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
St Damien’s Parents and Friends’ Committee meetings are held in the St Damien’s Catholic Primary School Staffroom at 7pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
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
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
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.