Galilee Bulletin

07 December 2017
Issue Twenty-one
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205


**Dates and Times may change

Term Dates 

Term 4 October 9 - December 19 (1.30pm finish)

Term 1, 2018: Tuesday 30th January (Year 1-6) - Thursday 29th March


Fri 8  Year 6 Fun Day (8.30am bus departure time)

Mon 11  Year 6 Graduation Mass at OLMC

Wed 13  DOGS Christmas gathering 7pm

Thur 14  Whole school 2018 Transition Day

Thur 14  Year 6 Graduation Dinner

Fri 15  End of Year Mass 9.30am at Ss. Peter & Paul

Tue 19 End of Term 4, 1.30pm


Wednesdays 2.40pm


Dec 13 Christmas

Lunch Orders

Available to order Wednesdays and Fridays only


School Uniform

Second Hand Uniform


Monday afternoon 3.30-3.40 by appointment please sms Kate on 0419 384 471 to arrange.  

Friday morning 8.35-8.50am

Located in Prep Building

Donations of clean/well cared for uniform happily accepted

Term 1 2018 


Tues 30  Year 1 - 6 students return

Tues 30 & Wed 31  Prep testing


Thur 1  Prep students begin

Fri 2  Welcome to 2018 morning

Fri 2  Beginning of Year Mass 9.30am

Mon 5  Meet the Teacher 2-5pm (Students finish 1.30pm)

Tues 6  Meet the Teacher 4-7pm

Wed 7  No Preps (Testing Day)

Thur 8  Welcome Picnic 5-7.30pm

Mon 12- Fri 16  Year 3-6 Swimming Lessons

Wed 14  Ash Wednesday 

Wed 14  No Preps (Testing Day)

Wed 21  No Preps

Thur 22  School Photos


Mon 26  Dendy Swimming Competition

Tues 27-Fri March 2  Year 6 Camp

Wed 28  No Preps


Fri 2  Classroom Helper course 9.30am

Wed 7  Preps attend 

Fri 9  Classroom Helper course 9.30am

Mon 12  Labour Day Holiday

Wed 14  Galilee Open Day #1

Thur 15  Galilee Athletics Day

Fri 16  Parent Function

Tues 20-Fri 23  Year 5 Camp

Wed 21-Fri 23 Year 4 Camp

Thur 29  End of Term 1.30pm


School Closure Days 2018

Friday February 23


Concert DVDs

The DVDs from our concert in 2016 have arrived. Those who placed orders were sent an email last week to come and collect their DVD from the office. 

If you did not place an order but would like a DVD, you can purchase them at the office for $10 each.

Library Books

It's time to search high and low at home to make sure all books from the Galilee library are returned by the end of the year. On Monday 11, Mr Martello and Tegan will be doing a stock take. Letters will be sent home to those with overdue books.

School Dates

The dates page in the newsletter and this bulletin have been updated to include important Term 1 dates. Check these dates regularly and the live parent calendar (link also on dates page) for changes and to keep informed about all Galilee events. 

Lost Uniform

Lots of students are missing hats with names on them. Please check the hat your child has and if it's not their's, return to the school. There are still many jumpers/jackets in lost property waiting to be collected by their owners. Uncollected uniform not named will be given to Second Hand Uniform in the last week of school.


Year 6 Market Day

When: Thursday 14th December

Time: 1.40 - 2.30pm

Where: School yard

Why: To promote  wellbeing and health

During lunchtime on Thursday students of Galilee will have the opportunity to participate in and purchase different items at a small cost, that Year 6 have created. No stall will require more than $5 for items. Money raised will go to the Galilee school.

We are looking forward to celebrating this day with you. Thank-you so much in advance.

Year 6 students and teachers

Carols Picnic

Last night was the annual Christmas Carols Picnic and what a wonderful evening it was.  Over 100 families were in attendance enjoying a Christmas drink with friends and a meal together.  As with any event we hold for our school community it wouldn’t happen without the support of the many parent volunteers who worked behind the scenes to prepare for the evening, for the volunteers who set up, served and packed up at the end of the evening.  So I extend a huge thank you to these many parents and the Events Committee.  


Finally, a big thank you to Anita, her voice students, Tim (keyboard) and Clementine (violin).  The evening would not have been possible without the hard work, courage and performances of each of the students who took to the stage to perform.  Thank you Anita for your dedicated work with each of the voice students in preparation for the evening, your many, many hours of work preparing for the evening and for a great night had by all who attended.


The choir will perform for the whole school at morning assembly on Wednesday 13th December. All choiristers please wear your t-shirts with sports pants/shorts/skirts.

The competition that was cancelled last Friday due to weather has been rescheduled to March 2018 (date TBC).

My Shark Phone Holder

By Alex C, 4G

This phone holder is a shark that has been 3D printed by my home 3D printer. I got this idea from a book from Book Club called 3D Printing Objects. I changed a few things from it like the charger on it. It was designed to hold nearly any phone and charge it from the bottom of the shark. This shark printed out orange but was spray painted for the grey and blue and I painted the teeth white for it to stand out.



Congratulations Sophia

Today the staff held a baby shower for Sophia. It's always delightful for the staff to celebrate happy news.


Galilee Bulletin
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