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Library News

Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:25 PM
A reminder to all students that borrowing has finished for the year! All students books are now due back in the library. If you have lost a book you can let Kimmie know and she will organise a letter for payment of the lost book. There are a large number of children with overdue books, so please have a good look at home and return them as soon as possible. WHEN RETURNING A BOOK PLEASE PUT THE BOOK IN THE RETURN TUB ON THE BORROWING SHELF IN THE LIBRARY!! DO NOT PUT BOOKS BACK ON THE SHELF!! 

Parent Helpers Morning Tea

Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:23 PM

When: Thursday 12th December 11.00am
Where: Outside the staffroom
Who: If you have volunteered at the school during the year, please come along and join staff for a tea /coffee and some cake.

End of Year Class Party

Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:21 PM

Students in Area 1,2,3 & 7 will travel to the Waves Swimming Pool on Monday 16th December for their end of year party, followed by a sausage sizzle. Students will be leaving Melrose at 11.00am and return at 2.45pm.  

On Tuesday 17th December the middle school students will be walking around the local community collecting rubbish as part of ‘giving of ourselves’ in the local community - finishing at Willow Park for lunch and a play. Permission notes will go home next week. 

On Tuesday 17th December, students from Area 10,11,12,15&16 will have an ‘End of Year’ celebration at Sumsion Gardens. Students will travel by bus leaving Melrose at 9.10am and return at 10.50am. Children must be in full school uniform including hat, bring sunscreen, drink bottle and lunch. Permission notes have been sent home. Please return your signed permission form to school before Thursday 12th December. 

School Swimming Program

Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:37 PM

Students from Prep through to Year 4 will participate in swimming lessons on various locations, dates and times listed below:

PREPS - Monday 9th - Friday 13th December
A15 & A16 Lesson time 1.00pm - 1.45pm - WSL Centre

YEARS 1 & 2 -  Monday 2nd - Friday 6th December
A11 & A12 Lesson time 1.00pm - 1.45pm - WSL Centre
A10 - Lesson time 1.45pm - 2.30pm - WSL Centre

Years 3 & 4 -   Monday 9th - Friday 13th December
Areas 4,5,6,8 - to participate - Lesson time 9.10am - 1.00pm at the Lavington Swimming Pool. Students will participate in 3 rotating groups.  

Please refer to the permission forms sent home previously as to what students are required to bring each day. Sign and return your forms with payment before the dates stated on your permission forms, thank you.

Christmas Church Service

Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:33 PM
Date:Wednesday, 4th of December
Venue: Baptist Church Melrose Drive Wodonga
Time: 10.15am - 10.45am 
Permission notes have been sent home today with each student participating in the Religious Education Program at Melrose. Please return this note by next Thursday 28th November.

Year 6 Graduation

Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:31 PM
The Year 6 Graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday 19th December, 2013 from 1.00pm - 2.00pm at the Felltimber Secondary College (Performing Arts Centre), Hedgerow Crt, Wodonga. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend this event. We are also in the process of planning the Gradation dinner for students to celebrate with their teachers. More information and pricing regarding the dinner will be supplied to students in the coming weeks.

Year 6 Students HEAD START PROGAM WMYC Transition Information

Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:30 PM
The Wodonga Middle Years Head Start Transition program is for current year 6 students going on to WMYC Felltimber or Huon Campus in 2014.  The Head Start Program will commence on Thursday 5th December and run for 4 days, finishing on Tuesday 10th December. When attending Head Start, students are required to take their pencil case and a book for writing in. They are to wear full Melrose school uniform, including their hat. The canteen will be operating for those students needing to buy their lunch. Please note that the school hours for both Felltimber and Huon are  8.50am - 3.00pm.  If you have a child doing Transition at Catholic College, their transition program is going ahead on Tuesday 3rd December from 9.00am - 3.15pm. 
If you have a child attending Tallangatta Secondary College in 2014 , their transition day will be Tuesday 10th December from 9.00am - 3.20pm. 
Students are reminded that on their transition days they go straight to their Secondary School Campus and do NOT need to come to Melrose first.

Prep Fairy Tale Ball

Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:31 PM
The Area 15 and Area 16’s Fairy Tale Ball will be held next Friday the 29th November. Students are asked to dress up as a fairy tale character and to bring in a plate of food to share.  The plate of food could be:
  • Fruit (we can cut up in the morning)
  • Vegetables such as cut up carrots or zucchini
  • Ham or other deli meats
  • Dip & biscuits
  • Cupcakes
  • Chips
  • Popcorn
Also if you find it difficult to get a costume please come and see us by Monday the 25th November so we can get organised. Costumes do not need to be bought from a shop they can be normal casual clothes with a sword and a home-made eye patch or a home-made crown and wand.

Vacation Care Program

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:28 PM
We have many fantastic activities planned for the children over the holiday break. 

All bookings and payment need to be made to the school office by Friday 13th December to allow for staff planning. 

Vacation Care Program

Transition Dates 2014 Preps

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:26 PM

Tues 19th November - 9.30-10.30am - Library -  Children will read stories and do a craft activity.  Parents attend.

Tues 26th November - 9.30-10.30am - Classroom Children will use  the interactive smartboard in a classroom using literacy programs.

Tues 3rd Dec -  9.30-10.30am - Multi Purpose Room Children will participate in a motor skills program.

Tues 10th December - 9.30-11.00am - Prep classrooms. Children are placed in their new grade with their teacher and classmates. This will be a vary important session for your child.

Ongoing - Buddy Visits - Preschools and childcare centres. Grade 6 buddies / MPS staff to visit children at preschool/childcare.