Leadership and Management

Horizons of Hope

Horizons of Hope is the new education framework for the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Horizons of Hope draws on evidence-based research to respond to the current challenges within our education context, including the introduction of new curriculum and the challenge of enhancing Catholic identity within our schools.


The Horizons of Hope framework supports Catholic school communities to engage in dialogue about the distinctive nature of learning and teaching, leading learning, and enhancing Catholic identity in our schools.


The framework is a living document that will be added to over coming months and years with examples of practice from schools, as well as additional strategy statements in the areas of Leadership, Wellbeing, Diversity, and Religious Education.


Through Horizons of Hope we commit together to achieving the highest standards possible for each learner, using data, research and evidence to ensure maximum progress and growth in each student’s learning. In today’s globalised environment, young people must be versatile learners, who develop not only new knowledge and skills, but also new literacies, dispositions and cultural awareness. Learning within this context, and in dialogue with the Catholic tradition, offers all of us opportunities; not only to understand others, but ourselves, our identity and our faith more deeply. Despite today’s context posing many great challenges, the mission and message of Jesus instils a hope and possibility for each person. Learning brings forth this hope – a hope that is based on the experience of God’s love and care for all. Pope Francis stated recently that through Catholic education we celebrate all the opportunities which enable young people to embrace the hope of a better world with greater possibilities. It is this Horizon of Hope which propels us forward.


Stephen Elder

Executive Director

Catholic Education Melbourne

School Closure Day

Tomorrow is a school closure day. While the students are enjoying an extra long weekend, the staff will gather together to begin work on the School Review. On this day staff at Galilee will be reflecting on the work that has occurred over the past four years and use school data to inform the next four years. Maree Holmes, Andrea Kershaw and Margaret Waldeck from Catholic Education Melbourne will be facilitating much of the day.

Uniform Update

We have noticed a marked improvement in the uniform being worn correctly this term. In previous correspondence, we have indicated that the school shorts can be worn as part of the Winter Uniform. New mid-length socks from PSW are now available and must be worn with the shorts as from the beginning of Term Three. 

Below is the Galilee Uniform Policy which can be found on the school's website:

Emergency Procedure

I would like to thank all the students and staff of Galilee for their participation in a recent practice Lockdown situation. The lockdown took place after two "strangers" (these strangers being Tegan and Mr Coaley) were noticed by a staff member walking around the school. All the students did a fantastic job during the lockdown session. 


As a school, we are required to practice events like these once a term, so we are prepared in the event of a real emergency. Sometimes, it is necessary to practice an event without the students, and sometimes staff, being aware of the drill. In this instance, staff were informed that a lockdown would take place on the day but were not given a specific time. 


In Term 3, all staff will be provided Emergency Warden Training by our Emergency Training Company, Dynamiq. Our third practice emergency scenario, a whole school evacuation, will then be performed in the following days.


I would like to thank the entire Galilee Community for their support in this matter. If you have any queries, concerns or comments you would like to raise, please feel free to email jcoaley@gsmelbournesth.catholic.edu.au


Joss Coaley

Occupational Health and Safety Representative

Parent Communication

If your child is unable to participate in a school-based activity (i.e. sport lessons) due to illness or injury, please communicate in written form, to the class and/or relevant teacher/s. Putting it in writing, as opposed to being verbal, better allows the school to cater for your child's needs.