Melrose News


Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:02 PM

Book Pack and Essential costs 2014 letters were sent home with children yesterday. 

School costs have remained the same this year at: 

$220.00 children in Years Foundation - Yr 4
$211.00 children in Years 5 & 6  

Payment is due by Friday 28th February and can be made as follows:
1. A one off payment of the full amount
2. 3 equal payments over Term 1 only
3. Fortnightly payments of say $20

2014 Student Free Days

Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:59 PM

FOUNDATION STUDENTS will have every Wednesday off school (rest day) for the whole month of February. Their first full week of school will begin the week of Monday 3rd March. 

Curriculum Day on the first day of term 2, Tuesday April 22nd and then on the first day of term 3, Monday July 14th, when students will not be required at school. Curriculum Day will be a Reporting Day and is planned for June 20th when students will only be required at school during their interview times. 
Term 1 - 28 Jan - 4 Apr
Term 2 - 22 Apr - 27 Jun
Term 3 - 14 Jul - 19 Sep
Term 4 - 6 Oct - 19 Dec


Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:00 PM
Students in Areas 1,2,3 & 7 for 2014 will participate in 5 swimming lessons with a qualified swimming Instructor in the second week of Term 1, 2014. Students will swim on the following dates:
Thursday 06/02, Friday 07/02, Monday 10/02, Tuesday 11/02, Thursday 13/02 finishing with the Swimming Carnival date being Friday 14/02. Cost of the swimming program will be $60. 
Swimming permission notes with further details were sent home with students yesterday and are due back with payment now later than Wednesday 5th February.


Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:26 PM

The Year 6 Graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday 19th December, 2013 from 1.00pm-2.30pm approximately at the Felltimber Secondary College (Performing Arts Centre), Hedgerow Crt, Wodonga. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend this event. STUDENTS FROM ALL YEAR LEVELS  will be walking over to watch the Graduation ceremony at 12.30pm returning at approximately 2.30pm and must return the permission note to their classroom teacher before Monday 16th December. 

THE GRADUATION DINNER FOR YEAR 6 STUDENTS will take place at Café Grove, from 6.00-7.30pm, on the same night as the Graduation Ceremony. Please return the permission note and $12 to your child’s classroom teacher no later than Friday 13th, to allow for catering.   

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.