Galilee Bulletin

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


**Dates and Times may change

Term Dates 

Term 2  April 19 - June 30

Term 3 July 17 - September 22

Term 4 October 9 - December 19 


Thu 4  Dads Night 7pm

Tue 9-Thu 11  NAPLAN (Years 3 & 5)

Fri 12 Mother's Day Mass 9:30am at Ss. Peter and Paul, Mother's Day Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea

Fri 19  Dendy Cross Country

Mon 29  Year 2 Parent Morning Tea

Tue 30  Prep Parish Mass Ss. Peter and Paul 12pm

Wed 31  Year 1 Parish Mass Ss. Peter and Paul 12pm

School Closure Dates

Friday June 9

Friday August 25

Monday November 6

Friday December 1

Sacrament Dates

First Eucharist - Ss. Peter and Paul

  • 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 


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

12 Jun   Queen's Birthday
29 Sep   AFL Grand Final Friday
7 Nov     Melbourne Cup Day


Wednesdays 2.40pm

May 10  Prep E

May 17  6C

May 24  5O

May 31  Year 4

June 7  5F

June 14  Prep F

June 21  Sport 


Second Hand Uniform


Monday afternoon 3.30-3.45  

Friday morning 8.40-8.55

Located in Prep Building

Donations of clean/well cared for uniform happily accepted

Lunch Orders

Available to order Wednesdays and Fridays only



Dear Families,

Yesterday Year 3-6 students participated in the Galilee Cross-Country at Murphy's Reserve, Port Melbourne. I thank the many parents who offered their assistance and gave up time to help Mr Tobin and the staff in attendance. All successful schools require support and involvement from the parent community. It was a terrific event and afterwards, Mr Tobin will use the results to select the team to represent Galilee at the Dendy Cross-Country Carnival on Friday May 19


Members of the staff Leadership Team will be working together this Monday to prioritise and plan for future initiatives that will benefit the learning of our students. Nearly all staff who hold leadership roles also teach in classrooms. However, professional learning to assist with new educational initiatives greatly benefits our students. At Galilee, we value school improvement linked to student learning but this requires time. It may be necessary for you to assist your child to manage having a different teacher on occasions but it can be seen as a valuable lesson in resilience.


Independence and resilience can be taught from a young age and is an important skill you can teach your child as they are growing up. Deciding when to intervene and when to empower your child to make their own decisions, is one of the hardest challenges faced by parents. Providing a loving and safe environment for your child will assist them in developing self-esteem and confidence. However, sometimes allowing to make their own mistakes (but assisting them to learn from them) can also be of benefit. Helping your child to be comfortable learning from their mistakes is a wonderful gift. Next time your child makes a mistake, rather than solving it for them you might try asking them for suggestions. 


NAPLAN testing will occur next week for students in Year 3 & 5 and below is a timetable for the week. Please note that students away from Tuesday to Thursday will have the opportunity to complete tests on Friday May 12, 2017.


Simon Millar

DOGS Night Tonight!


School Uniform

All students are now required to wear winter uniform.  If your child is out of uniform, please inform the class teacher via email or written note, with an explanation.  School hats are not required to be worn until Term Four.

The new uniform mentioned in last week's newsletter is not yet available at PSW.  PSW will be selling through the existing inventory.  Students will be permitted to wear the older styles through this transition phase.

However all obsolete items will not be re-ordered so once sold out, the new options will be available. 

Please ensure that your child wears complete uniforms and does not mix.


Please remember to have children at school by 8.50am to minimise distractions to other students and to maximise their learning. If arriving after 8.50am, students must be signed in at the school office before entering their classroom. Consider visiting your child's classroom on a Monday morning from 8:40-8:55am but please be punctual.

Book Launch

Kasey Edwards (mother at Galilee) will be launching her latest book Guilt Trip at Readings, 701 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn.

Bookings can be made via



Mother's Day



Premier's Reading Challenge

Information about the Premier's Reading Challenge has been sent home with your child either today or tomorrow.  You will need to indicate whether you give permission for your child to be registered by the school.  

The Challenge closes September 8.

Lunch Order 2017.pdf
Lunch Order 2017.pdf