Starting High School

The Information Handbook for new students is HERE

The difference between primary and high school can seem vast and Melville SHS is keen to make the transition for your child seamless. While most students will find the shift exciting, a few will no doubt find high school quite different. Our job is to make the process of adjusting as safe and comfortable as possible. At Melville SHS our teachers, the student services team and the school executive have spent many hours researching and developing initiatives to make the transition process smooth and educationally rewarding.

A video of our Principal, Board Chair and teacher Sara Wood explaining our philosophy concerning welcoming parents to the school here.

School Canteen

Online ordering is available. You simply follow the prompts to create a parent’s account and link it to Melville Senior High School. The link for the online system is

Canteen Menu is HERE

Click HERE for instructions on how to order your lunch online and top up your My School Connect account.

Information for New Parents

Important Contact Details

Absentee Hotline (messages only): 6274 1322

SMS Absentee Hotline (text only): 0419 915 097

Email Absentee Hotline:

Student Services: 6274 1321

School Email:

Main Office: 6274 1300

Contacting Teachers – Connect

Please feel free to contact the school if you wish to discuss your child’s progress. You may do this by e-mailing the teacher or by phoning or writing to the school and making an appointment. The preferred method to contact parents is using the Connect learning management system, which allows teachers, parents and students to share information and liaise with each other. More information is HERE. It is VITAL that parents join Connect and update their email address.

The appropriate Year Coordinator is generally the best person to contact for general concerns. If your question is subject based and the teacher is unavailable then you may also wish to talk to the appropriate Head of Learning Area, who can also be contacted if you have concerns that your child’s teacher is unable to resolve.  Please make sure that an appointment time is arranged before arriving at the school.

Parent Contact Information

On occasion, the school may need to contact parents or guardians urgently but may be hindered by out of date contact information. Parents and guardians are asked to keep the school informed immediately if there is a change of address, email address, phone numbers, mobile contacts or emergency contact information.

Phone Calls and Messages to Students

In the case of an emergency, please contact Student Services on 6274 1321 and a message will be brought to the student’s class. Mobile phones cannot be used in school hours.