Week 6 Term 4

Dear Parents and Friends 

You may have heard on the news in the last week that Melrose Primary have been successful in gaining maintenance funding as part of the Department of Education’s funding rollout.  This funding has been allocated for work on a water tank as well as some repairs to the roof.  Work on planning will start before the end of the year. 

Over the past few weeks there have been some incidents of people from outside the school riding motorbikes on the school oval.  The police are fully aware of this situation.  We have teachers on yard duty at all breaks and as soon as an incident occurs we move the students away and if necessary lock the oval gates. We then ring the police. We understand and share community concerns.  We have been advised by the police to approach Wodonga Council about fencing the oval.  If you have any information about who the motorbike riders are, please contact Wodonga Police on 60492600.

Next week we are starting a week long charity drive.  All Government schools involved in the Federation will be taking part in this drive.  We are asking for donations of canned goods to support local families.  Each class will keep a tally of the cans collected in the week and a prize will be given to the class with the most cans.  The challenge runs from Monday 20th November – Thursday 23rd November. 

Next Friday 24th November, is a pupil free day because of the Wodonga Cup Public Holiday.  There will be NO school on that day and NO out of school care.   Don’t forget we are very keen to start a Parents and Friends club, please fill out the attached slip and return to the school if interested. 

The 2018 Foundation transition visits start next Tuesday 21st November.  If you have a school aged child who isn’t enrolled yet, please see Wendy at the front office for an enrolment pack.   The transition visits will run for the next four Tuesdays. 

If you are aware that you have a student/s that will not be retuning to Melrose in 2018 for any reason (other than graduating Year 6 students), please let the school office know as soon as possible, to assist us in the process of class placements and staffing for next year.

We are so proud of Eleanor Greenfeld from Area 11, who found Mr McDonalds wallet yesterday. She returned it straight away to the office. Well done Eleanor. Mr McDonald was very relieved.
Enjoy the rest of your week, Mrs Caryle York