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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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Learning from the Past: Year 10 at the Holocaust Institute of WA

Students study the Holocaust in Year 10 as part of the new Western Australian Curriculum syllabus for Humanities. Last week students had a worthwhile and impactful experience visiting the Holocaust Institute of WA in Yokine.

The visit brought home the realities of war, especially for civilians caught up in the Nazi occupation of Europe. The long-lasting effects of trauma on the victims, including young children, was seen when we listened intently to the…

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Balancing Learning and Life in Year 11-12

Last Thursday, 2 March, sixty Year 11 and 12 students participated in a two-day study retreat at the Serpentine Baptist Campsite in Jarrahdale. The purpose of the camp was twofold – to learn useful study skills to assist students in their academic journey at Rehoboth Christian College, and to place their academic life in a balanced perspective within the context of their relationship with God.

The students started with three study skills sessions led by…

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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 Board Games (Project Based Learning)

This semester the Year 5 class has engaged in Project Based Learning (PBL). The task that was set for them was to create a board game for a specific age group that they believed could be sold at Toys R Us.

The students were placed in small groups and they were required to design, create and construct a game that does not resemble any game on the market today. They also had to write the…

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Emergency Services Cadets

As the academic year draws to a close, on behalf of all the Cadet Instructors at Rehoboth, I would like to thank the Cadets for their involvement and participation this year with Cadets.

The year of Cadets started out very enthusiastically with a great complement of students signing up, but we could not have imagined the changes we would go through. Sadly, the Australian Red Cross withdrew their support for the Cadet program state-wide; however,…

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What a Year It’s Been for Music at Rehoboth!

Our students have learnt about music around the world, keyboards, ukuleles, drumming, music technology and composition, among other things. We’ve also seen performances from various ensembles including our Junior and Senior Worship Bands, Secondary Choir and Year 8, 9 and 10 Music students.

Term 4, as always, is a busy time of year for our Music students. Our Secondary Choir visited Manoah House this week to sing for and spend some time with the residents.…

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Addressing the Issues: What Makes the Wise Men Wise?

The story of the wise men is an interesting one.

For one thing there weren’t necessarily three. There were three gifts, that’s why we assume there were three wise men. Secondly, they are invariably pictured on camels. The Bible says they rode, but it doesn’t say on what. We assume they were camels, because they came from the East, but we need to be careful and make sure that our understanding doesn’t come from…

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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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Basketball Grand Finals 2016

Year 7-8 Division Grand Final

The Raptors took on the table-topping Warriors to see who would come out on top in the Year 7-8 basketball grand final played today.

The game was hotly contested from the start, with each team going bucket for bucket.

The Warriors were under pressure from the start, with their start player, Esteban Weesner absent. David Oyewopo took up the slack, scoring on numerous occasions inside the paint.

The teams were…

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