Another busy week here at Melrose.
A very proud moment occurred last Friday when we held our Welcome Ceremony as well as the EQ Buddy Presentation ceremony.
The whole school welcomed our new students and their families. The saying of the School Pledge and the singing of the school song “Dare to Dream” confirmed our vision to be the best we can be. The election of the EQ Buddies demonstrates how our students from as young as age Foundation are striving to be a ‘Melrose Child’.
For quite a time now, our school has been delivering the BIG WRITE / VCOP program. Teachers met on Tuesday afternoon to review this program and all showed a commitment to keep teaching the program to assist students with their writing development. We are asking for a commitment from our families and carers that they complete the TALK homework with their students. When this comes home it is important that some time is spent talking with your child/children about the topic. This gives them some time to do so in class. Currently we do not have many families doing this with their children and we encourage all families to participate in this aspect of their child’s learning.
I also wanted to raise a health and safety concern. It is illegal to smoke within school grounds, as well as within 4 metres of the school entrances. There has been a noticeable increase in cigarette butts being left in and around the school ground.
Thank you for your ongoing support in making our school the best it can be!
Kind Regards, Caryle York - Acting Principal