Principal’s Blog 16 September 2021

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/Teacher meetings are being hosted today and I thank all parents who have been able to commit to a time to sit and discuss the progress of your child/children throughout the year. For parents who have not been able to attend the Parent/Teacher meetings today, please contact your child’s classroom teacher to organise an alternate time and date to meet to discuss what is being covered in today’s meetings.

Help Needed: Lawn Rolling

Help is needed this Friday 17 September, from 12:00pm, from any parents able to assist Chris Salmeri roll out approximately 500 square metres of roll-on lawn on the Wickepin Parade side of the school. The sight has been prepared and reticulation has been installed, ready for the laying of the new turf. Helpers would need to be wearing some gardening clothes and be able to carry and spread the rolls of turf out in the area.


If you are able to assist could you please contact the office on 9583 2500 to register your assistance. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

St Vincent de Paul Drive

Thank you for your response to donating toiletry items to the Vincent de Paul Society in Mandurah. The tubs in the hall are beginning to fill, but if you would like to continue to support this initiative, please bring in items such as deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toilet rolls, and so on. This initiative will close at the end of the term.

School Banking

School banking is back! After some time of absence due to COVID restrictions, students at St Damien’s are now able to contribute to their banks onsite on a weekly basis. The school banking facility will be open on Wednesday mornings from 8:15am to 8:45am in the Steve Dowie Hall.


For the school banking to remain open, though, parent help is required. If you are able to assist for approximately 45 minutes on the morning of the school banking time, please meet the P&F organisers at the table next Wednesday, from 8:15am to register your assistance.

School Uniform

Next term, students are permitted to return to school wearing their summer school uniform. The students have until the end of week 2 as a transition period before the wearing of the summer uniform is compulsory for all students.


Please contact the school office if you require assistance ordering or purchasing the school’s summer uniform, in preparation for the beginning of term 4.

Friday Morning Assembly

There is a whole school assembly this Friday 17 September, beginning at 8:45am, with the Year 2 class presenting an item. Parents and friends of the school community are welcome to come and join us for the assembly.

Principals Awards

This week some students have been sent to my office to receive a Principal’s Award for completing some exceptional work. I congratulate Bryce McKay, from Year 1 Blue, for his great work in writing, Ruby Clarke and Ruby Gillard, from 1 Gold, for their fantastic work in Italian and Evie Chalwell, from Year 3 Gold, for her great work in Italian.  Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch