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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 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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Solar Ovens

For Year 3 Science in Term 1, we learnt about heating. We discovered what materials were good insulators and conductors of heat. At the conclusion of the Term we made Solar Pizza Box Ovens. Here is what we have to say about what we learnt and did:

“Some of the photos show when we were recording how hot it was inside our solar oven. We were a very good team and we had…

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2015 NAPLAN Results: Kenwick Primary

Recently we sent home the NAPLAN results for students in Years 3 and 5 for 2015. At Rehoboth, we delight in seeing children’s progress and celebrate success. Many traits of a successful learner and, more importantly, a follower of Christ are not tested by NAPLAN or any other form of examination. As far as Literacy and Numeracy are concerned, NAPLAN is only one form of assessment and parents should be aware that students are constantly…

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2015 NAPLAN Results: Wilson Primary

Recently, the results from the Year 3 and Year 5 NAPLAN tests were sent home to parents. It is pleasing to see the school mean is above, and in most cases well above, the National average (which is itself above the State average). This year’s results were also an improvement on last year’s, which were also above both the National and Stage average.

Year 5

A comparison with National benchmarks and the NAPLAN Year 5…

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Library Literacy

We have had a lot of fun in Literature classes in Semester 1.

In the Year 3 Literature class we have enjoyed escaping into the world of Narnia. The children were enthralled by the action and adventure in the story of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, and recreated a map of Narnia, highlighting the major events in the story. We did a character study on the main characters…

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What is Sukkah?

What is a sukkah? (Pronounced sookah, not sucker!)

On Tuesday, our Year 3 students constructed a sukkah, or booth, according to the Jewish instructions for the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkoth. Every year, as they celebrated the feast, Jewish people built a structure with four walls; normally three were covered and a roof made from natural plant material, which is shady during the day and open to the sky at night.

For the seven…

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Rehoboth Ranks 28th in WA Top 50 Schools

Each year, the Australian newspaper includes a Your School section as part of The Weekend Australian issue. In its issue of 21-22 June it compared the nation’s top 100 schools based on its NAPLAN results. It then listed the top schools State by State. For Western Australia, the table focused on the Top 50 schools (on page 14 of the lift-out section).

We are delighted to let you know that Rehoboth was ranked 28th in…

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