Galilee Bulletin

12 September 2019
Issue Sixteen
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 3  Monday July  15 - Friday September 20, 1.30pm

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

Term 3


Wed 18 - Assembly Visual Arts

Fri 20 - Jump Rope for Heart

            - Term 3 Finishes 1.30pm

Term 4


Monday 7 - Term 4 starts

Wed 9 - Assembly (no class presentation)

Mon 14 - Parent morning tea

Mon 14 & Tues 15 - Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Tues 15 - SEB meeting

Wed 16 - World Teachers Day

Thurs 17 & Friday 18 - Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Mon 21 -  Year 3-6 swimming lessons

Wed 23 - No assembly

Thurs 24 - Art Show 5pm

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

Mon 28 - Community Conversation 9am

Wed 30 - Assembly 2C presenting



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



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 7pm

Tues 17 - Students finish 1.30pm

School Closure Days

November 4

November 29

Community Dates


Mon 14 - Community Catchup 8.45am - 9.30am

Mon 14 - Prep Transition 2020

Mon 28 - Community Conversations 9am - 10am


Mon 11 - Prep Transition 2020

Wed 13 - Music Soiree 4.30pm - 8.00pm

Thur 28 - Galilee 25th Anniversary Event 


Wed 4 - Carols Picnic 5-7pm

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

October  9 - No class presentation

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 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 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:


Year 2 Sleepover

Students from Year 2 will have an exciting end to the term having a sleepover at school next week on Thursday 19th September. 

4C Fundraiser

Who would believe that we have already raised $200 selling raffle tickets for the Coles Mini Raffle?!?! Raffle tickets will continue to be sold up until the end of term for $5. The raffle will take place as the Half Time Entertainment for the Galilee Jump Off, approximately 12:10pm on the last day of term.


Starting next week after school, 4C will be selling individual Coles Minis and Woolworths Ooshies to assist in completing collections.


One gold coin ($1 or $2 coin) allows for one Coles Mini or Woolworths Ooshie. Individuals will be sold on a 'first come, first serve' basis with no holds or reservations.


We ask for your patience as 4C will have a raffle table, Minis table and Ooshies table outside the Library entrance next week.


CEMSIS surveys close next Friday 20 September.  Currently only 14% of our families have completed their survey.  If you have lost your login details, please see Wendy at the Office.

Bunning BBQ - This Saturday!

Come down and support our school!

Thank you to all the parent helpers who have organised in the lead up or volunteered to help for this event.

Jump Rope for Heart

As a school, we have raised  $18,574.88


On Friday the 20th of September, Galilee will be celebrating Jump Rope for Heart, this will also signal the closing of fundraising. 


We will be having a Jump Off with music, prizes and fruit sticks ($1.00). All proceeds will go towards The Heart Foundation.


The Jump Off will run from 11.40am - 12.40pm. Parents/carers are welcome to come along and watch.


All classes will participate in a skipping activity with their buddy classes prior to the 20th and teachers will select three students from each class (preps will select five) to participate the finalists Jump Off. We will have four year level Jump Offs; Prep, Year One and Two, Year Three and Four and Year Five and Six. 


We would love several parents to help volunteer making the fruit sticks. If you are available to help between 9am - 11.00am on the 20th and have you a Working With Children Check, please email Holly Burke to let her know your availability. You will find her contact details below.


Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!

End of Term 1.30pm Finish

Students will finish at 1:30pm next Friday 20 September.

Debating Team

Good luck to the Year 6 students going to the debating tournament next Thursday 19th September!


GOSH doesn't get tired from a super active life even if it's the end of the term!


Last week was dedicated to cooking ( which was incredibly successful) and this week to music! We'll make plenty of noise with musical instruments, so excuse us parents, in advance.

With great pleasure I want to mention some children who positively impressed us during the last 2 weeks: Roger from Prep  became part of GOSH and showed us good manners, great understanding and nice social & communication skills, Mia from Grade 1 established herself as a thoughtful and helpful friend who is able to take care of others and has great empathy, Cody from Grade 6 keeps on showing us his caring & understanding nature- he is the best big brother for younger kids as well as Adele from Grade 5- the best elder sister for preps! Also we want to mention Matthew and Abigail, who became great members of GOSH and on regular basis and show us their beautiful manners, wonderful communication skills and great attitude.


Of course, we could list all 150+ children who attend service, but for now we are saving your time.


Just want to remind you, that GOSH operates from 6.30- 8.30 am & 3.20- 6.00 pm during the term and from 7 am- 6 pm during the school holidays.


Next Friday is the early finish, service will be open from 1.30- 6 pm but please book in advance.


Don't forget to make bookings for the School Holidays at


School Fees

All unpaid fees are now overdue (excludes those on payment agreements). Please call the office to discuss your account asap.

Conversation Caravan is coming to Galilee!

When: Wednesday 18th September 2019 – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Students, parents and guardians we want to meet you! Come and tell us all about how you get to school, what would make it easier for you to walk, ride or scoot to school, and how you would like to travel to school!

What is this all about?

The City of Port Phillip is working with your child’s school to develop an action plan to make it safer and easier to walk, scoot and ride a bike to school. The Healthy Tracks to School project is integral in encouraging young people and their families to:

-        Participate on active travel methods such as walking, riding and scooting;

-        Engage in community through shared travel experience;

-        Develop independence and responsibility through independent travel; and

-        Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.

 Bring your parents and make a fresh fruit smoothie using our pedal bike!

We will also be supplying a coffee van for those who chat to us!

For more information speak to Miss Carmen Carnovale.

Student Success

Congratulations to the following 2 boys on their win at the presentation night for their football club, South Melbourne Districts.

Jack won the Coaches Award and Dane won Most Courageous. 


Open Morning

There will be no Open Morning on the last day of Term 3.


Community Links


Relay for Life


Cybersafety Through City of Port Phillip


Kids Fitness Program


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