Melrose News

Aldi Wodonga BBQ

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:05 PM
In the lead up to the Community Fair, we are holding a BBQ at Aldi Wodonga on Sunday 3rd November. Profits from this BBQ will cover out of pocket expenses for the fair such as hair spray, face paint, balloons etc. The BBQ will be held from 8am (set up and preparation) to 3pm.  Please come down and support the school by buying a sausage!


Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:06 PM
As part of the school fair, there will be several carnival style rides including the cha cha and jumping castles. Tickets for these rides can be purchased individually (for approx. $5-$7) or, a more economical option is to purchase a wrist band which entitles the bearer to 3.5 hours of UNLIMITED RIDES. If purchased at the fair, these will cost $35. However, we are encouraging families to purchase these beforehand from the office for $30. A record of payments will be kept by Wendy and then bands fully paid for will be distributed the week of the fair. The cost of bands can be paid off eg. if you are purchasing two bands, you could pay $12 per week for the 5 weeks of term 4. PLEASE NOTE THAT WRIST BANDS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE AT THE FAIR.

Hampers for School Fair

Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:03 PM
Each class is being given a ‘theme’. We ask that each student bring one item so that we can make up hampers as prizes at the fair.
The hamper themes are as follows:
Area 1 Men’s hamper
Area 2 Women’s Health & beauty hamper
Area 3 Christmas hamper
Area 4 Pets hamper
Area 5 Stationary hamper
Area 6 Non-perishable food hamper
Area 7 Choc-a-holic hamper
Area 8 Baby goods
Area 10 Cleaning products hamper
Area 11 Party Hamper 1 (chips, soft drinks etc)
Area 12 Baking goods hamper
Area 15 Car Care hamper
Area 16 Party Hamper 2 (chips, soft drinks etc)

Melrose Mini's

Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:07 PM
Yesterday we held our first session of ‘Melrose Mini’s and it was great to meet some of our 2014 preps and their families. Mini’s is a relaxed session lasting one hour (2:20-3:20pm) it is run in area 14 by myself (Rachel Saunders) a current prep teacher. The session’s introduce children to routine, listening to stories, craft activities and getting to know each other over afternoon tea. If you have a child currently enrolled for prep net year… please come along and join the fun next week!


Thursday, October 03, 2013 1:08 PM
Wodonga Library Excursion Next Thursday 24th October, Students from Areas 10, 11 and 12 will visit the Wodonga Library as part of their Rich Task Project. Students must be in full school uniform including school hat.  Please return the permission note and money to your child’s classroom teacher by next Tuesday 22nd October. 

Wodonga Wetlands Excursion Students in Areas 4,5,6 & 8 will be participating in activities that explore macro invertebrates and wetland habitats as part of our topic this term ‘Tap into Water’. Students must be in full school uniform and bring their school hat, footwear suitable for bushwalking, snacks, lunch and drinking water.  Please return this permission form plus money to your child’s classroom teacher by Friday 25th October.

Note: The cost is covered if you have paid your child’s cultural fees or signed your EMA cheque over to the school to pay for school fees.

Art's Festival 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:53 AM
This year the Arts Festival will again be held at Galvin Hall, Wodonga Senior Secondary College during the week of Monday 2nd September to Friday 6th September 2013. Entry fee is $3.00 for adults and upon payment, you will receive a concert program. This program entitles entry into any and all of the concerts for the week. Adults pay only once, and children are free. Please come along to support all the children.
STUDENT PERMISSION SLIPS have been sent home with each child performing at the Arts Festival. Please return this slip with the $3.00 bus money to your child’s classroom teacher by Thursday 29th August at the latest. Children will be performing on stage and must wear costumes as per their class teacher’s instructions.

A01/A02 Mon 2/9 1.00pm—2.30pm
A06/A05 Tues 3/9 9.10am—11.00am
A15/A16 Wed 4/9 1.00—2.30pm
A03/A07 Thurs 5/9 9.10—11.00am
A11/A12 Thurs 5/9 11.00am—1.00pm
A04/A08 Fri 6/9 9.10am—11.00am

Father's Day Stall

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:50 AM

Thursday 29th of August. 
Gifts ranging from 50c to $10. 

School DIsco

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:49 AM
It’s that time of year again! The school disco will take place on Friday 6th September. Entry is $3 per student. There will be great music provided by Mark Lee (Imogen’s Dad) who did a fabulous job last year and had everyone dancing! Snack food and drinks will also be available.

The times will be as follows –
Junior (prep, 1 & 2) 4:30 – 5:30pm

Senior (years 3-6) 6:00 – 7:30pm

For further information, please see Rachel Saunders in Area 16.

Blue Dress Day - Friday 6th September

Friday, July 26, 2013 6:09 AM
Help celebrate National Asthma Week. Come to school wearing ‘BLUE’ on Friday 6th September . Bring along a gold coin donation to help support the Asthma Foundation Victoria.

Melrose Primary School Athletics Carnival

Friday, July 26, 2013 6:08 AM
In week five (Thursday 15th of August) of this term, the whole school athletics carnival will be run at the Wodonga Athletics Track. Students in the Middle and Senior schools are busy training for the many events held on the day. More information and a permission forms will go out to students next week.