Galilee News: May 5 2022

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Download our App Updat-ed

To download the app just visit the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Androids. Search for Updat-ed by sponsor-ed and from the menu select our school. We’ll receive your registration request and will need to approve you before your app is up and running.


Our before and after school care provider is TheirCare. 
Click here to visit their site and register with them.

From the Principal

Dear Mothers of Galilee,

Wishing you all a wonderful day on Sunday. We have two new mums on staff, Julie Ferguson and Carmen Carnovale. We also have two soon-to-be mums leaving on Maternity Leave, Karen Jones and Tegan Stuart. 
I thank Karen and Tegan for their work at Galilee as we look forward to welcoming a new person to their families.
Tomorrow we look forward to recognising our mums with a morning tea, Mass and luncheon. An opportunity of purchasing a 'surprise' gift has been sent home via DOJO and the DOGs.
Please see below a video with Tegan and myself, filmed by our student Digital technology Leaders.

Congratulations to Mrs Ferguson and her husband Scott on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl. Delaney Denise Ferguson arrived 2 weeks and 5 days early on Monday 25th April, weighing 3.05kgs!


Building Project Update
Our building project is moving into the final phase of completion. Finalisation of hand dryers, taps and television screens is currently occurring. It has been a journey over six years and we are getting excited over the 'state of the art' facilities that will soon be ours to use. Please open the link below to view the journey.

Building Project Update

Next week students need to be in their new winter uniforms. The school appreciates every effort made by families to ensure that the correct uniform is worn by all students.
Please ensure that all articles of clothing and footwear are clearly marked with your child’s name. Year 6 students may continue to wear the old uniform for the remainder of the year. The following items may be continued to be used, maroon school bag, jumper, book bags, navy pants and rugby top.

Uniform Policy

Inter School Sport
Last Friday our students participated in Inter School Sport against St Finbar's in East Brighton. It was a home match and I was fortunate to be able to watch our netballers compete. The rain held off and the afternoon was enjoyed by all. See below for an interview with students.

Year Five STEM Projects

This week our Year Five students presented their STEM projects that they have been working on over the last four weeks at school. The students designed safe and inclusive playgrounds and used the Stanford Design Process to guide their thinking. Students loved being involved in this hands-on learning opportunity. Enhancing STEM Education is a priority at Galilee this year and we are thrilled to see students engaged in these types of projects. Throughout 2022, staff will continue to be involved in professional development in STEM Education. Our new building will offer state of the art facilities so students can engage in a range of STEM based learning  activities, in our purpose built STEM Room and Maker Space. The STEM Room will be equipped with sinks, ovens, wet areas, large tables, ample floor space and easy access to equipment such as hot glue guns. The Maker Space will also have ovens, sinks and a large space for students to work. 

School News May 5

Sacrament of Eucharist

The dates for the sacrament of Eucharist for ALL Galilee students are as follows:

Tuesday May 24th - Family Faith Night for Eucharist - students and parents to please attend at StsPP church 6-7pm
Wednesday May 25th - Wednesday June 1st and Wednesday June 8th - Sue Kidd (StsPP catechist) sessions in Yr. 4 classrooms
Wednesday June 15th - Eucharist Reflection day - school hall 
Sunday June 19th - Sacrament of First Eucharist for ALL Galilee families at StsPP church 1-2pm.

We look forward to successful preparations and celebrations of this sacrament.
Helen Rochecouste

DOGS Pub Night

Thursday May 12th, 6pm onwards.
Railway Hotel
280 Ferrars St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Come join the Dads of Galilee School for a friendly get together, beer & counter meal. 
All welcome. Hope to see you there.
James Eagle 
0432 994 254

Galilee Parent Association

Welcome back to Term 2!

Thank you to everyone for your contribution to and participation in our Term 1 events.

How nice it was to catch up with and see ‘old’ friends and meet new ones throughout Term 1!!

We had a fantastic day at our Galilee Welcome Picnic, and we thank all the families who attended. Thank you to the Year 2 level for supporting this event and helping with selling of zooper doopas, chips and lollies. We raised $400.

Last week of Term 1 was a BIG week with the Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser and Easter Egg Raffle. Thank you to Kim Hauser (Year 2) who organised and ran our Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser, a super effort!

Our Easter Egg Raffle is always a great way to end Term 1. Thank you to everyone who has supported this by buying raffle tickets and donating Easter goodies. Congratulations to our many winners, we hope enjoyed your Easter treats!

Our Easter Fundraisers raised $2500

Tomorrow we celebrate Mother’s Day with morning tea, followed by mass and our annual Mother’s Day Lunch. We look forward to these special events and hope you can join us to celebrate all the beautiful women in our lives.

We thank the Year 3 Level reps for hosting the morning tea. We also thank all those in our school community who have supported and donated to our Mother’s Day Raffle.

Tickets can be purchased at the morning tea as well as the lunch where the raffle prizes will be drawn.

Please see attached further details regarding Mother’s Day events as well as the Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser. We thank Sarah O’Bryan and Jo Simmonds who have organised this fundraiser for our school.

Thank you to our Level Reps who support our events through their continual communication and support of our school community.

We thank you all for your support of our school community during Term 1. We look forward to more opportunities to catch up and fundraise for our school in Term, 2.

We wish all Mums and all the special Women in our lives a Happy and relaxing Mother’s Day.


Galilee Parents Band - Expression of Interest

Calling for expressions of interest to participate in this year’s Battle of the Bands on 11th August 2022 at the Prince Bandroom.

We are looking for:

  • Male and Female singers;
  • Possibly another guitar player;
  • Keyboard player;
  • Hone players;
  • Bag pipe player;


If you are interested, please contact me and let me know what previous experience you have had.

Email James McGann


Sensible Thinking

By understanding how your emotions are created and controlled, you will be aware of when they could be affecting your sensible thinking. Your emotions are created by your brain's amygdala and controlled by your prefrontal cortex.
When you notice that your emotions are becoming stronger, stop and breathe deeply for five seconds to self-calm yourself, so that you can think sensibly. If you don't do this, your ability to make good decisions is really reduced. 

Peaceful Kids 

Throughout Term 1 all the Prep students participated in the Peaceful Kids program.

Peaceful Kids’ is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology-based program designed to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children. The developmentally appropriate program provides a framework to develop in children coping strategies that lessen the symptoms of anxiety and stress.   

Outcomes of the Peaceful Kids program:

  • Reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress in children
  • Teach children to self-calm
  • Empower children to manage their own anxiety and stress symptoms
  • Build emotional resilience
  • Develop emotional intelligence skills
  • Teach children life-long skills to manage stress and prevent stress build-up 
  • Group sessions help to normalise anxiety

Peaceful kids groups will run for years 1-6 starting in Term 2. If you would like your child to be involved in the program or would like any further information please contact Sharon


Dear families,

We hope you are well!
Our children are fantastic, and we are incredibly happy to see them coming  more and more every single day.
We had an outstanding holiday program and very beautiful first two weeks of the new term.
Photos will describe everything better than words.
We had no injuries or accidents and as usual, children don't want to go home after GOSH.
Our preps have become more confident and significantly improved their communication skills. Proud to mention, that older children are helping the little ones to feel secure and welcomed.
If you need to join GOSH or book children in for the morning or afternoon, you can do so at
Have a wonderful weekend and see you soon!
Kateryna and Ryger

Launching our New App Updat-ed

We’re very pleased to inform you that our school has implemented a phone app called Updat-ed that will make connecting with you so much more convenient.

To download the app just visit the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android’s. Search for Updat-ed by sponsor-ed and from the menu select our school. We’ll receive your registration request and will need to approve you before your app is up and running.

So what will the app do?

The app’s great for sending out alerts and reminders with one of its best features being the ability to save events directly into your phone’s calendar.

We hope you enjoy being Updat-ed.


Important Dates & Information

Parent Calendar

Parent Calendar

Term Dates

Term 1 - Mon 31 Jan - Fri 8 April
Term 2 - Wed 27 April - Fri 24 June
Term 3 - Mon 11 July - Fri 16 Sept
Term 4 - Mon 3 Oct - Fri 16 Dec


School Closure Days

April 26
June 10
September 5
October 31
December 2

Camp Dates 2022

Year 6 Canberra - 11-14 July
Year 4 Angahook - 3 - 5 August
Year 3 Zoo Snooze - 5 (3L), 6 (3G) and 7 (3B) December 


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.). All medication MUST be bought to the office.

Medical Consent Form

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).Microfibre jacket can only be worn with the Sport Uniform or over the jumper for extra warmth.

Uniform Policy

The Galilee School Uniform is available for purchase from PSW.

PSW Uniform: 1/128 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne 9768 0385

Prices can be found on the PSW Website.

Second Hand Uniform @ Galilee: Located at 228 Bank Street South Melbourne. Open on selected Wednesday mornings which will be published in the newsletter and/or via app.

Lunch Orders 

Attached is the lunch order list and ordering information for Renatta Catering. Order online at

Lunch Orders 2022

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.


To book your child into Danceworld lessons during recess/lunch or for more information, visit or feel free to visit the studio next door to Galilee.

Community Links

TheirCare Recruitment

Saturday Basketball Development Program

2nd Term 2022

  • Program Name HOOPSTERS
  • Venue South Melbourne Primary School - Entry at side on Ferrars Street
  • Indoor Show Court
  • Saturday 2.15pm - 3.15pm ages 8yrs – 10 years Year 3, Year 4)
  • Saturday 3.15pm – 4.15pm ages 5yrs – 7 years (Prep, Year 1, Year 2)
  • Singlets provided for the session.
  • Wear shorts, T Shirt and Runners
  • Bring water bottle and small towel
  • Bring Size 5 Basketball (if players do not have size 5 we have some for sale or can order some for around $16)
  • Coach Joe Director of Coaching will take the sessions
  • Fees $10 per session -   8 Sessions $80 per player
  • Spectators permitted – no cost
  • Younger siblings must remain with parents and not be running around in the stadium
  • Dates 30 April, 7 May,14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 June, 12 June (Long week end no session) 18 June, 25 June, Total 8 Sessions

Text your email address to Rosemary on 0402 047 975 and she will get back to you with Registration details.