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Athletics Carnival

DATE: Thursday 19 October 2017
VENUE: Woden Athletics track – Ainsworth St, Phillip 
TIME: 9.00am-3.00pm

TRANSPORT: Students to make their own way to and from the venue. Students from Tuggeranong can stay on their route bus and go through to Woden Interchange. They can then walk up past the Cemetery to the track.

COST: Gold coin. Pay at the gate. (To cover the ground hire cost and use of Woden Athletics equipment.)

The focus of the day will be on participation in the traditional events and having fun. The zone carnival and ACT carnivals have been held however, the school is still keen to run this event after our earlier event was washed out. 

We strongly advise that students bring adequate sun protection including hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.  A full canteen will be in operation from 9.30 -1.30 however, it would also be a good idea for students to supply their own lunch, drink bottle and snacks, as they will not be permitted to leave the venue during the day. Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.  

We urge all students to come along in their House colours for a fun day at the track and let’s continue the fine sporting tradition at Melrose High School!  Parents are also most welcome to attend.  If you require further information don’t hesitate to contact the school.

The Athletics Carnival is a normal school day and, consequently, the Education Directorate requires an explanation in writing of your child's absence if they do not attend. 

Posted on 18 Oct 2017


Canberra Girls’ Programming Network

The Canberra Girls’ Programming Network is a community for female students to learn about programming and technology through hands on workshops. The girls are introduced to female role models across academia, government and industry. 

Our next workshop will be held on 5 November 2017

What: The topic this time is Nicta ED1 Boards! Nicta ED1 Boards are a special type of microcomputer that comes with everything connected. We’ll be using it to make LEDs flash, text appear on screen, and learn about binary numbers!

Where: Melrose High School, Marr Street, Pearce 2607

When: Sunday, November 5th, Please arrive by 9:30am for registration

Workshop begins at 10am

Parents and teachers invited for afternoon tea at 3:30pm, Conclusion at 4pm

Who: Female students from grades 4 – 12

What do I need to know?

Absolutely no coding experience necessary! We cater for girls of all programming skill levels.

How do I register?

You’ll need to register to attend. Please fill in the  registration form available from the Library and email to asd.dish@defence.gov.au.
Places are limited, so please return your forms by Monday, 30th October 2017 to asd.dish@defence.gov.au.

You will receive information and confirmation of registration via email prior to the workshop day.

Posted on 16 Oct 2017


Big Picture 2018 Program

Information sessions and & Application Process coming soon

Posted on 09 Oct 2017


Action Update

Posted on 09 Oct 2017


PT interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday 14 September from 3:45-7:00 pm.

Emails have been sent with details on how to access the PTO booking system or an alternative method if families have not consented to using the PTO booking system.  PTO will go live at 3pm on Friday 8 September.

If you are having any problems making appointments please contact the Front Office on 6142 0700

 

Posted on 08 Sep 2017


Cupcake day

Students from the SRC and the Year 7 Indonesian classes are holding a cupcake stall at recess on Monday 21 August (Week 6). This is in support of the RSPCA and the Orangutan Foundation International Australia. Students who would like to bake some cupcakes to help on the weekend can see Ms Battaglini, Mr McIntosh or Mr Duggan for information. 

Posted on 16 Aug 2017


SRC House colours crazy hair

SRC - House Colours Crazy Hair

GET YOUR HOUSE PRIDE ON FRIDAY: This Friday we are having a Crazy Hair Day. Come to school with crazy/coloured hair in your house colour! We will have hair spray. Wear house coloured clothes too so that your school uniform doesn't get ruined. Prizes for coolest and most crazy hair, 2 prizes per year group. NO DONATION REQUIRED! 

REMEMBER: 
Bataba - Red 
Mankina - Green 
Noola - Yellow 
Wallara - Blue 

Posted on 10 Aug 2017


Entertainment night 2017

Entertainment Night

Come and enjoy a showcase of the DRAMA, DANCE, VISUAL ARTS, DIGITAL ARTS and MUSIC.

Thursday 22 June 2017.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for a 7 PM show.  

Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Tickets available from the Finance Office:
$6 - Students
$12 - Adult
$25 - Family 

Posted on 19 Jun 2017


New Phone numbers

The telephone system at Melrose High School has been updated and as such so have the phone numbers.
Our new numbers are:
Front Office - (02) 6142 0700
Rolls Office - (02) 6142 0703

Posted on 16 Jun 2017


ACTION BUS UPDATE - Route 663

Please be advised that roadworks and improvements to the intersection of Eggleston Crescent and Hindmarsh Drive are near completion and school service 663 will return to normal running on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. We further advise that parents and students are able to use our NXTBUS system to view live bus information for selected stops or stations.

Posted on 06 Jun 2017


Heating maintenance

Due to extensive maintenance and repair to the heating system we are going to continue to have problems with supply until this round of maintenance is complete. I am advising everybody to dress warmly as we cannot know at this stage which sections of the building will be effected. Wherever possible, other sources of heating will be sourced. Please consider the forecasts as we move into the colder weather and ensure that all students dress to the conditions.  - Simon Vaughan

Posted on 02 Jun 2017


School bus - temporary changes

The intersection of Sternberg Crescent and Ashley Drive has been closed for construction since Saturday 13 May 2017, due to be completed today Monday 29 May 2017. Due to delayed works, this diversion has been extended to remain in place until Monday 19 June 2017.

During this time, school services and regular ACTION bus services travelling this way will be diverted via Erindale Bus Station and surrounding roads. 

Could you please alert students and parents of this diversion.

 Maps of the diversion for the below dedicated school services are now available on the Transport Canberra website.

 

·         Morning routes:

433,520,585,650,851,852,855,859

 

·         Afternoon Routes:

407,417,508,536,558,646,673,677,679,689,695,697

 

Regular route service 67 and 66 will also be diverted.

We appreciate your assistance in this matter. For more information please call 13 17 10.

 

Posted on 29 May 2017


MALrose Day

Tuesday 23 May 2017 will be MALrose Day at Melrose High School and we will be holding commemorative assembly to celebrate the life and achievements of Malcolm Barlow and recognise his contributions to education. Malcolm was a member of the Melrose community as a teacher, a colleague and a friend. His contributions to the education of children is outstanding. Through his passion for music he engaged students in performance and developed their musical skills. His happy nature, welcoming smile and his innate ability to put people a ease made every person smile and brought laughter to the ears of everyone and he will always be celebrated for these qualities. 

To honour Mal and to showcase his unique and colourful style of dress, students are encouraged to wear brightly coloured clothes and Hawaiian shirts in place of their school uniform for Malrose Day. The gold coin donation will go to help others battling with cancer so that families and communities can come together to celebrate and fund research so that one day we find a cure.

Posted on 19 May 2017


MHS 2018 Prospectus

Our 2018 Prospectus has moved online.  Visit https://www.melroseprospectus.com [Link]

Posted on 12 May 2017


Enrol at MHS

OPEN NIGHT and Enrolling now for 2018

OPEN NIGHT - Thursday 11 May 2017 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Starting in the Hall with the Principal's address.

Please visit the Education Directorate website [Link] to complete your enrollment for 2018.  All students, including those in our feeder schools, must be enrolled via this portal.

Posted on 26 Apr 2017


Community Consultation - Draft Reconciliation Action Plan

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION WELCOMED

DRAFT Reconciliation Action Plan [Link]
 Melrose High School, Torrens Primary School, Mawson Primary School and Canberra College

Melrose High School and our PEA schools have worked to identify our Reconciliation Actions within this cluster and some of the future actions and areas that need attention within our school communities.  Reconciliation is an ongoing and positive process which the schools in this cluster have identified as one of the core areas of focus for our school communities.  Please read this Draft RAP [Link] and provide feedback or ideas to Helen.Uren-Randall@ed.act.edu.au.  These will be reviewed by a RAP Working Party established across the schools and will include students from different schools within the cluster. 

 

The Process:

This Community Consultation closes on the 12th of May 2017.  At this point, the Working Party will meet to discuss community feedback and address concerns in the RAP, as needed.  The RAP will then be forwarded to Reconciliation Australia for further review and clarification.  From this feedback, the RAP Working Party will reframe elements of the RAP if required, before sending it for final ratification to Reconciliation Australia.

 

We look forward to hearing from our parents/carers and wider school community.

Posted on 12 Apr 2017


Parent Teacher Night

Coming to Parent Teacher Night this afternoon? All interviews will be held on the first floor; entry through the Front Office. Download this handy floor plan or ask our student assistants to help you.http://www.melrosehs.act.edu.au/…/3…/A4_Floorplan_upload.pdf

Posted on 30 Mar 2017


ACTION Buses update

Route 479, 663, 844, 848 and 868 return to normal running.

Commencing: Effective from Wednesday 26 April, 2017.

Reason: From February 2017, diversions were in place to allow for road works and traffic light upgrades, at the intersection of Launceston Street and Eggleston Crescent.

Change to route: School services listed above will no longer divert through this intersection. Works are due to be completed and diversions reverted as from Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Please note, Route 663 diversions will continue to be in place until a later date, Monday 8 May 2017.

 We encourage you to view further information available on the Transport Canberra Website. We would appreciate your assistance in circulating this information using your existing communications channels, such as school emails, newsletters or notices so students and parents can start planning their travel during this time.

We further advise that parents and students are able to use our NXTBUS system to view live bus information for selected stops or stations.

Posted on 28 Mar 2017


Arts tour is fully subscribed

9/10 students please note that there are no more places left on the Arts tour. 

Posted on 27 Mar 2017


Changes to Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) for Kambah residents

The Education Directorate monitors population changes and trends across the ACT and looks at how these changes affects student enrolment in our public schools.  At times, this results in changes to the Priority Enrolment Areas (PEAs) - that is, which suburbs feed into which local school.

Currently, the PEA for residents of Kambah is shared between The Canberra College and Lake Tuggeranong College.  Population changes brought about largely because of the development of Molonglo mean that Kambah’s PEA needs to change.  From the commencement of the 2018 school year 2018 Kambah residents will be a shared PEA suburb for enrolment into Lake Tuggeranong College and Erindale College.

For many Kambah residents this change will be irrelevant as they have already made choices to enrol at either Lake Tuggeranong or Erindale College.  This does not mean that Kambah residents will be unable to apply to attend Canberra College. It just means they will not have priority for enrolment but  their applications will be considered with other non-PEA applications.  This information will be affirmed through the Tuggeranong and South-Weston high school communities in coming days.

Proposed changes to PEAs for a number of schools across the Territory for the 2018 school year can be found on the ACT Education Directorate website. http://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school/priority_placement_areas

Posted on 24 Mar 2017


Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher night is THURSDAY 30 March 3:45-7:00 pm

Emails were sent on WEDNESDAY with details on how to access the Parent Teacher Online booking system

Posted on 23 Mar 2017


Athletics carnival cancelled

Thursday's scheduled athletics carnival has been cancelled due to the forecast rain.  It will be a normal school day.

Posted on 21 Mar 2017


MSATT facility

MSATT Launch at Mt Stromlo

Last Friday (17 March 2017)  the McNamara-Saunders Astronomical Teaching Telescope (MSATT) was launched.  Read an article by the ABC News about the project here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/new-teaching-telescope-at-mt-stromlo/8362848

Posted on 20 Mar 2017


Athletics Carnival

DATE: Thursday 23 March 2017
VENUE: Woden Athletics track – Ainsworth St, Phillip
TIME: 9.00am-3.00pm
TRANSPORT: Students to make their own way to and from the venue.
Students from Tuggeranong can stay on their route bus and go through to Woden Interchange. They can then
walk up past the units and the Cemetery to the track.
COST: Gold coin. Pay at the gate (to cover the ground hire cost)
The Athletics Carnival is a normal school day and, consequently, the Education Directorate requires an explanation
in writing of your child’s absence if they do not attend.

Posted on 20 Mar 2017


Yr 7 camp return - ETA

We have been notified that the expected arrival time back to MHS is now 4:10 pm this afternoon.

Posted on 10 Mar 2017


Year 10 to College Transition Information Session

Year 10 parents and carers,
You are invited to an information session where we will discuss the transition from Year 10 to College.  We will focus on the enrolment process, how parents can support their child through this transition and what the students need to be doing now to be ready.

The session will be held on WEDNESDAY 15 March 2017, from 5:30 – 6:15 pm in the school Library

If you have any enquiries please contact the Year 10 Year coordinators, Susan Boer (susan.boer@ed.act.edu.au) or Garry Douglas (garry.douglas@ed.act.edu.au)

We look forward to working with you and your child through this process.

Posted on 08 Mar 2017


Ride2School day

Friday 17 March 2017

Ride, walk, skate or scoot. 

Posted on 06 Mar 2017


Temporary route change - Route 663

School Service 663 will see a small diversion:

Commencing: Monday 6 March 2017 until further information.

Change to route: Due to roadworks and improvements to the intersection of Eggleston Crescent and Hindmarsh Drive route 663 will be diverted via Chifley.

We encourage you to view this information now available on the Transport Canberra Website. We would further appreciate your assistance in circulating this information using your existing communications channels, such as school emails, newsletters or notices so students and parents can start planning their travel during this time.

We further advise that parents and students are able to use our NXTBUS system to view live bus information for selected stops or stations.

Posted on 27 Feb 2017


MHS School Board Elections

Voting is now open for the two (2) parent and citizen representative positions on the School Board.  All voting must be completed on the official ballot paper available at the Front Office.  Voting will close at 11am, 27 February 2017.  

School Board Candidates

Crystal Mahon
I am the proud parent of two children who currently attend Melrose High School, as well as a secondary school teacher and school leader with 20 years' experience working with students, staff and parents in the ACT school system. I have previously worked at Melrose High School as the Executive Teacher of Student Wellbeing and therefore have considerable knowledge of the school philosophy, policies and processes, and have also been able to maintain many positive connections with current school staff. I have a strong understanding of the roles and responsibilities related to School Board representation as I have previously enacted the roles of parent representative (at Namadgi School) and staff representative at various other schools. I am a passionate advocate for public education and have dedicated my working life to improving outcomes for all students. I look forward to representing the voice of the Melrose parent community - some of the most important stakeholders in effective schools - on the Melrose School Board in 2017.

Stuart McKellar
I have four boys, ages eleven to seventeen, with the middle two at Melrose in Years eight and ten. I’ve been with the board for two years, and would like to continue to represent the Melrose parents and carers in the operations of the school. The regular catch-up with our schools executive, and hearing about school operations and various challenges, present a terrific opportunity to provide a parents perspective to the school, and I’ve enjoyed doing just that. The board seeks input from parents and carers, students, teachers and staff, through their representatives - yes, teacher reps, parent reps, and two students provide reports throughout the year. 

For my boys, I want them to have resilience and a good relationship with other students and teachers, and to respect and consider other opinions. I want them to enjoy learning, and have lots of happiness. I want them to challenge themselves, have  excitement in learning about the world around them; be challenged to improve themselves; and to recognise the joy in doing well, individually, and as a team. I don’t want much really.

And for the school, I would like to help maintain the schools core business, to see the facilities cared for and used well, and have as many students and their families benefit from tours and exchanges and teaching that challenge them with different cultures and values, and for them to learn that others cultures are different, yet equally as valid as their own.

Our main resource is the staff, who need our respect and support to do their work, and for us to recognise them and their often extraordinary efforts. I will support them at every opportunity, and if elected to your school board, I would help you show your appreciation to them too. I am interested to meet other people who want to be actively involved in the school, and contribute more to the outcomes for the children.

I would love to represent the parents and supporters to the Melrose School Board.

Robert Thompson
My son Liam has transferred to Melrose High School this year and I would like the opportunity to join and support his Melrose School community. I am writing to offer my services as a member of the MHS School board. I am a single father of 2 children, one currently at Melrose and one in year 5, who will attend Melrose. I work in the Australian Public Service as a Business Analyst (BA). I am also currently studying for my Masters in Informatics (similar to an MBA). I have previously worked as a Project Manager and I am familiar with the processes for successfully completing projects. I believe that these skills and my enthusiasm to ensure the ongoing success of the school, would enable me to contribute to the work of the board. 

 


  

Posted on 20 Feb 2017


Students with Disability Surveys

The Education Directorate is currently undertaking an evaluation of support for students with disability in Canberra public schools. To inform this work we are seeking a wide variety of views on how we best support both students and schools.

The Directorate is consulting with students, families, school staff, peak bodies and leading practitioners to ensure a wide variety of views are considered.

We would like to invite the Canberra community to contribute to the review process by completing a short survey or providing a written submission. Information on how to contribute is at http://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/students-with-disability-review.

This is an important review and your contribution is greatly appreciated. 

Posted on 20 Feb 2017


Extreme heat

The school community is doing as much as humanly possible to put systems in place to cope with the heat tomorrow. Priority in the afternoon will be given to classes on the top floor moving to cooler locations, followed by the middle floor. Obviously the hottest part of the day is that time around lunch and last lesson. The UV tomorrow will also be extreme.

Staff will work together to help get classes to cooler spots as available and take the following action:
1) Help keep the students hydrated with regular drink breaks
2) Minimise activity in the afternoon sessions and consider a mindfulness/slow/gentle activity
3) Allow students into the corridors where possible and during recess and lunch in particular, we will ring the wet weather bell so students know that they can come inside
4) The library will be open as usual at lunch time
5) Open and supervise an air conditioned space (computer lab) if possible

We advise all parents to ensure that every student has a hat, sunscreen and a drink bottle with water.

Posted on 09 Feb 2017


Canberra Music Tuition

Canberra Music Tuition

Music Lessons for Melrose Students

 

Posted on 07 Feb 2017


MHS School Board - nominations open

Nominations are open for two (2) Parents and citizens members on the MHS School Board.  The term is for two (2) years and has duties as stated in the SCHOOL BOARD MANUAL .  If you would like to nominate for a position please complete the NOMINATION FORM and return it to the locked box in the Front Office or email to ruth.mahon@ed.act.edu.au.  All nominations must be received by 11am, Monday 13 February 2017.  Nomination forms are available from the link above or at the Front office.

Any further inquiries can be directed to the Assistant Returning Officer -  Ruth Mahon ruth.mahon@ed.act.edu.au

Posted on 02 Feb 2017


MHS Swimming Carnival

The Information and Permission note regarding the MHS Swimming Carnival being held on Friday 17 February 2017 has been uploaded to the NOTES page as well as emailed to families.  Please note that this is a compulsory school day and if your child does not attend you will need to contact the Rolls Office to provide details of their absence (rollsoffice@melrosehs.act.edu.au) .

To assist us in preparing for the event please return the note promptly. 

If you are unable to print a copy of this note please ask your child to pop into the library where they can pick one up. 

Posted on 01 Feb 2017


World's Greatest Shave

The Melrose High School Community is doing our bit to raise funds for research and support to those with the many forms of blood cancer. You can support us by sponsoring our efforts as we once again prepare to Shave on Thursday 16 March 2017.  You can donate at our team page, any amount would be gratefully accepted.

Posted on 30 Jan 2017


School Bus Services

Details of all school and regular bus services are now available for parents and students to begin planning their journeys. We ask that parents and students familiarise themselves with the most suitable route, times and stop locations for their children before the school term commences.

School bus services are available to school students only however, parents with young children may apply to travel on these services for a few weeks to help their child get used to bus travel. Please use the links below for further information on our bus services: 

School bus timetables

Regular bus timetables 

We are urging parents and students to check MyWay cards and top up if required. MyWay cards can be topped up automatically using the handy autoload service, online, over the phone via the Transport Canberra information line (13 17 10), or in person with a MyWay recharge agent. Passengers who top up using Autoload attract a further 5% discount on all fares.

New bus fares came into effect on 14 January 2017. Single trip concessions cash fares cost $2.50 and MyWay fares are now $1.16. School Students are almost $60 a month better off when using MyWay rather than paying a cash fare to and from school. Parents and students can find more information at transport.act.gov.au or by calling 13 17 10.

Posted on 23 Jan 2017


2017 Start dates

Monday 30 January 2017
All Year 7 students and New Year 8-10 Students plus Year 10 Peer Support Leaders.
Please assemble in the hall at 8:50 am for a Welcome Assembly.

Tuesday 31 January 2017
All students return.  Please assemble outside the hall at 8:50 am for a Welcome Assembly.

Please note that the Front Office will be closed from 4 pm Friday 16 December 2016 until  9 am Tuesday 24 January 2017.  If you need to contact us please email frontoffice@melrosehs.act.edu.au as this will be monitored over the break.

Posted on 16 Dec 2016


2016 Melrose Magazine

Here is the link to download the extended version of the Melrose Magazine 2016. [Link]

Posted on 09 Dec 2016


Semester Awards

We look forward to celebrating Semester 2 achievements with families.

FRIDAY 9 December 2016

Year 9 - 9 am

Year 8 - 10 am 

Year 7 - 11:25 am 

Posted on 08 Dec 2016


Locker Cleanout

All lockers must be empty and cleaned out before Friday 9th December.

Posted on 02 Dec 2016


Swim and Skate Permission forms

We look forward to celebrating the 2016 school year with our  Year 7 to 9 students at our whole school activities day at Phillip Skate and Swim on Wednesday 14 December.

Permission notes are available at:

Swim and Skate Medical Information and Consent Form

Swim and Skate Permission

These should be completed and provided to the Front Office with payment of $20 by Friday 9 December 2016.

Posted on 29 Nov 2016


Book Pack Lists 2017

Please find attached the Basic Book Pack Requirements for 2017. These stationary supplies can be purchased at any store you wish to use. Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding the Book Packs.

LSU Book Pack 2017

Year 7 Book Pack 2017

Year 8 Book Pack 2017

Year 9 Book Pack 2017

Year 10 Book Pack 2017

Posted on 24 Nov 2016


Yr 10 End Of Year activities

Information regarding the Yr 10 Formal and Graduation has been uploaded to the Notes page of the website.  Read it here YR 10 EOY Formal and Graduation information

Posted on 25 Oct 2016


2017 BYOD Meeting

2017 - Melrose High School is going fully BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for all students. There will be an information evening for parents of current Year 6, Year 8 and Year 9 students on Monday 24 October at 5:30pm in the Library. Please contact info@melrosehs.act.edu.au if you require more information. We hope to see you there.

Posted on 20 Oct 2016


School Transitions

For some really handy hints on moving from Primary school to High School or High School to College watch the videos below.

 

 

 

Posted on 17 Oct 2016


2017 Enrolments

Applications for Enrolment in Melrose High School

2017

We are now accepting applications for enrolment at Melrose High school for 2017.

If you would like to be considered for enrolment in 2017 please complete the online enrolment form.

https://form.act.gov.au/smartforms/landing.htm?formCode=1087

You will then be contacted by the school for an interview, at which time we would request that you provide us with copies of recent reports, proof of address and any other supporting documentation that will assist with enrolment.

If you would like to look at our prospectus or any other information about the school please look at the schools website or Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MelroseHSCanberra

 

Posted on 23 Sep 2016


Athletics Carnival Cancelled

Due to the bad weather forecast for Thursday the 15th of September the athletics carnival has been cancelled. Classes will continue as normal.

Posted on 14 Sep 2016


Parent Teacher Interviews

Students will receive their Term 3 Progress reports today.  Additionally an email on how to access Parent Teacher Online (PTO) portal to book interview times for Parent/Teacher night on Wednesday 14 September 2016 has been sent.  This portal is only available to parents/carers who have given permission to access the portal.  Alternate booking instructions for those with no permissions have been emailed to families .  The PTO portal will go live at 3:30 pm Friday (9 September 2016) and can be accessed by clicking the link PARENT TEACHER ONLINE

Posted on 09 Sep 2016


BPA 2017

Big Picture Academy 2017

Posted on 22 Aug 2016


ThinkUknow

Melrose High School will be hosting a ThinkUKnow presentation on Wednesday 27 July 2016 at 6 pm in the School Library and all parents, carers and teachers are encouraged to attend.

ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way.

ThinkUKnow Australia is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank. The program is delivered in collaboration with policing partners New South Wales Police Force, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Western Australia Police, as well as Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

The presentation will be delivered by a local law enforcement member and an industry volunteer. The presentation covers issues relating to children and young peoples’ privacy and security online, their relationships with other users and their online reputation. It provides insight into the devices young people are using, as well as the popular websites, apps and social networking sites they’re accessing.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about young people and the online environment, and how you can help them to be safe and responsible users of technology.

For more information, you can visit www.thinkuknow.org.au

Posted on 19 Jul 2016


Changes to ACTION school bus routes

On Monday 29 August 2016, ACTION will be introducing a revised timetable for all normal weekday route services and some dedicated school services. This is part of our commitment to continually revise and improve our current timetable. 
We continually monitor the network using performance data and identify areas for improvement. As a result we are able to address issues such as on time running and service reliability. 

Your current dedicated school service has been reviewed and improvements have been made. Affected routes include: 
• Route 568 – This service will arrive 2 minutes earlier at 8:27am 
• Route 589 – This service will commence 3 minutes earlier at 7:36am 
• Route 678 – This service will commence 2 minutes earlier at 7:52am 
• Route 692 – This service will commence 3 minutes earlier at 7:36am 
• Route 629 – This service will finish 3 minutes earlier at 4:12pm 
• Route 697 – This service will finish 3 minutes earlier at 4:10pm 
• Route 888 – This service will finish 2 minutes earlier at 4:17pm 

A detailed list of all changes is now attached and maps and directions are available on the Transport Canberra website – www.transport.act.gov.au 

Posted on 19 Jul 2016


ACTION Buses - Code of Conduct

Students who travel on ACTION Buses are advised to read the Code of Conduct for travel on buses within the ACT

Posted on 18 Jul 2016


2017 Yr 7 Acceptance of offer

By now you should have received the email of letter of offer for your student for Year 7 2017 at Melrose High School. If you have not received this email can you please contact the school as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who has already accepted the offer by supplying the school with a copy of your student’s birth certificate/passport and a proof of residence such as a utility bill (please note we can not accept a rates notice as a proof of residence).

A quick reminder that we require the your acceptance or decline of our offer by 18 July 2016. A copy of your student’s birth certificate/passport and Proof of residence can be emailed to frontoffice@melrosehs.act.edu.au

Once we receive your acceptance the enrolment pack will be posted to you, however due to the holiday break this may not happen until school commences for Term 3, in which case could you please return all forms as soon as possible after receiving the pack.

Once again we welcome your student to Melrose High School.

Posted on 06 Jul 2016


Semester awards ceremonies

Please join us in celebrating the achievements and efforts of our students.

FRIDAY 1 July 2016 - In the Hall

Year 7 : 9 am
Year 8: 10 am
Year 9: 11:25 am
Year 10: 12:25 pm

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Posted on 30 Jun 2016


News from ACTION buses

ACTION bus services will be disrupted on Tuesday 28 June 2016 to allow for a meeting to be held of all drivers. From 10am to 2pm on Tuesday 28 June 2016 there will be no ACTION bus services in operation. During this time drivers will attend a meeting with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) to be briefed on and vote on new shift arrangements.

 

To allow our drivers to come off the road for the meeting in the morning and for services to start back up in the afternoon, there will also be limited bus services available from 9:30am to 10am and 2pm to 2:30pm.

 

The meeting with drivers has been scheduled outside peak travel times to minimise inconvenience to our customers. School and special needs services, including the Flexible Bus Service, WILL NOT be affected. 

 

For more information please visit www.action.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10.

Posted on 22 Jun 2016


Year 7 2017 enrolments

Although the official enrolment period has closed Melrose High School is still accepting online enrolments. If you wish to apply to Melrose High School please do so as soon as possible at the link below
http://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school
Please contact the school if you require any assistance with the online enrolment application.

Posted on 01 Jun 2016


MHS Football Precinct construction zone

Parents are requested to inform their child of the new traffic arrangements due to the fencing off of the ovals.   Commencing Monday 6 June the upgrade to our school oval will begin and the oval will be fenced off. Students are asked to maintain their own safety by staying out of the building site. Access to the school from the Mawson bus hub (Athlon Drive), will be along the footpaths on Beasley and Marr streets to the front of the school. There will also be an intersection for truck access on the Beasley street side of the oval, this is monitored by the builders traffic controllers for truck access. Students are to follow the instructions of those traffic controllers.  The work will be completed for the start of 2017 school year.

PLAN of the Works [links]
SETOUT Plan
Surface Plan

Posted on 31 May 2016


2017 Year 7 Enrolments

A quick reminder that enrolment applications for Year 7 2017 will close on 27 May 2016. Please use the following link to complete the enrolment application online

http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school

Please contact the school if you require assistance with the online application.

Enrolment packs will be sent out to all successful applicants on 24 June 2016.

Posted on 19 May 2016


Canberra College Open Night

TUESDAY 17 May 2016 6-8 pm

Posted on 17 May 2016


2017 MHS Prospectus

Download your copy [LINK] now

Posted on 16 May 2016


Rescheduled Car park closure

Rescheduled Car park closure - Car park #1 (Front office entry) will be closed on WEDNESDAY 11 May from 7 am until approx. 11am. Please use Car park #2 near the Hall for drop off and parking.

Posted on 09 May 2016


NAPLAN - message to parents

Dear parents, NAPLAN testing starts on Tuesday next week. The school is under renovation with the roofing project and we are having the testing in classroom spaces which will cause some disruption to the normal patterns of the school day for all teachers and students. The school will be providing drinking water and a healthy snack after the testing but it is advised that students start the day with a good breakfast and bring their water bottle to fill up.All students will be reminded about their participation and the importance of trying to do their best as well as allowing everyone else the opportunity to do the same.
Simon Vaughan
Principal

Posted on 03 May 2016


Car park closure

Car park #1 Temporary closure
Parents and carers are advised that Car park #1 will be closed for student drop off and pick up on Monday 9 May 2016

Posted on 03 May 2016


School Board Election results

The following persons have been elected to the Melrose High School Board.
Parent member: Craig Jones
Student member: Natalee Mosslar
Staff members: Ben Duggan & Helen Uren- Randall  (Casual vacancy)

Congratulations and thank you to all who nominated. 

Posted on 04 Apr 2016


PTO

Parent Teacher Interviews

Students will receive their Term 1 Progress reports on Wednesday 23 March at 3:05pm.  Included with the reports will be instructions on how to log into the Parent Teacher Online (PTO) portal to book interview times for Parent/Teacher night on Thursday 31 March 2016.  This portal is only available to parents/carers who have given permission to access the portal.  Alternate booking instructions are included with the reports for those who do not have access to the portal.  The PTO portal will go live at 3:15 pm Wednesday (23 March 2016) and can be accessed by clicking the link PARENT TEACHER ONLINE

Posted on 22 Mar 2016


Introducing the School Board Candidates

We have three nominees vying for one Parent and Citizens position on the Melrose High School Board.  Voting opens Monday 22 February at 11 am and closes Monday 29 February at 11 am.  Voting slips must be picked up from the Front Office during business hours and returned to the locked box by close of voting.  There is no electronic voting.  Below is an introductory statement for each of the candidates.

Craig JonesI have two children at Melrose High School and have been on the School Board for the last two years.  I have a strong interest in ensuring that the school is able to provide the best possible education for our children and I actively contribution to agenda items.  Professionally I have an Information Technology and Project Management background with Government and the Private sector.  This experience has helped me contribute to the Board practices and curriculum developed by the school staff.  I am keen to continue my involvement with the Board, particularly with the introduction of "bring your own devices" and online education.  I feel my background will provide valuable input as the school evolves over the next few years with the next generation of education.

Boushra MahfoudMy name is Boushra, I am a mother for 2 children at Melrose High School. I hold a secretary position at my work, a role which demands excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent liaison and relationship building skills, and consistently excellent administration and management skills. I have a high level of personal commitment and unquestionable personal honesty and integrity.  I am a highly organised, an excellent communicator, and a builder of productive relationships.I would like bring these skills to Melrose High School and assist with the School Board.

Tim PotterHi, my Name is Tim Potter and I would love to be involved in the Melrose High School Board. My son Sterling started year 7 at Melrose this year and in 3 years Charlotte will also be joining.  I hope to be given the chance to take an active part in the Melrose community for the next 7 years.  I have enjoyed the last six years on a Victorian primary school council as vice president and the representative on the finance committee. I believe in smooth running management to allow the true character of the school to flourish through the teachers and students.  A school is central to many communities and needs to be a role model for students who are being educated in life as well as studies.

For more information on the voting process please contact the Assistant Returning Officer  at ruth.mahon@ed.act.edu.au

Posted on 19 Feb 2016


CMT Music Lessons

Posted on 16 Feb 2016


Swimming Carnival Change of Date

Dear Parents/Carers 

Due to an oversight by the Phillip and Ice-skating Centre we have had to move the date of the swimming Carnival. 

The new date is: Tuesday March 1 2016, 8.55am -3.10pm 

All other details remain the same. 

A reminder, that students must return their signed note to me before they can swim. They must also complete a swim test on the day.  Notes are available from the NOTES section of the website. 

Peter Langridge

P.E Coordinator

Posted on 16 Feb 2016


Astronomical Teaching Telescope

Astronomical Teaching Telescope

Posted on 12 Feb 2016


Year 7 Welcome Night - 17 February 2016

Posted on 10 Feb 2016


Reminders

School photos

School Photos will be on Monday 8 February. Photo envelopes will be sent home on Thursday 4 February. The envelope and payment are to be given directly to the Photographer on the day.

 

Swimming Carnival

The Melrose High School annual Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday 19 February 2016 at Phillip Pool.  Notes regarding the carnival were emailed home last year and these need to be returned by students to their Roll Group Teacher by Friday 12 February at the latest.  If you need another copy of the note it can be found at http://www.melrosehs.act.edu.au/our_community/notes.  Thank you for your assistance with this.

 

Posted on 03 Feb 2016


MHS 2016 School Board Nominations

If you are keen to contribute to the governance of Melrose High School, then the School Board needs you. The 2016 School Board has a vacancy for one (1) Parent representative and one (1) staff representative. These positions will be for a term of 2 years. Staff are also advised that there is also one (1) casual Board position with a term of 1 year.  Nominations open 11 am, Monday 1 February 2016 and will close 11 am, Monday 15 February 2016.

To nominate please fill out the NOMINATION FORM and return it to school by the closing date.  Details of how to submit the form are listed on the form.  In the event of several persons nominating, an election will be held from Monday 22 February 2016.

Posted on 01 Feb 2016


Getting to school with ACTION BUSES

For very important information regarding traveling to school on ACTION BUSES, please visit the ACTION website at https://www.action.act.gov.au/news/news_articles/tips-to-help-you-get-back-to-school-ready

Posted on 28 Jan 2016