Galilee Bulletin

15 September 2017
Issue Fifteen
Messages
Dates
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205
AU

Messages

End of Term 3

Term Three will conclude on Friday 22nd September at 1.30pm. If you will be needing to use the aftercare service, please book or register via Camp Australia's website https://www.campaustralia.com.au/  to ensure they have correct staff/student ratio.

Library Books

All library books are due back on Monday September 18 so as an audit can be undertaken.

Several books have been borrowed throughout the year without being returned to Galilee. We would appreciate a search of your home/s for any books with Galilee stickers/bar codes on them. Books can be returned to the school office or the black tub in the library.

Fines will be sent out for books not returned.

Day of Action

On Monday at lunch time, we will be holding the Day of Action. The Day of Action is where people run fundraisers for something that they believe in. There will be many stalls fundraising for different causes.
Everything is $1 which will make it easier to pay for different things so if you can, don't forget to bring a few spare dollar coins. Remember that if you would like some money you could always ask your mum or dad if you could do some jobs around the house to earn some money .
Thanks for listening and don't forget to bring a dollar coin for a good cause.

Charlotte and Tadhg - Year 6

Head Lice

Head lice has been detected in the school this week. Please do your part to prevent the spread of this communicable condition by checking your child(ren) on a regular basis. Lice infestation is much easier to treat if caught early so please notify the school and the parents of your child's playmates if you should discover a case of head lice. 

Staffing

In Term Four, we will welcome back Mrs Flindt-Petersen (Miss Hart) from her honeymoon. Miss Cox will be away on approved leave for the first two weeks of Term Four and be replaced by Mrs Reilly (together with Mrs Burns on Thursday). Mrs Reilly has been working in Year 2R on a Thursday (while Mrs Reid teaches Performing Arts) and this will continue throughout Term Four to maintain consistency with the students.

Summer Uniform

The children may begin to wear their summer uniform from the beginning of Term Four. Children may wear either summer or winter uniform until Cup Weekend, after which they are expected to wear their summer uniform. Hats are compulsory in Term Four. 

Lost Property

There is a mountain of jumpers and jackets forming  in the lost property cupboard, some with names, some without names and some with past students' names! The lost property cupboard is located in the first aid room/ sick bay.


Galilee's Profile

 

Budding Parent Journalists or Bloggers – Galilee Needs You!

Galilee is wanting to increase and improve its profile in the local community via better engagement with and use of media – particularly social media and local print media.

As a school community, we do many good things that not only benefit and contribute to our children and their educational opportunities but which benefit and improve the local community in which the school and our families exist. We just need to be engaging with the ‘outside’ community better!

We are looking for a parent volunteer with some time and skill in this area to write short articles about events, activities and initiatives associated with the school and our community.

The articles and postings need not be long – from a short written piece and a few photos (taken by others) to the odd article for the local paper. Editorial control and distribution would remain with the school – so there would be no ‘ultimate’ responsibilities or stresses in this regard.

Any interested parents with these types of skills in media and communications are invited to contact Simon Millar.

Community News

 

Dates

**Dates and Times may change

Term Dates 

Term 3 July 17 - September 22

Term 4 October 9 - December 19 

September

Fri 15  Years 5/6 Rugby Gala Day 

Mon 18  Day of Action

Wed 20  6C Assembly

Fri 22  End of Term 3. Students finish at 1.30pm

October

Mon 9  Term 4 begins

Tue 10 - Mon 16  Life Ed & School Review

Fri 13 School Review

Mon 16  Prep 2018 transition day 2a

Tue 17  Prep 2018 transition day 2b

Tue 17  SEB Meeting

Wed 18 & Thu 19  Family Life Education Classes

Tue 24  Prep Parish Mass 12pm, Ss. Peter & Paul's

Wed 25 Year 1 Parish Mass 12pm, Ss. Peter & Paul's

Thu 26  Year 2 Parish Mass 12pm, Ss. Peter & Paul's

Fri 27  Galilee Parent Function (details TBC)

Mon 30 - Fri 3 Nov.  Prep-2 Swimming Lessons

School Closure Dates

Monday November 6

Friday December 1

Sacrament Dates

Sacrament of Confirmation at St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne & Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park

  • Thursday 14 September - Combined Confirmation Faith Night and Parent Information Session at Galilee School Hall, 6.30pm – 7.45pm
  • Saturday 16 September - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 14 October -  Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 21 October  - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 28 October - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Wednesday 1 November - Candidates Reflection Day at MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne. More details about the Reflection Day will be made available at the Faith Night on 14 September 2017.
  • Wednesday 8  November - Rehearsal & meeting with Bishop Elliott - O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms,  Middle Park at 4.30pm
  • Saturday 11 November - Sacrament of Confirmation Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park at 6.00pm 

Sacrament of Confirmation at Ss. Peter and Paul, South Melbourne

  • Sept. 14  - Confirmation Faith Night at Galilee Hall at 6:30 - 7.30pm
  • Oct. 25 - Parent Information Night Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall at 7pm
  • Nov. 1  - Candidates Reflection Day at MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne. More details about the Reflection Day will be made available at the Faith Night on 14 September 2017.
  • Oct. 28  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall followed by Mass
  • Nov. 11  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall followed by Mass
  • Nov. 18  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall  followed by Mass
  • Nov. 25  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall  followed by Mass
  • Dec. 3  Sacrament of Confirmation  Ss. Peter and Paul's 10am

Public Holidays

Sep 29   AFL Grand Final Friday (during school holidays)
Nov 7     Melbourne Cup Day

Assembly 

Wednesdays 2.40pm

Sept 20  6C

TERM 4

Oct 11  Year 5 

Oct 18  3R

Oct 25  1S

Nov 15  Prep F

Nov 22  1C

Nov 29  6H

Dec 6  2R

Dec 13 Christmas

Lunch Orders

Available to order Wednesdays and Fridays only

 

School Uniform

Second Hand Uniform

Open:

Monday afternoon 3.30-3.40 by appointment please sms Kate on 0419 384 471 to arrange.  

Friday morning 8.35-8.50am

Located in Prep Building

Donations of clean/well cared for uniform happily accepted

Lunch Order 2017.pdf