Melrose News

Literacy Planet Word Mania

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:17 PM

Word Mania 2016 is here! Australia’s biggest and most fun literacy competition for Years 1 to 9. Play at school and at home.  On desktop or free Literacy Planet Word Mania 2016 app. $100,000 IN PRIZES FOR SCHOOLS. 

Melrose Primary students will be joining the Word Mania national competition this year. We have a couple of weeks to practise and the competition starts in early August. Students will get their own login details soon and the word building can begin! Stay tuned for more information.  

Jane Scott

Trent Barrett Shield

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:16 PM
The Trent Barrett Shield is a Year 3/4 Boys Rugby and Girls League Tag competition, played around the theme of participation. Year 3/4 students will travel to Alexandra Park on Friday 22nd July, leaving Melrose at approximately 9.00am and returning to Melrose at approximately 3.00pm. Permission forms have been sent home with students and need to be returned with the $4.00 by Tuesday 19th July.

One River One Mob Men's Group

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:15 PM
One River One Mob Men's group program will be running with students at Melrose. Indigenous culture will be explored and the men will also act as mentors to students at school. There will also be female mentors working with the group.  Time: 10am - 11am every second Friday, beginning Friday 15th of July, 2016. Students will participate in a range of activities, there is no cost for this program. Please return the consent form to school by Thursday 14th July.  Please contact Mr Clough if you would like more information.

Casual Clothes Day

Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:17 PM
On the last day of Term 2  (Friday the 24th of June) we will be having a casual clothes day to support Food Share. Food Share is a fabulous organisation that has enabled us to provide breakfast and other food to some of our Melrose children. What a great reason to support the day! Bring a gold coin donation and you can wear your favourite casual clothes.  (Just remember, it’s the middle of winter, and may be quite muddy outside).

Congratulations to Mary Couston

Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:16 PM
We would like to congratulate Mrs Mary Couston who was recently honoured in Melbourne for her dedication to the education of young people. About 400 staff, most of whom are teachers, received awards for 40, 45 and 50 years of service at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education ceremony. Recipients shared their memories of beginning work in schools, how times have changed and their career highlights.
Mrs Couston, who marked 40 years of service, trained and taught in NZ before coming to Australia. She taught in Tasmania, NSW and Victoria, during which she spent a year on Exchange in Canada. Mrs Couston says that the biggest changes over the years has been in the use of technology in classrooms, having carpets on the floors in the rooms, instead of wooden floors with a roll up mat for children to sit on, and having air conditioning and heating at the touch of a switch. She is still in touch with some children she taught in NZ, and their parents through Christmas cards each year. 
We are looking forward to welcoming Mrs Couston back to Melrose at the beginning of Term 3. She has been missed.     
Mrs McKay

Foundation Excursion to Beechworth

Monday, June 06, 2016 11:14 AM
Next Friday, the 10th of June, the littlest members of our school will embark on their first full day out-of-school excursion to Beechworth. While there, they will each have an opportunity to make (and eat) their own shortbread cookies, cook a loaf of bread and explore the Beechworth Honey Experience. Children who attend will be required to wear full school uniform, including a school jumper as it is getting colder. They should bring their drink bottle, lunch and snack in their school bag.  Any children with asthma should bring their puffer in a named bag, which can be given to their teacher on the day of the excursion. *It’s not too late to return any final money and notes for the excursion. These can be can be bought into the class teachers.*

Breakfast Club

Monday, June 06, 2016 11:13 AM
FREE - No cost to students  and families are also welcome
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday morning
Where: The Art room at Melrose Primary School
Time: 8.30am - 9.00am            
Kim Andersen - Primary Welfare Officer

Melrose Vacation Care Program

Monday, June 06, 2016 11:12 AM
Wow!! Hard to believe the school holidays will be with us in just 3 WEEKS TIME!! There are lots of fun activities and excursion days planned for this program so please book early to avoid missing out!! New families to the school- if you would like your children to attend the program – see Wendy at the school  office for an enrolment form, to book and make your payment.  Payments must be made upfront when booking your child into the program. The cost is $40 per child per day plus $13 on excursion days with no Centrelink childcare benefit. However, depending on your combined taxable income and your Centrelink childcare benefit percentage - the cost can be as little as $4.50 per day plus $13 on excursion days. Contact Centrelink on 136140 to obtain a childcare benefit assessment.

State School Spectacular 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016 11:11 AM

On behalf of the 16 children participating in this Septembers State Schools Spectacular and myself, we would like to extend our most sincere thank-you to all families who have helped raise money for the State Schools Spectacular excursion. We had set a goal of $5,500, and have reached this target after the Melrose Disco money was counted and added. This opportunity would not have been possible without the ongoing support of our fabulous Melrose Community, so we really do send a heart-felt thanks to you all.         

Thank-you, Kelsie McWilliams

Senior School Melbourne Excursion

Monday, June 06, 2016 11:10 AM
Students  in Year 5/6 will travel to Melbourne for an overnight excursion to Melbourne Museum, Aquarium, Science Works, MCG Tour and Ten Pin Bowling. Leaving Melrose on Wednesday 15th November at 6.30pm and returning to Melrose Thursday 16th November at 8.00pm. Further details, including a recommended packing checklist, will be provided closer to the date. Deposit of $50 is due before 24th June to secure your child’s place on the excursion. Payment of $105 due by 29th July, with final payment of $110 due by 16th September.