Principal’s Blog 2 September 2021

Principal's Message

Father's Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day and we wish all of the dads and grandads in the school a very Happy Father’s Day. We hope you have a great day and are able to spend some special time with your loved ones and get to show how much we really appreciate the significant roles the dads play in the lives of the students at St Damien’s School. Have a great day!


During the week we have been very fortunate to have the P&F set up the ‘Father’s Day Stall’, where all students throughout the school have been able to purchase a special gift for this Sunday. We sincerely thank the P&F for organising this and we look forward to announcing which families have been lucky enough to win the Father’s Day raffle prizes, which will be drawn on Friday.

School Athletics Carnival

Last Friday all students in the school from Pre Primary to Year 6 had a fantastic day competing in the School Athletics Carnival. Despite the weather-interrupted lunchtime, all students were able to enjoy participating in both the track and team games events. All students are to be congratulated for their efforts and for trying their very best for their House Faction.


Congratulations goes to Melros, for winning both the ‘Field Events’ competition and the ‘Overall’ points score for the carnival.


The carnival was very well planned and coordinated by Miss Sanders and we thank her for her fantastic effort in making the Athletics carnival the success it was. Also, a thank you goes to all the staff, parent volunteers and the school canteen staff and P&F for all that they contributed on the day.

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/Teacher meetings have been scheduled for Thursday 16 September, 2021. The meetings are an opportunity for parents to meet with staff and discuss how the students are progressing through the year and performing in the classroom.


Parents have been sent a message today asking you to book online for the upcoming meetings. If you have not received a message or require assistance in booking into the Parent/Teacher meetings, please contact the school office.

First Holy Communion

Last Sunday, students from the Year 4 class celebrated the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. The Mass was a beautiful celebration, which marked a significant milestone in the faith journeys of our Year 4 candidates. We congratulate these First Holy Communion students and we sincerely thank the parents of the candidates for their support of the students and the Sacramental program.  We also thank Fr Vincent for celebrating the Mass, Mrs Leighton and the classroom teachers for organising and planning the celebratory Mass and to Mrs Burns, the school choir and all staff in the school who attended and supported the First Holy Communion Mass.

Student Wellbeing Incursion

Next Tuesday 7 September, all students in Years 3 to 6 will be engaging in an incursion, called, ‘The Wellbeing Show’. The incursion links closely to the ‘RUOK’ day next Thursday and focusses on students being able to think positively and creating their own happiness. ‘The Happiness Show’ will begin at 9:00am and will take place in the Hall.

Capital Works Update

Over the past fortnight, work has continued to take place on the Wickepin Parade (southern) side of the school. We have recently laid the limestone walkway and completed the retaining walls for the trees in the area. Reticulation is currently being sorted, along with the levelling of the area in readiness for new roll-on grass to be laid. Next week, EastCourt Developers will be completing the footpath outside the school and will begin working on the area behind the church grounds.

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 Peyton Shute, Savannah Mulvay, Amelie Wroth, Mason Romano, Isla Waddell, Phoebe Gilbert and Charlie Spicer, from Year 2 Blue, for their great work in Italian and Freddie Sudholz, from 5 Blue, for his fantastic work in his Writing.  Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch