Melrose News

Principal 2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:25 PM
Hello Melrose Primary School,
My name is Ben Slocombe and I will be the 2018 Melrose Primary School Principal. My wife, Danielle, and two boys, Ethan (9 years) and Lenny (6 years), have been in the North East of Victoria for 6 months and are looking forward to what Wodonga and its surroundings have to offer.
I developed my educational philosophy in Primary and Secondary schools across Australia and internationally. I believe in developing strong educational partnerships with students, staff, parents and school communities, combined with clear student driven teaching practices, resulting in engaging and relevant learning.    I merged relationship development, engaging and relevant learning with student and community wellbeing on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, in the Northern Territory communities of Groote Eylandt and Darwin and multicultural classrooms of Singapore. 
I look forward to meeting you all and continuing Melrose Primary School’s journey to success. I will prioritise the health, wellbeing and educational needs of the Melrose Primary School learning community to ensure school is an engaging and safe learning environment for all.
Please feel free to stop and chat whenever you see myself and my family in and around Wodonga.
See you soon, Ben Slocombe


Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:26 PM
DATE :  Wednesday 20th December
TIME : 6.00 - 7.30pm
VENUE : Wodonga Raiders Football Club
COST : $12
DRESS : Smart Casual
Please RSVP by paying your money no later than Friday 1st December **please advise of any food allergies.
This function is intended for all Year 6 students and their teachers only. Parents are most welcome and encouraged to attend the Graduation Ceremony the next day, on the Thursday.

On Thursday 21st December, ALL MELROSE STUDENTS will walk with teachers to the Performing Arts Centre, Felltimber Campus for the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony beginning at 9.30am. Students will depart Melrose at 9.15am and return to school at 10.30am. Back up venue if needed will be the Catholic College. Students must be in full school uniform including hat. Please make sure that you return the permission form to your child’s teacher no later than 15th December - STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND WITHOUT THIS PERMISSION.

Year 6 Graduation photos

Thursday, November 09, 2017 1:44 PM

As part of the Year 6 Graduation, a slideshow is developed which includes photos of the current year six students when they first started school. If your child had their school photos taken in Prep at Melrose, we already have these photos on file. If your child came to Melrose after this time, we will not have their photo on file. So no one misses out, if your child did not complete their first year of schooling at Melrose, we ask that you send their prep school photo to your child’s classroom teacher. Alternatively, photos can be emailed to:
With thanks, The Senior Team


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://