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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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Addressing the Issues: A Message from a Year 12 Student

Last week, Josiah Kappert, one of our leaving Year 12 students, delivered an address on the final day in a farewell assembly to our Year 7-11 students. I thought that readers might be interested in what he had to say, and I have included most of his address below. For all those who have come to know Josiah over his time at Rehoboth, he is a remarkable young man.

Mr Stirling

Now I come, on…

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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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Visual Arts: You Human Yet?

During Term 1 we had two very important and informative art excursions.

The first was on 23 March when we visited the Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA with both the Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Arts General students. We travelled on the new bus to the Gallery which saved a lot of time as we used to walk to the train. Both year groups enjoyed seeing last year’s…

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Affirming the Love of Literature

Applecross excursion

Recently Mrs Gwynne’s Year 12 Literature class ventured to Applecross SHS for a workshop with Mrs Lake, a former chief marker of Literature. She spoke to our students about the process of the exam, giving useful tips for achieving well, and worked through some poetry with the group.

The visit was both affirming and encouraging. Students became more aware of the depth of their own knowledge and abilities, whilst being challenged to read…

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Addressing the Issues: How Does ATAR Work?

One of the areas that I regularly get questions about is the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank, or ATAR, and how it works. What follows are some answers to a number of the most frequently asked questions:

The ATAR – How does it work? What is the TEA score? How does the TEA score convert to an ATAR? What is moderation and scaling? What is the UWA bonus?

If parents or students want to seek…

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Lines: Year 12 Student Poem makes Primo Lux

Joslin’s poem “Lines” was recently chosen from amongst Year 10-12 students entries from all over WA, and has been published in Primo Lux, a prestigious anthology of poetry. Here is her entry:
LINES
Lines mar his skin, the ravages of time
trace jagged patterns across his aged face.
His once proud, youthful confidence, sublime,
stolen by society’s inexorable chase
after ephemeral physical perfection.
Gleaming hair, glistening…

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Secondary Interhouse Cross-Country

On Wednesday, 1 July, during Term 2, we held our annual Interhouse Cross-Country event. God blessed us with a lovely cloudy day with no rain (ok, just a little drizzle) which enabled the competitors to enjoy near perfect conditions and for us to have a very successful day.

We began just after recess with the whole school participating, except for Mr Peletier and Mrs James’ classes who were away on their Year 7 trip to…

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Philippines 2015 – Training Day

On Monday, 20 July, The 2015 Philippines Team met at Thornlie Church of Christ for a training day. Lead by Miss Smoker, the team started off in devotion and prayer. Following that we went through why we were going to help the people there for two weeks. We also discussed the attitude we should posses while working, which we found through Isaiah 42:1-4.

From there we went through basic information of the Philippines…

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Philippines 2015 – Preview Trip

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In Week 11 of term 2 (and during the first week of the school holidays) I spent time in the Philippines meeting with people who lived there, and organising the trip for our team who will be visiting this November and December. Spending two weeks in the Philippines gave me the opportunity to work in a number of different ministry areas. I spent my first week in Manila, helping in the…

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