St Anne's news: Wednesday 2 December 2020

Welcome to the St Anne's newsletter. Here's everything that's happening around our community this week.

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Let’s pause to remember and give thanks for what has been good in our lives: - for people who have given us love and care, friendship and support…

Let’s pause to remember and give thanks - for our health and talents, and for the opportunities that come to us…

Let’s pause to remember and give thanks - for the beauty that we can see and for the inspiration we receive…

Let’s pause to remember and give thanks - for the happy memories we treasure and for all that has been good over the year. Amen.

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s

The children and staff looked “sparkling” for last Thursday’s photo day.  Life at school continues to be busy. We have begun a whole school 8 day Physical Education program. Students in their houses are involved in hurdles, table tennis, tug of war and walking. This time next year we hope to be back involved in our water safety/swimming program. This Friday we begin our Advent paraliturgies in the hall as part of our preparation for Christmas.

Lunch orders are available with Red Emperor (sushi) on Tuesdays and Funky Fillings on Wednesdays. Next week is the final week for lunch orders.

I have spoken to Fr John and with the loosening of restrictions, we are planning to have the Graduation mass in the church on December 15. All going well (Covid19 wise), we would be able to legally invite the Graduation candidates, parents and staff.  A  total of around 86 people will be able to attend the mass in the church. The after mass celebration will be held outside in the school grounds.


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The Kooyong Student Prize is an annual award recognising local school students for excellence, leadership, and their contribution to the school community. Two students are nominated and awarded from each school. I congratulate the 2020 winners - Emilia Fowler and Xavier Cromie.

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Jolly Jamboree 2020

Jolly Jamboree Costume Update

Hello again! Just a little update about the costume requirements for your child. Can each student please make sure they are wearing foundation clothing under their uniforms on their filming day so that we can do quick changes in the Performing Arts room and Library. A singlet and bike shorts would be perfect to quickly put costumes over the top. Some of the girls will be wearing skirts so please wear bike shorts underneath for their dance. I have tried my best to provide as many costumes as possible across the school but please see below the list of students that require something small to bring:

  • 1 / 2: Girls - white t-shirt
  • 3 / 4: Girls - blue sports shorts
  • 4 / 5: All in sports shorts
  • 6: The Year 6’s are choosing their own costumes and have a choice from our costumes at school. Anything extra they will need to provide.
  • Glee: White top and black bottoms - their usual performance attire

Here are some important dates to remember:

  • Thursday December 3: 1 / 2, 3 / 4 and 6 recording day
  • Thursday December 10 @ 7pm: Live online stream of “Jolly Jamboree 2020”

If you are unable to watch the live stream, this concert will be made available to watch afterwards.

Any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Thanks so much and I look forward to our Jolly Jamboree 2020!
Bronwyn Seedeen

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St Vincent's De Paul Annual Appeal




Vinnies Annual Christmas Fare, Toy and Gift Appeal

The Vinnies Annual Christmas Fare, Toy and Gift Appeal for 2020 has commenced. They are asking for suitable gifts (new-not pre loved) wrapped, marked and identified for either boys or girls (suggested ages between 6-12 years of age), or adult male and female gifts (toiletry items/chocolates are always greatly appreciated).

I know in the past the school community’s support in assisting with this appeal has been extraordinary. It has resulted in many families enjoying a happier Christmas as a result of the generosity exhibited by the school community.

We would be most grateful for your support again this year. Please look out for boxes that will be placed in front of your child’s classroom door in the next couple of weeks.

Some examples of what we would like to collect are listed below:

  1. Reusable shopping bag, Christmas serviettes (preferably Christmas themed) and 2 bottles soft drink / mineral water
  2. Box tea bags and a packet of sweet biscuits
  3. Christmas pudding or mince tarts, jar of coffee
  4. Tinned ham or tuna/ Reusable shopping bag (preferably Christmas themed) and 2 bottles soft drink / mineral water
  5. 2 packets chips or savoury biscuits, box of chocolates
  6. Bag of pasta and bottle of pasta sauce
  7. Or any other ‘christmas’ themed foods/household items.

​It is very important that only non-perishable items are donated. All food items must have a long use-by date, at least until 2021. Please check the dates on all biscuits, crackers and snacks before placing them in the box.

In anticipation, we thank you for making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than us.


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Graduation Photo Book

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Second Hand Uniform Shop

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Please support St Anne's Primary School by purchasing your Christmas Tree through Melbourne Christmas Trees this year.

Christmas trees are available to purchase from $99 and will be delivered between the 30 November & 24 December 2020.

Go to and choose St Anne's Primary School  - Kew East in the drop down list. 10% of proceeds will then go to St Anne's P&F to put towards projects planned for 2021.

Thank you for your support.

St Anne's P&F Association

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Icypole Price List 2020

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Community News

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Community News

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Term 4 Key dates


Thurs 3: 1 / 2, 3 / 4 and 6 recording day “Jolly Jamboree 2020.”

               2pm-3pm: Foundation Orientation “buddies meet’

Wed 9: Parents and Friends 7:30pm

Thurs 10 @ 7pm: Live online stream of “Jolly Jamboree 2020”

Mon 14: Year 6 “Big Day” out, Gumbuya Park

Tues 15: Year 6 Assembly 9.15 am
               Graduation mass 6pm

Wed 16: End of school year, 1pm dismissal

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Term Dates 2020


  • Term 1 - 28/01/2020 (teachers) 
  •                30/01/2020 to 27/03/2020 (students)
  • Term 2 - 14/04/2020 to 26/06/2020 
  • Term 3 - 13/07/2020 to 18/09/2020 
  • Term 4 - 5/10/2020 to 16/12/2020

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Enrolments, uniform and school fees

School Fees 2020

Read More

Direct Debit form please download here.

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Skoolbag app

The St. Anne’s Skoolbag app is a great way to keep up to date with everything that is going on at school.  We regularly send out alerts as a reminder to a current notice that needs attention.  It also has links to the newsletter and the school calendar. 

You can download it for free from the IOS Store 

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If you need the password to access photos in the Skoolbag app, please contact reception.



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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