The View

21 February 2019
Issue Two
Dates to Remember
Principal's Report
Level 1/2
Level 3
Level 4 
Level 5/6 
Student of the Week
Rangeview Animal Roster
Happy Birthday to You!
School Photo Day
Parents & Friends
Flora & Fauna
Performing Arts 
Physical Education - P.E
Working Bee
Lego Club
Community News/ Advertising
Rangeview Primary School
(03) 9874 6381
27 Churinga Avenue
Mitcham, Victoria, 3132

Dates to Remember


Monday 18th

Senior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

District Swimming (Aquanation - Selected Students)

School Council Nominations Open


Tuesday 19th 

Twilight Family Picnic 5:30pm-7:30pm


Wednesday 20th

Pupil Free Day - Foundation to Level 6 do not attend school


Friday 22nd

Icy Pole Day - Lunch time in the gallery 


Saturday 23rd

Term 1 Working Bee - 9am-12pm 


Monday 25th

Junior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Tuesday 26th 

School Council Nominations Close


Wednesday 27th

School Council Meeting 7pm

Foundation Students do not attend school 



Friday 1st

F-L2 Subway Lunch Day

Icy Pole Day - Lunch time in the gallery 

Clean Up Australia Day Activities 


Monday 4th

Senior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Tuesday 5th

SchoolPix Whole School Photo Day


Wednesday 6th

Foundation Students do not attend school 


Friday 8th

L3-L6 Subway Lunch Day

Icy Pole Day - Lunch time in the gallery 

SEDA Cricket Clinic

Foundation Harry Hat Man Parade 2:45pm in the hall


Monday 11th

Labour Day Public Holiday - Students do not attend school


Wednesday 13th

GRIP Student Leadership Conference - Selected students

Foundation Students do not attend school 


Friday 15th 

Foundation Police Incursion

Icy Pole Day - Lunch time in the gallery 

National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence


Monday 18th

Junior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 20th

Foundation Students do not attend school 

School Council Meeting


Thursday 21st

Harmony Day


Friday 22nd 

Icy Pole Day - Lunch time in the gallery 

SEDA Cricket Clinic


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


Friday 29th

Icy Pole Day - Lunch time in the gallery 

SEDA Cricket Clinic




Monday 1st

Junior School Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 3rd

Foundation Family Dress Up Day 


Friday 5th

Whole School Assembly - 2:00 pm in the hall

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

Principal's Report


Our next pupil free day is on Wednesday 20th February. We will be working on aspects of quality questioning by teaching staff to improve student engagement and learning. This will be off site at Park Orchards PS as part of the FISO network of schools.



Rangeview PS relies on Working Bees to help to maintain the extensive grounds that we’re very fortunate to have.  We are asking that each family attend at least one Working Bee during the year to help keep the playgrounds and surrounding areas safe and well maintained for our children.

Not only are Working Bees an opportunity to contribute to your children’s school, but they are also a great opportunity to meet other parents at the post-Working Bee barbeque.

We have scheduled 4 Working Bee dates for 2019, including Saturdays or Sundays to provide flexibility to families who may have weekend commitments. Working Bees start at 9am and run for approximately 2- 3 hours. Children are very welcome to attend. We finish with a barbeque.



Reminder for our Twilight Picnic this Tuesday from 5.30pm and the official opening of the new play equipment near the oval at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome!



Monday at 9.10am was the first Class Ambassadors meeting for 2019. Thank you for all the parents who have volunteered to help. Our P&F have information to share as well.



Notice of election and calls for nominations for School Council will be opened today and close on the 26th of February. Please see below for further information.

Why Should I be on School Council?

School Council plays an important role in school accountability and improvement processes. It is a legally formed body that is given powers to set the key directions of our school. As part of the school council you can ensure that the educational opportunities for your children are met.


Notice of Election and Call for Nominations for Rangeview Primary School Council in 2019

An election is to be conducted for members of the School Council of Rangeview Primary School.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the school from 4:00pm Monday 18th February 2019, and must be lodged by 4.00pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

The ballot will close at 4.00pm on Friday, 15th March 2019 at 4:00pm.

School Council Nomination forms may be for a Self-Nomination form for Parent Member category or a Nomination form for Parent Member category.

Following the closing of nominations a list of the nominations received will be posted at the school. The terms of office, membership categories and number of positions in each membership category open for election are as follows:


Membership category

      Term of Office

Number of Positions

Parent Member

      From the day after the date of the declaration of the poll in 2019 to and                inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2019.

4  x 2 year positions

DET Employee Member


From the day after the date of the declaration of the poll in 2019 to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2019.


3 x 2 year positions


What is a school council and what does it do?

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.

Who is on the school council?

For most school councils, there are three possible categories of membership:

A mandated elected Parent category – more than one third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and Training (DET) employees can be Parent members at their child’s school as long as they are not employed at the school.  A mandated elected DET employee category – members of this category may make up no more than one-third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.  An optional Community member category – members are co-opted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be Community members.

Generally, the term of office for all members is about two years. The term of office of half the members expires each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.

Why is Parent membership so important?

Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school.  Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.

How can you become involved?

The most obvious way is to vote in the elections, which are held in Term 1 each year. However, ballots are only held if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions vacant. In view of this, you might seriously consider standing for election as a member of the school council encouraging another person to stand for election.

Do I need special experience to be on school council?

No. What you do need is an interest in your child’s school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future.

What do you need to do to stand for election?

The principal will issue a notice of election and call for nominations following the commencement of Term 1 each year. All school council elections must be completed by the end of March. If you decide to stand for election, you can arrange for someone to nominate you as a candidate or you can nominate yourself in the Parent category. DET employees whose child is enrolled in a school in which they are not employed are eligible to nominate as parents for the school council at that school. Once the nomination form is completed, return it to the principal within the time stated on the notice of election. You will receive a Nomination Form Receipt in the mail following the receipt of your completed nomination. Generally, if there are more nominations received than there are vacancies on council, a ballot will be conducted during the two weeks after the call for nominations has closed.


  • Ask at the school for help if you would like to stand for election and are not sure what to do
  • Consider standing for election to council this year
  • Be sure to vote in the elections.
  • Contact the principal for further information


School Council Election Process and Timetable 2019

RANGEVIEW Primary School No. 5431



Notice of election and call for nominations

Monday 18 February 2019

Closing date for nominations

Tuesday  26 February 2019 – 4:00pm

Date by which the list of candidates and nominators

will be displayed

Thursday 28 February, after 4:00pm

Date by which ballot papers will be prepared and distributed,

if necessary.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Close of ballot

Friday 15 March 2019 – 4:00pm

Vote count

Friday 15 March 2019 – after 4:00pm

Declaration of ballot

Friday 15 March 2019 - after 4:00pm

First council meeting to co-opt Community members

(the Principal will preside)

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Second council meeting to elect office bearers (the Principal will preside)

Wednesday 20 March 2019


The Foundation children have settled in nicely as the youngest members of the Rangeview School Community. All Foundation classes attended a whole school assembly in Week 2, giving them the opportunity to experience sitting with the Level 1-6 students. We were very proud at how well they settled in a room with over 600 students, staff, family and friends.


Foundation classes have met with their Level 5/6 Buddy class, establishing relationships with our senior students for fun learning activities. The Buddy program will continue throughout the year, and parents will soon be notified of their child’s buddy’s name. The buddy program ensures our youngest students are supported in the playground and around the school by older students, who enjoy the responsibility of looking out for their little buddy.


Our specialist programs are in full swing, and the Foundation classes have been enjoying attending Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, Library and German classes.

All the best,

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



Level 1/2

Chinese New Year

Level 1/2 celebrated Chinese New Year – The Year of the Pig by reading Chinese stories, listening to class members talk about their Chinese heritage, customs and family celebrations. Classrooms were decorated with dragons and lanterns as part of this important Spring Festival.


Level 3

We have had a great start to Level 3 and have a lot to tell you about!


This term our topic is Celebrations Around the World. For Chinese New Year we made a giant dragon using our handprints and learnt lots of different facts about Chinese New Year. We celebrated Valentine’s Day, learning about the meanings and traditions of the day, and finished with a heart caterpillar craft.

We’ve loved the challenge of cross country training each morning. It has been fun but tiring learning the course and running around the school.


We made pledges for Safer Internet Day and even got our Web License.

It has been fun choosing books from the Library for our class library. We have filled our book boxes and are loving building our stamina during independent reading. We are learning new routines for writing and maths lessons and can’t wait to see what we learn about next!


Make sure you check out what we have been doing in Flora and Fauna!



Level 4 

What's news in Level 4

On the 5th of February the Level 4’s celebrated eSmart day. We explored a variety of different fun and hands on activities which are designed to teach the students the dangers of talking to strangers online, the ways in which bullying can occur online and how to safely and responsibly use the internet.

This program has a strong focus on the four R’s Respect, Resilience & Respectful Relationships. In the afternoon all the grade 4’s came together in one room to join in a virtual eSmart classroom with 100’s of other school’s from around the country. This virtual classroom asks questions of the students which helps to provide a basis for greater thinking on how they can use the internet safely and more responsibly. Each student created a pledge board to show what they will do to become a safer more responsible person on the internet using the ideas that had been discussed during the day. It was a fantastic experience for all the students and a great way for them to grow their understanding of the dangers of the internet when not used correctly.

 From the Level 4 Team Mrs Karen Hastie 4H, Mrs Anju Mehta 4M & Mr Mitchell Clark 4C.



Level 5/6 

Congratulations to the level 5 and 6 students who have settled quickly into their new classes. These years are busy with a lot of activities.  Digitech has started and students are beginning to code with the Lego Mindstorms Robotics and navigating Edmodo.  Students have been offered the opportunity to extend their mathematical reasoning skills by their involvement in the Australian Future Problem Solving Maths Olympiads.   Practice tests will be sent home soon. 


Notices have gone home to order printing for the level 6 jackets and tee shirts.

Printing is $8.00 per item and parents and carers are reminded that clothing must be freshly laundered (or new) and sent to school in a named bag. 


Training has commenced for cross country and inter school sport. 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. 


We also had a great time meeting our Foundation buddies and working on our clever cat masks. It was fantastic to see our seniors be good role models to their buddies, getting to know them and helping create some fabulously creative masks! 


Student of the Week


Safer Internet Day

Rangeview celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th by exploring 4 important values - Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Reasoning.


Great discussions were had and senior students created their own pledges about how they are going to stay safe when using the internet. The junior students coloured and made their own masks to join in the celebrations. Check out the photos.




If you haven’t already, take this opportunity to have a conversation with your family members who use the internet about developing the four critical skills.  

You may like to use these questions to get you started:


How do you show respect to others online?


How do you look out and care for your friend online?


What do you do online to question what is real and what is fake?


If you experience something online that makes you upset how do you bounce back?

Rangeview Animal Roster


Happy Birthday to You!


School Photo Day


Parents & Friends

Upcoming Events


Facebook Page

Please like and follow our facebook page Rangeview Primary School Parents & Friends to keep up to date on current and upcoming events.


Hands on Helpers

A group of parent helpers will be contacting classroom readers in the Library on the following Friday's 22nd Feb, 1st & 8th March from 2:00 pm to 3:20pm.  If you have some time to lend a hand please pop in.



2019 Class Ambassadors

Parent Class Ambassadors

Each year we ask 1 or 2 parent/guardians, per class, to be Class Ambassadors.  The Class Ambassador helps other parents, the class teacher and the Rangeview Parents & Friends (RP&F) by doing things such as: compiling the class contact list, forwarding class emails, sending out reminders by text/email, co-ordinating class parties, encouraging parent participation in school activities (class room reading, hot food days, money counting etc.) and answering general questions.  



Families are welcome to visit the Second Hand Uniform Shop on Tuesday or Thursday morning between 8:45 - 9:15 to purchase second hand items.




Flora & Fauna

From the Kitchen......

We had a great first cooking session and learnt about the safety rules in the cooking area.

Our first recipe was Fetta Bruschetta, delicious light snack when your tummy is rumbling!


 We are also learning how to clean up and do the dishes after we have finished cooking and eating.


From the Garden.......

In Flora and Fauna toady we tried the bananas from our garden. It was delicious. Thanks Mr Barr for growing them. 



We also started growing some beans shoots for next weeks rotation where we are going to cook with them. Can't wait!






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 

Performing Arts 

Junior Choir

Junior Choir are now able to accept further enrolments, please complete the attached application form and return to the office ASAP. ​ No forms accepted after Friday 22/2.

Please note students on the wait list have been accepted into the program - please forward payment if not provided.


Band Captain – William Z

Hi I’m Will and I am the band captain for 2019. I’ve been in the band for 3 years and I play the saxophone, which I have been playing for 4 years. I’m looking forward to being the band captain because I like the music we play and I like working together with the other members of the band to create music.


Choir captain – Emily J

Hi I’m Emily and I am the choir captain for 2019. I’ve been in the choir since I was in grade 2, and I also play the piano and a little bit of ukulele. I’m looking forward to seeing which new songs we will be singing this year, as well as the production. I’ve always been really passionate about singing, even though I wasn’t the best when I was younger. I stayed positive and kept trying to be better than before. I think being the choir captain is going to be a great opportunity for me, not only for now but also for when I am older.



Physical Education - P.E

Rangeview Sports Tops

New Rangeview Sports tops will be available in term 2 for Level 4-6 students. 

More information to follow.



Working Bee


Lego Club

Please note permission and payment for Lego Club was due on Friday, February 15th .   No further notices will be accepted.


Lego Club received an overwhelming response with over 100 students wanting to participate.  

Mr Ryan Evans is currently in the process of coordinating when Lego Club will be held.  Further information to come.


Chess Club Term 1, 2019

Term one chess classes commenced on Thursday 14th February provided by Dark Horse Chess.  All children settled in well and are enjoying the change of room from the Library to Mrs Beth Joyce (1J) room.  Chess Club will run every Thursday to the end of term 1 from 1.10 pm to 2.00 pm.



Interschool Chess Tournament

Interschool Chess Tournaments are a fantastic opportunity for some of our talented students to further challenge and extend themselves in their analytical thinking and problem solving.  They serve as a wonderful platform for resilience building in a competitive environment, as well as offer a great opportunity for socialising among peers with similar interests and talents in the wider community.


If your child is enrolled in lunchtime chess classes offered at Rangeview, plays for a chess club, has had chess lessons in the past, or just feels confident enough to attend a chess tournament, please do not hesitate to get in touch!  There is no limit to the number of students who can attend a tournament.  


Rangeview has been invited to take part in the following Chess Victoria Primary Open Zonal in Term 1.  If you are interested in taking part, please return this form to the Rangeview office ASAP.



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