Galilee Bulletin

16 March 2017
Issue Three
Local Connections
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205


Principal's Message

Dear Families,


On Wednesday 15th March, we opened our doors to new families during Galilee Open Day. It was a huge success with over 90 new families attending the day. Many new families commented positively on our wonderful school and our amazing students.

Thank you to everyone who made Galilee Open Day a success - the students, the teachers, Brighid Fahy and Holly Evans our School Community Leaders and our wonderful parents who prepared a fabulous morning tea.


Over the next week we have much to look forward to. This Friday is Galilee Athletics Day, with all of our students representing their House Team in different Athletics events. Due to the number of children/staff/volunteers and events taking place on the track and field, we ask that you cheer from the sidelines. Thank you Shaun Tobin for organising the day. 


Next Tuesday and Wednesday evening many of our Year 3 students will be participating in the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. Reconciliation is a wonderful Sacrament about mercy and healing broken relationships with God and with others. Please keep our Year 3 students in your prayers as they prepare for this special Sacrament.


Our Year 4 students are off to camp on Wednesday and will return on Friday. They will participate in a camp at Angelsea which sounds like a wonderful camp. While they are away, students will have the opprotunity to challenge themselves in a variety of different activities.  We look forward to sharing the news from camp in our newsletter next week.


Thank you for another wonderful week at Galilee.  


Amy Burns and Danielle Gerecke

Acting Principals


Change of Photo Date

The school photos will now occur on Thursday 20th April.  All students will be required to be in full summer uniform.  If your child has sport on this day, they can bring their runners and change into them.

Year 4 Camp

On Wednesday March 22, Year 4 students will leave for their camp at 9am but must be at school by 8.30 to ensure prompt departure time. They will need their snack, lunch and reusable drink bottle in a small backpack. Please label all items being taken to camp.

Medication from 5/6 Camp

There is still some medication to be collected from the office that was taken to the Year 5/6 camp last week (excludes medication that is normally stored at the school). 


A reminder to qualify for the $200 discount, fees must be paid in full by Friday 31st March. If paying by online banking, please remember to deduct $200 before paying, e.g.: fees total $2,500 only pay $2,300. The remaining $200 will be wiped from your account after March 31.


Early Pick-up Times

When collecting your child/children before 3.25pm, it is preferred you collect them at 1.40pm or 2.30pm to minimise disruptions to classes. We understand in some circumstances you will have to collect them outside of these times.


**Dates and Times may change

Term 1 

January 31 - March 31 (1.30pm Finish)


March 17   Galilee Athletics Sports Day

March 21   Sacrament of Reconciliation at OLMC 6pm

March 22   Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Peter & Paul's 7pm
March 22-24   Yr. 4 Camp

March 27   Year 2 Excursion

March 28   Ride 2School Day

March 31   Funky Hair Day

                      Easter Raffle
                      End of Term 1.30pm

School Closure Dates

Tuesday April 18

Friday June 9

Friday August 25

Monday November 6

Friday December 1

Sacrament Dates

Reconciliation - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Tuesday 21st March- 6pm

Reconciliation at St. Peter and Paul 

Wednesday 22nd March- 7pm



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

14 Apr   Good Friday
15 Apr   Easter Saturday
16 Apr   Easter Sunday
17 Apr   Easter Monday
25 Apr   Anzac Day
12 Jun   Queen's Birthday
29 Sep   AFL Grand Final Friday
7 Nov     Melbourne Cup Day


Wednesdays 2.40pm

March 22         6H

March 29         Holy Week


Second Hand Uniform

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

Located in Prep Building

Lunch Orders

To be ordered Wednesdays and Fridays only

School Photos

Thursday April 20

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