Principal’s Message Week 9

Dear Parents and Carers

 Congratulations Kapinara String Orchestra!

On Sunday, our String Orchestra under Musical Director Therese Arnold, participated in the annual WA Schools’ Junior Orchestra Festival at Churchlands SHS. The orchestra played beautifully and in addition to delighting all of those listening, received a level of ‘outstanding’ in their division from the adjudicators. Something introduced in the last year or two has been an opportunity for the performing ensemble to be taken through a mini-workshop immediately following their performance. This year, the orchestra had a very affirming and informative workshop with Professor Alan Lourens, Head of the Conservatorium of Music at UWA, who was one of the orchestra’s two adjudicators. Congratulations to all members of the orchestra; thank you for the effort you have invested in both your own practice and before-school orchestra rehearsals. I would also like to acknowledge the high quality teaching provided by IMSS music teachers Therese Arnold (violin and viola); Alexandra Bak (cello) and Anna Person (double bass). Thank you also to parents for their support and encouragement of those students who are privileged to be part of the instrumental music program. It’s a team effort!

Instrumental Tuition in 2020

Last week families of children who are currently in Years 2, 3 and 4 received information regarding planning and preparation for the 2020 instrumental music program. Students will be undertaking the initial stage of the selection process when they complete a musical aptitude assessment with Miss Li, sometime this week or next. This takes place within their regular class music session and includes all children in Years 2-4. An ‘Expression of Interest’ was also emailed, and a number of these have been returned to school already. The forms should be placed in the Music drawer in the front office.

Faction Carnival

Thank you for your understanding and support regarding the change of date for the Faction
Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to all students for competing with energy, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. Special congratulations to those who were recognised as Champion Boy and Girl and Runner-Up Champion Boy and Girl, for their individual year levels. We will take a team of 64 students to the Interschool Athletics Carnival, and on behalf of the school community, I wish them well. We look forward to you competing with the same energy and tenacity that we saw at the Faction Carnival. Thank you for representing Kapinara PS.

Our thanks are also extended to Liz Burrows and Dean Hodgson for the quality programs they have run throughout the year, particularly the athletics programs, and for a really successful Faction Carnival. Finally, a huge thanks to parents who have supported athletics training, particularly Cameron S (father of Nate, Joshua, Emerson and Verity), and the many parents who helped on carnival day.

Quiz Night

It was a late night, but a fun night! Thank you so much to the P & C team who coordinated
donations, prizes, venues, ticket sales, silent auctions … the list goes on. Special thanks to Andrew R (father of Aysha, Cadel and Rylan) for pulling together rounds of challenging quiz questions and entertaining activities. Interestingly, one of the highest scoring rounds was the ‘Food Round’ – that’s right – not History, Geography or Sport but ‘Food’. Thanks for supporting this special
community event and fundraiser.

The Gruffalo and Bohemian Rhapsody

What do Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody have in common? They were both performed to the delight of a packed audience at our most recent assembly. The Gruffalo was a celebration of Julia Donaldson’s clever tale, brought to life through an amazing re-enactment by Mrs Tombide’s Year 1 class. The children spoke so clearly and expressively, and appeared to
thoroughly enjoy portraying Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo – all in some very cleverly
created costumes. It was a joy to watch and listen to.

The Choir performed a classic of a different sort – their version of Bohemian Rhapsody. It was spectacular, and such a credit to the choir students and Miss Li. Congratulations to all of you on such a powerful performance.

Shakespeare Rocks

Speaking of powerful performances, you can’t afford to miss this musical production by the Year 6s under the leadership of Sarina Li. While we will be taking the children from Pre-Primary to Year 5 (sorry Kindies) to the dress rehearsal during the day, I strongly encourage families to join us for the REAL THING and attend as a family in the evening! It would be such a shame for parents of students other than those in Year 6, to miss this opportunity. It runs for approx. 60 mins and starts at 7:00pm. You can even grab a drink at the venue before the show. Let’s fill the auditorium at Churchlands – enjoy the super catchy musical numbers, laugh at the nods to Shakespeare’s plays and try to determine who the actors are beneath those costumes!

I look forward to seeing many of our families there!

Best wishes

Elizabeth Blackwell