Interschool Athletics Carnival 2020

The Interschool Athletics competition took place on Wednesday 16th September at Wembley Downs Primary School. The students have been preparing all term. I have been particularly impressed with students’ continual commitment to training Monday and Tuesday mornings before school. The Kapinara athletics team finished 3rd overall this year, Woodlands in second place and Wembley Downs taking the top spot. The points between the top 3 schools were very close throughout the day, with Kapinara being in first place at the halfway point. I have been so impressed with the students progression this year, they have improved their skills and ability to perform under pressure in competitive situations. We also had great individual success with Xavier M winning the Year 3 Champion Boy title, Mila G winning Runner-Up Champion Girl in Year 5, Owen M winning Runner-Up Champion Boy in Year 5, Stephanie W winning Runner-Up Champion Girl in Year 6 and Eita S winning the Runner-Up Champion Boy in Year 6. Our Year 4 tactic ball girls’ and boys’ teams won their events and we won so many individual ribbons across all events – far too many to mention them all. A great day, with some outstanding performances. Thank you to all families who came to support our students, and thank you to the organisers at Wembley Downs PS.

A special thank you to Ms Filov for all your help on the day.

Ms Liz Burrows and Mr Dean Hodgson


Faction Swimming Carnival

Date of excursion:       Friday, 13 March 2020

Transport:                    Bus with seatbelts

Venue:                         Indoor pool, HBF Stadium

100 Stephenson Avenue, Mount Claremont 6010

Students arrive at school 8.30am, go to class and have name marked off roll
Bus departs Kapinara 8.45am
Carnival commences 9.15am (approx.)
Bus departs HBF Stadium 12.30pm

Special requirements: All students are encouraged to wear appropriate bathers for swimming in races. As we are using the indoor pool there is no requirement to wear rash shirt. Swimming googles are strongly advised.

Students are to arrive at school in bathers with shorts and their faction shirt over the top (labelled please) and slip-on shoes. Students need to bring healthy snacks (no lollies) and a water bottle. Students will have late lunch on their return to school.

Bus cost and pool entry:   $6.50

Option 1: Permission and payment can be done via the Qkr! app.

Option 2: If not using the Qkr! app, the cost will be added to your term account and the completed permission note will need to be returned to the sports drawer at the front office

Please return the attached permission slip to the classroom teacher by Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Kind regards,

Liz Burrows

Physical Education Specialist Teacher

Faction Swimming Carnival

Nomination Form

Running Sheet

Welcome to Faction swimming 2020. This year’s faction carnival will be held at HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Ave, Mount Claremont WA 6010, on Friday March 13 from 9:00am until around 12:00pm. The event will take place in the indoor 8 lane pool.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Welcome
  • 50m breaststroke
  • 50m backstroke
  • 50m freestyle
  • 50m butterfly
  • 25m breaststroke
  • 25m freestyle
  • Championship trophy awarded to winning faction
  • Champion girls and boys and runners up medals awarded
  • Close of competition

Confident swimmers in year 4, 5 and 6 are asked to nominate for at least two of the 50-metre events. (Children will be selected for the interschool swimming competition based on their performance in the faction swimming carnival.) The 50-metre events include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. There will be no 200m events in this year’s interschool carnival or faction carnival.

Children who are not as confident at swimming the 50-metre events will be able to nominate for the 25-metre freestyle and breaststroke events instead. Please DO NOT nominate for both the 50m AND the 25-metre event of the same stroke. 25-metre events will be participation event only and will have no ribbons issued or points allocated to them.

Children swimming in the 50-meter events will be placed into heats. At the end of these heats, the times will be compared and 1st to 4th places will be decided. A draw will result in two ribbons being presented.

50-metre butterfly events will be filled by children who nominate for those races. These events will count towards the championship trophies.

The school and community place a strong emphasis on all our students developing confidence and competence in and around water and with this in mind we ask that all students nominate for a minimum of two events.

Many thanks go out to parents who have participated in the past. It is likely that we will require the assistance of 16-24 parents as up to 3 per lane may be needed as backup for the electronic timing.

Children will be seated on the south side of the pool in their factions and parents will be seated in the visitors’ section on the north side of the pool. Parents will be required to pay a $2.60 entry fee. We ask that parents and siblings refrain from entering the competitors’ section. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at HBF Stadium unless they are assistance dogs.

Queries about this event can be forwarded via email to  or

Kind Regards

Dean Hodgson and Elizabeth Burrows

Year 5 and 6 In term Swimming

The Year 5 and 6 Interm swimming program 2020

Date of excursion:    Wednesday 5 February 2020 – Friday 14 February 2020 (8-day series)

Transport:                  Bus with seatbelts

Venue:                        Cottesloe Beach


Class Depart School Lesson Commences Arrive back at school
5LZ and 5/6S and 5/6D 8.45am 9.10am 10.10am


Click here for further information and permission slip

In-term Swimming Lessons PP – Yr 4

EXCURSION:  Interm Swimming Lessons PP to Year 4

Date of excursion:  Monday 9th December – Thursday 19th December 2019

Year group attending:

Group 1          4W & 2BJ                   Depart school:  8.45am        Return to school:  9.50 am

Group 2          1T & 3FJ                    Depart school:  9.35am        Return to school: 10.40 am

Group 3          1C & 2/3D                  Depart school: 10.35am       Return to school: 11.40 am

Group 4          PP2, 1/2T & 4P           Depart school: 11.25am       Return to school: 12.30 pm

Group 5          PP1 & 3H                    Depart school: 12.15pm       Return to school:   1.20 pm

Transport: Bus with seatbelts

Venue: Bold Park Aquatic

Special requirements: All students are encouraged to be sun-smart; to use sun screen and wear a rashie. Swimming goggles are permitted (snorkelling goggles are not suitable).

Students are to arrive at school in their school uniform. As we are not swimming until the after recess students should bring their labelled bathers, appropriate T-shirt or rash shirt, thongs/slip-on shoes and a towel/poncho in a reusable bag, also labelled. Students will change into their bathers at school, prior to their lesson. Students will change back into school uniform (including regular school shoes) on their return to school.

Students with long hair are requested to have it tied back.

No money or valuables should be taken to the pool.

Bus cost and pool entry:   $53.00

This cost already appears on your Term 4 account.

If your child is unable to attend the entire program, please email

Please direct any questions or concerns to

Please click on the link below for permission slips and hand to your class teachers by Friday 6 December.

PP-Yr4 Swimming Interm Permission note 2019


Sports News Week 9

Athletics Report

Thank you to everyone who attended our athletics carnival last week. It was the first time we have attempted to put the event on over just the one day. We greatly appreciated the
cooperation from both the students and parents to start the day early with the jumps and throws, which enabled the carnival to run to schedule.

There were some brilliant performances by the students throughout the day. Staff worked
tirelessly to ensure the whole event ran smoothly and we really appreciate the help we received from parents to coordinate the field and running events. Thank you to the P&C for providing
delicious snacks and drinks throughout the day and a huge thank you to all those parents and carers who came to support their children and the event.

The overall faction winners of the carnival were Strickland. The champion girls and boys from each year group are listed below.

We are now looking forward to our students competing at the Interschool Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 24th September.  Good luck to all those competing on the day.

Ms Burrows

Year Group Champions
Year 3 Girls Champion

Runner Up

Arabella T

Meg W

Year 3 Boys Champion

Runner Up

Arki E

Jed P

Year 4 Girls Champion

Runner Up

Chelsea H

Stevie S

Year 4 Boys Champion

Runner Up

Owen M

Jeremy F

Year 5 Girls Champion

Runners Up

Stephanie W

Eve A

Year 5 Boys Champions

Runner Up

Will T

Cooper G

Year 6 Girls Champion

Runners Up

Sara L

Jessica W

Year 6  Boys Champion

Runner Up

Seb S

Jethro L

Athletics Carnival Postponed

Dear families

While we are aware that community events are important to many people in our community, an enjoyable and successful sports carnival is first and foremost about the students. Weather forecasts suggest that there is a strong chance that Wednesday will be windy and cold, if not also wet. We have therefore made the decision to postpone the carnival until next Monday, 9 September. Monday and the days either side, appear to be both warm and fine, and are likely to mean a more positive and enjoyable event.

We appreciate that some will be pleased and others disappointed. By making the decision today, we hope to give as many as possible an opportunity to rearrange competing schedules.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Elizabeth Blackwell
Principal Kapinara Primary School

Information on Faction Carnival Day

Our Faction Carnival is just around the corner, in fact its next Wednesday, 4th September and it runs all day for the entire school.

So pack the blanket (maybe an umbrella too!) and come along to enjoy the days events.

For a program of events click here Program of Events.

If you can help out on the day you can fill in this form in and bring it into the office Parent Volunteer Slip