Is Rehoboth the school for your child? This is a great question to ask, and can be answered in a number of ways. We would say that, first and foremost, we are aiming to grow Christian character, teach students a Christian (Biblical) world view, and challenge them to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
But what about the academics? As a school, we also believe in excellence in our academic and vocational programs. But to what extent are we delivering on our aims? Many parents, quite rightly, want feedback on the kind of educational standards they can expect at Rehoboth.
In The Weekend Australian newspaper each year, there is a Your School lift out. This compares school results taken from the NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) testing published on the My School website. As you know, these tests are given to each Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 student in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy. An aggregate score for each school is calculated based on the results in reading, writing and numeracy, which The Weekend Australian judges as the best indicator of overall student performance. This newspaper publishes tables of the Nation’s Top 100 Primary Schools, Top 100 Secondary Schools, and so on. It then breaks this down further into the Top Schools by State. The Weekend Australian published this data is its issue on June 20-21, 2015.
In the Top Schools by State table, Rehoboth Christian College – Kenwick was ranked 25th among WA schools
This table reflects the overall Primary and Secondary academic health of the College, as it is an independent measure which is taken from Year 3 through to Year 9, and it includes students from both Kenwick and Wilson Campuses. These results are comparable to last year’s, when Rehoboth also performed extremely well and was ranked 28th in the State in this table with a score of 3501.
Now, a good score in one year may indicate several strong year groups. However, the excellent results obtained last year, (these students are in now in Year 4, 6, 8 and 10), taken with the excellent results this year (all well above state and national averages), are a very good indication of the overall standard of teaching that is taking place, and the learning culture of the school.
It also reflects that Rehoboth is improving and moving up, which is great to see, particularly when comparing our College against the larger and more affluent schools. It is also very pleasing to see a number of Christian schools being represented in the list of Top 50 Schools.
How to read the table:
- ICSEA* – refers to the Index of Community Socio-Education Advantage, which is a measure for comparing schools on the basis of socioeconomic characteristics.
- Sector – identifies which schools are in the Government, Catholic, or Independent sectors.
|1||Hale, Wembley Downs||I||1186||3746|
|2||All Saints College,Bullcreek||I||1172||3733|
|3||St Mary’s Anglican Girls’, Karrinyup||I||1176||3725|
|4||St Hilda’s, Mosman Park||I||1201||3711|
|6||Christchurch Grammar, Claremont||I||1203||3702|
|*||Rossmoyne Senior High||G||1138||N/A|
|7||International School of WA, City Beach||I||1174||3676|
|8||PLC, Peppermint Grove||I||1151||3674|
|9||Perth College, Mt Lawley||I||1165||3648|
|10||Scotch College, Swanbourne||I||1182||3636|
|11||Penrhos College, Como||I||1127||3628|
|12||John Calvin Christian College, Armadale||I||1079||3601|
|13||Bunbury Cathedral Grammar, Gelorup||I||1130||3595|
|14||Iona Presentation College, Mosman Park||C||1125||3594|
|15||Wesley College, South Perth||I||1155||3583|
|16||St Mark’s Anglican Community, Hillarys||I||1119||3582|
|17||Santa Maria College, Attadale||C||1124||3577|
|18||John XXIII College, Mount Claremont||C||1168||3576|
|19||Ursula Frayne Catholic, Victoria Park||C||1089||3565|
|20||Sacred Heart College, Sorrento||C||1112||3564|
|21||Carmel College, Dianella||I||1159||3561|
|22||Frederick Irwin Anglican, Mandurah||I||1083||3553|
|=22||Mercedes College, Perth||C||1110||3553|
|25||Rehoboth Christian College, Kenwick||I||1105||3523|
|26||Trinity College, East Perth||C||1114||3521|
|29||Schools of Isolated and Distance Education||G||1093||3508|
|30||Aquinas College, Manning||C||1073||3502|
|33||Newman College, Churchlands||C||1109||3488|
|34||St Andrew’s Grammar, Dianella||I||1072||3486|
|35||Corpus Christi College, Bateman||C||1096||3474|
|36||Christian Brothers’ College, Freemantle||C||1088||3472|
|37||Kingsway Christian College,Darch||I||1122||3466|
|39||Lake Joondalup Baptist College||I||1098||3464|
|40||PeterMoyesAnglican Community, Mindarie||I||1080||3461|
|41||Carey Baptist College, Forrestdale||I||1086||3450|
|42||Chisholm Catholic College, Bedford||C||1052||3447|
|43||St Stephens, Duncraig||I||1111||3443|
|44||Grace Christian, Glen Iris||I||1046||3440|
|45||Bethel Christian, Albany||I||1000||3438|
|46||Georgianna Molloy Anglican,Yalyalup||I||1067||3427|
|47||Kennedy Baptist College, Murdoch||I||1089||3426|
|50||Swan Christian College||I||1053||3416|