Galilee News: July 14 2022

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From the Principal

Term 3 - Welcome back

We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing break. We have had a fantastic start to Term 3 with different activities and learning happening across the board. Below is a short clip from our SRC team about their first week back. 


We have some exciting excursions coming up for our middle and senior students. Next week, Year Five and Six students will be heading to the Melbourne Museum.

Monday 18th July - Year 5M
Tuesday 19th July - Year 6  
Wednesday 20th July - Year 5R

The Year Four students will attend in Week 3. Also in Week Three, our Year Six students will visit the Mary Mackillop Centre.



Remaining diligent with COVID-19 and flu symptoms

We would like to thank families for remaining diligent with COVID-19 and flu symptoms. We encourage you to continue to use Rapid Antigen Tests for COVID-19 (more tests are available at the office if you would like to collect them) and keeping students at home who are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19 or the flu. The number of student and staff absences are returning to a normal level and we thank our community for remaining diligent.

Family members are asked to continue reporting positive COVID-19 cases to both the Department of Health and our own Google Form.

You must also let the school know if your child is a close contact. Students who are close contacts and want to attend should still take 5 RATs over 7 days and wear a face mask whilst indoors if they are aged 8 years or over. Students should continue to stay home if they are unwell, even if they test negative on a RAT.

Thank you for your support as we continue to make these adjustments.

School reports

Semester One Student Reports will be available on Friday 22nd July, 2022.
On Friday afternoon you will receive an email from
This email will have the directions of how to access your child's report.


Year 6 Camp

This week the Year 6 students along with Miss Burns, Mr McLeish and Mr Mapley were in Canberra for their school camp. They have visited places like Parliament House, High Court and the War Memorial where they attended the Last Post Ceremony.  

Here is a touching moment with our school captains, Sammy and Anabel at the Australian War Memorial, laying a wreath for Galilee.


Year 4 Camp

The Year 4 Camp will take place on 3rd – 5th August at Angahook in Anglesea. Please respond to the Operoo by Monday 18th July.

There will be an online Year 4 Parent Information Session on Wednesday 27th July at 2:30pm where more details about the camp will be discussed and question will be answered.

Staffing Update

We are very excited to welcome Lucie Gilmour and Nelson Perrott to Galilee.


Lucie comes to us with experience working as a teacher and nurse and will be in 3G this term.

Nelson will be supporting Year 1 students as a learning support officer and is already a familiar face within the community as he completed his placement here last term and is also a past student. 


                Galilee welcomed two babies over the holidays!

Have a fantastic Term 3! 

Best Wishes,

Carlo Martello
Acting Principal
Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School

School News July 14

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated this term. The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 19, 6 – 7pm, Confirmation Family Faith Night
  • Monday August 1st, 9-10am, Sue Kidd Confirmation Preparation #1
  • Monday August 8th, 9-10am, Sue Kidd Confirmation Preparation #2
  • Monday August 15th, 9-10am, Sue Kidd Confirmation Preparation #3
  • Friday August 19th, 9: 00am - 3:20pm, Year 6 excursion to the Mackillop Centre, East Melbourne
  • Tuesday August 23rd, Confirmation Practice in the church, 9 –10:30am, 2:15 – 3:15pm-Bishop Tony Ireland to meet Year 6's for Confirmation at Galilee
  • Thursday August 25th, 7 – 8pm, Confirmation Galilee Students StsPP


Prayer for our Confirmation Candidates

Come Holy spirit, be with our Confirmation candidates always.

Show them how to use Your seven gifts: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Fortitude, Counsel, Piety and Fear of The Lord in ways to help their community, family and friends.
Allow them to faithfully follow Jesus every day of their lives.
Help them to make wise and good decisions.
Comfort them in times of trouble.
Celebrate with them in times of joy.
Reveal your everlasting love to them, so they may grow as your precious child, becoming everything you destined them to be.
We pray this in the mighty name of Jesus,



Arte's Holiday Adventures!

Arte has had some big adventures over the holidays. The first week Arte attended Lead the Way Institute for her recertification. Arte passed all her assessments and had an incredible day, we are all so proud of all her hard work.

Unfortunately last week Arte developed some tenderness and bloating in her abdomen, she had surgery on Thursday night. The surgery involved removing part of her bowel, this has been sent away for testing. It is all a bit unknown at this stage as to the cause, we hope to get the results by the end of the week. Arte has spent four nights in hospital at Advanced Vet Care in Kensington. Those of you who know Arte will not be surprised to hear she quickly became all the staff's favourite dog, the care she received there has been amazing!
The hospital is always in need of towels, if you have any old spare towels you no longer need, could you please drop them at the gate in the morning or the office before Tuesday 19th. We will deliver the towels when Arte returns for her review.
Obviously Arte will be taking some sick leave for the next couple of weeks while she takes some time to recuperate. Arte is very much looking forward to being back at school and working with all the kids and staff as soon as she can.


2023 Prep Transition

The Galilee Prep Transition Sessions will commence this term. These sessions are for children commencing Prep in 2023.

2023 Prep Transition Session Dates and Times are as follows:

  • Monday 1st August at 2.20pm - 3. 20pm
  • Monday 22nd August at 2.20pm - 3.20pm
  • Friday 2nd September at 9.00am - 10.00am
  • Thursday 27th October at 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 8th November at 9.00am - 10.00am
  • Tuesday 29th November at 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Friday 9th December at 1.30-2.30pm

Attention all Year Level Representatives, Parent Helpers and GPA Members.

Could all Year Level Representatives, Parent Helpers and GPA members please ensure a copy of their current WWCC has been submitted to the school office. 

If yours has expired or you have not already submitted one, they can be submitted in person or sent via email to

If you could please ensure that the school has a current WWCC by Monday 25th July 2022. 
After this date an audit will be complete and if the school does not have a copy of your WWCC, you may be unable to assist with school events.

School Photos August 9

School Photos have been rescheduled to Tuesday 9th August 2022.

Please wear full winter school uniform. If you have PE on this day, please wear your full winter school uniform and bring your runners in your bag.

Please refer to flyer on how to order school photos.


Positive Self-Talk

Effort - I can and I will

Positive Self-talk builds your wellbeing to:

  • overcome challenges and setbacks you have
  • explain positive emotions.

Here are some examples of self-talk you can use:

  • Stay focused on lifting my efforts till I achieve what I set out to do; never giving up, never,never, never.
  • Prepare well to give myself positive opportunities to stove, thrive and flourish.
  • Put my head down at home to make myself do my homework.
  • Ask for help when I don’t understand something.
  • Accept and see mistakes and setbacks as positive things to learn from.
  • Communicate clearly to explain myself.
  • Be flexible in my thinking on how I will approach challenges.
  • Not accept “just good enough” efforts from myself.


Community News

Jeans for Genes Day - Friday 16th September

                 1 in 20 kids face a birth defect or genetic disease


Kids just want to be kids, but instead of playing sports with their friends or catching butterflies on a sunny day, kids with genetic diseases are getting liver transplants, taking dozens of medications, or getting their next dose of chemotherapy. It shouldn’t be this way. By donating through Jeans for Genes, you can help the scientists at Children’s Medical research Institute find cures, so these kids can go back to being kids.
Galilee will be holding a fundraiser event on the very last day of term, Friday 16th September to help this amazing cause. We have set up a website where you will be able to directly donate money to or you will be able to give $2 on the day and wear your favourite jeans to help support this amazing cause.

Battle of the Bands - Thursday 11th August


Parents Battle of the Bands returns this year on the 11 August 2022 at The Prince Bandroom (29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182).

Last year Galilee raised $900.00 and we are aiming to do better that this year.
It is a great social night for the school and the wider local school community. We are up against the following schools:

  • Elwood Primary
  • Middle Park Primary
  • St Kilda Primary
  • Port Melbourne Primary
  • Ripponlea Primary
  • St Kilda Park Primary

Tickets can be purchased at:

Remember to select P.O.G.S. (Galilee PS) when ordering tickets, so that the money goes to the school.
Last year the event sold out, so get it quick.



Good afternoon dear parents,

Despite the rain and construction, it's a beautiful day!

These past few weeks have been outstanding. The children even created the slogan for every single day "it was the shortest day in my life!".

Let's see the activities we did each day…..


Monday: capture the flag / freeze tag /clay sculptures / bracelets / necklaces / loom bands

Tuesday: drawing abstract art / loop gliders / incursion with reptiles (yes, we got to pat all of them!) / paper cup animals / capture the flag / fruit salad / musical chairs / made birds / built castles from cards / made colour codes

Wednesday: arcade games to Archie Bros / obstacle run /drawing our friends / group games

Thursday: made lanterns, Chinese dragon puppets, origami, masks and drums / played fruit salad, footy and octopus / paper plane races

Friday: designed bags / made presents for family and friends / made friendship bracelets and paper animals / colour touch / musical chairs


It was a brilliant week, full of fun, positive vibes and happiness.

Children really enjoyed themselves and asked us to call parents to pick them up around 5pm and not any earlier. One child who was picked up at 3pm returned 20 minutes later as he wanted to go back to GOSH! 

Please don’t forget to book your children via

Kateryna & Ryger

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.