Galilee Bulletin

28 February 2019
Issue Three
Dates & Information
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205

Dates & Information

Term Dates

Term 1 2019   Jan 31 Years 1-6 Students begin & Feb 1 Prep begin - Friday April 5, 1.40pm

Term 2  Tuesday April 23 - Friday June 28, 1.40pm

Term 3  Monday July  15 - Friday September 20, 1.40pm

Term 4  Monday October 7 - Tuesday 17, 1.40pm

Term One 2019 Dates


Mon 4 - Galilee Athletics Day

Wed 6 - Parent Helper Course

              - No assembly- Ash Wednesday Mass 

Thurs 7 & Fri 8 - School Closure Days

Mon 11 - Labour Day Public Holiday

Tue 12 - 2020 Prep Sibling Interviews begin

Wed 13 - Galilee  2019 OPEN MORNING 9am - 11am                                                              - Assembly Year 6 presenting 9am

Thurs 14 - Parent Helper Course 9-10am

Mon 18 - Year 3 Reconciliation Reflection Day

                - Community Conversation Feedback 9am

Tues 19-Fri 22 - Year 5 Camp

Wed 20 - Assembly Year 3 presenting

Fri 22 - Ride to School Day

Wed 27 - School Photos

                - Assembly 2B presenting

Fri 29 - Harmony Day

Fri 29 - Parent Social Night 7pm @ Middle Park Bowling Club


Wed 3 - No assembly

             - Sacrament of Reconciliation 7-8pm at OLMC

Fri 5 - Holy Week Stations of the Cross 9am

          - Easter Raffle 1pm

          - Dismissal 1.40pm for end of Term 1

School Closure Days

March 7 & 8

May 31

November 4

November 29

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

Term 1

Mar 13 9am Year 6

Mar 20  Year 3

Mar 27 2B

2019 Camp Calendar

March 19-22, Year 5 Merricks Camp

November 7-8, Year 3 Zoo Camp

November 14-15, Year 3 Zoo Camp

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 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 Athletics Day - Monday

This Monday 4th March students will participate in the Galilee Athletics Day at Lakeside Stadium.

Year 3-6 students will be walking to the track at 8.45am.

Students will need to be in full sports uniform, plain House coloured T-shirt (optional), including correct footwear.  They should be wearing runners not sand shoes. Students will need to bring their lunch and plenty of snacks for the day.  Hydration will be very important so please ensure they have lots of water to drink.  Please have items packed in a small labelled backpack. NO LUNCH ORDERS ON THIS DAY. Thank you to the parents volunteering to help on the day.

School Closure Days Next Week

Next Thursday and Friday will be closure days for students at Galilee.

During this time staff will be learning about: Smart Spelling (a new program for 2019), Learning Sprints (encourages professional growth of how teachers teach) and Religious Education Reporting (I Can Statements). It is also designed to create stronger professional and collaborative relationships between the staff.

GOSH will be open from 7am-6pm so please ensure you register/book

Student Medication

Any child with anaphylaxis, allergies or asthma must have their medication stored at the school office with the management plans from their doctor. Please do not wait for camps and excursions to inform the school of your child's allergy/asthma.

All temporary medication (antibiotics, panadol, eye drops, creams etc.) also comes to the office with the completed consent form from the dates page of bulletins and newsletters. This form lasts for 1 week.

Grief, Separation, Change and Loss Programme

To help our children through their experiences of loss, whether it be bereavement, parent separation, disability of a family member, chronic illness in the family, moving house or changing schools, we are offering to children from Prep to Year 6 grief management sessions, based on the well-known grief and loss programme, Seasons for Growth.  Through these sessions, we aim to promote healthy and meaningful adaptation to loss and change through skilled facilitation of peer support programmes and creative opportunities for learning and growth. 

If you would like your child to be a part of our Grief, Separation, Change and Loss Programme, please email Mrs Ferris at [email protected]  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Lunch Orders


  • Lunch order days are MONDAYS and FRIDAYS
  • Online orders must be submitted by 10am
  • Envelope orders must include student's name, class, order and correct change
  • Pack a snack on lunch order days


GOSH - TheirCare

It's been a fun week at GOSH: on Monday we've done "Find and colour" challenge, where the prize was stikeez ( Max, Elana and Isabella are the winners); on Tuesday we've done custom made bookmarks (Anabella, Serhr, Evie, Chloe, Molly and Elana have made awesome job!), on Wednesday we'll make volcano, on Thursday we'll make slime.

Dear parents, don't forget to book children for pupil free days before the long weekend next week at . We will operate from 7 am- 6 pm on Thursday and Friday next week, provide your children morning snack and lunch please, we will provide breakfast and afternoon tea.



Join us and become a Galilee Nude Food Warrior!

Nude food is about trying to reduce our waste. Plastics can harm the environment and can cause global warming. Galilee wants to prevent global warming and the loss of innocent animal lives by discontinuing the use of plastic. We are becoming Nude Food Warriors! You may know already that we have promoted Nude Food at Galilee previously. Our SRC members surveyed their peers about Nude Food and we can see that people want to continue the initiative this year.


The SRC will be promoting Nude Food Days with posters around the school and in the school newsletter.  Every week there will be a challenge for the class with the least amount of non biodegradable waste. The winning class is rewarded with a trophy and a prize (awarded by your teachers).


From our survey results over the past week, you have told us that you would like more reminders, better communication with parents and more rewards for your efforts for Nude Food. In our SRC meeting next Monday, we will be discussing how we can continue to improve Nude Food. If you have any ideas about Nude Food, please come and chat to your class rep.


Just a friendly reminder that Nude Food is simply food that is not wrapped in foil, plastic or commercial packaging. The best types of Nude Food is fresh food which is healthy, nutritious and environmentally friendly.  We encourage all students to bring food without plastic.


For more information about becoming a Nude Food Warrior you can visit


Isabel G, 6F’s SRC

Galilee Open Morning

We will hold our open morning on Wednesday 13th March for families with future enrolments to visit our school. If you know anyone who is interested, they can register via this link

Sibling Prep enrolment interviews will be held from March 12-15. A Caremonkey request to book times will be sent home tomorrow.

St Aloysius Beyond Primary School



Mr Coaley will be away on Long Service Leave for three days from March 13-15 and be replaced by Miss Romios.

De La Salle Tours


Art Class


Galilee Bulletin
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
Medical Consent Form.pdf