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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Appointment of the MHS School Board

The Returning Officer has made the following appointments to the Melrose High School Board:

Permanent vacancies 

Mr Benjamin Patrick Duggan -Staff Member

Mr Arron Scolnik - Parents and Citizens Member

Ms Hana Franklin -Student Member

Casual vacancies

Ms Catherine Prosser - Parents and Citizens Member

Miss Sonja Milenkovic - Student Member

Please join us in welcoming the members to the Board.  

Posted on 23 Mar 2018

Athletics Carnival

The annual Melrose High School Athletics Carnival will be held on Monday 9 April at the Phillip Athletics track.  Linked HERE [Link] is information, permission and medical forms.  Please ensure these are returned to the Roll Group teacher as soon as possible to allow us to prepare for the event.

The Athletics carnival is a normal school day that is relocated to Woden Athletics track and consequently, the Education Directorate requires an explanation in writing of your child’s absence if they do not attend.  Please use the appropriate section in the linked document to do this.

Hard copies of this note are available from the Library or the Student Window.

Posted on 20 Mar 2018

School Photos

We would like to remind you that there are only 7 days left to get our discounted prices. 

Click on the link below to view and order your child's images:

FREE SHIPPING is offered for orders placed in the first 10 days. Enter REBATE CODE: FREEPOST18 at the checkout. You still will be able to purchase after this time although additional P&H fee will be charged.

 Please don't hesitate to email if you have any questions, 

Warm Regards,

Pieta, Nicole and the Grin and Bear It Photography Team

Posted on 16 Mar 2018

2018 Academic Competitions

Students are invited to enter a range of academic competitions aimed at challenging their knowledge.  Subject areas include Science, Mathematics, English, Languages, Geography and Digital Technologies.  The entry form is available from the NOTES section of the website or from the Library.

Posted on 05 Mar 2018

School Board elections - Meet the candidates

Three nominations were received for the role of the Parent Representative on the School Board.  As such we will now move to the election phase of the process.  Voting will open at 11am, Monday 26 February 2018.  All votes MUST be completed on the official Ballot paper available from the Front Office and returned to the Locked Box at the Front Office by 11am, Monday 5 March 2018.  No electronic voting is available.  If you have any questions regarding the voting process please email the Assistant Returning Officer,

Arron Scolnik
My daughter has just started at Melrose High School, and I am eager to be involved in the overall governance of the school.  I have just completed 8 consecutive years as Chairman of the Farrer Primary School Board.  During this time, in conjunction with the principal and the school board, we have successfully navigated through a number of difficult challenges.  I have also been involved in the appointment of 2 school principals and in the Department of Education’s ‘Futures of Education’ initiative.  I am a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience and would bring significant governance and management experience to the school.  Society is changing rapidly and I am keen to help the school to adapt to those changes and to deliver the best possible educational outcomes for all our children.

Catherine Prosser
I'm a new parent to the school with my son starting in Year 7 this year. I have been impressed with what I have seen and heard at Melrose to date and believe this is an exciting time to be at the school. I have served on four boards (one corporate and three not-for-profits, including as Chair for an independent school) and have also sat on a number of advisory panels for government agencies.  Through this experience, I have developed strong governance, strategic and financial skills and I understand the educational and regulatory frameworks that schools must operate within while striving to provide the best for their students.  I have nominated for the Board because I want to contribute these skills to support the school's direction and be an active part of the Melrose community.

Mark Mclean
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Murdoch University and I have previously been a school board member at Monash primary. I am bringing over 10 years of corporate finance & management experience which includes reporting to a private sector board of directors. I am currently employed by a local construction and services company and am looking to contribute to the Melrose High School community. 

Posted on 26 Feb 2018

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