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Wanjoo: NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC is celebrated all over Australia, focusing on the recognition and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. It actually was started by an Aboriginal Christian man, William Cooper!

After a service in 1884, Cooper approached the pastor saying “I must give my heart to God…”. From there, he began a lifelong work to fight for Aboriginal rights.…

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Year 4 Recycle Right

This Term all the Year 4s are looking at sustainability and how we can be good stewards for God in looking after the Earth. On 25 July, the Year 4s and the Year 4 boys from Year 3/4 went to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale.

We saw what recycled material looks like from our local recycling bins. One student commented that it looked like a dune made of paper. We observed as…

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Welcome to Mini Masterchef

Throughout Term 2, we have been learning about food, food sources and healthy eating.

Year 1 students became little chefs and held a cooking competition at the end of the Term to consolidate what was learnt about food and health. Students worked in pairs and chose to make a healthy pizza or wrap.

They planned the cooking session with ingredients that are healthy but also taste good. We tried to include a mix of ingredients…

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Indigenous Cultures from Around the World

This Term, we have been learning about different indigenous cultures around the world.

Students created a slideshow and a poster, then presented them to the class. In class, we learnt a song in the Maori language from New Zealand, called “Tutira Mai”. We learnt how to play a stick game along to this song. In this game, we created “sticks” out of rolls of newspaper and would tap them or throw them to each other…

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Year 3s and the Universe: Perth Observatory Excursion

Did you know that today the Year 3 classes went on an excursion to Perth Observatory in Bickley?

We did four activities and they were about:

Shadows and Sundials Earth, Moon and Sun Our Solar System Meteorites and the Moon

We enjoyed looking at the observatory sundial, making our own, and touching part of a real meteorite! The highlight of the day was definitely seeing a historical telescope which was used for…

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Grandparents Assembly: Celebrating our Families

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.”

Billy Graham

Last week we invited our Grandparents to a special Afternoon Tea and Assembly. We had a wonderful time of fellowship together.

Families are part of God’s design and, as grandparents, we have a wonderful opportunity to speak into the lives of our grandchildren,…

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Grow! Grow! Grow!

This Term, students in Wilson Year 4 have been coming to school with great anticipation. Who would have thought a tiny bean could cause so much excitement?

Students are learning the basics of orderly, scientific study – how to conduct a fair test, and what variables are. From Week 3, students have cared for and looked after a bean. Some beans have grown very well. Some beans have not even cracked from their shell.

As…

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Newton House Makes History

A piece of Rehoboth history was made today as Newton House won the 2017 Primary Swimming Carnival.

For many years the Newton team has watched on as their counterparts held up numerous trophies, but finally it was their turn, edging out Tyndale 1048 to 1034. Wycliffe rounded out the table with 988 points, making the Carnival a closely fought competition.

In the pool, students competed in 50m races to determine the age champions as…

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Year 5 and 6 Visit Parliament House

On Friday, 18 November the Year 5 and 6 students went to the city to visit Parliament House.

We saw the Upper and Lower House. The Upper House had red walls and long sofas and the Lower House had blueish/greenish walls and long sofas.

In the Upper House, we saw a black rod which represents the Queen when she is not there and the gold mace that represents protection for the speaker.

It was a…

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