General News Week 7

Book Fair

Our fantastic Kapinara community has done it again by showing their wonderful support for our School Library, children’s literature and their child’s reading, at this year’s Scholastic Book Fair

As a result of this effort, we have already selected 110 books to the value of $1418.00 which are currently being covered and catalogued in preparation for borrowing. AND … we have remaining ‘credits’ that we will spend on additional ‘Lexile Readers’ and new book titles, throughout next year.  A huge thank you also to the families and staff who kindly donated an additional 11 books for the Library – name plates are being added to the books.

The Book Fair would not be possible without the help of volunteers, and we would particularly like to thank parent helpers Nic Schmidt, Nikki Little, Mel Epstein, Kirsten Piccinini, Tash Brindal, Nhi Do, Kath Shelly and Tanya Dyson. It really was a team effort.

See you at the Fair in 2020!  Jo Moore and Sandra Carrick, Library Officers


On Tuesday, 3 December 2019, the Student Councillors will be holding a free dress day. All proceeds will be donated to Share the Dignity, an organisation which supports women in need.
Please support this fundraiser by bringing a gold coin donation on the day. Clothing must be appropriate for school, including footwear. Thank you for supporting this important cause.
Kapinara Primary School Student Council

Colour Blindness – A message for all parents from the School Nurse:

Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or sees 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. Colour blindness is usually inherited and there is a higher incidence in boys.
A pamphlet on colour blindness was distributed to all year 6 students earlier in the year (along with a Scoliosis and Health information for parents of upper primary school students pamphlets). As of 2020, instead of Year 6 students receiving the pamphlet, all Pre-Primary students will receive a hard copy of the Colour Blindness pamphlet, as most children in Pre-Primary can identify colours. Early identification of colour blindness means strategies can be put in place sooner to help children who are colour blind.

Therefore, as parents of Pre-Primary to Year 5 students in 2019 will not receive a hard copy of the Colour Blindness pamphlet in future years, please view the information via the parent information page

Ophthalmologists (eye specialists) and optometrists (opticians) can test for colour vision. Some General Practitioners can also test children’s colour vision.
If you need support see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group on


Next Thursday, December 5th, all children from Kindy to Year 6 will be having a dress rehearsal after lunch with the guest musicians. Could parents please send children to school with their costumes so that they can change into them at lunchtime. They can stay in their costume until the end of the day if they wish. The costume requirements are on page 5 of this newsletter. Any queries please contact Miss Li on


There will be a short assembly on Friday 13th December. During this assembly ICAS certificates will be awarded to those students who have achieved Distinctions and High Distinctions in these assessments. Parents of these students will be notified prior to the assembly date. All other certificates will be sent home with students that day.

Have you paid your account?

A reminder that we ask that all term accounts be paid by  Friday 29th November.
Please assist the office staff at this busy time of year by ensuring payment is received by this date.