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Remembrance Day

Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:09 PM
On Tuesday 11th November, there will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony held at 9.30am at the ANZAC garden outside Area 15 & 16.  Parents are more than welcome to attend. 
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Medications at School

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:49 PM
A friendly reminder to parents of children who require medication during school hours. Melrose Primary Schools Medication Policy states that any medication required to be administered at school, MUST be bought into the school by an adult, in the original packaging or container, from the pharmacy and clearly labelled with the name of the student, dosage and time to be administered. Parents are also required to sign a Medication Authority Form to give permission to one of our first aid trained staff to administer this medication. We CANNOT accept medication bought in envelopes or foil packaging alone with no identification (this also applies to paracetamol). If your child is on a course of antibiotics, please consider if the medication can be administered outside of the school day, for example medication required three times a day may be able to be taken before school, after school and before bed. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 60591955.
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Serve and Learn

Friday, October 10, 2014 6:44 AM
A selection of students from grade 3-6 will continue to participate in our Serve & Learn program this term. After completing foundation lessons in term 3 based on giving of yourself, students are now ready to apply what they have learned by participating in one of three programs –
Meals on Wheels: Delivering meals to people in the community requiring extra support. 
Landcare: Working with a team of gardeners from Wodonga Council to create and maintain a garden to beautify public land bordering our school. 
Bupa: Students will visit elderly residents at Bupa Wodonga to make connections and let residents know that they are valued members of our community.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL PERMISSION NOTES ARE RETURNED ASAP, STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PARENTAL PERMISSION.                      z

Rachel Saunders - Term 4 Primary Welfare Office

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Little Shop of Horrors - Wodonga Middle Years College Performance

Friday, October 10, 2014 5:46 AM
Next Wednesday 15th October, Senior school students from A01, A02, A03 and A07 will travel to Galvin Hall at Wodonga Senior Secondary College to watch a performance called Little Shop of Horrors. The show, with a very fast-growing man-eating plant, that is keen on world domination, includes a cast of students from years 7,8 and 9.  We also have a live band which has a number of senior students from years 10, 11 and 12, as well as local musicians. This is a great opportunity for your students to experience live theatre.  Permission notes have been sent home with students,  please return this note along with the $4.00 to your child’s classroom teacher by Monday 13th October.
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Halloween Walkathon

Thursday, October 02, 2014 1:08 PM
Friday 31st October Willow Park, Pearce St, Wodonga
DRESS UP HALLOWEEN THEME 
Students will leave Melrose at  9.30am  to walk to Willow Park and return at approx. 1.30pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.  The Walkathon will be ’Halloween Theme’ and students may come to school dressed up -  BUT DON’T FORGET YOUR SUN HAT.  
In previous years money raised from the Walkathon has paid for Mathletics and iPads. This year we aim to raise a record amount of more than $4000 to pay for Mathletics, more iPads and to expand our Serve and Learn program. Every student that attends the Walkathon on the  31st of October will be provided with BBQ Sausage Sizzle lunch and drink bottle for FREE. If students do not eat sausages please provide their own lunch. There are hundreds of dollars worth of prizes to be won. To be eligible to win prizes, students must raise over $15 and return it to school no later than Thursday 30th October. 
Please return permission slips to your child’s class teacher by this Friday 24th October. 
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