Heathdale flower 17th February 2022

It's Good to Be at Melton!

So far, the Melton experience is SO good! Read on for some housekeeping notes as we get back into the swing of things in 2022.

Heathdale flower

As I have walked the school yard over the last two weeks, it has been a joy to witness our student community seek to uphold the safety, dignity and belonging of everyone at Heathdale. Classrooms thrive as students engage in the pursuit of their God-given potential. Year 9 students help Year 3s with getting a ball that is just out of reach. Long-time ‘Meltonians’ welcome new students to play with them in the playground. I hear the friendly exchange of ‘good morning’ and ‘how are you today’ throughout the campus. Yes, it is good to be at Melton!

As the year begins to click into second gear, I encourage everyone to be mindful of the following notes to ensure that we continue to start the year off well.

Respect our Environment

We are truly blessed with an amazing natural environment around the campus. It is important that the student community remembers to respect this by putting their rubbish in the bins and reminding others to do the same. We all need to take ownership of the environment we work and play in, so tidying up after ourselves is important. Please can you partner with us in this important teaching so children can enjoy the facilities for many years to come.

Bus Behaviour

It is important that students travelling on the bus feel safe. I would ask that you work with us to educate students who travel on the bus daily to ensure that they are respectful to other students by sitting quietly, maintaining a hands-off policy, and respecting each other’s space.


Melton is lucky to have many open play spaces that students can use during recess and lunchtime. However, it is important that all students wear a hat during Term 1 for their safety. If you can ensure that your child has a hat so they can play in the yard during break times, that would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, those students who do not have hats will experience the ‘no hat, no play’ policy.

Before and After School Supervision

Teachers are on duty in the morning from 8:10-8:30 and at the carpark in the afternoon from 3:10-3:30. If you are running late, please contact the College so we are aware and can look after your child. Additionally, if you come to the College before 8:10, please wait with your child until the supervising teacher comes.

Lastly, if you haven’t caught me already, I would love to meet you in person. Catch me out the front of the campus before and after school and say g’day.