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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Bushfires response resources

The following resources have been provided to assist families who may be dealing with distress or trauma as a result of ongoing fire events:

ACT Emergency Services Agency - ACT Government

How to cope with the stress of natural disasters - headspace

Bushfires and Mental Health - Beyond Blue

How to talk to your children about Australia's bushfire emergency - UNICEF Australia

Bushfire health and safety - healthdirect - Australian Government

Bushfires and asthma - National Asthma Council

10 ways to support your child during the bushfire season - Emerging Minds

Australian Government mental health response to bushfire trauma - Australian Government

How to get mental health support (for those directly impacted by the fires) - Dept. of Human Services. Australian Government

Posted on 24 Jan 2020

Melrose High School is turning 50

Melrose High School is turning 50 in 2020. We are gathering resources to share with you all throughout next year to highlight just how far we have come. There will be a celebration event in Term 4 2020. If you have a connection to our school please fill in the attached form to share your memories with us.

Posted on 20 Dec 2019

Melrose High School Board 2020-2022

The Melrose High School Board will be seeking nominations for the following positions in February 2020:
Parent Representative x 1
Staff Representative x 1
Student Representative (yr 9) x 1
Each position will be for a term of two (2) years.
For more details contact the Assistant Returning Officer, Ruth Mahon (

Posted on 09 Dec 2019

Teaching and Learning Expo

Posted on 27 Nov 2019

Parent Engagement Session - Transitions

Monday 25 November 2019 - 5  to 6:30 pm in the Library

Keynote speaker: Penelope Butt and Jo Wisdom 


Year 6 Parents remain in library (60 min)


Introduce Transitions team 6/7 and Q and A:


  1. Dane: talk first day, what to expect, support for new students, peer support program, communication home.
  2. Year 7 students to give a short recount of their time in year 7.
  3. Meet and greet members of Melrose for QandA


·         2020 Year 7 Coordinator Tim Pike

·         Deputy Principal Shannon Carnovale

·         Deputy Principal Ryan Kay

·         Student Engagement SLC Nathan Hitchcock

·         Wellbeing SLC Sonja Marmont Sonja Marmont

·         Youth Support Worker Mark Baldwin

·         2019 Year 7 Coordinator Dane Wells

·         School Psychologist Anne Shaw

Year 10 parents move to Big Picture Room 104 (60 min)


 Q and A session for year 10 parents with college representatives


College representative talk directly to parents enrolled in their school.


  • Canberra College Richard Johnston
  • Erindale College TBA
  • Tuggeranong College Lalita Deo
  • Narrabundah College Glenda Nimmo


Focus on:

  • What does Day 1 look like for students?
  • How do parent/carers get information about their young person
  • Package, what does this mean?
  • Q&A


Posted on 15 Nov 2019

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