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School Polo Shirt Order

Melrose Uniforms is a volunteer run group that operates as a fundraiser for Melrose High School. All profits are donated to the school to purchase educational resources. School Polo Shirts - Order NOW for delivery in Week 1 Term 4

Posted on 11 Sep 2019

Parent Engagement Session - ThinkUKnow

We welcome you to our Parent Engagement Session: ThinkUKnow, on Monday, 2 September 2019 at 5 - 6 pm. 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 21 Aug 2019

Big Picture Information Evening

We are pleased to invite you all to an information session about our Big Picture Academy at Melrose High School. On Wednesday 28 August, at 5:30 pm, we will be meeting in the Melrose High School library. CLICK HERE for further reading, briefly outlining our Big Picture Academy and the learning design.
If you’re curious about a leading-edge approach to education you are very welcome to join us and find out more about the program. Light refreshments will be provided and we will start promptly at 6 pm. We hope to see you there, share our innovative educational design and answer the questions you may have regarding your children and their learning.

Posted on 20 Aug 2019

Athletics Carnival

THURSDAY 15 August 2019

Woden Athletics Track, Philip

Please note: This is a normal school day RELOCATED to the Woden Athletics Track.  If your child is not participating in the carnival their absence needs to be explained.  THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM AT SCHOOL ON THE DAY as all teaching staff will be at the carnival.  Please complete the Permission/Non attendance note linked below.  A copy of this note is also available in the Library.

Download the note here

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Parenting Ideas - Anxious Kids Seminar

There's lots of things parents and teachers can do to help kids when they become anxious.

Hear from parenting expert, award-winning speaker and author of 11 books Michael Grose, together with wellbeing expert and researcher Dr Jodi Richardson. Michael Grose and Jodi Richardson will be touring across Australia and New Zealand to present their evidence-based approach to managing kids’ anxiety. In this seminar they will speak about the tools and strategies for helping children outlined in their recently released and highly acclaimed book Anxious Kids.

This special seminar is ideal for parents, carers, teachers and other professionals who work with children and their parents.

30 July 2019, 7pm - Hellenic Club.

For more information and tickets please visit 

Posted on 23 Jul 2019

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