Principal’s Blog 24 April 2024

ANZAC Day

Tomorrow is ANZAC day. It is a day when we honour all of the men and women who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world, including the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I, as part of the ANZAC Day celebrations.

 

Today the school held an ANZAC Day service in the hall, with all grades present. During the service, students were reminded of the importance of ANZAC Day and devoted some prayers to those fellow Australians who have died on the battlefields. Tomorrow we will be having our Head Girl and Head Boy laying a wreath at the Dawesville dawn service.

 

A reminder that ANZAC Day is a public holiday, so the school will not be open.

Grandparents Day

Next Friday 26 April, we are inviting all Grandparents into the school to celebrate, ‘Grandparents Day’. The format for the day is as follows:

 

·      8:45am – 9:15am: Classroom Visits

·      9:30am: Grandparents Day Liturgy

·      10:30am: Grandparents Morning Tea (in the school courtyard)

We look forward to this wonderful event.

Parent Teacher Interviews

A reminder to parents if you have not already done so, is to register online for the upcoming Parent Teacher interviews for students in Pre Primary to Year 6, being held on Thursday 2 May. Kindy Parent Teacher interviews are being held in Week 8 of term 2. To register, please click on the following link:

 

Parent Teacher Interviews Booking Link 

 

On this day, classes will cease after recess, and parents will get the opportunity to collect their child/children from school from 11:45am. Students are to be collected from their respective classrooms and those students who are not able to be collected early, will be supervised at school until the normal finish time of 3:00pm, where they will be dismissed, as usual.

PSSA Sports

Our PSSA Winter Sports competition starts this Friday 26 April, with students in Year 5 and 6 competing against Halls Head Primary School in the sports of football, netball, soccer, hockey and volleyball. All games will begin at 1:15pm, at the following locations:

 

·      St Damien’s CPS:        Football, Netball A & B, Volleyball A & B

·      South Halls Head PS: Netball C, Soccer, Hockey

Enrolments

The enrolment period has begun for students beginning in 4-Year-Old Kindergarten for 2025. If you have a child who is eligible to begin 4-Year-Old Kindergarten next year, please ensure you complete and submit an enrolment form to the school office as soon as possible.

 

Siblings of currently enrolled students need to compete and submit an enrolment form.

 

If you have any questions regarding the enrolment process of the school, please contact the office on 9583 2500.

Winter Uniform

Next week all students in Years 3 to 6 will be expected to be wearing their correct winter school uniform; this includes long pants for boys. Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding the purchasing of the School Winter Uniform.

Runners Club

Runners Club is up and going this term, being held from 8:00am every Wednesday morning for any students who would like to join in. Thanks to Mr Meunier for his efforts in running this for the students. Last week the students combined their total distances run in the morning, which saw them collectively run from Mandurah to Rockingham.

Holy Communion Parent Meeting

Next Tuesday 30 April, at 5:00pm the First Holy Communion meeting is being held in the church for our Year 4 candidates. We wish these students and their families the very best as they prepare to receive this very important Sacrament.

P&F Meeting

Parents are welcome to our next P&F meeting, which is taking place on Monday 6 May, beginning at 3:15pm in the staffroom.

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 Jaxson Aurisch, from Year 1 Blue, for his great work in Writing; Kristy Tibin, from Year 1 Blue, for her wonderful Reading; Frankie Wilson Kennedy, Macy Foster, Hope Winder and Haze Reilly from Year 3 Gold, for their great work in Italian; and Koa Brown, from Year 6 Gold, for his excellent work in Writing. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,

 

Daniel Gooch

Principal