Parents/Carers

Newsletter

In the interest of ‘looking after our environment’, newsletters, most notices, school documents and policies are available online. Look out for the icon in the dates to remember section of the newsletter that indicates the notice is available on the website.

A copy of the newsletter is available fortnightly on a Friday on this website and on FlexiBuzz. The newsletter is a vital link between school staff and the school community. It includes a range of important information and is our main avenue of communication. Please ensure that we have you have downloaded the FexiBuzz app on your device. Paper copies are also available at the office for those families who don’t have access to the internet.

Newsletters 2018

 

General Notices, Parent Handouts, School Forms & Policies

Calendar

20feb(feb 20)6:00 pm(feb 20)6:00 pmSchool Council Meeting

21feb(feb 21)3:00 pm(feb 21)3:00 pmUniform Shop

28feb(feb 28)3:00 pm(feb 28)3:00 pmUniform Shop

07mar(mar 7)3:00 pm(mar 7)3:00 pmUniform Shop

08mar(mar 8)2:00 pm(mar 8)2:00 pmAMAZE NDIS Information Workshop

12maralldayalldayLabour Day Public HolidaySchool Closed

14mar(mar 14)9:15 am(mar 14)9:15 amParents Club Committee Meeting

14mar(mar 14)3:00 pm(mar 14)3:00 pmUniform Shop

20mar(mar 20)6:00 pm(mar 20)6:00 pmSchool Council Meeting - AGM

21maralldayalldayHarmony Day Activities

21mar(mar 21)3:00 pm(mar 21)3:00 pmUniform Shop

28mar(mar 28)4:34 am(mar 28)4:34 amTerm 1 End of Term AssemblyEaster Hat Parade

28mar(mar 28)3:00 pm(mar 28)3:00 pmUniform Shop

29mar(mar 29)4:33 am(mar 29)4:33 amSSG Meetings - Student Free Day

04apr(apr 4)3:00 pm(apr 4)3:00 pmUniform Shop

11apr(apr 11)3:00 pm(apr 11)3:00 pmUniform Shop

Bus Transport

If your child will be absent from the bus, please phone the following number to report their absence:

1800 660 530

If there are any concerns, queries or requests regarding your child’s travel through the bus travel program please contact the Student Transport Administrator via email studenttransport@meltonss.vic.edu.au or on 97434966

Conditions of Travel

NDIS Information

The Central Highland area (Moorabool Shire residents) became NDIS active on 1st January 2017. The Melton area will be come NDIS active on 1st October 2018.

For more information on how the NDIS will affect schools and families please read the fact sheets provided below. If you have any questions related to the NDIS for your child here at our school please contact your child’s teacher in the first instance.

Schools and the NDIS Frequently Asked Questions 2017

School Leavers and the NDIS – Factsheet for Students

NDIS and Student Transport Fact Sheet

Responding to requests for NDIS funded therapy fact sheet

School Uniform

Melton Specialist School has a ‘Dress Code’ policy and we ask that our community support this by ensuring their child is in school uniform every school day. Wearing our school uniform is important in establishing a strong sense of school identity and pride. The uniform details are listed below.  There is an option of purchasing a ‘Class of Year’ tops for Grade 6 and Year 12 students at the beginning of each year.  There are many different clothing options available to cater to the various seasonal needs and preferences of students.

SCHOOL UNIFORM IS COMPULSORY AT OUR SCHOOL

  • In 2018 we are introducing uniform pieces that are embroidered with the school’s logo. There is a 12 month transition period for all families to change over to the new school uniform. Students are expected to be in the new full school uniform at the beginning of 2019.
  • All of our uniform pieces are available to be purchased directly from the school uniform shop in early 2018 and some of the generic pieces can be purchased from local department stores.
  • Please ensure that all student clothing and personal possessions are clearly marked.

Primary School Students

WINTER & SUMMERBOYS WINTER & SUMMERGIRLS
NAVY BLUESHORTS NAVY BLUE, SKY BLUE AND WHITE DRESS
NAVY BLUETRACKSUIT PANTS NAVY BLUE CHECKEDTUNIC
NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOSHORT SLEEVE POLO TOPLONG SLEEVE POLO TOP NAVY BLUESHORTS OR SKORT
NAVY BLUETRACKSUIT PANTS
NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOWINDCHEATERBOMBER JACKET NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOSHORT SLEEVE POLO TOP
SOCKS – WHITE OR NAVY NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOLONG SLEEVE POLO TOP
STRONG SENSIBLE SHOES NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOWINDCHEATERBOMBER JACKET
NAVY BLUE SUN HAT SOCKS – WHITE OR NAVYNAVY TIGHTS
STRONG SENSIBLE SHOES
NAVY BLUE SUN HAT
NAVY BLUE HAIR ACCESSORIES

 

Secondary Students

WINTER & SUMMERBOYS WINTER & SUMMERGIRLS
NAVY BLUESPORTS SHORTSTAILORED SHORTS NAVY BLUE, SKY BLUE AND WHITE DRESS
NAVY BLUETRACKSUIT PANTSTAILORED PANTS NAVY BLUE CHECKEDSKIRT
NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOSHORT SLEEVE POLO TOPLONG SLEEVE POLO TOP NAVY BLUESPORTS SHORTS OR SKORT
SKY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOSHORT SLEEVE SCHOOL SHIRTLONG SLEEVE SCHOOL SHIRT NAVY BLUETRACKSUIT PANTSTAILORED PANTS
NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOWINDCHEATERBOMBER JACKETRUGBY TOP NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOSHORT SLEEVE POLO TOPLONG SLEEVE POLO TOP
SOCKS – WHITE OR NAVY SKY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOSHORT SLEEVE SCHOOL SHIRTLONG SLEEVE SCHOOL SHIRT
STRONG SENSIBLE SHOES NAVY BLUE SCHOOL LOGOWINDCHEATERBOMBER JACKETRUGBY TOP
NAVY BLUE SUN HAT SOCKS – WHITE OR NAVYNAVY TIGHTS
STRONG SENSIBLE SHOES
NAVY BLUE SUN HAT
NAVY BLUE HAIR ACCESSORIES

As part of the Victorian government’s funding for school uniforms, every Prep and Year 7 government school student who is a Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) recipient is eligible for a uniform pack.

Eligibility requirements for CSEF can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/csef

Communication Diary

Each student is issued a Communication Diary at the beginning of the school year. Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to communicate with classroom staff to provide feedback and important information via the diary as necessary. Staff will utilise the diary to inform you of your child’s progress and also to send home permission forms and information from the school.

School Times

School commences at 9:00am.

School concludes at 3:00pm.

Our school administration office is open Monday to Thuirsday 8:30am to 4:30pm and on Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Late Arrival/Early Departure

If your son/daughter arrives at school after the commencement of the daily school program or leaves before the conclusion of the daily program it is necessary for the parent/caregiver to sign them in or out of the school via the Compass kiosk in the office administration reception area.

School Absence

If your child is unwell or unfit for attendance at school, please contact the administration office on the morning they will be absent on 9743 4966.

It is also a requirement that you provide a note and/or a doctor’s certificate to explain the reason for your child’s absence as soon as possible after they have returned to school.

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