Principals Message

Principals Message

Principal’s Message

Galilee Catholic Primary School Bondi is committed to providing the highest standards of education. We are focused on working with your children to ensure they are balanced, happy and best placed to succeed in the future.

Situated in the heart of Bondi, we are continuing to find ways to diversify our curriculum and learning experiences to the needs of the students in our school. The social, mental and emotional wellbeing of our students is a fundamental priority for Galilee.

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.

We value and support partnerships with parents/carers in the education of their children, and believe that this should be founded on a spirit of mutual respect, cooperation, communication and involvement.

As principal at Galilee Catholic Primary School, I invite you to come and visit our school to see all the wonderful opportunities on offer.

Anna Novak
Principal

History
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.

Charism
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 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.

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.

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 5.00 pm 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.

CATHOLIC PARISHES OF BONDI
Churches: St Patrick’s Bondi and St Anne’s Bondi Beach

Priest: Fr Thomas Alukka
www.bondicatholic.org.au

Devotional Schedule

Monday: 9.00 am Communion Service, St. Patrick’s and 1:30 pm Rosary & Afternoon Tea, St. Patrick’s

Wednesday: 9.00 am Mass, St. Patrick’s

Thursday: 9.00 am Mass, St. Patrick’s

Friday: 9:15 am Mass, St. Anne’s

Saturday: Adoration 4.00 pm to 4:45 pm, St. Anne’s and 5.00 pm Vigil Mass, St. Anne’s

Sunday: 8.00 am Mass, St. Anne’s & 10.00 am Mass, St. Patrick’s

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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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