Melrose News

MELROSE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

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.

 


 

LAST DAY TERM EARLY DISMISSAL 1.00pm

Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:56 PM

1.00pm DISMISSAL - LAST DAY OF TERM

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

YEAR 6 GRADUATION DINNER AND CEREMONY

Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:26 PM
YEAR 6 GRADUATION DINNER
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.

YEAR 6 GRADUATION CEREMONY
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

YEAR 6 GRADUATION PHOTOS
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: graduation@melroseps.vic.edu.au
With thanks, The Senior Team


MELROSE SPELLING BEE

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

MELROSE SCHOOL FAIR

Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:02 PM
Melrose Community Fair – 3rd November
ONLY 8 SLEEPS TO GO!!!
Donations
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 !

WRIST BANDS - SCHOOL FAIR

Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:00 PM

Fair Rides WRISTBANDS - DON’T FORGET!!

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.

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:59 PM
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
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

BOOK WEEK DRESS UP PARADE

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.