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.

Your P&C  ?

General News Week 8


Thanks so much for all that wonderful junk mail….but we have enough now!
I have an artist from Italy arriving next term to work with our children and we need some items!
I am in desperate need of small boxes…medicine boxes, light globes and tissue sized boxes.  Nothing too big please.
Thank you and enjoy your break.

Interschool Cross Country

We have been advised that there will be food and drink vans available for purchases at the cross country event tomorrow. Lo Zucchero Pizza, a coffee van and Boost Juice. Reserves will only need to travel to the event if called upon to replace a competitor. They should come to school fully prepared to attend if required.

Results of the Interschool Cross Country  can be accessed at :

General link =
Year 3 =
Year 4 =
Year 5 =
Year 6 =

Lost Property

Lost property is stored at the top of the stairs leading to the uniform shop. All items will be displayed in the quadrangle each Friday morning and anything not collected on Friday 29/6/18 (last day of term) will be donated to charity. Can parents please check in school bags for hats and jumpers to make sure they have their own children’s belongings.  There are many parents searching for items that are labelled but have gone missing.

Strings Night 26th July

All Kapinara SIM students, choirs and orchestra will be performing at Churchlands Senior High School next term on Thursday July 26th. This is an annual event showcasing the many talents of students. Admission is a gold coin donation. The performance commences at 7.00pm and concludes approximately 9.00pm. SIM teachers will be working with students over the next few weeks to choose their performance piece, so students can practice to a performance level. All students are required to wear the full choir uniform. Year Three beginner violin students are welcome to hire a uniform from the uniform shop, however a tie will still need to be purchased . Black shoes can be borrowed to all students though only limited sizes are available. Please see Mrs Tusak if you have any issues.


Principal’s Message Week 6

Dear Parents and Carers

Manager Corporate Services
Several weeks ago we welcomed a new Manager Corporate Services (MCS) to our team in the front office.  Managers, Corporate Services were previously known as registrars. They have an important role to play in supporting principals to effectively manage the school’s finances, particularly so since the introduction of one line budgets. Some of you may have already met our new MCS, Linda Wayman, who has been appointed to the role permanently. I’m confident that everyone in the Kapinara school community will make her feel very welcome.

P & C
A huge thank you to our P & C, who last night approved the donation of $1000 towards the purchase of a range of new items, that will be shared among the two Pre-Primary classes.  The new purchases will create some new and different opportunities for play/learning both indoors and outside. We will share some photos of these when they arrive. Your investments of time and money toward fundraising mean that we are able to provide opportunities above and beyond those we would otherwise provide, or in some cases, earlier than we otherwise would. So thanks for supporting fundraisers such as the purchase of Entertainment Books and cake stalls. There is also another quiz night coming up in August …

Cross Country Faction Carnival
Students in Years 3-6 participated in our Faction Cross Country carnival today. We shared the event with Year 3 -6 students from City Beach Primary School, at City Beach Oval. With the exception of the Year 3 students, who soldiered on through the wind and rain, children in Years 4, 5 and 6 ran in sunshine. We look forward to finding out which faction collected the most points. This will be announced at the next assembly, along with the names of those students who came through in first to fourth place. Mrs Smith will provide information to children in Years 3-6, and their teachers and parents, regarding who will represent the school at the Interschool Cross Country carnival on Wednesday 20th June, also at City Beach Oval.       

Next Wednesday afternoon (13 June), the children from Pre-Primary to Year 2 will participate in their cross country event at Kapinara. Please see the information attached to this newsletter provided by Mr Hodgson. The Year 2 students will run first, followed by the Year 1s and then the Pre-Primary students; enabling the Pre-Primary children to familiarise themselves further with the way things work.

We all have a role to play in preventing the transmission of diseases in the school environment. While it is often difficult to prevent the transmission of common respiratory (colds/flu) and gastroenteritis infections that occur, every effort should be made to minimise the spread of infection:

  • children should stay at home in the early stages of illness as at this stage they can be infectious and shed the virus or bacteria through coughing, sneezing, contaminating surfaces and personal contact
  • children who are ill should not to return to school until:

             they are symptom free if they have a cold or flu; and

             for at least 24 hours if they have had gastroenteritis

  • parents should seek medical advice if their child has ongoing symptoms of illness

… and Safety
I would be grateful if you would join us in reminding children that bikes and scooters should be wheeled to their resting place once on school grounds, not ridden. Please also be reminded that everyone entering the school from Catesby St should be using the paved path, not the driveway leading to the staff carpark. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence in this regard.

Please join us for our assembly on Friday, presented by Miss Stewart’s Year 5/6 class.

Best wishes

Elizabeth Blackwell                                                                                                     

General News Week 4


As previously advised students from Pre-primary to Year 6 will be attending a music incursion this Friday. The musical performance will deepen and strengthen students’ appreciation of different genres of music. The cost of the incursion is $5.00 and will be added to your term accounts.


Sibling photos are now available for collection from the front office.


Term One accounts are now overdue. Your prompt attention is appreciated if you have not yet paid. Internet banking is our preferred method of payment.


On Thursday last week, the Year 3 – 6 students attended the fantastic Scribblers Festival at Scotch College. During the event, students had the opportunity to listen to multiple authors and illustrators talk about their books and inspirations, draw, and learn about the fascinating world of story writing! Many students heard from spectacular writers, such as Nicki Greenberg, PJ Lynch, Campbell Whyte, David Astle and Richard Fairgray. They spoke about their life and vision, the journeys to create their books and inspired us to create our own. Did you know that acrobat has NINE animal names in it? We challenge you to find them all. The Year 3/4s had fabulous fun learning how to draw ‘Old Tom’ and finding ways to ‘slow down’. At the end of the day, the Year 5s and 6s hopped onto the stage and had their photos taken by the Scribblers logo. This was by far one of the best excursions ever!

Emily Walpot and Eva Veerman

School Photos have arrived!

Kapture have delivered our 2018 school photos today. They will be sent home with your child.

If you have ordered sibling photos, they are available for collection at the front office.

General News Week 2


Year Two staff and students would like to thank all the parents who came to Mundaring Weir and cooked sausages and cut enormous watermelons  and grapes for our scrumptious lunch!  It was a highlight and a great day was had by all. Thank you to all the mums and dads who gave up their time to accompany us and we think we learned a lot about why water is more precious than gold!!


More complaints from neighbours unfortunately. Could we please ask that you do not turn into driveways and reverse, please park safely and with respect to our neighbours.


Year Three staff and students wish to extend their thanks to the Kapinara Community for beautiful floral donations for the stunning flower wreaths made by a merry band of parent helpers on Monday , 30th April! The flowers  made a really beautiful and poignant centrepiece to the service, so thank you again.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank Mrs Jo Coveney for playing the trumpet  in real time at the service. A wonderful community effort in recognising our ANZAC service men and women. Lest we Forget.


The Art room is always grateful to receive ice cream, yogurt, margarine & takeaway containers. We are also seeking junk mail catalogues for the next few weeks.


You are now able to let your teacher know via our website if your child is absent from school. Look for the ‘Absent from school’ tab at the top of the home page, an email will be forwarded to your child’s teacher. Our website is now your one stop shop for permission notes, absentees, canteen ordering and more. Don’t wait for the newsletter, read it first on the website in the latest posts section! It has been designed to be smart phone friendly. If you have any suggestions of information or enhancements that would be helpful to have on the site, please email us.


On Thursday, Years 3-6 will be attending the Scribblers Festival. Students will have their lunch on their return at 1.20pm as per the note sent home. Please note, canteen orders will not be available for these students.


Pre-Primary would like some old pots and pans, colanders etc for outdoor play. If you have anything like that (or need an excuse to buy new kitchen products) please see Mrs Minissale in PP2 or contact her via   You may even wish to take a photo of some items and send those through via email before bringing them in. Thank you!


Friday 20 July 2018 is an important date in your child’s education.

Who needs to enrol?
You need to apply to enrol your children in school for 2019 if they are:

  • starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2019
  • starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2019
  • starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school
  • changing schools.

Every child from Pre-primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.
Applications close Friday 20 July 2018.