Latest News – Week 1

Message from the Deputy

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to Term 4. I hope that you and your families had a lovely break and that you managed to get in some down time with your children.

Staff returned yesterday and finished Part 2 of a professional learning session that commenced on the last day of Term 3 called ‘The Daily Dozen Professional Development for Brain-Based Teaching, Learning and Well-Being’. This was a fast paced session with lots for teachers to take back and implement in their classrooms. In the afternoon Joanne Dixon led a session whereby teachers had the opportunity to moderate student work samples in the Science as a Human Endeavour strand of the Science Curriculum. The final afternoon session was led by Kylie Powell. Kylie introduced teachers to a range of new picture books that have been purchased to support teacher implementation of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework, the purpose of which is to guide staff to incorporate culturally responsive attitudes, values and behaviours into their everyday work. In the last part of the session teachers reviewed online resources English to be used in 2021 by staff and students. All in all, it was a productive day and set the scene for a positive start to Term 4.

Damage to the school

Unfortunately, there was some significant damage done to the school over the holidays in the form of graffiti and a lot of rubbish strewn about. Our cleaners, as well as specialist cleaners sent out by the department, spent many hours removing the offending material. This work took our cleaners way from their routine cleaning duties and has come at a considerable cost to the school.

If you notice people hanging around the school after hours can you please call the police on 131444. If you have neighbours that do not come to our school, could you please mention to them that we have had some issues with vandalism and that we would appreciate their support in reporting any suspicious activity.

Upcoming events and activities

As always, we have a busy time ahead with the following taking place in the first few weeks of term.

Year 6 camp: Our Year 6s head off to Rottnest for their camp in the morning and return on Friday afternoon (14 – 16 October, 2020). We wish them wonderful weather and a great experience with their peers and teachers. Parents of Year 6 students are advised that in the event of an emergency, Joanne Dixon, Camp Coordinator, can reached on 0439 455 615.

Protective Behaviours for Kindy: Ms Ali Fisher, who has presented the series of lessons in many schools including ours, will be presenting six sessions for children from Kindergarten during the first 6 weeks of Term 4. 

Swim Squad: Liz Burrows and Dean Hodgson are running a before school Swim Squad for Year 3 – 6 students, commencing Tuesday, 20 October 2020.

Assembly 3F: we look forward to an amazing performance from 3F on Friday, 23 October. This will be attended by the Year 3 to 6 classes and the parents of the students in Year 3F.

Save the date: Arts Night Miss Trovarelli and her band of helpers are busy with their preparations for Arts Night which is set for Thursday, 29 October from 5 – 7pm.

Change of assembly date

The assembly date for Year 5/6 has changed from the 6th November to the 13th November due to a scheduled school triathalon event. 

Pre-Primary Picnic

Parents and carers are invited to join PP1 and PP2 students on the lower oval during their lunchbreak next Thursday, 22 October 2020,  11.30-12.30. You only need a picnic rug and lunch. Please provide children with their regular healthy lunches; the treat is having you share their lunchtime!

Term 4 Swim Squad – Years 3-6

 Dates               Tuesday mornings 7.15–8.15am

Commencing Tuesday 20th October and concluding Tuesday 8th Dec 2020

Please note that due to lane availability, the squad will be limited to 40 participants                            

Drop off and Pick up Information for Bold Park Aquatic Centre

Please drop off your child inside the pool entry at Bold Park. Children are to assemble on the west side, spectator area of the main pool.

When picking up your child you can enter Bold Park Pool, where children will be ready and changed by 8.20am in the mornings.

 Venue                   Bold Park Aquatic Centre, The Boulevard, City Beach

Staff                      Miss Liz Burrows and Mr Dean Hodgson

Cost                       $10 to be paid prior to commencing as it is an optional activity (students will need to pay pool entry directly to Bold Park) Payment via Qkr, Internet Banking or through the school office.

Please note consent must be received before students begin the program. Consent can be done through Qkr! or alternatively hard copy permission forms can be placed in the sports drawer in the office. These must be received Friday 16th October 2020 in order to swim. The permission note below DOES NOT need to be returned if you have given permission through Qkr!

Please direct any enquiries to Liz Burrows

Year 4 PEAC Assessments

GIFTED AND TALENTED: Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC)


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This letter is to give you information on the upcoming testing of Yr 4 students for entry into PEAC. This testing happens across all Government schools in WA to assess students’ suitability for the PEAC program. The PEAC Program provides part time extension and enrichment for exceptionally able students in Years 5 and 6.

PEAC offers a range of out of school courses that provide the most able students, with work that is intellectually challenging. All students in Year 4 will have the opportunity to be assessed for suitability for the PEAC Program.

Students who are performing well at school are possible candidates for the program. There are also some students in Year 4 whose potential is not so easily recognized. These may be students who are underachieving at school or students who demonstrate certain skills and abilities more at home than at school.

Testing at Kapinara Primary will occur on the morning of Wednesday 14 October, 2020. (Week 1, Term 4) Testing will be held in the library and start promptly at 8.45am.

The test will measure the student’s ability to recognise patterns and to predict with speed and accuracy, as well as measure their ability to apply their knowledge and learning.

If you do not wish your child to be included in the PEAC assessment please notify Mrs Powell, in writing, by Monday 12 October, 2020.

The scores from the test will be used in the selection of students for PEAC courses and extension programs conducted in 2021 and 2022 and also to inform educational provision in schools. The school will be notified of students being invited into PEAC, later in the term and will notify the parents of these students by email.

If you would like any further information about PEAC, please do not hesitate to speak with Mrs Powell.

Yours sincerely,                                                     

Kylie Powell                                                             
PEAC Coordinator

Latest News Week 10


Friday 25th September (last day of Term 3) and Monday 12th October (first day of Term 4) are School Development Days – students do not attend.
Wednesday 23 September is Crazy Sock Day.
Thursday 24 September is an assembly hosted by 1/2TB.


Term 4 Roster – now available through SignUp

Week 1- 13 & 15th October- 1C
Week 2- 20 &22 October- 4P
Week 3 – 27 & 29 Oct- 1/2T
Week 4- 3 & 5th Nov- 3H
Week 5- 10 &12 Nov- 5/6 S
Week 6 – 17 & 19 Nov- 5LJ
Week 7- 24 & 26 Nov- 1T
Week 8 – 1 & 3rd Dec- PP2
Week 9- 8 & 10th Dec- 4ZW
Week 10- 15 &17th Dec- 2BJ

Australian Girls Choir

Flyers were sent home with interested girls today to participate in a workshop being run by the AGC next term. Please return the assessment request to the note drawers in the office by Thursday if you would like your daughter to participate. 

Year 1 and 2 Picnic Lunch

Parents/Carers are invited to join Year 1 and 2 students on the lower oval during their lunch break (12.15-12.55) next Wednesday, 23 September 2020 as outlined in our email last week. You only need a picnic rug and lunch. Please provide children with their regular healthy lunches; the treat is having you share their lunchtime! If you can’t make it next week, we plan to do this again in Term 4 … before it gets too hot.

Crazy Sock Day

Tomorrow Wednesday, 23 September is a Crazy Sock Day fundraiser for all students, from Kindergarten to Year 6. We are raising money for the organisation Take 3 for the Sea. Take 3 for the Sea organises activities including beach clean-ups and visits to schools to educate students about plastic pollution. All students still have to wear their usual school uniform aside from the socks. In order to participate in Crazy Sock Day students are asked to bring a gold coin donation. Learn more about Take 3 for the Sea at

Community News

Flippaball 2020/2021 – Schools Years 3-6
Come and try days – 24th September & 15 October (3.45-4.45pm) Newman College Pool
More information and registration can be found on the Newman Water Polo website

Carine Calisthenics Club invites you to take advantage of our TWO free classes to all new members.    Our sport is perfect for all ages.  Learning skills such as singing and dancing, gymnastics, simplified ballet, club swinging, marching, rod twisting – all these covered in one class! Come and join in the fun of Calisthenics and meet lots of new friends! Want more information? Email or contact Sandra on 0403 078 009

The Coronavirus disruption of the past months has caused much angst and anxiety for every generation – school children out of their comfort zones doing school work at home, their parents hugely concerned about their job security, income streams, etc. and teachers struggling to ensure that their students are coping remotely and subsequently are readjusting to their classroom routines and are catching up with their curriculum targets. As a result many schools have observed that their students circumstantially are struggling with increased levels of anxiety.
On Wednesday the 28th of October Helen Davidson from BestPrograms4Kids will be speaking about helping students to cope with Covid-related anxiety. Her talk will assist both parents and teachers to help students to accept the situation in which we now find ourselves, to recognise that things have changed and to adjust to those changes.
If you have any queries about this talk contact Jeanette Wood on A follow up flyer will be sent to the schools at the start of Term 4 to detail time, place, cost, etc.

Latest News Week 9

Cyber Safety Education Session

Just a reminder of the Cyber Safety Education session tonight (6:30-8:30pm). Please see booking link below, if you haven’t already accessed it via P & C notices.

Year 5/6 Public Speaking Program

The Year 5/6 Public Speaking program rounded up last Wednesday with an interschool public speaking competition run by Cambridge Rotary Club. Kapinara was proudly represented by Mila G, Noa M and Stephanie W. We were especially proud of the sportsmanship and team spirit displayed by our girls, they were extremely supportive of each other. All three students spoke exceptionally well and Stephanie won the whole competition! 







Orchestra and Instrumental Music Arrangements for Carnival Day

Some student’s lessons will be affected by the interschool carnival being held tomorrow.

Orchestra will not be affected. Rehearsal as normal.

Guitar and Cello Lessons
Lessons will go ahead as per normal for those students not attending the carnival.

Crazy Sock Day

On Wednesday, 23 September there will be a Crazy Sock Day fundraiser for all students, from Kindergarten to Year 6. We are raising money for the organisation Take 3 for the Sea. Take 3 for the Sea organises activities including beach clean-ups and visits to schools to educate students about plastic pollution. All students still have to wear their usual school uniform aside from the socks. In order to participate in Crazy Sock Day students are asked to bring a gold coin donation. Learn more about Take 3 for the Sea at

Kind regards, Year 6 Student Councillors.

School Development Day

A reminder that our next School Development Day is coming up on Friday 25th September. Students do not attend.

Qkr Payment App

Thank you for all the positive feedback on Qkr! 
Did you know? 
 – Your receipt history can be viewed in the menu
 – You have the option for receipts to be automatically emailed to you each time you make a payment. The tab is in the settings menu.

Not signed up? Click here Register with Qkr!

Community News

Floreat SLSC Nippers 2020

Floreat Surf Lifesaving Club from 5 years old. Woodside Nippers 2020/21 Season
Starting on Sunday 25 Oct, Visit Floreat SLSC
Open Day Sunday 20 Sep 2020
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
T: 9385 9370

Cyber Safety Education Session

Join us for this engaging & practical education session, delivered by Australia’s leading cyber safety experts.

About this Event

Today, technology has become a central part of our kid’s educational and social development. However, as fundamental and exciting as being connected technology can be, many parents are desperate for practical & helpful information on how they can keep their kids safe on social media, games & how to help them stay safe online.

We are therefore pleased to help our parent community by offering a crucial and engaging education session with ySafe, Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety education.

In this session, ySafe’s experts will cover key topics such the social media platforms that kids are using and how to make them safer, research-based information on gaming & screen time, and step-by-step instructions on how to setup a cyber safe home.

Who: Kapinara Primary School Parents & Families

When: Tuesday 15th September

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: The Boulevard Centre – 99 The Boulevard , Floreat

(Ground floor level, underneath Cambridge Library, Floreat Forum)

Cost: FREE Please use the following booking link

All parents will receive access to a number of helpful follow up resources after the session.

If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about knowing what your child is accessing online, or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this session is for you!

Latest News Week 8

Free Parent Cyber Safety Session – Save the Date

Join us for this engaging & practical education session, delivered by social media and cyber safety expert, Jordan Foster, on Tuesday 15th September 6.30-8.30pm at the Boulevard Centre.
You will soon receive an email outlining the session and how to secure tickets.

Need to find something?

We have added a search box to the home page of our website. We hope you will find it useful!

Unwanted Helmets 

The PP-2 students have been having fun with

Mr Hodgson’s scooter lessons. If you have any helmets that no longer fit your child, we would love to be put them to good use!








Community News

Triple P Parenting Courses – Please click here for the free Parenting Courses offered in November

Healthy Lunchboxes – Please click here if you are interested in watching a short video regarding healthy lunchboxes from the WA School Canteen Association




Faction Carnival 2020

Faction Carnival 2020

What a wonderful day for a carnival!  The weather started out overcast but turned out to be perfect.
Congratulations to Strickland who won the day with 1771 points, followed VERY closely by Winter with 1763 points and then Elliott on 1421 points.

Congratulations to Champion Girls and Boys and Runners Up:

Yr 3 Girls
Clara B and Harper T

Year 3 Boys
Xavier M and Nate S

Year 4 Girls
Alice P and Meg W

Year 4 Boys
Arki E and Arata S – equal 1st!

Year 5 Girls
Milla G and Chelsea H

Year 5 Boys
Owen M and Jeremy F

Year 6 Girls
Stephanie W and Bronte B

Year 6 Boys
Eita S and Max B

Thanks to all the parents who came out to cheer the children on. Special thanks to Ms Burrows and Mr Hodgson for organising a great event.






Latest News Week 7

Student appointments during school hours

We understand that it is often unavoidable to take students out of school for appointments. Could you please assist us by submitting the partial day absence form on our website (absent from school tab along the top) This form is received by admin and forwarded to the relevant teacher, requesting the student be sent up to the office at the appropriate time. Thank you.

Kapinara P&C Fundraising
Bunnings sausage sizzle @ Innaloo store, Saturday 12th September

The P&C will be holding a Bunnings sausage sizzle fundraiser at the Innaloo store on the 12th September
There are many ways you may be able to help out and be involved:

  • Donations of cool drink cans, water, condiments or onions.
  • Volunteers on the day – We need 4 people for every 2 hour shift, 5 shifts during the day being 7-9am, 9-11am, 11-1pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm.

Please login via the sign up link below

Thank you. Your P&C

Orchestra and Instrumental Lessons

Orchestra and instrumental lessons had been cancelled due to the Faction Carnival being scheduled for tomorrow. As the carnival has been postponed, the instrumental music teachers have confirmed that orchestra and lessons will go ahead as normal. 

Faction Carnival Update (including Assembly & ICAS)

Dear Parents and Carers

Like us, you have probably noted that Wednesday’s predicted forecast is less than ideal for a Faction Athletics Carnival. While showers seem almost certain, it is also anticipated that there will be reasonably strong winds. For this reason, we have made the decision to move the Faction Carnival to FRIDAY (4 September). At this stage the forecast for Friday is a maximum of 21, partly cloudy and with light winds.

We are highly aware that there are families who have arranged work schedules to enable them to attend on Wednesday, and the decision to move the carnival to Friday wasn’t a decision taken lightly. I hope that many of you will be able to attend on Friday instead.

Please see below for details re ICAS Maths (Years 3-6); Year 1T and 1C Assembly and Faction Carnival ALL ON FRIDAY. Here is the running sheet for the Faction Carnival.
Thank you for your understanding and support.

Best wishes


** Students in Years 3-6 will still do their ICAS Maths assessments on Friday morning AS PLANNED.  The assessments MUST commence at 8:00am.

Year 1T and 1C Assembly

** Children in 1T and 1C will host the P-2 assembly on Friday morning AS PLANNED.

Faction Carnival

9:00am                 Long Distance Races  

  • Year 3 girls and Year 3 boys 400m races
  • Year 4 girls and Year 4 boys 400m races
  • Year 5 girls and Year 5 boys 800m races
  • Year 6 girls and Year 6 boys 800m races

9:30am                 Sprints (Divisions A-C)

  • Kindy Girls then Kindy Boys 50 m races
  • Pre-Primary Girls then Pre-Primary Boys 50m races
  • Year 1 Girls then Year 1 Boys 50m races
  • Year 2 Girls then Year 2 Boys 75m races
  • Year 3 Girls then Year 3 Boys 75m races
  • Year 4 Girls then Year 4 Boys 75m races
  • Year 5 Girls then Year 5 Boys 100m races
  • Year 6 Girls then Year 6 Boys 100m races

**           Kindy, Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students will return to their classes after these students have completed their races

12:00-12:30pm    LUNCH

  • Year 1-6 students can sit with their parents

12:30pm               Team Events

  • Hurdle Relays (Year 2 through to Year 6)
    eg Year 2 Girls followed by Year 2 Boys
  • Passball  (Year 2 through to Year 6)
  • Tactic Ball (Year 2 through to Year 6)
  • Baton Relays (Year 3 through to Year 6)