Galilee Bulletin

24 October 2019
Issue Seventeen
Dates & Information
Community Links
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205

Dates & Information

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 Dates

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

Term 4


Fri 25 - Principal Network Meeting

Mon 28 - All students to be in Summer Uniform

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

Mon 28 - Community Conversation 9am

Wed 30 - Assembly 2C presenting

                - Confirmation Family Faith Night 6pm



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

                   - Bandanna Day



Tues 3 - Year 6 Fun Day

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 6pm

Tues 17 - Students finish 1.30pm

School Closure Days

November 4

November 29

Community Dates



Mon 11 - Prep Transition 2020

Wed 13 - Music Soiree 4.30pm - 8.00pm

                - Community Conversation  8:45-10am

Thur 28 - Galilee 25th Anniversary Event 


Wed 4 - Carols Picnic 5-7pm

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

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


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 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 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:


Dear families,

Congratulations to Mal Orr on another wonderful Galilee Art Show. I saw many excited faces as they entered the hall this afternoon. Thank you to everyone who supports the Art Show by attending, helping Mal before, during and after and the parents who organise and help serve the snacks and drinks. Thanks to the staff who stayed to assist.


Summer uniform is to be worn by all students from Monday 28th October. Please see the attachment on the Dates and Information page for more information.

Bandanna Day Tomorrow

CanTeen is the only organisation in Australia that supports young people aged 12-25 who are impacted by cancer - be it their own cancer diagnosis, that of a family member or the death of a loved one.

Established by a group of young cancer patients in 1985, CanTeen supports young people while they cope with the physical, psychological and social challenges that cancer brings. Our 24/7 support services include:

•       Counselling services (online, phone and face-to-face)

•       Programs and services

•       Education and leadership programs

•       Hospital-based treatment

•       Information and resources


A number of fundraising events and activities enable CanTeen to deliver these services – including National Bandanna Day!  Now an Australian institution, CanTeen’s Australia-wide fundraising and awareness campaign spans nine months, generating income through the sale of bandannas. The main activation day is Friday 25 October.

Every year in Australia, more than 23,000 young people are impacted by cancer.

CanTeen exists to provide practical and emotional support to help young people:

•       explore their feelings about cancer

•       connect with other young people and

•       if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide youth-specific treatment teams.

Bandannas are available at the office for $5.

P-2 Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons at MSAC will begin for Prep-Year 2 students next week, Monday 28th October. They will have 5 consecutive days of lessons, Monday 28 - Friday 1st November.

Please label all clothing, towels, goggles etc.

T-20 Cricket

Tomorrow, 25th October, Year 3/4 students will take part in the Dendy T-20 Cricket competition at Kooyong. Year 5/6 students will compete on Friday 8th November.

CareMonkey permission requests have been sent out and must be completed for students to attend. 

Walk to School Month

Next Friday 1st November we are having a celebration to mark the end of Walk to School Month. 

We will start with a Walking to School Bus. There will be two routes leaving at 8:15 from:

Route 1-  Albert Park Library

Route 2: Port Melbourne Library


There will be more stops along the way. Keep an eye on Class Dojo for more information on the routes. Join us for a fun, healthy way to celebrate the end of Walk to School month with Galilee friends! 


We would love to see as many of you there as possible. If you would like to volunteer to help out with the event then please email Miss Coome at Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far! It is going to be a fantastic start to the day. 


We would also like to welcome parents and carers to our Celebration assembly at 9:00am on Friday morning. There will be races, competitions and prizes to be won! We can't wait to see you there. 

No Open Morning

Due to the Walk to School celebration assembly, there will be no open morning for classes next Friday 1st November

Premier's Reading Challenge

Students who participated in the Premier's Reading Challenge will be awarded with a certificate at Assembly next Wednesday.   


An amazing week at Galilee Gosh last week, the theme was Aboriginal Week. The children really got involved in all the activities that we implemented into the program which included: Dot Painting, Rock Decorating, Making Dream catchers, learning about the Aboriginal people and their culture and most of all the children loved making and eating their own Damper!!!


Confirmation at Sts. Peter and Paul's

Father Dean is looking at having a preparation morning/half day on Saturday 16th November for the Confirmation candidates.

Here is the link for registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation at Sts Peter and Paul's.

Wedding Bells

Miss Carmen Carnovale and Kingsley Hill are getting married on Saturday 16th November 2019. We would love to have the Galilee community part of our special day so please feel free to come to the ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 2pm. 

Catholic Education Melbourne

From 2021, Catholic schools in Melbourne will have a different structure of governance. Currently, Priests/Canonical Administrators are the employers, a model that is unique to parts of Victoria only. We have wonderful Canonical Administrators in Fr Hugh and Fr Dean. From 2021, the responsibility will be held by the Archbishop. Today's Age has detailed article.

Term Four Overviews

Please take the time to read the Term Four Overviews prepared by classroom and specialist teachers to find out what your child/ren are learning about this term.



Community Links


Albert Park College Play Written by Year 10

'A Better Life in Lavender'. Excitingly, Year 10 Drama students write a full length play every year. This year, the students worked with NIDA graduate and playwright, Jessica Bellamy.


Set in an alternative Australia of the present time, we see the effects of the ‘Big Australia Policy’, a policy that controls the populations’ reproductive rights. A small group of government orphans relocate to ‘Lavender’, a small town in rural Victoria to start a new life. The new town seems too good to be true, but our city kids quickly realise that everything isn’t as it seems. Something sinister is bubbling under the surface of this perfect town.


It will be held at Gasworks Theatre on November the 14th and 15th with both matinee and evening shows available. Tickets can be purchased through Gasworks website.

Free Classes This Saturday


Simonds Technology, Visual & Performing Arts Show


Parent Session


Relay for Life This Weekend


Lakeside Carols


Galilee Bulletin
Prep Term 4 Overview.pdf
Year One Term 4 Overview.pdf
Year Two Term 4 Overview.pdf
Year Three Term 4 Overview.pdf
Year Four Term 4 Overview.pdf
Year Five Term 4 Overview.pdf
Year Six Term 4 Overview.pdf
Specialists Term 4 Overview.pdf
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
Medical Consent Form.pdf