Melrose High School is founded upon a tradition which encourages achievement in learning within a safe and friendly environment based on the values of Respect. The school aims to provide opportunities and support to develop students in the areas of intellectual, aesthetic, moral, emotional, physical and social growth.


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Community Consultation - Draft Reconciliation Action Plan


DRAFT Reconciliation Action Plan [Link]
 Melrose High School, Torrens Primary School, Mawson Primary School and Canberra College

Melrose High School and our PEA schools have worked to identify our Reconciliation Actions within this cluster and some of the future actions and areas that need attention within our school communities.  Reconciliation is an ongoing and positive process which the schools in this cluster have identified as one of the core areas of focus for our school communities.  Please read this Draft RAP [Link] and provide feedback or ideas to  These will be reviewed by a RAP Working Party established across the schools and will include students from different schools within the cluster. 


The Process:

This Community Consultation closes on the 12th of May 2017.  At this point, the Working Party will meet to discuss community feedback and address concerns in the RAP, as needed.  The RAP will then be forwarded to Reconciliation Australia for further review and clarification.  From this feedback, the RAP Working Party will reframe elements of the RAP if required, before sending it for final ratification to Reconciliation Australia.


We look forward to hearing from our parents/carers and wider school community.

Posted on 12 Apr 2017

Parent Teacher Night

Coming to Parent Teacher Night this afternoon? All interviews will be held on the first floor; entry through the Front Office. Download this handy floor plan or ask our student assistants to help you.…/3…/A4_Floorplan_upload.pdf

Posted on 30 Mar 2017

ACTION Buses update

Route 479, 663, 844, 848 and 868 return to normal running.

Commencing: Effective from Wednesday 26 April, 2017.

Reason: From February 2017, diversions were in place to allow for road works and traffic light upgrades, at the intersection of Launceston Street and Eggleston Crescent.

Change to route: School services listed above will no longer divert through this intersection. Works are due to be completed and diversions reverted as from Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Please note, Route 663 diversions will continue to be in place until a later date, Monday 8 May 2017.

 We encourage you to view further information available on the Transport Canberra Website. We would appreciate your assistance in circulating this information using your existing communications channels, such as school emails, newsletters or notices so students and parents can start planning their travel during this time.

We further advise that parents and students are able to use our NXTBUS system to view live bus information for selected stops or stations.

Posted on 28 Mar 2017

Arts tour is fully subscribed

9/10 students please note that there are no more places left on the Arts tour. 

Posted on 27 Mar 2017

Changes to Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) for Kambah residents

The Education Directorate monitors population changes and trends across the ACT and looks at how these changes affects student enrolment in our public schools.  At times, this results in changes to the Priority Enrolment Areas (PEAs) - that is, which suburbs feed into which local school.

Currently, the PEA for residents of Kambah is shared between The Canberra College and Lake Tuggeranong College.  Population changes brought about largely because of the development of Molonglo mean that Kambah’s PEA needs to change.  From the commencement of the 2018 school year 2018 Kambah residents will be a shared PEA suburb for enrolment into Lake Tuggeranong College and Erindale College.

For many Kambah residents this change will be irrelevant as they have already made choices to enrol at either Lake Tuggeranong or Erindale College.  This does not mean that Kambah residents will be unable to apply to attend Canberra College. It just means they will not have priority for enrolment but  their applications will be considered with other non-PEA applications.  This information will be affirmed through the Tuggeranong and South-Weston high school communities in coming days.

Proposed changes to PEAs for a number of schools across the Territory for the 2018 school year can be found on the ACT Education Directorate website.

Posted on 24 Mar 2017

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