St Anne's news: Thursday 11 March 2021

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s

Thank you to the staff for their organisation of the parent information night last Thursday. It was great to see very healthy numbers of parents at all levels.

On Tuesday all staff had a productive professional development day updating our First Aid including anaphylaxis training.

We have a busy few days coming up. This Sunday from 2pm until 4pm we have our “all in” working bee. Some of the tasks we hope to undertake include:

  • gardening, weeding, pruning
  • adding tan bark to the junior playground
  • moving small, loose  branches from Presbytery front yard to dumper
  • reattach ball net onto middle pole on grass area
  • repairing “buddies” bench
  • remove 2 wooden benches near the senior playground
  • some rows of string to be put up in STEM room for hanging and display purposes

This Wednesday (March 17) and Thursday (March 25) we have our Open Days for prospective new enrolments from 9:15am until 11am. If you know of a family who has a child about to start Foundation next year please promote these days. Thank you.

Twilight Sports

Our whole school twilight sports will be held on Friday 19 March from 5pm until around 7pm. We will be having the sports this year at school. We ask that students arrive at school at 4:45pm. Parents please bring along a chair, snacks etc. As this is a student event no alcohol is permitted. Thank you.

Skoolbag App

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Round four of Friday interschool sport is being played this Friday at 9:30am. We are playing St Bridget’s. T-ball will be played at Willsmere Park and volleyball at St Anne’s. Families are welcome to come along. Last week’s scores were:

Cricket: OLPS 141 d. St Anne’s 54
Tball: OLPS 20 d. St Anne’s 11
Hotshots tennis: St Anne’s 178 d. OLPS 163

Physical Education

The whole school volleyball program has begun and will continue on March 15, 22 and 29. On these days all students are to wear their school sports uniform.

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Twilight Sports

FRIDAY 19th MARCH 4:45pm - 7:15pm

Pack your chairs, air your picnic rugs and stretch those muscles….the Twilight Sports is happening again in Term 1 at St. Anne’s Primary School.

This event is a much anticipated evening by the whole school. It is an evening where the children, with their families, get together for races, food and fun. We invite families to bring along a picnic basket on the night.

The children will meet at their house flags and will then rotate through the activities. The rotations will run from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, though we ask that the children are at the track from 4:45pm, dressed in their sport shorts and sport top or a top in the colour of their house.  The children should bring a drink bottle and school hat to take with them on their rotations. The evening should finish by 7:15pm.

In the lead up to the event we will be having a house colour meeting on Tuesday March 16th at 12:30pm in the playground area. This will give the children a chance to meet their house colour captains and practise some of the chants they will be singing at the event. Children can wear their sports uniform and a house colour t-shirt on this day.

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Parents and Friends Association


It would be great to see as many families as possible come along to the working bee this Sunday 14th March from 2-4pm to tidy up the school before the Open Days on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 25th March. Please bring along any gardening equipment you may have e.g. shovels, rakes, brooms, hedge trimmers, blowers etc

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Easter Fundraiser

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Religious Education

2021 Sacramental Program - St Anne’s students

Year 4:

Sat May 1: 5pm Eucharist commitment mass
Sat May 15: 5pm: First Eucharist (Communion) or
Sun May 16: 10:30am: First Eucharist (Communion)

Year 6 (and a few 2020 Year 6) students
Sat  May 22, 5pm: Confirmation commitment mass
Sun Aug 15: 2pm: Sacrament of Confirmation (St Patrick’s Cathedral)

Years 3 and 4

This Sacrament will be celebrated on Thursday 7 October at 7pm

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Parish News


This programme is for Grade 3 children or above who intend to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation later this year, and First Communion in 2022, at any of the four affiliated churches. This introductory catechesis needs to be completed before beginning the sacramental programme. The programme will run for the Saturdays of 1, 8, 15 and 22 May, at 5.00pm and then participating in 6.00pm Mass at St Bede’s.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME Students in Grade 6 or above who are not in any of the affiliated parish primary schools can now enrol for the Confirmation programme. Catechesis will take place on Mondays at 4pm beginning on 12 July. There will also be a full day retreat with the affiliated parish primary schools on a date to be finalised. Confirmation will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday 15 August at 2.00pm for candidates from the affiliated parishes. Enrolment forms for both programmes are now available from the parish offices at St Bede’s and St Bridget’s or on the parish website and must be returned by 26 March 2021

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Term 1, 2021




  • Fri 12: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Sun 14: working bee 2pm-4pm
  • Mon 15 Whole school Volleyball clinic
  • Wed 17: Open day 9:15am-11am
  • Fri 19: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Whole school Twilight sports 5pm
  • Mon 22: Whole school Volleyball clinic
  • Wed 24: Parish Education Board 7:30pm
  • Thu 25: Open day 9:15am-11am
  • Fri 26:  4,5,6 interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am


  • Fri 1: End of term 1, 1pm dismissal


  • Mon 19: Students, staff return

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St Anne’s Basketball Club is looking for more players to add to some of its existing teams and to potentially start new teams for Year 2 students. 

We are also offering our Ball Skills program for new basketballers during Terms 2 and 3 of 2021. 

Please speak to us if your child is keen to start basketball!

We are a family based club and have 17 teams comprised of mainly current and former St Anne’s students playing in the Basketball Hawthorn competition, ranging in age groups from Under 9’s to U23’s.  Games are played on Saturdays (and Sundays for older teams) at venues throughout Boroondara.

The Ball Skills sessions will run on Tuesday nights at 6pm at Kew East Primary School for the remaining weeks of Term 1 and then in Terms 2 and 3.  The aim of the sessions is for the children to be ready to commence playing in a team in the 2021/2022 Summer Season for SABC which starts in Term 4 (or in the Winter Season if they are currently in Year 2 or older) .  We welcome boys and girls to the sessions.

Once we know the level of interest we will provide more details.

Please register your interest by calling Tom Lynch SABC Boy’s Co-ordinator on 0418 813 773 or Sarah Lethlean Club Secretary (mother of Will in Year 4) on 0438 364 709 or by emailing

We are keen to hear from you, as we are currently taking registrations for the Winter Season!


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Community News

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Enrolments, uniform and school fees

School Fees 2021

Direct Debit form please download here.

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School hours

  • Monday        8.55am - 3:25pm
  • Tuesday       8.50am - 3.25pm
  • Wednesday  8.55 am - 3:25pm
  • Thursday     8.55am - 3:25pm
  • Friday          8.55am - 3:25pm

General information

School assembly is Tuesdays at 9am - parents welcome

Sushi orders Tuesdays

Lunch orders Wednesdays

Icypole orders Wednesdays

Tennis lessions, Piano Lessons and Guitar lessons are available - please contact the office to find out more.

If your child is absent. Please let us know via the Skoolbag app. 



Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Kew East Primary School Out of School Hours Care can be contacted on           
Ph: 03 98596052



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