The View

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

Dates to Remember


Monday 25th

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Thursday 28th

L6 Body Safe Program 

NSW Firefighter Gold Coin Fundraiser

Special Breakfast 8am Library


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

L6 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

L6 Body Safe Program 


Friday 13th

Final 2020 Book Payment & Collection Day for 2019

Milkshake & Doughnut Day Fundraiser


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 9 am-12 pm


*  Times/dates may be subject to change

Principal's Report

STEM Unit Grade 3

Creative minds brainstorming ideas for play spaces in our school yard.  Landscaper Matthew from Rocket Box met with students from our three grade 3 classes last Thursday to look at possible ideas for different areas. Their design brief allowed them to choose a space and develop their ideas collaboratively. Students shared their projects from term 2 this year. Matthew will work on a landscape design to present to our school council. Great ideas and innovative solutions.



Working Bee Thank you

Thank you to the many families that found some precious time to help us out on the recent working bee for term 4.  Mulch was spread, areas weeded and drains cleared. We finished with a well-earned barbeque.



Parent Helpers Breakfast this Thursday  morning

The wafting smell of pancakes and bacon and egg rolls will greet you for the upcoming Parent Helpers Breakfast on Thursday morning. Head to the library for our special thank you to all the helpers and volunteers who help our school.


Walk to School Month

I continue to urge families to walk to school. Park away from the school and encourage your child to use our crossings and walk to school. The health benefits and community building is obvious. Our Student Junior School Council representatives have collected data and across the school we can see an increase in students walking to school. What a great effort.


We have not yet been informed of the outcome from the crossing audit in term 3 and Whitehorse City Council decision about our crossing supervisors for 2020.


Carols on Wednesday December 4th

Classes have chosen their songs in the lead up to the community event. Save this date.

Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner earlier from 5pm on the oval for the start at 6pm with our classes performances. We are hoping the earlier start brings the conclusion to this community event at a reasonable time and families can stay to the end.


Student Led Fundraising

Our student leaders and senior students have planned fundraising events for very different causes. The Milk Shake and Donut event is to raise funds for the upgrade of our toilets. And the fund raising for the bush fire appeal in NSW that has been driven by our grade 6 students in response to the tragic circumstances in NSW and Queensland.


Foundation Information Evening

The Foundation Information Evening for 2019 last Thursday went well. Many families attended and had many of their questions answered about the transition to school in 2020. Families heard from our 2020 Foundation teaching team. Special acknowledgement to all the staff and parents who spoke and a special mention to Super Sparrow, the side kick to Captain AB who made a surprise appearance. Well done Scarlett.


Special Assemblies- Everyone is welcome!

  • Monday December 9th is a senior assembly for the Deakin Shield Award
  • Monday December 16th is a whole school assembly to present the badges for 2020 student leaders and a special farewell to our staff retiring or leaving at the end of the year
  • Friday December 20th is the last assembly for the year to farewell our exiting grade 6 students.

House Sports Day – Arbor the Winners for 2019

What a great day with a high level of participation finishing with the infamous egg toss played out with the House Captains and student leaders. Only a few points separated the winning teams, and this year the win went to Arbor. Congratulations to all the participants and Mr Sacchetta for the smooth organization of the day. Thank you to the parents that helped out on the day in a number of different ways.




Rangeview Carols


Parent Helpers


As you can imagine we need lots of helpers to make the night a success. Please click on the following link to register your availability, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Megan Campbell


Wellbeing & Engagement

Milkshake and Doughnut Day

On 13th December the Grade 6 students will be selling Milkshakes and Doughnuts across the school to raise money for a legacy project. This was voted on by the students and the project will involve an upgrade to the Senior Toilet Block.


Milkshakes will be $2 and Doughnuts will be $1.


Students should bring a plastic keep cup to minimise waste!



From the Office

2020 Parent Payments & Book Collection

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.


Payment for contributions will be accepted from Monday 9th December 2019



Student of the Week


Happy Birthday to You!




Physical Education - P.E

Level 3 & 4 - T20 Blast Gala Day


Dear Parents/Guardians,


On Monday 2nd of December, Melbourne Stars are putting on a cricket T20 Blast Gala day for all our level 3 and 4 students.


The event will be held down at Heatherdale oval starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm. You're more than welcome to come down and have a watch to support the students. The day is focusing on fun, following rules and showing sportsmanship to the opposition and players on their team.


Students will need to bring lunch, hat, water bottle and sunscreen as the weather is starting to heat up.

If you have further queries please don't hesitate to contact me,


Kind Regards,

Mr. Michael Sacchetta

State Cricket/Icy Pole Fundraiser

WOW what a fantastic effort, we raised a total of $463.60 for Rituja from the icy pole day . 


Rituja and her team did extremely well at state level placing second overall and bringing home a silver medal for Victoria, just falling short in the Grand Final to NSW.  Rituja's best performance was taking 3 wickets for 2 runs. Rituja was very pleased with her performance in the carnival.



House Sports Day - 15th November 2019



What a wonderful day the children had at our Royal Botanical Gardens excursion! They learned about Indigenous Australian plants and gained insights into how Indigenous Australians lived off the land in a sustainable way using traditional tools and utensils for hunting and fishing. The children walked through the Banksia Nut Tree and listened for the fairies living in the large old oak tree! They painted with crushed rock, visited the herb garden, made lavender and rose pot pouri bags and potted a plant that they took home to look after.


Foundation enjoyed their first ever House Sports Day and competed in many activities on the day to collect points for their house. A fun day was had by all!


The children are busy practising their song which they will perform at the RPS Carols Night on Wednesday 4th December. We hope to see you all there!


All the best,

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



Level 1/2

Thanks to all those who helped set up and run the House Sports Day! The grade 1 and 2 students had a fantastic time doing all the different activities. We did hurdles, sack races, bean bag toss, soccer kick, basketball hoops and tunnel ball. Well done to all the student in Arbor. A well-deserved win this year!


Most Level 1 students have already been to the Melbourne Museum last week, with the Level 2 students going this week. It was a fantastic chance to conclude our Mini-beast topic for this term. Students have really enjoyed exploring and engaging in the topic, whilst learning lots of interesting things and noticing many more bugs and insects in the gardens! Thank you to all the parent helpers on the excursion day, having extra pairs of hands is very helpful on the day. Students also had the chance to experience a short film about bugs, which was viewed in 3D in the IMAX theatre. Many students had a fantastic day and enjoyed being at the museum and exploring a variety of exhibitions.


As we approach the end of the year, students are becoming tired. Please try to encourage early nights as we jump into these last few weeks of school.



Level 3/4 

It’s been a busy last two weeks in Level 3 & 4 and as the year draws to a close the students have been participating in some fantastic activities!

House Sports Day
All the Level 3/4 students participated in the House Sports day last Friday. It was a great day where students got to support and earn points for their House as well as getting to participate is some fun sport rotations. Thanks to Mr Sacchetta for his organisation of the day, and congratulations to ARBOR for finishing 1st overall!

Level 4 Digitech
The Level 4 students got to enjoy their first Digitech/robotics lesson this Thursday. The students loved experimenting with coding and robotics and it was a great chance for them to see what is coming up in Level 5 next year. A big thank you to Mr Evans for his organisation of these sessions.

Important dates to remember
SEDA Cricket Gala day Level 3/4: Dec 2nd
Carols night: Dec 4th
Transition Day to new classes: Dec 18th
Last Day of School: Dec 20th

Level 3/4 Team
Mitchell Clark, Anju Mehta, Karen Hastie, Khay Le, Kirilee Bell, Chloe Tomkins



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