Principal’s Blog 2 March 2023


On this the second week of Lent, we are given the hopeful image of Jesus being transfigured before the eyes of Peter, James and John. This event encourages us all to pause and reflect on our own lives and faults and to look at the path we are on, and how does the lives we live lead us on a path to the Lord’s eternal glory.


During the period of Lent, we are asked to support ‘Project Compassion’, with donation boxes being held in every class. All donations, big and small, will be greatly appreciated by Caritas Australia. Some classes have started filling their ‘Project Compassion’ boxes with coins, which is greatly appreciated.

Pupil-Free Day

A reminder to parents that tomorrow, Friday 3 March is a student free day. Staff will be using this day to focus on their own health and wellbeing. Monday 6 March is also a public holiday. I hope all students enjoy their 4-day weekend.

Parent Survey

During the week a letter was sent to families inviting you to complete a survey regarding the type of feedback you would like to receive about your child’s/children’s learning at school. Thank you to those parents who have completed the survey, as your thoughts and feedback will assist the school in making decisions to improve in this area. I will be leaving the survey open for another week or so and invite all parents to complete the survey, if possible.

Runners Club

Runners Club is back up and running again, for all students who would like to improve their running and increase their fitness. Runners Club takes place at school on Wednesday mornings, beginning at 7:30am. Please contact Miss Sanders if you require more information regarding this.

Footy Clinic

This week we had members from the WA Football Commission come into the school and run football clinics for our students. We hope the students enjoyed the experience and hopefully learnt some new skills.

P&F Footy Tipping Competition

The P&F have opened up a St Damien’s Footy Tipping competition for all families to join if interested. The season starts very soon, so if you are interested in joining, please click on the following link for more information:


St Damien’s 2023 Footy Tipping

Thank You

A big thank you to the parents who are assisting with the covering of new Reading books that have been purchased for the school. The books have been purchased to support the Reading program and students in the Early Years, and the covering and accessioning of these is a very big task. Your parent help is greatly appreciated.

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 Award

Over the past week a student has been sent to my office to receive a Principal’s Award for completing some exceptional work. I congratulate Amelia Irvine, from Year 6 Blue, for her great work in Spelling. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch