2021 Return Dates

Administration reopens – Monday 25th January

School Development Days – Thursday 28 January & Friday 29 January

Uniform Shop Opening – Friday 29 January 9.30-11.00am

Students Return – Monday 1 February


Latest News Week 10

Last Day for Students – Thursday 17 December
Administration reopens – Monday 25th January
School Development Days – Thursday 28 January & Friday 29 January
Uniform Shop Opening – Friday 29 January 9.30-11.00am
Students Return – Monday 1 February

Dear Parents and Carers

I’d like to extend a special welcome to families who are joining the Kapinara community for the first time in 2021. In addition to families with students who will start Kindergarten next year, we have a significant number of families with older students who will be at Kapinara for the first time. Some are arriving from overseas, some from interstate and some will have moved much shorter distances. Irrespective of the age of your child or children, the country you call home, or where you are currently residing – we welcome you! In the first few weeks of the school year the P & C will host a sundowner, and we would love you to join us for this event. 

I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the staff, students and families who have worked together throughout a challenging year to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children at Kapinara. My warmest wishes for your special family celebrations and a wonderful vacation break.

Best Wishes 
Elizabeth Blackwell

Swim Squad

Swim Squad will commence in Week 2 next year for Year 3-6 students on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. A note will be sent out in Week 1 with details of how to register.

Reports and Class Lists

We anticipate that report links will be emailed on Friday. Class lists will be placed on a password protected page on our website the week prior to school starting, an email will be sent with the password when they are available. 


Congratulations to the Year 1/2TB class for an outstanding class effort. They returned all their library books on time for 10 weeks!









IMMS Instruments

I’m pleased to confirm that IMSS students currently in Years 3-5 who have been hiring an instrument, either through IMSS or the school, will be able to have a violin, cello or double bass at home over the holiday period – to enable them to PRACTISE.

Containers for Change

Families who would like to collect recyclable containers during the vacation period may pick up a collection bag from outside the school office on Thursday.
The container bag will be labelled with the school Scheme ID C10288919. 
The bag can either be returned to school on 11 January and 25 January between 7am and 12 noon to the undercover area or dropped directly to the depot (Recycling Waste Solutions) at 81 Hector Street Osborne Park. Collections will support the schools sustainability program and refund donation is paid to the school.


Large rectangular plate with handles used for the Year 6 Graduation. Please return to the office if located. 

Wishing all of our families a wonderful and safe Christmas break!

P&C News Week 9

Congrats Kapinara Families – it’s almost the end of another school year ? Thank you for all your support of the P&C and the School in 2020, whether that’s with time, $$ or both, from the uniform shop and canteen to Quiz Night, the EOY concert, Easter Raffle, cake stalls, disco and so much more. Good luck to our year 6 families for whom this is their last year at Kapinara, welcome to all our new families, and see you soon to all the returning families – we wish you all a safe, healthy and happy festive season with family, friends and loved ones.

Uniform Shop

Today (Thursday 10 December) is the last day that the Uniform Shop will be open for 2020, though online orders can still be placed until 8am on Tuesday 15 December to be brought home by students or picked up from the front office before the end of term. The online order form can be downloaded at https://bit.ly/33XtsP1 The Uniform Shop will open again ahead of term 1 on Friday 29 January from 9:30am-11:00am. Email kapinara.uniform@gmail.com with any questions.


Tuesday 15 December will be the last day for canteen in 2020. Place your orders as usual via QuickCliq, and remember that any remaining cash balance in your QuickCliq account will carry over to 2021. You may notice that your preferred menu choices aren’t available – that’s because we’re running down our freezer stocks ahead of our end of term deep clean and switching off the freezers for the holidays. Sushi, teriyaki and toasted sandwiches won’t be impacted by this since they are made to order, but in the meantime enjoy the return (while stocks last!) of favourites such as zucchini slice and frozen yoghurt arrows.

Canteen Volunteers

A very huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all those who have volunteered in the canteen this year. Without you, we quite simply cannot operate, so even one shift spent making toasted sandwiches or chopping fruit and veg for the go green bags means that we’re able to open on our usual Tuesday and Thursday and offer a more complete range of menu items.  More volunteers = more menu choices. 

We understand that not everyone is able to volunteer, whether due to work or childcare commitments. To that end, we’ll be sending out a short survey to get community input on what’s most important to you when it comes to canteen – staying open no matter what, a full menu offering, or low prices. Stay tuned!

Sundowner 2021

SAVE THE DATE for our annual Sundowner welcome event to be held early in term 1. Tentative dates are either week 3/Friday 19 or week 4/Friday 26 February – a family event on the oval with food trucks, bbq, live music and more. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details and a confirmed date, coming soon!

Class Reps for 2021

The role of class rep is not only crucial to the operation of the P&C and the support we provide the school, but an amazing way to meet and stay connected with other parents in your class and year group. Sign-up sheets for the role of class admin rep (1x per class) and social co-ordinator (2x per year group) will go up in time for the start of term 1 – please consider volunteering for one of these roles. It’s a minimum time requirement which really does make a huge difference. 

P&C Annual General Meeting 2021

Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 23 February (week 4) at 7pm in the School Library – anyone and everyone is welcome to attend! This is the meeting where we nominate and vote for office bearers, executive committee, and other valuable volunteer roles from canteen and uniform shop to playground maintenance, sustainability initiatives, and communications. If you are interested in finding out more, or have skills you think might be helpful (finance, accounting, project management, marketing, teaching, childcare etc etc) please email kapinarafamilies@gmail.com and we will be more than happy to chat with you.

Facebook Page

Don’t forget to like and follow our Facebook page @KapinaraPandC for real-time updates over the school holidays and throughout term time.

Thank you!!!

Kapinara Primary School P&C Association

Latest News Week 8

Permissions Due

Year 3 Water Fun Day
1/2TB Excursion
Floreat Beach Clean Up – 5LJ, 5/6D and 5/6S

Give Write

Teachers will send any unused stationery items home with children at the end of the week. If however, you are happy to donate any leftover stationery, it will be gratefully received (and redistributed) by Give Write.  If you could let us know by clicking on this link and submitting yes or no as to whether you would like us to donate the stationery on your behalf it would be appreciated.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8L7KRV7


You would have received an email yesterday if there were any outstanding costs on your child/children’s account for 2020. We would appreciate it if these accounts are finalised as soon as possible.


A reminder for Guitar students that there are no lessons tomorrow. 

Personal Requirements Lists

Key Points

  • We are using a new supplier – Ziggies Educational Supplies
  • Option 1- Free delivery for online orders placed before 18 December 2020 (after 18/12 delivery is $6 per child or $10 per family)
  • Option 2 – Click and Collect from their Joondalup store $2.50
  • Option 3 – Self Service at their Joondalup or Canning Vale stores
  • Voluntary Contributions – School Contributions are per child, P&C Contributions are per family

Kindy Personal Requirements List

Pre-Primary Personal Requirements List

Year 1 Personal Requirements List

Year 2 Personal Requirements List

Year 3 Personal Requirements List

Year 4 Personal Requirements List

Year 5 Personal Requirements List

Year 6 Personal Requirements List

Latest News

Waste Wise Competition

Further to our announcement last week of Kapinara winning last terms Waste wise competition, the Year 5 students were present with prizes by Amanda Elizabeth, “The Shark Lady”, who gave a very interesting and entertaining talk about sharks and her work as a marine conservationist. She obviously reinforced the message of plastics in our ocean as one of the main threats to marine life. Each student got a MyEarth sandwich wrap ethically made in India, a Waste Wise School Onya bag which could be scrunched up small and attached to a school bag and a Waste Wise School pencil.  Sue Jonklaas








Containers for Change

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in Containers for Change. Our first collection has resulted in $35.10 being returned to the school which is great news for us and the environment!

Parents of Swim Squad Participants

Bold Park have advised that they are subject to contact tracing registration as of 5 December. This does not apply to children. If you normally wait for your child inside the foyer, it would be preferable for you to wait outside as you will need to scan a QR code or complete manual registration if you go inside.

Community News

The Y Outside School Hours Care
Before School Care:         6.30am until school starts
After School Care:            School finish until 6.00pm

The Y Kapinara OSHC provides before and after school care for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Children can play, relax and even finish their homework in the safety of the Y’s service. The Y believes children learn and grow best through play, so environments are set up to encourage children to explore, interact and enjoy both themselves and their surroundings. Each child is a piece of the Y puzzle, bringing their own personality, knowledge and excitement.

‘The Y’ have a team of qualified and passionate educators who are committed to providing a high quality and inclusive environment for all school aged children.
For more information on the service, bookings and enrolment costs please visit Kapinara Before and After School Care | the Y WA (ymcawa.org.au)

Even if you have not registered your child with the service, you are invited to sign up to the Kapinara YMCA mailing list to receive information about the Kapinara vacation care programs running during school holidays, student free days and early booking discounts. To do this, please send an email to oshc@ymcawa.org.au      with ‘Kapinara mailing list’ as the heading (your email will not be used for any other marketing material).

Kapinara on-site phone number, contactable during 6.30-9.00am and 2.30-6.00pm – 0409 641118

The Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club will be hosting a Junior Sailing Program aimed at 7-12 year olds during the January School Holidays. Tackers presented by SunSmart is a prefect opportunity to give sailing a go in a fun, safe and affordable environment. What better way to spend the Summer Holidays than out on the water, learning new skills and making friends?! Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. For more information please contact Emily on 9386 6437 or members@pfsyc.com.au. To register please click here.

Found Powerplay hood. Please see the office.

Reunion East Manjimup Primary School is having their 50th Anniversary and eager to contact past students and staff. Please visit their webpage if interested. 


P&C News – Week 7

Hi Kapinara Families old and new:

As you may have heard, the P&C has been working closely with the school to make the end of year concert even more enjoyable and family-friendly than ever. This year’s event will be held as an outdoor concert on the top oval (adjacent to DuPont Ave) complete with raised stage. It will take advantage of the slope leading down from the top playground to the oval to create a natural amphitheatre, hopefully resulting in better viewing for all as well as space for younger siblings to play.


Families are invited to stay and relax from 5pm onwards when they bring their children in line with the arrival times provided by the school (5:10pm for Kindy-Year 2 for a 5:30pm concert start). Bring your own seating is essential, options as follows:

  1. Picnic blankets and low-profile/close to the ground picnic chairs on the flat area in front of the stage and leading up to the slope – this area will be roped off and clearly indicated
  2. Full size picnic seating on the flat ground above the slope/under the trees next to the playground
  3. Feel free to move into position to take photos of your child’s class performance on the slope and upper flat areas only – please do NOT stand if you are seated on the lower flat area closest to the stage
  4. Kindy-Year 2 children will be free to sit with their families from intermission and the second half of the concert if staying. Year 3-6 children can sit with their families during the first half until scheduled to arrive in costume by 6:40pm.

While this isn’t a formally-seated event, normal concert protocols apply – please show your respect to our children and teachers who have worked so hard to make this event a success by keeping conversation to a minimum while students are performing. 

We’ve positioned the stage to try and make sure that no-one will need to look into direct sun, but come prepared with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen as required as well as insect repellent.


As this is a picnic style event, we invite you to bring your own picnic food and beverages and enjoy a snack or light meal while you watch your children perform.  


The P&C, with significant assistance from the broader school and teaching community, will host a Sausage Sizzle at the event. Hot dogs (with or without onion) and water/juice/soft drinks will be available by PRE-ORDER only. Orders must be placed by 3pm on Tuesday 1 December, and will be available for pick-up during the half time break at the concert, from 6:15-6:45pm, immediately in front of the basketball court. On this occasion, there won’t be any additional items for purchase on the night so if you think you or your kids won’t be able to resist the smell of sausages sizzling, place your order now!

For sausage sizzle orders we are trialling electronic ordering using QuickCliq, the online system we use for canteen orders. This event has been set up using QuickCliq’s Fundraising Event option (though it’s not a fundraiser and no tickets are required, just a food order):

  1.  Log in to your QuickCliq account and choose the Events tab from the top menu
  2. From the list of Fundraising Events, choose Kapinara EOY Concert Sausage Sizzle, then Place Order
  3.  Using the left column checkboxes, select a quantity for each item you would like to order, then click Confirm
  4.  On the Order Confirmation page, check “Pick Up” as the shipping option, then fill in your name and contact information, and Pay & Place Order – the order amount will be deducted from your QuickCliq account balance

You will receive a confirmation message titled “New Fundraising Order” to your email address (please check the Junk mail folder). Alternatively, you can check the Active Orders tab on your QuickCliq home page – in the selection box, scroll to Fundraising Order rather than Meal Order.

If you don’t already have a QuickCliq account, you can set one up very easily at www.quickcliq.com.au. Any money loaded into the account now will be available to use in the canteen in the 2021 school year.

If QuickCliq is not an option for your family, you can place your order via email to kapinarafamilies@gmail.com and make payment direct to the P&C bank account using your child’s surname as reference.

Sausage in a bun – $2.50
Sausage in a bun with onions – $2.50
Bottled water and juice boxes – $1.50
Soft drinks (for adults only) – $2.00

BSB: 016 305
Account number: 3408 95699

We thank you for your support of this event, and look forward to seeing you there!

Message from the Principal – Week 7

Dear Parents and Carers

It was lovely to be able to gather for several recent events.

Remembrance Day

Congratulations and thank you to Mrs Powell and her Year 4 class for leading us through a thoughtful Remembrance Day service on 11 November. Thank you also to those who purchased poppies to support Legacy WA.







Year 5/6 Classes Assembly

We enjoyed the dance item that 5/6D and 5/6S created and performed, so much that we asked them to do it all again. What a fabulous product of history, dance and creativity coming together for their energetic performance. Congratulations to our talented students and the teachers who supported them – Mrs Dixon, Miss Stewart and Ms Burrows.









We were very fortunate to not only come together in large numbers, but to do so in the lovely auditorium at Churchlands SHS. The orchestra, under the direction of Ms Bak, performed two pieces to open the Soiree and the choir, under the direction of Mrs Davey, performed two pieces to close. In between, we were treated to performances by the Year 6 instrumental music students. It was a fabulous evening. Congratulations everyone!! You can view some of the photos taken on the night in our photo gallery.

P & C

Last night was our final P & C meeting for 2020, and we farewelled long-standing member John Scott, as the last of his three children will finish primary school this year. Thank you John … and others for whom this will be their final year contributing to the efforts of our P & C.   

The P & C will however, continue to work hard to help us bring to life a special end-of-year concert on the top oval. The valuable contributions our community has made to the P & C this year, and thus the school and its students, will be on display once more as it is the P & C that is funding the hire of a stage and lighting. Thank you once again 🙂  The P & C will be running a sausage sizzle on the evening (pre-orders ONLY), but families are also welcome to bring a picnic on the evening of Thursday 3 December

At last night’s meeting I heard a rumour that when Kirsten has an extra volunteer in the canteen, the children are able to purchase ice-creams that day. PLEASE consider volunteering as Kirsten works incredibly hard to keep the canteen running in these last few weeks.

We are looking forward to our final assembly led by the children in 2BJ on Friday morning. I wonder what they have in store for us …

Personal Requirements Lists

Next week families will be able to access the Personal Requirements Lists for each year level. Considerable time and thought goes into these lists, and they are endorsed by the School Board. As these lists ‘go live’ via our website, teachers will send home any stationery that has not been used by your child or children. If however you would like to donate any unused stationery items to Give Write, they will be gratefully accepted by that organisation who will repackage them for families in need. We will provide more information about this soon.

Kindy Picnics

We hope our Kindy students and their families thoroughly enjoy their upcoming picnics on the lower playground. We are still planning one more for Year 1 and 2 students!
Please keep an eye out for an email from me tomorrow re (i) information for 2021 class planning; and (ii) nominations for two new members of our School Board.

Stay well and safe.


Latest News – Week 7


PP-4 In term Swimming

School Development Days

A reminder that this Friday is NOT A PUPIL FREE DAY. As advised in Term 3 this date was changed to the 25th September, the last day of Term 3. The only School Development Day remaining for this year is Friday18th December. 


Orchestra rehearsal will be on as normal tomorrow morning.

Containers for Change

Two green-lid Containers for Change bins are located outside the Library. Students and families can bring in ELIGIBLE containers and place them in the bins provided. Eligible containers include those made of steel, aluminium, glass, plastic and paper. Unfortunately, milk and wine bottles are NOT.
If dropping directly to a depot, you may use the Kapinara Primary School Scheme ID C10288919 for the refund to be made to the school.
Thank you for supporting our school’s sustainability initiatives.

Community News

Holy Spirit Parish City Beach Sacrament Program 2021
Enrolments are now being accepted for the Holy Spirit Parish 2021 Sacrament and after-school RE programs open to children in Years 1 to 6. For information and enrolment details please contact Catherine Gawen on 0451951043 or delattrecn@yahoo.fr