Latest News 24.8.21

Payments Due and Reminders

Author Visit Incursion $4.50 Payment – PP-6 Students
Wellbeing Survey $5.00 Payment – Years 4-6
Year 6 Camp $186 Payment and Permission
Kylie Howarth Book Order Form –
Years 1-3

Message from the Acting Principal – Dr Melinda Harris

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week at Kapinara Primary School and I am looking forward to getting into the classes and working with the students over this term.
I have been in education for the past 25 years and have been fortunate to work across many levels of education including setting up a small school in Ellenbrook  (which now has over 750 enrolments) through to working with PhD students at University.
For the past 9 years,  I have been the Deputy principal and Acting principal at Subiaco Primary School and I feel very fortunate to be able to spend some time at Kapinara Primary School.
Please say hello if you see me around the school.
Dr Melinda Harris

Public Speaking

Our Year 6 students have recently completed several weeks of planning, practice and presentation of individual speeches on a topic of their choice. The students spoke on a wide range of topics, such as mental health, online bullying, and the Olympic spirit, with twelve students selected for a school final. Of the twelve students who spoke at the final, two were selected to represent Kapinara at the Cambridge Rotary Club’s Public Speaking Competition for primary school age students last Wednesday evening. Five other primary schools were represented including Floreat, Churchlands, Wembley, West Leederville and City Beach. All the students spoke to an extremely high standard.  I would particularly like to acknowledge our representatives, Jeremy F, who spoke on the perils of overfishing, and Cassie C, who spoke on the benefits of recycling soft plastics, for their hard work and efforts to improve prior to the competition. We are delighted for Cassie who won the competition and will soon represent Kapinara and Cambridge Rotary in Rotary’s district final on 15 September. Thank you to the Cambridge Rotary Club for their organisation and magnificent hosting of the event last Wednesday.



School Sport WA Primary School Cross Country Championships

Several of our students chose to compete in the recent School Sport WA Primary School Cross Country championships. Our students really enjoyed the competition and we had three students finishing in the Top 20 for their respective year group competitions. Billie M delivered an amazing performance winning the Year 3 girls race over 2km. Meg W finished in an impressive 6th in the Year 5 girls race over a 2.5km course. Xavier M finished in a commendable 14th place in the Year 4 boys’ competition over 2.5km. We would like to congratulate all students on their performances and their commitment to training.  Well done! Liz Burrows

Kylie Howarth Book Orders

Our Year 1-3 students enjoyed a Book Week workshop with Illustrator Kylie Howarth yesterday. Kylie’s books are available for purchase if you would like to. You can access the order form here. All order forms to be returned to your class teacher.

Community News

Child’s watch found after the soirée, please contact the office.

Better Health Program – The WA Department of Health is funding the Better Health Program in the Perth metropolitan region.
The Better Health Program is a free, healthy lifestyle program for families. The program is evidence-based and is developed and delivered by qualified health professionals to support families with making sustainable health changes. Children (and their families) are eligible to participate in the program if they are:

  • Aged 7-13 years
  • Above a healthy weight

The ten-week program is available to families both face-to-face and online. We are currently accepting registrations for Term 4 2021. Click here for more information.

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