Welcome Back to 2018
The students from Years 1-6 began on Tuesday and have participated in a number of activities focusing on Wellbeing. It has been designed to help establish collaboration and leadership qualities in the students. The Preps have been participating in testing but began today as a whole cohort. They met Buddies, completed fun activities and went home tired but excited about the days ahead. We look forward to tomorrow's Parent Morning Tea and whole school Mass and families are encouraged to attend. Our next school closure day is Friday February 23rd to continue our work on Social Emotional Learning (Berry St).
Welcome Morning Tea
In accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, schooling is compulsory for children and young people from 6-17 years unless an exemption has been granted. All registered schools must record student attendance twice per day in primary schools and record, in writing, the reason given for each absence. This is necessary to:
-meet legislative requirements
-discharge schools' duty of care for all students
A review of the Attendance Guidelines for schools was undertaken by the Victorian Minister for Education in Term 4, 2017. Changes to the Attendance Guidelines now state: 'schools must advise parents/guardians of unexplained absences, on the same day, as soon as practicable, including for post-compulsory aged students'.
These changes will help ensure the safety of school-aged children during school hours and that schools are supported in their duty-of-care obligations.
We are currently investigating the use of IT software to notify parents of their child's attendance on a same-day basis. In the interim, any absences for your child/ren must be reported to the class teacher via email or a phone call to the Office or on the website by 9:30am on the day of the absence.
All year levels have compulsory Physical Education lessons.
As well as the following lesson day, all students are to wear sport uniform on Fridays starting from 9th February.
For the month of February lessons are as follows:
*Tuesday - Year 6, Year 5 and 3R
*Wednesday - Year 1 and Year 2
*Thursday - Year 4, Prep and 3W
This term all students must be in full Summer uniform, with the exception of P.E days and Fridays. On P.E days and Fridays, students are to wear the correct Sport uniform. A reminder that the rugby top is part of the Sport uniform and can be worn on P.E days and Fridays. The microfibre zip jacket can only be worn over the woollen jumper (worn with Winter uniform) for extra warmth, and on P.E days. The microfibre zip jacket does not replace the woollen jumper. Please read the attached Uniform Policy (also found on the School website) which includes a link to a copy of the note that will be communicated home if students are not in correct uniform.
Meet the Teacher - Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February
Meet the Teacher meetings will be held next Monday February 5 from
2-5:00pm and Tuesday February 6 from 4-7:00pm. School will finish at 1:30pm on Monday and 3:25pm on Tuesday. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the class teacher with personal information about your child such as eating habits, medical problems etc. Therefore, it is not compulsory for your child to attend the meeting. If you have not booked a time yet, please do so using PTO on the School website. If you have any problems, call the Office and an appointment will be arranged for you.
Welcome BBQ ~ Thursday 8 February
Our Annual Welcome Picnic is on Thursday 8th February in the school grounds. It is a wonderful evening attended by our school families and the school staff. It is a wonderful way to welcome in the new school year and our new families, students and staff to the school. Please see the details in the flyer below.
Volunteers Needed - This evening is only a success because of the many parents who volunteer on the evening. If you are able to help out on the evening, please take a moment to put your name down on the volunteer roster accessed by this link:
The Events & Social Committee is a wonderful way to get involved in the school community. Our first meeting of the year will be in the evening on Tuesday 20th February (details to follow). All welcome.
All enquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue 1 of Book Club is out now. All orders must be made through the Loop app, no cash payments will be accepted at school.
Orders are due in by the 12th February.
Performing Arts 2018
Welcome back to Term 1 2018!
We have some very exciting things happening in Performing Arts this year. Galilee will be putting on their first Disney Musical!!! Yes, you read right! A Disney Musical!!! All students will be performing in the musical. We will be requiring lots of parent and community support so get your sewing needles out, dust off your old Disney cassettes and get excited! Details about the musical will be released later in the term.
We also have the Galilee Extra-Curricular Music Program continuing in its 7th year! Students from Prep to Year 6 have to opportunity to learn violin, drums, keyboard, voice and guitar. Classes are $30 for 30-minute individual lesson, $20 for 30-minute paired lesson. All new students or enquiries will need to contact Miss Carnovale.
Galilee will also be starting their very first Galilee School Choir run by Miss Carnovale. Rehearsals for this will be held on Wednesdays from 1.45pm – 2.20pm. More information about this will be given later in the term.
If you have any questions regarding the musical, Performing Arts, the choir or the music program please email Miss Carnovale - email@example.com.
Looking forward to a brilliant year!
Miss Carmen Carnovale
Are you missing a bike/ scooter/ helmet?
Two bikes, nine scooters and nine helmets have been left unclaimed since 2017. Please collect bikes, scooters and helmets a.s.a.p.