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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2022 Enrolments and Information Session

Year 7 enrolments for 2022 open on Tuesday 27 April 2021.  You will need to visit the Education Directorate site to complete an application form.

Come and Try days
Tuesday 4 May 2021 - Mawson & Farrer Primary schools
Wednesday 5 May 2021 - Torrens Primary School and interested students (limited spaces - bookings for interested students not in a PEA primary school MUST be made for this on 6142 0700).

Information Night
Thursday 6 May 2021 - 6-8 pm.  Principal's address starts promptly in the Hall at 6 pm.  All visitors to the school MUST sign in using the Check In CBR App before entering the building.

Priority Enrolment Area

Melrose High School serves the following suburbs:

Farrer, Phillip (South of Hindmarsh Dr), Mawson, Torrens, Pearce, Chifley, Isaacs, O'Malley

Posted on 23 Apr 2021

Parent Teacher Evening

Parent Teacher Evening will will be held on Thursday 22 April from 3:45 - 7:00PM.

Booking login details will come via email on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

The booking link is here and will be open from 4pm, Wednesday 31 March until 10am, Thursday 22 April 2021.

Posted on 30 Mar 2021

School Board Election Results

Please join us in congratulating the following candidates who were successful in their election to the 2021-2023 School Board :

  • Alison Carson - Staff representative
  • Alexander Gillespie - Student representative 
  • Dr Amanda Walsh - Parent representative
  • Mr Richard Perry - Parent representative.
Thank you to all the nominees.

Posted on 19 Mar 2021

Parent Engagement Session

Our popular Parent Engagement Sessions are back. Here's what's on the agenda for our first session.
1. Simon Vaughan - Acknowledge of Country, introduction and invite for parents to engage with Logo update.
2. Key note speaker – eSafety presentation Nicole Agius.

eSafety presentation focusing on the following questions:

  1. How to have the hard conversations?
  2. How to get out of online trouble?
  3. Where to get help?

These questions will be answered by focusing on:

  • Parents taking the lead
  • Supporting your school in eSafety
  • Safety by Design
  • Proactive narrative on digital safety
  • Hands on learning: Bring your phone

3. Student Engagement introduction - what do we do, what are the job roles who can young people access for help
4. Question time
Venue: MHS Library
Time: 5:30-7 PM
We look forward to seeing you then.

Posted on 05 Mar 2021

School Board Elections

During the nomination period, we received no nominations for a Community Member therefore the position will be filled by an additional Parent/Carer Representative.  We have three nominations for two Parent/Carer positions therefore requiring an election.

The election will open at 11am on Monday, 1 March 2021 and close at 11 am on Tuesday, 9 March 2021.  Ballot papers can be picked up from the Front Reception and must be returned to the secured box by the close of voting.  Please make sure you read all instructions included with the ballot paper to ensure your vote is valid.

Below is a brief statement from each candidate.

Ros Lockley
I am trained in law but have a passion for community so work as a mediator, volunteer as a breastfeeding counsellor and educator, and have volunteered in many positions for the Australian Breastfeeding Association and my children's schools including leadership roles such as the P&C President. I want to join the Melrose school board to promote parental involvement for all parents, particularly those who, like me, work and can't be as involved as they would like but are still committed to their child/ren's education and school. Initiatives I would like to propose include an online second-hand uniform shop (for environmental and cost benefits) and a P&C Facebook group (without the volunteering and fund raising but with the social and educational benefits). 
I hope to be able to put these and other initiatives into place for the MHS community.

Richard Perry
I am the father of two boys in years 9 and 7 at Melrose. I invite you to support my candidature for the school's board. I have nominated because I want to ensure the school's governance supports its mission of helping our young people to grow and achieve. I believe in the right of all children to receive a high quality, comprehensive education, in an environment that is fun, safe and inclusive, and that is respectful of their individual needs and circumstances. My broad professional background (including as an economic analyst, innovator and negotiator) equips me to be an effective board member. My 'life experience' (including as a backpacker, farm labourer and Scouts leader) has taught me that everyone has inherent value and no one should be left behind. I encourage you to vote for me, Richard Perry, as your representative on the school board.

Dr Amanda Walsh
I have two children at Melrose High School (in Years 9 and 8), and a third child in primary school. I have a long-standing interest in education, and I've been lucky enough to work in education policy (higher ed and early childhood education) for the last five years. I'm a board member at ACT Playgroups and I used to sit on the board of Lyons Early Childhood School. At Melrose, I'd like to contribute a keen eye for strategy and a strong commitment to ensuring that all children (especially those who don't fit the mould) have a great experience at school.

If you have any questions please email the Assistant Returning Officer at

Posted on 01 Mar 2021

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