Galilee Bulletin

14 February 2019
Issue Two
Dates & Information
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205

Dates & Information

Term Dates

Term 1 2019   Jan 31 Years 1-6 Students begin & Feb 1 Prep begin - Friday April 5, 1.40pm

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 17, 1.40pm

Term One 2019 Dates


Thurs 14 - Year 4 on camp

Fri 15 - Book Club orders due

             - Year 4 arrive home from camp approx. 3pm

Tue 19-22 - Year 6 Canberra Camp

Wed 20 -  No Preps 

                - Assembly 2.40pm, Year 4 presenting

                - Reconciliation Faith Night 6-7pm

Mon 25 - Dendy Swimming

Wed 27 - No Preps

                - Assembly 2.40pm, Year 5 presenting

Thurs 28 - Year 5 Camp Information Meeting 3-3.30pm


Mon 4 - Galilee Athletics Day

Wed 6 - Parent Helper Course

              - No assembly- Ash Wednesday Mass TBC

Thurs 7 & Fri 8 - School Closure Days

Mon 11 - Labour Day Public Holiday

Tue 12 - 2020 Prep Sibling Interviews begin

Wed 13 - Assembly Year 6 presenting 9am

Thurs 14 - Parent Helper Course 9-10am

Fri 15 - Parent Social Night TBC

Mon 18 - Year 3 Reconciliation Reflection Day

                - Community Conversation 9am

Tues 19-Fri 22 - Year 5 Camp

Wed 20 - Assembly Year 3 presenting

Fri 22 - Ride to School Day

Wed 27 - School Photos

                - Assembly 2B presenting

Fri 29 - Harmony Day


Wed 3 - No assembly

             - Sacrament of Reconciliation 7-8pm at OLMC

Fri 5 - Holy Week Stations of the Cross 9am

          - Easter Raffle 1pm

          - Dismissal 1.40pm for end of Term 1

School Closure Days

March 7 & 8

May 31

November 4

November 29

Assembly Presentation

Wednesdays 2.40pm

Term 1

Feb 20  Year 4

Feb 27  Year 5

Mar 13 9am Year 6

Mar 20  Year 3

Mar 27 2B

2019 Camp Calendar

February 13-15, Year 4 Angahook Camp

February 19-22, Year 6 Canberra Camp

March 19-22, Year 5 Merricks Camp

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.


It was terrific to see many families attend the Welcome Picnic last Thursday 7th Feb and the Beginning of Term Mass on Friday 8th Feb.

We were lucky the rain held off for the picnic and I thank everyone for attending and supporting these types of evenings.  

I am currently visiting the Year 4 campers and staying overnight. Everyone is happy and having a great time!


School fees accounts have been sent home via email (one parent's email address per account so please check both mother and father emails) and a hard copy was sent home in your eldest's child's bag.

If you did not receive the statement, please email Wendy and give her a few days to send one home to you [email protected].


A reminder the first payment is due by March 21, 2018. If you would like to commence a payment plan, please contact the office for a Direct Debit form. 

PE days next week

Due to the Year 6 Camp and Preps absent on Wednesday, PE is timetabled on the following days:

Tuesday:  4G, 3M, Year 1

Wednesday:  4C, 3L, Year 2

Thursday:  Year 5, Preps


Year 4 students, Ms Giles, Mr Coaley, Mrs Gerecke, Miss Carnovale and Mr Martello left for camp yesterday morning. After 3 days of fun they will return to school tomorrow afternoon. 


Year 6 students, Miss Biggs, Mrs Ferguson, Mr Martello and Tegan will leave for Canberra early next Tuesday morning - they can't wait!

We are looking forward to seeing lots of photos and hearing their stories from both camps.

Community Conversations - Term 1

We would like to invite you to a Community Conversation morning tea 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 along again, as well as any other parents in our school community that are interested . It is an opportunity to share the ideas from 2018 and also some of actions we have initiated as a result of the meeting. 


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


Having our parent’s input is important, so please join us on Monday 18th March from 9-10am in the Hall for a morning tea and discussion.


Please RSVP your attendance to Carmen Carnovale on [email protected]

Starlight Foundation Super Swim - Mr Coaley Needs Your Help


At the beginning of the school year, Mr Coaley set the goal of swimming 50km before the end of February. Before leaving for camp yesterday, he had already accumulated a total of 28.6km - swimming 1,144 laps. He has just under two weeks to swim the remaining 21.4km.


He is raising money for the Starlight Foundation - money that goes directly towards helping sick children in hospital. If you would like to donate towards his swimming, you can at the following link:


Closure Days - G.O.S.H

G.O.S.H will be operating on March 7 & 8 (school closure days for offsite staff professional development). If you require their service on either or both of these days, please ensure you book in with

Seeking Interest


TheirCare G.O.S.H

We've had an amazing sport week in GOSH! Millie and Jaxson were outstanding in the obstacle run; Maya,  Madeline, Olivia, Mila, Daniela, Ned and Molly impressed us during their first martial arts training with Ryger!

Next week is "Friendship week", and we want all of you to greet friends and each other!

Theircare GOSH will operate on the pupil free days 7 & 8 of March.

Register and book now at



Cabrini Discount

Cabrini are again offering 50% discount on attendance fees for school students aged 17 years and under. See the attachment below for details. 

Albert Park Primary Fete


Galilee Bulletin
Hi Res Cabrini ED Schools Discount.pdf
2019 Lunch Order List.pdf
Medical Consent Form.pdf