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Mr van der Kooij’s Helpers

Last week we took delivery of a load of sand to replenish the sandpit in the Early Childhood area.

It was so nice to see the way that the students pitched in to help Mr van der Kooij spread all the sand around. They drew on their vast amounts of sandpit experience to get it in just the right place.

The children have also created a landscaped car track and some mini-worlds, which you can…

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We Love to Learn and Play

In Pre-Primary Red we love to learn and play.

Joseph Chilton Pearce, who wrote a lot about child development, once said, “Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.”

George Bernard Shaw, who was playwright, said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

While there is no one definition of play, there are a number of agreed…

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Cryptic Clues and Spare Part Puppets in Freo

On Thursday 19 July the Year 5/6 Blue class went on an excursion to Fremantle. The first part of the excursion required groups to find answers to cryptic clues while walking through the historical parts of Fremantle.

“It was fun having a tour and actually looking for answers, not pointlessly wandering around the town. It felt like we were detectives looking at statues, going through tunnels and reading bits of information. I really loved the…

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Heat and Humidity No Barrier for Athletic Tori

Tori Moss (Year 9) was selected to represent WA in the International Athletics Championships, held in Singapore on 11-12 July. The Championships allowed Tori to put her Little Athletics training to the test against a tough field of competitors.

The heat and humidity of Singapore didn’t stop Tori from earning an impressive three medals from four events:

EventPlaceU14 Girls 200mGoldU14 Girls Long JumpGoldU14 Girls 4x100m RelaySilver

In…

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Year 5-6 21st Century Skills Workshops

The Year 5 and 6 students at Rehoboth have met together a few times throughout the Term to learn more about some of the 21st century skills that they will need for their future. 21st century skills include things such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking, research, organisation and presentation skills.

During these seminars, our Year 5 and 6 students from Kenwick came across to the Wilson Campus to…

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New Instruments Bring the Music Room to Life

We have some very cool new instruments in our Music Room this year!

Mini keyboards are pint-sized pianos that can really pack a punch. These instruments were purchased to help our Upper Primary students learn basic keyboard skills and develop their music literacy.

Students from the Year 5 class were the first to try out the mini keyboards. They had lots of fun playing treble clef tunes and experimenting with the interesting tone functions on…

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DFES Cadets 24hr Sports Challenge

With some trepidation about what was likely to transpire, the Cadets started the 24hr Sports Challenge at the end of the school day on Thursday 12 April. Some competitive volleyball between Squads ensued, setting a good precedent for sport to continue into the night. No one was quite sure whether we would make it until 3:00pm the next day with continual sport action.

As the afternoon gave way to evening, we were treated to a…

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Kamu Suka Makan Apa (What Do You Like to Eat)?

Last week, Year 4 and 5 had a fun time exercising their Indonesian language practice. During a role-playing activity, the students took turns to ask each other what they like and dislike to eat, as well as respond accordingly to the questions asked by their friends. After this activity, we used the information gathered from their friends to construct simple written sentences describing their likes and dislikes of a certain food.

We also watched a…

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To the Sunburnt Ear: Remembering the ANZACs 2018

Despite it being a week after the official observance, Rehoboth Christian College held the annual ANZAC Remembrance Assembly on Friday, 4 May.

Mr Farr’s Year 4 students recited the poem, “To the Sunburnt Ear” by Tony Gunter. They explained the history and the purpose behind the Slouch Hat worn by Australian Military, which inspired the poet to create the poem.

Mr Dougherty recited Helen Bignell’s poem, “One Hundred Years”.

The Year 7/8 Worship Band and…

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Students Reflect on the 2018 Indonesian Mission Trip

From Sunday 15 to Tuesday 24 April a small but enthusiastic team left for the Year 11 Mission trip to Indonesia, a WACE endorsed program. As we sat at the airport waiting for our flight home, the girls wrote some thoughts and reflections on their time in Indonesia and the impact this trip had on them.

Mukho Saw

While in Surabaya, at the Children’s Home, I understood the goodness of God on a deeper level.…

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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:…

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