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“Flourish” Arts Festival 2016


Did you get along to the Rehoboth Arts Festival this year? I hope you managed to catch a glimpse of the colourful Year 7 and 8 Yarn Bombing and Sculpture Tree!! Have a look at some of this year’s highlights captured by Mrs van Wyk!

Each year the Arts Festival celebrates the many creative talents found at Rehoboth, and this year we commenced with a wonderful lunchtime…

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Poetry Competition Winners Announced

Prizes for the 2016 Rehoboth Poetry Competition were presented at the International Assembly on Tuesday, 6 September. This competition was very popular, and the entries were many and varied in style, subject matter, and language techniques. The judge (external to the Rehoboth community) was amazed at the maturity and creativity evident in the entries and congratulated our students on their ability to reflect on their experiences and reading – and convey their understandings to their…

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Addressing the Issues: Familiarity breeds Contempt

“Familiarity breeds contempt”. I have always thought that this is a harsh saying. Contempt is a strong word. However, I have also found that there is a lot of truth in this. At the very least, familiarity often leads us to take things for granted. At the very worst, we can ignore or become blind to the things that are right in front of us. It seems like the more we know something, the more…

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NAIDOC Week 2016

Today, a different flag flew from the pole at the Wilson campus: a red, black, and yellow one – the Aboriginal flag! Years 1-6 at the Wilson campus had assembled to celebrate NAIDOC, which stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC events begin during the Term 2 holidays all over Australia and usually continue in schools during Term Three. NAIDOC day or week, celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and…

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2016 NAPLAN Results: Year 7 and Year 9

It is always important to keep NAPLAN results in perspective. They provide useful feedback for teachers, as they indicate the strengths and weaknesses of students and allow them to focus on areas that need improvement. However, NAPLAN results are often used as a ranking tool for individuals or for each school (as on the MySchool website), and here they are less reliable. No matter how good the results are (or the reverse), it must be…

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Rube Goldberg and the LEX@R Kids

Who is Rube Goldberg, you may ask? Goldberg was a cartoonist in the 1930s and 40s, famous for “inventing” complicated machines designed to do extremely simple tasks. His cartoon drawings were popular in newspapers and the game Mousetrap is a good example of a Rube Goldberg machine.

Year 5-6 Learning Extension (LEX@R) students have been learning about work and simple machines. We have examined God’s plan for work, as well…

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“You Have the Power to Change Stuff” – Daniel Flynn and Thankyou

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We were very privileged to host Thankyou co-founders Daniel Flynn and Jarryd Burns today. Year 11-12 students heard from Daniel as he shared the Thankyou story and encouraged them to pursue their dreams and passions. It was a fantastic message that challenged everyone to think differently and connected beautifully to our desire to see students develop and use their God-given talents for His glory. Look out…

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Year 10 Work Experience

The Year 10 Work Experience program was a resounding success again this year. The comments from employers were, on the whole, the best we’ve had. I would like to thank all the employers for their participation and for their encouraging evaluations of our students. Most of the students had a wonderful experience at a large variety of different workplaces. I would like to thank the students for their excellent conduct and courteous behaviour, and their…

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Togas, Music, Food, Dancing, and the Olympics

In Wilson Pre-Primary Red we have been learning about the world’s most spectacular sporting event – the Olympic Games – which are about to start in Rio.

We have been investigating why and how the ancient games started and why we have them today as the Modern Olympics. We brainstormed ideas and posed many ‘I Wonder’ questions. We made suggestions about the things we wanted to do and know. We wondered why the Olympic…

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Inventions and Inventors: Year 6 Science

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On Friday, 22 July, the Kenwick Year 6 class went to Sci-Tech so that we could become motivated and excited about our project-based learning topic, Inventions and Inventors.

When we arrived, we were greeted by our guide, and taken into the main exhibition hall. There were so many different exhibits explaining science and technology inventions and innovations. All activities were “hands-on”, so we spent an interesting hour looking at…

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