Melrose News

Melrose Community Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:54 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a wonderful success our first ever Christmas Concert was! We had over 200 children singing throughout the night (as well as a staff number I’m sure you’d rather forget!!) Many thanks to all of the teachers who practised the carols with their classes as well as the families for bringing their kids back to school at a time of year where it feels there is a thousand things on! Great appreciation also to everyone who purchased raffle tickets, donated prizes, bid on the Solomon’s Flooring Rugs… these efforts raised $2,000 for the school! Thank you to members of our School Council who were in strong attendance and ran the BBQ on the night (hard to believe we had sold 350 sausages by 7pm!) I know that it was a night thoroughly enjoyed by all! Mrs Begley, Miss McWilliams and myself are all ready to organise what will now be embraced as an annual school community event!!!

2015 Special Days

Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:52 PM
Please make note of the following important dates: 

The start to the 2015 school year is as follows:
Teachers return to work on Wednesday January 28th 
All students from Foundation - Year 6 start school on Thursday January 29th 
Foundation students will have every Wednesday off school for the whole month of February

Send a Smile Appeal - 5 cent drive

Friday, November 21, 2014 9:23 AM
Please save up your 5 cent pieces! As part of the Serve & Learn Program, students will be collecting these in the last 5 weeks of Term 4 to purchase items from World Vision to assist people around the World. In previous years, we have purchased mosquito nets, chickens, goats, pigs, water pumps, school supplies, materials for vegie gardens and more! This is a fabulous way to show our children that - Our smallest coin can make a big difference! We would love to raise over $500 this year. Please ask all of your family and friends to collect their 5c coins as well! If every Melrose Child brought in $2 of 5c pieces (only 40 coins!) we would raise over $600… imagine what we could achieve if everyone raised $5!!! Collection tins have been distributed around the school (in every classroom as well as the office) please start collecting TODAY!!

Walkathon Thank You

Friday, November 21, 2014 9:22 AM
The Melrose Primary School community would sincerely like to thank the following businesses for their generous support of this years Walk-a-thon. Whether big or small it all helped: Solomons Carpets, Dysons Bus Lines, Subway, Simple Indulgence, Jetts Fitness (Wodonga), Kmart, Birrallee Newsagency, Birrallee Bakery, Asian Noodle Cuisine, CC Best, North East Water, Birrallee Tavern, Safeway, Joss, Coles and the many other volunteers especially Sarah Martin who helped Kerrie Holt with the creation of the Ghost House. Another BIG thankyou to Emma Westman and her team of helpers who organised our much appreciated BBQ on the day.

Middle School Swimming Program - Lavington Swimming Pool

Thursday, November 06, 2014 1:53 PM
10th, 11th, 15th, 16th & 17th December
A04 & A05: Leave 9.00am – Return 11.00am
A06 & A08: Leave 10.00am– Return 12noon
On Wednesday 17th December both groups will leave at 9.00am and return at 1.30pm - participating in their last lesson and staying longer to celebrate their end of year class party. Students are to come to school with their bathers under their uniform, bring underwear, a towel and school hat. If your child suffers from Asthma, medication must be taken to the pool. Cost ($60) is covered if you have paid your child’s swimming fee. If you received EMA and signed your cheque over to the school, only part of the cost is covered. 
Please return money and notes by 5th December.

Junior School Swimming Program - Wodonga Leisure Centre

Thursday, November 06, 2014 1:51 PM
Monday 1st December - Friday 5th December - 
A12&A16: 12.30-2.15pm   
A11&A14: 1.15-3.00pm 

Monday 8th December - Friday 12th December
A13&A15: 12.30-2.15pm   
A10: 1.15-3.00pm

Students will walk to the Wodonga Leisure Centre. Students are to wear swimmers under their school uniforms, bring towel and school hat. Cost ($60) is covered if you have paid your child’s swimming fee. If you received EMA and signed your cheque over to the school, the cost is covered for Foundation students. Year 1&2 students: part of the fee is covered by EMA. 

Please return money and notes by 28th November.

2015 Foundation Students - Transistion Dates

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:47 AM

Tuesday 11th November - 9.30 - 10.30am
Meeting Place - Multi Purpose Room (MPR)
Children will visit the school library and share a story together. They will also enjoy some activities in the classroom.
Where: Classroom/ Library
Parents are invited to join us for an information / Q&A session while your child enjoys their first classroom experience.


Tuesday 18th November - 9.30am-10.30am
Children will participate in a variety of classroom experiences. They will also enjoy an active motor skills session with our PE teacher, Mr Quine.
Where: Classroom/ MPR

Tuesday 25th November - 9.30am - 10.30am
Students will participate in a variety of classroom experiences. They will also enjoy an Art session with Mrs Holt in the Art Room.
Where: Classroom/ Art Room/ MPR
9.30am - 10.30am - Parent Information Session presented by Mrs Rachel Saunders  - current Foundation (Prep) Teacher. Introduction to Parent Liaisons for 2015 - some of this year’s Prep parents willing to answer questions.

Tuesday 2nd December -  9.30am-12.00pm
9.30am-12.00pm - Literacy activities and games. Snack time and supervised play in the Junior playground. Interactive SmartBoard experiences and Numeracy activities.
Where: Prep classrooms
12.00pm-12.30pm - Parents (and teddies) invited to join their children for a snack, a chance to explore the playground, and the opportunity to chat with staff and other new parents.
Where: Prep Classrooms

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