Melrose News

District Athletics

Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:34 PM
Congratulations to our 12 students who represented Melrose at the Wodonga District Athletics Carnival in Albury. It was a beautiful, sunny day and our students performed to their highest ability and showed great sportsmanship to other students around them. It was a pleasure for Kimmie and I to support them. Well done Lilly Callaghan, Tayla Callaghan, Mackenzie Blunden, Jordan Puila-Hogan, Blake Barker, James Mulholland, Ryan Harris, Jorja Lewko, Logan Sandland,  Jay Barker, Cooper Taylor and Destiny Dodd.  Congratulations to our 3 students who have progressed to the Upper Hume Division Athletics, Jorja Lewko (High Jump and Long Jump), Logan Sandland (Shot Put and 80m Hurdles) and Ryan Harris (High Jump) which will take place on Friday 7th October.  

Melbourne Zoo Excursion

Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:33 PM
Date of Excursion: Thursday 3rd of November
Expression of Interest was due: Tuesday 13th September

This year, students in the Junior Unit will have the opportunity to attend the Melbourne Zoo excursion on Thursday 3rd November. This is a wonderful experience for our students – academically, socially and personally. Thankyou to all those parents who have already returned the expression of interest form. The cost of the excursion is $60 per student (this cost may be covered by CSEF if you have qualified for this payment).  Permission notes / Medical and consent forms were sent home yesterday.  All forms, plus payment, are to be returned to your child’s classroom teacher no later than Wednesday 26th of October, 2016.

School Photos

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:05 PM

Tuesday 6th of September, 2016
Envelopes were sent home with each student last week. Please ensure the correct money is in your child’s envelope (the school office will not  be able to provide change) and send it to school ON PHOTO DAY. Note: Parents have the option to place their order online. Each envelope is personalized with student name and unique ordering code. If a student loses their envelope, their opportunity to  order online will be lost and they will need to place their order by handing in a generic envelope obtained from the school office. Photo prices range from $25—$45 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 before photo day, as these will not be sent home with the individual  photo envelopes.

The 3 Ms (Morning Muchies Mathletics)

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:04 PM
On Tuesday 30th August students in Years 1 and 2 are invited to a special breakfast and Mathletics morning.  
The morning begins with breakfast at 8.15am in the ART room followed by the opportunity for students to show their learning to their families on the Mathletics program.  
Students that participate in the morning will also receive a small treat for coming in early to ‘grow their Mathematical brains.’ 
We look forward to seeing lots of Year 1 and Year 2 students early on Tuesday.

Father's Day Stall

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:02 PM
Melrose Primary School’s Father’s Day Stall will be held next Wednesday the 31st of August. Gifts will range between $1-$6. Each class will have the opportunity to visit the stall and buy a gift for Dad or someone special. Students will be able to buy more than one gift if they wish. Please make sure that if your child would like to purchase a gift, that they bring their money on Wednesday the 31st August.

Literacy Planet Word Mania

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:17 PM

Word Mania 2016 is here! Australia’s biggest and most fun literacy competition for Years 1 to 9. Play at school and at home.  On desktop or free Literacy Planet Word Mania 2016 app. $100,000 IN PRIZES FOR SCHOOLS. 

Melrose Primary students will be joining the Word Mania national competition this year. We have a couple of weeks to practise and the competition starts in early August. Students will get their own login details soon and the word building can begin! Stay tuned for more information.  

Jane Scott

Trent Barrett Shield

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:16 PM
The Trent Barrett Shield is a Year 3/4 Boys Rugby and Girls League Tag competition, played around the theme of participation. Year 3/4 students will travel to Alexandra Park on Friday 22nd July, leaving Melrose at approximately 9.00am and returning to Melrose at approximately 3.00pm. Permission forms have been sent home with students and need to be returned with the $4.00 by Tuesday 19th July.

One River One Mob Men's Group

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:15 PM
One River One Mob Men's group program will be running with students at Melrose. Indigenous culture will be explored and the men will also act as mentors to students at school. There will also be female mentors working with the group.  Time: 10am - 11am every second Friday, beginning Friday 15th of July, 2016. Students will participate in a range of activities, there is no cost for this program. Please return the consent form to school by Thursday 14th July.  Please contact Mr Clough if you would like more information.

Casual Clothes Day

Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:17 PM
On the last day of Term 2  (Friday the 24th of June) we will be having a casual clothes day to support Food Share. Food Share is a fabulous organisation that has enabled us to provide breakfast and other food to some of our Melrose children. What a great reason to support the day! Bring a gold coin donation and you can wear your favourite casual clothes.  (Just remember, it’s the middle of winter, and may be quite muddy outside).

Congratulations to Mary Couston

Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:16 PM
We would like to congratulate Mrs Mary Couston who was recently honoured in Melbourne for her dedication to the education of young people. About 400 staff, most of whom are teachers, received awards for 40, 45 and 50 years of service at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education ceremony. Recipients shared their memories of beginning work in schools, how times have changed and their career highlights.
Mrs Couston, who marked 40 years of service, trained and taught in NZ before coming to Australia. She taught in Tasmania, NSW and Victoria, during which she spent a year on Exchange in Canada. Mrs Couston says that the biggest changes over the years has been in the use of technology in classrooms, having carpets on the floors in the rooms, instead of wooden floors with a roll up mat for children to sit on, and having air conditioning and heating at the touch of a switch. She is still in touch with some children she taught in NZ, and their parents through Christmas cards each year. 
We are looking forward to welcoming Mrs Couston back to Melrose at the beginning of Term 3. She has been missed.     
Mrs McKay