Latest News – Week 4

Remembrance Day

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. From this Tuesday (3/11), the Year 4 students will be selling red poppies, for a gold coin donation, outside the instrumental room before and after school until next Wednesday, when our Remembrance Day Assembly will be held.

We thank you for your support of Remembrance Day.
Thanks, Kylie Powell

Sustainability Committee and Year 5 Green Team

As a part of our cross curricula capabilities and science/HaSS programmes, each Wednesday from now until the end of term will be WASTE FREE  WEDNESDAYS.

Please send waste free lunches on Wednesdays. The Green Team will be keeping a keen eye on each year and letting the school know after lunch which year was the most waste free for that week. Congratulations to Year3&4 who won last week’s waste free Wednesday glory!

We are also participating in Containers for Change on a trial basis.

This will start in Week 5 and we are asking all students from Years 3-6 to bring in any plastic bottles or soft drink cans from 250ml up to 3 litres in capacity on Thursday and Friday mornings. These will be being collected by students and supervised by staff outside the Instrumental Room before school on these days.

 In Week 6 , we will be asking for the students in PP-Year 2 to bring in their cans and plastic bottles and drop them off before school on Thursday and Friday outside the Instrumental room.

 We thank you for supporting our school’s sustainability initiatives. Gemma Hopetoun-Smith

Late Arrivals

A reminder that children arriving late to school must come through the school office. Students will be asked to return to the office if not carrying an office pass. We have also noted that at times parents are parking on the wrong side of the road, in the kiss and drive section. We ask that you avoid doing this at all times.