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Why choose our school?

Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi is a close, caring community. A clear understanding of each and every student enables high quality learning that delivers great results.

Our inclusive approach and highly committed team of experienced educators ensure that students are provided a supportive environment in which they are empowered and challenged to do their best.

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Principal’s Message

Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi is an inclusive primary school that encourages agile, collaborative thinkers with learning that extends beyond the classroom. Tailored learning enhances each child’s education and our class sizes allow teachers to know and understand each individual. Your child will gain a holistic education at Galilee, based on the Catholic values which underpin our curriculum and guide all our actions. Our focus is not only on achieving outstanding educational standards, but enhancing the curriculum by providing opportunities to develop skills in performing arts, music and sport via extra-curricular activities.

We welcome students of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to join our school family. Children enrolled in our school do not need to be of the Catholic faith but are expected to embrace our Catholic values.

You are welcome to come for a tour of Galilee anytime. Please contact the office on (02) 9130 7082 and we will be in touch to book a time for your private tour.

Anna Novak

Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi was established in 2002 following the amalgamation of St Anne’s Primary School Bondi Beach and St Patrick’s Primary School Bondi.

Catholic education has a long history in Bondi. The Sisters of St Joseph opened St Anne’s Primary School Bondi Beach in 1894 and St Patrick’s Primary School in Wellington St Bondi in 1919. St Anne’s Primary School was then administered by the Sisters of Mercy from 1929 until 1991.

At Galilee, we continue to live out the Josephite and Mercy charisms of helping those in need. We are also inspired by the gospel stories of Jesus’ ministry around the shores of Lake Galilee. Jesus called the apostles to take up the challenge and follow Him. We too are called to follow Jesus with faith, hope, courage and generosity.

Our mission
Inspired by the Galilee Gospel stories where Jesus called others to join him in his mission; we at Galilee Catholic Primary School respond to this call and rise to the challenge by:

  • Celebrating our faith through understanding and valuing Catholic traditions
  • Developing lifelong skills through a contemporary learning environment that meets the needs of individual students
  • Building relationships with the school, parish and the wider community
  • Making a difference by respecting the environment, keeping our school safe and appreciating our individuality.

Our vision
Our vision is reflected in the school motto ‘Together We Rise to the Challenge’. Just like the first disciples we aim to be people filled with Faith, Hope, Courage and Generosity as we respond to God’s call.

At Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi we have a strong partnership with our parish. Every term, students and their families come together to celebrate family Mass at 5.00pm Saturday Vigil. These special Masses often mark the feast day of a saint or special occasion within the church’s calendar.

Galilee includes the wider community in its day-to-day activities. The link between the school and Bondi Catholic Parishes is particularly strong.

Churches: St Patrick’s Bondi and St Anne’s Bondi Beach

Priest: Fr Thomas Alukka

Day Time Parish
Wednesday 9.00am St. Patrick’s
Thursday 9.00am St. Patrick’s
Friday 9.15am St. Anne’s
Saturday 5.00pm St. Anne’s
Sunday 8.00am St. Anne’s
Sunday 10.00am St. Patrick’s

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