School Information

Arrival at school

Parents are asked that children do not arrive at school before 8.15 unless participating in a before school activity. Children arriving early are to sit outside the staff room , with their bags until 8.15am. All students should be on the school premises by 8.40am. If a student arrives after 8.45am, they must present to the front office and obtain a late card to hand to their teacher.


Absentees

FULL DAY  If your child is going to be absent from school, please complete the online absentee advice on our website. You will find this it the top right of our home page. Please include the reason for the absence. We are required to mark the absence as ”unacceptable reason’ should the information be incomplete.

APPOINTMENTS Should it be unavoidable to take your child out for an appointment or will be arriving late or leaving early, please also complete the online absence. Use the drop down box to advise that it is a partial absence and note the arrival or departure time.

Both absentees come through to Admin and are forwarded onto your child’s teacher/s.


Bell Times

Start:                 8.45
Recess:             10.25-10.45
Lunch:              12.15-12.55
Kindy Finish:     2.45
School Finish:   3.00


Communication and Information

Website and Email

This is the most effective way the school can communicate will all parents.

All current information is uploaded on the website including events, notes and latest news. Links to our online newsfeed will continue to be emailed each week on Tuesdays. Hard copies of notes are available in the office for those families unable to print off attachments.

The P&C also sends out a fortnightly newsletter.


Factions

One purpose of the faction competition is to promote pastoral care.  Another is to facilitate intra-school sporting programs. There are three factions, each named after a prominent Western Australian Olympian. The factions are:

Elliott (Blue)
Named after Herb Elliott, an Olympic gold medallist who won the men’s 1500 metre event in Rome in 1960 and was amongst the first in the world to break the four-minute barrier for a mile.

Strickland (Green)
Named after Mrs Shirley de la Hunty (nee Strickland), who won seven Olympic medals;  gold medals in the 80 metre hurdles in 1952 and 1956 as well as the 4×100 metre relay, a silver medal in the 4×100 metre relay in 1948 and Bronze medals in the 1948 80 metre hurdles, 1948 and 1952 100 metres.

Winter (Red)
Named after John Winter, an Olympic Gold medallist for the men’s high jump in 1948.


Kiss and Drive

  1. Please always join the end of the queue
  2. Continuously move your car forward until you reach the loading area, ensuring gaps don’t open up between your car and the car in front of you
  3. Adults are to remain inside vehicles during drop off and pick up
  4. Children should exit the car on the side of the path (never on the road)
  5. Please have children travel with their bags in easy reach to speed up loading and unloading. For example, at their feet or on the front seat if children are sitting in the back (not in the boot or out of reach so that the driver needs to get out of the car)
  6. Please exit the Kiss and Drive zone promptly

In addition to our Kiss and Drive guidelines please also observe the following:

  • Do not pull into driveways to reverse and change direction
  • Do not ‘U-Turn’ in any of the streets surrounding the school

Money Matters

Our preferred payment method is via the Qkr app available on smart phones. The app can be downloaded allowing payment and excursion permission to be completed electronically. Internet banking and EFTPOS is also available. Parents are emailed as costs arise and prompt payment is appreciated. Families with overdue accounts will be asked to pay for activities prior to events. How to register for Qkr!


Orchestra Rehearsal

IMSS students typically join the school’s string orchestra in their second year of learning and instrument. This means violin and viola students commence when they are in Year 4, cello students when they are in Year 5 and double bass students in Year 6. The orchestra is led by our cello teacher, Ms Alexandra Bak.

The Orchestra rehearses once a week on Wednesday morning in the Music Room. Students are required to be at school at 7:30am in order to set up for orchestra, rehearse and pack up by 8:30am. In addition to providing an opportunity for students to apply their music skills in a moderate sized ensemble, the orchestra performs at the annual WA Schools’ Junior Orchestra Festival. This year the festival is scheduled for 11 September 2021.


Out of School Hours Care

The ‘Y’ YMCA Kapinara is located at Kapinara Primary School, providing Before, After School Care and Vacation Care.
The YMCA has a team of qualified and passionate educators who are committed to providing a high quality and inclusive environment for all school aged children.
Please contact YMCA WA directly on 9473 8419 or email oshc@ymcawa.org.au
For online registration and online registration please visit www.children.ymcawa.org.au


Parent Interviews

Parents wishing to discuss their child’s progress with the class teacher are asked to make an appointment.  Should you have concerns about classroom matters, the school protocol is that you address these with the class teacher first. You will be advised if the class teacher wishes to discuss your child’s progress.  Please do not interrupt teachers when they are preparing lessons before school, occupied in classroom duties or due to attend staff meetings. All staff have email addresses for ease of communication.


School Uniform

The Department of Education WA provides a framework for public school dress codes by way of its Dress Codes for Students in Public Schools Policy and Dress Codes for Students in Public Schools Procedures publications.

These establish that the Principal will work with the School Board to develop and regularly review, in consultation with the school community, a dress code that:

  • is similar for all students, as far as is practicable;
  • takes into account religious and cultural requirements;
  • includes gender neutral options such as shorts and pants;
  • provides suitable clothing for sport or physical education, including supporting informal and incidental physical activity;
  • does not include clothing made from denim, (refer to 3.2.2 Exemptions from the Requirement to Exclude Denim); and
  • includes procedures to change the school’s dress code.

Please refer to our dress code policy available here