God gives us creative gifts and abilities to praise Him and serve others.
Our big Arts Festival week kicked off with an assembly on Tuesday morning. Here, we were reminded that God gives us creative gifts and abilities to praise Him and serve others. It was a great celebration of the diverse artistic talents that God has blessed our college with. The end of the assembly marked the opening of the annual Art Exhibition. Teachers and students were given the theme of Australia: Our Home, Our Country. This wonderfully curated display was open to view for the whole of the festival week. This was also the first year that we ran a whole-college art competition. So many of our artistic students rose to the challenge and the beautiful results were on display around the Kenwick gymnasium.
If you had the chance to wander into the High School, you would have seen our collaborative artwork. Each student in the college was given the opportunity to write a prayer for our country on a strip of fabric. These strips were dyed and tied onto overhead lines. Over 700 colourful prayers fluttering in the breeze was a stunning and expressive way to ‘lift’ our prayers to our ever-listening Father.
There is always a buzz around the college as our performing arts students prepare for the Wednesday night Arts Festival Extravaganza, and what a night it was! Every year we get to witness the growth of the Music and Drama programs at Rehoboth. We were wowed by stunning solo performances, our contemporary ensembles and some seriously entertaining drama. Our annual Extravaganza is an event not to be missed!
The weather forced our Thursday Street Food and Open Mic Session undercover, but the enthusiasm of our High School students was certainly not dampened. The smells and sounds created a great atmosphere. The Year 10 Food Technology class served up some amazing international street cuisine while some of our brave students continued to create the festival vibe from the microphone. It was also fantastic to have our Drama students lead us in ‘drama games’ as the big week drew to a close on Friday.