General News Week 7

Recoverables Incursion 

Over the 18th, 19th and 20th of March,  Pre Primary- Year 6 will be participating in the introductory SUEZ Recoverables Incursion. Students will explore elements of household waste through hands on problem solving activities and discussion,  in sessions ranging from 30-45 minutes. They will also look into what goes into each bin, where it goes and what happens to it from there. This free incursion will help students to understand the impact on our environment if waste isn’t managed well. We look forward to participating in these sessions and can’t wait to apply the knowledge to our recycling methods here at Kapinara!


We will still celebrate Harmony Day on Friday, 20th March and would love all students and staff to support the day by wearing orange.


The Dental Van will be located at City Beach Primary School after the April School Holidays. If you are not registered and would like to make an appointment for your child, please contact Brenda on 0408 926794


Term accounts will be sent out this week. As usual , they will be titled ‘Reminder of Unpaid Billing Items’ as this is the clearest format that we can send the statements.

Thank you to everyone that has given such positive feedback on Qkr.  As Qkr was not available at the start of the year, there will be voluntary contributions and online learning costs showing on the statements for those

families not having paid these items through Officemax. Therefore unlike previous years, some families may receive a statement with voluntary contributions only as they have not yet had an opportunity to pay them.

These voluntary contributions add valuable resources to your child’s classroom and outdoor areas and enables us to upgrade digital devices for students on a regular basis. Your contributions are very much appreciated and highly valued.

Cancelled Events Quite a few families have already paid for In term swimming through Qkr. You will now have a credit on your account of $54.50 which can be used for costs already incurred (we will process) or towards future costs. If you would prefer a refund please email the office with your account details for processing.

Similarly we have refunded half the cost of Swim Squad  which will also be credited back to your account.

In term swimming refunds and swim squad refunds have already been allocated to any outstanding costs (not voluntary contributions) on your account, if you have any queries concerning the refunds or the position of your accounts please email the office for clarification.

How to pay your term account through Qkr

Super, super easy!

                  Click on the new item Term Accounts.

                 Enter the total amount of your account.


No need to click on each item on your account, that is for your reference only.


Sportsgirl leather looking purse, please see the office it you think it may belong to your child.


Due to the advice from the CBA, school banking has been suspended until further notice.


General News Week 5


The dates for NAPLAN 2020 are 12 – 22 May, Weeks 3 and 4 in Term 2.
Your child will do the 2020 NAPLAN tests online and will bring home a NAPLAN Online – information for parents and carers brochure tomorrow.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kim Knowles.


Students need full uniforms for an assembly in week 7 this term.
Choir uniforms are available to hire from the P&C through the Uniform shop. Cost of hire is $10 for the year, cash or eft. Uniforms must be returned before the end of this school year in a satisfactory condition or you will be charged a $60 fee. Please see Miss Li’s choir email regarding correct Uniform requirements.
Choir hire days – 8.15-9.15am -Thursday 5th & Wednesday the 11th March


Year 3H will be conducting the assembly on Friday, 20th March and would love all students and staff to support Harmony Day by wearing orange on this day.
Thank you in anticipation of your support.


The Year Three cohort with Year Six leaders will be conducting the ANZAC service for 2020 on Wednesday, 8th April from 2.30-3.00pm. All members of the wider community are invited to attend the service. Could all students please bring some flowers or ferns from their gardens on this day and leave in the buckets provided in the Instrumental Room (next to the Pre-Primary corridor) by 8.45am?

If any parents would like to assist in making the flower wreaths for this commemoration, please contact Mrs Hopetoun-Smith or Miss Filov as soon as possible via email . or

Calling all budding Hockey players!

Any families interested in hockey from years 1-4 wanting to learn and play hockey? We have for the last 4 years offered an after school training session on a Tuesday and then play games in the junior fixtures at Perry Lakes in a Saturday morning with teams from year 1/2’s and from year 3/4’s.
If you are interested in joining us the season starts at the beginning of May and runs through to early August ( ie all of term 2 and half of term 3). It’s all about joining in, having fun and learning the game!
Please contact the following if you are interested Year 1/2’s Katherine Shelley 0411150340  or Year 3/4’s Nik Richards – 0409992528

Wembley Downs Junior Football Club – registrations are open! Pre Primary to Year 6
Junior Football registration (Year 3 to Year 6)
Auskick registration (PP to Year 2)
Should you wish to meet in person, we will be holding our Registration Day this Sunday 23rd February from 12 noon – 2pm at Luketina Reserve. The uniform shop will be open and the Club Merch/Boot Swap will be available.

Wembley Downs Cats Girls Footy for 2020
This season we are planning on starting up our very first Cats Girls footy team! The age group will be Year 3 and 4, and games will be played on a Friday nights under lights. More details to follow so watch this space! You can register via our website Wembley Downs JFC, or contact Evan Hewitt for more information via email



Dear Parents,

Our school photo days are next week on Wednesday and Thursday! Every student will receive a Kapture Photography personalised flyer to bring home. The only method of ordering your photos is online through the Kapture website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time.

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 12 midday on Tuesday 25th February. We suggest you place your sibling order as soon as you receive your flyer with your order instructions as places are limited.

Log on to for your sibling photo order cut-off date and time.

You can place an order online for class or individual photographs at any time for the remainder of the current school year. However, a $20 fee will apply if you order more than 10 days after photography.

If your child is in a sports or special group photo, you can use the same school code on your information flyer to view and order these photos on the Kapture website, around the time that school photos are ready to be delivered. Please note class groups, individual and sibling portraits are not available to view online prior to purchase.

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.

General News Week 1

Qkr! …..Is Here!
Have you downloaded Qkr! …??
We have included a link on the newsletter email so you can download the app, register your child/ren and payment method, as we are ready to go!
Payments will still be able to be made via the office and internet banking.

School Banking
School Banking will recommence in the instrumental room next Wednesday morning before school.

Year 5 & 6 In term swimming payments
In term swimming has been loaded onto the new Qkr payment system. This cost has been added to your term account this time, however if you would like to make the payment through Qkr and test out the app, you should be able to process the payment now.

Visiting Mrs Knowles and Mrs Blackwell

If you would like to see Mrs Knowles or Mrs Blackwell, please stop at the front office initially to ensure they are not already with someone or on the phone. Thank you 🙂


To assist the volunteer requirements of the P&C Canteen, each class group from PP to Year 6 is allocated three or four weeks per year. We ask that eight parents from each class group volunteer in the Canteen during the allocated week (4 half shifts on Tuesday and 4 half shifts on Thursday). This system enables parents to enjoy a shift in the Canteen with fellow class parents. Parents are also welcome to volunteer on any day that suits, even if it is not in their allocated week. Canteen volunteers are always welcome!

We cannot run the canteen without the help of our volunteers. Each class needs to have all shifts filled by Friday morning the week prior to their allocated canteen week. If shifts are not all filled for the week, the canteen closes on those days. You are welcome to volunteer even if it is not your allocated week for your child’s class, we really do appreciate the help the canteen receives from volunteers and can’t run it without you!

The Term 1 class group allocation for the Canteen is as follows:

Term 1 Class Allocated
Wk 2 – 11 & 13 Feb 1C
Wk 3 – 18 & 20 Feb 5/6D
Wk 4 – 25 & 27 Feb 3H
Wk 5 – 3 & 5 March 1/2 TB
Wk 6 – 10 & 12 March 4P
Wk 7 – 17 & 19 March 2D
Wk 8 – 24 & 26 March 5/6 S
Wk 9 – 31 Mar and 2 April 5LJ
Wk 10 – 7 & 9 April 1T

Volunteers are asked to register via SignUp by clicking on the link

Canteen shifts are either half shifts from 8.45am-10.45am or 10.45-1pm, or a full shift 8.45-1pm. Parents volunteering for a half shift receive a free recess for their child, and those volunteering for a full shift receive a free lunch for their child.

Thank you for your help and support of the P&C Canteen. Please email if you have any questions.


Final 2019 News

Links to student reports have been emailed home. Please download the report as the link will expire in 4 weeks.

Learning Area Grade reports are on the previous web post if you are interested.

Students will return to school on Monday 3rd February.
Admin will reopen on Tuesday 28th January and teachers will return for two days of Professional Development on Thursday 30th January.

Swim Squad will recommence in Term One and will be on Monday mornings before school and Wednesday afternoons. (Newsletter incorrectly advised Wednesday mornings). Information will be sent home in the new year.

In Week 1 we plan to hold two meetings – one for parents of students new to the Instrumental Music Program and one for families interested in Out of Schools Hours Care in 2020.

The Uniform shop will be open on Friday 31st January between 9.30 and 11.00am.

Class lists will be finalised the week prior to Term 1 commencing. We will email families when they become available. We hope to be able to email you a password protected link to our web page to enable you to access the lists.

We would like to wish all our families and very safe and happy Christmas and holiday break. See you next year!

Year 6 Beach Clean Up – Updated excursion information

Dear Parents and Carers

RE Scheduled Beach Clean-Up – Wednesday 18 December 2019

Due to the weather forecast for Wednesday, we have decided to move the timing of the beach clean-up to first thing in the morning rather than the afternoon. This will enable us to return to school before the hottest part of the day. We anticipate leaving just before 9:00 am and returning by 11:00am. We will have morning tea on their return to school.

Just a reminder, that all students must bring a hat, a water bottle and have applied sun screen before school (we will extra sunscreen available while we are at the beach).

If you have any questions or concerns, please email your child’s teacher (; by COB Tuesday 17 December.

Kind regards


Georgia Stewart and Joanne Dixon

Year 6 Teachers

General News Week 9

Qkr! Is coming in 2020

We are very excited to be moving our permission note and payment system to Qkr!

The second stage of the changeover will enable canteen, uniforms and P&C event payments to also be done via this easy to use app. This smart phone app is currently used by a lot of local schools including Churchlands Senior High School, so many of you would be using the app already. It’s a one stop payment shop!

We will make the changeover gradual next year and let you know when payments can be done through the new system.
For now we have included a link on the newsletter email so you can download the app, register your child/ren and payment method, and be all ready to go in 2020!
Payments will still be able to be made via the office and internet banking.

Uniform shop

The Uniform shop will be closed in the last week of school for stock take. Last days to purchase uniforms this year will be the 10th and 12th December. Order forms are available at the front office to place orders at any time.
The Uniform shop will be open on Friday 31st January 2020 between 9.30-11am. Then Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8.30-9am during school term.
The uniform shop also stocks Chair bags and Library bags. These can be purchased at anytime during regular opening hours or by the uniform shop order form being placed in the uniform note drawer in the office.


Canteen’s last day for this year is Week 9, Thursday 12th Dec. Canteen is closed in Week 10. Thank you to all the volunteers for their time and efforts this year. We really appreciate the help! We hope to see you at tomorrow’s morning tea in the staff room.


End of year reports will be emailed home as they were at the end of Semester One.
Please be aware that the report link on your email is valid for 4 weeks. It is recommended that you download the link prior to the 4 week expiry.
Please ensure your email addresses with us are up to date.


Swim Squad will continue in Term 1 on Monday mornings 7.15-8.15am and Wednesday afternoons 3.30-4.30pm. We will be inviting Year 3-6 to attend. More information will be sent home on how to enrol in Week One of Term One.