Melrose News

Year 6 T-Shirts

Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:37 PM

Year 6 students have the opportunity to have their names printed on the back of their school shirts.  For this to happen, they need to bring a clean, named school shirt and $12 to their classroom teacher by Friday 4th April (last day of Term 1).  Their name needs to be written in permanent marker somewhere on the inside of the shirt so they do not get mixed up after printing.  The shirts will be back by the start of term two.  The cost of this will be $12 per item printed.   Multiple items can be printed, however only school shirts can be printed.  

No late orders will be taken.

National Day of Bullying

Thursday, March 06, 2014 1:15 PM
Bullying is something we hear about often both at school and in the workplace. However, people can hold quite diverse views on what bullying actually is. The national definition of bullying agreed to by all state and territory departments is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons.  Bullying has negative impacts for students who are bullied, those who do the bullying and the students who witness it. Involving students in the school’s anti-bullying strategies is an important part of the solution.  Australian research shows that bullying peaks during the years of transition to high school and early high school, and then tends to decline in senior school.  

Some students are more likely to be bullied – those who stand out as different, those with a disability and those who react more strongly to teasing. Some students are also more likely to bully others.   Bullying is serious: even what appears to be ‘mild’ bullying can have a devastating impact on students if they don’t feel safe coming to school and are not able to focus on learning and having fun with friends.  

Why talk about bullying?  The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is on 21 March 2014. This day is an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and the whole community to take a stand together against bullying and violence. This activity is part of the work being done across Australia to ‘take a stand together’ on the National Day of Action. 

Wear Blue for Autism

Thursday, March 06, 2014 1:13 PM

Please support Trent Martin in raising funds for Autism Awareness. As a student of Melrose Primary School Trent asks that you support him and other students with Autism by wearing BLUE this April 2nd in support of Regional Australia Autism Support Networks.

Bring in a gold coin donation on Wednesday April 2nd and wear some funky blue clothes to raise funds to support local families with Autism. There will also be Autism pins, clips and more to purchase so bring in some gold coins. 

Melrose Out of School Care

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:17 PM
We have vacancies for Before and After School Care.  Before School Care opens at 7.00am, and children leave care  from the Multi-purpose room at 8.50 to go to class. After School Care begins at 3.20pm and closes at 6.00pm. 
ASC: $15 per child     
BSC: $12 per child
The cost of care is calculated by your Centrelink Child Care Benefit percentage.
Eg:Taxable Income: $41,000 = 100% CCB                             
= $5.22 for 1 child in care per day

See Wendy at the School office to book and if you have any queries regarding the above.

Italian Classes

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:14 PM
This week in Italian classes, we were learning about Carnevale. Carnevale in Venice is a two week celebration before Lent. Mrs Pooley bought the small masks on her first trip to Italy in 1999.  Her son Damian  was in Venice for Carnevale several years ago, and bought the large mask.

To Choose Yourself - Making Choices

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:13 PM
To make effective choices we must first understand the definition of choice, the kinds of choices that are made, the processes by which choices are made, and the ways that choices affect people. Choices are frequently made by default or out of habit, and are often made on faulty information. Choices lead to consequences. The accumulation of choices, whether made consciously or unconsciously, and the consequences that follow, add up to the person we are. We can choose the person we want to be by slowing down our decision making (changing our habits) and making effective, thoughtful, fact-based choices on the way we think, feel and act. All of our thoughts, feelings and actions are based on a choice we have made and for which we are responsible. We can teach / remind students that when they are demonstrating a particular thought, feeling or action, they are making a choice to Think, Feel, Act in that particular fashion.  Students can learn the ‘choice-making process’ to examine the choices they make and to make better choices that lead to better consequences for themselves and others.

Division Swimming

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:12 PM
Qualified students will participate in the Division Swimming Carnival this Friday 28th February at the Waves Aquatic Centre in Wodonga. The Carnival will run from approximately 9.00am - 3.00pm and each child has been given the times that they will be swimming by Matt Quine.  Students are required to be in full school uniform and bring swimmers, sunscreen, hat and towel. Please note that it will be the parents responsibility to transport their child to and from the venue. 

School Sores

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:12 PM
There has been a confirmed case of Impetigo (School Sores) reported to the school. Impetigo is extremely contagious skin infection and can be spread from one person to another through touched or shared items, scratching, or picking at blisters and scabs. It first appears as small, itchy, inflamed areas of skin which then blisters. Children are able to return to school after treatment from your GP has started and the sores are completely covered with a watertight dressing.


Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:13 PM
A huge thank you to the 10 students who have returned their books from last year!! We still have 20 students with overdue books from 2013. Please have a look at home, they must be somewhere. If books have been lost, see Kimmie in the library.

Grade 5/6 Swimming Carnival

Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:13 PM
Friday 14th February
All grade 5/6 students - Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre - 12.00 - 3.00pm - Students can wear either their school uniform or house colours on the day - Students will catch the bus over due to the impending weather forecast of rain. They will need to bring a drink and lunch as there is no canteen available. Parents are most welcome to attend.