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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Parent correspondence and resources during Pupil Free period
To help you navigate the information we are providing, please refer to the summary below (status- currently updating):
Posted on 01 Apr 2020
COVID-19 and ACT public schools: pupil free days from 24 March to school holidays
COVID-19 and ACT public schools: Updated information re pupil free days 23 March 2020
Dear parents and carers
This morning’s communication has caused confusion, for which we apologise. I’m writing to provide you with corrected information about COVID-19 and ACT public schools.
Pupil free days from 24 March 2020 to school holidays
From Tuesday 24 March 2020 all ACT Public Schools will go pupil-free until the school holidays, due to begin on Friday 10 April 2020.
ACT schools will remain open to students who absolutely need to attend. Schools will still be able to safely receive and provide learning for students whose parents and carers must attend work to provide essential services and unable to care for their children at home, as well as vulnerable children and those with additional needs.
No child will be turned away.
This also applies to ACT Government preschools. At this stage, other early childhood services such as long day care, family day care, out of school hours care and vacation care can continue to operate.
New online resources
Today the Education Directorate has released a resource library to support parents and children with home learning. You can find a link to the resource on the Education Directorate website www.education.act.gov.au
Relationships are key to education and we want parents and students to remain connected to their teachers and schools. In the coming weeks, we will build more resources and ways to support continued education, in the event students cannot attend school for extended period. Please take some time with your child to explore the resources on offer.
Once again, thank you for your patience as we work through this difficult time together.
Director-General, ACT Education Directorate
Posted on 23 Mar 2020
RAISING BOYS and RAISING GIRLS talks - POSTPONED
Please note this event has been postponed. If you have purchased tickets you will be contacted by the event provider regarding options.
Tickets are available NOW for both Raising Boys and Raising Girls! Please see more information and ticketing links below:
- On the 1st of April, 2020 we have Steve Biddulph presenting his Raising Boys Talk at Melrose HS, 7:30pm.
Tickets available via this link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=580786&
- On the 2nd of April 2020 we have Steve Biddulph presenting his Raising Girls Talk at Stromlo HS, 7:30pm.
- Tickets available via this link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=581760&
Some details about Steve and his Raising Boys and Girls Talks:
About Steve - Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and now 10 Things Girls Need Most are in four million homes and 31 languages. They have influenced the way we look at childhood and especially the development of boys and men. Today though, the exploitation and misuse of girls and young women globally are a major focus. Steve’s live talks have had a remarkable public response, reaching 130,000 people. Many people express surprise at how moving and emotional these talks are, as well as how much fun.
Raising Boys with Steve Biddulph - Come and hear Steve's world famous talk, covering boys of all ages. How to raise sons who are kind, confident, and safe. Boys and school. The importance of dads. What single mums can do. Testosterone. The 3 Stages of boyhood and how to have them go smoothly. Boys and housework. This life-changing seminar is unforgettably moving and funny too.
PLEASE NOTE, BABIES including newborns, CHILDREN AND TEENS CANNOT BE ADMITTED TO THE SEMINAR.
Raising Girls with Steve Biddulph - Covering girls of all ages, this practical, helpful and moving talk by Steve Biddulph will galvanize you to better strengthen your daughter, and help her grow up confident, happy, and free. Steve is one of the world's best known speakers on parenthood, funny, honest, and deeply affecting, and his stories will stay with you forever. NB. PLEASE NOTE THAT BABIES AND CHILDREN CANNOT BE ADMITTED TO THE SESSIONS.
Posted on 13 Mar 2020
School Board Election Results
The following nominees have been elected to the 2020-2022 Melrose High School Board:
Parent representative: Stuart McKellar
Staff representative: Greg Tozer
Student Representative: Maddelyn Drewson
Congratulations on your appointment
Posted on 11 Mar 2020
SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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
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