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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Parent Meeting - Change of Structure of Maths & Science classes 2018 and Personal Electronic Devices

The Melrose High School Board has recently approved some changes to the structure of Maths and Science classes from 2018 onwards. These changes include replacing the current level based structure with mixed ability classes. This will not affect the ACE program, and a support class will be offered for those students who have significant gaps in their learning. This is not a change that has been made lightly, and it is substantially supported by current educational research. It will also bring these faculties in line with the rest of the school, where mixed ability classes are already in operation. Extensive details can be found in the documents attached.

For students in Year 8, 9 or 10 in 2018 classes will be carefully created paying close attention to each students current ability and learning styles to ensure they are placed in an appropriate learning environment. If you would like more information, or if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Aine McAuley via email at

Alternatively, you are invited to attend a parent information session on Wednesday 8 November 2017 from 530 - 630pm in the Melrose High School Hall. The session will include information about the schools Personal and Electronic Devices Policy and the changes that are being made to the structure of Maths and Science classes for 2018. There will be a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be stalls from a variety of vendors should you wish to discuss some of the personal electronic device options they have available for students. 

Posted on 06 Nov 2017

Athletics Carnival

DATE: Thursday 19 October 2017
VENUE: Woden Athletics track – Ainsworth St, Phillip 
TIME: 9.00am-3.00pm

TRANSPORT: Students to make their own way to and from the venue. Students from Tuggeranong can stay on their route bus and go through to Woden Interchange. They can then walk up past the Cemetery to the track.

COST: Gold coin. Pay at the gate. (To cover the ground hire cost and use of Woden Athletics equipment.)

The focus of the day will be on participation in the traditional events and having fun. The zone carnival and ACT carnivals have been held however, the school is still keen to run this event after our earlier event was washed out. 

We strongly advise that students bring adequate sun protection including hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.  A full canteen will be in operation from 9.30 -1.30 however, it would also be a good idea for students to supply their own lunch, drink bottle and snacks, as they will not be permitted to leave the venue during the day. Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.  

We urge all students to come along in their House colours for a fun day at the track and let’s continue the fine sporting tradition at Melrose High School!  Parents are also most welcome to attend.  If you require further information don’t hesitate to contact the school.

The Athletics Carnival is a normal school day and, consequently, the Education Directorate requires an explanation in writing of your child's absence if they do not attend. 

Posted on 18 Oct 2017

Canberra Girls’ Programming Network

The Canberra Girls’ Programming Network is a community for female students to learn about programming and technology through hands on workshops. The girls are introduced to female role models across academia, government and industry. 

Our next workshop will be held on 5 November 2017

What: The topic this time is Nicta ED1 Boards! Nicta ED1 Boards are a special type of microcomputer that comes with everything connected. We’ll be using it to make LEDs flash, text appear on screen, and learn about binary numbers!

Where: Melrose High School, Marr Street, Pearce 2607

When: Sunday, November 5th, Please arrive by 9:30am for registration

Workshop begins at 10am

Parents and teachers invited for afternoon tea at 3:30pm, Conclusion at 4pm

Who: Female students from grades 4 – 12

What do I need to know?

Absolutely no coding experience necessary! We cater for girls of all programming skill levels.

How do I register?

You’ll need to register to attend. Please fill in the  registration form available from the Library and email to
Places are limited, so please return your forms by Monday, 30th October 2017 to

You will receive information and confirmation of registration via email prior to the workshop day.

Posted on 16 Oct 2017

Big Picture 2018 Program

Information sessions and & Application Process coming soon

Posted on 09 Oct 2017

Action Update

Posted on 09 Oct 2017

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