Melrose News

Great Melrose Spelling Bee

Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:33 PM
The annual Great Melrose Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday the 23rd of November in the MultiPurpose Room. 
Two students from each class (one from each grade level) will be chosen to represent their class. They will be chosen by completing a range of spelling activities that will be happening between now and the day in classrooms. The spelling bee will be comprised of 3 activities, Flashcards, Speed Spell and Individual Spelling.
Parents are invited to attend to watch the spelling bee on the day. The Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 classes will be competing from 9:00am, and the Year 4-Year 6 classes will be participating from 11:45am.

Ten Pin Bowling

Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:32 PM
Students in Areas 1,2,17 plus A3-Yr 5s will learn the fundamentals of Ten Pin Bowling on Thursdays from 24th November until 15th December, over four weeks. There will be qualified instructors teaching them skills. A1&A17: Leave Melrose: 9.00am   Return: 10.15am A2&A3:  Leave Melrose: 10.00am  Return: 11.15am Students must be in full school uniform. The bus cost will be covered by money paid for Senior sport earlier in the year - unused due to inclement weather.  The Bowling instructions will be free of charge, thanks to Wodonga Ten Pin Bowling.  Please make sure that permission forms are signed and returned to school no later than 20th November.

Senior Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:48 PM
The senior team are preparing the graduation ceremony for current Year 6 students. We ask that parents of any Year 6 student who was not at Melrose Primary in prep or year one, to send your child’s prep photo into the school. The photo will be scanned in to form part of a short slide show. Alternatively, you can email a copy of your child’s prep photo to:

Senior School Melbourne Excursion

Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:47 PM
Students in Years 5 & 6 will travel to Melbourne for an overnight excursion to: Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Aquarium, Science Works, participate in an MCG tour and Ten Pin Bowling.
Leave Melrose:  Wed Nov 15th at 6.30am
Return Melrose: Thurs 16th Nov at 8.00pm
Thank you to those parents who have paid their entire balance of camp fees as these were due by 16th September (last term). If you are still yet to pay for the balance of camp payments, this needs to be done no later than today. If you are unsure of what balance you may owe, please contact Wendy at the school office.  

NAIDOC Rugby Day

Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:46 PM
On Friday the 4th November, Year 6 students are to participate in a League skill development day and other activities based around NAIDOC. They will receive a free lunch, a gift and create artwork for the school. They will leave Melrose at 9.15am and return at approximately 2.45pm. Students must be in full school uniform and bring snack and a drink. Students will be walking to Willow Park supervised by teachers but return to school by bus. Please return permission forms and $4.00 to the school office no later than Wednesday 26th October.

District Athletics

Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:34 PM
Congratulations to our 12 students who represented Melrose at the Wodonga District Athletics Carnival in Albury. It was a beautiful, sunny day and our students performed to their highest ability and showed great sportsmanship to other students around them. It was a pleasure for Kimmie and I to support them. Well done Lilly Callaghan, Tayla Callaghan, Mackenzie Blunden, Jordan Puila-Hogan, Blake Barker, James Mulholland, Ryan Harris, Jorja Lewko, Logan Sandland,  Jay Barker, Cooper Taylor and Destiny Dodd.  Congratulations to our 3 students who have progressed to the Upper Hume Division Athletics, Jorja Lewko (High Jump and Long Jump), Logan Sandland (Shot Put and 80m Hurdles) and Ryan Harris (High Jump) which will take place on Friday 7th October.  

Melbourne Zoo Excursion

Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:33 PM
Date of Excursion: Thursday 3rd of November
Expression of Interest was due: Tuesday 13th September

This year, students in the Junior Unit will have the opportunity to attend the Melbourne Zoo excursion on Thursday 3rd November. This is a wonderful experience for our students – academically, socially and personally. Thankyou to all those parents who have already returned the expression of interest form. The cost of the excursion is $60 per student (this cost may be covered by CSEF if you have qualified for this payment).  Permission notes / Medical and consent forms were sent home yesterday.  All forms, plus payment, are to be returned to your child’s classroom teacher no later than Wednesday 26th of October, 2016.

School Photos

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:05 PM

Tuesday 6th of September, 2016
Envelopes were sent home with each student last week. Please ensure the correct money is in your child’s envelope (the school office will not  be able to provide change) and send it to school ON PHOTO DAY. Note: Parents have the option to place their order online. Each envelope is personalized with student name and unique ordering code. If a student loses their envelope, their opportunity to  order online will be lost and they will need to place their order by handing in a generic envelope obtained from the school office. Photo prices range from $25—$45 Family photo: Parents wishing to have their children photographed together (with siblings who attend Melrose), will need to collect a Family envelope from the school office before photo day, as these will not be sent home with the individual  photo envelopes.

The 3 Ms (Morning Muchies Mathletics)

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:04 PM
On Tuesday 30th August students in Years 1 and 2 are invited to a special breakfast and Mathletics morning.  
The morning begins with breakfast at 8.15am in the ART room followed by the opportunity for students to show their learning to their families on the Mathletics program.  
Students that participate in the morning will also receive a small treat for coming in early to ‘grow their Mathematical brains.’ 
We look forward to seeing lots of Year 1 and Year 2 students early on Tuesday.

Father's Day Stall

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:02 PM
Melrose Primary School’s Father’s Day Stall will be held next Wednesday the 31st of August. Gifts will range between $1-$6. Each class will have the opportunity to visit the stall and buy a gift for Dad or someone special. Students will be able to buy more than one gift if they wish. Please make sure that if your child would like to purchase a gift, that they bring their money on Wednesday the 31st August.