Galilee Bulletin

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


**Dates and Times may change

Term Dates 

Term 2  April 19 - June 30

Term 3 July 17 - September 22

Term 4 October 9 - December 19 


Tue 25  Anzac Day Public Holiday

Wed 26  Year 1 Parent Morning Tea

Fri 28  Year 5/6 Community Sports begin


Tue 2  SEB Meeting

Wed 3  Year 3-6  Cross Country

Tue 9 - Thu 11  NAPLAN (Years 3 & 5)

Fri 12  Mother's Day Mass 9:30am St. Peter and Paul/ Mother's Day Morning Tea

Mon 15  Year 2 Parent Morning Tea

Fri 19  Dendy Cross Country

School Closure Dates

Friday June 9

Friday August 25

Monday November 6

Friday December 1

Sacrament Dates

First Eucharist - Ss. Peter and Paul

  • Eucharist Faith Night - Wednesday 26th April - 6:30pm in the Galilee Hall.
  • Preparation Class 1 - Saturday 6th May
  • Preparation Class 2 - Saturday 13th May
  • Preparation Class 3 - Saturday 20th May
  • Preparation Class 4 - Saturday 27th May
  • Reflection Day – Monday 29th May at Galilee - 8:50am - 3:25pm
  • Sacrament of First Eucharist – Sunday 4th June at 10.00am - at Ss. Peter and Paul

First Eucharist Dates - Our Lady of Mout Carmel, Middle Park and St. Joseph's Port Melbourne

  • Eucharist Faith Night - Wednesday 26th April - 6:30pm in the Galilee Hall. 
  • Parent Information Evening - Thursday 11th May – 7.30pm in O’Connor-Pilkington Room, Richardson St. Middle Park.
  • Preperation Class 1 - Saturday 13th May
  • Preperation Class 2 - Saturday 20th May
  • Preperation Class 3 - Saturday 27th May
  • Preperation Class 4 - Saturday 3rd June
  • Reflection Day – Wednesday 29th May at Galilee - 8:50am - 3:25pm
  • Sacrament of First Eucharist - Saturday 17th June -time to be confirmed.


Sept. 14  Confirmation Faith and Parent Information Night

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

Nov. 8  Sacrament of Confirmation Rehearsal with Bishop Elliot at OLMC

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

Nov. 11  Sacrament of Confirmation OLMC

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

25 Apr   Anzac Day
12 Jun   Queen's Birthday
29 Sep   AFL Grand Final Friday
7 Nov     Melbourne Cup Day


Wednesdays 2.40pm

April 26  ANZAC Day

May 3  No Assembly

May 10  Prep E

May 17  6C

May 24  5O

May 31  Year 4

June 7  5F

June 14  Prep F

June 21  Sport 


Second Hand Uniform

Open Monday 3.30-3.40pm & Friday 8.40-8.55am

Located in Prep Building

Lunch Orders

Available to order Wednesdays and Fridays only


Dear Families,

We trust that you and your families had a wonderful break and that Easter gave you a chance to gather with families and friends to remember the Easter message of hope and renewal. 


Term two 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 the many different things that are happening throughout the term.


We welcome back Simon Millar and Julianne Price who were both on leave at the end of Term 1. They have returned to us with a renewed energy and many stories to tell us about their experiences away.


We welcome two new staff members to the Galilee community this term. Maree Santamaria is joining us as a Learning Support Officer. She comes to us with a wealth of experience. Maree will be with us on Monday and Wednesday. Trent Janz will be our new guitar teacher. Trent has experience as a music  teacher at Vocal Arts Studio and Music School. He will be working with students during individual guitar lessons on Monday and Tuesday. We know that Maree and Trent will enhance our already wonderful community at Galilee.


Peace and Blessings,

Amy Burns and Danielle Gerecke

Deputy Principals



School Photos

It's not too late to order your child's school photos.

Use the information in the attachment above to place your order.


FAMILY PHOTOS: If you haven't already but want to order a family photo, you must call Arthur Reed and order/pay over the phone as these needed to be done prior to photo day. 


Contact Arthur Reed with any queries- 5243 4390.

Book Club Orders

Issue 3 of Book Club is out now. All orders must be in by the 1st May. All orders are to be placed through the Loop App, available at the App Store and Google play. No cash orders will be accepted. 

First Communion Faith Night

A First Communion Faith night has been organised for Grade 4 students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time. The Faith Night will give students and their families an opportunity to learn about the Sacrament of First Communion and work as a family on different tasks to enhance their understandings. We look forward to seeing our Grade 4 students and their parents at the First Communion Faith Night on Wednesday 26th at 6:30pm in the Galilee School Hall.

School Uniform

A reminder that students can wear either summer uniform or winter uniform next week.  From Monday 1st May all students will be required to wear winter uniform.  If your child is out of uniform, please inform the class teacher via email or written note, with an explanation.  School hats are not required to be worn until Term 4.

Head Lice

There have been a few reports of head lice through the week. Please check and treat your children if you suspect they may have lice.


Please remember to have children at school by 8.50am to minimise distractions to other students and to maximise their learning. If arriving after 8.50am, students must be signed in at the school office before entering their classroom.

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