ICAS Nominations Closing Date

ICAS Nomination forms for your child were sent out on the 18th June.
A reminder that Nominations close at the end of the school day, this Wednesday 3rd July.

NO LATE ENTRIES without exception, are able to be accepted after this time, as our order will have been finalised with the University of New South Wales.

General News Week 9


Next term we are moving  to the next phrase of our electronic changes to some of our procedures.

Absences Our preferred method in preparation for this is for all absences to be advised via the absentee tab on our website, available on both computers and smart phones. This can be used for absentees due to illness or other reasons. If you are requesting leave from the Principal for a family holiday, please also use this method and it will be forwarded on to her.

Late Cards This will remain the same, with your child expected to collect a late card from the office. Students who arrive after 9.25am will be considered absent for the morning period as students must attend 120minutes of instructional time per half day to be considered present.

Leave Passes The previous method of completing an entry/exit slip has been replaced with a Leave Pass to be filled out at reception prior to collecting your child. Leave passes are for students leaving school grounds for activities/appointments.

For PEAC, parents should email kapinara.PS@education.wa.edu.au advising when the students will be away from school, including times, days and who they will be travelling with. PEAC will not need to use the Leave pass system.

Change of Bank Account Details The majority of our families pay their term accounts via Internet Banking. In readiness for the new payment method that we will be implementing, our bank account details have changed. For those families, please note the new account details. These details will also be on the front page of each newsletter and is in the process of being changed on the website.

Kapinara Primary School BSB: 066-040 Account No: 19905552

Term accounts have been posted out, we would appreciate prompt payment.


As previously advised, school reports this semester will be distributed electronically. The system will generate the email addresses from the family mail marker function that we currently use ie the same system that generates the mailing list for the school newsletter. If you currently receive the newsletter you will receive the link to your child’s report in Week 10. If there are any changes to these email addresses please advise as soon as possible.


Cross Country Update 24/6/19

We have been advised that a final call regarding whether cross country goes ahead as planned on Wednesday, will be made by City Beach PS Tuesday morning at/by 11:00am. Please continue to check for new posts here. 

ICAS Assessments

Dear Parents and Carers

We are delighted to inform you that Kapinara Primary School will once again be participating in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of New South Wales, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments.

ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing and Spelling.

Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition. Every student will receive a certificate and an online result report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.

We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year. The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment. Your child will be presented with high-quality, expert-developed questions, allowing them to apply their learning without the need for prior study or revision.

ICAS Assessments are now online, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to computer-based assessment. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.

Learn more about ICAS here: unsw.global/ICAS

To confirm your child’s participation, simply complete and return the permission slip to the note drawer marked ‘ICAS’, at the front office no later than 3 July 2019. The total amount will be added to your term account.

Partnering with UNSW Global, we are proud to offer our students the ICAS Assessments, and look forward to some fantastic results later in the year.

Kind regards,

Kim Knowles
Deputy Principal

18 June 2019


Privacy notification to include in the communication to parents:

*Privacy notification: UNSW Global stores, uses and modifies the ICAS Assessments data in order to generate reports, conduct research and analysis, and improve its products and services. UNSW Global will not hold or use ICAS Assessments data that constitutes personal information for longer than 15 years. As the parent or guardian of a student who intends to sit ICAS Assessments, you consent to the school collecting the ICAS Assessments data that relates to the student, disclosing it to UNSW Global and to UNSW Global’s use of it in the manner outlined above. You also consent to the school assigning this consent to UNSW Global

General News Week 7


Yesterday we ran the faction cross country for PP to Year 6.  Fortunately the rain stayed away, and even though it may have been a bit chilly, all the children performed brilliantly.  Thank you to all the parents who cheered on their children. 
Below are the place getters for the day.   Well done everyone!.

PP Boys                            Kurt V, Archie W, Thomas H, Heath H
PP Girls                             Scarlet M, Bo J, Sienna L, Rosie J
Year 1 Boys                      Kiyan S, Jack L, James L, Leo S
Year 1 Girls                       Billie M, Tayla H, Mollie E, Audrey C
Year 2 Boys                       Xavier M, Saxon B,Nate S, Lachlan P
Year 2 Girls                       Harper T, Eva M, Clara B,Leila S
Year 3 Boys                       Nicholas S, Arki E, Max B, Casey E
Year 3 Girls                       Arabella T, Alice P, Meg W, Hope M
Year 4 Boys                      Jeremy F, Owen M, Oliver P, Ryan S
Year 4 Girls                      Chelsea H, Milla T, Mackenzie D, Damarys T
Year 5 Boys                      Xavier P, Finn V,Henry P, Cooper G
Year 5 Girls                      Eve A, Stephanie , Elizabeth A, Giselle A
Year 6 Boys                      Luis N, Jethro L, Luca K, Ben S
Year 6 Girls                      Jessica W, Sara L, Geordie G, Aysha R















Assembly Change
Please note that the assembly has been changed in the last week of term from Friday
5 July (1C)  to Thursday 4 July (3FJ).  1C will do their assembly in Term 3,
Friday  2 August.


FRIDAY 26 July 2019 is an important date in your child’s education.
Who needs to enrol?
You need to apply to enrol your children in school for 2020 if they are:

  • Starting Kindergarten—4 years old by 30 June 2020
  • Starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school—5 years old by 30 June 2020
  • Starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school.
  • Changing shcools .

Every child from Pre-primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.

Applications close Friday 26 July 2019.


General News Week 5

Year 6 Day Camp – 21st May 2019 (Day Camp photos in our Gallery section)

On our Day Camp we grew our leadership skills of perspective and active listening as we learned about Aboriginal culture and how to fish and hunt. We tried some bush tucker such as damper and kangaroo.  There was so much knowledge and understanding of the land and animals that we never realised, like the Aboriginal people adapted themselves, not the environment. We also did lots of other activities like grinding grain, painting our faces with a totem animal and making fire. Lots of parents came to help us with our barbeque and then we did a night walk through the forest to look for native animals – so many spiders and possums! All our learning was done outside surrounded by beautiful native trees and bushes. At the end of the day, our most prized possessions are our memories of the great time and learning we had at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre. Charli, Emma, Charleze, Anna, Luka, Arwen

Running Club

Thanks to all the children who are participating in Running Club, even if it is really cold some mornings!
All children are welcome from Year 1 to 6 and Mums and Dads too!! We will continue through to Week 9  this term.

Faction Cross Country

The Faction Cross Country is on 12 June 2019, commencing just after recess at 10.45am and running through to lunch time. More information will be coming out by the end of the week.

P & C News
Walk to School Day- Friday 31 May.

The P&C are hosting Walk to School Day, where children walk to school and then eat a healthy breakfast together. There will be meeting points at Tilton Park, Templetonia Park and Beecroft Park for those who wish to drive part of the way to school and then walk as a group. Coles Floreat is supporting the school by providing yummy breakfast items for the students.

This is your last chance to purchase tickets for the Disco which is on Friday 7 June. Order forms can be found on the web site or at the front office

Community News
Portable Play Equipment. Due to compliance requirements, the school is disposing of a set of play equipment by public auction. Please see our parent information section for further details.


General News Week 3

Scribblers Festival 2019
Reflection from the Student Council.
Scribblers Festival was very beneficial for us and all the students as an educational experience. The first author the Year 6’s met was Renée Watson. She is a very confident poet and author. Renee was an inspiration to all of us and had a very interesting backstory to her book, Piecing Me Together. To conclude Renee asked all students to repeat a phrase ‘We all have a voice. My voice is powerful. My voice can change the world.’  These words made us all feel empowered and strong. Then there was Jeremy Lachlan. He was calm, cool and collected. He presented his first book Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds. His book was very intriguing, many Year 6 students have already purchased it! Last, but not least, we saw a very talented author and speaker, Jaqueline Harvey! We all agree that Jaqueline Harvey was the best out of all of them as she was very engaging and interactive. Her stories were absolutely hilarious, and we really enjoyed learning about her new series, Kensy and Max. We enjoyed the entire day and found the experience extremely worthwhile. We are very thankful that we were able to make it to the festival. A big thank you to Mrs Powell for organising our trip!
“I learnt that I can change the world and my voice is powerful. I also learnt about Renee Watson and her story.” – Geordie G
“I was surprised just how engaging Jacqueline was. The only time I could take my eyes off her was when I blinked! But how well someone could perform a poem was beyond my imagination. Renee Watson was so inspiring to young girls like me. Jeremy’s story was one that is definitely worth while reading. Just from the prologue I had a picture in my head.” – Jessica W

Inter-School Swimming Carnival
We had a really successful term of swimming in Term One; swim club attendance was high.  As a result, students made some really great progress in both their swimming fitness and technique. The interschool swim carnival in Week 10 was a fantastic event. Kapinara finished 5th overall with some outstanding performances, with Cruz R and Stephanie W winning championship medals.  Our Year 6 boys’ relay team consisting of Zac A, Theo E, Lucas K and Alex H had a great race, securing first place in their category. As a school we achieved 28 ribbons (1st-4th place) over 51 events, demonstrating students’ exceptional strength and depth in their abilities as swimmers. Thank you to parent helpers who gave up their time to help on the day and also to John Scott who assisted with coaching at swim squad throughout the term.







Running Club
All children in Year 1 to Year 6 are welcome to come to running club every Tuesday and Thursday morning starting at 7.30am on the top oval.  This will run until the end of Week 9 this term.

P & C News
Walk to School Day- Friday 31 May . The P&C are hosting Walk to School Day, where children walk to school and then eat a healthy breakfast together. There will be meeting points at Tilton Park, Templetonia Park and Beecroft Park for those who wish to drive part of the way to school and then walk as a group. Coles Floreat is supporting the school by providing yummy breakfast items for the students.

The Year 6 families are hosting the upcoming Kapinara Hollywood Red Carpet Disco. The disco will be held at the Floreat Surf Club on Friday 7th June 2019.
Kindy – Year 2 (5.00pm – 6.30pm)
Year 3 – Year 6 (7.00pm – 8.30pm)
Dress up in Hollywood Red Carpet attire.
Order forms can be accessed via the website or the link on this newsletter email.
Please place order forms and cash ($15 per child) into a sealed envelope and deposit into the Disco drawer in the school office by Friday 31st May.  Physical tickets will
not be distributed.  Your child’s name will be added to a list and ticked off on arrival and departure on the night.