2019 The Rotary Club of Forest Hill - Youth Achievement Award
On Monday, 25 November, Arjan received the Rotary Youth Achievement award for excellence from the Rotary Club of Forest Hill.
The criteria for the award is that the recipient is not necessarily an outstanding student who has already achieved many sporting and academic awards, but one who:
• has made worthwhile contributions and put effort into the life of their school community,
• has achieved success through application and determination throughout the year
• can be called upon as being an example for other students
This year the unsung hero award goes to a young man who is an all-round achiever and positively impacts the lives of those around him. He has always achieved excellent results throughout his time at Rangeview Primary School but more importantly he is an upstanding citizen who demonstrates genuine kindness, warmth and humility.
He is a highly motivated student who approaches all tasks diligently and with a positive attitude. He shows a willingness to share his knowledge and skills with all his peers and enables others to experience success too. He is a loyal friend and often assist his peers in times of conflict through his ability to lighten the situation with humour and empathy.
This students shines in everything he does. He was a lead role in the 5/6 production and he achieved great results in the Maths Olympiad team this year. He is a dedicated Peer Mediator and an excellent mentor to all junior students, especially his foundation buddy. He is a natural leader with a high emotional IQ and is well-respect by all his peers.
He regularly expresses his gratitude to those around him and now it is our turn to acknowledge him for his contribution to the school and local community. Arjan S. you are a worthy recipient of this year’s unsung hero ward. Congratulations.
Deakin Shield Awards
The Deakin Shield is presented in the spirit of Alfred Deakin, after whom the electorate of Deakin was named. The award recognises the valuable contribution of students from schools throughout Deakin in three categories; Academic, Community and Visual and Performing Arts.
Students are recognised for their:
– high standard in attitude and achievement;
– participation in all school activities with a good attitude;
– full commitment to the ethos of the school;
– an awareness of others and their needs; and,
– positive contribution to the school community.
Congratulations to our nominees, what a wonderful achievement;
Community Service Award: Thomas WM
Academic Award: Ryan Z
Visual and Performing Arts: Georgia H
Classes for 2020
FA Samuel Anderson
FB Jen Bonte
FT Vicki Tzimos
FS Amber Somerville
FW Carol Wilson
Level 1 & 2
1A Danielle Anderson
1B Tania Balderston & Rebecca Gordon
1D Melissa Dann & Nicole Robertson
1G Linda Giardino & Natalie Bellis
2H Marita Horvath
2B Carmel Brown
2K Marianne Kehoe
2R James Roche
2W Stephanie Wood
Level 3 & 4
3B Kirilee Bell
3L Khay Le
3T Chloe Tomkins
3/4C Sam Carter
4A Steve Atkinson
4H Karen Hastie
4M Anju Mehta
Level 5 & 6
5/6C Mitch Clark
5/6G Lee Giddings
5/6H Meg Hubbard & Ryan Evans
5/6O Lisa O’Connor
5/6P Samantha Potter
5/6W April Warfield & Romy Magdis
Art Deirdree Geilings & Melissa O’Brien
PE Michael Sacchetta & James Roche
Music Megan Campbell & Ryan Evans
LOTE Kyla Petrilli & Ulrike Lindner
DIGITECH Ryan Evans
EAL Helga Shaw
We have some staff taking leave or retiring at the end of the year or during 2020. Whenever a staff member takes leave or retires there is a gap to be filled which is not always easily done.
Mrs Beth Joyce, Mrs Natoli, Mrs Marg Goulding and Mrs Shirley Van Der Toorren will be retiring at the end of the year. Mrs Joyce started at Rangeview in 1999, Mrs Van Der Toorren in 2001, Mrs Natoli 2002 and Mrs Goulding in 2003. All of these teachers have been working at our school over many years and have contributed to student learning in significant ways. They will be missed. Celebrations to mark their substantial contribution to our school are being organised for next Monday’s assembly and families are most welcome to attend.
Mrs Natasha Hale has been on extended leave and will also be retiring at the end of this year. Mrs Leanne Theisinger, our Business Manager retired at the end of term 2 this year. Mrs Jackie Moran who shares a 5/6 class will be taking 12 months leave and will return in 2021. Mrs Marianne Kehoe (2K) has been on leave for this term and will be returning from leave in January to begin the 2020 school year. Mrs Lisa Haines has filled this vacancy for this term and I would like to thank her. Ms Melissa McCarthy our First Aid and Administration Officer will also be leaving us at the end of the term to commence work closer to home, we wish her well.
In response to the 2020 staffing needs as outlined above and an increase by 3 classes across the school, we had advertised a number of teaching positions. We have appointed 6 new teaching staff; Stephanie Wood, Danielle Anderson, Samuel Anderson, Steve Atkinson, Lee Giddings and Samantha Potter.
Teams for 2020 have been built around the new staff to provide support as they transition into our school.
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.
Student Leaders for 2020
Students in level 5 have been considering the leadership roles available as year 6 students in 2020. Letters have been written for positions.
I congratulate all the students for taking the step of applying for, or considering a leadership role. All senior students, regardless of a leadership badge, are role models for our younger students. The relationship they will build with their foundation buddy is very important and can make a significant difference in their school life.
Special Assemblies- Everyone is welcome!
• On Monday December 16 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 20 is the last assembly for the year to farewell our exiting grade 6 students.
Tuesday, 10th December is the last transition session for Foundation students starting in 2020. This day is also the level 6 students transition day into their secondary school. We wish all exiting level 6 students all the best as they prepare for the imperative transfer into the next learning phase of their lives, with all of the exciting challenges they will face.
Graduation for Exiting Grade 6 Students on Tuesday 17 December from 6pm.
Walk to school month
The Junior School Council have been busy this week collecting and analysing our walk to school data. It is great to see so many students walking and riding to school. It is not only better for the environment but for our health too. So far we have found the following:
- 3B, 5/6E and 1J had the most students walking to school.
- There were 59 students that walked to and from school every day.
- The Grade 6s students walked to school that most.
- Over 40 days the whole school averaged 488 trips walking to and from school.
Some member of JSC will share their findings with the school at our next assembly. Don’t forget to thank our fabulous crossing people!
All families are welcome to attend our last whole school assembly on Friday 20 December at 1pm for a finish at 1.30pm.
I would like to thank all the families for your contribution and support of your child’s school. I wish you a safe and relaxing holiday break, and to the families not returning in 2020 all the best in the future.