Principal’s Blog 13 June 2024

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

This Sunday 16 June, some of our Year 4 students will be celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We wish these candidates the very best as they take this very special and important step in their journey of faith, and thank their parents and school staff for the support and guidance they have provided throughout this preparation period.


On Tuesday, all Year 4 students and other Holy Communion candidates participated in a retreat day, facilitated by ‘Twenty Four-Seven Ministry’. The students had a good day engaging them in activities that developed their understanding about the upcoming Sacramental celebration.

Italian Assembly

Yesterday, the school hosted the ‘Italian Assembly’. This has traditionally been a very big event for the school and this year’s assembly was no different. All the students across the school were amazing in the way they presented and participated in their class assembly items and were very entertaining for all of the parents, friends and special guests who were able to view the assembly.


A lot of time and effort went into preparing for the ‘Italian Assembly’ and thanks goes to all of the staff and students for the way they practiced and rehearsed for the event. We also thank all of the families for assisting in ensuring the students were dressed correctly and prepared for the assembly. A special mention to Signora Bava, for her passionate and dedicated efforts in planning, practicing and preparing all of the students for the assembly and for ensuring every student in the school played some part.


To support the day, the students were able to participate in some of the life and culture of Italy, by playing bocci and soccer and also being able to view Ducati motor bikes and Lamborghini and Alpha Romeo cars. The students and staff were also treated to some traditional Italian food and we thank the canteen staff for all of their hard work in preparing this. This was an amazing day for everyone involved!

P&F Meeting

Our next P&F meeting is being held next Monday 17 June, beginning at 6:00pm, in the staffroom. All parents are welcome to come along and join in the meeting.

PSSA Inter School Sport

This Friday 14 June, our Year 5 and 6 students compete against Ocean Road Primary School in the PSSA Winter Sports Competition. All games will begin at 1:30pm, with the sports being played at the following venues:

·      Football:        St Damien’s CPS

·      Volleyball:      St Damien’s CPS

·      Netaball:        Ocean Road PS

·      Soccer:          Ocean Road PS

·      Hockey:          Ocean Road PS

We wish the competing students the best of luck.

PSSA Winter Sport Lightning Carnival

Next Friday 21 June, a number of our Year 6 and Year 5 students will be competing in the PSSA Winter Sports Lightning Carnival. All of these sports are being played across the Mandurah region throughout the day and we wish all participating students the very best of luck and hope they enjoy the experience. More information regarding the location of each sports being played will be shared with parents next week.

School Disco

Much anticipation is accumulating for the upcoming School Disco, hosted by the P&F, on next Friday 21 June. Information has been sent to families via SEQTA regarding details of each of the disco sessions for students across the school. Please take the time to read this about the upcoming disco event and purchase tickets from the front office, if needed.

Whole School Assembly

This Friday 14 June, we are hosting a whole school House assembly, where Rising Star and Wicked Work Awards will be presented, assembly will take place in the Steve Dowie Hall, beginning at 8:45am. Parents and friends are permitted to attend and enjoy the assembly.

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 Ava Katsaros, Davie Howes, Isaac Norwell, Otis Slaughter, Vera Marino and Aisha Pracilio, from Year 2 Gold, for their great work in Writing. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch