Interschool Swimming Carnival 2021 Report

Interschool Swimming Carnival 2021
The Interschool Swimming carnival was held on the 31st March at HBF Stadium hosted by School Sports WA.
We had some stand out performances including the Yr5 Girls 4x50m freestyle relay team made up of Hope M, Indi H, Chloe B and Victoria V. These girls won their race in 2 mins 48 sec. We also gained first place results in the following events:

  • Jed P                   Division B Breaststroke,
  • Casey E               Division A Backstroke
  • Eva M                 Division B Breaststroke
  • Bianca B             Division B Backstroke.

We gained second place in the following events:

  • Owen M Division D Freestyle
  • Nikki N Division A Breaststroke
  • Victoria V Division B Freestyle
  • Meg W Division A Breaststroke
  • Victoria V Division D Backstroke

Our third place winners in their respective divisions were:

  • Georgia T Division B Freestyle
  • Arki E Division B Freestyle
  • Hope M Division A Freestyle
  • Rayne V Division B Backstroke.

We are extremely proud of all our students. Their effort, behaviour and sportsmanship at the competition was exemplary. We would like to say a huge well done to students for their commitment to training throughout Term 1 and their fantastic performances at the carnival. Thank you to our wonderful, supportive parents who have helped both at training and officiated at the carnival, we couldn’t have done it without you!

The overall school results were:  1. Churchlands PS, 2. Mt Hawthorn PS, 3. Marmion PS, 4. Wembley Downs PS, 5. North Beach PS, 6. Kapinara PS, 7. West Leederville PS, 8. Woodlands PS, 9. City Beach PS, 10. Doubleview PS.

All of the results from the competition are available on line using the following link

https://www.schoolsportwa.com.au/interschool/primary/primary-champion-schools-swimming-results-and-history/

Latest News

School Development Day Thursday 1 April 9 – Students do not attend

Students return Monday 19 April

Easter Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this years P & C’s Easter Raffle.

Ms Trovarelli, Alice B, Adele A, Paige D, Zoe and Tahlia L, Leisel F, Arlo P, Tom and Nick W’s grandad!

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to the lovely mum’s in Pre-primary for organising. The hampers were amazing.

Latest News – Term 1 Week 9 2021

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY – Thursday 1st April (Students do not attend)

DUE FOR RETURN

School Survey
Disco Forms

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Carers

We trust that everyone has had a happy and successful term and a strong, positive start to the school 2021 year. I hope your family will have an opportunity to have a short but relaxing break from the routines associated with the school week. While this term has ended up being only eight weeks long, next term is eleven, so hopefully everyone will return rested and rejuvenated.

Tomorrow our Interschool swimming team will participate in the interschool swimming carnival at HBF Stadium. I’d like to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of so many, who have attended either our Swim Squad or another, and who have been working hard to strengthen their swimming skills further. Congratulations to all of you, and very best wishes to those who will represent Kapinara at the carnival tomorrow. Do your best, take pride in representing your school and enjoy the day! Huge thanks to Ms Burrows, Mr Hodgson and the parents in our school community who have turned out to coach and encourage those at Swim Squad throughout the term.

At the end of this week we reluctantly farewell half of the ‘Gail Preston and Sarah Bengough front office team’. This has been a remarkable partnership for many, many years and I can’t tell you how much these ladies support all of us. Sarah has accepted an offer to take on a School Officer role at another public school, commencing in Term 2. At the moment she is excited by the prospect of being able to walk to work … we’ll see how she’s feeling in the middle of winter 😉  On behalf of the students, staff and school community I thank Sarah for her years of service at Kapinara and for helping to make our lives a little cheerier. We wish her every happiness and success at her new school.

This week we also farewelled Sally Dorrington, one of our long standing cleaners. You may not have seen her around for a while, as she has been on leave, but she has now officially retired. We trust that she will continue to enjoy spending time with her children and grandchildren and will be grateful to no longer set an alarm for 4:30am. Thank you for your work behind the scenes Sally 🙂

Take care everyone. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 19 April 2021.

PS The survey will remain open until the end of this week, and we invite you to respond if you haven’t had an opportunity to do so yet.

Best wishes
Elizabeth Blackwell
Principal

ANZAC DAY

Friday 23rd April will see our school commemorating ANZAC DAY with a service run by the Year 3 cohort and Year 6 Leaders.
Could all students please bring in flowers and or ivy/ greenery for the wreaths that will be laid as a part of the ceremony on Friday, 23rd April.
If there are any parents who would be able to assist in making the wreaths, please contact Mrs Hopetoun-Smith as soon as possible. Gloves and secateurs will be required.

KAPINARA DISCO – Pyjama Party theme!

The Year 6 families are hosting the upcoming Kapinara Pyjama Party Disco.
The disco will be held in the undercover area at Kapinara PS on Friday 30th April

Kindy – Year 2 (4.30pm – 6.00pm)
Year 3 – Year 6 (6.30pm – 8.00pm)

Dress up in your cosiest PJ’s- we’ll make sure they don’t fall asleep!!! Please place order forms and correct cash ($15 per child & discount for larger families) into a sealed envelope and deposit into the Disco drawer in the school office by Friday 23rd April. Physical tickets will not be distributed.  Your child’s name will be added to a list and ticked off on arrival and departure on the night.

Order Form

Community News

Hale Hockey Club – Minkey Program 2021

Boys and girls aged 4 to 8 are invited to join a Minkey team at Hale Hockey Club this winter season. All skills sessions run on Friday afternoons from 4.15pm to 5.15pm by experienced coaches (no parent involvement required). There is a great community atmosphere with a licensed bar and food and beverages available to purchase. Please see the attached flyer or the website (https://halehockey.com.au/cms/) for more information.

Triple P Parenting Program Click here for more information

Churchlands Senior High School – 2021 Musical https://www.trybooking.com/BQBGW

Latest News – Term 1 Week 8 2021

Poppy Making Volunteers

Could Mrs Davey’s volunteers please meet her in the Music Room at 8.45am tomorrow morning, Wed 24 March.

2022 Enrolments

Friday 23 July is an important date in your child’s education

Families need to apply to enrol their children in a public school for 2022 if they are:

  • starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2022
  • starting Pre-primary (first year of compulsory school) – 5 years old by 30 June 2022
  • starting Year 7 (first year of secondary school)
  • changing schools.

All children from Pre-primary to Year 12 are guaranteed a place at their local public school. To apply to enrol your child, visit your local school by Friday 23 July 2021.

For more information or to find your local school visit education.wa.edu.au.

Kapinara School Disco

It’s time to get down and boogie – the Kapinara School Disco is coming and the theme is….Pyjama Party!

The Year 6 families are hosting the upcoming Kapinara Pyjama Party Disco. The disco will be held in the undercover area at Kapinara PS on Friday 30th April
Kindy – Year 2 (4.30pm – 6.00pm)
Year 3 – Year 6 (6.30pm – 8.00pm)
Dress up in your cosiest PJ’s- we’ll make sure they don’t fall asleep!!!
Please place order forms and correct cash ($15 per child & discount for larger families) into a sealed envelope and deposit into the Disco drawer in the school office by Friday 23rd April.
Physical tickets will not be distributed.  Your child’s name will be added to a list and ticked off on arrival and departure on the night.

Order Form

 

 

 

Choir Uniforms

Thankyou to everyone who has returned their Choir Hire forms. For those yet to return forms please do so by Wednesday 31st March. Uniforms will be distributed at choir practice on the 22nd and 29th of April. Thankyou!! Uniform Shop Volunteers

Easter Raffle

We’ve had a great response to enter the raffle to win 1 of 8 beautiful baskets of Easter goodies including Willespie Wine and Lawley’s Bakery Hot Cross Buns. Thankyou to everyone who has returned tickets, winners will be drawn and notified on Friday 26th March and baskets  will be at front office for collection before Wednesday 31st March. Thankyou. P&C

Community News

Churchlands Senior High School – Term 1 School Tour

The tour is taking place next Friday – 26 March – 9.15am – CSHS Concert Hall

The new Principal, Dr James Kent will address parents followed by a tour of the school. The two Term 1 tours are usually very well attended and assist parents in making an informed decision about secondary schooling. Please click here for further information

Found

A silver pandora or pandora like bracelet. Please contact the office.

Kapinara School Disco

It’s time to get down and boogie – the Kapinara School Disco is coming and the theme is….

Pyjama Party

The Year 6 families are hosting the upcoming Kapinara Pyjama Party Disco.
The disco will be held in the undercover area at Kapinara PS on Friday 30th April

Kindy – Year 2 (4.30pm – 6.00pm)
Year 3 – Year 6 (6.30pm – 8.00pm)

Dress up in your cosiest PJ’s- we’ll make sure they don’t fall asleep!!!

Please place order forms and correct cash ($15 per child & discount for larger families) into a sealed envelope and deposit into the Disco drawer in the school office by Friday 23rd April.
Physical tickets will not be distributed.  Your child’s name will be added to a list and ticked off on arrival and departure on the night.

Order Form

See you there!!

 

Harmony Week

Dear Parents and Carers

Harmony Week officially runs from 15 -21 March this year. Harmony Week includes 21 March, which is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Harmony Week in Australia celebrates our nation’s multiculturalism, and highlights the importance of inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values. As previously advised via email 9 March, we will formally celebrate Harmony Week with two assemblies:  Pre-Primary – Year 2 on the 19 March and Year 3-6 on the 26 March.

 

Miss Stewart’s class (2S) will host this Friday’s assembly for students in Pre-Primary to Year 2. We would love the PP-2 children to wear ‘something’ orange. This may be a shirt, socks, a cap, a scrunchie etc. For the time being, while the 2 square metre rule for adults remains in place, we ask that only parents of the hosting class and parents of those children receiving a merit certificate attend.

Why orange?

Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.

Next Friday, 26 March, Mrs H’s Year 3 class will be hosting the Harmony Day assembly for Years 3-6. On Friday 26 March, students in Years 3-6 are encouraged to wear something orange. Assuming that Phase 4 restrictions are still in place on Friday week, we ask again that only parents of the hosting class and parents of those children receiving a merit certificate attend. Thanks for your understanding.

Latest News Week 7

Faction Swimming Carnival Report 2021

The Faction Swimming Carnival took place at HBF Stadium on Friday 12th March for students in Years 4 to 6. The strength and depth of our students’ swimming has once again improved on last year.  We added three extra events to the 2021 program to accommodate a higher number of students nominating to participate in the 50m Butterfly races, which is a credit to those students who trained hard and had a go at a tough event.

Our Year 6 Champion Girl was Audrey L who beat our Runner Up girl Milla T to the top spot by only one point. Ashton G was our Year 6 Champion Boy, winning every individual event he participated in. Our Runner-Up Champion Boy for Year 6 boy was Jeremy F. The Year 5 Champion Girl was Hope M who beat Runner-Up Victoria V by a narrow three points. Cooper W was the Year 5 Champion Boy and the Year 5 Runner-Up Champion Boy was Casey E. Our Year 4 Champion Girl was Harper T who won every event she participated in. The Year 4 Runner-Up Champion Girl was Rayne V. Securing victory as Year 4 Champion Boy with his outstanding performance in the 50m Butterfly was Jayden H. The Year 4 Runner-Up Champion Boy was Nate S.

The winning faction this year was Winter, breaking the Strickland chain of victories over the past three years. Our Faction Leaders did a great job at their first carnival of the year. We would like to thank all of the parents who watched, cheered and helped on the day and those who give their time to support our coaches at swim squad.

School Disco

Save the date!! The school disco is coming up….Friday 30th April
Your disco team are busy deciding on a theme and will provide further details soon!

Kindy 2022

Applications are now open for the Kapinara Kindy Program 2022. Applications must be received by Friday 23 July 2021. For further information and application forms please click here.

From the School Nurse

Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or see the colours differently to other people. Very few people who are colour blind are ‘blind’ to all colours. Commonly, the colours seen differently are greens, yellows, oranges and reds.
An information leaflet on colour blindness will be distributed to all Pre-primary students in Term One. Please take the time to read the pamphlet.
For more information and see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group on http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~doverton/
If you have any concerns, colour vision testing can be performed by some general practitioners, eye specialists or optometrists.

Triple P – Positve Parenting Program
Get support, information and tips to give your child the best start in life. Register for a number of free sessions near you. education.wa.edu.au/triplep

Dental Van

The Leederville Dental Mobile is located at the Mount Hawthorn Primary School for approximately the first 2 terms of 2021. Any emergencies or parents who wish to contact us please call 0408 926794. Brenda Jones. Dental Therapist

Community News

The Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club will be hosting a Junior Sailing Program aimed at 7-12 year olds during the April School Holidays. 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.

 

2021 Faction Swimming Carnival – Report

Faction Swimming Carnival Report 2021
The faction swimming carnival took place at HBF stadium on Friday 12th March for students in Year 4 to 6. The strength and depth of our students’ swimming has once again improved on last year.  We added 3 extra events to this year’s programme to accommodate a higher number of students nominating to participate in the butterfly event, which is a credit to those students who trained hard and “had a go” in a tough event.
Our Year 6 champion Girl was Audrey L, beating our runner up girl Milla T to the top spot by only one point. Year 6 champion boy was Ashton G winning every individual event he participated in. Runner up Year 6 boy was Jeremy F. Year 5 champion girl was Hope. M who beat Runner up Victoria V by a narrow 3 points. Year 5 champion boy was Cooper W and Year 5 runner up boy was Casey E. Year 4 champion girl was Harper T who won every event she participated in. The Year 4 runner up girl was Rayne. V. Year 4 champion boy was Jayden who secured victory with his outstanding performance in the 50m butterfly event. Year 4 runner up boy was Nate S.
The winning faction this year was Winter, breaking the Strickland chain of victories over the past 3 years. Our faction Captains did a great job at their first carnival of the year.
We would like to thank all of the parents who spectated and helped on the day and those who give their time to support our coaches at swim squad.

Swimming Squad will continue throughout the remainder of the term, ending on the last Monday of week 9, 29th March.

 

Elizabeth Burrows
Phys Ed Specialist

Latest News Week 6

PERMISSIONS DUE

Year 4-6 Faction Swimming Carnival

Kapinara Primary School Board

The Kapinara Primary School Board met for its first meeting of 2021 on Monday evening. The Board welcomed two new parent representatives, Kate Bardill and Steven Hendry, and acknowledges the participation of Joanne Dixon in Kim Knowles’ absence.

The following items were discussed:

  • The School’s finances, including the draft 2021 budget;
  • Seeking of community comment on the level of interest in new uniform items that could potentially become part of the School Dress Code;
  • The School’s upcoming initiative to survey the community, to generate a better understanding of our families and our school’s demographic;
  • Communication between home and school, including media platforms;
  • Increasing School security issues in terms of incidents of vandalism and other illegal activities onsite out of hours

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday 3 May 2021.

Clean Up Australia Day

On Monday, 8 March we participated in Clean Up Australia Day. All classes were assigned an area to check, and we were shocked to find loose pieces of rubbish in some certain parts of our school. It was great that as a Kapinara community, we could ensure we were protecting our local environment and highlight why the message from this day is so powerful. Miss Filov

Click on this link to see some photos from our clean up

Faction Carnival Parent Volunteers

Could all parent volunteers please meet Ms Burrows poolside at HBF Stadium at 9.10am ready to go!

Faction Swimming Carnival Event Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community News

2021 April school holiday clinic – Newman Knights Hockey Club

2021 April school holiday super clinic – West Australian Football Academy (WAFFA) for girls aged between 8-15 years