained students with some traditional Japanese games and craft activities before joining in with our senior sports program. Many opportunities for cultural and language exchange were enjoyed by all.
Mark McGuffin

General News Week 3


Why wait for your newsletter each fortnight! Find out all the latest information on the website posts, updated during the day as needed. While you’re there, order lunches, look at the most recent calendar, print off permission forms for your child’s event and click on absentees if they are away.


On Friday 24th August, Kapinara will celebrate Bookweek with a special day of Books and Stories in every classroom. The Year 4P assembly that will take place that morning, will also include a ‘Book Character Parade’. We would love students to dress up as their favourite book character and bring along the book their character is from. This is not a competition and students are encouraged to create their own imaginative costumes!


Congratulations to all students for their wonderful performances and thank you to parents for your ongoing support.


This week there will be no early morning choir rehearsals. Choir will commence again on Thursday 9th August at 8.00am. Miss Stewart has kindly offered to co-ordinate and conduct the boys’ choir for the remainder of the year. Boys’ choir  will be rehearsing downstairs in Room 10.


Kapinara String Orchestra will be performing in the WA Schools’ Junior Orchestra Festival at the Churchlands Senior High School Auditorium on Sunday 9 September at 12.45pm.

More detailed information including permission slips will be sent home closer to the event and placed on the website. Please mark this date in your calendar.


The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is on again. To take advantage of the school community discount, register under Kapinara and enter the 15% promotional code of SCHKAPIPS


Triple P Parenting Link

Triple P’s Power of Positive Parenting seminar is designed to help parents understand ‘why kids act the way they do, and how (our own) reactions and words can make a big difference. The campaign states

Whether you need just a few tips to help set up a toddler’s bedtime routine or you have a teenager whose defiance is upsetting the whole family, Triple P has a positive parenting program to fit your needs. You can also choose the way you get that Triple P help – in groups with other parents, one-on-one with a trained provider or even DIY online! 

Click here for further information on the program



General News Week 1


Enrolment applications for 2019 will close this coming Friday 20 July. If your child will be attending Kapinara Primary next year in Kindy or Pre-Primary, your application needs to be received by the end of the week.


Reminders will be sent this week for outstanding Term 2 accounts. Our preferred payment method is via internet banking. Account details—BSB : 016305   ACCOUNT : 340894661
Please contact the office at any time if you have a query regarding your account.

VacSwim 2018

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential.  You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays. VacSwim is for all children – from beginners to more advanced swimmers and young people doing their Bronze Medallion. Your children can start as young as five years old. Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim at pools and open water venues across the State.
Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

Introducing our new Deputy!

Hi, my name is Kim Knowles and I am the new Deputy Principal, having commenced yesterday with a very warm welcome from all of the staff, students and parents I met on my first day.
I began my teaching career in Kalgoorlie and moved to Perth with my family ten years ago. I worked at Cloverdale Primary School before more recently spending three and a half years with the Department at Statewide Services, supporting schools across the state as Principal Consultant with the Literacy and Numeracy branch. I am committed to leading continuous improvement in the teaching and learning of all students and welcome the opportunity to be part of the leadership team at Kapinara.
I am very excited to be joining the Kapinara community and I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you and your children over the coming years.
Kim Knowles


P&C News Week 9

Holidays are coming!!! 

We hope all families have a restful, safe and fun holiday break, we look forward to seeing you all in Term 3!

Canteen – Help!!! 

We urgently require a volunteer for this Thursday to assist from 8.45-1pm (or 2 people can share a shift). Please sign up if you can help,  the canteen can’t run without the help of our fantastic volunteers.

Sports news

Athletics training will be on Wednesday mornings next term, Week 2 – Week 9, 7.30-8.30am. Parent help always welcome.


Will be held as usual on Wednesday

Quiz night

Tickets are now on sale!!! $20 a ticket, bought as a table of 8 people, flyer with details of the night and how to book attached. Don’t miss out! 7 tables already sold, it was fabulous fun last year and a huge success.  We are seeking donations for prizes on the night, if you are able to assist in any way please contact Jane by replying to this email 

Uniform shop

There will be a sale table this Thursday in the uniform shop specifically with girls tracksuit pants for $10  and girls skirts $5.  All sizes until sold out.  Also a reminder that as of Term 3 the new price list will be in effect.

Patch News

Thank you to our fabulous Patch volunteers! The produce stall on Friday last week had an amazing array of fresh organic vegetables available for families to buy for a gold coin donation.

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