The View

29 October 2019
Issue Seventeen
Dates to Remember
Principal's Report
Wellbeing & Engagement
From the Office
Working Bee
Student of the Week
Physical Education - P.E
Parents & Friends
Happy Birthday to You!
Level 1/2
Level 3/4 
Level 5/6 
Rangeview Animal Roster
Community News/ Advertising
Rangeview Primary School
(03) 9874 6381
27 Churinga Avenue
Mitcham, Victoria, 3132

Dates to Remember


Tuesday 29th 

L3&4 Speeches in the hall


Thursday 31st

L3-4 Colonial Show Incursion 


Friday 1st

L3-6 SEDA Cricket Inflatables Incursion

World Teachers Day Celebration at Rangeview


Monday 4th

No assembly


Tuesday 5th 

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday - students do not attend school


Wednesday 6th

P&F Meeting - 7:30 pm in the staff room


Thursday 7th 

Foundation Transition # 4 11:45am to 12:45pm 

Music Count Us In Celebration Day

Public Speaking Competition - Mt Pleasant PS


Monday 11th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 13th

Foundation Royal Botanic Gardens Excursion


Friday 15th

House Sports Carnival 


Saturday 16th

School Working Bee 9am-12pm


Sunday 17th

FLL Qualifier - Roxburgh Park 


Monday 18th 

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Body Safe Parent Information Night 7- 8pm


Wednesday 20th

L1&2 Museum Excursion


Thursday 21st

Foundation 2020 Information Night 7- 8:30 pm 


Friday 22nd

School Pix L6 Graduation Photo


Saturday 24th 

FLL State Competition


Monday 25th

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Thursday 28th

L5/6 Body Safe Program 


Friday 29th

L1&2 Museum Excursion


Monday 2nd

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

L3/4 SEDA Cricket Gala day - Heatherdale Reserve


Tuesday 3rd

L6 Marvel Stadium Excursion


Wednesday 4th

Rangeview Carols Night


Thursday 5th

L5/6 Body Safe Program 


Monday 9th

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

2020 Book Payment & Collection Week (9th - 13th)


Tuesday 10th

Final Foundation Transition # 5 11:45 am to 12:45 pm 

L6 Secondary School Orientation Day


Thursday 12th

L5/6 Body Safe Program 


Friday 13th

Final 2020 Book Payment & Collection Day for 2019


Monday 16th

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Reports Available on Sentral Portal

Student Portfolios come home

Library Helpers Luncheon 1pm


Tuesday 17th

L6 Graduation

L3&4 Fish & Chip Lunch Day


Wednesday 18th 

2020 Meet the Teacher


Thursday 19th

L5/6 End of Year Excursion


Friday 20th

Whole School Assembly - 1:00 pm in the hall

Early Dismissal 1:30 pm


January 2020

Tuesday 28th

Pupil Free Day - Students do not attend school


Wednesday 29th

L1-6 First Day of Term 1


Thursday 30th 

Foundation 2020 First Day of Term 1 9am-12pm


*  Times/dates may be subject to change

Principal's Report

25 Years as Rangeview Celebration

Wow what a week of celebrations- our 25 Years as Rangeview and then the Colour Explosion. Well done to the teams who pulled these events together.


On Thursday we had a morning assembly to commemorate the staff and families who have made Rangeview the wonderful school it is.  Performances by our choirs, band, string orchestra, rock band captured the talents of our students.


Our school captains, Emily and Lucas opened the Enchanted Tree garden and pavers. The garden area was surrounded by colourful bunting. Every student has contributed to this bright bunting which now hangs in our corridor.


All the students made a human 25 on our green oval after the assembly and the principal class and visiting officials held a shovel for the tree planting near the pavers. There is nothing like a deadline to see a project finished. We have a few bits and pieces to add to this special garden near the Munroe Street entrance but it is looking very polished.



Colour Explosion

Just a sea of colour and the weather cleared in the afternoon as we started our laps of the school. Our green oval was looking lush and a little Tim Burton with a touch of purple and green. It was an overall success with students and many staff rainbow coloured.



World Teachers Day - Friday 1st November 

Every day, teachers are making a positive difference – creating opportunities for their students, empowering minds of young people and proudly teaching our future leaders, innovators and influencers.  This Friday, Rangeview Primary School will celebrate World Teachers Day to thank our teachers for the important role they play.  Spoil your teacher this Friday with a letter of gratitude!


October School Council Report


Great news – we have been allocated a mod 5 (double) portable to accommodate our increasing enrolments. This building should be in place before the end of this term for the 2020 classes. I anticipate a site visit before the end of October to evaluate the positioning of the mod 5 portable.

In addition, Rangeview has been allocated funding through the Gonski Maintenance Blitz to address the 3 specialised assessments in termite damage, roofing and plumbing and structural repairs. The work is planned to be completed by mid-2020.




At the September meeting we presented the data from NAPLAN, Attitudes to School Survey. Staff teams will analyse the data from all surveys over term 4 and use this to guide the decisions in teaching and learning in 2020.The overall data is presented to schools through the Panorama portal.


We have also received the School Performance Report for 2019 that is a snapshot of the achievement of our school that has Rangeview as ‘Recharge’. Defined as the performance level is high with a change level of decline. This level of strong performance where recharging efforts will lead to improvement.

I believe this is based on the excellent Reading and Numeracy results in NAPLAN and the high level of attendance. The Writing results have shown an improvement but are not included in the data for this report.


2019 Parent Opinion Survey

Parent Opinion survey has been analysed by leadership and will be presented to staff. We look for trends across the surveys to see correlation of opinion and develop an approach to address a perception or problem. We have demonstrated improved data across the areas. While these are pleasing results I am aware of the limited responses by families.

We use a range of data to continually assess our progress in relation to the current Strategic Plan and the 2019 AIP (Annual Implementation Plan) review and plan the 2020 AIP. In November we will present the draft AIP for 2020 for School Council approval.



First Lego League

It's that time of year again and a new group of twenty Level 5 and 6 students will be heading to Swinburne University to compete in the First Lego League in just over a month. The two groups are working well to build attachments and code their robots to solve tricky missions on the challenge table, and also devising a group solution to a problem that exists.


Student Leaders

Year 5 students will be starting to think about possible leadership opportunities and being a peer mediators is one such leadership opportunity. We had modified the number of student leaders in 2019 with the year level having only 66 students. This included the role of peer mediator with school captain or student voice.


Trained peer mediators’ role will include the shared responsibility of speaking at assembly, reminding students of their role within the playground, role-playing school yard disputes and possible resolutions and displaying positive social skills. This is in line with being a school captain or student voice leader.



•             Cooling in the Hall

•             Shade Sails for play equipment near the oval

•             STEM room tidy and carpet and paint, walls installed for Green Room

•             Finish the 25 Year Rangeview Garden with paving and planting, official opening

•             Doors on the underneath section of Senior Hub for additional storage

•             Painting the senior toilets

•             The completion of the Be the Kind Kid mural by four talented grade 6 students

•             Decking for the extra grade 3 portable coming in during term 4

•             Crosier Scott drawings for next stage


Wellbeing & Engagement

Rangeview Primary School Awarded Lead School for the Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) Program.

At Rangeview Primary School we teach the Department of Education’s Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships curriculum from Foundation to Level 6. This curriculum has been designed to develop students' social, emotional and positive relationship skills. Efforts to promote social and emotional skills and positive gender norms in children and young people has been shown to improve health related outcomes and subjective wellbeing from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood.

The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) learning materials cover eight topics of Social and Emotional Learning across all levels of primary and secondary education:


Emotional Literacy
Personal strengths
Positive Coping
Problem Solving
Stress Management
Help Seeking
Gender and Identity
Positive Gender Relationships.


We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the role of Lead School in the RRRR program for 2020. This means that we will be partnered with several other primary schools and secondary colleges and will lead them through their implementation of this wonderful initiative. We are very proud of our work in this wellbeing field and this is a department recognition of this commitment and of the outstanding work of our leaders, teachers and support staff to ensure its success.


We look forward to increasing our RRRR whole school program in 2020 and to supporting new schools as they begin to implement the model.

More information can be found at;

Colour Explosion

On Friday 25th October we celebrated the whole school major fundraiser Colour Explosion! The entire student body ran through an obstacle course which was littered with colour stations. The early morning thunder, starting gun rain and   could not put a dampener on the excitement and incredible enthusiasm of the participants. A huge thank you to Heather Roche, Tracy Beckter and the whole Parents and Friends Committee for a fabulous event! It could not have been more successful. Thank you also to our wonderful Rangeview Staff – there were many who ran the course or assisted with obstacles, dancing and support and encouragement. These days are not possible without the combined efforts of the whole school.

Regardless of the amount of funds raised for the school – this was a sensational whole school wellbeing event.



Be the Kind Kid

Four of our Grade 6 students – Amelie W, Maddi P, Georgia H and Maggie D – have been working on a new mural at the school. These very talented and artistic students have painted the Be The Kind Kid mural in the breezeway between the senior toilet blocks.


Some kids are smarter than you

Some kids have cooler clothes than you

Some kids are better at sport than you

It doesn’t matter

You have your thing too

Be the kid who can get along

Be the kids who is generous

Be the kid who is happy for other people

Be the kid who does the right thing

Be the Kind Kid


Thank you to all four of the girls for their very hard work over the last few weeks and to Mrs Barr for her guidance and artistic leadership of this wellbeing project.




From the Office

2020 Parent Contributions

On Monday we sent home the Parent Contributions letter for 2020. Our Finance Team and School Council work to ensure that the contributions are not a financial burden to our families,  whilst ensuring our educational programs and facilities are maintained at a high level. 


Payments will be taken up until the 13th December, and when payment is received, book packs can be delivered to your child’s classroom or collected at the office during the week beginning 9th December 2019– 13th December 2019. If you are paying by Bpay, please allow a few days for payment to be received before books are collected.


You will also be able to pay and pick up book packs on Tuesday 28th January 2020 from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm.



Working Bee


Student of the Week

Due to the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday there will be no Junior Assembly on Monday 4/11


Physical Education - P.E

Rangeview House Sports

Friday 15th November



The house sports day is back for another year, this year it will be held on Friday 15th of November.

There will be more details to follow in the coming weeks. The emphasis on the day will be participation and fun!


Michael Sacchetta


Regional Athletics

On Thursday 17th October, Rangeview had 3 students compete in the Regional Athletics. Romeo C (Hurdles and 800m), Jaymie R and Indigo W (Discus).


All the athletes should be very proud off their efforts in making it the regional level of competition! The school is delighted with all your results.


Mr. M Sacchetta


Parents & Friends

Thank you to the wonderful parents' who helped with the Oktoberfest Food Orders; 

Adele, Geeta, Sally, Jennifer, Sarah, Margie, Mandy, Nichole &Heather.


Colour Explosion Ordering

What an awesome day we had at the colour explosion on Friday! Thank you to everyone who
supported our fundraiser - we couldn’t have done it without you.

All cash and online donations need to be finalised by Friday 1st November.

Once this is done, the prize ordering will be unlocked on the website and you can go back
online to and confirm your prize. OR simply return your sponsorship
booklet and cash donations/online donation amount to the office with your prize selection written
on the back page.

Please note if you set a fundraising goal online this is NOT your prize order. You will need to
either order the prize online after Friday 1st November or complete the back page of the
sponsorship booklet.

The sooner we finalise donations and prize orders the sooner the students will receive their

Thanks again for your ongoing support.
Rangeview Parents and Friends.



Take advantage of the
LAST EVER Entertainment Book!

We’re thrilled to announce that Entertainment is going 100% digital! This means that New Entertainment Memberships will only be available via the App from next season onward. To celebrate they are currently offering a $20 Woolworths WISH eGift Card when you order online!

(Enter Promo Code: GIFTME at checkout to claim this offer)


Keep in mind if you want to purchase the last ever Entertainment Book from the office,

we only have 6 left in stock.  



*Don’t forget to enter promo code GIFTME at checkout!*

Happy Birthday to You!




The Foundation students have settled back nicely this term. They are very much looking forward to a fun filled term learning about Plants and Gardens, and visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens as part of our inquiry topic. Incursion/ excursion information will be forwarded to parents digitally moving forward.


Thank you to all the families that helped their children to dress up during our Oktoberfest celebrations. They certainly looked lovely, and their special German lunch was enjoyed by all who ordered!

Thank you also to all the families who assisted their children to work on their speech “The best thing about being me”, as part of our whole school public speaking competition. They did an amazing job and we are very proud of them all. Congratulations to Theodora (FT) who has been chosen to represent our Foundation Level at the Mount Pleasant Road Primary School Public Speaking competition on Thursday 7th November. We wish her well.


All the best,

Miss Bonte, Miss Clarke, Ms Wilson, Mrs Goulding and Mrs Tzimos – Foundation Team.



Level 1/2

Level 1 and 2 have been very busy learning some interesting facts about mini-beasts! Students have started presenting about their chosen mini-beast, and it has been fantastic to hear what the students have found out and learnt. We are looking forward to hearing all the other presentations about mini-beasts, any mini-beast they would like to talk about!


We had a fantastic Oktoberfest, with many students wearing creative costumes to show the German colours or traditional outfits. Students had a lovely time doing three activities, cooking, games and craft. Thank you to all involved, it was a very successful day and all the students enjoyed learning more about the German culture and traditions.


We also had a cyber-safety presentation from Brainstorms. It was a fantastic and relatable show that talked about safety and kindness whilst playing online games, for example, Minecraft online with friends. After the production students talked about bullying, being safe online, and how to be a good friend. Please encourage your child to be safe online, and be aware of what they are doing online whilst playing on their iPads.


Just a reminder to let you child’s teacher know if you are going away during Term 4 at all. Term 4 is very busy and there is many assessments and portfolio tasks that need to get done.

As the weather is warming up, please remind students to wear hats, and bring along sunscreen to wear. Students also need to bring a drink bottle, and a variety of healthy snacks including fruit and vegetables in their lunch box.



Level 3/4 

Speech Writing Competition
The students have been working on their persuasive writing skills as they have been preparing and presenting their ‘Three wishes speeches’. Every student will have to chance to present to their own class, with the best speeches chosen to be read at the next round! Congratulations and good luck to all the students involved.

25th year Anniversary
The students participated in two exciting days on Thursday & Friday as we celebrated Rangeview’s 25th Anniversary. The special assembly was a fantastic trip down memory lane and afterwards the students got to join in the making of a giant 25 on the oval. Thanks to all the parents who are supporting the celebrations during this time, particularly in the organisation and running of the fantastic Colour Run!

The Level 4 students have been working hard on our RRRR program so far this term, The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) learning materials cover eight topics of Social and Emotional Learning across all levels of primary and secondary education: Emotional Literacy; Personal strengths; Positive Coping; Problem Solving; Stress Management; Help Seeking; Gender and Identity; and Positive Gender Relationships. The students are really enjoying these sessions and taking some fantastic learning from them.

With such a busy next few weeks coming up please make sure you are staying up to date with all notices and communication in the students homework books.

Level 4 Team
Anju Mehta, Mitchell Clark, Karen Hastie



Level 5/6 

And we’re off! Straight into another exciting yet busy term. Grade 5/6s enjoyed celebrating Oktoberfest and watching the hilariously entertaining eSmart production. Students have been busy working on their ‘When I am Prime Minister’ speech and grade 5s are focusing on their leadership application letters. In German students have been eagerly completing their survivor challenge. We look forward to many more exciting events this term!



Rangeview Animal Roster


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Colour Run Parent Letter.pdf
Parent NON Consenting Colour Explosion.pdf
Colour Explosion - Safety Data Sheet.pdf
2020 Animal Roster Family Request.pdf
L1&2 Term 4 Newsletter 2019.pdf
Sentral for Parents APP Letter.pdf
Parent Information Activity Permission Letter.pdf
Rangeview PS Term 4 Chess Form V2.pdf
Notification of Student Absences - Sentral Parent Portal Letter.pdf
Messaging Teachers - Sentral Parent Portal Parent Letter.pdf
2020 Parent Payments Letter.pdf
Parent Payment Policy 2020.pdf
2020 Parent Payments.pdf