Principal’s Blog 19 October 2023

School Busy Bee

This weekend we are holding the school Busy Bee, happening this Sunday 22 October, beginning at 9:00am. Thank you to the parents who have already registered their assistance on the day, by clicking on the link below (which is now working):

Busy Bee Volunteer Registration Link


We have a list of areas that need to be attended to around the school, so please bring your gloves, shovels, brooms, rakes, blower-vacs or any other equipment you may think could assist on the day.


This Busy Bee is part or the Alcoa grant initiative, where a generous donation has been made to the school to carry out maintenance and improvement duties.


If you are able to assist on this Sunday, even for an hour or so, it would be greatly appreciated in keeping our school looking amazing.

Dads of St Damien's Camp Out

A reminder that the annual ‘Dads of St Damien’s Camp Out’ is on again this year, scheduled for Saturday 28 October. A flyer has been sent out regarding this event. Please register your attendance, as per the flyer’s instruction, if you intend on attending this event.

Yoh Fest Success

Congratulations to Mrs Burns and the school choir for their fantastic achievement in winning the ‘Cover-Song’ category, singing ‘Show the World’. This is a wonderful achievement.

Crazy Sock Day

Last Friday we celebrated Mental Health Week by having a ‘Crazy Sock’ Day as well as a ‘Wellness Walk’ in the afternoon. Well done to all of the students who participated in these events. We also thank Mrs Bright for organising the week of activities for the students.


Well done to Ella-Rae Mackintosh, for winning the ‘Best Joke’ award, which was:

Question: What wobbles and sits in a pram?

Answer: A jelly baby

Sharks Swimming Club

The Sharks Swimming is up and running this term. If you would like your child to be able to improve their swimming stroke and increase their fitness, please see the staff in the front office about attending these morning swimming sessions, at Kirby Swim.

Behaviour Focus

The current behaviour focus is for ‘no playing on the playgrounds after 3:00pm’. What this means for students is that after the 3:00pm school bell, the playgrounds are out-of-bounds. Without staff supervision, the playgrounds can be prone to accidents occurring.

Year 6 Bicycle Education

Bicycle Education has continued this week for our students in Year 6. With their competence and confidence growing, they will be all ready to tackle the out-of-school ride scheduled for Week 4 of this term.

Year 5 Camp

This Monday and Tuesday, our Year 5 students head to Dwellingup for their school camp. They are all getting very excited and ready to enjoy a couple of days of fun and adventure. We hope they have a great time!

Year 6 Excursion

Today, our Year 6 students are participating in the Italian Excursion, down in Fremantle. We hope they have a great experience, with a report on the day appearing in next week’s newsletter.

Beach Sports

The school’s Friday afternoon Beach Sports program starts up this week, on Friday 20 October, with our Year 4, 5 & 6 classes going to the beach. We hope the participating classes have a great time.

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 Jordy Baker and Lucia Carna, from Pre Primary Gold, for their fantastic Writing; Gracie Hopkins, Theo McCullough, Jack Hodsoll, Jaxson Aurisch, Archer Baker, Christina Brun and Sophie Coulthard, from Pre Primary Blue, for their fantastic Writing; Indi Elliott and Alexa Hill, from Year 3 Blue, for their great work in Mathematics; Sterling Holton, from Year 5 Blue, for his fantastic work with his times tables; and Abbie Steeger, Levi Norwell, Thomas McCarron, Harry Moore and Xavier Geary, from Year 5 Gold, for their fantastic work in Writing. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch