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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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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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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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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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Convicts and Colonies – Year 5 Experience Life Behind Bars

On 27 May, the Kenwick Year 5 class went on an excursion to Fremantle Prison as part of their Society and Environment unit – Convicts and Colonies. We had two tours, the first was aimed at the convict era and the second was about more modern times. The students had the opportunity to walk through the entire Prison and go into the cells and experience what it would have been like in the convict…

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Constitution Centre and Art Gallery of WA

On Wednesday, 4 November, the Wilson Year 5 and 6 classes went on a riveting excursion to the Constitution Centre and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

After arriving at the Constitution Centre, each year group had their own guest classroom, where the Year 5 class took part in a “Lawless Town Bingo” game to compare and contrast “Rules and Laws”, as well as sharing their knowledge in a big quiz on the “Three Levels…

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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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Prison Break!

On Monday, 15 June, the Year 4 and 5 students went on an excursion to the Fremantle Prison, Round House, and the Maritime Museum.

When we arrived at Fremantle Prison our tour guide, Ian, gave us some background information such as when the prison was built, who built it, and some of the prisoners it held. After that, he took us to see the cells that the prisoners had to live in. They were filthy, closed in,…

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Einstein and the Cook

Every Friday morning, students and teachers sniff the air as the smell of delicious food wafts along the verandah. Where is that lovely aroma coming from?

From the wonderful LEX@R students, of course!  This Term, Year 5 and 6 students who are part of our Kenwick and Wilson Learning Extension at Rehoboth (LEX@R) Program, have been learning food chemistry basics. They have had an overview of basic chemistry – atoms, molecules, the periodic table, bonds…

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