Alfred Hill Drive
Melba ACT 2615 Australia
Telephone: (02)6205 8066
Fax: (02)6205 8064
11th Apr 2014
Term 1 Ends
18th Apr 2014
19th Apr 2014
21st Apr 2014
Mount Rogers Primary is situated in the West-Belconnen region of Canberra in the suburb of Melba. The school opened in 1973 as Melba Primary. In 1983 Melba and Spence Primary Schools amalgamated to form 'The Mount Rogers Community School'. The school continued to operate a campus at Spence as well as Melba until 1998 when the community decided to consolidate onto the Melba site. In 2008 the school was renamed Mount Rogers Primary.
Mount Rogers Primary provides education for students from preschool to year 6. The suburbs of Flynn, Melba and Spence are our current priority placement areas. Please see our Enrolments webpage for a description of our current enrolment policies. Our school includes three preschools, two off-site in Flynn and Spence as well as one adjacent to the primary school in Melba. The school provides an early intervention preschool program at the Flynn site.
The school population has been steadily growing over the past few years, with a current enrolment of 440, preschool to year 6. The school has strong community connections and parent/volunteer involvement.
At Mount Rogers we believe the early years of schooling are vital in developing the skills, attitudes and understandings that support our students to become life long learners. Scaffolding students' learning experiences and meeting their educational, social, physical and psychological needs in the early years provides an environment that supports successful learning.
Our core school values of Excellence, Honesty, Fairness and Respect underpin a safe, friendly and supportive environment.
I am proud to be Principal of Mount Rogers Primary and invite you to learn more about our school through this website.
If you are thinking of riding or walking to school, please have a look at our Safer Route Map to find out the safest and best routes to take.
Thank you – Mt Rogers Primary Fun Family Festival
A message from Adam Jagla, Coordinator
We hope everyone and especially the children had a great time at the Festival on Sunday. Thank you all for your great support, assistance, and sense of community in the many months leading up to the Festival and of course on the day under such tricky wet conditions. It was an amazing turnout considering. With (fingers crossed!) a sunny day next time watch out! As well as being great for the community it was a fantastic fundraising event for the school to assist in the purchase of much needed school resources, equipment, infrastructure and to assist students in need.
Students, parents , grandparents, guardians, friends and the amazing enthusiastic teaching and support staff at Mt Rogers – the P&C cannot thank you enough.
All the stalls were brilliant – thanks to students, parents, friends, and teachers (thankyou!) who ran them. A special thankyou to our multicultural food stalls (African, Chilean and Argentinian) and of course Vieli's music who for the first time this year all added something very special and tasty to the day. We'd like to build on this as a theme next year. Thankyou also to the many families from the school and businesses in Canberra (including family-owned businesses at the school) who supported the event through donations of prizes and food for the event – we are keen to build on and support locally-owned businesses next year. We also had tennis, softball, AFL and of course the Canberra Unicycle Club running activities for the kids – I'm sure many would agree it was a truly unique sight seeing so many kids learning to ride a unicycle. Thanks very much to all these sporting and outdoor groups for their huge support – contact Tony Merritt if you'd like more information about these activities as another way to keep healthy. We'll look to build on this next year and get even more groups involved as part of the theme of promoting healthy lifestyles.