Dear Parents, Carers and Friends,
Melrose Primary School’s teaching and learning vision guides decisions made and ensures there is a consistent approach focused on student academic progression, wellbeing and EQ, Educating Hearts and Minds. Ensuring families and carers are aware of the Melrose Vision strengthens the partnership between home and school and assists improving student outcomes.  One way parents can support this vision is through supporting our reading program.

 Melrose Primary School Teaching and Learning Vision statements:

Excellence in teaching and learning

Professional leadership

Building practice excellence

Curriculum planning and assessment

Building leadership teams

Excellence in teaching and learning should be based on the Victorian Curriculum, Melrose Primary School’s EQ philosophy and current student data. Engaging, differentiated teaching is planned collaboratively based on individual student needs.

Leaders at Melrose Primary School support and build positive relationships with the school community. Leaders are collaborative, respectful, supportive, visible and organized. Leaders demonstrate and model appropriate behaviours in line with the EQ philosophy.

Positive climate for learning

Community engagement in learning

Empowering students and building pride

Setting expectations and promoting inclusion

Building communities

Positive climate for learning values a safe, supportive and inclusive environment, driven by Melrose Primary School’s EQ philosophy and built on positive relationships which foster high expectations for all.

Community engagement in learning is a partnership between school and home that values positive relationships with the wider community. There is an integrated focus on academics, social and emotional wellbeing and community that leads to improved student outcomes and stronger families and healthier communities.

Make reading a part of your home every day?

1. Parents/Carers read different texts

·         Novels

  • ·      Magazines
  • ·      Newspaper
  • ·      Devices

2. Parents/Carers listen to their children read

  • ·     On the couch
  • ·     Outside
  • ·     In bed
  • ·     At the dining table

3. Parents/Carers discuss what their children are reading

4. Parents/Carers develop and encourage a daily reading routine and build reading stamina

5.  Parents/Carers access books through the school and local libraries

6.Parents/Carers support their child to follow the school routines of nightly reading

Ben Slocombe