General News Week 7

Harmony Day

On Friday, 22nd March Year 3H will be running the assembly and our theme is Harmony Day which is the 21st March. We are encouraging all students and staff to wear orange on that day to show support for our diverse cultural community and to promote the message that everyone belongs. Thank you in anticipation of your support on the day. Wear orange on Friday, 22nd March 2019 for Harmony Day. A shirt, dress, shorts and hair ribbon that is orange would be fantastic! An orange  ribbon pinned on the chest would also be great if you do not have an orange shirt.

Did you know?

All known dates for School, P&C and Board events for the whole year have been put on our school calendar which is available on our website and are updated daily as information becomes available.

Electronic delivery of student formal reports

Over the last one or two years, schools have been moving to the electronic delivery of students’ semester reports. This year we will be joining them. If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Faction Carnival Results  

1st         Strickland
2nd       Winter
3rd        Elliott

If you took any good photos of our carnival day,
please send them through!







The Art Room is in need of the following please
Easter egg wrappers
Ice cream containers
Yogurt containers-any size
Margarine containers and lids
Old plastic cups and plates you no longer need
Wool…any colour any ply
Household and garden utensils (wooden or metal) that are no longer needed that are broken or ready for the bin. Items can be placed outside the Art room in bags or boxes.

Scribblers Festival  – Thursday 9 May 2019

We are thrilled that the Year 3 – 6 Students will once again be attending the Scribblers Festival of Children’s Literature, to be held at Scotch College, early in Term 2. This will be an exciting ‘festival style event’ where the children will meet inspiring local, national and international writers and illustrators working in children’s literature. Students will attend three sessions with different presenters as well as experience roving artists and performers, and live art from artists in residence.  Permission notes are attached to this newsletter and on the website in the school calendar. Please complete and return to your child’s class teacher asap.
If you have any questions please contact Kylie Powell

Richard Luyke, School Psychologist

We are supported by the Department of Education’s Psychology Service. The service provides support across the following three areas:

  • Behaviour
    Working with students, parents and schools to identify and change target behaviours
  • Learning
    Conducting assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at school and supporting schools to make appropriate curriculum adjustments  
  • Mental health and wellbeing
    Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties, and supporting schools to maximise the development of positive mental health and wellbeing

Our School Psychologist is Mr Richard Luyke and he is at Kapinara on Wednesdays. If you would like any further information please contact Kim Knowles, Deputy Principal.


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We are always on the lookout for nice photos taken at school events to add to the newsletter, our website or our annual reports. If anyone has any photos of our fabulous end of year Broadway concert last year, we would love to have a couple. Taken a great one? Please send it in!


Term One accounts will be sent home next week . Our preferred method of payment is via internet banking, the account details are on the payment envelope that will be attached to your account. Payment can also be made by phone, at the front office in person, or by dropping the payment envelope into the note drawers. Your prompt attention is appreciated.

Student update forms will also be sent home next week. It is important that the information held is correct. Please check these forms carefully and return to the note drawers if there are corrections. Forms do not need to be returned if all information is correct.


Monday 29th April 2019
Friday 23rd August 2019
Monday 14th October 2019


Monday April 1st & Tuesday April 2nd
Our school photo day is coming! Approximately two weeks prior to the photo day every student will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home. The recommended method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time.
If you pay online, there is no need to return the order envelope to school.
Alternatively you can pay by cash and return the provided envelope to the school on the photography day. Please note the photographers cannot open sealed envelopes and cannot provide change.

SIBLING ORDERS CAN ONLY BE PLACED ONLINE:  Late requests cannot be granted.
You have the option to order a sibling photo package online, however please note sibling orders will close in most instances @midday sharp at least one business day before the first photo date. We suggest you place your online sibling order as soon as you receive your order envelope with your order instructions. Log on to for your sibling photo order cut-off date and time.

Late payment envelopes cannot be accepted by the school office or by Kapture. You can place an order online for class or individual photographs at any time for the remainder of the current school year however a $15 fee will apply if you order more than 10 days after photography.
Class group, individual and sibling portraits are not available to view online.
Kapture offer a money back guarantee for any parent who is not fully satisfied with their photo package. Should you have any queries before or after photo day, please direct them to the Kapture office on 9240 1714 or email

All students will be photographed individually on photo day for school administration records AS WELL as included in their class group photo available for purchase to all families. Should there be any reason why your child should NOT be included in the photo shoot –please contact the school office.

A Note from the Community Health Nurse

Welcome to the new school year. My name is Alice Fern and I am the Community Health Nurse who visits your school.
Community Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of my work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program. I work over a number of Primary Schools in the area and am not based in any one school.
Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. The services provided are free and confidential.
If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please contact me either via email at or ring me on 0404 823 678. I hope you and your child/ren have a productive school year full of wonderful memories.




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Sports News

I am delighted to be part of the team here at Kapinara. I am already loving being part of such an amazing school. I am originally from the UK and have 10 years of teaching experience. My areas of expertise include swimming, athletics, gymnastics, netball, health and fitness. I am a keen athlete completing in both cycling and triathlon. I hope to be an exceptional role model for the students at Kapinara and inspire them to become life-long participants in sport and fitness. 

Best wishes
Liz Burrows


Protective Behaviours PP-2

Dear Parents and Carers

RE Protective Behaviours for Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2

As many of you will be aware, for the last few years Kapinara students have participated in a series of five Protective Behaviours sessions. Protective Behaviours’ learning focuses on empowering children with the strategies and skills they need in order to feel safe, be safe and stay safe. The ultimate aim of Protective Behaviours is to protect children from abuse, and the teaching of Protective Behaviours has recently become mandatory for public schools. If you are interested in learning more about Protective Behaviours, further information can be found at

Ms Ali Fisher, who has presented the series of lessons in many schools including ours, will be presenting the sessions again this year for children from Pre-Primary to Year 2. Teachers have participated in a range of professional learning around Child Protection, including Protective Behaviours, and are always present during the lessons, ensuring they are in a position to follow-up and support the children in their class. Ali Fisher will also send home written notes outlining what the focus of the lesson has been on a given day, so that you are also in a position to follow up with your child or children.

The total cost for the five Protective Behaviours sessions is $28.00 and we will add this amount to your term account. I’m cognisant of the fact that some families have more than one child and some families are paying for swimming lessons and/or squad this term. The staff and the School Board however, believe this to be essential learning, and Protective Behaviours will form half of the health curriculum students will participate in this term.  The program commences on Friday.

As with all matters, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above. Thank you for supporting the programs and initiatives at Kapinara.

Kind regards

Elizabeth Blackwell


5 February 2019

General News Week 1

P&C Sundowner

The Kapinara P&C would like to invite both new and current families to the 2019 school year with our annual Sundowner to be held on Friday 15 February at 5.00pm. Retro, the band, will be back again to perform favourite songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Food and drink will be available for sale along with glow products for the kids (both big and small). Please bring your picnic rug and chairs and grab your spot from 5pm. The band starts at 5.30 and the event finishes at 8pm. Tickets are $20 PER FAMILY (plus booking fee). Copy this link to your browser or click direct from the website
Your P&C

Sim Lessons and Orchestra

Sim lessons for selected students will begin next week (Week 2).  Lesson times will vary from last year. Orchestra (Years 4-6) will start from Week 3 at 7.20am on Tuesdays. Students will be advised when choir will recommence.

Winter Netball

Welcome back, while the netball season is a while away, planning must begin now. The Netball association need team numbers by this Friday(!) to be ready for a Term 2 start.
This year, although not a Kapinara Primary School event, the tradition will continue where Kapinara students will be creating teams from Year 2s – 6 to play in the Saturday morning netball competition. In Primary school we can have mix gender teams and we welcome everyone interested to apply. Male netball is a growing sport with its own league starting from high school into adults.
Games are Friday nights or Saturday’s, usually mornings, and training days are determined by the individual teams and their coach.
There will be sign up sheets at the front office or you can send me a quick email (ASAP) if your child or children are interested in playing. We can then start to create teams and make sure everyone who would like to gets to play.
Nikki Little 0417 919824



2019 Start of Year Information

Updated Post 30/1/19

29 January       Admin returns. Office reopens

1 February       Uniform shop open. 9.00-11.00am

31 January and 1 February     Teachers return for staff development days

4 February       Students return


Class lists are currently in the process of being finalised. These will be displayed on the pin up board in the quadrangle at 3pm on Thursday afternoon . 

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2019 Lists are available on the website. Our school access key if you wish to order online direct is W8MU3T


All Term 4 accounts should now be finalised. Please contact the office if you are unable to do so.


Thursday December 13th is the last day of school and as the canteen is closed, the P&C have agreed to support Variety WA to hold a sausage sizzle meal deal for lunch that day. For $5 your child will receive a sausage in a bun, juice box and mini muffin. All lunches need to be pre ordered and handed in to the drawer in the front office with $5 cash and the  Order form by Monday 10/12/18. The sausages provided will be Fail Safe beef sausages and if anyone has any queries please contact Cass Leaman on 0409 107 974 or
All proceeds go to supporting sick and disabled children through Variety WA who sincerely thank Kapinara P&C and families for supporting us in this endeavor.


Lost property will be displayed in the quadrangle from 8.15am on Friday. Please check if any belongs to your family. Please also check the contents of your children’s school bags to make sure you have the correct hat and jumper as many have gone missing. Lost property is stored at the top of the stairs leading to the uniform shop.
Any property not claimed by Friday 7th December will be donated to charity. This is also a timely reminder to label all uniform items and personal belongings before the beginning of the new school year. If items are labelled, they have a much better chance of being returned.


Wednesday 5th December will be the last banking day for this year.

 Kapinara Uniform Shop Update

Last chance this year to get uniforms will be Tuesday 11th December. 8.30-9am
We will be opened Friday the 1st February 9-11am prior to school starting in 2019.
Thanks from Claire and Nikki
P&C Uniform Shop Managers