The View

12 November 2019
Issue Eighteen
Dates to Remember
Principal's Report
Information Evening Foundation 2020
Wellbeing & Engagement
From the Office
Working Bee
Student of the Week
Parents & Friends
Performing Arts 
Physical Education - P.E
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
27 Churinga Avenue
Mitcham, Victoria, 3132

Dates to Remember


Monday 11th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 13th

Foundation Royal Botanic Gardens Excursion


Friday 15th

House Sports Carnival 


Saturday 16th

School Working Bee 9am-12pm


Sunday 17th

FLL Qualifier - Roxburgh Park 


Monday 18th 

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

L6 Body Safe Parent Information Night 7- 8pm


Wednesday 20th

L1&2 Museum Excursion


Thursday 21st

Foundation 2020 Information Night 7- 8:30 pm 


Friday 22nd

School Pix L6 Graduation Photo


Saturday 24th 

FLL State Competition


Monday 25th

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Thursday 28th

L6 Body Safe Program 


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


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 9am-12pm


*  Times/dates may be subject to change

Principal's Report

Remembrance Day 2019

I attended the local RSL service for Remembrance Day on Monday with our talented school captains Caitlin and Lucas. They spoke and presented a wreath on behalf of our school in honour of all past service people.

Public Speaking Competition at Mt Pleasant Road PS

Four students represented Rangeview PS last week at the Public Speaking Competition.  Theodora X from Foundation spoke about 'The best thing about being me'.  Ella R from Grade 2 spoke about 'If I could have one super power', Ella P from Level 4 spoke about 'My three wishes' and Alex H from Grade 5 spoke about "When I'm a Prime Minister of Australia".  All students spoke clearly and confidently which is a credit to their preparation for the speech competition.  Theodora was the winner of the Foundation section.  Congratulations to all the students that participated in the competition, such a great learning experience.




Foundation 2020 Information Evening - Thursday 21st November at 7pm

After many tours with families and engaging transition sessions for our future foundation students, the important Foundation Information Evening is fast approaching – on Thursday 21 November at 7pm for all 2020 Foundation students’ families in our school hall.


Families unable to attend will have the information given out on the night posted to them. We are looking forward to welcoming our new students in foundation and 60 new families to Rangeview. There will be 5 classes and we anticipate that these students will be meeting their class teacher at the last transition session on Tuesday 10 December.


Working Bee this Saturday 16th November

Working Bee on this Saturday – so any time you can spare to help in our gardens and play spaces will be well received! Come and join us because many hands make light work.



  • Cooling in the Hall
  • Shade Sails for play equipment near the oval
  • STEM room tidy and carpet and paint, walls installed for Green Room
  • Finish the 25 Year Rangeview Garden with paving and planting, official opening
  • Doors on the underneath section of Senior Hub for additional storage
  • Painting the senior toilets
  • The completion of the ‘Be the Kind Kid’ mural by four talented grade 6 students
  • Decking for the extra grade 3 portable coming in during term 4
  • Crosier Scott drawings for next stage    
  • Fencing around the garden beds because feet squash plants

Parent Helpers Breakfast - Thursday 28th November 8am

Save this date - Our thank you for your help around our school.

School Council Dinner Meeting

Last official school council meeting is on the 20th November. The council will be presented with the draft Annual Implementation Plan that outlines the focus for 2020. The indicative school budget will also be presented.


 I would like to thank the school council members, both staff and parents for their contribution over the year. The active sub committees support the management of our school and help plan the future directions of Rangeview.


Rangeview Library Program

The Library Program here at Rangeview is an integral part of the curriculum for the students from Foundation through to Grade 6. All of the classes attend scheduled Library sessions once a week where they engage with picture story books, early readers novels and literature. Our Library is staffed by our wonderful Library Technician - Lynette Ellis. The school contributes significant funds to the upkeep and resourcing of the library each year, however this wonderful program could not be run as effectively without the generous voluntary parent contributions to our Library Fund. When you are next at school why not ask your child to take you to the Library to see what new books we have on the shelves.....




Information Evening Foundation 2020

Foundation 2020 Information Evening
Thursday 21st November 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Rangeview Primary School will present a Foundation Information Evening, in the school Hall for Parents of Pre-schoolers enrolled at the school in 2020.


Meet the Teachers your child may be working with next year.

Find out about:

· First day procedure

· Important Dates for Term 1, 2020

· Special times for Foundation students

· Hints for a smooth transition

· Foundation Early Assessment

· Parent/Teacher discussions

· Question and answer time

The evening will conclude with a light supper


For catering purposes please ring the school on  9874 6381 by Monday, 18th November if you are able to attend. Childcare available with booking.


Wellbeing & Engagement

Landmark Matilda's Equal Pay Deal

Football Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia have announced a new agreement that closes the pay gap between Australia's national teams - the Socceroos and the Matildas. This new agreement reflects football's determination to address issues of gender equality.



From our RRRR student leader Amelie W (56H)

At the World Cup earlier this year the women's team reached the knockout finals and received 1 million dollars for their efforts, while the Socceroos made 8 million for just qualifying for the World Cup.  This obviously isn't fair and to have equal pay for both men and women in this field of sport would be a great improvement and hopefully this will soon become reality as there has been talk of giving the Matalida's the same amount of pay as the Socceroos.  Equal pay is already a reality in tennis and I am hopeful it will soon be the same in soccer and other sports. 



From the Office

2020 Parent Contributions

On Monday we sent home the Parent Contributions letter for 2020. 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.



Working Bee


Student of the Week


Parents & Friends



Thanks to all the families who participated in the colour explosion the online portal has now closed payment in cash can still be accepted at the school office before 14th November.  Prizes will be distributed within the next fortnight to students classrooms.




Performing Arts 

Music Count Us In

Last Thursday, all of our students participated in the Music Count Us In celebration day. After spending the first part of the term learning the song and the Auslan translation, it was a very special experience to sing it at the same time as around 700,000 other students all over the country.


3L and 3T were also very lucky to meet one of the writers of the song. Roan Nair was one of the competition winners who helped to create the song and worked with these grade 3 classes last Wednesday.


I think that this years song is the best one and it's amazing how four high school or university students have written quite different songs and put them all together to make the song. It's called 'We Are' and they worked very hard and I think it explains a lot and it's travelled all the way from four people to a world wide song around Australian schools.

 - Clara 3L


The experience of Music Count Us In was great. We learnt how to sing the song and the Auslan actions and we did it with all of the Australian schools. All of the children had a great time singing and doing the actions. It was amazing to sing 'We Are'. 

- Fiona 3L



Oxfam Concert

Our Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Band and Rock Band will be performing at the Oxfam Concert at Box Hill Town Hall on Thursday 14th November at 7pm. All proceeds from this performance go directly towards fighting poverty. Please come along and support this worthy cause and enjoy an evening of entertainment from many talented young musicians. Tickets can be purchased at

Physical Education - P.E

Dear Parents,


Please find below, information to help you track your child/ren during the House Sports day.


The activities will be held on the oval, basketball courts and in the hall.


Remember your hat, sunscreen and to wear your house colours. Icy poles will be given out to all students for their participation on the day. Emphasis will be on participation and fun!






    9.30 am – 10.50 am


Levels 3, 4, 5, 6

8 activities

11.50 am – 12.50 pm


Foundation & levels 1, 2

6 activities

2.15 pm – 3.15 pm


Whole school (Oval)

Sprints, egg throw, results



If you have any queries or are able to help out on the day please contact me at school or your child’s classroom teacher. I look forward to seeing you there!


Mr Michael Sacchetta

State Cricket

A big congratulations to Rituja Talekar in level 6 for being selected in the Victoria U/12 girl’s cricket team. This is a wonderful achievement and the Rangeview community is very proud of all your efforts.

Rituja is representing Victoria at the upcoming carnival, competing in Adelaide from the 17th of November to the 24th. Good luck Rituja, Rangeview wishes you all the best!




What a ‘fantastisch’ celebration our Rangeview Oktoberfest was!

It was truly wonderful to see the amazing effort put into dressing up on the day, either in the German flag colours (schwarz, rot und gelb) or in the traditional Bavarian costumes ‘Dirndlkleid’ and ‘Lederhosen’.

Students enjoyed participating in German-inspired activities including cooking, craft and German party games.

At lunchtime students delighted in German treats such as ‘Würstchen in der Semmel’ (sausage in a roll), Brezeln (pretzels), Bienenstich (beesting cake), Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) and Pfefferkuchenmänner (gingerbread men).

In our special gatherings in the hall students, teachers and parents were entertained by performances from our Foundation students, the Junior and Senior Choirs, our awesome Rock Band, as well as participating in our whole-school songs “Tanz mit mir in Lederhosen” and “Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken”.


Congratulations to all the winners of the ‘Best Dressed’ competition!


We wish to extend a huge ‘Danke schön’ to our Parents and Friends for organising the delicious German lunch, our amazing teachers for conducting the German activities, our Year 9 Vermont SC helpers, all the students and teachers involved in performances on the day, and to all the students (and their parents) for your wonderful effort in dressing up on the day and for participating cooperatively and enthusiastically in the festivities of the day. Congratulations also to Claire, our fabulous German Captain, for your support and assistance with this special celebration.


Vielen herzlichen Dank!

Frau Ulrike Lindner, Frau Kyla Petrilli & Frau Helga Shaw


Here are some comments about the day from our students

“Das Beste waren die Pfannkuchen”. (Jae – FG)       



“Das Beste war die Rock Band.” (Harliv – FG)




“Das Beste waren die Gummibärchen.” (Vansh - FT)
“Meine Lieblingsaktivität war deutsche Party Spiele.” (Justin – 2B)
“Das Beste war das “Mein Hut der hat drei Ecken Lied”. (Rosie – 2K)
“Das Beste war die ‘Best Dressed’ Parade.” (Ada – 2R)





























“Das Beste war das Foundation Tanzlied”.  (Kate – 1/2H)

“Zum Mittagessen habe ich eine Brezel und Apfelstrudel gegessen. Der Tag war ganz schön.”

(Charlotte – 3B)

“Das Beste war das Foundation Tanzlied und das Mittagessen.” (Matilda – 3T)

“Das Rangeview Oktoberfest war prima. Ich war in Gruppe dreiundzwanzig. Meine Lieblingsaktivität war deutsche Party Spiele. Das Beste war das Mittagessen.” (Jed – 4M)

“Das Rangeview Oktoberfest war toll. Meine Lieblingsaktivität war Basteln.” (Cody – 4M)

“Am Besten war ‘Tanz mit mir in Lederhosen’ singen und tanzen.” (Jai – 5/6N)

“Am Freitag, den 18. Oktober feierten wir das 2019 Rangeview Oktoberfest. Es war toll. Ich war in Gruppe dreizehn. Meine Lieblingsaktivität war kochen. Am Besten war die Rock Band.” (Aimee – 5/6N)


Happy Birthday to You!




Wow!! A fun day was had by all our Foundation students during their first ever Colour Run at Rangeview. Thank you to all the families who supported this wonderful event by donating money and/ or by being there on the day to help.

The children really enjoyed their time with SEDA Inflatables, rotating between activities to practise their throwing, catching and batting skills. The photos below are a small snapshot of our morning!


We are in the process of taking the children around the school to explore and investigate the many wonderful plants, flowers and trees as part of our Inquiry Unit on Plants and Gardens. They will visit the olive grove, fruit orchards, the many vegetable gardens and of course our enchanted garden. It would be helpful for families to engage the children in discussions about the life cycle of plants at home or when out and about in our local community, in preparation for our excursion to the Royal Botanical Gardens. We thank you for your ongoing support.


Congratulations to Theodora (FT) who achieved first place in the Public Speaking competition, having competed with Foundation students from three local schools on Thursday 7th November. A wonderful achievement!


All the best,

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



Level 1/2

All students had a fantastic time at the colour run! It was great to see so many parents helping out and students participating. Many students also raised a lot of money and won prizes for their efforts. Don’t forget to bring in your money to the office, if you haven’t done so yet.


We also had a great time at the SEDA cricket inflatables incursions, to finish off and consolidate the cricket skills learnt earlier in the year. Students had a turn at batting, bowling, climbing and sliding on inflatable.


Thank you for all the lovely cards and thoughtful notes for World Teachers Day. It was lovely to see the students share things they enjoyed about their teachers in cards and drawings.


Last week students participated in Music: Count us in, which was done across the whole of Australia. Students had spent time learning the Auslan (Australian Sigh Language) signs to go with the lyrics and were very proud and enthusiastic performing this year’s song. Well done everyone!


Another congratulations to all the students who completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge. It was a super effort from many students to read the books required. We had most of the Level 1 and 2’s complete the challenge this year!


Last week we also had some fun on Melbourne Cup Monday. Some students made their own fascinators, while others made horse masks and competed in horse races. It was great to have some fun with students and talk about why we didn’t have to come to school on Tuesday.


Lastly, we would just like to remind you about the Level 1 and 2 excursion coming up. We are heading to the Melbourne Museum and IMAX theatre to consolidate our learning about mini-beasts this term. If you haven’t already, please login to Sentral to approve your child for the excursion. It should be a very fun and exciting day, and we are looking forward getting to the museum to see more mini-beasts in real life!



Level 3/4 

Colour Run

The Level 3’s & 4’s had a fantastic day at the Colour Run last Friday. It was fantastic seeing all the students and teachers getting involved! Thank you to all the parents that helped organise the day, it was great seeing so many Level 3 & 4 families participating as we made our way around the track!

Colonial Show
Last Thursday the Level 3’s and 4’s had a wonderful Colonial incursion in the Hall. It was great seeing so many fantastic costumes on display from the students! The day was a brilliant learning experience for all the students, which helped to reinforce our teaching of the First Fleet this term this term.

Speech writing competition
Last week the Level 3’s and 4’s competed in the final stages of the ‘Three Wishes’ speech writing competition. Congratulations to all the students who made it into the final stage of the competition, with a special mention to Ella from 4M who made it through to the next round of the competition, Good luck Ella!

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



Level 5/6 

Congratulations to Rituja (5/6O) who has been selected by School Sport Victoria to represent Rangeview Primary School and the State in cricket. Rituja will travel to Adelaide to compete in the National Championships. Keep your eyes open for fundraising in the future to support Rituja’s trip.


Congratulations also to Alex (5/6N) who was selected to represent Rangeview Primary School at the public speaking competition on Thursday. Alex was a credit to the school and found the experience to be worthwhile.


Friday sport has allowed students to experience a variety of recreational activities; yoga, bootcamp, quoits, tennis, table tennis and casual cricket. Students have enjoyed the opportunity to be active in a non-competitive and casual setting.  



Body Safety Parent Information Night -Monday 18th November

Dear parents and caregivers,


Rangeview Primary School have engaged Body Safety Australia to provide our Level 6 students with body safety, puberty and sexuality education.


To support ongoing conversation at home, we will be offering a one-hour parent information night and encourage you all to attend.


The Unique You Sexuality Education 1 hour parent/caregiver only event will be held in Library on:

Monday the 18th November between 7 and 8 pm


Please see attached flyer for further information.


Rangeview Animal Roster



Community News/ Advertising


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2020 Animal Roster Family Request.pdf
Unique You Parent Information Night Letter.pdf
2020 Parent Payments.pdf
Parent Payment Policy 2020.pdf
Colour Run Parent Letter.pdf
Parent NON Consenting Colour Explosion.pdf
Colour Explosion - Safety Data Sheet.pdf