St Anne's news: Thursday 13 May 2021

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

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Lord, lead us to be peace-makers, building connections between individuals, focusing on what unites people rather than on what separates us and highlights our differences.
Lord, it’s easy to harm relationships; instead, give us the power of your Spirit that we may build up and make new the bonds between people. Amen.

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s

I hope that all mothers enjoyed their special day last Sunday. Speaking of special days this Saturday and Sunday our Year 4's will be receiving Eucharist for the first time. We congratulate and wish them all the best.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
These meetings will occur on Thursday 24 June for the following classes: F/1, 2/3 and 4/5. Students from these classes will be dismissed at 1pm on this day and it will be a normal finish time for Class 5/6. Tara Smith (one of our teachers 5/6SB) will be on leave on June 24. Consequently, 5/6SB conferences will be held on Thursday 29 July.

Open Days
This term we will be holding Open Days on

  • Wed 26th May 6.30-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 9th June 9.30 -11.30am and
  • Wed 23rd June 1.30-2.30pm. 

If you know of any families who have a Foundation student next year please let them know.

Year 7, 2022
A reminder to Year 6 parents that we need the Year 7, 2022 application forms returned by this Friday May 14. Thank you.

Physical Education
The remaining Melbourne Victory soccer clinics will be held on May 17 and May 24. ALL students are to wear their sports uniform on these Mondays.

Cross Country
The North Balwyn district cross country carnival is to be held at Macleay Park this Friday, May 14.
The race times are as follows:

  • 12:30 9/10 year old boys
  • 12:45 9/10 girls
  • 1pm: 11 boys
  • 1:15pm: 11 girls
  • 1:30pm 12/13 boys; 12/13 girls.

Please be advised that these are approximate times. If you intend to see your child participate my advice would be to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled race time. 

Interschool sport
Due to the cross country carnival, there will be no interschool sport this Friday.  Our next match is against St Bridget’s on Friday 28 May.

Our year 3 and 5 students completed their Naplan tests today. Results will be available in September.

Book fair
Many thanks to Lucianne Lewin and Lisa Browne for coordinating the successful book fair and thank you to the following parents who assisted Emily J, Lisa H, Sibone N, Allison R, Melissa G, Nadia O, Jen N, Fiona C, Tatiana O, Gerti M. Happy reading girls and boys!

Mothers day stall
The Mothers Day stall was another great success. Many thanks to Therese Moran, Lisa Hodgkinson and our year 6 leaders - Greta, Oscar, Francesco and Hannah for their great work.

School Concert
The date for our school concert is Thursday September 2 at OLMC, Heidleberg. There will be one performance, held in the evening. Further details will be released in due course. Please keep this date free.

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Parents and Friend's News


Thank you to Sarah Dare for organising a wonderful evening for the St Anne’s Mother’s Day Dinner at Dawson last Thursday 6th May. It was a great opportunity for the ‘new’ and ‘old’ mums to mingle and enjoy each other’s company whilst dining on delicious food.

A big thanks also to Therese Taouk for organising the beautiful flowers from Garden Gallery Kew for the Mother’s Day Stall and to Hannah, Greta, Oscar & Francesco for their help running the stall on the day.

We hope all our St Anne’s Mums had a very Happy Mother’s Day last Sunday.

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Religious Education


Year 4:

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

Sat May 22: Year 6 Confirmation commitment mass 5pm (candidates and families) (please note change of date)


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Ski Team 2021

St Anne’s Primary School Ski Team 2021

The Interschool Snowsports Championships are back on this year will take place on Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th August 2021 at Mt Buller.

The Interschools Snowsport Championships provide an opportunity for Australian school students of all ages to experience competitive snowsports. Competitors from all ability levels are encouraged to enter, with an emphasis on fun and participation. Students from Foundation to Year 6 can represent St Anne's, but it is recommended they have some skiing experience.

On-mountain accommodation on the Sunday, Monday & Tuesday nights will book up quickly so if your children would like to join the team and you wish to stay on the mountain, booking early is essential.

For further information please contact our ski team coordinator Phil Hodgkinson on

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Term 2, 2021



  • Fri 14: Cross Country
  • Sat 15: First Eucharist 5pm
  • Sun 16: First Eucharist 10:30am
  • Mon 17: Soccer clinics
  • Wed 19: Parents and Friends 7:30pm
  • Sat 22: Confirmation commitment mass (year 6)
  • Mon 24:Soccer clinics
  • Fri 28: 4,5,6 sport

  • Wed 2: Parish Pastoral Council 7:30pm
  • Fri 4: 4,5,6 sport
  • Fri 11: Feast of Sacred Heart
  • Mon 14: Queen’s birthday holiday
  • Wed 16: Parents and Friends 7:30pm
  • Thu 17: Science Discovery Dome (whole school: twilight)
  • Wed 23: School advisory Council 7:30pm
  • Thu 24: Parent-teacher interviews (1:30pm-6:30pm); 1pm dismissal for students
  • Fri 25: End of term 2, 1pm dismissal

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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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