The View

25 June 2019
Issue Ten
Dates to Remember
Principal's Report
Wellbeing & Engagement
Student of the Week
Parents & Friends
ICAS 2019
Science Club
L5&6 2019 Production
Ph. 1300 395 735
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
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Mitcham, Victoria, 3132

Dates to Remember


Monday 24th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Student-Led Conference Bookings (ALL Levels except 3B, FC & FT) Close 4 pm Sentral Parent Portal


Tuesday 25th 

Student-Led Conferences 3:45-5:30 pm  - ALL Levels (except 3B, FC & FT)

P&F Cup Cake Day


Thursday 27th

All Levels -  Early Dismissal at 2.30 pm 

Student-Led Conferences 2:00-8:00 pm  - ALL Levels (except 3B, FC & FT)


Friday 28th June

Whole School Assembly - 2:00 pm in the hall

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



Monday 15th 

Term 3 Commences

Whole School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Thursday 18th

Production Art Workshop 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Friday 19th

Netball Championships - Selected students


Monday 22nd

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

L1 Responsible Pet Ownership Incursion

Girls AFL Day - Selected students

2B & 12H Como House Excursion


Wednesday 24th

Foundation Responsible Pet Incursion

1S & 1G Como House Excursion


Thursday 25th

L1&2 100 Days at School Celebration

L3 CERES Excursion

Production Art Workshop 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Friday 26th

L2 Responsible Pet Incursion


Saturday 27th

P&F Disco Bingo 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Monday 29th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

1D & 2R Como House Excursion

Tuesday 30th 

Foundation Puppet Making & Show Incursion


Thursday 1st

Foundation Puppet Making & Show Incursion


Friday 2nd

Foundation 100 Days of School Celebration


Sunday 4th

P&F Vision Portraits - in the hall


Monday 5th

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 7th

Parents notified of Year 7 Placement  in 2021

Foundation 2021 Transition Session

German Poetry Regional Finals Vermont Primary - Selected students


Friday 9th

1J & 2K Como House Excursion


Monday 12th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 14th

Foundation Toy Making Incursion

L4 'Weekaway' Camp Departs (14th - 16th)


Friday 16th

L4 'Weekaway' Camp Returns


Saturday 17th 

German Poetry State Final - Selected students


Monday 19th

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Book Parade


Wednesday 21st

School Council Meeting


Thursday 22nd 

Production Dress Rehearsal


Friday 23rd

Junior School F-L2 Pie Food Day


Monday 26th

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Production Props Rehearsal


Tuesday 27th

L5/6 Production Cast 1 Performances

Foundation 2021 Transition Session


Wednesday 28th 

L5/6 Production Cast 2 Performances


Thursday 29th 

L3 Swap Market


Friday 30th 

P&F Fathers Day Stall

Senior School L3-L6 Pie Food Day


Monday 2nd

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

District Athletics Carnival

L3 'ADANAC' Camp Departs (2nd - 4th)


Thursday 5th

ICAS Science Testing- selected students

Foundation Grandparents & Special Persons Day


Monday 9th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Foundation Swimming Program Commences (9th - 19th)

L3 Swimming Program Commences (9th - 19th)


Tuesday 10th 

ICAS Writing Testing - selected students

L1&2 Science Incursion


Wednesday 11th

L1&2 Science Incursion


Thursday 12th

ICAS Spelling Testing - selected students


Monday 16th

Whole School 'Professions without Gender' Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Tuesday 17th 

ICAS English Testing - selected students only


Wednesday 18th

School Council Meeting


Thursday 19th 

ICAS Maths Testing - selected students


Friday 20th

Footy & Billy Cart Day

Whole School Assembly - 2:00 pm in the hall

Last Day of Term 3 - Early Dismissal at 2:30 pm

Principal's Report

Interviews- student led conferences 15 minutes

Many families have booked their meeting times through Sentral for the upcoming student led conferences being introduced this year. The conferences run for 15 minutes – approximately 10 minutes for students to share their learning using the learning portfolio and their iPad. During this time students will talk about the work they are proud of and goals they have been working on and future learning. The remaining time is available for parents to have a conversation with the teacher without the student if required.


Specialist teachers are available on;

 Tuesday 25th June 3.45pm to 5.30pm - Helga Shaw (German), Shirley Van Der Toorren (Art)

Thursday 27th June 2.45pm to 5.30pm – Megan Campbell (Music), Michael Sacchetta (Phys. Ed.) Deirdree Geilings (Art), Ulrike Lindner (German)


Reporters for grade 5/6

Student reporters in grade 5 and 6 will be writing for our school newsletters on a regular basis. Anna in 5/6O wrote about the grade 5 week covering Taskworks, STEM and sporting during grade 6 camp week. Thomas in 5/6WM will be the next reporter. Watch out for future articles in level 5 & 6 section in the newsletter.


JSC Representatives and Student Voice

JSC i.e. Junior School Council representatives were presented with their new badges by Student Voice leaders Tori and Jordy at the senior assembly on Monday. In the future the badges will be awarded to students selected for this role in term 1.


Tori and Jordy met with Whitehorse City Council Active Travel representative Mel to look at ideas to promote safe walking and riding to school. Our JSC has been active collecting data about the walking to school and using our crossings. The ideas from this meeting will be shared with all of our JSC representatives. They are also working on ideas to improve our school and fundraising activities.


Our super heroes Super Sparrow and Captain AB spoke at assembly this week about working in teams and living our school values. Well done to Arjan and Ker She! It takes courage to speak to students, parents and staff at assembly and they both did this in an entertaining way.


School Council June Meeting

Future planning has been the focus for our school council as foundation enrolments for 2020 would indicate that we qualify for another portable next year. I anticipate that Rangeview will have a school population of approximately up to 650 students. We are currently 616 students. The team has begun investigations into utilising space for growth and how to manage future enrolments.


Early Finish on Thursday and Friday

Reminder to all families that school finishes earlier on Thursday and Friday this week. The finish time of 2.30pm on Thursday allows teaching staff to begin their student led conferences from 2pm. On Friday we finish the term with a whole school assembly. Students will be dismissed at 2:30pm on both days.

OSHClub will operate from 2:30pm finish on both days for families who need out of hours school care.


Photos from Camp level 6 The Summit

Many photos have been shared through our Rangeview News showed at the Senior assembly on Monday and on our Level 5/6 News.


Showcasing Learning – Level 3 and 4 STEM units

Level 3 and 4 classes have been showcasing their STEM learning with classes across the school and families. Grade 4 students in teams, collaboratively built mazes and programmed spheroes to travel through the maze. Amazing fun learning!


Grade 3 classes have been solving problems of play space and future garden spaces. Their collaborative projects have been voted on. Selected designs and designers will work with a landscaper to add their elements to future play and garden spaces projects around our school.  This authentic design process can be seen in the newest play equipment near the oval based on grade 3 STEM unit in 2017.


New Website launched next term

We have been updating our website this term and the format looks fresh, informative and innovative, including some much-needed policy updates. I anticipate that the website will go live for the beginning of term 3.


Staffing -Acting Principal Role

I will be taking a week of leave to begin term 3 to travel to Lake Eyre with my husband, Ian Barr. Kate McLeod will be acting Principal while I am on leave. Rangeview’ s Assistant Principals, Marika Ferguson and Kate McLeod have equally shared this role of acting principal when I am absent on leave. I feel very fortunate to have such capable staff who can ably fill this position.


I wish everyone, families and staff a safe and relaxing break, and for the travellers like myself, may it be a wonderful adventure and we look forward to your return next term.


Wellbeing & Engagement


What a wonderful Term we have had at Rangeview this winter! Despite the cold weather and the regular showers, our students have been participating in a huge range of activities and programs and have played outside in our lovely grounds almost every day.


The new Junior Soccer Pitch has been a huge success with students from Foundation – Grade 2  playing there every day – and sometimes teachers…..


The Grade 3 – 6 GaGa Pit has been grassphalted and is in constant use at playtimes and we completed construction on the new Foundation – Grade 2 GaGa pit at the Term 3 Working Bee. This will also have grassphalt laid in the near future. I know our junior grades are very excited to start playing this game in a pit of their own.


A huge thank you to our parents and students who attended the working bee on Saturday 15th June. We spread fresh softfall in the top playgrounds and constructed the GaGa Pit for the Junior grades. It is so lovely to work alongside families for a few hours and help to keep our grounds maintained and safe.


Natalie Powell has been running fantastic Social and Games groups with students from across the school on a Wednesday this term. Some of the junior groups looked at using social skills when interacting with each other, further developing communication skills by asking and answering questions during various games, practising team work and cooperation whilst performing group tasks and also exploring what it means to be a friend and have friendship with others. Others groups focused on developing our communication skills by asking and answering questions during various games, practising team work and cooperation whilst performing group tasks and also talking about what it means to be a friend and have friendship with others. They explored the idea and practice of perseverance and looking at our own strengths (what we can do) that can help when faced with challenging games and tasks. Natalie will continue to run groups with some of the same students and some new groups of students in Term 3. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful program to support our students.


I hope you all have a restful and safe holiday period and return ready for a wonderful Term 3.



Student of the Week


Parents & Friends

Thank you to those people that helped out on Pizza Day - Curtis, Jennifer T, Mandy C, Liz C, Anna A, Chris J, Heather R, Min.  This was another successful food day at School with lots of happy students having pizza for lunch.


There are lots of events coming up over the next few months so stay tuned, for more information on these:

  • Disco Bingo - Saturday 27th July
  • Vision Portraits - Sunday 4th August
  • Student Disco - Friday 6th September
  • Fathers Day Stall - Friday 30th September
  • Colour Run - Friday 25th October   

Disco Bingo - Saturday 27th July - 7.00pm

The planning for Disco Bingo is well underway and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic night.


Donations for the night - There are 3 options for making a donation to the night:

  1. Nominating a business they know, or a personal donation of goods or services.
  2. Adding an item to a themed Hamper - Wine / Chocolate and Gourmet Food / Outdoor Fun (BBQ/Gardening/Picnic) / Lego / Arts, Crafts and Stationary / Games and Puzzles
  3. Send along $5.00 to School in an envelope, that the Disco Bingo committee can use to buy hamper items or prizes to be given out on the night.


Donations will be collected in your child’s class room until the end of term (Friday 26th June) - maybe bring along when you come for Parent / Teacher Interviews 


Tickets can be purchased through Try Booking at - . Please purchase your tickets by Monday 22nd July. 


Table Allocation lists are out for you to fill in - (near the second hand uniform shop). If you have already booked or are planning to book a table of 10, please write down who is on your table.If you don't have a full table, please still write down your names so others from your year level or class can join your table or we can join some tables together prior to the night. Happy to sit anywhere, then just book your ticket and turn up on the night.


Dress - Blast from the Past (think your favourite time in you past). However there is absolutely no pressure to dress up, you could even just add a "Blast from the Past" accessory to your everyday outfit, or just come as you feel comfortable. The night is about enjoying a stress free - fun night out with friends.


Silent Auction - Look out for information on the start date for this. We have some great items up this year. The Silent Auction will finish during the Disco Bingo Night. 


Games on the Night - Ever dreamed of sinking your teeth into a person sized block of chocolate - this could become a reality if you purchased the key that unlocks it!


Vision Portraits Fundraiser


ICAS 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,                


Once again Rangeview is offering the opportunity for children in Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 to take part in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools.


ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.

The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically.

ICAS is not compulsory.


 At Rangeview we are offering the following assessments for children in Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  • Science on Thursday, September 5th                   $14.50
  • Writing on Tuesday, September 10th                    $14.50
  • Spelling Bee on Thursday, September 12th       $14.50
  • English on Tuesday, September 17th                    $14.50                
  • Mathematics on Thursday, September 19th      $14.50


This year the assessments will be completed on-line. 

(ICAS Writing is paper-based only for Years 3 and 4)


All students will receive a certificate and an individual results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend a special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.        Learn more about ICAS here:




Visit and enter your school’s unique code:  edc774e00f to make a direct payment to UNSW Global.  Online payments will close on 31st of July 2019.


*Privacy notification: UNSW Global stores, uses and modifies the ICAS Assessments data in order to generate reports, conduct research and analysis, and improve its products and services. UNSW Global will not hold or use ICAS Assessments data that constitutes personal information for longer than 15 years. As the parent or guardian of a student who intends to sit ICAS Assessments, you consent to the school collecting the ICAS Assessments data that relates to the student, disclosing it to UNSW Global and to UNSW Global’s use of it in the manner outlined above. You also consent to the school assigning this consent to UNSW Global.


Principal                                                                                                                            Competition Coordinator                   

Liz Barr                                                                                                                                            Margaret Goulding                                      




Science Club

Sparks.  Knots.  Opposites.

There are two important things to know about our final Science Club session for this term.


1.       It was not run by the usual helpers.

2.       There was a plasma ball.


Every so often the regular Science Club parent helpers take a break and another group of helpers take over a session.  It is very important for parents to know that this last session had nothing to do with the usual helpers.  It was run by Jason, Kyle and Emanuel.  It was supported in the background by Julio, Melvin, Salman, Alistair and Heathcliff.  Our opposites.  They are the ones to blame for the knots in your children’s hair; no one else – especially not the usual parent volunteers.


It was Jason’s idea to get the Science Club kids to rub balloons and straws in their hair.  Kyle may have called it stripping loose electrons off atoms.  And Emanuel may have used these positively and negatively charged objects to attract and repel others.  And maybe it was all in the name of science, electrostatics and learning.  But the knots? Remember – it was our opposites and not the usual helpers.


Once Jason, Kyle & Emanuel were sure that everyone’s hair was full of knots they fired up their plasma ball.  Who doesn’t love a plasma ball?  It’s so pretty!  So of course Jason, Kyle and Emanuel covered it in aluminium foil.


Science Club will return with another interesting program in Term 3 for interested L5&6 students.  


Jasna, Kyla, Emma, Julie, Mel, Sally, Alissia and Heather – the usual parent volunteers - who had nothing to do with the knots in your child’s hair.  




L5&6 2019 Production

Production Workshop-Thursday 18th and 25th July


There will be two production workshops this year for our 5/6 production. We will be painting the scenery and making props. The workshops will run from 4pm to 6pm. Parents and students are most welcome to attend and help. You will need to bring an art smock.


Looking forward to seeing you there.

Shirley Van Der Toorren

Sound and Lighting for Theatre Productions

We are looking for interested person/people who have skills in either lighting and sound theatre production or would like to learn how.


We would like interested parties to work with our light and sound technicians (a former parent) at this years Production, in hope that they will be able to work on future Productions at the School.


Please contact the School Production Committee at 

Ph. 1300 395 735

Holiday Program


Program phone:           0428 882 764                                                                           Coordinator:       Michelle

Operating Hours:         BSC 7:00am-9:00am                                                             Assistant Coordinator:       Cory

                                               ASC 3:30pm-6pm

Happy Birthday to You!



We were very lucky this week to be visited by some firemen. They showed us all their firefighting equipment and taught us what to do to stay safe if we are near a fire. We learnt how to crawl down low and go, go, go! and how to stop, drop, cover, roll if our clothes catch on fire. They taught us how to call the fire brigade by dialling 000 and asked us to talk to our parents about making a family escape plan. They also brought along the big fire truck and all the Foundation students had the opportunity to squirt water from the hose and sit in the truck.


As we come to the end of the term, we are preparing to share our learning and progress with our parents. We are sure they will be very impressed and happy with our first half-year of school.

Happy holidays, everyone!


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



Level 1/2


Level 1 and 2 have had a very busy term at school. We worked very hard to complete their STEM vehicles, focusing on using the forces we discussed in class including push and pull.

We also had a chance to share our STEM projects with other year levels. Some Level 1 students enjoyed observing the Level 4 mazes and coded robots in action. It was exciting to see what students may get to experience in future school years.


Level 1 and 2 have also been learning lots of new skills during our swimming program. They have been learning important water safety skills and exploring different ways to enter, exit and swim through the water.


Some Level 1 students have enjoyed having the responsibility of counting and organising all of the Woolworths Earn and Learn stickers. Thank you to everyone who has collected and donated them to the school.


We are looking forward to the 3-way conferences, as it provides students an opportunity to talk through classwork they have been working hard to create, share things they are proud of and things they are still working on with their parents.


We hope everyone has a lovely holiday break and is refreshed and ready to start the second half of the year!



Level 3/4 

Astronomy Night

On Thursday June 13th, some Level 3 and 4 students and their families took part in an astronomy night. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Victoria set up telescopes on the school oval and we had a chance to see the moon and Jupiter. Even though the weather wasn’t perfect, we still had a fantastic night. Thanks to all the families who participated.



Basketball Clinic


Science Discovery Incursion

Level 3 & 4 both enjoyed the Science Discovery Dome incursion on Wednesday the 12th of June. It was a fantastic experience for all the students and a great introduction to our night and day science unit.

STEM Celebration

Level 4 held our STEM celebration day on Wednesday the 19th of June, this was an opportunity for the students to showcase their fantastic Sphero mazes to fellow students across the school, as well as their families in the afternoon. Thank you to everyone that attended on the day.




Level 5/6 

Level 6 'The Summit' Camp



Rangeview Animal Roster


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