Galilee Bulletin

15 August 2019
Issue Fourteen
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



Thurs 15 - Maths Parent Night

Mon 19-Fri 23 - Book Week

Tues 20 - Grandparents Day Mass 9am

Fri 23 - Book Week Parade (Dress up)

Tue 27 - SEB Meeting

Wed 28 - Father's Day Liturgy 2.30pm Prep

Fri 30 - Father's Day Breakfast 7.30am


Wed 4 - Assembly Year 3

Wed 11 - Assembly Year 1

Wed 18 - Assembly Visual Arts

Fri 20 - Jump Rope for Heart

            - Term 3 Finishes 1.30pm

School Closure Days

November 4

November 29

Community Dates


Tue 20 - Grandparents Day 9-11:40am

Fri 30 - Father’s Day Breakfast 7.30am


Mon 14 - Community Catchups 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 TBC


Wed 4 - Carols Picnic 5-7pm

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

August 14 - Year 5

August 21 - NO ASSEMBLY

August 28 - Father's Day Liturgy Prep

September 4 - Year 3

September 11 - Year 1

September 18 - Visual Art

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:


Maths Evening

Our Galilee Maths Evening is on tonight from 6-7pm.

Please join us for information about teaching and learning in Mathematics, as well as ideas for home learning and ways in which you can support your child. 


We will be introducing and playing a number of Maths games on the night. If you want to find out more about Maths Olympiad, Learning Framework in Number, Essential Assessment and other areas of Maths, please respond to the CareMonkey form if you can come along. Everyone is welcome!

Jeans for Genes Day

Thank you to our school community for participating in Jeans for Genes Day on Tuesday and raising money for genetic birth defects. Thank you to all of our students  who gave so generously, we raised over $500. What a fantastic achievement!

Grandparents and Special Friends' Day

Due to a change to the Dendy Athletics date (usually a week before), Grandparents' and Special Friend's Day has had to change to Tuesday 20 August.  There will be a Mass at St Peter and Paul's Church at 9:00am, followed by classroom visits and a Morning Tea. All Grandparents and Special Friends are welcome to visit the Book Fair during Morning Tea time.  

Please be ready for a 9am start however this may be conditional on students' arrival time.

If there are any grandparents who have made arrangements to come in on the Monday and are unable to come in on Tuesday 20 August, please contact Helen Rochecouste and we will cater for you.


Chess Club

Chess Club did not meet this week. David will organise a make-up session for later in the term.

Dendy Athletics

Dendy Athletics is happening on Monday 19 August at  Duncan McKinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena.  A reminder for students to arrive at school by 8:15am.

Book Week

Galilee is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on 19-23rd August to increase literacy and to encourage our students to read. Our Book Fair encourages children to be excited about reading and learning. The Book Fair will be located beside the hall (Park St Entrance) and will be open before and after school during Book Week. The Park Street Entrance will be closed during Book Week. 


The theme of Book Week this year is Reading is my Secret Power.

On Friday 23rd August, the children can come to school dressed up as a book character and there will be a parade for children to showcase their costumes from 9-10am on the day. You are more than welcome to come along and watch the parade.

Our Book Week incursion performance,  will take place on Wednesday the 21st of August.

School Readiness Program


Fathers Day Breakfast 


School Fees

A reminder all school fees are to be paid in full by the end of August unless you have made written prior arrangements (direct debit/agreement with Simon Millar).

The Dads and Kids Camp


The Dads and Kids Camp

Date: Saturday 16th November - Sunday 17th November

Where: Camp Wyuna, Queenscliff  Victoria.

Tickets on Sale through on the 29th August at 10:00am.  A website link will be supplied at a later date.  Securing your place on camp requires payment in full at the time of booking.

More details including cost etc, will be released shortly, we are just finalising them now.


The camp is open to all grade groups of current children of Galilee. 

If you have any questions please contact me.


A fantastic weekend of activities and challenges aimed at increasing family and school community bonds.

We hope to see the old DOGS who have made previous years a success and many new faces to continue this great tradition.

(We will do our best to accommodate all that want to come along, however the camp does have a cap on numbers and based on previous years people may miss out.  Strictly first to book policy.


Regards James McGann 

Sts Peter & Paul's Trivia Night

Sts Peter & Paul's are hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday August 24 at 6:30pm. Go to the following link to book tickets:


Architect Meetings

A consultation session with students was held today on 15 August 2019 at 12.00 noon with a selection of Year 3 students and SRC members to provide vital input towards the Masterplan.


Consultation meetings with parents of students at Galilee to discuss the school’s revised proposed Master Plan for the future redevelopment of the school, will be conducted by the Architects for the project –CHC on MONDAY 26 AUGUST 2019. Please note that a Masterplan was developed in 2016 and we aim to revise this document. Two consultation meetings will be held in the school hall at the following times:

  • Monday 26 August 2019 at 9.00-10.00am
  • Monday 26 August 2019 at 6.00-7.00pm

Child minding facilities at school during the consultation meeting (6-7pm for Galilee school-aged children) will be generously provided for free by TheirCare. A Caremonkey notification was sent home earlier this week for you to indicate attendance.

A consultation meeting with staff will be held on the same day at 3.45pm.

School Uniform

Thankyou to the many families who completed the recent survey (85%) about proposed changes to the school uniform. The data has been recently collated and discussed with the Uniform Committee. More detailed information will be forwarded in next week's newsletter.


Community Links


Local Tram Upgrades


South Melbourne Market Initiatives

South Melbourne Market have some fantastic initiatives that are happening.


At Galilee, it is important that we support our local community who support us.


Please see below some initiatives that you may want to take part in:

  • Free Monthly Bike Tune-ups: Takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month. The Market is well equipped with bike racks and are encouraging people to travel by bicycle in our local area. This is a CoPP initiative and the Back2Bikes team provide a free bike tune-up and free map of the local area.


  • Off Your Back Coat Drive: The market is currently collecting coats at the Market for this great local initiative to support those in need in our local community.


Carmen Carnovale

Community Partnerships and Marketing Leader


Last week in GOSH it was "Science and Magic" week: we've done plenty of experiments, tricks and experiences. Our children are the most gifted and talented personalities: Lily, Ishaan, Marco, Elana, Jessica, Max, Eliza, Adele, Sarah, Zoe, William, Millie, Jensen, Isabella, Henry, Joel,Oliver, Katherine, Sofia, Jay, Jamie, Aston and others as usually showed us how collaborative, creative and knowledgeable they can be!!!


This week we have Fashion week and again we can't stop wondering how wonderful and impressive our dearest children are!


Next week we'll have "Book week" in GOSH and will try to wright our own books with illustrations and many other interesting crafts will be done!


Holiday Program bookings for  the "Back in Time" theme are already open, don't forget to register and book your children at


I'll go on maternity leave after the end of the term, Holiday Program will be run by Gemma and other coordinator you'll be introduced to within next couple of weeks.



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Galilee Bulletin
Prep Overview.pdf
Year 1 Overview.pdf
Year 2 Overview.pdf
Year 3 Overview.pdf
Year 4 Overview .pdf
Year 5 Overview.pdf
Year 6 Overview.pdf
Specialist Overview.pdf
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
Medical Consent Form.pdf