Latest News 22.6.22

Payments and Reminders

Sausage Sizzle Orders Years 1-6 Available now through Qkr, cut off for orders 3.30pm Tuesday 28 June
Year 6 Art Gallery Excursion – Due by Monday 27 June
2023 Pre-Primary Applications due for existing Kindy students

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents and Carers

COVID update
I hope most of you are well. Based on the information available, we have had a very small number of students testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 2-3 weeks. Fortunately, it continues to be the case that almost all children are unwell for only a couple of days. Just a quick reminder regarding ‘close contacts’. When a family member tests positive for COVID the remaining people living in the same house become close contacts UNLESS specific individuals have had the virus in the past twelve weeks. Close contacts (those who haven’t had the virus in the last 12 weeks) can leave their homes during the isolation period IF they are asymptomatic and test negative on a RAT each day during the seven-day isolation period. Close contacts in Year 7 and above are also required to wear a mask.  It remains the case that anyone who tests positive must isolate for 7 x 24 hours from the time of the test which returned the positive result. It also remains necessary to register the positive result of a RAT, with WA Health. At this point in time, no other school-related restrictions apply.

Interschool Cross Country
Congratulations to all Kapinara students who represented the school in the interschool cross-country event last week. A special mention must go to Scarlet M and Annabel T who placed third and fourth respectively in the Year 3 girls’ event, Billie M who placed first in the Year 4 girls’ event, Harper T who placed third in the Year 5 girls’ event, Xavier M who placed first in the Year 5 boys’ event, and Meg W who placed second in the Year 6s girls’ event.

Congratulations must also go to Mrs Kim Knowles, who has been appointed permanently as the Principal at East Victoria Park Primary School. We will miss Mrs Knowles (after eighteen months students continue to ask if she is coming back) but are delighted for her to have been successful in this competitive recruitment process. It is also terrific for the school itself, which maintains stability and continuity. Congratulations Mrs Knowles!

Next week is NAIDOC week, which will conclude with a celebratory assembly on Friday morning. All being well, this will be the first of several whole-school assemblies scheduled throughout Terms 3 and 4, and we look forward to being able to welcome parents and carers to these events.

Finally, thanks to the P & C for a wonderful night of science and family fun at Scitech last Friday evening!

Best wishes

Dropping off or picking up students during school hours

As we continue to move forward after the past couple of years of COVID-19 restrictions placed on schools, we will now be continuing to improve our attendance procedures. As it is very important from a safety perspective should there be a serious incident at the school to know what students are on site, we are making a minor change to our procedure.

Picking up during school hours – Please continue to notify us if possible via the electronic absence form if you intend to take your child out for any appointments etc. This allows both the teacher and the office to prepare the students for pickup. When collecting your child, please come to the office to sign them out through our Passtab system so the exact time is recorded that they left.
(For regular weekly appointments that the school is aware of, no need to send an electronic advice prior to collecting them, just the passtab signout is required)

Returning to school after appointments – You do not need to sign them back in after appointments, we can do that for you. However students must come through the office before going back to class.

Interschool Cross Country Report

The Interschool Cross Country was a great success for Kapinara with our students placing on the podium in every year level.
Our students represented the school brilliantly demonstrating real determination and resilience in their performances.
A huge thank you to Emma Webb and her team from City Beach Primary school for an excellent event and thank you to our parent helpers who gave time up on the day to help with the event. As a school Kapinara placed 6th over all with Wembley Primary School taking the top spot for the 7th year running.

Click here for the full report

NAIDOC Sausage Sizzle – Years 1-6 

NAIDOC Week this year will be held from the 3 – 10 of July. Kapinara Primary school will be celebrating NAIDOC Week in Week 10. As part of the NAIDOC Theme, “Get up! Stand up! Show up!” Kapinara students will be involved in a range of Indigenous-related activities across the week. These activities include reading Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, creating storytelling symbols and totems, participating in an Indigenous Art competition, the P&C selling bands and scrunchies, and the Year 6s going on an excursion to the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

There will also be an assembly on the last day of school – Friday 1st July at 9am. This will be a wonderful showcase of student learning experiences over the week. Community members are most welcome to join us.

The Year 6s will be selling the bands and scrunchies before school (8.15 – 8.45am) every morning next week. $3 each or 2 for $5.

In addition, the Year 6s will be holding a sausage sizzle on Friday 1 July to raise funds for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources for the students and teachers of Kapinara.  Please show your support by purchasing a sausage (beef or veg) and a juice box to support a worthy cause.

Orders are now open through Qkr and must be received no later than 3.30pm Tuesday 28 June to enable the food order to placed.

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