St Damien’s Catholic Primary School is a Pre Kindy– Yr 6 double stream Catholic school where the staff, parents, children and members of the wider community, work together to achieve their total development in a harmonious environment. Our School places importance on the development of such qualities and attitudes as honesty, kindness, tolerance, responsibility, fair play, initiative, reverence and respect, as modelled by Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
St Damien’s provides a comprehensive and holistic education in all learning areas. Every child is provided with tailored learning opportunities in order to ensure they are able to achieve their full potential. The school has an exemplary and ever improving academic program, as evidenced by solid results in standardised tests including NAPLAN, which it complements with extensive extension and support programs. St Damien’s also provides a sacramental program and offers rich and varied learning opportunities in areas such as sustainability and environmental studies (including onsite vegetable gardens, chickens and aquaponics), Musical Instrument Tuition, Information Technology, Robotics, Beach Safety/Awareness, Italian Language and Culture Studies and access to an extremely large number of sporting pursuits.
St Damien’s Catholic Primary School was first established in 2005 with an enrolment of 68 students and was named Florida Catholic Primary School. The school is situated in the heart of Dawesville and caters for 481 students from 3 Year Old Kindy to Year 6. It is serviced by excellent public transport and offers an onsite before/after school and vacation care facility. At St Damien’s Catholic Primary School, we have one school rule – RESPECT. This permeates all aspects of our school culture.