2021 P&C Sundowner

A huge thanks to those who have already purchased TICKETS for this event. We will continue to sell tickets right up until Friday – $25 per family either ONLINE at https://www.trybooking.com/BPEXV or via EFTPOS in person as follows:

  • Wednesday morning 8:30-8:45am at the front of the school
  • Wednesday afternoon 2:45pm at the Kindy stairs (lower playground)
  • Thursday morning in the Uniform Shop
  • Thursday afternoon 2:45-3:15pm at the front of the school
  • Friday morning 8:30-8:45am at the front of the school


This year we’ve teamed up with our friends from Boulevard Pizzeria to offer a PIZZA DELIVERY SERVICE during the Sundowner event. This will take the place of the previously advertised food trucks.

  • Whole pizzas (small and large sizes) will be available for PRE-ORDER ONLY with a choice of 3 different toppings. Pizzas will be delivered to the P&C on the top oval, and be available for pick-up during the event between 6 and 6:30pm. Payment options are 1) cash/correct change in the envelope with your order form; 2) bank transfer to the P&C (we will cross reference surnames to confirm that payment has been received).  The PRE-ORDER FORM IS ATTACHED and must be returned to the front office by 3pm on THURSDAY 4 MARCH.
  • A limited quantity of pizza by the slice will be available FOR SALE ON THE NIGHT (but when it’s gone, it’s gone…) – CASH ONLY
  • Juice boxes, water and soft drinks FOR SALE ON THE NIGHT – CASH ONLY

In addition, we’ll be welcoming back everyone’s favourite soft serve ICE CREAM – please bring cash to ensure fast service.
If pizza and ice cream aren’t your thing, BYO picnic food as well as refreshments of your choice.

GLOW PRODUCTS (rings, headbands, wands, swords etc) will also be available for sale, prices ranging from $3.50 – $7 per itme. Cash is preferred, and EFTPOS will also be available.

Get your tickets as soon as possible, and don’t forget to return your pizza pre-order form by 3pm on Thursday. The weather is looking pretty good for Friday (fingers crossed!!), but don’t worry, there’s a back up plan just in case 🙂

See you there!

Your P&C


Latest News Week 5


Choir Agreement
Third Party Consent – URGENT
Permission Note

Faction Swimming Carnival

Our Y4-6 Swimming Carnival will be held on next Friday, March 12th at HBF Stadium. The permission note will be available soon.
We do not have times for individual events, however please find below the program (each event may have more than one heat). We anticipate Event 1 will begin at 9.15am.













Term One accounts are now due. Please send payment through for any outstanding items. Reminder notices will be sent next week. Please contact the office if you are unsure of your account balances and we will be happy to help with any queries.

Arts & Craft Volunteers Needed???????

Dear Kapinara Community

I’m reaching out to see if any parents/grandparents/family members who enjoy ‘arts and crafts’ would be available to volunteer their time to help create some bits and pieces throughout the year for one or more performing arts events.

Poppies for ANZAC Day Ceremony – we are hoping to get some ideas on how to make some big, red poppies for children to hold up during the performance of the song. The poppies will be stored for future use so they will need to be fairly durable (felt or red foam?) Here is a video for inspiration – the children hold up poppies towards the end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_1RFUEbpmw. The poppies would be needed by Week 1 of Term2.

Spirit of the Anzacs – 2015 Schools Spectacular

Featured Artists Atahlia Sutherland, Jessica Rookeward, Blake O’Connor, Jack Paterson and Stephanie Russell are joined by Schools Spectacular Alumni Benny Nelson and our 1500-voice choir to perform Lee Kernaghan’s moving ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’ at the 2015 Schools Spectacular.


If you have ideas/suggestions or can volunteer your time to help us make the poppies, can you please contact me on sarina.davey@education.wa.edu.au.

Many thanks
Sarina Davey


An iPad mini was found at the school at the end of last year (with cover). If you may know who has lost this item, please contact the office.

Ride Nation Schools Program – Year 5

DATE:  Monday – 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March 2021

TIME:  Year 5PM: 8.55 – 10.25 am and Year 5ZW: 10.45 am – 12.15 pm                                         

VENUE: Kapinara Primary School

REASON FOR INCURSION:  To teach students to ride safely by developing their knowledge, skills   and confidence.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Students are to supply their own bike and helmet (please speak with the classroom teacher if this is a concern).

STAFF ATTENDING: Bike Smart staff, class teacher.

COST: nil

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Parents are invited to attend a 30-minute pre-course presentation on Thursday 4th March at 2.30pm in the Library. Students will attend this presentation with their classroom teacher.

Permission Note

Latest News Week 4

Permissions due

Year 6 Camp Ern Halliday
Internet Agreements – sent home via your class teacher
Third Party Services Consent – URGENT
Year 4-6 Faction Carnival Nomination Form

School Photo Day

School Photo Day this Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child is in correct school uniform, no faction shirts for this week please.
Below is the approximate schedule for the class and individual photos. This schedule may be subject to change.
















School Photo Day


Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th February 

Dear Parents,

Your school photo day is coming! Every student where consent has been given, will receive a personalised flyer to bring home from Kapture Photography containing your child’s unique codes for ordering school photos online.


The unique codes contained on the flyer will be issued only once.

The school or the photographers cannot accept any further orders for sibling photography. Please do not ask as your request simply cannot be accommodated.

Order EARLY for discount photo day prices

Order your photos within 10 calendar days of photo day to receive discount photo day prices. Late orders are handled separately to the school delivery and incur a $20 custom service charge.

Other information

Please note; class, individual and sibling portraits are not available to view online prior to purchase.

Kapture offer a money back guarantee for any parent who is not fully satisfied with their photo package. Should you have any queries before or after photo day, please check the FAQ’s on the Kapture website.

If consent has been given to the school, all students will be photographed individually on photo day for school administration records AS WELL as included in their class group presentation available for purchase to all families. Should there be any reason why your child should NOT be included in the photo shoot –please contact the school office.

Latest News Week 3

Permissions Due

Kapture School Photos – URGENT
Ern Halliday Recreation Camp – Year 6
Third Party Services Consent – email to follow

Containers for Change

Just a friendly reminder that there are two green lid Container for Change bins located outside the undercover area side access door.  Students and families can bring in eligible containers and deposit into the bins provided. Eligible containers include Steel, aluminium, glass, plastic and paper. Milk and wine bottles are not permitted. If dropping directly to a depot, you may use the Kapinara Primary School Scheme ID C10288919 for the contribution to come back to the school.


Choir Rehearsal will commence in Week 6, Thursday11th March 8.00-8.30am

The Y Out of School Hours Care

We would like to sincerely thank our outgoing supervisor Beth for the thoughtful care she has shown our students and the positive relationships she has established and maintained with families and our school. The demands of Beth’s tertiary studies have meant that she can no longer commit to the hours required to coordinate our OSHC service. We will miss her, but wish her every success with the remainder of her Social Work studies.

We extend a warm welcome to The Y’s new supervisor Katie. Please see the community news below for more information.

The School Banking

Here at Kapinara we participate in the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program.  The program offers students a fun and interactive way to save money.   School banking day is Wednesday morning from 8.30am downstairs where the uniform shop is.   To get involved in the program your child needs to have a CBA Youth saver account.  This can be done online by visiting www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the ‘Open Now’ link to open the Youthsaver account.  Once you have received your welcome pack (takes about 5 days) you can start depositing straight away.  (Please note: When you wish to make your first withdrawal from any CBA branch, you will need to provide your child’s birth certificate and drivers licence for identification)

If your child has an existing Youthsaver account they can start banking straight away.  Just bring their account details on School banking day.

For every 10 deposits made, students can redeem a reward item.  Current rewards available include handballs, textas, key rings, scratch cards, soccer ball and many more. By making regular weekly deposits, not only does your child benefit but the school also receives a commission.

For students already participating in the program, please remember to come every Wednesday to save your pennies!
Please email the school banking coordinator at schoolbankapinara@gmail.com or visit the school website for more information

Community News

The Y
The Y Management team would like to introduce the New Supervisor for YMCA Kapinara OSHC Katie Gregory. Katie has completed her certificate IV in Education Support and
has worked as and OSHC assistant prior to her now supervisor role. Katie engages children through fun learning experiences that they enjoy whilst also
learning and gaining new skills. Katie herself enjoys going camping and exploring. osch@ymcwa.org.au








Winter Netball 2021
Kapinara mixed netball teams –
All students from Year 2-6 are invited to play social Netball at the Matthews Centre in Jolimont. Although not run as a school activity, the teams are entered under the school name and training is organised by Kapinara parents.
Year 2-4/5 will play on Friday afternoons and Juniors 5&6’s on Saturdays. Season starts 7th May.

Numbers are required to allocate teams into the competition. Please email your interest with your child’s name and year level to kapinaranetball@gmail.com
or 0417919824

If any parents are happy to help out with their year group or team also please contact as above.
If anyone is interested in taking over the co-ordinator role from next year please let me know so I can go through it with you.
Thanks Nikki Little

Register for Season 2021 @ https://westcoastjfc.com/ for Auskick (PP to Yr2) and Junior teams from
Year 3
AUSKICK on Sundays 8.30am-9.30am
Junior FOOTBALL Pre-season training in April and the season in May, training mid week and games on Sunday
For further information please contact
auskick@westcoastjfc.com (Auskick Preprimary to Year 2)
registrar@westcoastjfc.com (Junior Football Years 3-9)

Hockey Terms 2&3

If your child is in Year 1 – Year 4 and they are keen to play hockey this year please register your interest. Games are on a Saturday morning at the YMCC hockey club Perry Lakes, Floreat. Training TBA but to be held at Kapinara. Please register your child’s name with Katherine Shelley 0411150340 or email kathshelley@ausdoctors.net

Latest News Week 2

Permission and Payment Due

Year 5/6 In term swimming lessons. Permission slip must be returned prior to the children leaving the school tomorrow morning. 

Swimming permission note Year 5 and 6 2021

Instrumental Music Lessons

Instrumental lessons have begun this week.
A short meeting in the school library for parents of NEW strings students will be held on Wednesday 10 Feb at 8.30am.

Swim Squad

We anticipate that Swim Squad will start next week, Week 3. Note to follow once COVID regulations have been confirmed.


Opening Week 3, please see the P&C Newsletter for details on how to sign up.

Day 1 of Term 1 – Principal’s Message

Dear Families

It was wonderful to welcome all but one of our Kindergarten groups to school today. The children seemed well rested and happy to be back, so it was a great start to the term and the school year.

Thank you for your cooperation and support with this morning’s drop-off arrangements, and this afternoon’s pick-up. We will continue with these arrangements for the next four days. The next couple of days will enable us to evaluate how things are working, and what will be put in place to enable you to meet your children’s teachers with more than a greeting of ‘hello’.

  • Kindergarten children will follow the plan emailed by Mrs Mee and Mrs Norton-Smith yesterday.
  • Pre-Primary students will continue to arrive and depart in two scheduled groups for the remainder of this week.
  • Students in Years 1-6 are asked to arrive in two groups for one more day only however, as we don’t anticipate as many adults on site in the morning from Wednesday onwards.
  • Children in Years 1 and 2 will be released in two groups for the remainder of this week. Children in Mrs Chipps’, Mrs Tombides’ and Mrs Tusak’s classes will be out the front to meet parents at 2:50pm.
  • Children in Miss Stewart’s and Mrs Jackson’s/Mrs Jonklaas’s class will be out the front just before 3:00pm.

Could parents please wait at or near the top of the grassed area between the office and Catesby St, rather than at the bottom of the path to enable children (particularly the Year 1 and 2 children) to flow through from the quadrangle to the path in front of the office. Teachers are trying to get to know which child belongs to which parent; we want to avoid anyone walking up the staff driveway, particularly with children; AND we want the students in Years 3 -6 to be able to move comfortably up the path when they are dismissed.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this regard.

Thank you too, to those who are able to arrive and depart via the school oval, as this really helps everyone to spread out. J

I hope all our Kapinara students had a happy and productive day, and that our new students felt comfortable and welcome.

PS The Year 6 students looked FABULOUS in their (room for growth) Leavers’ jackets today!

Best wishes


P&C News Week 2

Hello Kapinara Families, old and new, and welcome back (finally!) to the new school year.

On behalf of the P&C we’d like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new families, from those in Kindy all the way through to year 6. We’re looking forward to getting to know as many of you as possible, and hope to meet you in person very soon.

To our returning families, we welcome you back just as warmly. Hopefully the extended school holiday break wasn’t too onerous – relaxing even? And we hope you’ll have the opportunity to admire the now completed Wobbly Playground at the bottom of the Kindy stairs, which was finished over the school holidays thanks to the amazing support you provided throughout 2020.

(For those families who are no longer at Kapinara – thank you for your patience as we finalise the P&C’s 2021 email database. Feel free to send us an email reminder to remove you from this list.)

Kapinara Welcome Sundowner 2021 Event – Friday 5 March

Save the date for the annual Kapinara welcome Sundowner event on FRIDAY 5 MARCH from 5-9pm (pending lockdown advice and Covid-safety requirements). This is a great opportunity for new families to get to know the Kapinara community – BYO, picnic on the oval, and enjoy a great evening out for all ages!  The band has been booked and food options are being finalised – stay tuned for booking information coming soon.

P&C Meetings – Date for Your Diary

The first regular meeting of the P&C for 2021 will take place on TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY at 7pm, in the staffroom. Any and all members of the Kapinara community are welcome to attend and your support is greatly appreciated – you don’t need to be a member to attend, only to vote, and membership costs just $1 . Participation in the P&C is a great way to learn more about how the school is run, how you can help the P&C support the needs of our kids through fundraising and community-building, to meet other parents and teachers from outside your class group, and more.

The P&C’s Annual General Meeting will take place later in term 1 – stay tuned for more details.

Uniform Shop – Online Ordering This Week

Due to post-lockdown restrictions, the uniform shop will run an online ordering system for this week. We hope to resume normal in-person service from next week onwards as and when restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, you can download an order form from https://bit.ly/3cRaq1T and email your order to kapinara.uniform@gmail.com Orders will be packed by our volunteers and sent home with students via classroom teachers. You can send queries to the same email address if you have any queries, and our uniform shop managers will be happy to help however they can.

Canteen – WE NEED YOU!

The canteen will open from week 3 onwards (commencing Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 February) providing recess and lunch options every Tuesday and Thursday unless otherwise advised. As you may know, our canteen relies on volunteers to provide a cost-effective and healthy service, and without volunteers we’re unable to operate at full capacity. With fewer volunteers, we may need to either reduce menu options, or potentially close on selected days. Mums, dads, aunts/uncles, grandparents or neighbours – anyone over 18. All are welcome and tasks are simple – cutting fruit, prepping toasted sandwiches/wraps/pizza/salads, packing completed orders – your support makes a huge difference!

Canteen volunteers can work either half shifts from 8.45am-10.45am or 10.45-1pm, or a full shift 8.45-1pm. Parents volunteering for a half shift receive a free recess for their child/ren, and those volunteering for a full shift receive a free lunch for their child/ren. Hand washing and following strict hygiene measures are of critical importance for all those who are volunteering.

We have found the most efficient way to manage volunteer requirements is to assign every class in the school the duty of providing the volunteers for each week. Each class will be assigned responsibility for 2x weeks per year, once in terms 1-2, and once more in terms 3-4. We manage our volunteer roster via Signup.com, and the roster for terms 1 and 2 2021 is available now at https://signup.com/go/itHUFmZ Reminders will be issued a week in advance and the night before, and class reps will also ask for support. Ms DeBrass’s class 3/4D is responsible for volunteers to kick off term 1 (week 3 = next week) – huge thanks in advance!

Term 1 Canteen Volunteer Roster

Week 3 3/4 D – 16/2 & 18/2

Week 4 6L – 23/2 & 25/2

Week 5 1T – 2/3 & 4/3

Week 6 5P – 9/3 & 11/3

Week 7 2JJ – 16/3 & 18/3

Week 8 PP2 – 23/3 & 25/3

Week 9 4BH – 30/3 & 1/4

Term 2 Canteen Volunteer Roster

Week 1 2S – 20/4 & 22/4

Week 2 6D – 27/4 & 29/4

Week 3 3F – 4/5 & 6/5

Week 4 PP1 – 11/5 7 13/5

Week 5 5ZW – 18/5 & 20/5

Week 6 1C – 25/5 & 27/5

Week 7 3H – 1/6 & 3/6

Week 8 1/2 TB – 8/6 & 10/6

Week 9 3/4 D – 15/6 & 17/6

Week 10 1T – 22/6 & 24/6

Week 11 6L – 29/6 & 1/7

**If you are ill, please do NOT attend your shift. Let the canteen know via email to kapinarafamilies@gmail.com or call the main school number – as much notice as possible is preferred and if you can provide a replacement even better, but providing a safe and hygienic canteen service is our utmost priority. The canteen will adapt to manage this, and can do a reduced menu that day if needed.**

Any suggestions for food items you’d like to see added to the menu are always welcome – please respond to this email at any time. We strive to provide healthy food options in line with official guidelines, with the occasional treat item for good measure (we all need a little sweetness in our lives!)

School Banking

We’re working with the School to determine when the School Banking program will resume in 2021, hopefully in the next week or so. Stay tuned for further details, or check out information on the website at http://kapinaraps.wa.edu.au/parent-information/banking/ 

Parent Reps

Parent representatives are a critical part of helping the P&C communicate across the parent body, which in turn helps the school run smoothly. We’ll be sending a separate email with details about how you might be able to help.

Thank you –

Your P&C

Kapinara Primary School P&C Association



Message from The Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome to the beginning of brand new year. The few children I’ve seen briefly coming and going in the last week, appear to be well rested and relaxed. If you have reached a point where you are ready for routine once again, Monday will be here before you know it! (Tuesday for one of Kindergarten groups). We are delighted to welcome quite a few new students, in addition to the children who are new to Kapinara because they are starting Kindy as the eldest child in their family.

I am confident that our existing families will reach out to welcome our new families. However I am also cognisant that some of the 2020 Kindergarten and Pre-Primary families didn’t have as much interaction as they otherwise might have due to the COVID measures that have been in place. If it weren’t for the news and relatives overseas, people might ask ‘what global pandemic?’ but of course this is still a stark reality and we return to school within that broader context.

Western Australia remains in Phase 4 of plans in place due to COVID, meaning that venues including schools, are required to adhere to the ‘2 metre square rule’. There is also an expectation that adults continue to attempt to maintain the 1.5m social distancing measure. As a staff we have thoughtfully considered and discussed the needs of children and families, including the ‘hopes and wishes’ of parents – aware that these will vary among families. It can be surprising to learn that other think quite differently to us, and that some views are actually the polar opposite to ours 😉

The following page outlines what we have in place to facilitate people coming and going on Day One, Monday 1 February 2021.

Prior to this …

  • We ask that you please remove school supplies from boxes, if they arrived packed in boxes. It will be really helpful if each family could dispose of their own boxes/plastic packaging; and
  • Please ask (or help younger children) to pack these items in their school bags. Prior to doing so however, teachers ask that all items are clearly labelled – with initials as a minimum. **** Thank you ****

We would very much like to share information about class routines, focuses for learning and school/class expectations with parents, after doing so with children. We can achieve so much more, much more easily, when we are all working together. This information is commonly shared during ‘face to face’ class meetings in the first weeks of school. In an attempt to avoid multiple meetings for each class, to accommodate adult numbers, we will provide parents of students in Years 1-6 with the following information by the end of Week 1.

  • Learning area focuses/emphases for Term 1 for each year level
  • Information about days of specialist programs, library days etc
  • Expectations pertaining to class behaviour, standards of work, responsibilities etc

The specifics of these, underpinned by our school values and vision, will be collaboratively determined by teachers and students in the first day or two

  • Any other information relevant to that class

At the end of Week 1, we will send home a survey to determine what additional contact parents would most value. (eg an individual parent-teacher meeting; visiting the class etc)

We will also invite parents of Year 1s and Year 2s to join their child and teachers for an informal picnic lunch on the lower playground, as we did last year. We will attempt to provide you with as much notice as possible, bearing in mind that it is difficult to predict a ‘not too hot’ day more than a few days in advance.

Finally, for now, I encourage everyone to come along to the P & C’s Sundowner at 5pm on Friday 5 March.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday morning. On behalf of the staff, Kim Knowles and I, have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes

Elizabeth Blackwell