Galilee Bulletin

20 July 2017
Issue Eleven
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205


Dear Families,

It has been great to see the students returning safely from the holidays and so eager to learn.  We hope you all enjoyed some family time together.

Term Three promises to be another busy term filled with many opportunities for our students to investigate, explore and learn.  We encourage all families to continue to check the school calendar and the 'Dates' published in the Bulletin and Newsletter so that you are all aware of the many different events that are happening throughout the term and changes that may occur. 

We welcome back Carlo Martello who was on leave at the end of Term Two. He has returned to us with a renewed energy and many stories to tell us about his experiences away.


We welcome two new staff members to the Galilee community this term.  Anna Reilly who is replacing Miss Hart in 6H and 2R on a Thursday, throughout Term Three, and Clementine Isaacson, our new violin teacher. We know that Anna and Clementine will enhance our already wonderful community at Galilee.

Please ensure that your child/ren are coming to school in the correct Winter Uniform each day or with a note of explanation to the classroom teacher as to why they are not. A reminder that plain, white socks only should be worn with the Sports Uniform, and that the Microfiber Sports Jacket is to be worn over the school jumper for extra warmth, with the Winter Uniform. Please read the attached Uniform Policy below for further clarification.


Change to P.E lessons

Year 3C and Year 4G will need to wear their Sport Uniform tomorrow July 21.


Children who arrive after 8.50am (class lines have left the basketball court), must be signed in at the office on the iPad and take a Late Pass to the teacher. Anyone arriving to class without a late pass after this time, will be sent back to the office to sign in. After 8.50am, parents should not be entering the classroom unless helping on that morning.


On Tuesday 18 July, we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with a whole school Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park. Thank you to the Year 5 students and teachers (Miss Otte and Mrs Ford) for preparing and hosting this mass, and to Anita and Phoebe (6H) for their musical contributions.  The students conducted themselves reverently as commented on by the Parish Priests.  Well done to everyone!

Trivia Night

Above is a printable form for businesses to donate products or services for our trivia night in August. If you are part of or know a business who would be willing to donate, please print and complete the form. 


Cyber Safety Parent Session

Tickets are still available through Try Booking for this important session on August 2nd at 7:00pm, in the school hall.  To purchase tickets, click on the link below.



Year 4 Morning Tea

The Year 4 Class Reps will be hosting Morning Tea on Monday 24th July in the staff room from 8:50am. 

Woolworths Earn and Learn

Galilee will take part in 2017’s Earn and Learn program through Woolworths. The program provides much needed resources for schools and early learning centres across Australia. The program has been set up by Woolworths as a way of delivering back to the community. Over the years Woolworths has provided millions of educational resources to Australian schools and early learning centres.


All you need to do is collect the stickers after shopping at any Woolworths. Once you have completed the sticker page, return to our collection box in the office.

The Earn and Learn Program will run from Wednesday 26th July until Tuesday 19th September 2017. Remember, anyone can collect the stickers in our school community - staff, parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends! Let’s reach out to our school community and earn as many points as we can to earn resources from Modern Teaching Aids.

Practice Evacuation This Week

On Thursday, students and staff participated in a practice Evacuation. The scenario was that a fire had started in the Art Room and all students, staff and visitors were required to evacuate to the Hall. This practice was supervised by Dynamiq, who support us in our Evacuation Protocols. All staff also attended Warden Training on Wednesday to update their skills in the event of an emergency. Thank you to everyone who participated.

'Galilee In 60' Radio Show Is Now LIVE!

Congratulations to Ben, Luke and Luc (6C - Digital Technology Team) who recorded and published the first episode of our new Radio Show, 'Galilee in 60'. 


The purpose of the radio show is to provide a summary of the bulletin and newsletters in 60 seconds for families on the go!


Episode 1 is available at the following link:


Hello and Goodbye

We would like to welcome Max (2R), Mya (5O) and the Mignone family who have joined our Galilee community.


We also wish a fond farewell to Archie (1C) and  the Pridham family, who are leaving Galilee at the end of the week. We wish them all the best in their future adventures.

Year 3-6 Dendy Beachside Soccer

The Dendy Beachside Soccer for Year 3-6 students will be held next Tuesday 25th July (for the boys) and Wednesday 26th July (for the girls) at Bailey Reserve, East Bentleigh.  Information will be sent home via CareMonkey for students involved in the teams.


We thank you all for a wonderful start to the term, and hope to continue our learning success throughout Term 3. 


Danielle Gerecke 

Acting Principal


Joss Coaley

Acting Deputy Principal


**Dates and Times may change

Term Dates 

Term 3 July 17 - September 22

Term 4 October 9 - December 19 


Mon 17 First day of Term Three

Tue 18 Whole school Feast Day Mass at OLMC 9:30am

Mon 24 Year 4 Parents Morning Tea

Tue 25  SEB Meeting

Tue 25 Dendy Beachside Soccer (Boys)

Wed 26 Dendy Beachside Soccer (Girls)

Thur 27 Principal Network

Fri 28 eLearning Day


Wed 2  Cyber Safety Day - Parent Session 7pm

Thur 3  Dads Night (venue TBC)

Fri 4  Jeans for Genes Day

Sat 5  Galilee Trivia Night

Fri 11  Dendy Athletics

Sat 12  Bunning BBQ Port Melbourne

Tue 22  Prep 2018 Transition Day 1A 9:10-10:00am

Wed 23  Prep 2018 Transition Day 1B 9:10-10:00am

Fri 25  School Closure Day

Mon 28  Grandparents Day- Mass 9.30am

Mon 28 - Fri Sept. 1 Book Week and Book Fair (Park Street entry/exit closed)

School Closure Dates

Friday August 25

Monday November 6

Friday December 1

Sacrament Dates


Sept. 14  Confirmation Faith Night at Galilee Hall at 6:30pm

Sept 14. Parent Information Night OLMC 7:30pm after Faith Night 

Parent Information Night Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall TBC by Parish

Nov. 1  Confirmation Reflection Day at the MacKilliop Centre, East Melbourne

Nov. 4  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall 4.45pm

Nov. 8  Sacrament of Confirmation Rehearsal with Bishop Elliot at OLMC (during school hours)

Nov. 11  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall 4.45pm

Nov. 11  Sacrament of Confirmation OLMC (time TBC)

Nov. 18  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall 4.45pm

Nov. 25  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall 4.45pm

Dec. 3  Sacrament of Confirmation  Ss. Peter and Pauls 10-11am

Public Holidays

Sep 29   AFL Grand Final Friday (during school holidays)
Nov 7     Melbourne Cup Day


Wednesdays 2.40pm

Term 3 

July 19  3C

July 27  1C

Aug 2  2C

Aug 9  4G

Aug 16 LOTE

Aug 23  5O

Aug 30  Performing Arts

Sept 6  4R

Sept 13  Prep E

Sept 20  6C

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 8.40-8.55am

Located in Prep Building

Donations of clean/well cared for uniform happily accepted

trivia donation form.pdf
Lunch Order 2017.pdf