Galilee Bulletin

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



Linda Florenca-Grillo is currently on leave. Reading Recovery and Levelled Literacy Intervention is being replaced by Anna Petrarca. Anna began earlier this week and will continue for the next few weeks.  We thank Anna for continuing these programs.

Thank you to Helen Walker for teaching Prep E while Holly Evans has been on leave.  Miss Evans will return on Wednesday 9th August.


NED Show 

On Monday, the students participated in The NED Show in the hall.  Soupy reinforced NED's three messages that have life-long relevance:  

Never give up

Encourage others

Do your best

The children thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and enthusiastically participated.  Thank you to the families that purchased yo-yo's, which now enables a school less-fortunate than ours to have The NED Show visit them for free.


Cyber Safety 

On Wednesday 2nd August, Susan McLean gave very informative presentations to our students and in the evening to our parents. We would like to thank Susan for her knowledge and time spent at Galilee. Thank you to the parents and staff who attended the parent session, especially Jessica Casey who looked after children at the school and Joss Coaley who organised the evening. It is great to be able to revise and learn new cyber safety knowledge through experts like Susan. 

If you have any feedback, please email Mr Coaley at [email protected] 


Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day will be held tomorrow August 4. It is a national event aimed at supporting the work of Children's Medical Research Institute who tirelessly research into genetic defects & childhood diseases in order to give children around the world a better chance of a healthy, happy future!  Students may wear casual clothes as long as denim is visible, e.g. jeans, jean jacket, denim headband.  Students must wear full school uniform if they choose not to participate.  A gold coin donation is required if wearing denim.


Trivia Night

This Saturday night, August 5th, our annual Galilee Trivia Night will be held at St Kilda Town Hall. Many parents have put in so much effort and time organising this event and we thank them for that. Thank you also to families who have donated items/services/money or holidays which contribute to our trivia night being so successful. We are looking forward to a great night. 


elearning Day

A big thank you to all the students and teachers who took part in our eLearning Day next Friday. The day was a huge success as students took part in creating music videos to some new songs, as well as some classics. The parents and teachers Nutbush dance was a fantastic way to wrap up the day. These videos will be uploaded to next week's newsletter for your entertainment. A big thank you to Mr Coaley for organising the day.

Galilee Trivia Night Thank You!



**Dates and Times may change

Term Dates 

Term 3 July 17 - September 22

Term 4 October 9 - December 19 


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)

Wed 30 Book Week Parade 2.30pm


Fri 1   Father's day Breakfast BBQ / Footy Colours Day

Fri 1  Father's Day Liturgy 9.15 -9.45 School Hall

Fri 1  Book Week Performance

Tue 5 SEB Meeting

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 

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

Lunch Order 2017.pdf