Galilee Bulletin

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


Student Disco-Tomorrow Night!


Tickets for the School Disco tomorrow night:

A reminder this event is for Galilee students only.


P-2 session 5pm-6pm

Year 3-6 session 6.45pm-8pm


Battle of the Bands Tonight


7:30PM PRINCE BANDROOM (29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda)




  • Dave Hughes is the MC for the night;
  • Some Galilee mums performing welcoming song;
  • Galilee Band playing to raise money for the school;



Meet Our Therapists

We would like to invite you to meet our new therapists, Occupational Therapist, Tanya Borg and Speech Therapist, Jessica Matov. Tanya and Jessica will present to parents a brief description of their roles in the school - how they can work with children, teachers, Learning Support Officers and parents to support us all in growing our children at school and at home.

WHEN:  Friday, May 24 at 8.40am-9.20am.

WHERE: In the staffroom at school. 

Come in at 8.35am if you'd like a tea or coffee!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

School Closure Day

Next Friday Friday, 31st May, we have our school closure day.

This will allow our whole staff along with Trinity, Richmond to participate in a full day of Professional Learning together. Our focus for the day will be the Berry Street Educational Model.

Signing In Late

Galilee students begin their school day at 8.50am.

We have noticed during our new morning routine an average of 40+ students arrive after 8.50am when the bell has gone to be in class.

For the first week, names of late students have been written on paper to make the process quicker but from next week parents and students will need to use the iPad to sign in. Students have explained to me the distraction that late-comers cause to their education. There are sometimes exceptional circumstances but generally students should be at school on time. Today we saw many more students arrive on time.

Please arrive to school before 8.50am to avoid disrupting classes and missing the beginning of the day.

Communication Regarding Students

Please do not email staff (class teacher or Wendy/Tegan) when students are going to be absent, late or collected by another parent/family member. If the staff member is offsite and unable to check emails/Dojo, the message may not be communicated to the appropriate person.

Due to the new reporting legalities, leaving a message on the phone is the best possible way for the information to be received.

Dendy Cross Country 2019

On Friday the 17th of May, some of the Year 3 to 6s went to Bald Hill Park for the Dendy Cross Country. We had to be at school by 8:10am and then at 8:30am we got on the bus to leave. It took about 40 -50 minutes. When we got to Bald Hill Park we set up, then before we knew it the 9/10 girls were off. There were 6 races, the 9/10 girls and then the boys, followed by the 11 girls and boys. Finally the 12/13 girls and boys. Everyone was nervous but very excited. The top eight people from each race get to go to Beachside Cross Country and the top twenty got certificates. In each race there was around 170 people, including Galilee.


When I started my race I was so nervous. I could feel my heart quickening in my chest and it only increased when the whistle got blown. That’s when all of the 12/13 girls ran off. The crowd was cheering for everyone and that gave people a boost of energy, the schools we were against were very hard competitors, not just in my race but every race. All the schools had incredibly good runners, that had great stamina. In my race, three girls from Galilee got certificates, Bridget got 10th, Siena got 12th and Summer got 17th which is great.


Everyone did fantastically and four of our runners got medals, Oliver O who came second in the 9/10 boys, Oliver G who came third in the 9/10 boys, Dylan Leonard came first in the 12/13 boys and then behind him was Jordan with second place for the 12/13 boys. Angus finished 7th in the 11 boys so he is also going to  Beachside. Laura S got a certificate as she came 12th was a really fun day and everyone enjoyed it. Overall Galilee came in fourth place against 9 other schools.

Thank you to Miss Biggs, Mr Ambrosic, Mr Coaley, Miss Bland, Miss Hall and Miss Mason for taking us to the event. Also a big thanks to Mr Tobin for helping organise the day and all of the parents who came and cheered us on. We all really appreciate it and it was a great day!

By Bridget S, Ali C, Ioanna S

Lost Rings

We currently have 2 lost rings in the office. If you've recently lost a ring and think one or both could be yours, please see Tegan or Wendy at reception.

Community Conversations  Term 2

We would like to invite you to a Community Conversations to hear your thoughts on Galilee in a scope of areas.


In Term 4 2018, there were a number of suggestions made by parents on how to make our great school greater. Those who attended that meeting are strongly encouraged to come as well as any other parents in the school that is interested in these actions. It is an opportunity to share the ideas from 2018 and also the course of actions that we have already taken as a result of the meeting. 


This will be an informal conversation the main purpose of sharing responses from the last meeting and seeing where we are heading with other actions that are being put in place for 2019.


Other ideas around improvements to buildings and the grounds will be sought.


Having our parent’s input is important so please join us on Monday 3rd June from 9-10am in the Hall for a morning tea and discussion.


Please RSVP your attendance to Caremonkey Note emailed.


Many thanks, 


Miss Carmen Carnovale

Community Partnerships and Marketing Leader


In GOSH this week we have Food theme: we had food word search on Monday, where Marco showed impressive skills, he was the first one to complete, and later was helping others; on Tuesday we've  made fruit garlands, this time Evie, Anabella and Jessica were number one outstanding  creators!

On Wednesday guys made flat bread with Jemma, so we are having fun and enjoy a lot!

On the school closure day, 31 May, GOSH will operate between 7 am- 6 pm, please book children in for ASC at if you want them to attend.


Parish Bookshop Support

In 2019, we are looking to strengthen Galilee’s relationship with our parishes and our community. 


The program that we, at Galilee, have decided to assist in for 2019 is the Friar’s Bookshop that is held at St Peter and Paul’s. All books are donated to the bookshop and 100% of all profits support the outreach work of the Capuchin Friars and the work done around the parish.


This year we will be coordinating volunteers for the bookshop with the assistance of our year level representatives.


Each month, two nominated year levels will be asked to provide volunteers for a few hours to assist with the Friar’s Bookshop on a Sunday. *Please note that children are welcomed and encouraged to assist, however, they must be supervised by an adult at all times.


You will get an email from your year level representative with further information for your year level.


We hope that through volunteering with the bookshop, we strengthen our relationship our parishes and our local community. By doing this we are providing a living example to our children that in order to assist our community we must engage with those around us. 


We can always do more than just give money and food, we can be a living and breathing example of what Jesus taught us – to love one another and live out our school motto to live, love and learn.


We thank you in advance for giving up your time to volunteer and hope you find it a rewarding and purposeful time.


If you have any questions or any other suggestions of how we can be involved in our Parishes please email Carmen Carnovale at [email protected] 


Many thanks,


Miss Carmen Carnovale

Community Partnerships and Marketing Leader

Galilee Music Soiree

Our Galilee Music Soiree for Semester One 2019 is on Wednesday 12th June from 5.00pm - 8.00pm in the school hall. 


Students from our violin, voice, drums, guitar and piano/keyboard lessons will be performing pieces that they have learnt over the semester. 


We are in the process of organising some food and drinks for the evening - so stay tuned!


We hope you can join us for an evening of musical delights from our buddying musicians. 


Miss Carmen Carnovale 

Galilee Extra Curricular Music Program Coordinator

Community Links


Galilee and Albert Park Golf Course Community Partnership

Galilee are very excited to be forming a community partnership with Albert Park Golf Course.


Through this partnership we hope that Galilee and APGC can collaborate on in-house golf clinics with trained staff for all year levels as well as providing a fantastic facility for Galilee students to have excursions and potentially Community Sport in the future.


Albert Park Golf Course will be building a mini gold course dedicated to children. Their aims are to:

  • Bring golf to children and give them an opportunity to learn golf
  • Offer children one more option as a hobby
  • Make a contribution to childrens’ fitness and wellbeing.

They are having a naming competition for each one of the 18 holes for the new mini gold course. Albert Park Golf Course hope with this competition it will:

  • Allow children to use their imagination freely
  • Give children a chance to express their thoughts and feelings through the brief story with their submission
  • Help children develop an awareness of community involvement.

Please see attached the competition flyer. We encourage all students to submit a name. 


We are looking forward to how this new community partnership will strengthen the community’s awareness about Galilee, but also, our awareness about the facilities and community centres in our area.

If you have any suggestions or contacts that you feel may be a good-fit community partner for Galilee, please contact Carmen Carnovale at [email protected]


Happy golf-hole naming and good luck!


Miss Carmen Carnovale

Community Partnerships and Marketing Leader

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1st book and collector's case free when you buy the Sunday Herald Sun on 9th June, 2019. Books 2-15 available for $2.80 each when you buy the Herald Sun or Sunday Herald Sun from 10th June, 2019

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 2  Tuesday April 23 - Friday June 28, 1.40pm

Term 3  Monday July  15 - Friday September 20, 1.40pm

Term 4  Monday October 7 - Tuesday December 17, 1.40pm

Term Two


Thur 23 - Parents Battle of the Bands

Fri 24 - Eucharist Reflection Day

            - Meet our Therapists! 8.40-9.20am

            - P-2 Disco 5-6pm & Year 3-6 Disco 6.45-8pm Bookings:




Sat 1 - OLMC Sacrament of Eucharist 6pm

Mon 3 - Community Conversation

Tue 4 - SEB Meeting

Mon 10 - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Wed 12 - Soirée-drums, vocals, keyboard, violin, guitar 5-8pm

Thur 20 - Sustainability Market 3.25-4.30pm

Sun 23 - Sacrament of Eucharist - SPP 10am

Mon 24 - Student Led Conferences 2-7pm

Wed 26 - Student Led Conferences 2-5pm

Fri 28 - End of Term 2, 1.40pm

School Closure Days

May 31

November 4

November 29

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

May 29 - Year 3

June 5 - 2C

June 12 - Year 1

June 19 - Physical Education

June 26 - Performing Arts

2019 Camp Calendar

November 7-8, Year 3 Zoo Camp

November 14-15, Year 3 Zoo Camp

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 currently 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 Bulletin
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
Medical Consent Form.pdf