Galilee Bulletin

10 October 2019
Issue Seventeen
Dates & Information
Community Links
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205

Dates & Information

Break Times

First Break - 11.00-11.40am

Second Break 1.50-2.30pm

It is preferred students leaving early are collected at the beginning or end of these breaks to minimise disruptions to classes.

Term Dates

Term 4  Monday October 7 - Tuesday December 17, 1.30pm

Term 4


Mon 14 - Parent morning tea

                - Prep 2020 Transition 

Mon 14 & Tues 15 - Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Tues 15 - SEB meeting

Wed 16 - World Teachers Day

Thurs 17 & Friday 18 - Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Mon 21 -  Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Wed 23 - No assembly

                - Year 3 Camp Parent Information Session

                - Confirmation Faith Night - students and parents 6pm

Thurs 24 - Art Show 5pm

Mon 28 - All students to be in Summer Uniform

Mon 28-Fri 1st Nov - P-2 Swimming lessons

Mon 28 - Community Conversation 9am

Wed 30 - Assembly 2C presenting



Tues 5 - Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wed 6 - Assembly Year 4 presenting

Thurs 7 & Fri 8 - 3M Zoo Snooze

Thurs 7 - Year 1 extended day 3.30-5.30

Mon 11 - Prep 2020 transition 

Wed 13 - Assembly Prep S

                - Music Soirees 5-8pm

Thurs 14 & 15 - 3L Zoo Snooze

Sat 16 & Sun 17 - Father/Child Camp 

Wed 20 - Prep 2020 Information Night 7pm

                - Assembly Year 3 presenting

Fri 22 - Swimming Sports

             - Sacrament of Confirmation OLMC 7pm

Sun 24 - Sacrament of Confirmation Sts Peter & Paul 10am

Mon 25 - Parent helper thank you morning tea

Tues 26 - SEB Meeting

Wed 27 - Assembly Year 5 presenting

Thurs 28 - Galilee Day

                   - Parent/ staff function 7pm

                   - Bandanna Day



Tues 3 - Year 6 Fun Day

Wed 4 - Assembly Year 1 presenting

              - Carols picnic 5-7pm

Mon 9 - Yr. 6 Graduation Mass (Yr. 5 Students to attend) 

Wed 11 - Assembly Year 6 presenting

Fri 13 - End of Year Mass 9am

Mon 16 - Transition Day P-5 at 2.30pm

                - Last day for Year 6

                - Year 6 Graduation Dinner 6pm

Tues 17 - Students finish 1.30pm

School Closure Days

November 4

November 29

Community Dates


Mon 14 - Community Catchup 8.45am - 9.30am

Mon 14 - Prep Transition 2020

Mon 28 - Community Conversations 9am - 10am


Mon 11 - Prep Transition 2020

Wed 13 - Music Soiree 4.30pm - 8.00pm

Thur 28 - Galilee 25th Anniversary Event 


Wed 4 - Carols Picnic 5-7pm

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

October 16 - World Teachers Day 

October 30 - 2C

November 6 - Year 4

November 13 - Prep S

November 20 - Year 3

November 27 - Year 5

December 4 - Year 1

December 11 - Year 6

2019 Camp Calendar


Lunch Orders

Available to order Mondays and Fridays only


Medical Consent Form

Please use this form if your child needs to take any temporary medication at school (antibiotics/eye drops/ventolin/creams or lotions etc.).


School Uniform

Please read the policy below if you are unsure of the correct wearing of the Uniform. Students who are in incorrect shoes, with a note, must be for a maximum of one week. Correct shoes are to be worn till the end of the school year (it is not acceptable to be in incorrect shoes to save purchasing of new shoes towards the end of the school year).

Boys should be currently wearing the striped navy blue sock (they are for Winter).

Galilee Uniform Policy:


PSW Uniform: 1/128 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne 9768 0385

Second Hand Uniform @ Galilee

Open: Friday morning 8.35-8.50am

Located in Prep Building

Donations of clean/well cared for uniform happily accepted.

Galilee Out of School Hours (GOSH)

To register and book for your child to attend before or after school care, please do so via this link:


Welcome Back

Welcome back to Term Four!  This term we're excited for the following events:

  • Year 1 Extended Day & Year 3 Camps
  • Thank you morning tea for parent helpers
  • P-6 Swimming Lessons & Swimming Carnival
  • Galilee Day 25 year anniversary celebrations
  • Sacrament of Confirmation
  • Art Show
  • DOGS Camp
  • Carols
  • Year 6 end of year events

Please check the parent calendar regularly for any updates.  Wishing everyone a great end to the year.


Swimming Lessons

Years 3-6 will have lessons on the following dates:

- Monday 14th October

- Tuesday 15th October

- Thursday 17th October

- Friday 18th October

- Monday 21st October

Years Prep-2 will have lessons on the following dates:

- Monday 28th October

- Tuesday 29th October

- Wednesday 30th October

- Thursday 31st October

- Friday 1st November


All students are required to wear their bathers to school and pack a towel, goggles and their Galilee swim cap (Prep and new students will be given one on the first day of lessons). If your child has lost their's, a new one can be purchased from the school office for $3.

PE change

Due to Swimming lessons, changes have been made to the PE Specialist Timetable.  Please note that your child/ren needs to wear their Sport Uniform on the following days next week:

Tues - Prep S, 1C, 2B, 3M, 4C, 6B

Wed - 2C, 3L, 5B

Thurs - Prep E, Prep B, 1F, 4G, 5R, 6F


Congratulations to Lauren Bland (Year 5 teacher) who became engaged to Jordan during the holidays. Good luck to you both for the future.


Parent Catch-Up Morning Tea

There is a Parent Catch-Up Morning Tea scheduled for Monday 14 October from 8.45am-9.15am in the Staffroom.


School Closure Days

Please make sure the following dates are in your calendars:

November 4- Report writing

November 29- Planning for 2020

Outstanding Accounts

There are still a number of families who have outstanding fees to be paid. Accounts and reminders were sent home last term.

All fees were to be paid by September 5th unless you have a payment arrangement with Mr Millar. 

Please call the office if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss a payment plan.

Label Uniforms

Please clearly label your child's uniform, especially hats. On day 2 of this term we have already had some hats missing!

Hats are to be worn every day in Terms 4 & 1 and are compulsory by next Monday 14th October. 

Summer Uniform is to be worn by all students by Monday 28th October.


A reminder to please obey road rules and parking restrictions around the school, particularly Park and Bank Streets, to ensure the safety of our students, parents and other public. 

Parking in our driveway or double parking is a risk to all.  


Art Show Card Orders

Galilee's annual Art show will be held on Thursday 24th October.

You will have the opportunity to buy a pack of 6 cards with your child's art work printed on the front of the cards. The art work selected for the cards will be available to view at the office as of Monday 14th October and also on the night of the Art Show. There is only one piece of work per student selected for cards but more to view at the Art Show. A pack of 6 cards will cost $10 this year.


Galilee Parents Association (GPA) News

Art Show - a favourite on the school calendar - 24 October from 5-7pm

Mal Orr is making final preparations for the Art Show of all our students work and the Prep parents are busy helping organise refreshments for the evening and food trucks - a great excuse for an easy dinner!  A Caremonkey will be sent next week, please let us know if you are coming to the Art Show!


Galilee Parents Association AGM - Tuesday 19 November 2019 - 7:30pm
Put the date in your diaries for the AGM where we will recap the successes and learnings from 2019 and make plans for moving forward in 2020.

At the AGM this year the elected positions of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer will all be up for nomination and election.  These positions are renewed every 2-3 years to ensure we have a dynamic and inclusive committee.

Annalise, Jess, Emma and Maureen have thoroughly enjoyed these positions for the last 2-3 years but will not be renominating for them.  They will ensure people taking on these roles are well supported as they transition into these roles in 2020 and will remain on as general members into the future.

These main roles are a 2-3 year position. If anyone is interested in these positions or know of someone who might be please let us or Simon Millar know. 

Please read the role descriptions attached. Any questions please email the address below or see a committee member.


Stay in Touch 

Follow the Committee Events on Facebook at

Email ideas and questions to the committee at


In a few days Mrs Petrarca is participating in a half marathon for the Lungitude Foundation. The Lungitude Foundation is a registered Australian charity focused on facilitating world-class clinical and research endeavours, medical procedures, therapies and support for pre and post lung transplant patients and their carers.

If you would like to make a donation, click on the link below. 


Good luck Mrs Petrarca!

GOSH - TheirCare

Over the last 2 weeks we had our Holiday Program following the Back in Time Theme. Our children participated in lots of activities which where science experiments, icing cookies, making Succulents, going  to the Melbourne Museum where Jack liked looking through binoculars and seeing dinosaurs in it, Sofia liked the giant squid, Jessica enjoyed seeing a  colourful invention, while Ishaan really found the old black and white videos fascinating.


Other fun activities the children really loved taking part in was using their imagination when making clay sculptures, going on an excursion to Kryal Castle where Oliver, Max, Sofia, Dante, Elana, Elijah, Xavier,Jessica, Jack and Adele had so much fun watching the Mounted Skill at Arms Tournament with knights and warhorses. 

We went through a maze and then all the children got to go on a giant inflatable slide.


The most successful activity was the Billy Cart Incursion where Evelyn, Evie, Oliver, Aston, Adele, Xavier, Elijah, Zoe, Sarah, Ethen, Aiden, Sofia, Isabella, Jessica, Lehara, and Milla got to experience making things out of wood, nuts and washers. Children got to participate in a timed activity in 2 groups to see which group can work together the quickest to build a billy cart. Last of all the children got to ride in 2 different types of billy carts around some cones.


Andrew Chinn whole school Concert

Tomorrow at 2:20pm there will be a whole school concert by Andrew Chinn, a Catholic singer/songwriter in the Galilee school hall. All parents are welcome to attend. We'd love to see you there!


Community Links



Galilee Bulletin
Card Order Form 2019.pdf
Committe member role descriptions 2019.pdf
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
Medical Consent Form.pdf