Melrose News

Year 5/6 Melbourne Excursion

Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:02 PM
Thank you to all parents who returned the expression of interest forms last term in regards to the Year 5/6 Melbourne Excursion. We can now confirm that this excursion will be going ahead as an overnight excursion in Term 4 this year. Exact cost are to be confirmed, however students can look forward to visiting the Melbourne Museum, MCG tour, Sports Museum, Melbourne Aquarium, Science Works, ride the City Circle Tram and Ten Pin Bowling. More information, along with permission forms etc. will be forwarded out shortly, to confirm your child’s attendance and to help finalise numbers.

ANZAC Day Ceremony and March

Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:00 PM

Friday 22nd April 2016, 9.15am Students will commemorate       ANZAC DAY with a ceremony held in the school ANZAC garden outside the junior school.  Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Monday 25th April 2016, 10.15am All students are welcome to participate in the march. Students marching will need to meet Noelene at the RSL car park (Havelock St), no later than 10.20am on ANZAC morning. Students must be in full school uniform. The march will finish at Woodland Grove for the ANZAC service. Please note that it will be parents responsibility to transport their own child to and from the event, and that duty of care remains with the parent on the day. 

Life Education Van

Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:59 PM
This term will be having a visit from Healthy Harold in the Life Education van. This is a great educational opportunity for students to learn about healthy eating habits and much more. This will be happening in June with an approximate cost of $9 and includes a booklet and parent information session.

Breakfast Club

Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:58 PM
The Breakfast Club will be commencing again in Term 2, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the Art Room at Melrose Primary School from 8.30-9.00am. This is a free program at no cost to students and families are also welcome.      
Primary  Welfare Officer  - Kim Andersen

Year 6 T-shirts

Friday, March 11, 2016 7:04 PM
Year 6 students have the opportunity to have their names printed on the back of their school shirts. Students need to bring a clean, named school shirt to their classroom teacher by Wednesday 23rd March (second 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 is $14 per item printed and multiple items can be printed. 

Breakfast Time

Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:12 PM
I am pleased to announce that Melrose Primary School will be commencing a ‘Breakfast Club’ in Term 2 of 2016, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Breakfast Club is open to all Melrose School students and their families.  In 2013 the Australian Bureau of Statistics released findings that 1 in 7 children in Australia arrives at school each day without having had breakfast, missing out on the most important meal of the day. School breakfast programs are successful at improving student nutrition and academic achievement as well as reducing student absenteeism and behaviour problems (Mills 2011).  


LAUNCH There will be a Breakfast Club Easter Launch on  Tuesday the 22nd of March at 8.15am-9.00am, in the Art room.

We would like to invite all Families and students of Melrose School to the Breakfast club Launch. Breakfast club is a free service to students and families of Melrose Primary School.  Would also like to thank Food Bank Victoria and the Thorp and Blackley families for their kind donations which have made the Breakfast Club possibly. If there is any further inquiries about the Breakfast Club, or if you are wanting to assisting with the Club, please feel free to contact me.

Kind Regards, Kim Andersen

Easter Raffle

Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:11 PM
Thank you to the many students who have already sold a book of raffle tickets and have returned to the office to obtain more to sell!! All monies raised from this raffle will go to get our dance troupe to the State School Spectacular in September. Sine originally advertising the prizes as outlined below, we have also secured further goodies!!! Thank you to Tasco Petroleum who, not only contributed our first prize of $500 worth of petrol, but have also donated two tickets to the Hawthorn VS Westcoast Eagles AFL Game on Sunday 3rd April at the MCG!!! Thank you must also be extended to Mrs Trish McGuire who as an independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator has donated a hamper of Stampin’ Up Craft supplies!!! Thank you so much to all of our generous supporters – please see our State School Spectacular Board near the office to see all of our contributors – please show your appreciation by supporting their businesses. 

Mortimer Shield Competition

Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:10 PM
Selected students will play Girls League Tag in the Mortimer Shield Competition at Sarvaas Park, North Albury on Friday 11th March. This event is aimed to give students a taste of Rugby League and to develop their passion for playing sport. Permission notes and $5 are to be returned to your class teacher by Monday 7th March.

Hip Hop Workshop

Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:09 PM
On Tuesday and Wednesday the 22nd and 23rd of March (the last week of Term 1), the Stomp Dance Company will be at our school, delivering Hip Hop workshops to students from Foundation to Year 6. This activity is included in our Arts Curriculum for 2016. Each year level will be learning a different Hip Hop dance. At the end of the workshops, the school will come together to perform their routines.  A permission note has been sent home with all students. This cost is covered if you have paid your child’s cultural school fees. If you qualify and have applied for CSEF then the cost for this event is covered.

Melrose Athletics Carnival

Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:09 PM
Melrose Primary School Athletics day will be held on Wednesday 16th March at the Wodonga Athletics track in Pearce St, Wodonga. Please return your child’s permission note and $4.50 to their class teacher by Monday 14th March. Students will need to bring their lunch, wear house colours in sport appropriate clothing or school uniform, bring drink bottle and school hat. We will be running a BBQ and selling the following items at the event, with proceeds going to the State School Spectacular. Bottled water $1, Zooper Doopers 50c, Sausage in bread $2. Parents, if you are available to help out on the day, please contact Rachel Saunders at the school.