Melrose News

Remembrance Day

Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:09 PM
On Tuesday 11th November, there will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony held at 9.30am at the ANZAC garden outside Area 15 & 16.  Parents are more than welcome to attend. 

Medications at School

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:49 PM
A friendly reminder to parents of children who require medication during school hours. Melrose Primary Schools Medication Policy states that any medication required to be administered at school, MUST be bought into the school by an adult, in the original packaging or container, from the pharmacy and clearly labelled with the name of the student, dosage and time to be administered. Parents are also required to sign a Medication Authority Form to give permission to one of our first aid trained staff to administer this medication. We CANNOT accept medication bought in envelopes or foil packaging alone with no identification (this also applies to paracetamol). If your child is on a course of antibiotics, please consider if the medication can be administered outside of the school day, for example medication required three times a day may be able to be taken before school, after school and before bed. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 60591955.

Serve and Learn

Friday, October 10, 2014 6:44 AM
A selection of students from grade 3-6 will continue to participate in our Serve & Learn program this term. After completing foundation lessons in term 3 based on giving of yourself, students are now ready to apply what they have learned by participating in one of three programs –
Meals on Wheels: Delivering meals to people in the community requiring extra support. 
Landcare: Working with a team of gardeners from Wodonga Council to create and maintain a garden to beautify public land bordering our school. 
Bupa: Students will visit elderly residents at Bupa Wodonga to make connections and let residents know that they are valued members of our community.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL PERMISSION NOTES ARE RETURNED ASAP, STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PARENTAL PERMISSION.                      z

Rachel Saunders - Term 4 Primary Welfare Office

Little Shop of Horrors - Wodonga Middle Years College Performance

Friday, October 10, 2014 5:46 AM
Next Wednesday 15th October, Senior school students from A01, A02, A03 and A07 will travel to Galvin Hall at Wodonga Senior Secondary College to watch a performance called Little Shop of Horrors. The show, with a very fast-growing man-eating plant, that is keen on world domination, includes a cast of students from years 7,8 and 9.  We also have a live band which has a number of senior students from years 10, 11 and 12, as well as local musicians. This is a great opportunity for your students to experience live theatre.  Permission notes have been sent home with students,  please return this note along with the $4.00 to your child’s classroom teacher by Monday 13th October.

Halloween Walkathon

Thursday, October 02, 2014 1:08 PM
Friday 31st October Willow Park, Pearce St, Wodonga
DRESS UP HALLOWEEN THEME 
Students will leave Melrose at  9.30am  to walk to Willow Park and return at approx. 1.30pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.  The Walkathon will be ’Halloween Theme’ and students may come to school dressed up -  BUT DON’T FORGET YOUR SUN HAT.  
In previous years money raised from the Walkathon has paid for Mathletics and iPads. This year we aim to raise a record amount of more than $4000 to pay for Mathletics, more iPads and to expand our Serve and Learn program. Every student that attends the Walkathon on the  31st of October will be provided with BBQ Sausage Sizzle lunch and drink bottle for FREE. If students do not eat sausages please provide their own lunch. There are hundreds of dollars worth of prizes to be won. To be eligible to win prizes, students must raise over $15 and return it to school no later than Thursday 30th October. 
Please return permission slips to your child’s class teacher by this Friday 24th October. 

Upper Hume Division Carnival Athletics

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:51 AM
This Friday 10th October, students who have qualified at District Carnival are to participate in the Upper Hume Division Carnival at Alexandra Park Athletics Track in Albury. Student must be in full school uniform, bring a jumper, lunch, drink and money for the canteen if they wish. NOTE: It is the parents responsibility to transport their child to and from the venue. Permission slips and money $8.00 should now have been returned to your child’s classroom teacher . 

Yackandandah Gold Excursion

Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:28 PM
YR 5 & 6 A01 & A02: Monday 15th September
A03 & A07: Tuesday 16th September
Students will visit Yackandandah Museum, Historic Gold Mines and participate in a gorge walk. Students are to be in full school uniform, bring lunch, snack and a drink. Please return permission form and payment to your child’s classroom teacher  by 11th September.

Prep Fairy Tale Ball

Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:27 PM
This term the Foundation students are learning about fairy tales in our Rich Project ‘Once Upon a Time.’ We will be celebrating our learning with a Fairy Tale Ball on Friday 19th September (the last day of Term 3). Students are asked to dress up as any fairy tale character and to bring in a plate of food to share at the ball. Ideas for food can be: Fruit (we can cut up in the morning), vegetables such as cut up carrots or zucchini, ham or other deli meats, dip & biscuits, cupcakes, chips, popcorn. If you find it difficult to get a costume please come and see us as we have some costumes we can lend. But be creative – make swords, crowns, capes etc.  If there are any parents that would like to help out in the morning before the ball please let your classroom teacher know. This may include setting up tables and chairs and preparing food. There will be no need for students to bring lunch on this day – there will be plenty of food. School will still finish at 2:20pm on this day.

Melbourne Zoo Excursion - Payment Plan

Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:27 PM
The junior school Melbourne Zoo excursion for students in Foundation and Years 1&2, is fast approaching, and will be held on Friday 14th November (A14-A16) and Friday 21st November (A10-A13).  A payment instalment plan is available with the first instalment of $15 due on Thursday 19th September. This should be sent to the school with a signed copy of the permission form. The second instalment of $20 is due by Friday 17th October. Final payment of $20 is due by Friday 31st October.  Wendy will not be accepting payments after 31st October. This is to allow time to re-confirm the bus and zoo entry. Students who have not paid the full amount by 31st October will not be attending. Full payment is $55. Unfortunately, due to the bus fare being costed across the whole Junior School, the amount of $40, is non-refundable.

Vacation Care Holiday Program - Term 3 Break

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:10 PM

Click on the link to view the Term 3 Holiday Break Vacation Care program.

Vacation Care Program