Principal’s Blog 8 December 2022

Colour Run

On Tuesday the P&F hosted the St Damien’s Colour Run. Students got the opportunity to navigate their way through the Colour Run course, eventuating in them all being showered in multiple colours of paint. The fun and excitement of the students was a fantastic spectacle for all onlooking parents and staff, who carefully remained a safe distance from the course.


This was the first Colour Run hosted for some time and the P&F are to be sincerely thanked for organising and running this event. A special thank you goes to Mandurah Mazda, for their support and generosity in providing all the equipment and supplies to run the event.

Friday Morning Assembly

Our final House assembly will take place this Friday 9 December, beginning at 8:45am, where all remaining ‘Wicked Work’, ‘Rising Star’ and other certificates will be awarded. This assembly will take place with all students in the hall.

Last Day Afternoon Assembly

School concludes for students at 3:00pm on this Friday 9 December. Following tradition, there will be a final assembly, where we farewell the graduating Year 6 students. This assembly will begin at 2:00pm in the hall and all parents and friends of the school are welcome to attend. 

Transition Session

This Friday 9 December, all students from Years 1 to 5 will be engaging in a transitions session, where they will move up to their 2023 Year level classrooms in order to familiarise them all with the new settings for school next year. The session will take place from 9:45am until 10:45am, with some fun activities planned for the students.

Water Slide Day

On Monday all students in the winning Melros team enjoyed the great privilege of having a play on the giant water slides, as part of the Faction House competition throughout the year. It was a lot of fun and a great way to draw a close to the competition for the year. The school choir also had time on the slide to acknowledge all the extra work and effort they have committed over the year, which we are grateful for. Thanks goes to Mr Hazebroek and Mr Salmeri for creating the fantastic slide to play on.

School Reports

School reports will made available to parents from Friday, 9 December 2022, at 4:00pm via SEQTA. Parents wishing to discuss the outcome of the student’s report are asked to contact their child’s classroom teacher, who will be on the school site from Monday 12 December to Thursday 15 December, to make an appointment.

2023 Class List

2023 class lists will be posted on classroom doors for parents and students to view from 10:00am, next Monday 12 December, 2022. Entry gates into the school will remain open from Monday 12 December to Thursday 15 December, up to 3:00pm, for parents to access.


I thank the staff for their extreme due diligence and efforts spent in finalising the class lists; a complex process that has taken over a month to complete in an attempt to provide the most suitable learning environment for each student in the school.

Inter House Beach Carnival

Last Friday we held the Inter House Beach Carnival for all students in Pre Primary to Year 6. We were blessed with nice weather throughout the day and it was great to see all participating students join in the activities and have a great time. A special thank you to the staff and parent volunteers who assisted with the carnival, making it a successful experience for our students.

Year 6 Graduation Celebrations

This week has been a big week for our Year 6 students. They are all to be congratulated for reaching the significant milestone of graduating from St Damien’s Catholic Primary School, which was celebrated on Wednesday through our Graduation Mass, Morning Tea and Graduation Luncheon. Thank you to all of the parents and family members who could attend the Graduation Mass, being able to share in this very special and significant time with the Year 6 students.

Kindy Graduation

On Tuesday 6 December, we celebrated the Kindy Graduation ceremony and what a wonderful and emotional ceremony it was. The Kindy students were amazing in the way they sang, danced and spoke to the audience and they were very well supported by their Year 3 buddies. Thank you to all of the staff who assisted in the preparation and running of the Kindy Graduation ceremony; it surely was a fantastic way to acknowledge all of the wonderful achievements the students have made. Thank you, also to all of the parents , family members and friends who attended the ceremony, in support of the Kindy students.

Final Newsletter

As this is the final newsletter for the year, on behalf of all the staff I would like to thank all families for the great support you have given to the staff, children and myself throughout the year and wish everyone a very happy, blessed and Holy Christmas.


I would also like to wish those families who are leaving the school in 2022, every success for the future. I hope you hold and treasure your time spent at St Damien’s School.


We look forward to seeing those students returning to St Damien’s CPS next year, for what will be another exciting, fun and successful 2023.

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch