Our School

Welcome to our family...

At St Mel's we aim to create an educational environment of love, faith, respect, trust, co-operation and harmony for each individual.

We strive to achieve educational excellence in offering each student the opportunity to develop their individual abilities to the full. In our educational programs we are committed to developing each facet of the child – spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, emotional, aesthetic and a sense of citizenship.

We believe that the child will thrive when parents and teachers hold the same beliefs and values regarding the education of the child and value highly the growth in faith of each child.

We recognise that each child has an individual rate of growth and development, achieving mastery levels in each of the curriculum areas at different rates and in different stages.

We insist that attitude and effort are as important as achievement.

We model, clarify and expect appropriate behaviour at all times which values the rights of a person to feel safe, be respected and enjoy life.

We foster in the students a love of learning and the skills to become an independent lifelong learner.

School Hours

Monday – Friday 8.40am - 3.00pm

Playground Supervision Before School: From 8.15am Each day a teacher is on duty in the Duke Street playground and Learning Hub for Rise N Read. Children should not arrive at school before playground duty commences.

Punctuality: Each child needs to be at school before the 8.45am bell ready for Morning Assembly. Children arriving late for school must come to the Office accompanied by a parent to collect a Late Note. If you need to pick up your child between 8.45am and 3.00pm you are required to attend the Office before your child can be collected. 

After School: all children need to be picked up promptly at 3.00pm every afternoon from the playground, if this is not possible you can enrol your child into After School Care. Children are asked to go straight home after school each day. Children who walk home complete a parent permission to walk home form.

The Learning Hub (Library)

Children borrow from the School Library during their allocated borrowing day. All children require a library bag. Library Monitors assist with organisation of the Library.

School Assemblies

Morning Assemblies are held each morning at 8.45am.

Whole school Prayer Assembly is held each Friday in the MacKillop Meeting Place (School Hall) at 2.15pm. It features prayer, news of the day, birthdays, Child of the Week and Values Ambassador of the Week class awards. Parents and visitors are invited to attend school assemblies, weekly Mass, and all school celebrations.

Student Attendance

Parent information about student attendance is located here:

Parking and Pick Up

Parents are asked to PARK LEGALLY in Duke, Evaline and Harold Streets and collect their children safely from the playground.

Children must cross busy Duke and Evaline Streets at the Road Safety Crossings only.

The driveway between the school and St Mel's Church is an out-of-bounds area. Parents are not given access into the driveway during school hours to drop off children.