P & C Quiz Night Update

Apologies for sending out the incorrect booking link, the correct link is


We are looking forward to a great night with fundraising on the night going toward the redevelopment of the lower oval playground AKA ‘the Wobbly’..Please organise a table and get ready for a fun evening!

A reminder that tickets are $25 per head, with tables of 8 people. It will be held on Friday 6th September at 6.30pm at the Scarborough Sportmans Club, 75 Deanmore Rd, Scarborough. Thank you.

Yr 5 Bike Ed Incursion

Year 5’s will participate in the “Let’s Ride – 3rd Gear Program” this term.

Scheduled for 6 Friday morning sessions, commencing on the 9th August and continuing on the 16th and 30th August, and the 6th, 13th and 20th September.

The children are required to bring their own bike and helmet.

A Permission Slip is required.

Permission Slip

General News Week 1

BANKING DETAILS CHANGED The majority of our families pay their term accounts via Internet Banking. A reminder that our bank account details have changed. For those families, please note the new account details. These details will also be on the front page of each newsletter and available on the website.

Kapinara Primary School BSB: 066-040 Account No: 19905552


Applications for Kindy 2020 close this Friday 26th July. If you have not competed an application as yet or know someone who hasn’t, please complete and return to the office as soon as possible.


As you are no doubt aware due to the media coverage, vaccination levels of school age children is at a concerning low. Whilst we endeavour to obtain immunisation data from our families at the time of enrolment, often these are not up to date if the child is of Kindy age.  We would appreciate it if you are aware that we do not hold a current copy of your child’s immunisation statement that you could please send it through to the office.


The Children’s Book Council theme for Bookweek is ‘Reading is My Secret Power’ and we are looking forward to celebrating Bookweek in many different ways at Kapinara this year. Firstly, on Thursday 15 August, the Year 3-6 students will attend an excursion to the State Theatre to see a live theatre production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts. On Thursday 12 September, we are delighted that Author & Illustrator Dr Cameron Stelzer will present workshops for the PP-Year 2 students, in the school library. And thirdly, on Friday 16 August, during the Year 4/5P assembly, we will hold 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 costume! Happy Reading.


Hope you all had a lovely break! Just a friendly reminder that choir will be on tomorrow- 8am in the Music Room. Looking forward to another wonderful term of music making!


VacSwim enrolments open on 24 July. Details on how to enrol, venues and closing dates for the October and January programs are available at https://www.education.wa.edu.au/swimming-lessons



ICAS Nominations Closing Date

ICAS Nomination forms for your child were sent out on the 18th June.
A reminder that Nominations close at the end of the school day, this Wednesday 3rd July.

NO LATE ENTRIES without exception, are able to be accepted after this time, as our order will have been finalised with the University of New South Wales.

General News Week 9


Next term we are moving  to the next phrase of our electronic changes to some of our procedures.

Absences Our preferred method in preparation for this is for all absences to be advised via the absentee tab on our website, available on both computers and smart phones. This can be used for absentees due to illness or other reasons. If you are requesting leave from the Principal for a family holiday, please also use this method and it will be forwarded on to her.

Late Cards This will remain the same, with your child expected to collect a late card from the office. Students who arrive after 9.25am will be considered absent for the morning period as students must attend 120minutes of instructional time per half day to be considered present.

Leave Passes The previous method of completing an entry/exit slip has been replaced with a Leave Pass to be filled out at reception prior to collecting your child. Leave passes are for students leaving school grounds for activities/appointments.

For PEAC, parents should email kapinara.PS@education.wa.edu.au advising when the students will be away from school, including times, days and who they will be travelling with. PEAC will not need to use the Leave pass system.

Change of Bank Account Details The majority of our families pay their term accounts via Internet Banking. In readiness for the new payment method that we will be implementing, our bank account details have changed. For those families, please note the new account details. These details will also be on the front page of each newsletter and is in the process of being changed on the website.

Kapinara Primary School BSB: 066-040 Account No: 19905552

Term accounts have been posted out, we would appreciate prompt payment.


As previously advised, school reports this semester will be distributed electronically. The system will generate the email addresses from the family mail marker function that we currently use ie the same system that generates the mailing list for the school newsletter. If you currently receive the newsletter you will receive the link to your child’s report in Week 10. If there are any changes to these email addresses please advise as soon as possible.


Cross Country Update 24/6/19

We have been advised that a final call regarding whether cross country goes ahead as planned on Wednesday, will be made by City Beach PS Tuesday morning at/by 11:00am. Please continue to check for new posts here. 

ICAS Assessments

Dear Parents and Carers

We are delighted to inform you that Kapinara Primary School will once again be participating in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of New South Wales, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments.

ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing and Spelling.

Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition. Every student will receive a certificate and an online result report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.

We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year. The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment. Your child will be presented with high-quality, expert-developed questions, allowing them to apply their learning without the need for prior study or revision.

ICAS Assessments are now online, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to computer-based assessment. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.

Learn more about ICAS here: unsw.global/ICAS

To confirm your child’s participation, simply complete and return the permission slip to the note drawer marked ‘ICAS’, at the front office no later than 3 July 2019. The total amount will be added to your term account.

Partnering with UNSW Global, we are proud to offer our students the ICAS Assessments, and look forward to some fantastic results later in the year.

Kind regards,

Kim Knowles
Deputy Principal

18 June 2019


Privacy notification to include in the communication to parents:

*Privacy notification: UNSW Global stores, uses and modifies the ICAS Assessments data in order to generate reports, conduct research and analysis, and improve its products and services. UNSW Global will not hold or use ICAS Assessments data that constitutes personal information for longer than 15 years. As the parent or guardian of a student who intends to sit ICAS Assessments, you consent to the school collecting the ICAS Assessments data that relates to the student, disclosing it to UNSW Global and to UNSW Global’s use of it in the manner outlined above. You also consent to the school assigning this consent to UNSW Global