Galilee Bulletin

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



Year 5 students, Mrs Rochecouste, Miss Bland, Miss Biggs, Tegan and Mr Millar left for Merricks Lodge on Tuesday morning.  They have been busy participating in various water-based activities.  Luckily the weather has been perfect for them.

School Photos

School Photos will take place on Wednesday 27th March. Order envelopes from The School Photographer have been sent home. These envelopes are to come back to school on photo day not before with your order and payment.

ALL students must wear their full Summer Uniform.  If your child has PE on Wednesday, they can bring their runners to change in to.

Chess Club

Chess Club will begin at Galilee in Term 2.  The sessions will run weekly on Thursday at 1:50-2:30pm (during lunch).  The cost is $12 per lesson.


The sessions will be coordinated by David Topol from Top Chess.


Top Chess offers engaging and interactive chess lessons to students of all ages. The purpose of the program is to develop students chess abilities alongside a deeper understanding of problem solving techniques that have utility in all areas of life. Students are offered the opportunity to apply their knowledge in both weekly interclass tournaments, as well as, interschool tournaments ranging from regional to national level.


David has over six years of teaching and coordinating chess lessons and tournaments in a number of schools around Melbourne.  He is devoted to providing the highest level of teaching as he has benefited immensely from the study and teaching of chess since a young age.  David is looking forward to working with the students at Galilee.


David will be offering a trial session for all students next Thursday 28 March (during lunch time).  


If your child is interested in joining the Chess Club, please email Danielle Gerecke [email protected]

GPA News (Galilee Parents Association)

Friday March 29th:

All Galilee Parents and Carers are invited to our parents only bare foot bowls evening!

We would love to see you all there!  See flyer for details.

Easter Raffle:

Easter Raffle tickets have been sent home with each child.  This is a very exciting raffle for our children as they love the chance to win a prize of chocolates!  Last year there were over 30 prizes up for grabs!


Like in previous years, we are asking for donations of eggs and hampers/baskets for the raffle prizes. These can be left at the school office.


Annual Fundraiser Trivia Night:

Save the Date for Saturday 27 July!  We have secured the Port Melbourne Town Hall and plans are already underway.  We are looking for people to be involved in the organising.  Please email the committee for a full list of role descriptions or to offer your support and expertise!


Stay in Touch:

Follow the Committee Events on Facebook at

You can email ideas and questions to the committee at  [email protected]

Lost Property

Spread the word... We have an ABUNDANCE of UNIFORM with and without names in lost property!

Anything left at the end of term without a current student's name on it will taken to the second hand uniform shop to be sold.


PCW & CBC Open Day


Harmony Day

Harmony Day is held each year on the 21st of March. It’s a day to celebrate our cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. At Galilee, the students will participate in a special Harmony Day Assembly on Friday 29th March at 9am.


Harmony Day Parade of Nations

We ask students to dress up in the traditional dress and participate in the Parade of Nations. They can also wear Orange, which is the official Harmony Day colour. If you don’t own any orange, you could wear an Orange ribbon with your school uniform.


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 


Fri 22 - Ride to School Day

             - Year 3 Excursion

             - Parent Training in Number Intervention 1   

Tue 26 - 29 Principal Conference

Wed 27 - School Photos

                - Assembly 2B presenting

Fri 29 - Harmony Day Parade 9am

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


Tues 2 - Sacrament of Reconciliation at SPP, 6PM

Wed 3 - No assembly

             - Sacrament of Reconciliation at OLMC, 7pm

             - Parent Training in Number Intervention 1

Fri 5 - Holy Week Stations of the Cross 9am

          - Easter Raffle 1pm

          - Dismissal 1.40pm for end of Term 1

Term Two


Tues 23 - Term 2 begins

Wed 24 - ANZAC Day Assembly-Yr 3

Thurs 25 - ANZAC DAY (no school)

Fri 26 - Year 3-6 OLMC Parish Mass 9am

Mon 29 - Parent Morning Tea 8.40-9.45am


Wed 1 - Eucharist Year 4 Faith Night 6pm

Fri 10 - Mother's Day Morning Tea/Mass/Lunch

Tue 14-Fri 24 -  NAPLAN

Fri 24 - Eucharist Reflection Day

            - P-2 Disco 5-6pm & Year 3-6 Disco 6-7pm

Thur 30 - Community Conversation with Parents 9am



Fri 7 - Year 1 extended school day

Wed 12 - Soirée-drums, vocals, keyboard, violin, guitar 5-8pm

Thur 20 - Sustainability Market 3.25-4.30pm

Sun 23 - Sacrament of Eucharist - SPP 10am

Mon 24 - Student Led Conferences 2-7pm

Wed 26 - Student Led Conferences 2-5pm

Fri 28 - End of Term 2, 1.40pm

School Closure Days

May 31

November 4

November 29

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

Term 1

Mar 27 2B

April 3 No Assembly

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