Galilee Newsletter

11 August 2017
Issue Eleven
Principal's Report
Upcoming Dates
Education in Faith
Leadership and Management
Learning and Teaching
Student Wellbeing
School Community
Student Reports
Local Connections
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
(03) 9699 2928
301 - 319 Bank Street
South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205
AU

Principal's Report

New Policy

Dear Families,

We have recently reviewed our Pastoral Care Policy which is now being used with students at Galilee. The policy was endorsed by the Galilee staff and School Education Board. The policy explains strategies and steps to be followed if a student does not follow a school rule. The policy will be sent home to families in the next two weeks once we have had time to review it in practice. Below I have listed the rationale behind the policy:

 

Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School has a strong commitment to student safety as is reflected in our Vision Statement: “LOVE by fostering a safe, inclusive, active and positive community”. We continually strive to ensure that every student is safe from harm including all forms of abuse.

We exercise zero tolerance to abuse as stated in our Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct. Corporal punishment is not used to discipline students at Galilee.  As a Catholic school, Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School endeavours to instill into its community of students, staff and parents and friends, the values of:  

  • Co-operation  

  • Shared responsibility  

  • Equality  

  • Self-respect  

  • Mutual respect  

  • Empathy for others  

  • Equal opportunity.

Our Pastoral Care Policy and Student Wellbeing are central to our beliefs and actions.

At Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School we strive to create an environment, which facilitates the development and experience of responsible self-discipline.

Student Wellbeing is the concern and responsibility of our total school community. We work together to build an effective climate for pastoral care and to develop support structures for all staff to assist the teachers in implementing our Pastoral Care Policy.

This policy is consistent with:  the Child Safety Code of Conduct; Anti-Bullying Policy; Parents, Visitors and Volunteers Policy;  Staff Meeting and Staff Code of Conduct (Staff Procedures Handbook).

Galilee Trivia Night

What a fun night was had by all who attended the 2017 Trivia Night.  Thank you to all the families, past families, and staff who came to support our annual fundraiser.  We had over 150 donations of vouchers, items and experiences to auction off on the evening in the silent and live auction.  Thank you to all the families who donated items, sought out donations and to our local businesses who so generously supported our school.  Thank you to our MC and live auctioneer Brendan Coburn who sold the four live auction items in a thrilling bidding war and to the families who bid with such enthusiasm to win the items.  We thank you for your generous support. 

 

There were many laughs to be had with the Trivia competition won by the team named Hot stuff, by a formidable margin.  There was some fancy footwork (or not so fancy) on the dance floor and even a late night karaoke session.  A huge thank you to Kellie S for sharing her son Frank’s amazing story about living with kidney disease and all the family have gone through to support him with both parents donating their kidneys for him.  Importantly Kellie shared that whilst Frank couldn't take preventative steps against kidney disease, we can.  Donations were taken on the night for Kidney Health Australia and we will announce how much in the coming weeks along with how much we raised on the evening for our school community.

 

The evening could not have been such a success without the hard work of all the volunteers who put together the event.  A special mention does need to go to a few of our parents who have spent countless hours behind the scene preparing and organising the night:

Sally C - for pulling together the entire evening

Emma K - setting up and managing the events Facebook page and helping Alison coordinate all the donations

Alison B - for coordinating all the donations, descriptions and wrapping of hampers

Helen Di N - for the endless graphic design works

Olivia W - for coordinating the behind the scenes logistics of the evening

And to Chelsea M, Annalise W, Maureen W, Steph S, Ellis J-Z and Jess C for spending hours doing all the other jobs that needed doing.

 

And finally thank you to Wendy, Tegan and Brighid who spent countless hours fielding emails, phone calls and requests from the Committee in the lead up to and on the evening.

Daily 5

Last Monday, all of our teachers from Prep - Year Two visited another primary school to see Daily 5 being taught. In 2017, we have introduced Daily 5 as model for teaching English to our students. The program has been encouraged by Catholic Education Melbourne as a model that promotes lifelong learning. 

 

At Galilee, we have two literacy leaders being Miss Cox & Mrs Gerecke. I thank Miss Cox for her coordination and continued training with the staff. If you have any questions about Daily 5, please ask your child, their teacher or Miss Cox.

 

Please read the Leadership & Management section for more details on Daily 5.

Cybersafety-Cyberbullying

Earlier this week, we sent home an email to Year Six families following a cybersafety issue with students while at home. Last week, we had Susan McLean, facilitate sessions educating our students and parents on issues involving cybersafety. Susan and the staff at Galilee, have reminded the families that students are required to be a legal age of 13 or more to be able to participate in social media platforms. Parents are encouraged to review what their children are posting, if you have allowed them to participate in social media. Our ICT User Agreement is on our website and contains specific expectations of students and parents.

Cyberbullying will not be tolerated at Galilee and there are consequences for anyone who is involved for the protection of everyone.

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using, or threatening to use, electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as mobile phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Students may have their ICT access suspended and be subjected to other consequences listed in our Pastoral Care (Discipline) Policy. Information on parental conduct can also be found in the following policies: Parent Handbook & ICT User Agreement (both on our website) and the Parents, Visitors and Volunteers Policy (sent home on Caremonkey). Cyberbullying related to anyone at Galilee (students, staff or parents) or threats of cyberbullying, by parents as stated in the above policy, may lead to a parent losing access to the school premises and will be reported to the police. 

School Closure Day

As stated in previous communications, August 25th is a school closure day. On this day, we will be hosting three other schools with a focus on Student Wellbeing. GOSH will open if there are enough families booked in for the day. If you will be needing the service, please book through GOSH or Camp Australia by Friday 18th August.

Condolences

Our condolences are offered to the Hanlon family , mother of Timothy (past student of Galilee), who passed away last week from illness.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Peace & Blessings,

Simon Millar

Upcoming Dates

**Dates and times may change

Term Dates 

Term 3 July 17 - September 22

Term 4 October 9 - December 19 

 

August

 Fri 11 - Dendy Athletics  Albert Park

Sat 12 -  Bunnings BBQ Port Melbourne 

Mon 14 - Fri 18th Science Week

Mon 14 - Year 5 Parents  Hosting Morning Tea

Tues 15 - Year 5/6 Rugby Incursion

Fri 18 - Italian Day

Tues 22 - Prep Transition Day Group 1A

Wed 23 - Prep Transition Day Group 1B

Wed 23 - 5O Assembly

Fri 25  -School Closure Day

Mon 28 - Grandparents/Special Friends Day Mass and Morning tea

Mon 28 - Fri Sep 1 - Book fair/Book Week

Wed 30 - Book Week Parade

Thurs 31 Year 5/6 Hoop Time

 

September 

Fri 1 -  Father's day Breakfast BBQ/Footy Colours Day

Fri 1 - Father's Day Liturgy 9.15 -9.45 School Hall

Fri 1 - Book Week Performance

Sun 3 - Father's Day

Tue 5 - SEB Meeting

Wed 6 - 4R Assembly

Thu 7 - Principal's Network Meeting

Thu 7 - Dads Night

Mon 11 - Yr. 6 Parent Morning Tea

 

School Closure Dates

Friday August 25

Monday November 6

Friday December 1

 

Sacrament Dates

Sacrament of Confirmation at St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne & Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park

  • Thursday 14 September - Combined Confirmation Faith Night and Parent Information Session at Galilee School Hall, 6.30pm – 7.45pm
  • Saturday 16 September - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 14 October -  Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 21 October  - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 28 October - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Wednesday 1 November - Candidates Reflection Day at MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne. More details about the Reflection Day will be made available at the Faith Night on 14 September 2017.
  • Wednesday 8  November - Rehearsal & meeting with Bishop Elliott - O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms,  Middle Park at 4.30pm
  • Saturday 11 November - Sacrament of Confirmation Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park at 6.00pm 

Sacrament of Confirmation at Ss. Peter and Paul, South Melbourne

  • Sept. 14  - Confirmation Faith Night at Galilee Hall at 6:30 - 7.30pm
  • Oct. 26 - Parent Information Night Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall at 7pm
  • Nov. 1  - Candidates Reflection Day at MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne. More details about the Reflection Day will be made available at the Faith Night on 14 September 2017.
  • Nov. 4 -  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall followed by Mass
  • Nov. 11  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall followed by Mass
  • Nov. 18  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall  followed by Mass
  • Nov. 25  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall  followed by Mass
  • Dec. 3  Sacrament of Confirmation  Ss. Peter and Paul's 10am

 

Public Holidays

29 Sep   AFL Grand Final Friday (during school holidays)
7 Nov     Melbourne Cup Day

 

Assemblies

Wednesdays 2.40pm

Aug 16 Performing Arts

Aug 23  5O

Aug 30  Book Week Parade (2:30pm start)

Sept 6  4R

Sept 13  Prep E

Sept 20  6C

 

Parent Calendar

http://www.gsmelbournesth.catholic.edu.au/page/179/Calendar

 

Second Hand Uniform

Open Fridays 8:40am-8:55am & afternoons are available by appointment (3:30pm-3:40pm) please SMS Kate on 0419 384 471 to arrange.

Located in Prep Building

Clean uniform donations appreciated

 

Lunch Orders

Available to order Wednesdays and Fridays only

Lunch Order 2017.pdf

 

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Education in Faith

St. Mary of the Cross

On Tuesday we clebrated the feast of our own Australian saint, St Mary of the Cross. Mary MacKillop continues to inspire us with her deep faith and her commitment to bringing God’s love to the world. This has been made well known through her words, ‘Never see a need without doing something about it’. This is a challenge to all of us to more consciously think about our responses to those in need and the temptation to pass by without doing anything to help.  Early next term our Year 6 students will be attending an excursion to the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre in East Melbourne where they will explore St. Mary MacKillop and make links to the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

 

Pope Francis' prayer intention for August

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for the month of August is for artists: 'that artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation'. This is very timely as each class is currently engaged in an inquiry unit around The Arts.

 

The August Pope Video is available on The Pope Video website.

Day of Action

On Monday 18th of September, Galilee will be holding a Day of Action. On this day students will be encouraged to raise awareness and funds for a cause of their choice. 

 

We are excited about this addition to the Galilee Calendar. We encourage all within our community to work towards a more just and fair world, not merely from a sense of charity or goodwill, but because we believe it is a necessary response to the Gospel call of Jesus, and a matter of justice. This response is central to our faith, and central to our Catholic school’s identity.

 

We thank the students who have already registered their interest in supporting a cause. If there are any other students who would like to become involved please let Mrs. Ford or Mrs. Burns know.

 

Sacrament of Confirmation

Later this term many of our Year 6 students will begin the formal preparations for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please see the dates for the Sacraments below and the attached enrolment form for St Joseph's Port Melbourne and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park. 

 

Sacrament of Confirmation at St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne & Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park

  • Thursday 14 September - Combined Confirmation Faith Night and Parent Information Session at Galilee School Hall, 6.30pm – 7.45pm
  • Saturday 16 September - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 14 October -  Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 21 October  - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Saturday 28 October - Preparation Session in O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms at 4.45pm, followed by Mass at 6pm
  • Wednesday 1 November - Candidates Reflection Day at MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne. More details about the Reflection Day will be made available at the Faith Night on 14 September 2017.
  • Wednesday 8  November - Rehearsal & meeting with Bishop Elliott - O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms,  Middle Park at 4.30pm
  • Saturday 11 November - Sacrament of Confirmation Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park at 6.00pm 

The Confirmation enrolment form for the Sacrament of Conformation at St Joseph’s, Port Melbourne & Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park has been attached below.

 

Sacrament of Confirmation at Ss. Peter and Paul, South Melbourne

  • Sept. 14  - Confirmation Faith Night at Galilee Hall at 6:30 - 7.30pm
  • Oct. 26 - Parent Information Night Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall at 7pm
  • Nov. 1  - Candidates Reflection Day at MacKillop Heritage Centre, East Melbourne. More details about the Reflection Day will be made available at the Faith Night on 14 September 2017.
  • Nov. 4 -  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall followed by Mass
  • Nov. 11  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall followed by Mass
  • Nov. 18  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall  followed by Mass
  • Nov. 25  Preparation Class Ss. Peter & Paul's Hall  followed by Mass
  • Dec. 3  Sacrament of Confirmation  Ss. Peter and Paul's 10am

The enrollment form for the Sacrament of Confirmation at Ss. Peter and Paul will be available in the next issue of the newsletter.

 

Leadership and Management

The Daily 5 and CAFE Systems

This year, we have begun to develop the structure of English sessions to improve student outcomes using The Daily 5 and CAFE Systems in Prep-2.  Our school has been working closely with other English Leaders in the Southern Region, in particular St Finbar's and St James Brighton, in the area of Reading.  Teachers tell us their Daily 5 classrooms produce productive, highly engaged students who are developing a true love of literacy.

 

The Daily 5 is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. 

 

Students select from five authentic reading and writing choices, working independently toward personalised goals, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring. These choices include:

  • Read to Self,
  • Work on Writing,
  • Read to Someone,
  • Listen to Reading, and
  • Word Work.

 

The benefits of The Daily 5 for teachers and schools include the following:

  • students develop independence, stamina, and accountability;
  • less time consumed by classroom management leaves more for instruction;
  • the framework adapts flawlessly to the Victorian Curriculum;
  • improves  literacy achievement; and
  • behaviours of independence transfer to other content areas.

The CAFE System is delivered through the structure and framework of The Daily 5.  The CAFE System helps students understand and master the four key components of successful reading:

  • Comprehension,
  • Accuracy,
  • Fluency, and
  • Expanding Vocabulary.

 

The CAFE Menu breaks each component—comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expanding vocabulary—into significant strategies that support each goal. Posted on the classroom wall and built throughout the year, it serves as a visual reminder of whole-class instruction as well as individual student goals.

 

Teachers use The CAFE System to assess, instruct, and monitor student progress. It provides tools for constructing group and individual lessons that provide just-in-time instruction, ensuring that all students reach their potential. The system helps teachers:

  • establish and track the strengths and goals of each child by providing a structure for conferring;
  • organise assessment data and use it to inform instruction;
  • maximie time with students in whole-group, small-group, and one-on-one settings;
  • create flexible small groups focused on specific reading needs;
  • engage students, fostering ownership and accountability to reach goals; and
  • develop a common language to talk about reading development and proficiency.

 

On Monday morning, our Prep-2 teachers visited St. James in Brighton to see some great examples of Daily 5 and CAFE Reading in the junior schools. This is part of our ongoing professional learning and gathering of new ideas to inform our practices at Galilee. In conducting this type of Professional learning, we are given the opportunity to bring back more ideas that can potentially enable us to make changes to our practices.  

 

We are very excited to be implementing The Daily 5 and CAFE Systems in Prep-2.

 

 

Learning and Teaching

Number Intervention

 

GALILEE ITALIAN DAY

WHEN: Friday 18th August

TIME: All Day

WHAT TO WEAR:

        Dress as a famous Italian

        Dress in the Italian colours – green, white & red

        Dress as anything or anybody that is Italian.

WHAT TO BRING: Snack

 

On Italian Day, the children will be divided into multi age groups and will be participating in various Italian activities such as Bocce, Tombola and Art activities.

Students will also be participating in the “That’s Amore” Music Show.

 

LUNCH: (PROVIDED BY SCHOOL)

Pasta lunch (Plain Napoli Sauce)

Gelato: Choice of Chocolate or Lemon

Drink

Please note, if you don’t eat pasta you will need to bring your own lunch.

 

Carlo Martello

 

National Science Week

Next week is National Science Week. The focus this year is Future Earth. During National Science Week we have all been invited to look ahead and imagine what our future planet will be like.

 

One of the most pressing issues for our Future Earth is climate change. Will Earth's climate remain as it has been for most of mankind's history, or have we triggered changes that could severely affect us and other species?

 

Our changing environment prompts us to stop and think about how we live on our planet. As a faith community we are called to respond and to adopt new ways of living as Pope Francis highlights in his encyclical, Laudato Si': On the Care of our Common Home

 

Below are some questions that you might like to discuss at home during National Science Week:

  • What could you be doing at home to help our Future Earth
  • What do you think Future Earth will be like?
  • How do you think technology will impact Future Earth?
  • What Future Earth would you like to create?

 

eLearning Music Videos

We are finalizing the music videos, including our students with red dots (no photos) before we upload them to our next Newsletter, which will be a supersized eLearning addition.

Student Wellbeing

Dear Galilee students/parents/carers,

 

My name is Liam, I am in Year 5F and I have a condition called Alopecia Areata.  
 
Alopecia Areata is a medical condition resulting in hair loss in varying degrees to the scalp and body. It can present in many different ways, ranging from a few small, round bald patches on the scalp to complete baldness over the entire body – including eyebrows, eyelashes and even nose hair. 


Alopecia Areata does no harm to the body and causes no pain or disability. It is believed to be an autoimmune condition, and is in no way related to cancer or cancer treatment.  It is non-contagious, and can occur in both males and females of any age, although it often presents during childhood. Alopecia Areata is classed as a not uncommon disease, meaning that 1-2% of the population has experienced a form of Alopecia Areata.  The course of Alopecia Areata is highly unpredictable; hair can spontaneously regrow even after years of extensive hair loss. It can (and often does) fall out again.   I first experienced Alopecia in Year 3, all my hair fell out. In Year 4 my hair grew back, 2 months ago, my hair started falling out again.

 

Below is a great YouTube video - Alopecia Areata – Why does my hair fall out?  

It was produced by the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation to help kids aged 4-12 to understand and explain their alopecia.  The video is funny, informative and less than 10 minutes in duration.

 

Liam S and Carla (Mum)

 

 

 

JEANS FOR GENES DAY

A ‘BIG’ thank you to the school community for raising $451 for Jeans for Genes Day on Friday August 4th!

WELL DONE EVERYONE!

 

NED Show

Never give up            

Encourage others

Do your best

Thank you to everyone for supporting this incursion. Soupy was certainly entertaining and was able to effectively impart the message Never give up Encourage others Do your best! The students certainly understood his message and were able to talk about it and include their experiences when discussing it in class. The yo-yos were a great hit and we have seen many students grasp some difficult tricks. We sold most of the 252 yo-yos, so will definitely be able to pass the program onto a less fortunate school for free.

A special thank you to our Student Wellbeing Leaders - Gwyn & Tadhg for helping me sell the yo-yos with such dedication & enthusiasm.

Thanks also to the yo-yo whisperer Brighid for fixing the ailing yo-yos & also helping sell them.

Please continue to promote the NED message and use the parent resources available.

The students need to be congratulated for how well they have played with their yo-yos, enabling them to bring to school for this week.

Julianne Price

Student Wellbeing /Student Services Leader

 [email protected]

School Community

Supporting Our Families at Galilee

Earlier this year we sent an email out to all the school families asking for support in the way of meals for the Kumaran family.  So many people responded and meals have been dropped off to school or meals have been sponsored and are supplied each week.  The response was so positive that we are able to continue supporting the family with meals for some weeks yet.  Kamini has asked to please share the following with all of you:

 

The Kumaran Family warmly appreciates all the heartfelt messages, prayers and unconditional support.  Vijay has finished his Radiation therapy however the road to recovery is very slow and painful. However, I’m confident we will get through this.  As a mum, it’s difficult to manage all the challenges I have been faced with since April and I could not have managed all these weeks without the support from all the Galilee families. You don’t know how much a meal helps me, ready to feed my littles at home straight after work.  Some of you have given me delicious meals, some mums stopped for a chat and gave me a much needed hug and others looked after my little angel at School.

We thank you for the kind gesture!

 

It has been wonderful to witness yet again the Galilee school community rally together when a family needs support.

 

Jess Conway

Family Liaison Volunteer

Trivia Night Success

What a wonderful night we had on Saturday 5th August at the St Kilda Town Hall. The Trivia night went so smoothly and was well organised by a team of committed parents in our Social and Fundraising Committee. The Committee have been working tirelessly over the last few months; securing the Town Hall, organising auction items and prizes, setting up and maintaining the Facebook page and advertising. Well done on another great event for our Galilee Community.    

 

We also had lots of help from parents who were attending the night or could help set up on the day. We thank those people for their hard work and for helping make the night a success. Thank you to the staff who made it to Trivia as well. We can't wait for our next event!

 

Woolworths Earn and Learn

Galilee is taking part in 2017’s Earn and Learn program through Woolworths. The program provides much needed resources for schools and early learning centres across Australia. The program has been set up by Woolworths as a way of delivering back to the community. Over the years Woolworths has provided millions of educational resources to Australian schools and early learning centres.

 

All you need to do is collect the stickers after shopping at any Woolworths. Once you have completed the sticker page, return to our collection box in the office.


The Earn and Learn Program will run from Wednesday 26th July until Tuesday 19th September 2017. Remember, anyone can collect the stickers in our school community - staff, parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends! Let’s reach out to our school community and earn as many points as we can to earn resources from Modern Teaching Aids.

Applying for High School 2019

Year 5 Parents: have you started thinking about what High School your child will attend? Catholic Education Melbourne has recently made changes to the Year 7 enrolment process starting from the 2019 intake. The new process will see Catholic secondary colleges offering places to families who have applied for enrolment in Year 7, in Semester 2 of Grade 5. Some applications for private schools will be closing in August or September this year.
Please contact the schools that you are wanting to apply for directly.  

Camp Australia

 

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Student Reports

Boys Soccer

On the 25th of July, the boys soccer team had a great day at Bentleigh competing against the top six teams in the Southern Region (top six out of 63 teams).

We are thrilled to say we made it through to the semi finals after two tough matches, winning the first and losing the second.

In the first match we were off to a cracking start bringing in a 1-0 score. In the second half we fended off the other team and went on to win the match.

 

Sadly we lost the second match 2-0 due to some errors. In the last match we lost 4-0 due to two  injuries to Luc B and Jake S.

We would like to say thank you to Rob C, Rob De P,  Pauline S (being the medical person) and Mark L for your help.

 

Overall it was a great day!

 

Ollie, Year 6

 

Bayside Girls Soccer

On Wednesday the 26th July, the Year Five/Six Girls Soccer Team competed in the Beachside Division. It was so much fun and everyone put their fitness levels to the test. Excited about the soccer, we bolted out of the school and jumped onto the mini bus. 20 minutes later, we were jumping with joy and eager to get onto the pitch. We looked at our opponents, some tall and short and we knew we were in for a challenge. The sky was grey and we knew if those clouds didn't clear up, we were destined to slip.

 

Suddenly, before we knew it, we were on the field getting ready for the first game. We were off to a decent start even though we were one player short. Our back line was defending all of the opponent's attempts to approach their goals and our front line was working equally as hard to kick goals. Sophie was an amazing goal keeper defending almost 10 goals! Then we heard the halftime siren and knew it was the end of the first half. The second half was the most terrific! We started off great with all 11 players on the field this time. We were kicking the ball as far as we could to our team mates and before we knew it, Claudia kicked our first goal, winning us the match. Then we heard a familiar siren go off and we knew we had won! We were so proud of ourselves and started cheering! We shook hands with the opponents showing good sportsmanship.

 

Now it was time for our second game. We were playing the representatives of South Yarra. Their team name was Christchurch. We were pumped because of our win in the last game. We ran on the pitch, nervous but excited. They were a really good team. They tried to score and they hit Sophie, our star goalie. She fell to the ground and they tried again but she saved the goal.  We drew 0 - 0, however we were through to the semi finals.

 

The semi finals was the toughest game yet. Just before the game started, the clouds drenched us with rain, leaving the ground wet and slippery. As most of us didn’t have footy boots on, it was hard to run steadily. After a few minutes the opposition scored, but we didn’t give up, we kept fighting. We kept them at bay for the rest of the half, but eventually in the next half they scored another goal. Unfortunately we couldn’t bridge the gap, but we tried our best so we were all really happy with how we played, especially since none of us play soccer.

 

Overall we had a fantastic time and played our very best.  We won our first game, drew our second and lost our third. Overall we came 3rd out of 63 teams and finished really well.

 

Thank you for the parents who came and supported us, Denise S, Deb B, Sally C, Maria F and Scott McN. We would like also thank Mrs Gerecke for being the lines women, and Mr Tobin for organising the day for us, coaching us and for making kind of funny jokes, so please give big round of applause the all of those people!

 

By the Girls Soccer Team

An update from 3C

We are decreasing our soft plastics across the school but would like to encourage everyone to keep being aware of the soft plastics in our lunchboxes.

 

Last week, Kiera took the collected soft plastics from the week to Coles to be recycled.

 

This week in assembly we showed the school some of our lunchboxes that use reusable containers and that are soft plastic free.

 

Miss Fahy sought a donation from ‘biome’ of some ‘lunchskins’. These lunchskins are reusable sandwich and snack bags that are dishwasher safe and quick drying. Biome has been kind enough to donate 4 snack lunchskins. The class who wins the Environmental Award for the week will be given a lunchskin to raffle off in their class. Thank you to Miss Fahy and biome.

For more information about lunchskins and other environmentally friendly resources, please see: http://www.biome.com.au/

 

Thank you again for helping decrease our soft plastics here at Galilee!

 

3C

 

Local Connections

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Confirmation enrolment form and notes 2017 (1).docx
Confirmation enrolment form and notes 2017 (1).docx