Don’t forget the Annual Melrose Primary School Christmas Concert on this Friday night.  This starts at 5.30pm with all classes involved in the program.  This is a lovely community event and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Christmas Concert

 15th of December

Gates open at 5:00pm for a 5:30 start

Glow Sticks, sausages, drinks and programs will be available for purchase on the night. Families are encouraged to bring a rug or picnic blanket to sit on.



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Parents are reminded that students will be dismissed from school early (1.00pm) on Friday 22nd December, the last day of Term 4. Students who travel by bus are  reminded that Dysons do not run a bus service at this time, to cater for the early dismissal, so could parents please make alternative arrangements for bus travellers to get home on this day.


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SuperUser AccountPrincipal 2018

Hello Melrose Primary School,

My name is Ben Slocombe and I will be the 2018 Melrose Primary School Principal. My wife, Danielle, and two boys, Ethan (9 years) and Lenny (6 years), have been in the North East of Victoria for 6 months and are looking forward to what Wodonga and its surroundings have to offer.

I developed my educational philosophy in Primary and Secondary schools across Australia and internationally. I believe in developing strong educational partnerships with students, staff, parents and school communities, combined with clear student driven teaching practices, resulting in engaging and relevant learning.    I merged relationship development, engaging and relevant learning with student and community wellbeing on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, in the Northern Territory communities of Groote Eylandt and Darwin and multicultural classrooms of Singapore. 

I look forward to meeting you all and continuing Melrose Primary School’s journey to success. I will prioritise the health, wellbeing and educational needs of the Melrose Primary School learning community to ensure school is an engaging and safe learning environment for all.

Please feel free to stop and chat whenever you see myself and my family in and around Wodonga.

See you soon, Ben Slocombe

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DATE :  Wednesday 20th December

TIME : 6.00 - 7.30pm

VENUE : Wodonga Raiders Football Club

COST : $12

DRESS : Smart Casual

Please RSVP by paying your money no later than Friday 1st December **please advise of any food allergies.

This function is intended for all Year 6 students and their teachers only. Parents are most welcome and encouraged to attend the Graduation Ceremony the next day, on the Thursday.


On Thursday 21st December, ALL MELROSE STUDENTS will walk with teachers to the Performing Arts Centre, Felltimber Campus for the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony beginning at 9.30am. Students will depart Melrose at 9.15am and return to school at 10.30am. Back up venue if needed will be the Catholic College. Students must be in full school uniform including hat. Please make sure that you return the permission form to your child’s teacher no later than 15th December - STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND WITHOUT THIS PERMISSION.

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SuperUser AccountYear 6 Graduation photos


As part of the Year 6 Graduation, a slideshow is developed which includes photos of the current year six students when they first started school. If your child had their school photos taken in Prep at Melrose, we already have these photos on file. If your child came to Melrose after this time, we will not have their photo on file. So no one misses out, if your child did not complete their first year of schooling at Melrose, we ask that you send their prep school photo to your child’s classroom teacher. Alternatively, photos can be emailed to:

With thanks, The Senior Team

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Great Melrose Spelling Bee

The annual Great Melrose Spelling Bee is happening soon!!

Two students from each area (one from each year level) will be chosen to represent their class. Each class champion will be decided after competing in a range of spelling activities that will be occurring in classrooms. The champions will be students who are actively participating and excelling in these spelling activities.

The Melrose Spelling Bee will comprise of 3 challenges; Flashcards, Speed Spell and Individual Spelling. Champions will compete in each of these tasks to receive a final score.

Parents are invited to attend the Spelling Bee in the multi-purpose room and cheer on each areas champions.

Year 3-6 Spelling Bee – Monday 27th November at 11:45am

Foundation -Year 2 – Wednesday 29th November at 11:45am

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Melrose Community Fair – 3rd November



We are still collecting donations for our classroom hampers, which will be used to make our Silent Auction items at the fair. Donations will need to be into classrooms by Wednesday morning (1st of November). Book and toy donations are also still being collected. These can be taken to your child’s class where they will be collected. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!

Cake Stall Donations

Thank you also to everyone who is planning on donating a cake or slice to go to our cake stall. These can all be bought into school on the day of the fair. I know that we have a few teachers who will be busy in the kitchen this weekend too. When donating, please make sure an ingredients list is filled out and attached to your item.

Watch out in next week’s newsletter for a preview of the silent auction hampers. The items are certainly worth bidding on!

Thank you !

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All unlimited ride wristbands need to be purchased by the end of the day on Thursday the 2nd of November (the day before the fair). 

These are only $35 and entitle the wearer to unlimited rides on any and all of the rides provided by Gardner’s Amusement on the day. 

This is the best value for money!

On the day unlimited wristbands will cost $40.

Melrose will make profit off the presale of these wristbands only.

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The Remembrance Day school service will be held on Friday 10th November in the ANZAC Garden here at school. It will commence at 9.15am. Parents are invited to come along. If inclement weather, the service will be held in the Multi Purpose Room.

Melrose Primary School will be represented at the Wodonga Service on November 11th at the Wodonga War Memorial. 2 students will lay a wreath on behalf of the school.

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SuperUser AccountBook Week Dress Up Day and Parade


FRIDAY 25th AUGUST - 9.00am

Start thinking about your costumes to come dressed as your favourite book character and participate in our

annual book parade at 9.00am at assembly.

Parents most welcome to attend.


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SuperUser AccountWelcoming Ceremony & EQ Buddy Presentations


Please come along to our Welcoming Ceremony where we will formally welcome new students and their families to our school community.

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Parent Opinion Survey 2017


Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.

It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August.

In line with Department processes, approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey with the list of participants being randomly generated through our School Administration platform. These families will be contacted shortly and given further details on how to access the survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September and shared with our wider school community in order to recognise the strengths of Melrose and to effectively plan identified improvements and initiatives moving into the future.

For further information, please contact Kellie Thorp via the school office or visit: http://

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SuperUser AccountParents and Friends Meeting


Melrose Primary School are looking for community members who are interested in joining our Parents and Friends Club. Participation would include helping with events such as Father’s/Mother’s Day Stalls, Breakfast Club, the Melrose Community Fair and other school fundraisers.

A meeting will be held on Friday the 11th of August at 3:30pm in Area 15 (Foundation classroom) where you can ask any questions about what the P&F involves and express interest in helping out with any specific events.

Parents and community members have always played a huge role in our school events, and we are eager to continue this support into the future.

If you are wanting to join the P&F club but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Wendy at the front office and leave your contact number and email address, before this date.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there,

Kelsie McWilliams 

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SENIOR STUDENTS ONLY - On Tuesday 1st August, Catholic College is presenting a special showing of Robin Hood for Primary school students. Melrose senior students will walk from Melrose at 11.45am and return at 1.40pm. Students must be in full school uniform. Permission forms are due back on Monday 31st July.


5 months ago

SuperUser Account2018 Student Enrolments

If you currently have a child attending our school and will

be having a sibling starting at Melrose in 2018, it is time to

get your enrolment forms into the school office now. If

you do not yet have a copy of the enrolment form,

please see Wendy at the school office. Also remember

that when you are returning your completed form, you

also need to include a copy of your child’s birth and

immunisation certificates.

5 months ago

SuperUser AccountFoundation 100 days of school

Next Wednesday the 2nd of July we will be celebrating our Foundation students 100th day of school. On this day we will be completing “100” themed activities.

We will be asking students to bring a collection of 100 things with them to school to complete our activities throughout the day. Please ensure that these are not food items or items that will roll around (bouncing balls, marbles etc.)

Thank you. The Foundation Team.


5 months ago

SuperUser AccountBorambola Camp Requirements

All students attending Borambola camp will be required to complete a Medical and Consent form. Please complete the form online at: medicalandconsentform Parents/Carers are welcome to use the school computer lab on Monday July 24th at 3.30pm. Thank you to those students who have fully paid their camp costs. Please remember that the second payment will be due in Week 2 Term 3 (Friday 28th July). Payment Option 2 • Deposit of $50 by Friday 12th May • Payment of $125 by Friday 28th July • Payment of $100 by Friday 4th August

5 months ago

SuperUser AccountJeans for Genes Day

This term, Melrose Primary School will be proudly supporting Jeans for Genes day in an effort to discover lifesaving treatments for childhood disease. On Friday the 11th of August we will be having a “Dress in Denim Day” where, for a gold coin donation, students will be invited to wear denim to school to raise awareness for this cause. If you are wanting to make an additional donation, please take a look at our fundraising page: http://, or see the donation box located at the front office. Thank you, Melrose Primary School

5 months ago

SuperUser AccountMelrose Community Fair

On Friday 3rd November, we will be hosting our biannual Melrose Fair. Throughout some of Term 2 and especially Term 3, we will be looking for helpers from our community, to aid in helping to share ideas, putting together hampers, general fair organisation and setting up on fair day.

5 months ago

SuperUser AccountState School Spectacular

Our fourth and final regional, full day rehearsal will be happening this term, on Tuesday the 1st of August. Just a reminder to families of those students who are going, the first half of your total payment was due to the office late last term. The second instalment is due by Friday the 11th of August.

Please look out for a note that will be sent home this week with additional details about our trip.

Thank you, Kelsie McWilliams.

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