From the Principal's Desk

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the 2023 school year. I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday and were able to enjoy some quality time as a family. It’s always wonderful to hear and share stories of our experiences over the long break!


As we begin the new year it has been wonderful to see our children (and parents) arrive to school each day with huge smiles on their faces as they reunite with friends and teachers. 


It has been especially pleasing to see how seamlessly they have transitioned into their Learning Communities and their routines and got stuck straight back into learning. 


A special welcome to all our new families who have commenced at Corpus Christi School. We hope that your time here is very special and that we can form a wonderful partnership in the education of your children and in building our wonderful school community.


And... a special welcome to two new little people: Samuel (brother to  Zahra, Year 1) and Xander (brother to Katie, Year 1).

While You Were Away

I am sure you have all noticed the work being done in the paddock area over the holiday period. While we had hoped it would have been completed by now, our 'adventure track' will add to works commenced last year outside the Year 5/6 area and will provide loads of entertainment for our children during recess and lunch. We can't wait to have it finished!

Staffing for 2023

Please see below our final staffing structure for 2023. We welcome back Mrs Victoria La Fauci and Mrs Brittney Wohling from maternity leave and a special welcome to Miss Olivia Bovolato who will be joining our Education Support Team. 

Year Prep Community

  • Prep L: Miss Lauren Borg  (4 days) & Mrs Brittney Wohling (1 day)
  • Prep N: Mrs Nives Childs 

Year 1/2 Community

  • Year 1/2 B:   Mrs Chantel Simon
  • Year 1/2 C:   Mrs Chrissie Marakis
  • Year 1/2 S:   Miss Sarah Bruce

Year 3/4 Community

  • Year 3/4 A:  Ms Aphrodite Loizou
  • Year 3/4 R: Mr Rhys O'Loughlin
  • Year 3/4 K:  Ms Katrina Scolaro (4 days and Mr Dan Palanca 1 day)

Year 5/6 Community

  • Year 5/6 S:  Miss Stefanie Poropat
  • Year 5/6 K: Miss Khanh Ly

Italian: Signora Catrina Anderson

Visual Arts:Miss Brittney Wohling  

Physical Education: Mr Dan Palanca

Library/Reading Recovery: Miss Jane Wilkinson

Reading Intervention:Signora Anderson

Learning Support Officers: Miss Olivia Bovolato, Miss Letitia Hyde & Mrs Veronica Tweedly 


Wellbeing Leader: Miss Lauren Borg

e-Learning Leader: Miss Stefanie Poropat

Learning Diversity Leader: Mrs Victoria La Fauci

Director of Learning and Teaching: Ms Deborah Courtney

Deputy Principal/Religious Education Leader: Miss Jane Wilkinson

Principal: Mr Anthony Hyde

Sports Uniform

This term, Children are to wear their SPORTS uniform 3 days per week on days when our Physical Education and Dance Programs are scheduled.


All children will wear their sports uniform on Mondays and Fridays and one additional day as detailed below:


Year Prep:  Monday, Thursday & Friday

Year 1/2:  Monday, Tuesday &Friday

Year 3/4: Monday, Tuesday & Friday

Year 5/6: Monday, Thursday & Friday


Please remember to send a water bottle with your child every day, especially on days of sport.


ABC Music


Please remember that as per our SunSmart policy, children are to wear their school hat during outdoor activities, including play and lunch. It would be a good idea to ensure they are clearly labeled with their name.

School Closure Day

Please be advised that our First School Closure Day: Staff Professional Development Day is scheduled For Monday 20th February. Children do not attend on this day. 

Lunch Orders

Our Lunch Orders service (through Roberts Street Milkbar) will commence next week running every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. As per tradition,  orders are to be written on  a paper bag with (preferably) correct money sealed inside. 


Children will place these into their class lunch order basket on arrival to school.


An order form/price list can be accessed below-

or via the school website:

School Fees

Invoices for Fees and Levies for 2023 will be emailed to all families next week. Money raised from the collection of fees and levies allows us to offer our extra-curricula activities such as: Swimming Program, Dance Program, Interschool Sports Program, excursions and so on as well as covering all stationery requirements for students, classroom and program supplies/resources.


Private income raised from levies also assists with the constant upgrading of systems and programs, funding of capital works, and maintenance of our buildings as well as the school environment. 


It is important that all families be prepared to meet this financial commitment. 


Our policy, in keeping with that of Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools (MACS), recognises that some families face difficulties or financial hardship. Fee concession may be given to families of students experiencing financial hardship, who would otherwise be impeded from receiving a Catholic education. It acknowledges the need for families to meet their school fee obligations according to their capacity to pay, while providing a consistent approach to school fee concessions across all MACS primary schools. Our Concessional Fee application form can be accessed below and is to be completed and forwarded to the office as soon as possible -


As per information sent to all families last year, our Fee and Levy Structure for 2023 is as follows:


Family Fee


Term 1 Instalment: $500.00 due by 6th April 2023

Term 2 Instalment: $500.00 due by 23rd June 2023

Term 3 Instalment: $500.00 due by 15th September 2023


Curriculum Levy

$515 payable before 28th February 2023


Capital Levy

$115 payable by 23rd June 2023  


Alternatively, you may wish to set up periodical payments through your bank account with the TOTAL payable by 16th September 2023.


Payments can be made to:

BSB: 083 347

Account Number: 488033614


Please reference family name or ID number with your payment.


Please note: The school provides assistance to families holding a valid means-tested concession card (e.g. Health Care Card).  


This form can be accessed below-

Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)

A reminder that families who hold a valid Health Care Card for the 2023 year are able to receive a government rebate through the Camp, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) which is currently set at $125 per primary-aged child. 


Applications for the CSEF can be collected from the school office or accessed below. We encourage families to submit these to the school office by the end of March. 


I think that is enough information for one issue!


God bless

Anthony Hyde