Melrose News

End of Term 1 and Vacation Care:

Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:48 PM

Please remember that the school holiday break begins with the Easter weekend. 
School will finish at 2.20pm Thursday 29th of March.
Please make arrangements for your child/children’s early collection and plan for their entertainment over the two week break. Melrose Primary School Vacation Care has prepared a range of activities and excursions that you may book into and pay for at the front office. All enrolments, bookings and payments for any Out of Hours School Care, must be made through the front office only.

Athletics day BBQ

Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:57 AM
We will be running a BBQ throughout the day on Athletics Day, Wednesday the 21st of March, with money raised going toward the State School Spectacular.
 Sausages in bread $2.00
 Primas $1.50
 Water $1.50
 Icy Poles $1.00
Any parents who are available to help out on the day including selling from the canteen and cooking the BBQ, please see myself or Wendy at the office.

2018 EQ Executive and Buddies

Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:05 PM
Congratulations to our 2018 EQ Executives and Semester 1 EQ Buddies. 
Students will be presented with their badges at Assembly tomorrow,  Friday March 9th.  
These students have been elected as role models for our school community for possessing the virtues of a Melrose Child (good manners, friendliness, courage, persistence, resilience, acceptance and compassion). Their peers and teachers have recognised them as people of good character who have the strength and courage to do the right thing and be considerate of others.  I look forward to working with them to further improve Melrose Primary School. 
Mrs McKay


Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:12 PM
Parent and Teacher Interviews will be held on the 13th to the 16th of March. Times across the 4 days have been created to suit as many families as possible. This is an opportunity to develop the learning focused partnership between home and school. This is optional for Foundation students and families as they have recently completed a similar process to support their start to education.
What will be discussed?
1. The child’s relationship with staff and peers. 
2. Effort and attitude towards work.
3. How have they have settled in?
4. To the parent – Have you got any questions and what are your aspirations for your child? 
5. Check that the student handbook has been returned.

How do I book an appointment?
Parents and care givers can book through the online system, the links and code are below, or by contacting the front office who will book it for you.  The online booking system will be ‘live’ from Monday 5th March 2018.

Web link   
Code = u25x3

Facebook Link will be shared on Melrose Primary School Page
Code = u25x3

School Council 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:35 AM
School Council team of parents were nominated and elected at the Annual General Meeting. There are still two parent representative positions vacant, so if you would like to join the team and support the decision making that impacts teaching and learning, please let the school or School Council members know.
School Council team:
President – Emma Westman
Vice President – Stacey Potter
Secretary – Marianne Nichols
Parent Representative - Jacquelyn Gilbertson
Parent Representative – Glenn Rowbottom


Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:15 PM


Enrolment detail forms have been sent home with students in the first week of school.  It is extremely important that the school has each families most up to date contact details in the case of an emergency.  If you have not received this form, please contact the school office on 60591955 to either update your details over the phone or get another form sent home.


Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:14 PM
The process for school photos will be a little different this year, with Leading Image coming to the school on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 11.30am, to take photos of this years staff, all 2018 Foundation students, and also students from other year levels who are new to Melrose in 2018.  They will then return later in the year, on Tuesday 4th of September to take the staff group photo, school photos of all students from Year 1-6, as well as any other new students who may enrol throughout the year.

Foundation BBQ 2018

Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:13 PM
We will be having a “Welcome to Foundation” BBQ on Tuesday the 13th of February at 3:30pm. This is a chance for teachers, families and children to meet more informally and to catch up on the year so far. There will be a short student performance followed by a sausage sizzle for students and their families. This is a great chance to catch up with teachers and leadership staff.


Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:10 PM
Event: Melrose Primary School Community Meet and Greet Breakfast to be held in conjunction with the Queen's Baton Relay.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Event time: 8.30am to 9:30am
Location: Melrose Primary School
The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth Games in April, 2018. Wodonga has been selected to be a host city for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR). We are very lucky to have the Baton Relay pass by the front of our school. We would like to invite families to accompany students to school, for an informal meet and greet while enjoying breakfast (that will be provided) and to watch the Baton Relay. In order to host this international event, Wodonga Council has been asked to close all roads along the route.
Silva Drive & Melrose Drive will be closed from 
9am until 10am on this day.
To ensure our display and the viewing is not blocked by vehicles, car parks at the front of the school in Silva Drive will not be available until after the relay has passed.
With the road being closed during this time, students and their families will be able to safely line both sides of the street and be assured of a great view. During Term Four last year, the whole school contributed to a Commonwealth Games Display which will decorate our front fence line. Please make sure you arrive at school on time (before 9am) on this day to avoid the road closures in place. If you are just dropping off please use Shultz Court. If you intend to participate in the event, an alternate parking area is Higginson Court, which will take you to the oval area at the side of the school. If you have any queries, please contact the office. I look forward to sharing this special event with you.


Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:47 PM

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.