Education in Faith

Catholic Education Week 

Next Week is Catholic Education Week. Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to celebrate their Catholic identity, the pivotal role they play within their local community as well as the strength of the sector.  The Catholic Education Week theme for 2018 is ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy’.  As part of the week's celebrations, St Patrick’s Mass for Schools, Concert in the Park and Young Speakers Colloquium will take place on Friday 16 March. A Visual Arts Exhibition, showcasing artworks from Catholic Students around Melbourne, runs from Tuesday 13 March until Saturday 17 March with a presentation day on Sunday 18 March.


Social Justice Leaders from Year 3-6 and our School Captains will attend the St. Patrick's Mass and Concert next Friday.  We also have a number of students who will have their Art Work displayed in the Visual Arts Exhibition. We thank these students for representing Galilee at these special events. 

Project Compassion


​The Third Week of Lent

During Lent, we are raising much needed funds to support the wonderful work of Caritas Australia. Each classroom has a Caritas box where we are collecting donations. 


Each newsletter during Lent we will share a story from the work of Caritas Australia. This week we have a story about Bayan from Syria. 

Bayan is a 12 year old Syrian girl, living with her family in Jordan. An ambitious student, Bayan has her sights set on a career as an ophthalmologist. As a quiet, young refugee she struggled to overcome the trauma of growing up in a conflict zone and faced the prospect of missing out on schooling. With Caritas Australia’s support, Bayan is an academic high-achiever who is flourishing in a stable school environment.


Please donate to Project Compassion 2018 to help those in need. 


A Just Future starts with your support! You can donate through Caritas boxes in the classrooms and  by visiting or phoning 1800 024 413.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Year 3 students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation later this term. They are learning about our God who delights in forgiving. They are learning about Jesus who is revealed as the Mercy of God and about our community who are called to love and to be merciful to each other. The Year 3 students are learning that God is always loving and forgiving.


Fr. Dean has been working with the students in their classroom as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Last week he worked with the students, unpacking the story of the Forgiving Father. 


We thank everyone supporting our students are they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. 

Dates and Times for students preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation


Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park and St. Joseph's, Port Melbourne Reconciliation Dates:

  • Friday 16th March - Reflection Day at Galilee School - 8.50 - 3.25pm
  • Saturday 17  March - 4.45pm Preparation Session in the O’Connor/Pilkington Rooms followed by 6.00pm Mass Ritual in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
  • Thursday 22  March 2018 - 7.00pm Sacrament of Reconciliation -Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park.


Ss Peter and Paul, South Melbourne Reconciliation Dates:

  • Friday 16th March - Reflection Day at Galilee School from 8.50am - 3.25pm
  • Sunday 18 March - 10am Parish Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul, South Melbourne
  • Tuesday 20th  March 2018 - 7.00pm Sacrament of Reconciliation Ss Peter and Paul, South Melbourne

Reconciliation Reflection Day at Galilee

Next Friday 16th March students from Galilee, as well as students from within our two parishes who do not attend Galilee, will be participating in a Reconciliation Reflection Day. 

We will come together as an extended Parish Family to share our knowledge, deepen our understandings and have some fun together. The day has been organised by the staff at Galilee and will take place in the school hall. Students will be involved in rotational activities during the morning where they will work in mixed groups to share their understandings and deepen their knowledge. After recess students will attend Parish Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul and they will also have the opportunity to rehearse what it will be like to participate in the Sacrament. In the afternoon students will be working on the four steps to Reconciliation: Admitting wrong, Saying Sorry, Being Forgiven, Making Up (Being Reconciled).

We thank the Year 3 teachers, Leaders in Faith and Fr. Dean for planning what promises to be a fantastic day for our Year 3 students.