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We had an amazing week celebrating the Rehoboth Arts Festival this year. The week commenced with a fantastic lunchtime concert by the Rehoboth Senior Worship Band, which was accompanied with a sausage sizzle by the Student Council.

The week-long event was officially opened by Mrs Crittenden, at the International Assembly on Tuesday. This year the focus was on our school theme of “One School – Many Nations”. We were greeted by a beautiful display of flags and kites representing the various cultures at the college. Mr Martens reminded us that each culture has made a strong contribution to Australia, but that we are all united under the Australian flag. Mr Steyn gave the message and entertained the audience with stories of some of the challenges he experienced as a migrant to Australia, as well as encouraging students to continue to find opportunities to serve in different communities. After the assembly, staff and students were treated to a delicious multicultural morning tea, hosted by the Year 12 Food Science and Technology class, and we were able to enjoy a colourful display of the Art and Materials and Design work created by students from Kindy through to Year 12.

The week continued with outstanding performances by many of the gifted and talented, music students at the Instrumental Music Program concert evening. Both Miss Khoo and Mr Thomson worked hard with students and tutors to create a beautiful night of music. On Wednesday we enjoyed more lunchtime performances by the Junior Worship Band and Choir, while enjoying an amazing array of street foods, which also helped raise funds for the Rehoboth Leonora Bush Mission trip.

Form class on Thursday was taken over by the Arts Festival, as the Year 8-12 students were able to experience a wonderful treat of ukulele and drumming performances by the Year 8 and 9 music class, alongside some outstanding performances by the Year 10 English performing their Romeo and Juliet monologues and our Year 10 Drama students performing a Comedic drama piece.

The week ended with a kite flying finale, when Mrs Crittenden and Mrs Henderson took to the oval to fly the kites with their students. Thank you to Mrs Crittenden, Mr Kuipers and Miss Khoo, Mrs Ball and Mrs Stewart who with their students, demonstrated such patience, perseverance and commitment to make the Arts Festival week a wonderful success.

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