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Young Carer Bursary

The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education. The program offers a limited number of bursaries of up to $3,000 each year. Young carers across Australia can apply from late July until early September.

For more details visit

If you need assistance filling in the form please have a chat to Mark (Youth Worker), Jess ( School Health Nurse) or Anne (Psychologist).


Posted on 17 Jul 2019

Semester Awards

The Semester 1 Awards will be handed out at ceremonies on Wednesday 3 July 2019 (Week 10).
Malcolm Barlow Hall.  Parking available in car park #2

Year 7 & 8: 9:30am - 11am
Year 9 & 10: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Invitations will be sent by email the parents/carers of students receiving awards on Tuesday 25 June 2019 however everyone is welcome to attend to celebrate the achievements and efforts of our students.

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

Parent Engagement Session #4

We welcome you to our fourth Parent Engagement Session for the year on Monday, 17 June 2019 from 4.45-6 pm in the Melrose Library.  The focus of this session will be Self Harm Explained.

4.45-5.00: Light refreshments
5.00-5:05 pm: Meet & Greet and Acknowledgement
5:10 – 5:50: Keynote Presenter: Nicola Whitelaw- Clinical Development Nurse for the School Youth Health Nurse Program
5:45 – 6:00 pm: Workshops and Presentations- Questions and Answers

Self harm Explained

Why self harm?
What can I look out for?
How can I support my young person at home?
What supports are available at school.

Posted on 06 Jun 2019

Prospectus 2020

The 2020 Edition of the Melrose High School Prospectus can be accessed here:

Posted on 15 May 2019

Parent Engagement Session #3

TOPIC: Literacy and Numeracy
Keynote speaker:  Jack Heath (author) - Literacy: why is it important?

Focus Groups: Read & Write for Google, GRiN and MaqLit

5-5:15 pm: Refreshments and welcome
5:15-6:15 pm: Keynote speeches
6:15 - 6:30 pm: Q & A panel
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Focus groups


Posted on 09 May 2019

ACT School Sport

Interested in finding out more about ACT School Sport?  Read the latest updates in the ACT SPORT BULLETIN [Link]

Posted on 08 May 2019

Transport Canberra - Updated Bus Timetables

Transport Canberra's new timetable updates are effective from Monday 29 April.  Please follow the link to access the Melrose High School services [Link]

Posted on 26 Apr 2019

Come and see what Melrose has to offer

Posted on 08 Apr 2019

School Board Election results

We are excited to announce the following candidates were successful in the recent School Board elections and now commence their two-year term:

Parent Representatives: Sally Bower and Fiona Loaney  
Staff Representative: Mark Baldwin
Student Representative: Emma Loaney

Many thanks to all the nominees, we appreciate your commitment to our school community. 


Posted on 02 Apr 2019

Progress and Attendance Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews

Term 1 progress reports, as well as attendance reports, have been emailed out today. If you have not received the Progress Report firstly check your SPAM or JUNK MAIL folder before emailing us on

All attendance discrepancies (Absent or Unjustified) need to be explained by emailing the Rolls Office on

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 3:45 - 7 PM.   Bookings are managed through the Parent Teacher Online (PTO) portal and login information has been emailed this afternoon.  PTO will open at 9 AM on Thursday 28 March and close at 12 noon on Tuesday 2 April.

Posted on 27 Mar 2019

Parent Teacher Night

Posted on 08 Mar 2019

Parent Engagement #2

Topic: Gender, sexuality and safe behaviours

5-5:20 pm: Community stalls, meet & greet with Student Services team, light supper
5:20-6:20 pm: Keynote speaker: Jen Lewis from Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT.
6:20 - 7 pm: Community stalls 

Posted on 08 Mar 2019

Year 7 camp

Going on the Year 7 Camp?  DOWNLOAD the packing list 

Not going on the Year 7 camp?  We will have a fun program for you to participate in back here at school. 

Posted on 28 Feb 2019

School Board Elections

We have eight (8) parent candidates for two (2) Parent and Citizen positions on the MHS School Board so we now move to the election phase of the process.  Voting opens at 11 am Monday 25 February 2019 and closes at 11 am Monday 4 March 2019.   Official voting slips can be picked up from the Front Office from 11 am Monday 25 February 2019.  All voting must be done on the official voting slip, there is no capacity for email or proxy voting.  All votes must be returned to the Locked Box in the Front Office by 11 am Monday 4 March 2019.  Each parent/carer of a student at Melrose is entitled to vote.

If you have any questions regarding this process please do not hesitate to email Ruth Mahon (Assistant Returning Officer, Melrose High School Board) on


Posted on 25 Feb 2019

Year 7 Meet the Teacher

Posted on 20 Feb 2019

Swimming Carnival

STUDENTS! Get on board the bus and join us at the Annual Swimming Carnival being held at Queanbeyan Pool on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Please note that as we will be hiring coaches to transport students to and from the pool there is a deadline for payment and return of notes of FRIDAY 22 February.

Tuesday 26 February is a formal school day so nonattendance at the carnival needs to explained by contacting the Rolls Office on 6142 0703 or by email on

We look forward to having all students participating in and supporting their School Houses.



Posted on 14 Feb 2019


School Photo day is this FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2019.  Please ensure your child is in full school uniform as all students will be photographed regardless of whether you are purchasing photos

Purchasing Photos:
If a student has not received their payment envelope they should visit the student window to collect it BEFORE FRIDAY.  Please do not send payments to the school before the day,

Sibling/Family photos - only students who present a Siblings Presentation order form to the photographer on photo day will have their sibling/family photo taken.  Envelopes are available from the FRONT OFFICE.  A discount applies for families with 3 or more children.  After purchasing individual packs for each child, a Sibling Presentation Pack of your choice will be free.

Posted on 13 Feb 2019

Back to school schedule

Monday 4 February 2019

All Year 7 students and new to Melrose Year 8-10 students. Please meet in the Hall at 8:50 am for the Welcome Assembly.  Parents are invited to stay.  Parking is available in Car Park # 2 adjacent to the Hall.  

  • Year 7 students will be dismissed from the Hall at 3:10 pm
  • NEW Year 8-10 students can leave after they get their timetable and chat with their Year Co.

Tuesday 5 February 2019

All students will meet outside the Hall for Assembly at 8:50 am.  Tuesday's timetable will be modified.

Posted on 22 Jan 2019

2019 Stationery Requirements

Download the 2019 stationery requirements HERE.

All students are required to bring a FULLY CHARGED Chromebook or similar device to school every day. 

Posted on 14 Jan 2019

2019 School Board nominations

In 2019 the following positions will become vacant on the Melrose High School Board:
2 x Parent and Citizens Members
1 x Staff Member
1 x Student Member
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

Nominations will open on Monday 4 February 2019 and you will be forwarded nomination forms and instructions prior to the nominations opening.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Mahon, Assistant Returning Officer

Posted on 21 Dec 2018

Semester 2 Awards

The Semester Award ceremonies celebrate the achievement and efforts of our students.  We welcome you to join us in celebrating our student successes.  Each ceremony will be held in the Malcolm Barlow Hall on Friday 14 December 2018.  Parking is available in Car Park #2.

Ceremony times:

Year 7 -  9 am
Year 8 - 10 am
Year 9 - 11:25 am

Posted on 12 Dec 2018

Christmas Markets

THURSDAY 6 December 2019, 5-8 pm

Posted on 06 Dec 2018

Parent engagement session #3 - Transitions

Melrose High School invites you to join us on Monday 19 November 2018 at 5.30-7pm for our third Parent Engagement Session, focussing on Year 6/7 and Year 10/11 transitions.

At this Parent Engagement Session we will share the following information:

  • 5.30-5.45pm – come and meet key Melrose High School staff
  • 5.45-6.10pm – Keynote presentation- managing change, what to expect at times of transition and how to support your young person. Delivered by: Careers & Transition Senior Manager, Penelope Butt & Careers & Transition Program Manager, Lucia Ciccarone
  • 6.10-7pm – Breakout sessions

Year 6/7 Parents

  • Hear from a current Year 7 student and parent regarding their experience with transition
  • Hear from the current Year 7 Coordinator, Charles McIntosh about his first year
  • Meet the 2019 Year 7 Coordinators, Shannon McAlister & Dane Wells as they share what to expect in 2019

Year 10/11 Parents

Parents will break into four smaller groups based on the college their young person is attending, each session will be as follows:

Lake Tuggeranong College – Helen Uren-Randall

  • What does Day One look like for students at Lake Tuggeranong College (LTC)?
  • How do LTC parent/carers get information about their young person?
  • Packages- what does this mean?
  • Q&A

Narrabundah College – Glenda Nimmo

  • Q&A

Erindale College – Vanessa Sergeant

  • What does Day One look like for  Erindale College (EC) students?
  • Packages, points, majors and minors
  • Opportunities at EC – making the most of the college experience
  • How to succeed at college
  • Q&A

 Canberra College – Richard Johnston

  • Student life at Canberra College
  • Overview of the opportunities for students.
  • Packages - what does this mean?
  • Q&A

We look forward to seeing you there, please RSVP by email to

Posted on 16 Nov 2018

We invite you to the Teaching and Learning Expo

Thursday 15 November 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Malcolm Barlow Hall.

Posted on 06 Nov 2018

Elective Selections open for Years 7, 8 & 9

Elective selections are open for Year 7, 8 and 9 from Tuesday 30 October until Friday 9 November.  Students should check their school email for details.

Language and Elective selections for year 6 students will open from Wednesday 7 November until Friday 16 November 2018.  Further instructions will be emailed on 7 November.

Read the Elective Handbook here

Check out the Arts/Tech faculty video

Posted on 30 Oct 2018

Term 4 Lunchtime activities

Posted on 29 Oct 2018

Big Picture Information Session

Posted on 12 Oct 2018

ThinkUKnow Cyber Safety Presentation

From 4:30 pm in the Library the following services will be present for you to engage with:
The Conflict Resolution Service, Men's Link, Relationships Australia & The Woden Youth Centre along with the MHS Year Coordinators and Executives. Come and enjoy some refreshments and a chat before the ThinkUknow Presentation which starts at 5:30 pm.

Posted on 12 Oct 2018

Families and Community Evening

Thank you to all our wonderful families who continue to support our students to be successful at Melrose High School. Teachers at Melrose genuinely appreciate the partnership we have with parents and carers, and we know how important it is for you to be involved in your child’s learning.

To continue building a positive partnership with families at Melrose, our team has organised a Families and Community Evening on Monday 17 September from 4.30-6.30pm  in the MHS Library with a presentation from Headspace. The evening is focused on mental health and connecting our families with both the Melrose team and local community services. Parents and carers are welcome to drop in at any time. 

4.30pm – Melrose Student Services Team  - come and meet the Year Coordinators, Youth Support Worker, School Psychologist, Indigenous Education Officer and Executive Team. 
5.30pm – Presentation from Headspace on student mental health. 
5:50pm – Community stalls for parents to connect with local support organisations including: Menslink, Woden Community Centre, PCYC, Gugan Gulwan, OneLink, Carers ACT, YMCA, Smith Family etc.
6:30pm – Evening concludes. 

We hope that this evening will help families to engage with these services. Remember that if you need support with your child, you are always welcome to contact their Year Coordinator. Additionally, I encourage you to sign up to attend our Parent/Teacher Night on Thursday.

If you are interested in attending, please email  to help with catering; however, there is no need to RSVP. 

Posted on 13 Sep 2018

2018 ACT Public Education Awards

A reminder that nominations for the 2018 ACT Public Education Awards: Celebrating Excellence close this Friday 24 August 2018.

The Directors School Improvement encourage you to discuss these awards within your school community, networks, and nominate the people in your school who are going above and beyond their expected duties to make a real difference to the lives of students and the school community. As you know, these awards provide an important opportunity to showcase the great work happening in our schools, highlight achievements and recognise contributions to our system.

Further information including the online nomination form is available here

For further information or to request assistance with the online form please contact the Workforce Strategy team on 6205 4360 or email

Posted on 21 Aug 2018

QCity and Transborder Bus service updates

Please note the schedule of changes to school bus service route numbers for services which operate to and from Melrose High School which will come into effect from Monday 3rd September 2018. 
These changes are being implemented to improve the provision of consistent, accurate and easily identifiable bus services across regional New South Wales and improve customer access to current transport information. 
The naming and numbering of school routes will be updated as detailed on the Schedule of School Route Service Changes attached.  
In addition, a full listing of the new school route numbers will be available on the Qcity Transit website, prior to the changes coming into effect on the 3rd September 2018. 
During a transition period of one month, all school bus services will display the current/old bus number and the new bus number to ensure students and teacher can clearly identify them.

Further queries can be directed to the Qcity Transit website, call Qcity Transit on (02) 6299 3722 or contact TfNSW directly on 131500.


Current Bus No.

New Bus No.


Coming From (AM)/Going To (PM):




Queanbeyan Interchange




Tharwa Rd and Jerrabomberra




Uriarra Village




Queanbeyan Interchange




Jerrabomberra, North Terrace and Tharwa Rd




Uriarra Village

Posted on 21 Aug 2018

Link to Student Satisfaction Survey

Please use your Student Number to access the survey 

School Code: MLRH 

Posted on 15 Aug 2018

School Satisfaction Survey

2018 School Satisfaction Survey - Information for Parents and Carers

The 2018 School Satisfaction Surveys will be conducted from 14 August to 3 September 2018. Parents and carers, school staff and students (in years 5 to 12) will be asked to participate in these important surveys. The survey results will contribute to school research and improvement processes.  Although the survey is voluntary, we hope you will want to participate. It won’t take much of your time and will help us improve our school for your child and future students. A letter or email about the parent and carer survey will be sent to you in August. The key ACT results from the 2017 School Satisfaction Surveys have been published on the Education Directorate website ( and a summary of our school results is provided in our 2017 School Board Report.

Student Surveys will be conducted online during class time in August. The survey results will contribute to our school improvement processes and will also be used in public interest research projects and longitudinal studies aimed at improving the quality of services in the ACT.

The survey includes general satisfaction items together with the school climate module, which covers relationships with other students and teachers, connection to the school, student well-being and engagement in learning. This module is part of a longitudinal study being conducted in partnership with researchers at the Australian National University. Student identification numbers will be used at the start of the survey to confirm the identity of students and to enable survey responses to be linked over time and with administrative and performance data. Linking data in this way will help researchers to assess the relationship between improvements in school climate and educational outcomes and enable a more informative understanding of patterns over time. No personal information will be provided to any school or college.

The Australian National University and the Education Directorate will handle all personal information in accordance with the Territory Privacy Principles set out in the Information Privacy Act 2014. Details about how personal information is stored and used are available in our Privacy Policy (available at
The participation of all students in years 5 to 12 will be extremely useful and valuable in finding out what we do well and where we can improve. The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete.
If having read the information above you do not want your child/ren to participate in this voluntary survey please contact the front office ( ) by 12 pm, 13 August 2018 so that we can exclude them from the survey.

Posted on 10 Aug 2018

Schools Day Out - Raiders Rugby League

Go Melrose Community! Let's push our tally even higher. Remember to use the Ticketek code: MHS18
Wow! The first 2018 Schools Day Out game is already here this weekend! How time flies. 
Ticket sales are building up, with our current prize ladder* sitting at:
FIRST – Melrose High
SECOND – Harrison School
THIRD – Kingsford Smith School
*As at 7 August 2018
Tickets are still on sale for Raiders v Tigers this weekend, and Raiders v Roosters Sunday 19 August, so get in quick to help your school win some new sporting equipment. 
The competition is still close with all schools in contention, so every ticket counts! 
If you are heading to the game this weekend, take some photos and post on social media using #RaidersSchoolsDayOut
As always, please let us know if you have any questions about the Schools Day Out Promotion.

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Posted on 07 Aug 2018

Semester award ceremonies

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

FRIDAY 6 July 2018 - In the Malcolm Barlow 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.

Please use carpark #2 

Posted on 05 Jul 2018

Entertainment Night - Thursday 5 July

Melrose High School's major performing arts showcase night is on again! Featuring a jam packed program of our talented music, dance, drama and digital media students, along with a visual art display. There will also be drinks and snacks available for purchase. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are for sale online now from trybooking: , so be sure to get yours before they sell out!

$6 Student
$12 Adult
$30 Family

Posted on 03 Jul 2018

Teaching & Learning Expo

Melrose High School is proud to host its third 21st Century Fluency Expo on the 28 June 2018 from 4.30 - 6.30pm and invites you to come and hear from students and staff.

Teachers of Melrose High School support students to be critical and innovative thinkers, and develop their problem solving skills to be ready for their changing futures. Through the modernising of their pedagogy, they have engaged the 21st Century Fluencies within their teaching practice to support students to take ownership of their learning. This Expo showcases the learning outcomes of students who have engaged in the Fluencies and demonstrates their successes as independent learners.

We look forward to sharing this Expo with you all.

Posted on 28 Jun 2018

Mark Baldwin is toast

Breakfast Club

Melrose High School Breakfast Club Program starts Thursday 14 June and will provide a healthy breakfast for students two mornings a week, Monday and Thursday between 7.45- 8:50am. It will run out of the Kitchen in room 141, for all students however specifically for those who may otherwise arrive at school hungry. Research shows that one in four children arrive at school not having eaten breakfast, which can affect their learning and attendance. 
The Breakfast Club will be about more than providing a healthy start to the day. It will be a great place for adults to be positive role models for healthy eating and also provide a safe and welcoming environment and a positive start to student’s school days.

Posted on 31 May 2018


Students who live in our Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) and are currently in year 6, will be given automatic enrolment at Melrose High, however the Online enrolment process still needs to be completed to ensure a place is secured. All enrolment in ACT Public Schools is now managed Online through the Education Directorate website.

Applications for 2019 enrolment will open Monday 30 April (subject to confirmation by the Education Directorate).  Please complete your enrolment before 9am, 11 June 2018.

Posted on 14 May 2018

Open Night - Thursday 11 May 5:30 pm

Join us for Open Night on Thursday 10 May 2018.  The session starts at 5:30 pm in the School Hall with the Principal's address, then tour each Faculty to meet our staff and see the great work our students are producing.  The Library will be open if you need assistance with your online enrolment application.


Students who live in our Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) and are currently in year 6, will be given automatic enrolment at Melrose High, however the Online enrolment process still needs to be completed to ensure a place is secured. All enrolment in ACT Public Schools is now managed Online through the Education Directorate website.

Applications for 2019 enrolment will open Monday 30 April (subject to confirmation by the Education Directorate).  Please complete your enrolment before 9am, 11 June 2018.

Posted on 04 May 2018

Come and Try Days for Year 6 Students

Students are given an opportunity to participate in a range of classes throughout the day giving them a taste of daily life at Melrose High School.

Thursday 3 May 2018: Students from Farrer and Torrens Primary only

Friday 4 May 2018: Students from Mawson Primary and other interested students

Bookings essential for interested students not attending the listed Primary schools -ph. 6142 0700 or email

Posted on 10 Apr 2018

Parent Teacher Night

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 April 2018 from 3:45-7pm.

To make an interview appointment log into the PTO portal at

An email with Log in details has been sent to families. 

Posted on 04 Apr 2018

Appointment of the MHS School Board

The Returning Officer has made the following appointments to the Melrose High School Board:

Permanent vacancies 

Mr Benjamin Patrick Duggan -Staff Member

Mr Arron Scolnik - Parents and Citizens Member

Ms Hana Franklin -Student Member

Casual vacancies

Ms Catherine Prosser - Parents and Citizens Member

Miss Sonja Milenkovic - Student Member

Please join us in welcoming the members to the Board.  

Posted on 23 Mar 2018

Athletics Carnival

The annual Melrose High School Athletics Carnival will be held on Monday 9 April at the Phillip Athletics track.  Linked HERE [Link] is information, permission and medical forms.  Please ensure these are returned to the Roll Group teacher as soon as possible to allow us to prepare for the event.

The Athletics carnival is a normal school day that is relocated to Woden Athletics track and consequently, the Education Directorate requires an explanation in writing of your child’s absence if they do not attend.  Please use the appropriate section in the linked document to do this.

Hard copies of this note are available from the Library or the Student Window.

Posted on 20 Mar 2018

School Photos

We would like to remind you that there are only 7 days left to get our discounted prices. 

Click on the link below to view and order your child's images:

FREE SHIPPING is offered for orders placed in the first 10 days. Enter REBATE CODE: FREEPOST18 at the checkout. You still will be able to purchase after this time although additional P&H fee will be charged.

 Please don't hesitate to email if you have any questions, 

Warm Regards,

Pieta, Nicole and the Grin and Bear It Photography Team

Posted on 16 Mar 2018

2018 Academic Competitions

Students are invited to enter a range of academic competitions aimed at challenging their knowledge.  Subject areas include Science, Mathematics, English, Languages, Geography and Digital Technologies.  The entry form is available from the NOTES section of the website or from the Library.

Posted on 05 Mar 2018

School Board elections - Meet the candidates

Three nominations were received for the role of the Parent Representative on the School Board.  As such we will now move to the election phase of the process.  Voting will open at 11am, Monday 26 February 2018.  All votes MUST be completed on the official Ballot paper available from the Front Office and returned to the Locked Box at the Front Office by 11am, Monday 5 March 2018.  No electronic voting is available.  If you have any questions regarding the voting process please email the Assistant Returning Officer,

Arron Scolnik
My daughter has just started at Melrose High School, and I am eager to be involved in the overall governance of the school.  I have just completed 8 consecutive years as Chairman of the Farrer Primary School Board.  During this time, in conjunction with the principal and the school board, we have successfully navigated through a number of difficult challenges.  I have also been involved in the appointment of 2 school principals and in the Department of Education’s ‘Futures of Education’ initiative.  I am a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience and would bring significant governance and management experience to the school.  Society is changing rapidly and I am keen to help the school to adapt to those changes and to deliver the best possible educational outcomes for all our children.

Catherine Prosser
I'm a new parent to the school with my son starting in Year 7 this year. I have been impressed with what I have seen and heard at Melrose to date and believe this is an exciting time to be at the school. I have served on four boards (one corporate and three not-for-profits, including as Chair for an independent school) and have also sat on a number of advisory panels for government agencies.  Through this experience, I have developed strong governance, strategic and financial skills and I understand the educational and regulatory frameworks that schools must operate within while striving to provide the best for their students.  I have nominated for the Board because I want to contribute these skills to support the school's direction and be an active part of the Melrose community.

Mark Mclean
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Murdoch University and I have previously been a school board member at Monash primary. I am bringing over 10 years of corporate finance & management experience which includes reporting to a private sector board of directors. I am currently employed by a local construction and services company and am looking to contribute to the Melrose High School community. 

Posted on 26 Feb 2018

Year 7 Meet the teachers evening

Year 7 Welcome Night is on Tuesday 20 February 2018 commencing in the Malcolm Barlow Hall at 5.00pm.

The main purpose of the evening 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 in the hall, we will move to a more informal setting in the internal courtyard. At this time we will have Year 7 teachers available in faculty groups. We invite you to introduce yourself and have a quick chat. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Posted on 16 Feb 2018

Emails from Melrose

Email is our primary form of communication with families.  Sometimes email client servers block us, especially when we send bulk emails. This is nothing we can control from our end.  To ensure you get all our communication make sure and are whitelisted (approved) in your email settings. 


Posted on 15 Feb 2018

MHS School Board

Nominations for the 2018/2019 School Board will open on Monday 5 February 2018 at 11 am.  The School Board plays an important part in the governance of the school and as such, it is important that all positions are filled.  A number of current Board members are moving away from Melrose creating casual positions which will be shorter than the standard 2-year term.  

The following positions are required:
Parent representative (casual position until March 2019)
Parent representative (2 year term)
Student representative (casual position until March 2019)
Student representative (2 year term)
Staff representative (2-year term)

For more details on what is involved in being on a School Board, visit the website:

Posted on 15 Jan 2018

2018 Stationery requirements

The 2018 Stationery list is available for download here: 2018 STATIONERY LIST [pdf]

Posted on 12 Dec 2017

Semester Awards

We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements and efforts of our students at our Semester Awards this Friday 8 December 2017.

Venue: Malcolm Barlow Hall 
Time: 9am - Year 7; 10am - Year 8; & 11:25am - Year 9

Parking available in Carpark 2 

Posted on 05 Dec 2017

Semester reports - Update

Please note: Reports will now be emailed on Wednesday 13 December, not Friday 8 December as previously advertised.

We apologise for the miscommunication around this.


Posted on 05 Dec 2017

Chromebook request - 2018

Today (Friday 1 December)  is the last day to submit the online form to request or decline a Chromebook in 2018. Year 10’s will need to complete the online form for Melrose High School if they would like to receive a Chromebook at College.

Emails have been sent to parents with login information to complete the registration form. If you haven’t received your login information please contact the Front Office on 61420700

More information about the Better Schools for our Kids – Technology Enabled Learning Initiative can be found on our website:

Posted on 01 Dec 2017

Xmas night markets

Christmas Night Markets

Need awesome Christmas Gifts? Then pop into our Christmas Night Markets in the Hall on Wednesday 29 November between 5-8 pm.

Posted on 24 Nov 2017

Recent Policy Update - Responding to Student Accident/Incidents

Please visit the Education Directorate Website to read the updated Policy: Responding to Student Accident/Incidents [Link]

Posted on 20 Nov 2017

Parent Meeting - Change of Structure of Maths & Science classes 2018 and Personal Electronic Devices

The Melrose High School Board has recently approved some changes to the structure of Maths and Science classes from 2018 onwards. These changes include replacing the current level based structure with mixed ability classes. This will not affect the ACE program, and a support class will be offered for those students who have significant gaps in their learning. This is not a change that has been made lightly, and it is substantially supported by current educational research. It will also bring these faculties in line with the rest of the school, where mixed ability classes are already in operation. Extensive details can be found in the documents attached.

For students in Year 8, 9 or 10 in 2018 classes will be carefully created paying close attention to each students current ability and learning styles to ensure they are placed in an appropriate learning environment. If you would like more information, or if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Aine McAuley via email at

Alternatively, you are invited to attend a parent information session on Wednesday 8 November 2017 from 530 - 630pm in the Melrose High School Hall. The session will include information about the schools Personal and Electronic Devices Policy and the changes that are being made to the structure of Maths and Science classes for 2018. There will be a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be stalls from a variety of vendors should you wish to discuss some of the personal electronic device options they have available for students. 

Posted on 06 Nov 2017

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
Places are limited, so please return your forms by Monday, 30th October 2017 to

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

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! 

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


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:



·         Afternoon Routes:



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 [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


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  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.…/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.

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

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 ( or Garry Douglas (

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

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  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

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 ( .

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 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 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 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


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.

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.


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


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

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 – 

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

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 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
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]
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

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

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


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

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


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  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

Posted on 28 Jan 2016