General News Week 7


Yesterday we ran the faction cross country for PP to Year 6.  Fortunately the rain stayed away, and even though it may have been a bit chilly, all the children performed brilliantly.  Thank you to all the parents who cheered on their children. 
Below are the place getters for the day.   Well done everyone!.

PP Boys                            Kurt V, Archie W, Thomas H, Heath H
PP Girls                             Scarlet M, Bo J, Sienna L, Rosie J
Year 1 Boys                      Kiyan S, Jack L, James L, Leo S
Year 1 Girls                       Billie M, Tayla H, Mollie E, Audrey C
Year 2 Boys                       Xavier M, Saxon B,Nate S, Lachlan P
Year 2 Girls                       Harper T, Eva M, Clara B,Leila S
Year 3 Boys                       Nicholas S, Arki E, Max B, Casey E
Year 3 Girls                       Arabella T, Alice P, Meg W, Hope M
Year 4 Boys                      Jeremy F, Owen M, Oliver P, Ryan S
Year 4 Girls                      Chelsea H, Milla T, Mackenzie D, Damarys T
Year 5 Boys                      Xavier P, Finn V,Henry P, Cooper G
Year 5 Girls                      Eve A, Stephanie , Elizabeth A, Giselle A
Year 6 Boys                      Luis N, Jethro L, Luca K, Ben S
Year 6 Girls                      Jessica W, Sara L, Geordie G, Aysha R















Assembly Change
Please note that the assembly has been changed in the last week of term from Friday
5 July (1C)  to Thursday 4 July (3FJ).  1C will do their assembly in Term 3,
Friday  2 August.


FRIDAY 26 July 2019 is an important date in your child’s education.
Who needs to enrol?
You need to apply to enrol your children in school for 2020 if they are:

  • Starting Kindergarten—4 years old by 30 June 2020
  • Starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school—5 years old by 30 June 2020
  • Starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school.
  • Changing shcools .

Every child from Pre-primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.

Applications close Friday 26 July 2019.


General News Week 5

Year 6 Day Camp – 21st May 2019 (Day Camp photos in our Gallery section)

On our Day Camp we grew our leadership skills of perspective and active listening as we learned about Aboriginal culture and how to fish and hunt. We tried some bush tucker such as damper and kangaroo.  There was so much knowledge and understanding of the land and animals that we never realised, like the Aboriginal people adapted themselves, not the environment. We also did lots of other activities like grinding grain, painting our faces with a totem animal and making fire. Lots of parents came to help us with our barbeque and then we did a night walk through the forest to look for native animals – so many spiders and possums! All our learning was done outside surrounded by beautiful native trees and bushes. At the end of the day, our most prized possessions are our memories of the great time and learning we had at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre. Charli, Emma, Charleze, Anna, Luka, Arwen

Running Club

Thanks to all the children who are participating in Running Club, even if it is really cold some mornings!
All children are welcome from Year 1 to 6 and Mums and Dads too!! We will continue through to Week 9  this term.

Faction Cross Country

The Faction Cross Country is on 12 June 2019, commencing just after recess at 10.45am and running through to lunch time. More information will be coming out by the end of the week.

P & C News
Walk to School Day- Friday 31 May.

The P&C are hosting Walk to School Day, where children walk to school and then eat a healthy breakfast together. There will be meeting points at Tilton Park, Templetonia Park and Beecroft Park for those who wish to drive part of the way to school and then walk as a group. Coles Floreat is supporting the school by providing yummy breakfast items for the students.

This is your last chance to purchase tickets for the Disco which is on Friday 7 June. Order forms can be found on the web site or at the front office

Community News
Portable Play Equipment. Due to compliance requirements, the school is disposing of a set of play equipment by public auction. Please see our parent information section for further details.


General News Week 3

Scribblers Festival 2019
Reflection from the Student Council.
Scribblers Festival was very beneficial for us and all the students as an educational experience. The first author the Year 6’s met was Renée Watson. She is a very confident poet and author. Renee was an inspiration to all of us and had a very interesting backstory to her book, Piecing Me Together. To conclude Renee asked all students to repeat a phrase ‘We all have a voice. My voice is powerful. My voice can change the world.’  These words made us all feel empowered and strong. Then there was Jeremy Lachlan. He was calm, cool and collected. He presented his first book Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds. His book was very intriguing, many Year 6 students have already purchased it! Last, but not least, we saw a very talented author and speaker, Jaqueline Harvey! We all agree that Jaqueline Harvey was the best out of all of them as she was very engaging and interactive. Her stories were absolutely hilarious, and we really enjoyed learning about her new series, Kensy and Max. We enjoyed the entire day and found the experience extremely worthwhile. We are very thankful that we were able to make it to the festival. A big thank you to Mrs Powell for organising our trip!
“I learnt that I can change the world and my voice is powerful. I also learnt about Renee Watson and her story.” – Geordie G
“I was surprised just how engaging Jacqueline was. The only time I could take my eyes off her was when I blinked! But how well someone could perform a poem was beyond my imagination. Renee Watson was so inspiring to young girls like me. Jeremy’s story was one that is definitely worth while reading. Just from the prologue I had a picture in my head.” – Jessica W

Inter-School Swimming Carnival
We had a really successful term of swimming in Term One; swim club attendance was high.  As a result, students made some really great progress in both their swimming fitness and technique. The interschool swim carnival in Week 10 was a fantastic event. Kapinara finished 5th overall with some outstanding performances, with Cruz R and Stephanie W winning championship medals.  Our Year 6 boys’ relay team consisting of Zac A, Theo E, Lucas K and Alex H had a great race, securing first place in their category. As a school we achieved 28 ribbons (1st-4th place) over 51 events, demonstrating students’ exceptional strength and depth in their abilities as swimmers. Thank you to parent helpers who gave up their time to help on the day and also to John Scott who assisted with coaching at swim squad throughout the term.







Running Club
All children in Year 1 to Year 6 are welcome to come to running club every Tuesday and Thursday morning starting at 7.30am on the top oval.  This will run until the end of Week 9 this term.

P & C News
Walk to School Day- Friday 31 May . The P&C are hosting Walk to School Day, where children walk to school and then eat a healthy breakfast together. There will be meeting points at Tilton Park, Templetonia Park and Beecroft Park for those who wish to drive part of the way to school and then walk as a group. Coles Floreat is supporting the school by providing yummy breakfast items for the students.

The Year 6 families are hosting the upcoming Kapinara Hollywood Red Carpet Disco. The disco will be held at the Floreat Surf Club on Friday 7th June 2019.
Kindy – Year 2 (5.00pm – 6.30pm)
Year 3 – Year 6 (7.00pm – 8.30pm)
Dress up in Hollywood Red Carpet attire.
Order forms can be accessed via the website or the link on this newsletter email.
Please place order forms and cash ($15 per child) into a sealed envelope and deposit into the Disco drawer in the school office by Friday 31st May.  Physical tickets will
not be distributed.  Your child’s name will be added to a list and ticked off on arrival and departure on the night.


NAPLAN Schedule

NAPLAN Online Schedule of Testing

NAPLAN Online tests need to be taken in a specific order.

Individual students are not permitted to sit the online tests after Friday 24 May 2019. 

Please note that all testing is online with the exception of the Year 3 Writing, which is a paper test.

Year Tuesday 14 May Wednesday 15 May Thursday 16 May Friday 17 May
Year 3 Writing: 40 minutes

(Paper test)

Reading: 45 minutes Language Conventions: 45 minutes Numeracy: 45 minutes
Year 5 Writing: 40 minutes Reading: 50 minutes Language Conventions: 45 minutes Numeracy: 50 minutes

Catch-up tests for individual students will be scheduled from Monday 20 May until Friday 24 May.

Please contact Kim Knowles via email below or your child’s classroom teacher on 9385 9022 with any queries regarding the above schedule.

General Notices Week 1

Earn & Learn

Woolworths Earn & Learn is back for 2019 and starts tomorrow!
Please start collecting stickers from local stores and ask friends and family for theirs if they are not collecting themselves. In previous campaigns we were eligible to order a fantastic amount of classroom equipment and resources. The collection bins are at the office and the Kindy with sticker sheets available from the office. Look out soon for additional Kapinara collection bins at Woolworths Floreat and Woolworths Innaloo.

Running Club

Running Club will be starting soon, we will let you know once the details are confirmed.


Combined choir commences next Wednesday (Week 2) in the Music Room at 8.00am.


Term One accounts are now overdue. If you still have an outstanding account could you please organise a payment as soon as possible, thank you.

It’s time to get down and boogie – the Kapinara School Disco is coming and the theme is….

The Year 6 families are hosting the upcoming Kapinara Hollywood Red Carpet Disco.
The disco will be held at the Floreat Surf Club on Friday 7th June 2019.
Kindy – Year 2 (5.00pm – 6.30pm)
Year 3 – Year 6 (7.00pm – 8.30pm)
Dress up in Hollywood Red Carpet attire.
Order forms can be accessed via the website or the link on this newsletter email.
Please place order forms and cash ($15 per child) into a sealed envelope and deposit into the Disco drawer in the school office by Friday 31st May.  Physical tickets will
not be distributed.  Your child’s name will be added to a list and ticked off on arrival and departure on the night.
See you there!!

General News Week 9

Have a look at just one of our  Easter Raffle prizes! Last week, students from all classes across the school brought home tickets to sell for the Pre-Primary Easter Raffle fundraiser on behalf of the P&C. Each student will have 5 tickets, prices  are as follows:  1 ticket = $2, 3 tickets = $5.  Prizes includes one large Easter hamper and 3-4 smaller hampers (depends on number of donations received).

Ticket stubs (with name and contact info of purchaser) and cash collected should be returned to the front office in the envelope provided by Thursday 11th April. Winners will be drawn and announced on Friday 12th April at the last school assembly for Term 1.
If anyone has any questions, please contact your class reps. Thank you for your support of the Pre-Primary Easter Raffle!

ANZAC Day Service
Our ANZAC Day Service will be on 11th April at 10.50am.
We would like to ask all students to kindly bring in flowers from their garden to make the wreaths on the day.  All flowers can be dropped off at the instrumental room before school.  Parent volunteers would be greatly appreciated to help make the wreaths.  Thank you. Joanne Dixon

Parenting Ideas ‘insights’: the quick-read this fortnight is ‘Five forgotten skill sets that contribute to student success’. Also included is a ‘Technology holiday guide for parents’
You will find the information on our Parent Information Links page.

We are looking forward to the inter school swim carnival that is fast approaching on Wednesday 10th April 9am-12pm at HBF stadium. 
We will need to provide a parent helper willing to hand out ribbons on the day. Please get in touch if you would like to help out.  Please contact me at
Thank you. Liz Burrows

Running Club will commence in Week 2 next term. It will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7.30-8.30am.  Sessions for children in Years 3-6 will focus on

  • Fun and enjoyment of running
  • Improve students general fitness and running endurance
  • Develop an awareness of pacing and students’ personal capabilities
  • Develop an awareness of running technique
  • Develop an awareness of tactics in cross country racing
  • Improve speed and the ability to change pace

Sessions will include a warm up, running drills, a main set (which will vary) and a cool down. Each session will focus on a different aspect of running to achieve the above.
Further information will be forwarded regarding sessions for Years PP-2 and their families. Sessions will be focused on participation, fun, physical fitness and endurance.

LOST PROPERTY ITEMS—please see the office
Child’s prescription glasses—green frames
Child’s prescription glasses—blue frames
Older child/adult  Quicksilver frames
Older child/adult  metal frames
Garmin or similar brand
Quokka stuffed toy with Joey
Adult glasses—tortoiseshell frames
Adult glasses – black frames

This week’s busy session involved a licence test complete with traffic lights and an integrated pedestrian crossing. You will be pleased to know that all riders passed with flying colours. Finally we finished off with a team triathlon and witnessed some very determined children and competitive spirits in action! 







Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who have helped in canteen in Term 1. The Term 2 roster is out now and your class reps will be emailing with details of shifts that your class are covering. See below for the term roster. The link for the Term 2 roster is

Term 2 Roster
Week 1 (w/c 29 April) – Class 3H (note that Tuesday 30 April is the first day of term)
Week 2 (w/c 6 May) – Class 1/2T
Week 3 (w/c 13 May) – Class PP1
Week 4 (w/c 20 May) – Class PP2
Week 5 (w/c 27 May) – Class 6D
Week 6 (w/c 3 June) – Class 6S
Week 7 (w/c 10 June) – Class 3FJ
Week 8 (w/c 17 June) – Class 1C
Week 9 (w/c 24 June) – Class 4/5P
Week 10 (w/c 1 July) – Class 2BJ


Photo Day Schedule

Approximate times only – Any alterations will be updated here as they come to hand.

Updated 1/4/19


Time Year Level Class Name / Number
8.55 1 1C
9.15 1 1T
9.35 1/2 1/2T
10.05 K Kindy (Mon/Wed)
10.25 -10.45 Recess Sibling Photos
10.55 2/3 2/3D
11.15 3 3FJ
11.30 4/5 4/5P
11.50 3 3H
12.15 – 12.55 Lunch Sibling Photos
1.00 4 4W
1.20 6 6S
1.40 6 6D
2.20 6 Year 6 Graduation
2.00   Sibling Photos (if needed)



8.20   Staff
8.35   School Board
8.50 5 5ZH
9.10 PP PP1
9.30 PP PP2
9.50 K Kindy (Tues/Thurs)
10.10 2 2BJ
10.25 Recess Sibling Photos (if needed)



General News Week 7

Harmony Day

On Friday, 22nd March Year 3H will be running the assembly and our theme is Harmony Day which is the 21st March. We are encouraging all students and staff to wear orange on that day to show support for our diverse cultural community and to promote the message that everyone belongs. Thank you in anticipation of your support on the day. Wear orange on Friday, 22nd March 2019 for Harmony Day. A shirt, dress, shorts and hair ribbon that is orange would be fantastic! An orange  ribbon pinned on the chest would also be great if you do not have an orange shirt.

Did you know?

All known dates for School, P&C and Board events for the whole year have been put on our school calendar which is available on our website and are updated daily as information becomes available.

Electronic delivery of student formal reports

Over the last one or two years, schools have been moving to the electronic delivery of students’ semester reports. This year we will be joining them. If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Faction Carnival Results  

1st         Strickland
2nd       Winter
3rd        Elliott

If you took any good photos of our carnival day,
please send them through!







The Art Room is in need of the following please
Easter egg wrappers
Ice cream containers
Yogurt containers-any size
Margarine containers and lids
Old plastic cups and plates you no longer need
Wool…any colour any ply
Household and garden utensils (wooden or metal) that are no longer needed that are broken or ready for the bin. Items can be placed outside the Art room in bags or boxes.

Scribblers Festival  – Thursday 9 May 2019

We are thrilled that the Year 3 – 6 Students will once again be attending the Scribblers Festival of Children’s Literature, to be held at Scotch College, early in Term 2. This will be an exciting ‘festival style event’ where the children will meet inspiring local, national and international writers and illustrators working in children’s literature. Students will attend three sessions with different presenters as well as experience roving artists and performers, and live art from artists in residence.  Permission notes are attached to this newsletter and on the website in the school calendar. Please complete and return to your child’s class teacher asap.
If you have any questions please contact Kylie Powell

Richard Luyke, School Psychologist

We are supported by the Department of Education’s Psychology Service. The service provides support across the following three areas:

  • Behaviour
    Working with students, parents and schools to identify and change target behaviours
  • Learning
    Conducting assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at school and supporting schools to make appropriate curriculum adjustments  
  • Mental health and wellbeing
    Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties, and supporting schools to maximise the development of positive mental health and wellbeing

Our School Psychologist is Mr Richard Luyke and he is at Kapinara on Wednesdays. If you would like any further information please contact Kim Knowles, Deputy Principal.


General News Week 5


We are always on the lookout for nice photos taken at school events to add to the newsletter, our website or our annual reports. If anyone has any photos of our fabulous end of year Broadway concert last year, we would love to have a couple. Taken a great one? Please send it in!


Term One accounts will be sent home next week . Our preferred method of payment is via internet banking, the account details are on the payment envelope that will be attached to your account. Payment can also be made by phone, at the front office in person, or by dropping the payment envelope into the note drawers. Your prompt attention is appreciated.

Student update forms will also be sent home next week. It is important that the information held is correct. Please check these forms carefully and return to the note drawers if there are corrections. Forms do not need to be returned if all information is correct.


Monday 29th April 2019
Friday 23rd August 2019
Monday 14th October 2019


Monday April 1st & Tuesday April 2nd
Our school photo day is coming! Approximately two weeks prior to the photo day every student will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home. The recommended method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time.
If you pay online, there is no need to return the order envelope to school.
Alternatively you can pay by cash and return the provided envelope to the school on the photography day. Please note the photographers cannot open sealed envelopes and cannot provide change.

SIBLING ORDERS CAN ONLY BE PLACED ONLINE:  Late requests cannot be granted.
You have the option to order a sibling photo package online, however please note sibling orders will close in most instances @midday sharp at least one business day before the first photo date. We suggest you place your online sibling order as soon as you receive your order envelope with your order instructions. Log on to for your sibling photo order cut-off date and time.

Late payment envelopes cannot be accepted by the school office or by Kapture. You can place an order online for class or individual photographs at any time for the remainder of the current school year however a $15 fee will apply if you order more than 10 days after photography.
Class group, individual and sibling portraits are not available to view online.
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 direct them to the Kapture office on 9240 1714 or email

All students will be photographed individually on photo day for school administration records AS WELL as included in their class group photo 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.

A Note from the Community Health Nurse

Welcome to the new school year. My name is Alice Fern and I am the Community Health Nurse who visits your school.
Community Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of my work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program. I work over a number of Primary Schools in the area and am not based in any one school.
Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. The services provided are free and confidential.
If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please contact me either via email at or ring me on 0404 823 678. I hope you and your child/ren have a productive school year full of wonderful memories.