Melrose News

Transition Dates for 2018 Foundation Students

Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:14 PM
Transition Dates for 2018 Foundation Students
Beginning school is always an exciting time - for both the parents and students. We aim to support you in ensuring that your child enters school with confidence and ease. Melrose Primary School conducts an Orientation Program in Term 4 that will assist your child to become familiar with our school environment. An outline of this program has been sent out to all families that have already returned their 2018 enrolment form to the school. 
The key dates of the Transition visits are:
Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 9.00am-10.00am
Tuesday 28th November 2017 - 9.00am-10.00am
Tuesday 5th December 2017 - 9.00am-10.00am
Tuesday 12th December  2017 - 9.00am-12.30pm
Members of our school team will visit Pre-Schools over the coming months to meet our new students and talk to Pre-School teachers. This is an important part of building  positive relationships with your child and our school. 
Please contact the school if you no longer require the enrolment or have further questions. 
If you have not yet returned a 2018 enrolment form, you need to do so as soon as possible, please contact Wendy at the front office for a copy of the paperwork that is required.

Senior Canberra Camp

Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:12 PM
During week 1 next term year five and six students from Melrose Primary School will be undertaking an education tour of the national capital. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
Students are required to meet at Melrose Primary School no later than 6:45am on Wednesday the 11th of October. Students will also need to park their school uniform for our visit to Parliament House on Thursday. Further information is available at http://
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government has contributed funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion and has already been factored into the final cost charged.


Melrose Movie Night

Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:53 PM

Melrose Movie Night –

Friday 8th of September

Students who want to attend the Melrose Movie night should bring $5 to their classroom teacher, before Wednesday the 6th of September. This cost includes entry to the movie, a cup of popcorn and a juice box. Students will receive their movie tickets close to the event.

The movies that will be showing will be announced before the night and will be decided on a majority vote from each class.

Junior movie – 4:00pm

Senior movie – 6:00pm

Children will need to go home after school and then be signed back in by a parent at 4pm or 6pm












Fathers Day Stall

Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:15 PM

Melrose Primary School’s Father’s Day Stall will be held on Thursday the 31st of August, which is the Thursday before Father’s Day.

Each class will have a turn to visit the stall and purchase a gift.

Gifts range from $2 to $6.

If anyone is available to help run the stall on Thursday morning from 9:00am, please see Wendy at the front office.



Vacation Care Program Term 3 Holidays

Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:32 AM

Vacation Care Program is going home with students today. Bookings and payments due back to the school office by Friday 15th September.

Term 3 Program


ARTS FESTIVAL WEEK - 4th - 8th Sept

Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:55 PM

Wodonga and District Arts Festival
This year the Arts Festival will be held from Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September at Galvin Hall located at the Wodonga Senior Secondary College, 69 Woodland St, Wodonga. When parking in this area please be mindful of permit zones. There is no entry fee for students or young children either participating in the festival or coming to watch a concert. Adults are very welcome and encouraged to attend. They will be charged a one-off $4.00 entry fee at the front door of Galvin Hall on Woodland Street. Keep your ticket so that you can attend further concerts without subsequent admission fees. The Arts Festival is a non profit event and the entry fee is simply to cover our costs. We look forward to seeing many members of our community at this exciting event. Thank you for your support. 


School Photo Day - Tuesday 5th Sept

Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:52 PM

 Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Envelopes have been sent home with each student. 
Please ensure the correct money is in your child’s envelope (the school office will not  be able to provide change) and send it to school 
on photo day.
Note: Parents have the option to place their order online. Each envelope is personalized with student name and unique ordering code. 
If a student loses their envelope, their opportunity to order online will be lost and they will need to place their order by handing in a generic envelope obtained from the school office.
Photo prices range from $25 - $45

Family (sibling) photo: 
Parents wishing to have their children photographed together (with siblings who attend Melrose), will need to collect a Family envelope from the school office 
before photo day, as these will not be sent home with the individual  photo envelopes.


Book Week Dress Up Day and Parade

Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:50 PM


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.



Welcoming Ceremony & EQ Buddy Presentations

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:09 PM


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

We invite all new families to share in this ceremony with their child / children.

FRIDAY 11th August 2017

Venue: Multi Purpose Room - 9.00am

 We will also be celebrating our newly elected EQ Buddies for Semester 2. Students will receive their badge and certificate at a special ceremony being held on this day also.



Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:49 PM

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://