Principal’s Blog 9 December 2021

Last Day Assembly

School concludes for students at 3:00pm on this Friday 10 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.

Water-Slide Day

On Monday all students from Pre Primary to Year 6 enjoyed the great privilege of having a play on the giant water slides, as part of the Faction House competition throughout the year. The winning faction, Wannanup, received additional time on the slide as a reward for their fine effort in winning the Faction House competition for 2021. It was a lot of fun and a great way to draw a close to the competition for the year.


End of Year School Report

School reports will made available to parents from Monday, 13 December 2021, 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 13 December to Thursday 16 December, to make an appointment.

2022 Class Lists

2022 class lists will be posted on classroom doors for parents and students to view from 10:00am, next Monday 13 December,2021. Entry gates into the school will remain open from Monday 13 December to Thursday 16 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 5. We were blessed with perfect 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 Ceremonies

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.

Kindy Graduation

On Tuesday 7 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 2021, 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 and families returning to St Damien’s CPS next year, for what will be another exciting, fun and successful 2022.

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch