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Galileo vs. da Vinci

Term 1 of LEX@R has flown past! We began with a trip to Fremantle to look at the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and C. Y. O’Connor, and have been exploring some of the things that the Renaissance men did – art and science, observation and hypothesis, defence and development of towns, and revisiting older ideas to reinvent or rediscover them! Following in their footsteps, we have attempted some of the experiments that Galileo and…

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Pandemonia and da Vinci in the LEX@R Classroom!

In Week 3, a group of students began work in the LEX@R classroom by visiting the fictitious planet of Pandemonia and helping to write their national song, describing the wondrous lives of those who inhabit Pandemonia! Some of the performances were very adventurous!

Last week we spent a day in Fremantle, exploring the machines, drawings, and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Many of them we were able to try out and see how they worked.…

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Future Australia: A Godly Approach

The Year 10 English Stream 1 class has been considering groups represented in contemporary Australian culture. We have discussed reasons for stereotypes and how these can damage our appreciation of others.

The following statements are taken from students’ short answer responses to the question of how, in future, Australia might be a more Godly culture.

“God made each person to be different, so when we base our opinion of people based on popular stereotypes, we are…

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47 Years with Rehoboth

On 18 February we had our first Endeavour Assembly for 2016. Wanting to continue the celebration of Rehoboth’s 50 years, we invited Mr Jan Peletier, our own Mr Peletier’s grandfather, to share with us about his 47-year involvement with Rehoboth.

It was so encouraging to hear that some of the values Mr Peletier Senior saw and endorsed back then are still ingrained in Rehoboth culture today. He commented on how important Christian Education was to him and…

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Red Cross Cadets Commences at Rehoboth

It was with great enthusiasm and excitement that we commenced the Red Cross Cadets this week. We were blessed by the overwhelming response of many students as we received applications from around 40 students from Year 7 right through to Year 11.

We were also amazed to read the fantastic responses of students as to why they wished to be part of the Cadets. Most shared a genuine desire to serve others,…

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LEX@R Global Justice Presentations

LEX@R is our learning extension program at Rehoboth. In 2015, The Year 7-8 LEX@R students have been exploring the theme of global justice for over a Term. As part of our explorations we had lots of discussion about the nature of justice and mercy, rights and wrongs. Each student chose a topic of interest to them and explored it by producing a digital media product designed to persuade their audience.

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Ready for Adventure?

Over three days and nights, Rehoboth’s Year 9 students this month participated in a variety of unique and exciting activities at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Campsite.

At the camp we were committed to encouraging maximum participation in a wide range of experiences. Students learnt:

development of communication, interpersonal, leadership and cooperation skills; increased participants’ accountability for themselves, others and their environment; awareness and management of emotions; understanding of responsible risk taking; teamwork and collaboration;…
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Lines: Year 12 Student Poem makes Primo Lux

Joslin’s poem “Lines” was recently chosen from amongst Year 10-12 students entries from all over WA, and has been published in Primo Lux, a prestigious anthology of poetry. Here is her entry:
LINES
Lines mar his skin, the ravages of time
trace jagged patterns across his aged face.
His once proud, youthful confidence, sublime,
stolen by society’s inexorable chase
after ephemeral physical perfection.
Gleaming hair, glistening…

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Canning Show Youth Art Awards

This year Rehoboth did exceptionally well in the Youth Art Awards. We submitted a total of 60 entries out of which 22 entries were awarded prizes. The categories we entered were: Handicrafts, Hobby Ceramics, Painting and Drawing, and Photography. The prize-winning entries are currently on display in the Secondary Library.

The following students are to be congratulated for receiving their Awards:

Gwyneth Anggadajaja
Champion Hobby Ceramics
1st Prize for a ceramic article featuring glaze…

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Beautiful Words – Year 11 Drama

On Friday, 13 November at lunchtime in the gym, the Year 11 Drama General class performed Beautiful Words – abridged by Sean Riley. We spent all Semester working towards the performance, learning lines, rehearsing, making preparations for front of house, organising and designing costumes, and selling tickets.

The play was a snapshot of the polar ideas about Australia’s policies and attitudes towards refugees, and challenged the audience about God’s view on the topic in light…

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