Damien House News

As Term 3 concludes, it is timely that we reflect on some of the things Damien has achieved this term. In order to develop spirit as a House, we have embarked on our daily step challenge. The girls who participated should be so incredibly proud of their efforts. Well done to Damien House for increasing their activity and wellbeing this term.

In our last House Assembly, we were privileged to hear from the Damien Prefect candidates for 2020. Each student spoke so well with true authenticity to their character and their involvement in the House. Collectively, the understanding of the Damien spirit and community was most commonly expressed highlighting the true value of Damien Home Room teachers.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Home Room teachers of Damien House for their consistent guidance throughout the year to support and enhance the development and growth of each individual in their Home Room. It was evident that just at St Damien did, our teachers are leading the way and encouraging all students to walk in their footsteps. Upon reflection, St Damien (cited in Catholic Faith Patron Saints, n.d.) said, “turn all your thoughts and aspirations to heaven. Work hard to secure for yourself a place there forever.” Our Home Room teachers are a testament to showing our students the value of following in the guidance of our House and College values to continue to be centred in the traditions of the College.

I look forward to sharing more Damien news in Term 4 and hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday.

Nidean Dickson

Pastoral Leader Damien House