Melrose News

School Council 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:35 AM
School Council team of parents were nominated and elected at the Annual General Meeting. There are still two parent representative positions vacant, so if you would like to join the team and support the decision making that impacts teaching and learning, please let the school or School Council members know.
School Council team:
President – Emma Westman
Vice President – Stacey Potter
Secretary – Marianne Nichols
Parent Representative - Jacquelyn Gilbertson
Parent Representative – Glenn Rowbottom


Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:15 PM


Enrolment detail forms have been sent home with students in the first week of school.  It is extremely important that the school has each families most up to date contact details in the case of an emergency.  If you have not received this form, please contact the school office on 60591955 to either update your details over the phone or get another form sent home.


Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:14 PM
The process for school photos will be a little different this year, with Leading Image coming to the school on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 11.30am, to take photos of this years staff, all 2018 Foundation students, and also students from other year levels who are new to Melrose in 2018.  They will then return later in the year, on Tuesday 4th of September to take the staff group photo, school photos of all students from Year 1-6, as well as any other new students who may enrol throughout the year.

Foundation BBQ 2018

Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:13 PM
We will be having a “Welcome to Foundation” BBQ on Tuesday the 13th of February at 3:30pm. This is a chance for teachers, families and children to meet more informally and to catch up on the year so far. There will be a short student performance followed by a sausage sizzle for students and their families. This is a great chance to catch up with teachers and leadership staff.


Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:10 PM
Event: Melrose Primary School Community Meet and Greet Breakfast to be held in conjunction with the Queen's Baton Relay.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Event time: 8.30am to 9:30am
Location: Melrose Primary School
The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth Games in April, 2018. Wodonga has been selected to be a host city for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR). We are very lucky to have the Baton Relay pass by the front of our school. We would like to invite families to accompany students to school, for an informal meet and greet while enjoying breakfast (that will be provided) and to watch the Baton Relay. In order to host this international event, Wodonga Council has been asked to close all roads along the route.
Silva Drive & Melrose Drive will be closed from 
9am until 10am on this day.
To ensure our display and the viewing is not blocked by vehicles, car parks at the front of the school in Silva Drive will not be available until after the relay has passed.
With the road being closed during this time, students and their families will be able to safely line both sides of the street and be assured of a great view. During Term Four last year, the whole school contributed to a Commonwealth Games Display which will decorate our front fence line. Please make sure you arrive at school on time (before 9am) on this day to avoid the road closures in place. If you are just dropping off please use Shultz Court. If you intend to participate in the event, an alternate parking area is Higginson Court, which will take you to the oval area at the side of the school. If you have any queries, please contact the office. I look forward to sharing this special event with you.


Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:47 PM

Don’t forget the Annual Melrose Primary School Christmas Concert on this Friday night.  This starts at 5.30pm with all classes involved in the program.  This is a lovely community event and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Christmas Concert

 15th of December

Gates open at 5:00pm for a 5:30 start

Glow Sticks, sausages, drinks and programs will be available for purchase on the night. Families are encouraged to bring a rug or picnic blanket to sit on.




Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:56 PM


Parents are reminded that students will be dismissed from school early (1.00pm) on Friday 22nd December, the last day of Term 4. Students who travel by bus are  reminded that Dysons do not run a bus service at this time, to cater for the early dismissal, so could parents please make alternative arrangements for bus travellers to get home on this day.


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