Galilee Bulletin

18 May 2017
Issue Seven
School Uniform
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 


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


Thu 1  Dads Night

Fri 2  Movie/Disco Night

Fri 9  School closure day

Mon 12  Queen's Birthday Public Holiday  

Tue 13  SEB Meeting

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.
  • Preparation Class 1 - Saturday 13th May
  • Preparation Class 2 - Saturday 20th May
  • Preparation Class 3 - Saturday 27th May
  • Preparation Class 4 - Saturday 3rd June
  • Reflection Day – Wednesday 29th May at Galilee - 8:50am - 3:25pm
  • Sacrament of First Eucharist - Saturday 17th June 6pm 


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 24  Year 5

May 31  Year 4

June 7  Year

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


School Uniform



Prep Enrolments 2018

Dear Families,

The first round of Prep enrolments for 2018 have concluded. Please be reminded that a $500 deposit is required (by specified date) to secure your child's place. We have seventeen siblings who will be joining Galilee in 2018. An extensive transition program has been planned with the children coming in for four visits combined with a parent information night. All of the details have been posted to the parents in the letter of offer. It has been a wonderful experience to meet the children and their families. While all children develop at a different rate, as parents we can assist our children to develop resilience and independence. Simple gestures can help with your child's development such as: carrying their own bag and encouraging them to speak for themselves. 

Recognition of Others

Last week I wrote in the newsletter about resilience, independence and positivity. The staff have talked about the importance of being approachable and engaging in positive relationships with the students, staff and parents. One strategy is to recognise the efforts and achievements of others. The parents are also encouraged to do the same. Each week we have members of our community working hard for the benefit of others. I encourage all members of Galilee, including parents, to regularly recognise the achievements of the students, staff and other parents. Recognition, when given regularly and authentically by a community, will ususally impact positively upon a school's culture and lead to improved student learning.  

Parent Function


Social and Fundraising Group

Mothers Day

Thanks to all those involved in the Mother's Day events which was a great success and a great chance to acknowledge  our mums. The morning and afternoon teas were a huge hit with over 100 members of our Galilee community enjoying tea, scones and the beautiful singing by Prep students. The lunch was also a sell out and a great chance for the mums to catch up and get to know each other. Megan Hess (international fashion artist), mother of Will and Gwyn, shared with us her inspirational story. Megan spoke of her career and family life and we were all enthralled. Due to demand, we may need to increase the numbers for next year. Although there were many parents who assisted with the Mother's Day events and Art work, we presented a gift at assembly this week to acknowledge the outstanding work of Meegan Jia Good, Sally Callan and Jess Conway.


Parent Social Night - 19 May Emerald Hotel

There is a Parent Evening this Friday night from 7pm at the Emerald Hotel, South Melbourne.  Drinks and meals are at bar prices and Robbo (Amber Yr 1) will be providing music. This is a great way to meet other parents in a relaxed environment. You can stay as short or as long as you like.

Disco/Movie Night - 2 June

Entertainment for our little ones have not been forgotten with the Disco / Movie Night scheduled for Friday 2 June. Preps to Yr 2 will enjoy a pyjama party and movie in the School Hall with Yr 3 - 6 busting their moves across the road.  More details will be coming out shortly. 

Trivia Night - 5 August

Planning is well underway for our major fundraising event - the Trivia Night.  Donation requests have started and we have been successful in securing a City of Port Philip Community Grant for the St Kilda Town Hall.

As you can imagine, organising this event takes a huge amount of cooperation and hard work and we'd love more assistance if you can spare the time.  If you have any skills or services or are just happy to lend a hand please contact Olivia Webb (0419 018 922 or [email protected]). 

Next Social & Fundraising Committee Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday 23 May in the school hall, straight after school. The meeting is open to all who want to attend.

School Closure Day

A reminder Friday June 9 will be a pupil free day. 

On this day staff will be reviewing the previous four years and preparing for the upcoming External School Review in the first week of Term Four. Maree Holmes from Catholic Education Melbourne will be facilitating the session.

Galilee Library

A reminder to borrow from the school library, children must bring a library bag with them on Mondays. Please ensure they come to school with their borrowed book every Monday to return.  

Dendy Cross-Country

This Friday, we have eighty students travelling to Clayton to compete in Dendy Cross-Country. Students need to be dressed in their school sports uniform and be at school by 8:30am ready to leave on the bus by 8:40am. We thank Mr Tobin for his organisation with the support of many staff and parents. Goodluck to our students while representing Galilee.


Simon Millar (Principal)

Amy Burns & Danielle Gerecke (Deputy Principals)



School Uniform

School Uniform

Today Mr. Millar and Mrs. Burns visited each classroom to discuss the different components of the school uniform and to clarify the correct uniform that students are expected to wear. 


An email has been sent to all families regarding uniforms and has been attached at the end of this page. More details regarding correct uniform will be in next week's newsletter.


We thank you for your support in helping us ensure cohesive uniform standards at Galilee.







Winter Tunic with navy blue tights or navy knee high socks

Navy blue shorts with long navy socks (not yet stocked)

Navy blue trousers (stocked at PSW) with navy socks

Long/short sleeved polo top

Black school shoes 

Woollen Jumper

Microfibre Track top 


Maroon, forest green (colour of tunic) or navy hair ties, scrunchies or headband 

No jewelry except watches and stud or sleeper earrings


School bags are compulsory for all students



Short sleeved school polo top

Rugby top/ Microfibre track top

Maroon shorts/netball skirt

School Track pants 

White socks

Track shoes (any colour)




Practical Positive Psychology Parent Session.pdf
Practical Positive Psychology Parent Session.pdf
Lunch Order 2017.pdf
Galilee Uniform Letter.pdf
Galilee Uniform Letter.pdf