Melrose News

Principal 2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:25 PM
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



Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:26 PM
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.


Year 6 Graduation photos

Thursday, November 09, 2017 1:44 PM

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