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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Year 7 camp

Everyone is getting excited about the upcoming Year 7 camp (11-13 March).  If you need reminding of the details and what to pack, you will find it all in the NOTE accessible from the Notes page of the website.

Posted on 06 Mar 2015

Spatial science day


On Saturday 2 May 2015, students, parents and teachers are invited to attend a day of exploring the world of surveying, mapping and spatial science at Melrose High School. The event is being organised jointly by ACE Science and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), ACT Region. Students will be shown how to operate instruments used to map our environment in three dimensions. Surveying and spatial sciences cover a vast and expanding range of applications from agriculture, environmental management, mining and property boundaries through to GPS and driverless cars. By introducing spatial sciences to high schools, SSSI hopes to show students the enormous potential of careers in this field.

Melrose teachers Trish Tandy and Amy McFarlane will be on deck, working with SSSI professional mentors, to teach students the basics of surveying using the latest instrumentation. One of the exciting events of the morning is to use surveying instruments to make a three dimensional map of the exterior of the Science building.

Although the details for the day are still being developed, one possibility is presenting a ‘story’ for the morning, centred on a fictitious project at the school. Students will start with geographic information system (GIS) data, then gather extra information using surveying techniques and photography using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This data may be incorporated to produce a design for a building or carpark. It should then be possible to mark out the design on the ground using surveying techniques. Further details will be available closer to the day.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Saturday 2 May 2015, 9am to 1pm.

ACE Science Education Centre, Melrose High School

Marr St  Pearce

Contact Geoff McNamara ( for more information.

Posted on 04 Mar 2015

Tuesday 3 March 2015 normal school day

Parents are advised that Tuesday 3 March 2015 is a normal school day for all ACT High School students.  Moderation Day only affects ACT Colleges (Yr 11 & 12).

Posted on 02 Mar 2015

Spatial science at Melrose

Spatial Science at Melrose

Year 9 and 10 students had an introduction to spatial science this week. Presented by Greg Ledwidge from the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute, students saw were shown the wide range of applications of spatial sciences from property boundaries to driver-less cars. The introductory session was preparation for a spatial science day at Melrose to be held on Saturday 2 May 2015 in the ACE Science Education Centre.

Posted on 23 Feb 2015

School Board Election - Parent Representative

There were three parent nominations received for two positions on the 2015 Melrose High School Board.  As such we will now move to the election phase.  Voting opens at 11 am on Monday 23 February 2015. Ballot papers can be collected from the Front Office and need to be returned to the secure box by 11 am Monday 2 March 2015 when voting closes.

Introducing the three candidates:

Annette Brown
My name is Annette Brown and have been a member of the school board since 2013.  I would like to continue on the board and to continue to support the School for another 2 years as a parent representative . I bring to the role a positive attitude and sense of community.  I have 2 children at MHS and believe that the MHS environment is a positive one for students and staff.  I have many years' experience as an IT project manager which enables me to be an effective member of the board.
Narelle Darcy
My name is Narelle Darcy and I am a single mum to two beautiful girls, Rhiannon (yr 8) and Lauren (yr 7).   I have been actively involved in Theodore Primary School's P&C Association since Rhiannon was at preschool, having served as President (quite a number of years), Vice President as well as various other roles on the P&C.   I enjoy helping people and, in doing so, wish to see people flourish through the opportunities given, whatever that may be.  By actively participating in the P&C, I believe I, as part of the team, helped to provide the teachers and staff with extra resources to enhance the learning experience of our children.  I have a passion for education and learning, whatever the topic.  I particularly enjoy history and love to read when I get the chance.  I thank you all for the opportunity presented.
Stuart McKellar
Hi, I'm a father of four boys for whom I have great hopes of success and happiness, resilience and stability. I want the best for them in their relationships with others; an excitement in their learning of the world around them; a challenge to improve themselves; and to recognise the joy in doing well; respectfulness and consideration of others, and have a general appreciation of spirituality.  And for the school, I would like to help maintain the schools core business, to see the facilities cared for and used well, and have as many students and their families benefit from tours and exchanges and teaching that challenge us with different cultures and values, and for us to learn that others cultures are different, yet equally as valid as our own. Our main resource is the staff, who need our respect and support to do their work, and for us to recognise them and their often extraordinary efforts. I will support them at every opportunity, and if elected to your school board, I would help you show your appreciation to them too. Let us focus on that, because with confident and useful communications between us we can achieve good things for each other. I am interested to meet other people who want to be actively involved in the school, and contribute more to the outcomes for their children.  I would love to represent the parents and supporters to the Melrose School Board.

Posted on 20 Feb 2015

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