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Year 3/4 Assembly
Ms De Brass’ 3/4 class will be hosting an assembly this coming Friday 28 May. In line with the continuing COVID guidelines, we invite only those parents who have children in Ms De Brass’ class and those parents who have been contacted by their teacher to advise that their child will be receiving a merit certificate. Thank you for your understanding.
Mrs Blackwell is currently on leave until Monday 31 May. Ms Erica Salt will be our acting Principal during her absence. Please feel free to contact either Erica (email@example.com) or Joanne Dixon, acting Deputy Principal during this time.
As sad as it was to farewell our School Officer, Mrs Sarah Bengough, we are now delighted to welcome Mrs Tehani Dellar-Pratt (Mrs ‘Dee’) to our admin team. You will find Tehani in the front office on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make her welcome. We are all looking forward to working with her and she is looking forward to meeting our Kapinara families in the coming weeks.
Playing our part to build a national picture of child health
In early 2021, our school, along with thousands of others across the country, will begin preparations for the fifth Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).
The AEDC gives us a national picture of the development, health and wellbeing of children in their first year of full-time school. Since 2009, the census results have helped communities, schools and governments plan services and develop better policies to target support for children and families.
Children don’t miss any class time, and parents/carers don’t need to supply schools with any new information for the census. The AEDC gives us data at a school and community level – it isn’t an assessment of individual children.
Some teachers have also noticed that completing the assessments made them more aware of the needs of individual children and the class as a whole and that the census results are useful in planning for transitions to Year 1 and developing class programs.
Participation in the AEDC is voluntary. Parents/carers don’t need to take any action unless they choose not to include their children in the census.
To find out more about the census and how communities are using the data to help children and families visit the AEDC website: www.aedc.gov.au.
If you have any questions, please ask your child’s teacher, or contact Joanne.Dixon2@education.wa.edu.au
Four helpers to dig holes!
Can we please get 4 people to help us dig the holes (with a post hole digger) and put up our newly painted football goals? The task will take about two hours. Our resident gardener Simon will supervise. We are planning for 9-11am this Thursday or Friday if possible. Please let the office know if you are available to help.
Faction Cross Country
The Cross-Country Faction Carnival will take place on Tuesday 1 June on the top oval at Kapinara Primary School between 9.30am and 1:40pm with the Results Presentation to be held in the undercover area at 2.45pm. It will include students from Pre-Primary though to Year 6. Students are encouraged to wear their faction tops for the day.
We are inviting parents to come and join us this year. There will be clearly marked areas on the top oval for spectating. The dais will be positioned next to the start/finish line for those of you who would like to take pictures.
Just a reminder to seek permission from the parents of another child clearly visible in the photo IF you wish to make the image available online. We ask that you observe the 1.5m social distancing rule and please do not bring any dogs on site.
Dogs on Oval
Mrs Burrows spends time each day picking up after dogs on the oval. We would hope the culprits don’t belong to our Kapinara community. If you see an offender, please direct them to the bags provided on the perimeter of the oval.
The Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club will be hosting a Junior Sailing Program aimed at 7-12 year olds during the July School Holidays. Tackers presented by SunSmart is a prefect opportunity to give sailing a go in a fun, safe and affordable environment. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats is provided. For more information please contact Emily on 9386 6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register please click here.
P&C Patch Busy Bee
We are so close to planting out the veggie patch, last step to prep is soil and mulch. We will be shifting soil and mulch Sat and Sun (30th & 31st May) this weekend after 10am, if you have time or know someone who would like to help please come down, please BYO shovel, gloves and wheelbarrow.