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Undercover Area Development

Planning works are currently underway for the construction of a new weather-proof, undercover space in the central asphalt area of the College, between the Canteen area and the Senior School buildings.

This area will provide two additional court spaces to support our PE/Health Programs at the College as well as providing additional weather-proof space for students to access during recess and lunch. The large space will provide a great area for the College to gather together for celebrations, and will be fitted with speakers and lighting to provide flexibility for the space to be used for multiple purposes and times by the

College and the wider Wangaratta community. Construction will commence during the Term 2 school holidays with works completed in the Term 3 break ready to be used in Term 4.

VEX Team doing Galen proud in USA

While the VEX Team narrowly missed out on receiving any awards this year, by all reports the team has done an awesome job against some superb competition.
 
The team had 10 matches and achieved a high score of 32 twice! They employed a great strategy and displayed excellent teamwork with the teams. In the VEX IQ competition there were 80 teams in their division and they came 65th with and average score of 27 points per match. Congratulations to the team! What an experience for them!
 
Other North East Victorian teams have also done a great job, with Wodonga Middle Years coming 69th in their division with an average score of 25.88. In the Elementary (Primary) Section, St Anne’s Albury came 79th average score 21.
 
Teacher Maree Timms mentioned, “For the world ranking in skills (driver and autonomous programming) out of 400 teams qualified for a world spot out of 4000 middle school teams from around the world.
Galen has a ranking of 106! Wodonga is ranked 341. So that is pretty awesome!” 
 
“The kids have had a blast! We didn’t get any awards, but had the most awesome experience. The kids got to be field resetters for the EDR Skills finals, and also at the VEX IQ finals! So they got a bit spoilt!”
 
From all at Galen, congratulations to the team and enjoy sightseeing for your last few days in the USA.

Uniform Shop Holiday Hours (end of Term 1 2019)

Galen Catholic College Uniform Shop will close for the school holidays on Thursday 4th April at 4.00pm.

Additional Term 2 holiday trading hours are:

  • Tuesday 23rd April 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Wednesday 24th April 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Thursday 25th April Closed
  • Friday 26th April 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Tuesday 30th April 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Wednesday 1st May 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Thursday 2nd May 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

The uniform shop will return to normal hours on Tuesday 7th May.

Throughout the school term our opening hours are:

  • Tuesday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Thursday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Please contact the uniform shop:

Phone: 03 5723 8320
Email: galen@midford.com.au

 

Reminder: Winter Uniform Fitting Appointments

Parents/Guardians can call the Midford Uniform shop to make an appointment for fitting times, to assist with school uniform purchases transitioning into Winter.

Tea & Coffee @ Galen

Commencing term 2, there will be free barista style coffee (and tea) every Wednesday for our Galen Parents/Guardians in the Soul Food Café. The Soul Food Café will be open from 8am – 9am.

F.A.C.E (Family and Community Engagement) team have organised the event to promote more parents/guardians to come into to the College in a non-formal matter. Galen teachers, staff and leadership members will be present for parents/guardians to have an opportunity to get to know each other better over a beautiful coffee or tea.

2019 ANZAC Assembly Invitation

We warmly invite you to join us in commemorating the anniversary of ANZAC Day for 2019

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Senior Assembly Year 10-12 9.50am-10.45am
and/or
Junior Assembly Year 7-9 11.10am-12.05pm

The Assemblies will be held in the College stadium and following the first Assembly, we welcome you to join the Staff and Student Leaders for Morning Tea in the Resource at 10.45am.

Please call Galen College reception to confirm your attendance on (03) 5721 6322 or email Julie.oste@galen.vic.edu.au by Friday 5th April 2019.

Anything Goes 2019

Roll up, roll up! Buy your tickets!

Galen’s students are ready to impress once again in the annual Talent Show!

Fancy being wowed by a variety of talented singers, contemporary dancers, musicians and variety acts? Of course you do! Galen’s annual Anything Goes Talent Show is a must-see event, so make sure you pencil Tuesday April 2nd 2019 into your calendar. If you need any further reason to grab a ticket, all proceeds raised will go towards supporting the Performing Arts at Galen and Social Justice initiatives in Timor Leste and Santa Teresa. So come along, sit back and relax, be entertained all while doing your bit for the local community. We can’t wait to see you there!

Purchase your tickets now!

Opening Mass 2019

Galen’s 2019 co-captains Macey Gillman and Nathan Chadban along with the Senior and Junior School Student Leaders did a wonderful job as ambassadors for the college community at Opening Mass on Wednesday 13th March.

In his message to students, staff, parents and invited guests, Principal Bernard Neal reflected on the 2019 theme, “Shine the Light, Discover New Horizons”. Mr Neal noted that he felt this was Galen’s best theme yet, aligning closely with New Horizons, Galen’s current School Improvement Plan. He also urged all in the college community shine the light by always trying their best and showing off their talents gifted to them.

Girls in Cyber Security Workshop

Nine Galen girls have been participating in a three day Girls in Cyber Security Advancing (GiCSA) workshop at Charles Sturt University Wangaratta this week. The project aimed at getting year 9 and 10 girls interested and involved with cyber security. The field of cyber security is suffering from a shortage of women, and GiCSA is working towards changing that. Only 11% of all information security jobs are held by women, and more than half of those are admin or non-managerial positions.