Summit Camp for Grade 6
Great camp experiences at an adventure camp that takes children and adults out of their comfort zone. I have attended this camp with our grade 6’s nearly every year that I have been principal at Rangeview and I continue to marvel at how well the students have a go and give it their best so they would have no regrets after camp. It was a little chilly but the sun burst through and all the activities went ahead. The mud challenge is a team event to finish Thursday. They returned on Friday, they may be a little dirtier than they started and certainly tired, but they should all feel a sense of achievement.
Well done year 6 and a big thank you to the Summit staff and our teachers who attended: Ryan Evans, Meg Hubbard, Michael Sacchetta, April Warfield, James Roche, Megan Campbell, Liz Barr and Marika Ferguson.
Maria Ruberto – Parenting Anxious Children
All families would have received a reminder email about this information evening on Wednesday 12th June at Park Orchards PS at 7pm.
Maria Ruberto will cover:
• Signs and symptoms of anxiety
• Neurobiology of stress
• Unpacking strategies for anxiety
• Managing anxiety.
Maria is an outstanding presenter and highly knowledgeable. Our staff have had the great pleasure to work with Maria over 2 full days. I can recommend this evening if you are interested in this topic.
The link to book is https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=507938&
We are in planning for a modification/renovation of our old computer lab to a more flexible space for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology). We are gathering quotes for new flooring, storage, furniture and a fresh coat of paint. The work should start during term 3. But first we have to clear away the desktops and some very old science equipment. Watch this space!
25 Years as Rangeview – The Enchanted Tree
The transformation of the large tree stump near the Munro Street entrance is underway – starting with a shingle roof. A team of senior students have designed the enchanted tree for the 25 year celebration of Rangeview. Shirley Van Der Torreen and our maintenance person Paul McGowan are working with the students. We anticipate that the individual pavers ordered this term will be used for pathways from the tree.
Reporting to Parents Process
Tuesday 11th June is a pupil free day for assessment analysis and report writing time for teaching staff. Staff value this time to reflect on their students’ learning progress. This is the last pupil free day for 2019.
There are 2 classes in foundation i.e. Mrs Sam Carter FC (Carter) and Mrs Vicki Tzimos FT, who will have their student conferences on Tuesday 11th June.
Foundation Puppy Pyjama Day
A joyful celebration of learning our sounds with the foundation Puppy Pyjama Day parade. Pyjamas at school is a very unique experience enjoyed by our youngest students and finished with a class party and buddy tasks. This sings ‘fun learning tasks’. Well done students and teachers.