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LEX@R: Fibonacci, Frobenius, and McNugget Math

The Year 5-6 Learning Extension @ Rehoboth (LEX@R) class believes if Math is the problem, then Food is the solution!

As we introduced our new unit, “Maths, Musos, and Masterpieces” LEX@R students have been stuck into some unusual problems.

For instance, what can you do if you need to order 43 McNuggets, but they only come in packs of 6, 9, and 20? It was necessary for us to partake of a few McNuggets ourselves…

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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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Indigenous Cultures from Around the World

This Term, we have been learning about different indigenous cultures around the world.

Students created a slideshow and a poster, then presented them to the class. In class, we learnt a song in the Maori language from New Zealand, called “Tutira Mai”. We learnt how to play a stick game along to this song. In this game, we created “sticks” out of rolls of newspaper and would tap them or throw them to each other…

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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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Exciting Finish to Term 3 for Year 6

It was an exciting finish to Term 3 for the Wilson Year 6s, with many things happening.

First of all, the class performed a fantastic show for Years 3-5 on Monday, 12 September. The show was part of the project-based learning initiative across the school, with the Year 6 class voting to use their gifts and talents to perform a show for younger years. We have been exploring other countries and celebrating the wonderful diversity in…

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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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Inventions and Inventors: Year 6 Science

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Year 6 Boys Take Out the WACSSA Basketball Championship

Rehoboth continued its fine run of form in WACSSA Basketball Carnivals this year by winning the Year 6 Boys Division A competition. The event, held on Friday 29 July at the Bendat Stadium, saw a Rehoboth team made up of students from both the Wilson and Kenwick campuses competing against teams from Swan, Carey, Kalamunda, and Dale.

The Rehoboth team started the round robin stage strongly with good wins over Swan and Dale.…

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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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