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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Nominations are now open for the 2020-2022 Melrose High School Board.  The following positions are open for nomination:

1 x Parent and Citizens Member

1 x Staff Member

1 x Student Member (preferably a Year 9 student)

The term for each of these positions is two (2) years.  If you would like to contribute to the governance of the school this would be the perfect opportunity for you.  Details of what is required of a Board member can be found on the Directorate’s Webpage SCHOOL BOARDS

The official nomination form is available from the Front Office or via email to the address listed below. 

Lodgement Information:

Nominations are to be submitted to the school’s front office between 11 am Monday 3 February 2020 and 11 am Monday 17 February 2020. Nominations must be submitted during school business hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday.

You can submit your nomination by:

· hand delivery to the Melrose High School front office

· email to

· mail to Ruth Mahon ARO, c/- Melrose High School, Marr St, Pearce ACT 2607

If an election is required, the voting period will be from 11 am Monday 24 February 2020 to 11 am Monday 2 March 2020.

Posted on 07 Feb 2020


We are looking forward to welcoming students to Melrose High School for the 2020 School Year.

MONDAY 3 February: All Year 7 and new to Melrose Year 8,9 & 10 students.  Please be seated in the Hall by 8:50 am.  Parking is available in Carpark #2 adjacent to the Hall.

TUESDAY 4 February: ALL Students return.  Please line up outside the Hall in your Check In Groups by 8:50 am 

Posted on 31 Jan 2020

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

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