Seth Merlo

Seth Merlo joined Rehoboth Christian College as Projects Officer in 2013. His role involves working with the Senior Leadership Team on the non-educational aspects of the College’s operational plan, and he is most interested in achieving excellence in these areas. He holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration. Seth is a past student, having studied at Rehoboth from Year 6-12, and he and his wife are very happy to have their two children also attending the College.

Articles by Seth Merlo


Rocking the SSMS Eisteddfod

On Saturday 28 October, three Rehoboth students competed in the guitar section of the South Suburban Music Society Eisteddfod. The SSMS Eisteddfod is a prestigious music competition which involves some of the best young musicians from around Perth playing their various instruments in a range of categories.

Benjamin Witcombe (Year 6 Kenwick), Isaac Lai (Year 6 Wilson) and Emily Hobday (Year 7) all competed in the classical guitar section across two categories: the under 13s solo and the under 13s recital.

Congratulations to Benjamin, who won 1st prize in the solo category and to Isaac Lai who…

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Year 4s Learn How to Care for God’s World

The Year 4s have been very proactive since their excursion to the RRRC. They have been careful in what they are throwing out and how they could reuse other materials. They are so enthusiastic about recycling that they wanted to do an assembly about how our school could look after God’s world. It’s great to see that our young children think about how we need to be good stewards for God and future generations.

Mrs Norman kindly has let us borrow some Eco bins to work with. So students remember what each bin is for, the Year 4’s explained what…

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2017 Primary Cross-Country Carnival

All Year 2-6 students from both the Wilson and Kenwick Campuses had the opportunity today to participate in this year’s Cross-Country Carnival.

There were over 300 runners, all trying their best and enjoying what was a brilliant day of sportsmanship and competition.  

Congratulations to our Champions and Runner-up Champions, and to Wycliffe House who won the overall points competition.

Thank you to the large number of friends and families who came and supported all the students. A special thank you to Mr de Bruyn and his Secondary PE classes for their help on the day.  

YEAR GROUP  STUDENT  Year 2 Boys Champion 
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Year 4 Recycle Right

This Term all the Year 4s are looking at sustainability and how we can be good stewards for God in looking after the Earth. On 25 July, the Year 4s and the Year 4 boys from Year 3/4 went to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale.

We saw what recycled material looks like from our local recycling bins. One student commented that it looked like a dune made of paper. We observed as some material was moved onto the conveyor belt and how it separated into paper, mixed plastic, metal cans, and aluminium.

This machine cost $20 million…

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10 Reasons Why the Gonski 2.0 Reforms are Important

What the Gonski 2.0 Funding Means for Rehoboth (and Christian Schools in General)

On 23 June, the Federal Government passed the Gonski 2.0 schools funding package, worth $23.5 billion. There were many factors that contributed to the success of this legislation, not the least of which was the lobbying done by the Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS), of which Rehoboth is a member.

In the Christian school sector, the great majority of schools are similar to Rehoboth, where fees are kept as low as possible as we try to make Christian Education accessible to families.…

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2017 Senior School Ball

Glamour, glitz and glorious gowns: the Year 11/12 girls of Rehoboth rapidly got ready for the night of nights. In trim, taut and terrific tuxedos, the boys gathered the vital element for the ball, the corsage, and vigorously went to pick up their dates. April 21 was the night of nights – the 2017 Rehoboth Christian College Teen Challenge Ball.

Excited teachers waited patiently at the top of the stairs, greeting students with beaming smiles. To kick off the night, students were served delicious mocktails and a fruity punch until 7:00pm, when the doors to the Swan Room in the Parmelia…

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2017 Indonesian Mission Trip

Day 1

Our adventure of a lifetime began at 5:00am on Thursday 13 April, at Perth International Airport. We boarded the plane all rugged up in jumpers and jackets, but the sweaters soon came off when we were welcomed by the sweltering heat of Indonesia in Denpasar, Bali.

After a two-hour stopover in Denpasar, we arrived in Surabaya around 2:00pm. We were picked up by Mrs Anggadjaja and after a short break we headed to a children’s home. On arrival, we were greeted by excited children staring at us. We got to hold the children and cradle them and learn…

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The Glory of God

Recently I was re-reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan and I came across his suggestion to view the video below:

I am sure that many of you have seen similar videos – it starts with an image of a majestic place somewhere and then progressively works outwards until you see the curve of the Earth, the stars, the galaxies, the universe – on and on and on – until you begin to understand how very, very big God is and how very, very small we are – and yet, we are the people of His good pleasure!

We…

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Mornings with Mike Crichton

Over the past year, “Mornings with Mike” on 98Five Sonshine FM has interviewed Mr Craig Hunter, our Assistant Principal at the Wilson campus, to talk about parenting, school and life.

Topics have included technology, kids with disabilities, handling homework and the importance of playing sport.

As a result, families and communities across Perth have been exposed to a Christian worldview on parenting. Not only that, it has been great promotion for Rehoboth Christian College and the things we value. We have had lots of positive feedback from the show and are trusting for great fruit in terms…

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Grow! Grow! Grow!

This Term, students in Wilson Year 4 have been coming to school with great anticipation. Who would have thought a tiny bean could cause so much excitement?

Students are learning the basics of orderly, scientific study – how to conduct a fair test, and what variables are. From Week 3, students have cared for and looked after a bean. Some beans have grown very well. Some beans have not even cracked from their shell.

As scientists, we understand that, to investigate God’s wonderful world, we need to be observant and by consistent discussions, form conclusions that will glorify God.

It…

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