School Advisory Council

It is a requirement of all schools operating under the guidance of the Catholic Education Commission that they have a correctly constituted School Board. In addition to this, the ongoing capital development of St Damien’s Catholic Primary School and the associated complexity in the area of finance, makes it imperative that the school has access to expertise from within the broader community generally.

The St Damien’s Catholic Primary School Board has been constituted under the Western Australian Catholic Board Constitution and it is accountable to the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.The Principal of St Damien’s Catholic Primary School is employed by the Bishop of Bunbury and, as such, is accountable to him through the Catholic Education Commission. However, the Principal is also an ex-officio member of the School Board and is answerable to the Board in the areas designated in the Constitution.

The School Board comprises members of our school / parish community who are responsible for the overall financial management, recruitment of staff, policy development and building programmes of the school.

Parents and Friends

The 2022 St Damien’s Catholic Primary School P & F Committee Executive:

President:   Natarlie Woodman
Vice President: Ashlee Olynyk 
Secretary:   Rebecca Hillier

Treasurer:   Loretta Zoppos 
P & F Rep to the School Board: Catherine Kempton Meunier

St Damien’s Parents and Friends’ Committee meetings are held montly in the St Damien’s Catholic Primary School Staffroom. 
We welcome all families and community members who wish to come along!

The three main roles of the St Damien’s Catholic Primary School P & F are
1. Educating Parents
2. Building Community
3. Fundraising

The Parents and Friends’ Committee is a strong and active group within the school community. The Association provides an opportunity for the expression of parental opinion and also creates an opportunity for parents to become involved in the daily activities of the school. The Association is the official parent body of the school.

The principle objectives of the Association are the promotion of the interests of St Damien’s Catholic Primary School and the students attending it. The Principal, along with all members of the teaching staff and all parents of students attending the school, are ex-officio members. Other friends and supporters of the school may be admitted as members. Any parent is welcome to attend meetings of the Association and, apart from attending, is encouraged to use the forum to express opinion, participate in discussion and offer support in a positive manner.


St Damien’s Parish of Dawesville 
Parish Priest: Fr Vincent Comple OSJ

  • Parish Mass times – Week Days
    Wednesday 6pm weekly
    Thursday 6pm weekly
    Friday 12pm weekly
  • Parish Mass Times – Weekend
    Saturday 6pm weekly
    Sunday 8:30am weekly

Fr Vincent (Phone/Fax: 9582 3860) or Parish Office on 9582 1114
9.30am – 12.00pm (Monday to Friday)
Website: St Damiens Parish

Out of School Care

Before School:
7:00am – 8:45 AM (Mon-Fri)

After School:
2:40pm – 6:00pm (Mon-Fri)

Holiday Care:
7:30am – 6:00pm (Mon-Fri)

Fun-A-Rama St Damien’s

FUN-A-RAMA is a privately operated Out of School Hours Care centre located at St Damien’s Catholic Primary School every morning/afternoon and during the holidays.

Click here for Fun-A-Rama St Damiens Webpage