The View

30 April 2019
Issue Six
Dates to Remember
Principal's Report
Wellbeing & Engagement
From the Office
25th Anniversary Fundraiser
Woolworths Earn & Learn
Walk Safely to School Day
ICAS 2019
Parents & Friends
Rangeview Animal Roster
Level 3/4 
Level 5/6 
Happy Birthday to You!
Community News/ Advertising
Rangeview Primary School
(03) 9874 6381
27 Churinga Avenue
Mitcham, Victoria, 3132

Dates to Remember


Wednesday 1st

Foundation Excursion to Myuna Farm

L5 & 6 Science Club Commences 1:10 pm Library (Selected Students)

L3 Camp Information Session 3:45 pm 


Thursday 2nd 

Term 2 Chess Club Commences


Monday 6th

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Tuesday 7th

Level 4 Scienceworks Excursion

Parents & Friends Meeting - All Welcome


Wednesday 8th

District Cross Country - Selected Students

L1 & 2 Woodwork 

Class Ambassador Meeting - 9:00 - 9:45 am School Staff Room


Thursday 9th 

L1 & 2 Woodwork


Friday 10th

Parents & Friends Mothers Day Stall


Monday 13th 

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

F-L2 Cyber Safety Workshops


Tuesday 14th 

L3-L5 Naplan Testing


Wednesday 15th

L5 & 6 Science Club Commences 1:10 pm Library (Selected Students)

L3 - L5 Naplan Testing

School Council Meeting 7pm


Thursday 16th

Foundation 2020 Information Night 

L3 - L5 Naplan Testing


Friday 17th 

L6 - L7 Applications to Secondary School Due


Saturday 18th

Parents & Friends Election Day BBQ & Cake Stall


Monday 20th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Education Week Open Evening - Classes open 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

L3-L6 Cyber Safety Workshops


Wednesday 22nd 

L5 & 6 Science Club Commences 1:10 pm Gallery (Selected Students)


Thursday 23rd

Education Week Open Morning - Classes open 9:15 am to 11:00 am


Monday 27th

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 29th

L5 & 6 Science Club Commences 1:10pm Gallery (Selected Students)


May 30th

Foundation Peter Puppy PJ Party


Monday 3rd

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

L6 Camp "The Summit" Departs  (3rd-7th June)


Tuesday 4th 

L5 Taskworks Excursion


Wednesday 5th 

L5 STEM Incursion

Parents & Friends Meeting 7:30 pm - All Welcome


Friday 7th 

L6 Camp "The Summit" Returns


Monday 10th 

Queens Birthday Public Holiday - Students do not attend school


Tuesday 11th 

Student Free Day - Students not to attend school


Wednesday 12th

L3 & 4 Skylab Incursion


Thursday 13th 

L3 & 4 Astronomy For The People Session 7:30 pm 


Friday 14th

Winter Interschool Sports


Monday 17th

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

L1 & 2 Swimming Program Commences  (17th -27th)


Wednesday 19th

L5 & 6 Science Club Commences 1:10 pm Library (Selected Students)

School Council Meeting 7:00 pm


Friday 21st

Winter Interschool Sports

Reports available on Sentral Parent Portal from 3:30 pm


Monday 24th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Tuesday 25th 

3 Way Conferences; Teacher, Parent & Student

Parents & Friends Cup Cake Day


Thursday 27th

Parent Teacher Interviews


Friday 28th June

Whole School Assembly - 2:00 pm in the hall

Last Day of Term 1 - Early Dismissal at 2:30 pm

Principal's Report


Welcome Back

A warm welcome back to our staff, students and families as we start term 2. Although the weather has started cool and a little damp, we still need to be wearing hats until the end of April, even if it is to keep our heads dry. A reminder that hair accessories can only be in school colours.


Tragedy in Sri Lanka

As the impact of the tragic events in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday continues to unfold, our thoughts are with the victims and their families. If you need support please ask for help and if your family has been impacted by these tragic events please let our staff know.


One of Victoria’s greatest strengths is its history of multiculturalism. We’re proud of the diversity within our schools and early childhood settings. Melbourne has a large Sri Lankan population and this is reflected in our schools and their communities.


Sports Tops for Level 4, 5 and 6

A new sports top designed last year for Levels 4, 5 and 6 is now available for purchase from PSW. The design was voted on by students in 2018. The top is to be worn on sports days, interschool sport for level 5 and 6, competition days such as cross country or athletics, and on the day a student has a PE lesson.


This sports top is required in level 4 and 5 in 2019. However, it is an optional uniform for grade 6 only in 2019. I do encourage students to be in uniform at all times. This is an addition to our school uniform that our students are very excited about.



Portfolios and 3 Way Conferences

Students are sharing their holiday stories and setting goals for this term. All students are working on portfolios that will have assessment tasks and self-reflection in all areas of the curriculum and specialist areas. These portfolios will be sent home towards the end of the term and are to be looked at with the student reports accessed through the Sentral Parent Portal. Last year we introduced learning portfolios, and the next step is the introduction of the 3 Way Conferences at the end of this semester - this change in reporting reflects our focus on students having a greater ownership of their learning, what we refer to as Student Agency. Students will be attending the interviews to share their learning and goals set for term 3.


There will be a slighter longer interview time allowing the student to speak and share their learning. Parents will have the option of speaking to the teacher without their child present for a period of the interview. I will be speaking to P&F, Class Ambassadors and School Council about the change during this term and more information through our newsletter.


Keeping Informed

Check out the P&F notice board in the main building corridor near the second hand uniform shop.

Other ways to keep informed are:

 •            Use  SENTRAL to receive notifications, message teachers, view newsletter, access student                               reports & report student absences to teachers

•             Visit our website 

•             Link into the parent managed Rangeview Parents & Friends FaceBook Page 

•             SEESAW app to access student learning in classrooms for levels 1-4 and specialist

              classes across the school


Foundation 2020 Information Night - Thursday, 16th May 7pm-8.30pm and Tours

Planning is well underway for 2020 Foundation with weekly tours and information packs in the local preschools and day care centres. Families appreciate the opportunity to see the school in action with students with staff engaged in their learning and parent involvement evident throughout.


The Foundation 2020 Information evening is geared to foundation students starting school in 2020. A range of topics, including the curriculum program, specialist programs, enrolment process, preparation for school and more will be discussed. A light supper will conclude the evening.

Please RSVP on 9874 6381 as soon as possible. Childcare is offered.


NAPLAN (National Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy)

Preparations for NAPLAN are under way.  Students in Level 3 and Level 5 are preparing for NAPLAN (National Assessment Program of Literacy and Numeracy). This preparation is a regular part of the daily instruction in the classroom and will include the types of questions students may encounter in the test. I acknowledge the importance of this national assessment and I suggest if parents have any concerns about this assessment they speak to their child’s classroom teacher.


The schedule for NAPLAN is:

Tuesday, 14th May – Writing and Language Conventions

Wednesday 15th May - Reading

Thursday, 16th May - Numeracy

On the day, it is advisable for students to be well rested and on time at school, as in most cases the testing will take place before recess. For further information please refer to the website:


Class Ambassadors Meeting Wednesday May 8th at 9am in the staffroom- Everyone welcome

Thank you to all the parents who have given time to be a class ambassador and/or be involved in our Parents and Friends.

The parents attending the upcoming meeting will have an opportunity to give feedback on the proposed Capital Expenditure list. The list has a number of projects that fundraising, savings and grants can contribute to. We are seeking input from staff, students and parents to help determine a priority list. Our school council will look at the priority lists at the School Council May meeting. P&F representatives will catching us up on the events for this term during the meeting as well.


Wellbeing & Engagement

We welcome all students to school at 8:45 am each day.  There is an ipad bell at this time and students with ipads can come into the classrooms to put away their ipads.  They then move outside again ready to assemble in their line up area. We have teacher supervision in the yard from 8:45 am.


If any students need to be at school prior to 8:45 am we are not able to supervise them in the playground. Any student who arrives prior to 8:45 am needs to be booked into our wonderful OSHClub program in the gym. They are provided with breakfast and can access games and activities under full adult supervision.


Marika Ferguson

Assistant Principal 



From the Office

General Office 

Office hours are:   8:30am - 4:00pm

Telephone: 9874 6381

Parents/Guardians should always make contact with the School Office first when visiting the school or trying to make contact with their children.

Sibling Enrolments for 2020

We would like all siblings who are starting foundation in 2020 to be enrolled by Friday 10th May.  We have limited spaces available for new families and need to more accurately determine exactly how many siblings we have starting and how many places we have left for 2020.  


Please download and return completed Student Enrolment Form 2020 along with the Get to Know You Form, a copy of the childs Birth Certificate & Immunisation Records by Friday 10th May.  Thank you.



Late Arrival To School 

In order to minimise disruption to class and maximise learning opportunities for our students, we would like to remind you of the school policy regarding late arrival to school.  Students are expected to be at school at 8:45am class begins punctually at 9:00am. 

If your child is late for any reason a parent/guardian is required to sign the student in at the School Office.


Student absences should be reported to school before 9:00am via the Sentral Parent Portal.


Messaging Teachers 

Parents/Guardians wanting to contact their child's teacher can do so through the Sentral Parent Portal.


25th Anniversary Fundraiser

Rangeview Primary School 25th Anniversary
Paving Fundraiser

This year Rangeview Primary School celebrates its 25th anniversary. While the school site itself has been here since the 1960s Rangeview Primary School was renamed after combining two local primary schools Heatherdale & Verdale in 1994 followed shortly after by the inclusion of Eastmont Primary School.


In recognition of the school’s 25th anniversary a large commemorative mosaic tile will be arranged at the Munro St entrance near the visual art creation being undertaken by this year’s grade 5 and 6 students. We’re extending the opportunity to place a lasting record in the school yard to all of the school community both past and present by using engraved pavers to cover the area around and along paths that lead up to and run away from the Celebratory Art work as well as in other projects being planned around the yard this year.



The information Flyer will be distributed Wednesday 1st May to all students.

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Rangeview Primary will again be involved in the Woolworths Earn and Learn program. Between 1 May and 25 June 2019 Rangeview families are asked to place any stickers they collect from shopping at Woolworths into the Earn and Learn boxes located at the OSHC office or outside the school office.

The Earn and Learn program has seen over 15,000 schools and early learning centres across Australia receive over 300,000 pieces of equipment for science and technology, maths, arts and more. 

 Let’s stick together and make this one the biggest yet.



Walk Safely to School Day

FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019

Well it’s that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking!

Not only is walking a wonderful way to get you where you want to be, but it also gets your health – and

your child’s health on the right track too. So that’s why this year our school is participating in National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 17 May 2019.


Walk Safely to School Day asks that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around. And although walking all the way to school isn’t realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine.


You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking more by:

- Walking with them the whole way to school

- If they get the bus or train, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop

- If you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the way.

Regular exercise like walking with your child not only helps them (and you!) beat chronic problems like

obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes. It also gives you a great

opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic.


Remember, Active Kids are Healthy Kids so get planning your own Walk Safely to School Day journey for

Friday 17 May 2019!


For more information, visit




Chess Club Term 2, 2019

Term two chess club will commence on Thursday 2nd May provided by Dark Horse Chess.  Players of all ages and levels are welcome and prior experience is not necessary.


Registration is due to the school office by 9:00 am on Thursday 2nd May.


Please download and complete the Chess Term 2 Registration Form if you wish your child to participate.



Interschool Chess Tournament - Thursday 4th April

We had a fantastic day at our first Interschool Chess Tournament for the year at Kangaroo Ground Primary School.


Congratulations to Liam J, Suranjana RM, Eric C, Josh S and Marcus Z for placing Rangeview 4th at the competition. Our small team of chess enthusiasts managed to achieve two State Final series qualifications, one High Distinction, one Gold medal and two Credit Certificates-- all in a day's work!


We are also very impressed with the growth of our students' individual performance scores since last year and we hope they keep that momentum going for the next Tournament.


ICAS 2019


Parents & Friends

Welcome back to Term two. Hope you all had a relaxing Easter break. 

We have lots of events coming up this term, including the Mothers Day Stall, Election Day BBQ, Pizza Food Day, Cup Cake Day and “Make a Paver” to commemorate Rangeview Primary Schools 25 year anniversary.

The next Parents and Friends meeting is Tuesday 7th May at 7.30 in the School Library - all welcome.

I'm looking forward to another busy and exciting term at School. 

Tracy Beckter

Upcoming Events


Foundation Mums Night Out

Friday 3rd May , 7:30 - 10:30 pm - at the “Mitcham Social” (1 Thornton Cresent, Mitcham)

RSVP to your Class Ambassador 


Class Ambassador Meeting

Wednesday 8th May - 9:00 - 9:45 am - in the School Staff Room


Mothers Day Stall, Friday 10th May - 9:15 - 11:00 am

All gifts $5.00.

All students will have the opportunity to purchase a gift for their mum, carer or special person from a range of carefully selected gifts.  If you’d like your child to purchase a gift alongside their classmates please send along $5.00 on Friday 10th May.

Children will only be able to purchase one gift each in the morning with their Class. Extra gifts will be available to purchase at recess and if any left they will be on Sale after School.

Purchasing from the Mothers Day Stall is optional, we offer this stall as a service not a fundraiser.

Look out on Facebook for photos of some of the beautiful gifts on offer.

If you’d like to help out on the Stall please sign up at


Election Day BBQ - Saturday 18th May - 8:30 - 3:00 pm

We are hoping to make this day a success and to do this we need your help. You can help in 3 ways:



Did you know you can assist our school with your shopping every day?

It takes little effort and no extra cost.

Grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and teachers are able to nominate Rangeview Primary School with our fundraising partners and the school receives a percentage of each purchase!


Entertainment Books

Your support really helps our fundraising, so we’re thrilled to let you know about special bonus Early Bird Entertainment Membership Offers for loyal supporters.


Pre-order the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership and receive bonus

offers you can use right away!







Families are welcome to visit the Second Hand Uniform Shop on

Tuesday mornings between 8:45 to 9:15 am or

Fortnightly from 28th March on 

Thursdays between 9:00 to 9:20 am to purchase second hand items.








Rangeview Animal Roster


Level 3/4 



Level 5/6 

Primary to High School Transition

An information transition pack will come home this Wednesday 1st May to all parents/carers of Level 6 students.  This pack will include;

- Letter to parents/carers

- Frequently asked questions

- list of Government schools in region with Year 7

- application for Year 7 placement

- privacy note


Parents/carers  must return the Application for Year 7 placement by Friday 17th May.




If your son/daughter is interested in applying for the Yr. 7 High Achievers class for 2020 at Mullauna College, testing will take place at 9am on Friday 10 May, 2019 at Mullauna College. Please complete the following online survey and you will be contacted via email regarding the testing closer to the test date.

Happy Birthday to You!


Community News/ Advertising


The View
School Buy Introduction Flyer.pdf
Student Enrolment Form 2020.pdf
Get to Know You Form Transition 2020.pdf
Notification of Student Absences - Sentral Parent Portal Letter.pdf
Messaging Teachers - Sentral Parent Portal Parent Letter.pdf
Cheerleading Registration Form - Term 2 2019.pdf
Chess Club Term 1 2019.pdf
Chess Term 2 Registration Form.pdf
25th Anniversay Paver Fundraiser Form.pdf
25th Anniversay Paver Fundraiser Form.pdf
25th Anniversay Paver Fundraiser Form.pdf
25th Anniversay Paver Fundraiser Form.pdf