Melrose News


Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:04 PM

Great Melrose Spelling Bee

The annual Great Melrose Spelling Bee is happening soon!!
Two students from each area (one from each year level) will be chosen to represent their class. Each class champion will be decided after competing in a range of spelling activities that will be occurring in classrooms. The champions will be students who are actively participating and excelling in these spelling activities.
The Melrose Spelling Bee will comprise of 3 challenges; Flashcards, Speed Spell and Individual Spelling. Champions will compete in each of these tasks to receive a final score.
Parents are invited to attend the Spelling Bee in the multi-purpose room and cheer on each areas champions.

Year 3-6 Spelling Bee – Monday 27th November at 11:45am
Foundation -Year 2 – Wednesday 29th November at 11:45am


Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:02 PM
Melrose Community Fair – 3rd November
We are still collecting donations for our classroom hampers, which will be used to make our Silent Auction items at the fair. Donations will need to be into classrooms by Wednesday morning (1st of November). Book and toy donations are also still being collected. These can be taken to your child’s class where they will be collected. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!

Cake Stall Donations
Thank you also to everyone who is planning on donating a cake or slice to go to our cake stall. These can all be bought into school on the day of the fair. I know that we have a few teachers who will be busy in the kitchen this weekend too. When donating, please make sure an ingredients list is filled out and attached to your item.

Watch out in next week’s newsletter for a preview of the silent auction hampers. The items are certainly worth bidding on!
Thank you !


Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:00 PM


All unlimited ride wristbands need to be purchased by the end of the day on Thursday the 2nd of November (the day before the fair). 
These are only $35 and entitle the wearer to unlimited rides on any and all of the rides provided by Gardner’s Amusement on the day. 

This is the best value for money!
On the day unlimited wristbands will cost $40.
Melrose will make profit off the presale of these wristbands only.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:59 PM
The Remembrance Day school service will be held on Friday 10th November in the ANZAC Garden here at school. It will commence at 9.15am. Parents are invited to come along. If inclement weather, the service will be held in the Multi Purpose Room.
Melrose Primary School will be represented at the Wodonga Service on November 11th at the Wodonga War Memorial. 2 students will lay a wreath on behalf of the school.

Book Week Dress Up Day and Parade

Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:50 PM


FRIDAY 25th AUGUST - 9.00am

Start thinking about your costumes to come dressed as your favourite book character and participate in our

annual book parade at 9.00am at assembly.

Parents most welcome to attend.


Welcoming Ceremony & EQ Buddy Presentations

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:09 PM


Please come along to our Welcoming Ceremony where we will formally welcome new students and their families to our school community.

We invite all new families to share in this ceremony with their child / children.

FRIDAY 11th August 2017

Venue: Multi Purpose Room - 9.00am

 We will also be celebrating our newly elected EQ Buddies for Semester 2. Students will receive their badge and certificate at a special ceremony being held on this day also.


Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:49 PM

Parent Opinion Survey 2017
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.
It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August.
In line with Department processes, approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey with the list of participants being randomly generated through our School Administration platform. These families will be contacted shortly and given further details on how to access the survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.
The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September and shared with our wider school community in order to recognise the strengths of Melrose and to effectively plan identified improvements and initiatives moving into the future.

For further information, please contact Kellie Thorp via the school office or visit: http:// 

Parents and Friends Meeting

Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:46 PM

Melrose Primary School are looking for community members who are interested in joining our Parents and Friends Club. Participation would include helping with events such as Father’s/Mother’s Day Stalls, Breakfast Club, the Melrose Community Fair and other school fundraisers.
A meeting will be held on Friday the 11th of August at 3:30pm in Area 15 (Foundation classroom) where you can ask any questions about what the P&F involves and express interest in helping out with any specific events.
Parents and community members have always played a huge role in our school events, and we are eager to continue this support into the future.
If you are wanting to join the P&F club but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Wendy at the front office and leave your contact number and email address, before this date.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there,

Kelsie McWilliams 


Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:24 PM
SENIOR STUDENTS ONLY - On Tuesday 1st August, Catholic College is presenting a special showing of Robin Hood for Primary school students. Melrose senior students will walk from Melrose at 11.45am and return at 1.40pm. Students must be in full school uniform. Permission forms are due back on Monday 31st July.


2018 Student Enrolments

Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:51 PM
If you currently have a child attending our school and will
be having a sibling starting at Melrose in 2018, it is time to
get your enrolment forms into the school office now. If
you do not yet have a copy of the enrolment form,
please see Wendy at the school office. Also remember
that when you are returning your completed form, you
also need to include a copy of your child’s birth and
immunisation certificates.