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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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

Melrose Swimming Carnival

The following details relate to a whole school educational excursion to Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre, which will be the venue for this year’s school swimming carnival.  The will not be an alternative program at school on the day.

The teacher in charge of this event will be Mrs Sonja Marmont, Executive Teacher, PE and Health.

 Event:                       School Swimming Carnival 

Venue:                       Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre 

Date:                          23 February 2021 

Time:                         Students will go to Check In, then move to the Hall at 9.00am 

Transport:                Students will travel via chartered bus 

Cost:                         $9.00 Including pool entry and transport

Food:                        Canteen will be open, bring your own supplies and a large water bottle.

Clothing:                 Bring a hat, sunscreen, loose clothing to cover up against sunburn.

                                  The UV rating will likely be extreme, and students must take care not to burn.


Permission notes can be accessed HERE and must be returned by FRIDAY 19 February 2021. 

Posted on 18 Feb 2021

Girls Programming Network

The Australian Signals Directorate is happy to announce that we are again sponsoring a Girls Programming Network (GPN) event to be held on Sunday 21st March 2021.


What is GPN?

  • The Girls Programming Network is a workshop series aimed at girls in Year 4-12.
  • The GPN is a community of women and girls who are interested in computer science, programming and information technology.
  • Workshops are run by GPN tutors - local women studying or working in IT in industry, academia and government. are topic based and tutors teach the girls how to solve fun programming projects. There is also food to eat, friends to make and other fun activities to be had!
  • ASD has had a long-standing relationship with the Girls’ Programming Network and supports the Canberra node of this fantastic program.
  • The workshops are free and no prior coding experience is necessary!


Places for this incredible program fill up very quickly, so if you are interested please register your interest via as soon as possible.

Posted on 18 Feb 2021

Community event - pilot pre-employment program

The ACT Down Syndrome Association is running a parent information session next week about a pilot pre-employment program they’re running for students in Years 9 – 12 with an intellectual disability.

February 22, 2021 7-8 PM at the Pearce Community Centre

Bookings here:



Posted on 18 Feb 2021

Meet the teacher

Meet the Teacher Afternoon

Our ‘Meet the Teacher‘ afternoon is on Wednesday 17 February commencing in the Year 7 Quad at 4.30pm.

The main purpose of the afternoon is to provide you with the opportunity to meet each of your child’s teachers and to learn a little about how things are taught at Melrose High School.

After the introduction and welcome by the principal in the courtyard, you will have the opportunity to meet all of the teachers and have tours of the school in small groups.

At this time we will have all teachers available in faculty groupings around the courtyard. Your child will be given a timetable the day before to take home for you so that you can easily find their teachers.

Light snacks will be provided by our Hospitality students and tea and coffee should also be available if we can serve it within the current Covid-19 guidelines. 

Wednesday 17 Feb update:  
Unfortunately the following teachers are not able to join us:
Wells, McAlister, Vanbeveren, Edwards-Wells, Harriott, McMillan, Deng, Kores, Antonios, Brickhill (after 5pm).

Posted on 12 Feb 2021

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