General News Week 5

WA Schools’ Junior Orchestra Festival—Sunday 9 September
The Kapinara String Orchestra will be performing in the WA Schools’ Orchestra Festival at Churchlands Senior High School on Sunday 9 September 2018.
Students are required to arrive at 11.45am in Holding Room A3. Students will be performing at 12.45pm.
A permission note and map will be sent home for the selected students.
Please return the permission slip by Tuesday 28 August 2018 to the Music drawer in the front office.
Thérese Arnold. Conductor.

On Friday 24th August, Kapinara will celebrate Bookweek with a special day of Books and Stories in every classroom. The year 4P assembly, that will take place that morning, will also include a ‘Book Character Parade’. We would love students to dress up as their favourite book character and bring along the book their character is from. This is not a competition and students are encouraged to create their own imaginative costumes


ATHLETICS CARNIVAL             Years 3-6
The Year 3-6 athletics carnival is fast approaching. Friday, 31st August.  Parent help is needed at the beginning of the day for long jump and turbo javelin, (18 in total). Between recess and lunch for races, (5 in total) and after lunch for triple jump (8 in total). If you have not written your name at the front office to help, please do so if you can offer your services.
A parent roster/schedule will be sent by Friday this week. Please check that you are able to help at the time you have been allotted. Thank you again in advance for your help. Days like this cannot run without it.
The running sheet for this carnival will be sent to Year 3-6 families tomorrow morning and will be available on the website.


All of Kapinara’s winter basketball teams are playing in the WA Schools basketball competition. Parent helpers are still needed for this day. I need scorers and helpers so you will be assigned 1 or 2 teams that you will help out with for the day. All students will be dropped off and picked up from Bendat stadium. Excursion notes will be sent home soon. Students  (in Years 3-6) who are not involved in the basketball day will be participating in a Technologies day at school.


Running club medals will be given out on the assembly of the 7th September. If you really want your child to receive a medal and you have not paid your $10.00, please do so before 24th August otherwise, your child will not receive a medal on the day, but will still receive a  stand up recognition. Please email me at if you need to ask any questions regarding this.
Louise Smith


The junior athletics carnival will be held on Wednesday 5 September.  I am also asking for 24 volunteers to lead a tabloid team and to help with the timing of the 50m races. Please contact me on if you wish to volunteer. The running sheet will be sent to Year K-2 families tomorrow morning and will be available on the website.
Dean Hodgson


Friday afternoon one week ago students at Kapinara had a visit from 30 Akashi Nishi High school students.
The Japanese students entertained students with some traditional Japanese games and craft activities before joining in with our senior sports program. Many opportunities for cultural and language exchange were enjoyed by all.
Mark McGuffin