Kapinara on Broadway

On the 6th December 2018, the children of Kapinara Primary will present a concert based on famous Broadway Musicals, The Sound of Music, The Lion King, Annie and Les Miserables. There will be two concerts with an interval in between.

Junior Primary Concert (kindies – year 3)

Time: 5pm- 5.45pm

Interval (food and drinks available for purchase)

Time: 5.45pm-6.45pm

There will be a sausage sizzle and a food truck on the school premises

Upper Primary Concert (year 4-6)

Time: 6.45pm- 7.30pm

The String Orchestra will be performing in the Junior Primary Concert and the String Orchestra and Choir will be performing in the Upper School Concert. It will be a wonderful night of spectacular performing arts and music. We look forward to seeing you and your family/ friends there!



Children will be required to wear some simple, preferably home- made costumes for the night to make the performances even more spectacular!

Kindies & Pre-primary:
Christmas-themed clothing and accessories

The Sound of Music
Years 1C, 1T, 3FJ, 2/3HS

Girls- Beautiful dress (colourful if possible)
Boys- Plain Shirt/ T-shirt and shorts, pants braces/ suspenders, high socks

Year 2BJ and 2D (Eidelweiss)
Girls- White or cream dress
Boys- plain white shirt/ T-shirt and light shorts, pants braces/ suspenders, high socks

The Lion King
Year 4P and 4/5W

Girls & Boys: Animals of the African Savannah

Year 5HZ


Girls- Plain Dress (not too flash), messy hair (teased)
Boys- Old shirt/ T-shirt and comfortable shorts (no logos or writing on shirts please) (optional- pant braces/ suspenders)

*If anyone has old light-coloured sheets/clothes they don’t mind cutting up into little handkerchiefs for the class, please let me know J

* girls please bring plastic buckets (standard, plastic garden bucket- 10L to 12L, any colour)

Les Miserables
Year 5/6D and 5/6S

(Old fashioned)

Girls- Plain Dress (not too flash)
Boys- Plain old shirt comfortable shorts, old dress jacket

Also are there any parents with a video camera and tripod interested in videoing the concerts?

Please do not feel obliged to buy any costumes. If you have any queries or ideas, please do no hesitate to contact me.

Miss. Sarina Li


Instrumental Music Years 2-4

Dear Parents and Carers

All children in Years 2, 3 and 4 have undergone a short Music Aptitude Indicator test in the past two weeks. The test is used to assess children’s ability to hear pitch, rhythm and tunes. The test, along with other factors such student interest and work ethic, parent interest and support and children’s physical suitability for a given instrument, will be used to select students who may be offered the opportunity to participate in the Department of Education’s instrumental music program.

If you know your child is interested and you would like your child to be considered for the instrumental music program, please read, complete and return the attached documents to the music box in the front office.

If selected,

– students entering Year 3 in 2019 will be able to learn either violin or viola. There will be four places for each.

– students entering Year 4 in 2019 will be able to learn cello

– students entering Year 5 in 2019 will be able to learn either double bass or guitar next year.

Please note, in accordance with the provision of the instrumental music program:

·         If a child already learns an instrument at school, they are not able to ‘swap’ to another instrument. (This was communicated prior to children accepting a position in the instrumental program)

·         if your child is selected, but wishes to be considered for an instrument that is offered in subsequent years, he/she is able to be assessed again the following year, however there is no guarantee that they will be selected in subsequent years.

(For example, a child may choose not to take the opportunity to learn violin or viola in Year 3 because they hope to be offered cello/double bass/guitar in subsequent years)

 If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the instrumental program, please contact me as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Sarina Li
Music Teacher


Music News Week 1

Orchestra, Choir and Violin Lessons Friday 20th July

All orchestra and choir students will be rehearsing this Friday morning at 8.45am . Students involved need to bring their instruments and music scores. All violin students will be having a makeup lesson this Friday in preparation for Strings Night.

Strings Rehearsal 26th July

All SIM, orchestra and choir students will be rehearsing at Kapinara Primary School on Thursday  morning, July 26th in the undercover area. All students will need to bring their musical instruments and music scores.

Strings Night 26th July

All Kapinara SIM students, choirs and orchestra will be performing at Churchlands Senior High School next week on Thursday July 26th. This is an annual event showcasing the many talents of students. Admission is a gold coin donation. The performance commences at 7.00pm and concludes at approximately 9.00pm. All students are required to wear the full choir uniform . Black shoes can be lent to students, though only limited sizes are available. Please see Mrs Tusak if you have any issues. Completed excursion permission forms should be handed into the office by the end of this week. Additional copies of permission slips are also available at the front office.
Mrs Tusak


SIM news for first week of Term 3

There will be no guitar lessons on Monday 16 July.

There will be no violin lessons on Tuesday 17 July as the SIM teachers have a Professional Development Day. Ms Arnold has offered to reschedule the violin lessons to Friday 20 July.

Orchestra will still be on Tuesday morning 17 July as usual and also 9.00am on Friday 20 July to rehearse for the Strings Evening.

School Of Instrumental Students

This year Mary Scott has again kindly offered to be the parent representative for music communication to parents. Thank you Mary.

If  your child is part of the SIM program and you have not had an email from Mary please contact Mrs Tusak to be included in the email list:    Wendy.Tusak@education.wa.edu.au

Many thanks to parents for supporting and encouraging daily practice and attendance at orchestra. It is greatly appreciated by all SIM teachers.