St Anne's news: Wednesday 6 February 2019

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

In this email




Loving God,
Bless this journey of a new school year.
Refresh our souls and renew our spirits as we embrace the beautiful ministry you have called us to.
We welcome those who are new to this community and ask that you strengthen them
to share the wonderful gifts you have given them.
Lord, make our hearts pure as we prepare for the return of students to this school
and may you guide them to return with open hearts and minds eager to learn.
We ask this in Your name.


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Greg's Message

Hello Parents and Friends of St. Anne’s
Welcome to 2019. I hope that all families enjoyed their time together and that everyone is refreshed. A special welcome is extended to our new Foundation students and to our new Year 2 student (Joshua) and Year 3 student (Lucas.)
This Friday at 11am our new Parish priest, Fr. John Salvano, along with Fr. Toan, will be concelebrating our opening of the school year mass. We welcome Fr. John to St. Anne’s; I hope your time at St. Anne’s is fulfilling and enjoyable. Finally, a happy Lunar New Year to our families who celebrated this occasion.  

Staffing 2019 (teaching)

  • Principal: Greg James
  • Deputy Principal: Clare Bellio (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Administration: Julie Matheson (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday); Netitia Postans (Wednesday) 
  • Foundation W/M: Fiona Waywood (Monday-Wednesday), Dee McDonnell (Thursday-Friday)
  • 1/2C: Josh Cassell
  • 3/4A: Tim Allen
  • 3/4M: Jenny Morsley, Clare Bellio (Friday)
  • 5/6ML: Julie Millsom (Monday-Wednesday), Lauren Logue (Thursday, Friday)   
  • 5/6PM: Sarah Parker (Monday-Wednesday) Una Manicle (Thursday, Friday)
  • Religious Education: Clare Bellio
  • Library: Lisa Browne
  • PE: Lisa Browne
  • Performing Arts: Bron Seedeen
  • Italian: Antonella Liberale
  • Learning and Teaching: Sarah Parker
  • Student Wellbeing/Student Services: Dee McDonnell
  • E-learning: Tara Smith
  • Learning Support Officers: Suzzie Edgecumbe, Lisa Redmond, Netitia Postans, Hannah Kahlenbach

Welcome back to Mrs Logue and Ms Manicle!

Hospitality Mass

Our first Hospitality Mass will be held on Sunday 17th February at 10:30am. Year 1/2C will be providing morning tea and are our hosts for the mass. I hope to see a great representation of 1/2C families in attendance but, remember ALL families are warmly welcome.

Year 4,5 and 6 Camp
Good luck to our year 4,5 and 6 campers and staff. The campers are off to Sovereign Hill, leaving at 9am on Monday 11th February, and returning at around 3pm on Wednesday 13th February. Staff attending are Sarah Parker, Julie Millsom, Hannah Kahlenbach, Jenny Morsley, Tim Allen, Netitia Postans and myself. During this period of time our Year 3’s will be taught by Lisa Browne and Clare Bellio.

Parish Education Board
I welcome Sue Wuttke, Michael Cromie and Jim Kiliadis to our Parish Education Board. They join Susan Whyte, Fr. John and myself as members. Our first meeting will be held at St. Bede’s School on Wednesday 13th February at 7:30pm.

Information Nights

  • Foundation parent information night is set for Monday 25th February at 7.30pm.
  • A parent information night will be held on Wednesday 20th February
    -Year 1 and 2 session: 7pm-7:30pm
    -Year 3 and 4: 7:30pm-8pm
    -Year 5 and 6: 8pm-8:30pm. 

Year 5/6 Sport
Our term 1 Year 5/6 interschool sport program commences on Friday 15th February at 9:30am. We are playing St. Roch’s, Glen Iris, away. Volleyball is at St. Roch’s School; cricket and T-ball is at Central Oval. Families are most welcome to come along.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the McDonnell and Gee families. Recently Ms McDonnell’s mother passed away. Also Nathan Gee’s (Year 6) grandfather passed away. May they rest in peace.




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Religious Education


  • Year 3 Reconciliation:                            Wed 27th March, 7:30pm
  • Year 3: First Eucharist:
               Sat May 25th, 5pm;
               Sun May 26th, 10:30am

           First Eucharist:
           Sat June 1st, 5pm
           Sun June 2nd,10:30am

  • Year 6: Confirmation:   
                Sat August 17, 3pm.




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Parish News

Our annual parish picnic will be held on Sunday 3rd March (noon-3pm) at St. Anne’s. Please come along and join in the fun. There will be a sausage sizzle, spit roast lunch with drinks provided. There will also be live music, singing performances, coffee, Devonshire tea and more.
The picnic is free for all parishioners and includes children’s activities such as a giant slide and a jumping castle.
If you are able to assist on the day please contact the Parish office on 9859 2272.
Thank you.

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Co-curricular activities

Piano Lessons

Janine Carstein currently has a few vacancies for piano lessons. For all enquiries please contact Janine on 0420 636 192

Guitar, Ukelele and Drum Lessons

Please contact Pablo Naranjo on Ph 0406103008. Further details below.

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Learning and Teaching

There are several digital ways we communicate with our St Anne's families: newsletter, skoolbag app, online calendar, seesaw and semester reports.

Skoolbag App
Is the best way to keep up to date with school events, reminders and permission slips. Please remember to change your settings if your child/ren have changed year group.
New parents please download the skoolbag app and set up an account. You then need to search for St Anne's Primary School and select your child's year level.

Seesaw App
This app is used to share and celebrate classroom life and activities. This is a platform that allows photos and work to be shared with families.  A printed invite will be sent home with all children this week with instructions on how to set it up so that you are able to receive notifications.

If you have any questions please email me or pop into school on a Wednesday or Thursday



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Parents and Friends Association

St Anne's Family Night

New and returning St Anne’s families are invited to our St Anne’s Family Night at MCC Club, Kew on Thursday 21st February from 5:30pm.

Booking details to follow in the coming days.

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Class Reps Wanted

The P&F are looking for 2 parents from each class to help out as class reps. This a great way to get to know other parents and be part of the school community. This year we'd love to see some Dads as well as Mums get involved.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Anne-Marie Moir (Henry's Mum:





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Community News

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Timeline - State-wide Placement Timeline and Procedures for 2019 -2018

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Plenary Sessions for Catholic School Parents

A listening and dialogue session for Catholic school parents

Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 10.30am-12pm or 1pm-2.30pm

Cardinal Knox Centre Cathedral Room, 383 Albert St, East Melbourne

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Enrolments, uniform and school fees

School Fees 2019

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Direct Debit form download

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Seal Pony soccer

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Our calendar, advertise here

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Advertise in our newsletter

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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 

Photos in the Skoolbag app

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

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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Term Dates

  • Term 1   30/01/2019 to 05/04/2019
  • Term 2   23/04/2019 to 28/06/2019
  • Term 3   15/07/2019 to 20/09/2019
  • Term 4   07/10/2019 to 20/12/2019

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