Melrose News

Blue Dress Day - Friday 6th September

Friday, July 26, 2013 6:09 AM
Help celebrate National Asthma Week. Come to school wearing ‘BLUE’ on Friday 6th September . Bring along a gold coin donation to help support the Asthma Foundation Victoria.

Melrose Primary School Athletics Carnival

Friday, July 26, 2013 6:08 AM
In week five (Thursday 15th of August) of this term, the whole school athletics carnival will be run at the Wodonga Athletics Track. Students in the Middle and Senior schools are busy training for the many events held on the day. More information and a permission forms will go out to students next week.

Winter School Sports Carnival Day

Friday, July 26, 2013 6:08 AM
Next Friday 2nd August is our Senior School Winter Carnival Gala Day. Students will be out of the school for the entire day. Students are expected to arrive to school as normal and will travel by bus to their destination, departing around 9:15am. We will return to school around 3:00pm. Parents are more than welcome to attend on the day to cheer and support. Those students who have already paid for winter sport have covered the cost of this day. It is now just fingers crossed for a sunny day! 

Melbourne Prep Excursion

Friday, July 26, 2013 6:06 AM
As part of their “Ahoy There’ theme, the preps will be doing a day trip to Melbourne on Thursday 22nd August, to visit the Aquarium and the Polly Woodside Pirate Ship. Permission notes have been sent home with students and are due back to school with the cost of $40 (which can be paid in one payment, or paid off over 4 weeks) before Friday 16th August. On the day, children will need to be at school by 6.45am to leave at 7.00am and will return at approximately 7.00pm that same evening. Children must be in full school uniform and bring their lunch, snack, water bottle and rain coat on the day.

School Photos

Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:38 PM
School photos will take place on Wednesday 28th August. Envelopes will be sent home next Thursday. Photo pack prices  range from $18 to $36. Please put the correct money in your child’s envelope and send it to school on the day of the photo shoot. 
Family photo: Parents wishing to have their children photographed together (with siblings who attend Melrose), will need to collect a Family envelope from the school office as these will not be sent home with the individual. 

Vacation Care Program Term 2 Break

Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:57 PM

If you would like to book for the coming holiday break please phone Wendy at the  school office on 6059 1955. New families will need to call at the school office to fill in an enrolment form.  All payment for the Vacation care program must be made prior to attending and can be made with Wendy by cash, cheque or eftpos. We have lots of fun activities and 2 movie excursions planned during the break. So book fast to ensure your child a place!!

Term 2 Holiday Care Program

School Uniform

Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:54 PM
Correct Winter Uniform

Plain navy blue tracksuit pants or navy Bellbottom pants
Plain navy blue skivvy
Melrose polo shirt
Melrose jumper or bomber jacket
Plain navy blue beanie
Plain runners or closed in shoes


Incorrect Winter Uniform
Jeans Black or coloured leggings
Coloured skivvies or T - Shirts
Coloured jumpers
Leggings under school dress
Mohawk haircuts or brightly dyed hair styles
Any jewellery other than small studs, sleepers, watch or signet ring

Student School Banking

Monday, June 03, 2013 1:47 PM
Remember that student school banking day is every Friday! Melrose has the facility for students to do school banking through either the Hume Building Society or the Commonwealth Bank. It is a great way for students to learn about savings! Should you wish for your child to participate, we have the banking application forms available at the school front office.

Senior School Winter Sports

Monday, June 03, 2013 1:46 PM
Students in Areas 1,2,3 & 7 will participate in the Winter Sports program starting this Friday - 31st May, and also 7th & 14th June & 19th & 26th July at various sporting venues, with the Carnival Day on Friday 2nd August. Permission slips and payment of $17.50 all other sports (Hockey only $2.50) should now have been returned to the school office.

Nillahcootie Camp - Installments

Monday, June 03, 2013 1:43 PM

We have had a very positive response to our expression of interest for the year 3/4 Nillahcootie camp. Based on the number of responses, rising price of bus transportation and venue charges, the cost of the camp will be $185 per student. You will be able to pay for the camp in installments, beginning with the initial deposit of $20 which was received prior to Friday 10th May. Please note that this $20 is not refundable as bookings for the venue and bus have been made based on your expressions of interest. If you prefer to pay in full, please do so to Wendy at the office.

Installments are set out as follows:

Initial deposit of $20 to be paid by 10th May.
  • 1st installment of $45 to be paid by 21st June
  • 2nd installment of $40 to be paid by 19th July 
  • 3rd installment of $40 to be paid by 9th August 
  • Final installment of $40 to be paid by 23rd August
If you have any queries, please see your child’s classroom teacher.