General News Week 5

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year is recognised as Remembrance Day. This marks the anniversary of the armistice in 1918, when the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11am on November 11th, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. A red poppy has become symbolic of Remembrance Day.
The Kapinara community has always assisted Rotary and the RSL to support the welfare of War veterans and their dependents, and this year we will be again be selling Red Poppies, to raise funds for this commendable cause. The Year 4 students will be selling the poppies, for a gold coin donation, outside the instrumental room before and after school until this Friday when our Remembrance Day Assembly will be held.
We thank you for your support of Remembrance Day.

We are thrilled to be welcoming award-winning Author, Mark Greenwood and award-winning Illustrator Frane’ Lessac to Kapinara this Thursday to inspire our students with their creativity, their passion for books and their love of history. In sessions throughout the day, PP-Year 3 students will work with Frane’ Lessac and Year 4-6 students will have workshops with Mark Greenwood. The cost will be $4.50 per student and the cost has been added to the term account.

Term 4 accounts have been sent out today. There was a $4.50 adjustment made this week to the Year 4-6 classes and the Tues/Thurs Kindy group accounts regarding the Science incursion charged to the student’s in Term 3. Unfortunately the Science Presenter was unwell and unable to reschedule to present to the rest of the school, therefore the cost has been reversed. As many families had already paid their term accounts, the cost has been deducted off any charges outstanding for that child or their sibling. If no amount is outstanding a credit has been applied and will carry over for 2019. Any queries, the office staff will be happy to clarify. It would also help us enormously if Term 4 accounts could be paid as soon as possible as it’s always a very busy last few weeks in the office.  Your prompt attention would be greatly appreciated.

Year One and Year Three classes have reported incidents of lice. It would be a good idea to check your child’s hair and treat if necessary.  You can visit for information.

domo arigatou gozaimasu

A big thanks to the Kapinara community, hosting families, staff and students for making the Japanese students from Gunma feel so welcome and their home stay experience so amazing. With so many fun opportunities for authentic language and cultural exchange I’m am sure that all students will be looking forward to the next exchange program in 2019. 

McGuffin Sensei