The View

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

Dates to Remember


Monday 18th

Junior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Student Enrolment Information Form Due


Wednesday 20th

Foundation Students do not attend school 

Schoolastic Book Club Orders Due


Thursday 21st

Harmony Day


Friday 22nd 

SEDA Cricket Clinic

National Ride/Walk to School Day


Monday 25th

Senior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Foundation Students First Full Week of School


Tuesday 26th

House Cross Country Levels 3-6

Rangeview Parents & Friends  BBQ Lunch

Noel Jones Coffee Van  8:30  - 10:00 am


Wednesday 27th 

School Council Meeting


Thursday 28th

Woolworths Excursion Level 3B & 3L


Friday 29th

SEDA Cricket Clinic

Rangeview Parents & Friends L6 Mums Night Out

Woolworths Excursion Level 3T


Monday 1st

Junior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 3rd

Foundation Family Dress Up Day 

Rangeview Parents & Friends meeting 7:30pm 


Friday 5th

Whole School Assembly - 2:00 pm in the hall

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

Term 2

Tuesday 23rd 

Pupil Free Day - Students do not attend school


Wednesday 24th 

Students commence Term 2


Thursday 25th 

ANZAC Day Public Holiday  - Students do not attend school



Wednesday 1st

Foundation Excursion to Myuna Farm


Tuesday 7th

Level 4 Scienceworks Excursion


Wednesday 8th

District Cross Country


Friday 10th

RPF Mothers Day Stall


Thursday 16th

Foundation 2020 Information Night


Tuesday 21st

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


Thursday 23rd

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

Principal's Report

Churinga Ave and Orient Ave Crossings Update – SAVE OUR CROSSINGS

The meeting organised with Whitehorse City Council last Thursday went well and addressed the concerns about lack of transparency and consultation with the schools.

I have been informed that:

•             Crossing supervisors will remain in place until the end of 2019 or early 2020.

•             The crossings will be surveyed again on one day in term 4 2019 or early term 1 2020.

•             We will be able to nominate the day of the week the survey occurs (but not the date)

•             WCC will be in communication with us through this period, the data collected will be shared and                 when the final data is presented to WCC councillors to vote on.

•             We will know the recommendation before this is presented to council so we can lobby for                               support if we don’t meet the numbers.

•             WCC is keen to help us promote safe travel to school and link us to Active Transport Officers to                      promote the use of crossings.

•             We have 6 months or more to build the culture of safe travel

•             118 crossing locations will be survey in 2019 and 2020 (our data will be in this)

•             Realistically we probably need a few more students using the crossing to at that time to meet                       the magic number!

•             We can also access previous data to see if there is a pattern of decline.


I feel confident that the next step is to work with our students and families on safe travel, walking/ riding to school, parking away from the school and using the crossings.


Thank you for your support of our crossings and the necessary action to ensure that we here heard by the Councillors.


National Ride/Walk to School Day this Friday 22nd March

We need to encourage the healthier way to start the day with walking or riding to school. It is a national event that I encourage all our families to take up the challenge and help us keep all of our crossings. Be part of this safe travel to school initiative. We will be counting the students’ way of travel as a bench mark for 2019.   So park away from the school (or ditch the car altogether) and walk or ride in!


Harmony Day – Thursday 21st March

Our classes are preparing to celebrate Harmony Day in acknowledgement of how we belong. Planning for the day is well under way. There is a world map in our foyer. All our families’ heritage will be represented with dots for the birthplace of every student’s parents prior to special day. Students can dress in traditional costume from their country of birth or in the bright colour of orange on Harmony Day and share food for the Big Munch starting from 12.30pm.  


We are hoping to make a large peace sign on the oval to demonstrate We Belong!

A message of hope to our families in our community impacted by the tragic recent events in New Zealand, our deepest sympathies. 


House Cross Country - Tuesday 26th March

House Cross Country run is next Tuesday for Levels 3- 6.  All levels F-6 to wear your house colours.


e-Smart - MOMO

It has been brought to my attention concerns about MOMO please refer to our e-Smart page for parenting tips.  


Third Pupil Free Day – Tuesday 23rd April Term 2

Our next pupil free day is on TUESDAY 23rd APRIL. We will be working on character strengths for student wellbeing with Maria Ruberto. This will be a follow up day to the work started last year with Maria focusing on how we recognise character strengths and provide opportunities to enhance these.

This will be off site at Park Orchards PS as part of the FISO network of schools.

All Victorian Government schools are allocated 4 pupil free school days per year.

The first pupil free day was Tuesday 29 January which allowed for time for staff to look at the targets and goals set in the AIP (Annual Implementation Plan), student wellbeing, start-up processes in schools and team meetings, and classroom preparation for the start of the term. The second pupil free day was on Wednesday 20 February. We worked on aspects of quality questioning by teaching staff to improve student engagement and learning.  There is one remaining pupil free days for 2019 yet to be confirmed.




GaGa Pit

We are so proud of the way that our Rangeview students are engaging with each other this year. It is wonderful to see so many positive games and free play in the playgrounds at break times. We have started play in our new GaGa Pit located at the end of the green mile. This game was a legacy project from the Grade 6 of 2018. The student’s chose to hold a Hot Chocolate fundraising day on Billy Cart Day and they raised $400! This paid for the materials for constructing the GaGa pit. Our Groundsman Mr McGowan built the pit and our Grade 6 students painted it and decorated it with their handprints. The rules of the game are displayed on the outside of the pit and since they went up last week it has been a huge success! Groups of students from across the school are playing it at break times every day. In the coming weeks we will put down fake turf to create a less dusty experience for the students.

Harmony Day

Harmony Day is again the 21st March this year which is Thursday this week! Students can come in a costume which represents their heritage or can wear orange – the Harmony Day colour. We will be running special activities across the school in the morning and sharing a class lunch – we encourage students to bring food to share. There will be a Harmony Day special assembly at 245 and all are welcome.


We have displayed a world map in the foyer of the school and every student will have the opportunity to place coloured dots onto the map to represent the birthplace of their parents. We will publish a completed photo of this whole school project after Harmony Day.



Harmony Day - Thursday 21st March


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.

Student Enrolment Information Form Level 1-6

Shortly Level 1-6 Students will receive a computer generated printout of their Student Enrolment Form.  Please make any changes or corrections that are necessary and return to the school office by Monday 18th March please note all enrolment information forms need to be signed and returned, confirming the details are accurate even if no changes are required. 


Rangeview Primary School will continue to utilising the Sentral Parent Portal for notification, alerts, messaging etc therefore it is imperative we have correct contact numbers, emergency contacts and up to date information regarding medical conditions for all children in case of an emergency. 


Also please be sure to check the parent occupation information is up to date and correct as this impacts the amount of government funding that the school receives.




Working With Children Checks For Volunteers 

A Victorian Government Working with Children Check (WWC) will be required by all adults who undertake any voluntary work at Rangeview Primary School.  This means anyone working in the classroom, school excursions, camps etc.


Holding a Police Check is not enough.  WWC is ongoing monitoring of the criminal records of those who hold a WWC Card.  Since the 30th June 2008 it is compulsory for all volunteers to provide a current WWC.


To obtain a Working with Children Check you must apply online at

After filling the online form, finalise your applcation at a participating Australia Post retail outlets, by presenting your application summary, proof of identity documents and a passport quality photo.


School Attendance 

In Australia schooling is compulsory for children who are 6 to 17 years old.  Students are expected to attend their enrolled school during normal school hours every day of each term.  For primary school children, parents are responsible for ensuring their children attend school daily unless they are ill.  It is important that children develop regular attendance habits at an early age.  Daily Attendance is important so students don't fall behind socially and developmentally.


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.


Student of the Week


Parents & Friends


House Cross Country BBQ Lunch
Tuesday 26th March
12:30 - 1:30 pm 

The Level 3-6 students will be participating in Cross Country. All students can wear their house colours to School on this day. Please come and support those students running. 


The P and F will be cooking a BBQ lunch for students in all levels - (this is completely optional).

Sausages in bread will be $2.50

As with all Parent run events we need the help and support of our Parent Community. 

If you can Volunteer to help cook and serve the BBQ please sign up on the Volunteer Sign up:


Noel Jones Coffee Van 
Tuesday 26th March - 8:30 - 10:00 am

Complimentary Coffee will be available thanks to Noel Jones Mitcham. The van will be outside the library.  Grab a coffee to take away, or stay at School and chat with other parents.  In our efforts to reduce landfill we encourage you to bring your keep cup - however disposable cups will be available.


Icy Pole Fridays

Icy Pole days have finished for this term and by the amount of students getting an icy pole, we can see that it is a welcome treat, especially on those really hot days.


Thanks to those parents who came and helped out.

Karen L, Jing Z, Anna W, Kellie T, Judy H, Sam B, Jennifer T, Onsuk M,

Mandeep K, Mel C, Heather R, Min H.

Thanks also to the Level 6 student helpers


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!









Orders can only be placed online via or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play (search for ‘scholastic loop’).  No cash is taken through the Primary School for Book Club.


If you haven’t ordered before it’s easy.

Please register for an account, identify Rangeview Primary School and the class your child is in. Enter the books you would like to order and your payment details.



When orders are received at Rangeview Primary, they will be delivered to your child’s classroom and they will bring them home. If they are a gift for your child please choose the “gift” option when ordering and they will be kept at the Office for you to collect.



Please contact Tracy if you have any questions.





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.





The Rangeview annual Harry Hat Man Parade certainly lived up to its expectations! The Foundation students proudly and loudly paraded through the entire school visiting all classes to show off their hats.

Music News: The Foundation students have been engaging with a range of instruments, including the percussion instruments they played with vigour during the Harry Hat Man Parade. Their 5/6 buddies have been learning how to play the ukulele, and are in the process of visiting all their Buddy classes to perform for them.

Community News

On Thursday 13th March members of Victoria Police visited all Foundation classes to discuss how they serve our community. The children tried on Police Uniforms whilst taking a close up look at a real Police vehicle! The officers turned on their lights and sirens much to the delight of the children!

Sports News

All Foundation students are participating in SEDA Cricket Clinics on Friday mornings over a four week period. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills whilst learning how to engage with others as part of a sporting team.

Thank you to all parents who diligently drop off and pick up their child at the designated line up spot. It is certainly making a difference during the morning and afternoon rush and congestion in our hallways.

All the best,

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


Level 1/2

Level 1 and 2 students are learning about time and its importance in everyday living. This involves reading both analogue and digital times, understanding duration e.g what takes an hour to do, what takes a minute to do and reading calendars. We are also having fun playing 'What time am I?' 

Students are also creating their own clocks with individual features. We encourage families to play time games and help children to correctly practise clock times.


Level 3/4 

Level 3/4 News

With only a few weeks left of term 1 it is a very busy time for the level 3 and 4’s, cross country training is continuing in preparation for the house cross country event on the 26th of March, many of the students are very excited for this day.  The students are enjoying the early morning running sessions and are looking forward to the day. If your child is injured, and unable to participate, please send a note to your classroom teacher. Some children will experience muscle soreness. Please encourage them to continue training.


The level 3’s and 4’s are also starting to look at their upcoming celebrations and commemorations presentation project. Each student will be selecting a celebration and preparing a presentation that will be shown to the class later in the term. More information will be sent home this week..


On the 15th of March the level 3’s and 4’s celebrated National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, the students participated in a variety of activities on the day which was a great way to grow discussion on a very important topic. 


Flora and Fauna is continuing in Level 3 with the cooking and science rotations in full swing, the students have been making stir fried vegetables and noodles with Mr Le, and Prosciutto with Mrs. Francia using tomatoes and homemade bean shoots.


From the Level 3 and 4 Team.



Level 5/6 

This week the grade 5/6  students have stared SEDA cricket clinics. Students have also been busy rehearsing lines, ready to audition for the 5/6 production.





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.

Physical Education - P.E



Wacky Wednesday Competition



Library Open Times


TUESDAY - OPEN 9.00AM - 9.30AM & 1.10PM - 1.30PM

WEDNESDAY  - OPEN 9.00AM - 9.30AM & 1.10PM - 1.30PM

THURSDAY - OPEN 9.00AM - 9.30AM & 1.10PM - 1.30PM

FRIDAY - OPEN 9.00AM - 9.30AM 


Thank You

A big thank-you to our lovely team of parent helpers who have been covering books for take home reading. The books are now going into classrooms to be enjoyed. Hundreds of books are read by the students in our take home reading program. Parental help is greatly appreciated.

Marita Horvath

Learning Specialist


Flora & Fauna

A few words from..........

We went to a creek. We planted zucchinis.  We cleaned up lots of rubbish. Some of us put bins out around the school. We got branches that were not supposed to be there and we put them in the corner of the oval. By Fiona


We planted zucchinis in gardening for Flora and Fauna 12th March. We went to the creek to clean up rubbish. By Charlie


We went down to the creek at the ponding basin and picked up rubbish. By Hugo



National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence Friday 15th March 



National Online Safety


Rangeview Animal Roster


Happy Birthday to You!



Community News/ Advertising


The View
How To Order Using the LOOP.pdf
How To Order Using The Gift Function.pdf
Wacky Wednesday Competiton Entry Sheet.pdf
Notification of Student Absences - Sentral Parent Portal Letter.pdf
Messaging Teachers - Sentral Parent Portal Parent Letter.pdf
Parenting Information Forum - 2019 - Brochure.pdf
How To Order Using the LOOP.pdf
How To Order Using The Gift Function.pdf