Principal’s Blog 1 June 2023

School Closure

A reminder to parents that the school will be closed from this Friday 2 June, with the students returning on Wednesday 7 June. I hope all families get the opportunity to enjoy the extra-long weekend. 

Dockers Cup

On Tuesday our Senior Girls football team, consisting of Year 5 and 6 students, competed in the ‘Docker’s Cup’ football carnival. The girls team consisted of some experienced players and some players new to the game. During the qualifying games, the girls won all 5 games, qualifying for the semi-finals.


They defeated Assumption College in the semi-final, which set up a Grand Final clash with Mandurah Catholic College. Trailing by a point at half time, our girls kicked away in the second half with the wind in their backs. In a tough and physical game the girls defeated MCC by 23 points, making them champion team of the ‘Docker’s Cup’.


This is a fantastic achievement and the participating girls are to be congratulated for the way they competed and conducted themselves throughout the day. A special thank you to Miss Sanders for assisting with the coaching and management of the team and to the parents who were able to come along and support the girls’ team on the day; it was a very exciting day and a fantastic result for all of the girls involved.


Unfortunately, in recent days, there has been some access issues for parents using SEQTA. This is a system issue level that is affecting other schools using the SEQTA platform. We have raised this issue with SEQTA and we hope the issues are rectified soon.


Please contact the office if you have any questions or issues about using SEQTA.

Reconciliation Week

This week we celebrate National Reconciliation Week. This week, we take the time to acknowledge and celebrate the history and culture of Indigenous Australians and work towards Reconciliation through activities and discussions. The theme for Reconciliation Week is, ‘Be a Voice for Generations!’. Reconciliation Takes Action’. It urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Kindy Parent-Teacher Interviews

On Thursday 15 June (week 8), Kindy parents are invited to register for an interview with the relevant classroom teaches. A message has been sent via SEQTA to the Kindy parents, which includes the link to make a booking.


Parents of students in Pre Primary to Year 6 will get the opportunity to meet with your child’s classroom teacher on Thursday 27 July (term 3, week 2), to discuss your child’s current progress and achievement levels. More information regarding these Parent-Teacher interviews will be shared in the coming weeks. 

PSSA Winter Sports

Next Friday 9 June, our Year 5 and 6 students compete against Falcon Primary School in the PSSA Winter Sports Competition. All games will begin at 1:15pm, at the following locations:

·      Football- Falcon PS

·      Netball- Falcon PS

·      Soccer- St Damien’s CPS

·      Volleyball- St Damien’s CPS

·      Hockey- Falcon PS

We wish the competing students the best of luck.

Inter House Cross Country Carnival

A reminder to parents that our Inter House Cross Country carnival is being held on Wednesday 21 June. Parents are reminded to make note of this date if you are wanting to come along and spectate the carnival.


The enrolment period has begun for students beginning in 4-Year-Old Kindergarten for 2024. If you have a child who is eligible to begin 4-Year-Old Kindergarten next year, please ensure you complete and submit an enrolment form to the school office as soon as possible.


If you have any questions regarding the enrolment process of the school, please contact the office on 9583 2500.

School Calendar

Parents are encouraged to visit the school’s term planner on a regular basis to ensure you are informed about upcoming events during the year. The term planner can be accessed by clicking on the following link: School Events Calendar

Principal Awards

Over the past week some students have been sent to my office to receive a Principal’s Award for completing some exceptional work. I congratulate Henry Baker, from Kindy Blue, for his fantastic work in Writing; Djinda Yarran, from Year 1 Gold, for her fantastic work in Religious Education; Davie Howes and Jasper King, From Year 1 Gold, for their great work in Mathematics; Lily Gunton, Odin Caine, Lily Clayton, Mila Aurisch, Sage Wiggers, Oliver Yeoman, Juno Jacques, Joshua Olynyk, Imogen Steel and Lucas Bramley Meihana from Year 2 Blue, for their great work in Literacy; Lacey Cambetis Beard, in Year 3 Blue, for her great work in Literacy and Louie Heap, from Year 6 Blue, for his fantastic efforts in the classroom. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch