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



Interschool Cross Country Report

The interschool cross country event was held on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at City Beach Oval. The event was organised and hosted by City Beach Primary School. The weather was kind to us despite a terrible forecast. We had some outstanding results including: Arabella T 2nd and Meg W 3rd in the Year 3 girls race, Nicolas S 4th in the Year 3 boys race, Chelsea H 1st and Milla T 4th in the Year 4 girls race, Louis N 3rd in the Year 6 boys race. The following students finished within the top 10 in their races: Alice P, Jeremy F, Xavier P, Jessica W and Jethro L.

The overall school results were as follows: 5th Kapinara Primary, joint 3rd Floreat Primary and Wembley Downs Primary, 2nd Mt Hawthorn, Wembley Primary were the overall winners. Staff in attendance were: Deb Zaltsman, Elizabeth Blackwell, Dean Hodgson and Elizabeth Burrows.

Cross Country Update 26/6/2019 – 11 am

The Interschool Cross Country carnival scheduled for tomorrow will go ahead as planned. Students and spectators are advised to bring along wet weather gear and a change of clothes.
There will also be barista coffee, teas, water, a sausage sizzle and delicious home baked sweet and savoury treats on sale for parents only.
The program commences at 12.15pm, with Year 3 running first.

Depending on the weather City Beach PS have decided that if it really wet the boys and girls will race together to shorten the time out in the rain. If the weather is fine then the Year 3 boys will be followed by the Year 3 girls and so on up to Year 6.

The schedule has now changed and the carnival will now end at 1.10, with the bus leaving City Beach Oval at 1.30pm.  So the races will be grouped together with boys and girls running at the same time.

Presentations will be held after each race.

We kindly ask that all students return to school on the bus as it makes it difficult to keep track of where students are when parents request to take their child home with them from the venue.
It is also important that we build ‘Kapinara team spirit’ for teams that represent our school and this is facilitated when we travel to and from interschool venues as a team.

We look forward to a great day – see you all there!

General News Week 5

Year 6 Day Camp – 21st May 2019 (Day Camp photos in our Gallery section)

On our Day Camp we grew our leadership skills of perspective and active listening as we learned about Aboriginal culture and how to fish and hunt. We tried some bush tucker such as damper and kangaroo.  There was so much knowledge and understanding of the land and animals that we never realised, like the Aboriginal people adapted themselves, not the environment. We also did lots of other activities like grinding grain, painting our faces with a totem animal and making fire. Lots of parents came to help us with our barbeque and then we did a night walk through the forest to look for native animals – so many spiders and possums! All our learning was done outside surrounded by beautiful native trees and bushes. At the end of the day, our most prized possessions are our memories of the great time and learning we had at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre. Charli, Emma, Charleze, Anna, Luka, Arwen

Running Club

Thanks to all the children who are participating in Running Club, even if it is really cold some mornings!
All children are welcome from Year 1 to 6 and Mums and Dads too!! We will continue through to Week 9  this term.

Faction Cross Country

The Faction Cross Country is on 12 June 2019, commencing just after recess at 10.45am and running through to lunch time. More information will be coming out by the end of the week.

P & C News
Walk to School Day- Friday 31 May.

The P&C are hosting Walk to School Day, where children walk to school and then eat a healthy breakfast together. There will be meeting points at Tilton Park, Templetonia Park and Beecroft Park for those who wish to drive part of the way to school and then walk as a group. Coles Floreat is supporting the school by providing yummy breakfast items for the students.

This is your last chance to purchase tickets for the Disco which is on Friday 7 June. Order forms can be found on the web site or at the front office

Community News
Portable Play Equipment. Due to compliance requirements, the school is disposing of a set of play equipment by public auction. Please see our parent information section for further details.


Sports News Week 1

Summer Basketball

Games begin this Thursday for girls teams and this Saturday for boys teams. Please look on the front office desk for times that your child’s team is playing. You can also check the Perry Lakes Hawks website, under the school competition. The club puts out the fixtures each week. If you are aware of what time your child is playing, please let other parents in your team know. Being a great community, I am sure the word will get around.
A quick shout out to all Year 4 boys teams. I will need either some people to change over and join Kapinara 7 or I will need at least 2 people to help that team out each game until the team has enough players. If you could please contact me if your son is keen to play another game, please contact me at

Inflatable Soccer

Correction from newsletter – Due to City Beach Primary School’s school camp, the inflatable soccer season will commence Tuesday Week 3, 23rd October until Week 9, 11th December.  Years 1-3 will play on Wednesdays and Years 3-6 will play on Tuesdays. Fixtures will be out later this week.

Louise Smith


Term 4 Sport Update

Term 4 Inflatable Soccer Week 2-8

Kapinara students are invited to play in the Inflatable Soccer competition at City Beach Primary School. The Yr 4-6 competition will be on Tuesdays and the Yr 1-3 competition will be on Wednesdays. Interested families are asked to make their own arrangements and then register with Mrs Smith by email on advising of players, which parent will be the manager and a team name. The recommended size for a team is 7 players. Fixtures will vary between 3:30pm, 4:15pm and 5:00pm. When teams play at 5:00pm they are required to stay after the game to pack away the equipment. 

Term 4 Basketball Competition

There have been many students register for the Term 4 basketball competition! Mrs Smith will be creating the teams soon. Please understand that this competition is to allow new players to try out the sport and for existing players to work on their skills. On that note, where possible requests to keep teams the same as the winter competition will be honoured, but some teams may be mixed up if needed. Please contact Louise Smith sooner rather than later if you have any concerns. Your understanding and flexibility to accommodate any team changes is appreciated.