Principal’s Message – 17th June 2021

Principal’s Message:

Sacrament of Reconciliation

After weeks of preparation, our Year 3 candidates will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation next Tuesday 22 June, beginning at 6:00pm. We thank the parents and candidates for their commitment and efforts during the Reconciliation program and we thank the school staff and Fr Vincent for assisting with the preparation of the students and the celebration.

As part of the preparation in receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, our Year 3 students engaged in a Reconciliation retreat day today, facilitated by Carl and Bridgette, from ‘Faith Retreats’. We hope they enjoyed the retreat and the opportunity to prepare for the celebratory Sacrament, next week.


Thank you to all of the families who have registered onto ‘SEQTA Engage’.  A reminder message has been sent to those families who have not done so yet; if you need assistance in getting registered and connected with ‘SEQTA Engage’, please contact the school office.

Cross Country

Unfortunately, the school Cross Country Carnival had to be cancelled on Tuesday, due to inclement weather. We have re-scheduled the School Cross Country carnival to be held next Tuesday 22 June, beginning at 1:00pm. Information regarding this will be sent out to families to inform you of the running times for each year level.

We wish all of the students the very best and hope they enjoy the run.

PSSA Sport

This week the senior students participate in the third round of PSSA Sports, competing against Ocean Road Primary School. All sports will be played at either St Damien’s CPS, Ocean Road Primary School or Peelwood Parade Oval, beginning by 1:15pm. The venues for the sports are as follows:

  • Football – Ocean Road Primary School
  • Netball A & B Teams – St Damien’s CPS
  • Netball C Team – Ocean Road Primary School
  • Hockey– St Damien’s CPS 
  • Soccer – Peelwood Parade Oval
  • Volleyball– St Damien’s CPS 

Once again, we wish the competing students the very best and hope they enjoy the experience.

Year 4 Excursion

This Friday our Year 4 students venture of to the Fremantle Prison and WA Shipwreck Gallery, as part of their current unit of work in HASS. The students have been learning about these topics over the past few weeks and we hope they find the excursion both fun and educative.

Year 6 Excursion

Next Wednesday 23 June, our Year 6 students will be going on an excursion to the WA Maritime Museum, where they will explore our rich maritime heritage, ocean-centric culture and how our coastline has shaped what it means to be Western Australian. We hope they enjoy the experience.

Kindergarten Information Session

Yesterday, we hosted the 2022 Kindergarten Information Session. It was great to see both existing and prospectus families attend the session and enjoy the tour of our wonderful school. Thank you to both Mrs Newbold, Mrs Hart and Michelle Stevenson for organising and presenting during the meeting.

For those families who missed the information session and would like to know more, please contact the school office for further information regarding the Kindergarten enrolment period for next year.

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 , Lorenzo Dos Santos, Charlie Ellis, Flynn  Hearne, Isla Whitford and Violet Mondello, from 4B, for their great work on researching explorers, Myra Turnbull, Austin Carey, Jackson Yarran, Baye West and Jaxon Ringrose-Power, from 2G, for their great work in Italian and Mattea Ward, Chloe Butler, Tahlia Hart, Hamish O’Donnell, Lucy Muletta, Eva Turnbull and Hayley Jensen, from 4G, for their great work in Writing. Well done and keep up the great work!

Staff Member of the Week

Don’t forget to look on the newsletter for our newly added article, which features our ‘Staff Member of the Week’.

God Bless,

Daniel Gooch