Bethany Christian School

COVID-19 MEMOS

26 July 2021 - COVID-19 - PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE

Dear Parents/Caregivers, 

We look forward to welcoming you back to school for Term 3 on Wednesday as lock-down ends at Midnight on Tuesday night. In order to maintain social distancing of people 1 per 4 square meters, we do ask that you wear a mask if you are entering the school grounds for the next week and that you use our COVID-Safe check-in.  You may like to drop off at the turning circle or the kiss and drop rather than entering the school grounds. 

If you have been asked to remain in 14-day quarantine, please follow all advice before returning your child to school.  The modified Online Learning Platform will remain on the website until the end of the week; however, teachers will not be adding more material beyond Tuesday as school will be open. 

We will cancel all after school events for this week and our sporting department will confirm what is happening for Saturday sport.   

It remains essential that staff, students, and others do not come on the school site if they are unwell and that they get tested for COVID-19 if they have any of the following symptoms, even if mild: 

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell
  • diarrhea or vomiting. 

We would like to thank you for the way you have worked with SA Health and we look forward to a wonderful term of learning. 

Kind regards, 

Wendy Matear 


20 July 2021 - COVID-19 - PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE

Dear Parents/Caregivers, 

As you would be aware the South Australian Premier, the Hon Steven Marshall, has announced that the State will enter a 7-day lockdown commencing at 6 pm tonight. 
Schools will be closed and move to online learning over this period.

Tomorrow will be a pupil free day for teachers to prepare for online learning which will begin from Thursday.  

We ask that you keep all children home over the next 7 days.   

We also ask that you follow the directions of SA Health and stay home to reduce movement around the community.  There are five reasons residents can leave their home, including: 

  • for care and compassion reasons 
  • for essential work 
  • to purchase essential goods, such as food 
  • for medical reasons, including COVID-19 vaccination and testing 
  • for exercise, limited to two people per household for 90 minutes 

We will remain open for school today, however, we understand that you may choose to collect your children throughout the day.  If you are collecting your children early, please follow our usual sign out procedure through the office. 

We will move to a modified online learning space for Thursday which you will be able to access via our website. 

Please be aware that schools are only to remain open for vulnerable students and children of emergency essential workers over the period of the lockdown.  We trust that you will not bring children to school unless absolutely necessary in order to get ahead of this Delta outbreak. 

Please continue to take care of your family by remaining at home so that we can return to school later next week. 
Please follow the link if you are an essential worker and require care for your child on the lock down days. Essential Workers Survey 

We look forward to seeing you return as soon as possible. 

Kind regards, 

Wendy Matear