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¡¡¡¡Melrose High School is founded upon a tradition that en
Melrose High SchoolÔºÐ£½éÉÜ
¡¡¡¡Melrose High School is founded upon a tradition that encourages achievement in learning within a safe and friendly environment. There is a commitment to striving for excellence and to providing educational programs that meet high standards. The school aims to provide opportunities to help each student to develop intellectually, aesthetically, morally, emotionally, physically and socially.
¡¡¡¡In making choices, the staff seeks to retain the best traditions while ensuring that best practice and up-to-date teaching approaches are utilised. We offer a balanced curriculum, which provides a breadth of educational experience through a range of subjects, meeting the interests and needs of students for the twenty first century. The focus on learning is accompanied by an approach to discipline that values orderliness, a concern for the well being of all and compassion. The school has a code of behaviour that requires members of the school community to accept responsibility for their actions and to conduct themselves in a manner, which shows respect and consideration towards others.
¡¡¡¡There is an emphasis upon the development of a school spirit that promotes a positive school identity, an ethos of service to others and a respect for all who work and learn within the school community.
¡¡¡¡History of the School
¡¡¡¡Melrose High School takes its name from that of an early property, "Melrose", in the Woden District, named after the town of Melrose in Roxburghshire, Scotland.
¡¡¡¡The school logo displays the symbol of a castle, commemorating this origin. The Aboriginal history of our country is symbolised through both the motto, Tjangi witja ngawani, or I shall discover the truth, and the boomerangs on the logo, while the early colonial history is represented by the sheeps head, a symbol of the basis upon which our countrys wealth was built.
¡¡¡¡The original site of the Melrose homestead now lies within the suburb of Curtin.
¡¡¡¡Melrose High will be reviewing our current curriculum content in line with the implementation of the new National curriculum guidelines in English, Maths, Science and History. Our current curriculum which was recently aligned with the ACT framework is a very closely aligned with the National agenda. While some minor changes will occur throughout the year, Melroseaaa???s curriculum is well placed to fulfil the National requirements.
¡¡¡¡The Melrose High School Curriculum is based on the concept of offering a broad education within a structure that allows choice and which addresses each individual's interests, needs and strengths.
¡¡¡¡The breadth is achieved in Years 7 and 8 with students studying in all curriculum areas.
¡¡¡¡In Years 9 and 10, students choose a curriculum package, which includes compulsory studies in English, Mathematics, Science, SOSE and PE and further selections from the other key learning areas to complete a total of 28 semester units over the two-year period.
¡¡¡¡The specific needs of individuals are met with the large number of options available within each area.
¡¡¡¡In Years 7 and 8, students are given the opportunity to study a wide range of units in each area. This experience has the function of permitting a smooth transition to high school as well as encouraging wise and informed decision making in subsequent years where students choose from a range of options within each Learning Area.