Galilee Newsletter

05 September 2019
Issue Thirteen
Key Dates & Info
Principal's Report
Education in Faith
Learning and Teaching
     Wellbeing & Diversity 
School News & Information
Local Connections
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205
AU

Key Dates & Info

Break Times

First Break - 11.00-11.40am

Second Break 1.50-2.30pm

It is preferred students leaving early are collected at the beginning or end of these breaks to minimise disruptions to classes.

Term Start/End Dates

Term 3  Monday July  15 - Friday September 20, 1.30pm

Term 4  Monday October 7 - Tuesday December 17, 1.30pm

Term 3

SEPTEMBER

Wed 11 - Assembly Year 1

Wed 18 - Assembly Visual Arts

Thurs 19 - Year 2 Sleepover

Thurs 19 - Year 4 Excursion - St Francis Church

Fri 20 - Jump Rope for Heart

            - Term 3 Finishes 1.30pm

Term 4

OCTOBER

Monday 7 - Term 4 starts

Wed 9 - Assembly (no class presentation)

Mon 14 - Parent morning tea

Mon 14 & Tues 15 - Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Tues 15 - SEB meeting

Wed 16 - World Teachers Day

Thurs 17 & Friday 18 - Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Mon 21 -  Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Wed 23 - No assembly

Thurs 24 - Art Show 5pm

Mon 28-Fri 1st Nov - P-2 Swimming lessons

Mon 28 - Community Conversation 9am

Wed 30 - Assembly 2C presenting

NOVEMBER

Mon 4 - SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY

Tues 5 - Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wed 6 - Assembly Year 4 presenting

Thurs 7 & Fri 8 - 3M Zoo Snooze

Thurs 7 - Year 1 extended day 3.30-5.30

Mon 11 - Prep 2020 transition 

Wed 13 - Assembly Prep S

                - Music Soirees 5-8pm

Thurs 14 & 15 - 3L Zoo Snooze

Sat 16 & Sun 17 - Father/Child Camp 

Wed 20 - Prep 2020 Information Night 7pm

                - Assembly Year 3 presenting

Fri 22 - Swimming Sports

             - Sacrament of Confirmation OLMC 7pm

Sun 24 - Sacrament of Confirmation Sts Peter & Paul 10am

Mon 25 - Parent helper thank you morning tea

Tues 26 - SEB Meeting

Wed 27 - Assembly Year 5 presenting

Thurs 28 - Galilee Day

                   - Parent/ staff function 7pm

Fri 29 - SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY

DECEMBER 

Wed 4 - Assembly Year 1 presenting

              - Carols picnic 5-7pm

Mon 9 - Yr. 6 Graduation Mass (Yr. 5 Students to attend) 

Wed 11 - Assembly Year 6 presenting

Fri 13 - End of Year Mass 9am

Mon 16 - Transition Day P-5 at 2.30pm

                - Last day for Year 6

                - Year 6 Graduation Dinner 7pm

Tues 17 - Students finish 1.30pm

School Closure Days

November 4

November 29

Sacrament Dates

November 23 - Confirmation OLMC, 6pm

November 24 - Confirmation SPP, 10am

Community Dates

October

Mon 14 - Community Catchups 8.45am - 9.30am

Mon 14 - Prep Transition 2020

Mon 28 - Community Conversations 9am - 10am

November

Mon 11 - Prep Transition 2020

Wed 13 - Music Soiree 4.30pm - 8.00pm

Wed 28 - Galilee Day TBC

December

Wed 4 - Carols Picnic 5-7pm

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

September 11 - Year 1

September 18 - Visual Art

October  9 - No class presentation

October 30 - 2C

November 6 - Year 4

November 13 - Prep S

November 20 - Year 3

November 27 - Year 5

December 4 - Year 1

December 11 - Year 6

2019 Camp Calendar

September 19 - Year 2 Sleepover

November 7 - Year 1 Extended Day 3:30-5:30pm

November 7- 3M Zoo Snooze

November 14 - 3L Zoo Snooze

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 only 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).

The wind breaker should ONLY be worn with the Sport Uniform OR over the jumper if extra warmth is required.

Boys should be wearing the striped navy blue sock (they are for Winter).

Galilee Uniform Policy:

http://www.gsmelbournesth.catholic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/1517278888uniform_policy.pdf

 

PSW Uniform: 1/128 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne 9768 0385

Second Hand Uniform @ Galilee

Open: Friday morning 8.50-9.10am

Located in Prep Building

Donations of clean/well cared for uniform happily accepted.

Galilee Out of School Hours (GOSH)

To register and book for your child to attend before or after school care, please do so via this link:  http://theircare.com.au/

Principal's Report

Mr Millar

Congratulations to Mr Millar who participated (and made it to the finish line) in a 24 hour bike ride last weekend to raise funds for the Sandringham Hospital. What a great achievement.  We wish him all the best as he enjoys Long Service Leave in Italy.

Seeds and Sprouts

We are excited to be launching the Seeds and Sprouts program next Tuesday, for 3-5 year old children in the City of Port Phillip.
At the start of 2019, Carmen Carnovale, together with Simon Millar, Holly Evans, Athena
Romic and Michelle McCormack began the process of applying for a City of Port Phillip
Community Grant to help fund the program. We received the fantastic news that we were
successful in our application for a Social Inclusion Grant and received $8800!
The Seeds and Sprouts program is a 10-week program designed to prepare children for a
primary school environment. The program is fully funded and there is no cost to families.
There is no other similar program, that is fully funded in the City of Port Phillip or surrounding area that is available to families.
We were overwhelmed with the response from the community and as a result, we exceeded our initial numbers and the numbers we proposed in the grant application. In light of this, we decided to expand the program to include more children, as we saw there was a need.
We have 57 children in the program over three sessions. The Sprouts (4-5 year olds beginning school in 2020) sessions will run on Tuesdays from 9.00am-11.00am and 11.20am-1.20pm. These sessions will be run by Holly Evans, Carmen Carnovale and an LSO.
The Seeds (3-4 year olds beginning school in 2021) sessions will run on Wednesdays from 2.00pm-3.15pm. These sessions will be run by Holly Evans, Carmen Carnovale and an LSO.
The skills and learning areas our program aims to develop are:
Cognitive skills – being curious and developing an interest in learning new things, having the confidence to learn, being interested and encouraging a a willingness to solve problems.
Language skills – asking questions and communicating thoughts and ideas, listening to
others, developing conversation skills, listening to stories and being read to.
Social and Emotional Learning – participating in play experiences, being flexible with play ideas and compromising, approaching and greeting children in a positive way and making new friends, identifying and expressing emotions appropriately, coping with transitions.
Self-help skills – using the toilet unassisted, dressing and undressing themselves
independently, exposure to a structured environment, working at the table.
Physical skills-movement- jumping, skipping, hopping, using equipment such as, balls and climbing equipment.
Fine Motor Skills – scissors, correct pencil grip, finger strengthening tasks.

Pre-Literacy Skills – Recognising and using phonics, sounds, letters and words, writing
and reading name.
Pre-Numeracy Skills – Recognising numbers and making numbers. Developing an understanding of problem solving and maths concepts.
When researching for the grant and also the need for this program, we met and liaised with some local kindergartens and day care centres, maternal & child health centres, council
advisors and local families. All those involved in this process were in agreeance that this program would offer immeasurable benefits.
As this is the first year of the program, and with the grant requirements, the program is constantly being evaluated and modifications are being made to the program where necessary. At the end of the 10 weeks we will also do a thorough evaluation of the program and its successes and areas of improvement. We hope to run the program again in 2020.

Thank you to Carmen, Holly, Athena, Michelle & Simon. 

Father's Day

A very big thank you to all of those dads and male role models who were able to join us for our annual Fathers’ Day Breakfast on Friday morning, it was great to see so many of you here and we are sure that the children appreciated having you here too. Thank you to the parents who helped with catering, setting up and serving  for the event too.  A special thanks to Joanna Siles, Janine Seear and the Year 5 mums for organising the breakfast.

We would also like to thank the Prep students for their lovely performance to the special men in their lives.

We have spoken before about how our school is well respected in the community and this was also evident in the donations for the morning that were received from Babes Eggs at South Melbourne Market, bacon from Ralphs Butchers at the South Melbourne Market, Bakers Delight in Port Melbourne and Woolworths, South Melbourne.

 

Footy Colours Day

Thank you to our school community for supporting the Cancer Foundation by wearing Footy Colours last Friday.  We raised $296.66.

Achievements And Stories Of The Students

Flynn and Jamie in 2B have been learning about multiplication. Multiplication helps with learning division and all sorts of things. They have been using arrays to help workout multiplication. An array is an arrangement of objects, pictures, or numbers in columns and rows is called an array. Arrays are useful representations of multiplication equations. Flynn works out arrays by counting all the dots in it, then grouping them. Both enjoy grouping the numbers, for example, 9x6 then, put 9 groups of six dots.

 

This week, try and find as many arrays in day to day life with objects.

 

Last week, 2C learnt about punctuation, especially quotation marks. Dearne from 2C told us that they've learnt that when someone is speaking you end that either with a comma, full stop, exclamation mark or question mark. We gave Dearne this sentence for her to fix with quotation marks:

George said, I want chocolate! 

His mum replied, No!

Dearne fixed the sentence as:

George said, “I want chocolate!”

His mum replied, “No!”

 

2C were writing a narrative altogether called ‘Fish can’t sing’ this is where Dearne had to try really hard and use quotation marks correctly. Now Dearne successfully knows how to use quotation marks and believes that they help the story make more sense and now the reader of her stories will know when a character is speaking. 2C also touched on using capital letters in between quotation marks. This is a great skill to acquire and will help in the future.

 

By Ali

4C Minis and Ooshies Fundraiser

13 SETS! WE HAVE 13 SETS!

4C have been blown away by the number of donations we have received of Coles Minis and Woolworths Ooshies. A big thank you in particular to 3L (Week 7 winners) and Prep E (Week 8 winners) and we hope they enjoy their prize given to them in Assembly.

We have 13 whole sets of Coles Minis in boxes and we have a ton of individual Coles Minis and Woolworths Ooshies to sell. Raffle tickets for the whole Coles Mini sets will be on sale after school starting next week and continuing in Week 10. Raffle tickets will cost $5 each and the sets will be raffled off at the end of term assembly.

If you are looking for a couple of Minis or Ooshies to complete your collection, then we will be selling any individuals that we have for a gold coin donation after school in Week 10. 4C Students will be running the shop over the next two weeks next to the Bank Street gate.

We are in the final stages of choosing where the money will be going and will let you know over the next few assemblies. We cannot wait to reveal our final total at the end of term Assembly.

4C and Mr Coaley

Beachside Athletics

Best wishes to the following students who will be representing the school in the Beachside Athletics tomorrow at Lakeside Stadium:

-Charles K (Year 5) - 100m and 80m hurdles

-Joseph P (Year 6) - 80m hurdles

-Dane G (Year 4) - 100m and Discus

-Laura S (Year 4) - 200m

-Bridget S (Year 6) - 200m

-Oliver O (Year 4) - 1500m

-Adele D (Year 5) - Shot put

-Lara N (Year 4) - High jump

-Mietta G (Year 5) - Shot put

Also, congratulations to Dylan L (Year 6) for making the Victorian State Football team tomorrow.

CEMSIS

Envelopes were sent home on Monday containing information about this years CEMSIS.  If you did not receive an envelope, please ask your child's classroom teacher or Wendy in the Office. 

The results of the survey assists us with developing a School Improvement Plan for 2020. 

Some of the initiatives implemented since the results of the last survey were:

LEARNING FOCUS

-whole school approach to spelling using SMART spelling program

-uninterrupted timetabled Reading and Maths blocks 

-classroom support teachers in P-6 for Reading and Maths (P-5 Reading and 3-6 Maths)

-introduced Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) for P-2 

-employed 3 new LSOs, Occupational and Speech Therapists

-continued Year 3-6 camps and Year 2 sleepover at school, introduced Year 1 extended day

-continued results in NAPLAN show high achievement scores (see Learning & Teaching page for 2019 results)

PARENT PARTNERSHIPS

-introduction of Community Conversations

-English and Maths Parent/Child Workshop Nights

STUDENT SAFETY

-introduced 2x 40min breaks to help reduce lunch time risk of injury

-introduction of 5 areas at play times to lessen congestion on the yard

-School Yard timetable introduced for various play areas

EXTRA CURRICULAR

-break time clubs for students to join (Chess, Craft, Garden, choir, Maths Olympiad, SRC, Debating, Drama and Sport)

-continued instrumental program with 2 x soirees

-introduction of Seeds and Sprouts Program

SOCIAL SKILLS

-staff trained in Peaceful Kids Program to help build emotional resilience 

-staff trained in Seasons for Growth Program to support students who have experienced change or loss

-introduced Buddy System where older grades buddy up with younger grades as a mentoring role

Year 2 Sleepover

The Year 2 Sleepover is happening on 19-20 September.  Staff and students are getting very excited about the camp.  Thank you to Miss Bamford, Miss Mason, Mr Martello and Sharon for volunteering their time to supervise the students overnight and to Miss Coome, Miss Burke and Miss Smith (Junior Level Leader) for organising the details of the camp.

Deepest Sympathy

As a community, we extend our deepest sympathy to the Henry L (2B)  on the passing of his grandfather, father to Anastasia. 

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

 

Danielle Gerecke & Carlo Martello

Acting Principals

Education in Faith

Galilee Friday Morning Prayer Group

The Galilee Prayer Group meets every Friday morning at 8:15am until 8:35am. All members of the Galilee school community are welcome. The objective of this Prayer Group is to pray for any needs of the school, the well-being of the students, staff and families and the parishes of Sts Peter and Paul and OLMC. You don't need any qualifications or experience to attend. If you have a confidential prayer request, forms have been distributed for you to fill in. Then please drop these into the box which is in the Administration foyer. We look forward to The Galilee Friday Morning Prayer Group growing and flourishing.

 

Prayer Requests

Further to the above, please find attached a prayer request form that your family is welcome to fill in, print and put in the box in the Administration area.

We wish to keep your prayers confidential and request that they remain unidentifiable. Then each week the Galilee Prayer Team will pray for you and the needs of your family. You might like to discuss with your family what you might like others to pray for you and your family.

 

Father's Day Liturgy

On Wednesday August 28th, the Preps led us in a celebration of  the dads at Galilee with a Father's Day Liturgy at Assembly time in the Galilee School hall. It was a beautiful and heartfelt celebration of our earthly fathers and heavenly father, God. Well done to the Prep teachers and students for preparing and delivering a beautiful Liturgy!

 

CEMSIS Survey

The CEMSIS parent survey for Religious Education will soon be done. An area for growth since the last survey was the area of Opportunity. Initiatives we have put in place include: the formation of the Galilee Prayer group on a Friday morning; Family Faith nights, preparing for and celebrating the Sacraments have continued with substantial growth. Our school masses and liturgies were also well attended by the parents and families of the Galilee community.

Another area for growth was Social Justice. An initiative put in place this year was a Pet Drive for the homeless. Families contributed generously to this. After consultation with Father Dean, we will conduct food drives for the Capuchin kitchen during Lent and Advent. For Christmas we will give parents an opportunity to contribute to a Christmas gift giving activity.  

 

OLMC-Sacrament of Confirmation 2019


OLMC has  uploaded a copy of their 2019 Enrolment form for the Sacrament of Confirmation onto their Parish website. It can be accessed here at  www.sj-mc.org.au/Mass in the Mass & Sacraments link.

 

The Pedagogy of Encounter

The Pedagogy of Encounter allows teachers to design learning that invites dialogue, deep thinking and engagement with the Catholic story. There are key questions in five areas that engage the voice of the learner in deep dialogue with the Catholic Tradition: ● What do I think and sense? ● What do others think and why? ● What does the Church teach and why? ● How am I called into deeper relationship with others and God? ● What do I think now and why?

 

In this newsletter let’s look at the second area-What do others think and why?

Taken from: http://www.resourcemelb.catholic.edu.au/ckfinder/userfiles/files/RE%20Curr%20Framework%20-%20%20Jan%202018.pdf

Seeking different views, including religious perspectives and interpretations, through dialogue and discussion. Going deeper into different world views to reveal alternative visions of, and for, the world. What is at the heart of this topic for each perspective? Are there hidden world views to uncover? What visions for life do these perspectives reveal? What connects with my experience or thinking? What challenges me? What questions do I have now? 

You might like to ask your child these questions about a topic or issue that interests or affects your family. You might like to use the scripture below as inspiration.  Matthew 6:9-13

Inspiration

Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

May we be encouraged by the Lord’s Prayer this fortnight, especially as we celebrate the amazing fathers and father figures in our lives. May our Almighty Father abundantly bless you and your families!

 

 

Learning and Teaching

NAPLAN

In the table in the link above, you can see Galilee's 2019 results. Our Year 3 & 5 students have achieved Well Above the State Mean. Collectively the results are an accurate record of how we are performing as a school. However, individually the results may not be an accurate indication of your child's progress. NAPLAN is only one assessment and students vary in how they display their learning. Assessments are performed regularly at Galilee and for a more accurate measure of your child's progress, refer to the Semester One Report or meet with their teacher. NAPLAN reports will be sent home tomorrow for students in Years 3 & 5.

Prep News

Currently in maths we’re discovering number bonds to 5 and 10. We’ve been playing Shake It, Dump It and Bust a Number. These activities help us visually see the combination of two coloured counters that make 5 or 10. We use Tens Frames too, to work out how many more we need to make 10 if we only have one number (e.g. 4 red counters). We say, “I have 4 red, I need 6 more to make 10”. 

We’ve also been trying to locate the treasure on treasure maps or finding our way from a starting point to Home by drawing paths and recording the directions using a Key or Code (e.g. L=Left R=Right U=UP D=Down)

In STEM we have been learning about the World Around Us focusing on our “special places” like Nonna’s house, Galilee, Home, the Park, Church, etc. 

We drew pictorial maps of Galilee and pictures of other special places and described their features or explained why they are special to us. Insert pics)

In Religion we have been learning that we are all made in God’s image and therefore what makes a good friend and relationship. We came up with a whole lot of ingredients which we poured into our bowls. These mixtures of qualities are guaranteed to whip up a good friend/person. E.g Kindness, Respectful, Honest, Forgiving, Polite, Caring, Listening, etc. We also drew a picture of ourselves with someone who we share a good relationship with and wrote words to describe our relationship.

In Writing we have been working on Narratives. We went through the process of identifying and changing, Characters, Settings and the Plot, to make some changes to an existing text or attempt our own.

In Reading we have been Reading Books and had a go at making comparisons using Venn Diagrams ie. Text to Self, Text to Text. These were a bit tricky but they help us organise our thinking.

We shared our favourite characters from books we read and showcased them during the Book Parade.

The Preps also held a Liturgy for Father’s Day in the Hall for the whole school. Some of us did the readings live and the rest of us had our voices recorded for the reading about The Lost Son! 


On Friday we sang a song for our Fathers during the Father’s Day morning breakfast! We came to school in our footy colours to see which Dad’s had brainwashed their kids!

Premiers' Reading Challenge

The challenge ends tomorrow!  Well done to the 86 students who participated and read a total of 1599 books. 





 

 

     Wellbeing & Diversity 

Cyber Safety 

Cyber Safety - Instagram

What is Instagram?

Instagram is a photo-sharing app which allows users to take photos and videos, apply filters and share these with either followers or the general public. Users are able to ‘like’ and comment on photos as well as send these images directly to individuals through a private messaging option. Private messaging is accessed by the inbox symbol at the top right corner of the home page.

 

What is the age classification

for Instagram?

Instagram users must be 13 years or older. This service
is owned by Facebook and usually links to a Facebook account where a user’s age can also be verified. There may be content on Instagram, which is confronting, graphic or not appropriate for children and younger teens.

 

How are young people using Instagram?

Instagram is being used by young people to share photos, occasions and situations with their friends. The ability to like and comment on photos provides a useful communication function for young people as they explore and express their personality.

 

Should I be worried if my child is

using Instagram?

Any application when used incorrectly, has the potential to cause harm. It is important that you openly communicate with your child about how they may be using an application and the legal and ethical ramifications of inappropriate use. They also need to be aware the dangers of communicating with people they don’t know via any mobile application. 

 

Who can see my child’s photos

on Instagram?

An Instagram account can be made visible to the public, or to approved followers only. Account settings can be changed through the Instagram app on a mobile device by selecting the ‘Profile’ option on the lower right-hand side of the screen. Click ‘Options’ (signified by three dots), under ‘Account’ ensure ‘Private Account’ is in the ‘On’ position. It is important to note that even

if an account is private, content shared on Instagram can easily be posted to a linked Facebook account which means Facebook friends can also see the post.

 

What could be revealed through

an image?

There is a lot of information which can
be revealed through a photo when it is
shared online, in particular your location.
This is revealed through a process called
‘geotagging’. Geotagging is when the GPS coordinates of where an image was taken or a post was made, are stored within that post. This means that people may be able to find out location specifics such as where your child lives, works, or goes to school.

 

How to limit sharing location information?

It is important to turn off the location function for the camera on your child’s mobile device, especially if they are using social media apps such as Instagram. For most devices, you can find where to do this in the ‘Settings’ menu. If you are unsure how to do this on your child’s device, you can look up the device’s user guide online.

It is also best to avoid using the Photo Map function on Instagram as this will pinpoint where photos have been taken on a map, potentially showing others the locations where your child spends much of their time. It is important to maintain open lines of communication between yourself and your child and discuss safe privacy settings.

 

What are the potential problems

with Instagram?

Potential problems faced when using Instagram include the sharing of private information through photos, such as a home address or where a child goes to school. Your child may post a photo and receive negative comments from other users or have their images shared without their permission. They may also be exposed to photos which are rude, offensive or upsetting to them. It’s important you and your child know how to block and report inappropriate users on Instagram.

You can block users via the Instagram app on your mobile device. Open the profile page of the offensive user and select the Further Options icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen. Select the Block User option and when prompted by the dialog box, select Yes, I’m sure.

If you child experiences cyberbullying report it to the social media platform in first instance. If it hasn’t been removed in 48 hours, you can report it on the Office of the Children’s e-safety Commissioner’s eSafety hotline (eSafety.gov.au).

 

How can I delete my child’s account?

If after talking with your child about the ethical use of Instagram and your family’s rules around technology, you may think it’s appropriate to delete the Instagram account.

To delete an Instagram account log into the account at instagram.com, click the account username in the top right and select Edit Profile, click I’d like to delete my account in the bottom right.

 

thinkuknow.org.au 

THERAPY AT GALILEE

We have seen some wonderful growth in children through our therapy programmes here at Galilee.  Tanya Borg, our Occupational Therapist, has been working diligently with students, teachers and learning support officers to help our children with handwriting skills and body strength, as well as with social-emotional skills.  All classes have been introduced to the Zones of Regulation, a program which helps children to identify their emotional state at various times throughout the day, and provides them with skills and strategies to help them to calm themselves when necessary. It's great to see children using these strategies in the playground as well as in the classroom.

 

Our Speech Therapist, Jess Matov, has resigned from her role with Speech Pathology for Schools, who are our providers in this area.  We wish Jess well in her future endeavours. Currently, Martina Beggs has taken over Jess' workload and is continuing to work with students, teachers and learning support officers, as we strive to achieve the personal goals for each child set by Jess.

 

Please find attached our latest Speech Box, with ideas about visual timetables. Visual timetables can be used at home and at school to help children to calm themselves, develop independence and for language and literacy development.  We hope you find it useful!

 

School News & Information

Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser
DOGS - Dads of Galilee

Bunnings Port Melbourne - Help Still Needed

14th September 2019

 

Thank you to everyone that has signed up to help at the Bunnings Port Melbourne BBQ on Saturday the 14th September.

  

The BBQ will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm and we are looking for guys to do one hour blocks throughout the day.  We are aiming to have four blokes on at all times. 

If you can assist please email (dogs@gsm.vic.edu.au) me with your preferred time (EG 9am to 10am) or put your name down on the list at the school reception. 

 

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated and all money raised goes directly back to the school. 

G.O.S.H

Last week was dedicated to our fathers and we've made plenty of surprises for them: starting from collages, ending with medals, cards and super dads! Our children showed an awesome sense of humor during the activities, great communication and social skills as well as wonderful imagination!

That's why we got tired of a lot of art and craft, so  we dedicated this week to cooking in all variations: burritos, sandwiches, pizza, milkshakes. It was success!

 

Of course we can't ignore the most enthusiastic participants: Lily, Cody, Isabella, Eliza, Jessica, Zoe, Millie, Peter, Marco, Lola, Mila, Sofia, Jensen and +20 more names, you'll get tired to read.   

 

Just want to remind you, that 20th September is the end of the term and a short day so GOSH starts at 1.30 pm. Please don't forget to book your children in advance so we won't have a surprise of 56 people like last term.

Bookings for Holiday Program are open and waiting for you, www.theircare.com.au

 

Kateryna

Galilee Parents Association (GPA) News

Father’s Day Breakfast

A huge thank you to the Year 5 parent reps, Jo & Janine, and all the parents who volunteered their time to make the breakfast such a wonderful success.  With over 300 dads, grandparents and special people as well as children enjoying breakfast together it was a wonderful catch up for all!

 

Father’s Day Gift

We hope all our dads and special others loved their pens that the children made for them.  Thank you as always to Mal Orr for her support and ideas and to the staff for helping the children prepare their gifts.

 

Bunnings BBQ - 14th September

This is a great opportunity for the school to raise money outside of our immediate school  community but the DOGS are still looking for volunteers.  It is just one hour of your time, so gather some mates and sign up to cook and sell some sausages on the 14th! See Wendy or email James at dogs@gsmelbournesth.catholic.edu.au

 

Art Show- a favourite on the school calendar - 24 October from 5-7pm

In term 4 there will be the annual Art Show held in the school hall showcasing the work from all our students.  Put this date in your diaries now. 

 

Stay in Touch 

Follow the Committee Events on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/EventsGalilee/

Email ideas and questions to the committee at events@gsmelbournesth.catholic.edu.au 

Local Connections

Parenting Program

 

Cyber Safety Parent Session

 

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