The View

15 October 2019
Issue Sixteen
Dates to Remember
Principal's Report
Wellbeing & Engagement
25th Anniversary Invitation
Parent Portal
Student of the Week
Physical Education - P.E
Parents & Friends
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 14th 

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Walk to School Month


Tuesday 15th 

Foundation Transition #3 , 2:15 pm to 3:15 p,

Teachers - meet in the school hall

L6 Graduation Meeting - 3:45 pm in Mrs O'Connors room


Thursday 17th

Whole school eSmart 'Brainstorm Productions' Incursion


Friday 18th 

Oktoberfest Celebration & Food Day

Softball Division Finals - Heatherdale Reserve 12:45 - 2pm

Whole School  'Oktoberfest' Assembly


Monday 21st

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Walk to School Month

Level 1&2 Public Speaking Comp 9:15 am


Wednesday 23rd

School Council Meeting 7:00 pm


Thursday 24th 

Whole school 25th Anniversary Assembly & Official Opening of the Enchanted Tree and Paving - 9:15 am in the hall


Friday 25th

P&F Colour Run 2:00 pm -3:30 pm


Sunday 27th

Diwali Festival of Lights


Monday 28th

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Foundation-L2 SEDA Cricket Inflatables Incursion

Walk to School Month


Tuesday 29th 

L3&4 Speeches in the hall


Thursday 31st

L3-4 Colonial Show Incursion 


Friday 1st

L3-6 SEDA Cricket Inflatables Incursion


Monday 4th

No assembly


Tuesday 5th 

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday - students do not attend school


Wednesday 6th

P&F Meeting - 7:30 pm in the staff room


Thursday 7th 

Foundation Transition # 4 11:45 am to 12:45 pm held in current Foundation rooms

Music Count Us In Celebration Day

Public Speaking Competition - Mt Pleasant Primary


Monday 11th 

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Wednesday 13th

Foundation Royal Botanic Gardens Excursion


Friday 15th

House Sports Carnival 


Sunday 17th

FLL Qualifier - Roxburgh Park 


Monday 18th 

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Body Safe Parent Information Night 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Wednesday 20th

L1&2 Museum Excursion


Thursday 21st

Foundation 2020 Information Night 7:00 pm to 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

L5/6 Body Safe Program 


Friday 29th

L1&2 Museum Excursion


Monday 2nd

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Tuesday 3rd

L6 Marvel Stadium Excursion


Wednesday 4th

Rangeview Carols Night


Thursday 5th

L5/6 Body Safe Program 


Monday 9th

Senior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall


Tuesday 10th

Final Foundation Transition # 5 11:45 am to 12:45 pm 

L6 Secondary School Orientation Day


Thursday 12th

L5/6 Body Safe Program 


Monday 16th

Junior Assembly - 2:50 pm in the hall

Reports Available on Sentral Portal

Student Portfolios come home


Tuesday 17th

L6 Graduation

L3&4 Fish & Chip Lunch Day


Thursday 19th

L5/6 End of Year Excursion


Friday 20th

Whole School Assembly - 1:00 pm in the hall

Early Dismissal 1:30 pm


*  Times/dates may be subject to change

Principal's Report

NAPLAN Results

The results from NAPLAN, the literacy and numeracy tests that were administered to students in years 3 and 5 in May were distributed at the end of last term. Individual results have been distributed to parents of children involved. This data will add to the rich information and assessments that your child’s teachers already regularly gather and use to inform their teaching and make judgements about students’ learning. As staff we are currently reviewing and analysing and the results and ensuring that specific programs are in place to support those students deemed as in need.

In summary the results indicate:

•             Our students are performing well above the state mean in all areas assessed in both year 3 and 5                 (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy)

•             The results in Writing have shown a significant improvement assessed from the previous years

•             Reading and Numeracy results are significantly stronger in comparison to the previous years of                      year 3 data

•             We have more top performing students than the state mean in year 3 and year 5 and we are                           equal or better than similar schools

•             We have significantly less low performing students than the state mean.


Our school goal in 2019 has been explicitly teaching the craft of writing and conferencing our students to the next point of their learning. Our students have been setting learning goals around their writing.   They are able to articulate their strengths and the areas to improve on. Staff and students have worked together to this and I believe this is reflected in such outstanding NAPLAN results. I wish to acknowledge the professional learning by staff led by Marita Horvath, Kate Mcleod and Meg Hubbard and the continued hard work by our students and teachers. 


Billy Cart and Footy Day

There were a wide range of billy cart entries on the Billy Cart and Footy Day last term. Some carts were more successful in staying on track around the course but all participants contributed to another highly successful event.  The assembled crowd of students, staff, families and friends cheered on all and there was even time for quick teachers’ race.




A number of projects were completed or are nearing completion during the holidays

•             Green Mile was resurfaced and has been described as like ‘walking through snow’

•             Asphalting pathways from Churinga Ave and the grade 3 hub and the entrance to the senior hub                 to reduce the mud and for health and safety reasons

•             Oval has been growing and needing regular mowing- green is my favourite colour

•             Steps down from the oval have been rebuilt with stone and gravel

•             Gardens are showing the effects of the lovely spring sunshine and rain

•             25 Year Celebration Garden is well underway with pavers laid and the Enchanted Tree almost                         complete

•             Every child in the school is decorating a piece of bunting to decorate the 25 year Garden area



Rangeview 25 Years -Colour Explosion Friday 25th October

On Friday 25th October we will have the Colour Explosion to celebrate 25 years as Rangeview through our wonderful Parents and Friends Club. All Students will participate in the run/walk and some may also participated in the ‘colour’ spray section. It is glorious to see and a fantastic way to exercise, have fun and raise funds for the school – all at once. Our warmest thanks go to the Parents and Friends Club and in particular Heather Roche who was instrumental in making this event come to life.


Peggy Mourelatos Mentoring by Liz Barr

I am an Assistant Principal at Mont Albert PS and I am currently undertaking a one year course to prepare for principalship. As part of the course, I am completing an internship at Rangeview PS and Liz Barr has kindly put her hand up to be my mentor. I will be at RPS for the next 3 weeks and intend to return early next year for 2 weeks. Liz is an instructional leader who believes in building capacity in others and I am grateful for her dedication and time.


Liz is a wealth of knowledge: I am learning a lot from listening to Liz’s conversations and picking her brain. In a short time working alongside Liz, I have developed a greater appreciation of the complexity of the job of a Principal who wears many hats: from being an expert Master Builder, to being a psychologist to budgeting to ensuring students’ outcomes are reached and to many more. I don’t know of many other professions where one has to wear many hats in a space of a couple of hours!


I have been very impressed with how welcoming all the students and staff at RPS have been. I look forward to meeting you and having a chat.

See you around the yard.


Mr Chicken All Over Australia by author Leigh Hobbs

Late last year well-known author, Leigh Hobbs visited Rangeview and held a workshop for students in Levels 1, 2 & 3.  Leigh showed the children a draft copy of the cover of his next book 'Mr Chicken All Over Australia'.  After the workshop, Leigh asked if students would like to write a letter to Mr Chicken suggesting places around Australia that he could visit.  All the letters were sent off to the publisher and some letters from Rangeview students were selected.  These students; Molly W, Ben H, Thomas C and Archie P were presented with a copy of the published book at yesterday's assembly.  




Classes for 2020

When developing individual classes each year, teachers consider a number of factors including academic ability, special skills and talents, social competencies, gender, students who work well together, those who may not work well together and friendship groupings. While the students are consulted about current friendships, it is only one of the criteria considered because “building new relationships” is also part of our education process and an important skill for students to develop. The placement of students for the coming year is a complex process where teachers put great thought and sensitivity into their planning. They discuss, reflect and review their decisions over a period of time.

If students have any learning or social needs to be considered when placing them in classes for 2020, parents can write a letter addressed to me stating their needs and requests for consideration. Parents are not able to request specific teachers. The closing date for these considerations is: Friday, 1st November. Requests received after this date cannot be considered.


Students leaving the school in 2020

Please notify the school office in writing if your child will not be returning to Rangeview Primary School in 2020 (other than current Year 6 students) as this assists us with our planning for classes next year. Thank you for your prompt assistance.


Welcome back to all our families after the term break.



Wellbeing & Engagement

Student Attitudes to School Survey 2019

Each year students in grades 4 to 6 complete a Department of Education survey called the Student Attitudes to School Survey (SATS).  This tool is designed to gather their feedback in five domains; Effective teaching practice for cognitive engagement, Teacher-student relations, Learner characteristics, Social engagement and Student safety.  Rangeview had 205 students complete the survey this year.


As with previous years Rangeview had strong positive results across the board with the students in levels 4 – 6 responding positively to questions in most domains. Our strongest result was in the teacher – student relations domain with 96% of students reporting that teachers at Rangeview have high expectations for success. Also very strong was the social engagement domain with 91% of students reporting a sense of inclusion within the school. There were many other areas of strength including those where we have improved from last year’s results;

  • Differentiated learning challenge
  • Classroom behaviour
  • High expectations for success
  • Teacher concern
  • Learning confidence
  • School connectedness
  • Sense of inclusion
  • Having an advocate at school
  • Managing bullying

An area for improvement was student voice and agency with only 60% of students overall responding positively to this domain. The questions in this domain were around students having a say in the things they learn, the students deciding things like class activities or rules, and the children being encouraged to share their ideas in the classroom. The girls responded significantly differently to the boys for these questions – with the boys being less positive about their voice and agency. This difference  increased with age.  


We have begun discussions in teams around these results and are looking at ways to continuously improve in both areas of little growth from 2018 and areas needing improvement overall. We will have a focus on increasing out student voice and agency into the next 12 months and will also look at some targeted programs for our boys.




In May this year students in Year 3 and 5 sat the NAPLAN (National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy) assessments.


NAPLAN is an annual assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It tests the types of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life.


NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:

  • reading
  • writing
  • language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • numeracy


Each year level is reported against six bands.

  • Year 3 student reports show bands 1–6. The national minimum standard is band 2.
  • Year 5 student reports show bands 3–8. The national minimum standard is band 4


Reports on individual student performance for 2019 were provided to all students and parents/carers involved this month.


I am pleased to advise that our results across all domains are very strong, well above state and national results. Congratulations to all students that took part.




Education ministers have agreed that all schools will gradually transition from the current paper-based tests to the computer-based assessments, with the aim for all schools to undertake NAPLAN Online by 2021. In 2019 Rangeview Primary School conducted paper-based tests and it is yet to be confirmed if we will be transitioned to the online tests next year. I will advise when further information is provided.


For further information about NAPLAN please go to



Kate McLeod

Assistant Principal

25th Anniversary Invitation


Parent Portal

Sentral for Parents Approval & Payments for Activities/Excursions Notice


Student of the Week



Chess Club Term 4, 2019

Term four chess classes commence on Thursday 24th October provided by Dark Horse Chess.

There is still time to register complete below Registration Form and return to the school office by 9am on Thursday the 24th October.

Chess Club will run every Thursday to the end of term 4 from 1.10 pm to 2.00 pm in the Senior Hub.


Physical Education - P.E

Division Athletics

Last Wednesday, 22 Rangeview students competed in the Whitehorse Division Athletics carnival.


All the students should be very proud off their efforts in making it this far.


The school is delighted with all your results and pass on a special congratulation to the 3 students who  progressed to the regional level of competition. Rangeview wishes you all the best!


Mr. M Sacchetta




Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

On Friday, 18th October 2019, all students from Rangeview Primary School will be involved in a special German Oktoberfest celebration filled with fun, food, cultural activities and entertainment. The Rangeview Oktoberfest is an annual whole-school celebration of the importance of LOTE (Languages Other Than English) at primary school and will provide children with the opportunity to take part in German cooking activities, art/craft activities, German party games, singing and dancing and much more. Students may also enjoy a German lunch of “Würstchen” (sausages), “Apfelstrudel” (apple strudel), “Bienenstich” (beesting cake), “Pfefferkuchen” (gingerbread) and “Brezeln” (pretzels).  

Students are invited to dress in either the colours of the German flag (back, red, gold/yellow) or in the traditional German (Bavarian) costumes “Lederhosen” and “Dirndlkleid”. Prizes will be awarded to the ‘best dressed’ students from each grade during the assembly at the end of the day. If none of the above is feasible, school uniform should be worn. All students will also wear special Oktoberfest hats. Students will make and decorate their hats prior to the day.

Parents/guardians are most welcome to attend this special event. If you are interested in participating on the day and would like to assist your child’s class teacher with an Oktoberfest activity, please contact the teacher concerned prior to the day. You are also invited to attend the whole-school assembly at 2:00 pm in the hall on that day. We look forward to celebrating a fantastisch Oktoberfest.


Liebe Grüße,

Frau Ulrike Lindner                                                 Frau Kyla Petrilli                                                 Frau Helga Shaw

Dirndlkleid: Female Bavarian costume consisting of a dress with a tight-fitted bodice, a white blouse, an apron which begins at the waist, socks and flat shoes.

Lederhose: Male Bavarian costume consisting of leather shorts with suspenders, a white shirt, knee-high socks and lace-up shoes.




Parents & Friends

Oktoberfest - Friday 18th October 

As part of the Oktoberfest Celebrations students have been able to purchase  “German” inspired lunch treats. We really need help to package up these treats and deliver to classes, on Friday 18th October.   


Pls follow the link if you can help from 11.30am - 1.00pm


The Colour Explosion Course - Friday 25th October

This super fun day is going to be a huge highlight for the students year. The preparation going into make this event a success is well underway, but we are looking for lots of volunteers to join in the fun. 


There are various parts of the day to help with - setting up, packing up, being on a colour station to throw colour powder at students, spraying water at students, supervising students running and general assistance for the day. 


Please log in to if you can help. We need helpers on Thursday 24th afternoon to pump up balloons, setting up and packing up on the day, help during the day with water and colour throwing, supervising students on obstacles in the course etc. 


Parents please register your child for the Colour explosion at  It allows the organisers to keep track of money raised, prizes ordered and who they belong to. It doesn’t mean that you have to create an online fundraising page - that is option when you register. Happy Fundraising.


Have you got your colour explosion clothes ready (white t-shirt / old pants), students can wear these to school on the day. You will want to pack a spare set of clothes and towel for your child this day especially if you taking them home in the car after the run! 



Book Club - Issue 7 Due - Thursday 24th October


Take advantage of the
LAST EVER Entertainment Book!

We’re thrilled to announce that Entertainment is going 100% digital! This means that New Entertainment Memberships will only be available via the App from next season onward. To celebrate they are currently offering a $20 Woolworths WISH eGift Card when you order online!

(Enter Promo Code: GIFTME at checkout to claim this offer)


Keep in mind if you want to purchase the last ever Entertainment Book from the office,

we only have 6 left in stock.  



*Don’t forget to enter promo code GIFTME at checkout!*

Happy Birthday to You!




Welcome back to all our Foundation families for what will be a very busy Term 4!

Some of our Foundation students have been involved in our Literacy Buddy program this term. This involves a Level 4 student visiting us and reading with their Foundation Literacy Buddy. All students have been engaged whilst enjoying books and literacy games together. This has also provided the older children an opportunity to practise their leadership skills in preparation for senior school.


Please remember to read the special Foundation Term 4 newsletter that was emailed to all families for details on what is happening this term. We are looking forward to a fabulous term of learning and teaching.


A gentle reminder of the importance of having your child at school by 9:00 am ready for learning. Children are able to access our classrooms from 8:45 am to put away their iPads.


All the best,


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



Level 1/2

We welcome all Level 1 and 2 students back into a very busy term. We hope everyone had a fantastic break and all are ready to participate in the many activities planned for this final term of 2019!


Over the next 8 weeks we will be exploring and learning about a variety of mini-beasts. We have already had our mini-beast incursion and everyone enjoyed meeting, patting and seeing a range of creepy crawlies. At the end of the unit we will be visiting the Melbourne Museum and IMAX to wrap up our mini-beast topic. Encourage students to keep an eye out when around the garden or park to look for different creatures.


We are looking forward to Oktoberfest this Friday. Please encourage students to dress up in either traditional German outfits or the German colours (Red, Yellow and Black).
Also, please encourage students to sign up online for the Colour Run as part of the 25 years of Rangeview week. It is sure to be a fun afternoon and would be great to see as many students as possible participate.


There are many assessments happening as we draw closer to the end of the year. Please let your child’s teacher know of any planned holidays or absences.


We are encouraging and supporting students to grow their independence in morning and afternoon routines. Please drop your child off and pick them up at their classroom line up. We are also encouraging healthy eating and remind you to pack a piece of fruit and vegetable each day for you child.




Level 3/4 

Level 4

It’s been a busy start to the term in Level 4. With so many exciting events and learning opportunities this term the students have come back from school holidays ready and excited to get started!

This terms inquiry topic is based on the First Fleet, we will be looking at the journey that was made from England, a timeline of events and what life was like when they arrived in Australia.

In week 1 the students started their portfolio Lapbook projects that will showcase their learning on this inquiry topic across the term.

Level 4 team

Mitchell Clark, Karen Hastie, Anju Mehta



Level 5/6 

TERM 4 2019

Welcome back to another wonderful term with lots of exciting events happening!


The highlight in Term 3 was our production, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. Congratulations to all of our students, on their outstanding performances!




Wednesday 9th October


Tuesday 15th October

Thursday 17th October

Friday 18th October

Thursday 24th October

Friday 25th October

Friday 1st November

Tuesday 5th November

Thursday 7th November


Friday 15th November

Sunday 17th November

Monday 18th November

Friday 22nd November

Sunday 24th November

Thursday 28th November

Tuesday 3rd December

Wednesday 4th December

Thursday 5th December

Tuesday 10th December

Thursday 12th December

Monday 16th December

Tuesday 17th December

Thursday 19th December


Division Athletics

Vermont S.C. parent information evening

Graduation meeting after school

e-Smart Brainstorms Productions (TBC)

Oktoberfest Day

Whole school assembly for 25 years of Rangeview

Colour Run

SEDA cricket inflatables incursion

Melbourne Cup public holiday

Public speaking competition at Mount Pleasant P.S.

Count Us In (Music) celebration

House Sports carnival

First Lego League qualifier

Body Safe parent information night

Graduation photo

First Lego League state competition

Body Safe program L6

Marvel Stadium L6

Carols night (TBC)

Body Safe program L6

Orientation Day at (government) secondary schools L6

Body Safe program L6

Reports available on Sentral

Graduation L6

The Rings excursion


  • All notes and money need to be handed to the classroom teacher in a clearly marked envelope including your child’s name and grade. If your child has been away from school for any reason, a note explaining their absence must be given to the classroom teacher or alternatively you can phone the office.
  • Personal details need to be kept up to date at school. If you have changed your address, phone number, etc, please inform the school in writing of these changes. This is important as we may need to contact you at short notice.



Government Secondary Schools’ transition day is on Tuesday 10th December.

Private Schools usually hold transition on an alternative date.




Tuesday 17th December


There will be a meeting on Tuesday 17th December at 3:45pm in Lisa O’Connor’s room, for any parents who would like to help with preparations for graduation.


More information to follow.




It's that time of year again and this year a group of Level 5 and 6 students will be selected to take part in the First Lego League. This year's theme is City Shaper. Our teams have to build and program a robot to achieve some very tricky missions as well as research and develop a solution to a real world problem. This year, they will need to compete at a regional final, before hopefully progressing to the state final at Swinburne University.  It will be an exciting season! 


Level 5/6 teachers,


Lisa O’Connor, Faye Natoli, Ryan Evans, Meg Hubbard, April Warfield, Jackie Moran and Natalie Bellis



Rangeview Animal Roster


Community News/ Advertising


The View
Colour Run Parent Letter.pdf
Parent NON Consenting Colour Explosion.pdf
Colour Explosion - Safety Data Sheet.pdf
Oktoberfest Food Order Form.pdf
2020 Animal Roster Family Request.pdf
L1&2 Term 4 Newsletter 2019.pdf
Sentral for Parents APP Letter.pdf
Parent Information Activity Permission Letter.pdf
Registration Form Chess Club Term 3 2019.pdf
Chess Enrolment Form Term 4 2019.pdf
Rangeview PS Term 4 Chess Form V2.pdf