Galilee Bulletin

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


Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth states that marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. 

This year, students will line up on the basketball court ready for a minute silence at 11am to remember those who have fought and died in the line of duty.

Prep 2020 Transition

Our Prep 2020 students will visit for their 3rd transition day on Monday 11th November with a focus on Mathematics.

Other dates are the Parent Information Night on November 20th and Orientation Day on 16th December at 2.30pm.

2020 Classes

If parents have concerns, for social reasons, over classroom placements of their child with another peer, they are asked to send the request to Mr Millar in a hand-written letter or email to the Office, by no later than Thursday November 14th (including the reason). These requests will be kept confidential but there is no guarantee that all can be accommodated. Classroom placements are based upon student friendships and the needs of each individual. Teachers are yet to be given placements for 2020 and requests for teachers by parents will not be considered.

Community Conversation

Join us on Wednesday 13th 8.45-10am for our Community Conversation. Simon Fitzpatrick from CEM will discuss results from the CEMSIS Survey with those in attendance. Students from Years 4-6, all staff and parents were invited to participate in the survey. Feedback on the survey will help the staff to complete the Annual Action Plan for 2020.

Year 3 Zoo Snooze

3M students have begun their camp this afternoon and will return from Melbourne Zoo by 3.25pm tomorrow. 

3L students will be going on their overnight stay next Thursday. They are asked to come to school as normal in casual clothes, with their camp items and they will complete a regular school day. After school, students will remain in their classrooms until 4:30pm when they will make their way, via bus, to Melbourne Zoo. Students will then stay onsite overnight and return to school  ready for 3:25pm pick up on the 15th November. 

Galilee Parents Association AGM

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

Confirmation Sts Peter and Paul's 2019

A preparation morning for the Confirmation candidates and their sponsors at StsPP will take place on Saturday 16th November with Father Dean from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Here is the link for registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation at Sts Peter and Paul's.


Holiday Program open for bookings. See the attachment below for information.



On Wednesday 13th November we have the Galilee Extra Curricular Music Soiree from 5pm. All students who take instrumental lessons have been working towards this performance. Mammavan Food Truck will be on the school grounds from 4.30pm so dinner is sorted! Come down and support our buddying musicians.


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


Fri 8 - 3M Zoo Snooze ends 3.25pm

Mon 11 - Prep 2020 transition 

Wed 13 - Community Conversation 8.45-10am

                - 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) 6pm

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 Term 4 at 1.30pm

School Closure Days


November 29


March 5 & 6

August 14

November 2

November 27

Community Dates


Mon 11 - Prep Transition 2020

Wed 13 - Music Soiree 4.30pm - 8.00pm

                - Community Conversation  8:45-10am

Thur 28 - Galilee 25th Anniversary Event 


Wed 4 - Carols Picnic 5-7pm

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

November 13 - Prep S

November 20 - Year 3

November 27 - Year 5

December 4 - Year 1

December 11 - Year 6

2019 Camp Calendar


2020 Camps

Year 4 Angahook February 12-14

Year 6 Canberra February 18-21

Year 5 Merricks March 17-20

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 NOT be 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:


Community Links


Prep-Year 3 Basketball


Galilee Bulletin
Committe member role descriptions 2019 (1).pdf
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
Medical Consent Form.pdf