Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 3Term 32019

The Bethany Christian School Choir

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 3 Newsletter. Last Friday our students enjoyed an incursion with Scott Darlow. He used storytelling, humour and songs to help us understand more about Indigenous Australia. We have several families in our school from this cultural heritage and it was awesome to hear the excitement and pride of students who were celebrating their Indigenous heritage.   Our Cultural Celebration will be held in Week 8 of this term and will showcase a range of cultures as well as have expressions from students reflecting their families’ stories. We are really excited to see how this comes together and values all of our stories as well as our combined story at Bethany Christian School. Please refer to the Highlights section for more details.

The new play area and security fence has finally been installed. This will no longer be an entry or exit for our school. This provides improved security during school hours as it will be locked. Temple students and staff will only access this area when a teacher is there to unlock this gate. Please make sure that if you are visiting school during school hours that you sign in at the front office to keep all of our students safe.

This year for Book Week we celebrate literature using the message that “Reading is my Secret Power”. We dress up every other year and this year there is no dress up, instead, we are holding a book fair August 20th—26th with books available for purchase. There will also be a range of interactive lunchtime activities held in the library for students to experience.

Show Day is on Friday 30th August. We ask that if you will attend the Royal Adelaide Show with your child that you either choose this day or use a weekend day. If you need care for your child on this day, OSHC will be available.

Later this term, we will enjoy Jump Rope for Heart and will also have Parent Teacher Interviews. Our Year 2 and Year 3 students will have their swimming lessons in Week 10. More information will be sent home closer to that time.

Finally, I have an exciting announcement of a staffing change. Mrs Jacqui Gliddon has worked at Bethany over many years in a number of teaching roles and has made many valuable contributions to our school community. Last week, she was successful in winning an ELC Director position at Good Shepherd Lutheran School at Para Vista. Jacqui has recently studied her Master of Early Childhood and has been working in our Junior Primary and ELC. This has been an answer to prayer for her to move into this challenging and exciting leadership role. It is bitter sweet for our Bethany community knowing that she is moving on, but, it is so exciting to see people released into the things they know are a part of their purpose in the world. We have a few weeks of transition as Jacqui begins work with her new school and she will finish her time at our Cultural Celebration in Week 8. 

We also congratulate Mrs Hannah Sutherland and Ms Jasmine Burfield who will cover this change. They are both teachers who know these students and have been working within our school.

I pray that you have a restful weekend.

God bless,

Wendy Matear

Memory Verse

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Ephesians 6:1

Deputy's Corner

Deputy's Corner

Scott Darlow

Last week Scott Darlow, a Melbourne based singer/songwriter, visited Bethany Christian School to work with our students. He is an ambassador for our Indigenous culture, and he uses music as a tool to educate young people about our Indigenous culture. He also challenges students to help facilitate reconciliation and understanding, while broadening our understanding of the Indigenous culture. He was extremely well received by our students, who thoroughly enjoyed Scott’s singing, stories and humour as he spoke about his Indigenous background and about Australia’s Indigenous history. The story told on the Yadaki (Indigenous word for digeridoo) about Scott and his dog hunting was particularly amusing, and Scott does apologise to you if your children are now practicing playing the yadaki using your vacuum pipe!

To find out more information about Scott Darlow, or to listen to his music, you can check out his website, .

The NED Show

On Wednesday 7th August, the NED Show once again performed for our school. NED, standing for; Never give up; Encourage others and; Do your best; is a motivational performance encouraging a growth mindset through comedy and sensational yo-yo tricks. A yo-yo sale will be held at school from Thursday 8th of August (Week 3) to Wednesday 14th August (Week 4). Prices for the NED yo-yo’s range from $8 - $20. For further information, please contact the front office.


I do wish you and your families a wonderful week. 

God bless you,


Debbie Clifford


JP Dance Performance

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Premier's Be Active Challenge

Well done to the following students who have completed the Premier's Be Active Challenge!

3N RD 1D
Yanish G Elijah C Aleesha B
5R RH 4G
Ethan G Emma R Mackenzie CH


P & F Fundraising

Dear School Community,

Parents and Friends would like to thank you for your continued support toward the school’s Entertainment Book Fundraiser.

Paper Entertainment Books are still available for cash purchase only via the school Front Office and digital copies are still available via the link.

All funds raised will go towards school based projects and Hope School.

We thank you for your continued support!

Kind regards,

Bronnie Lyrtzis

Parents & Friends

Click here to support us

Recycling Fundraising

As a silent fundraiser for our school, we are collecting the following recycling products. Please bring these items for recycling and place them into the coloured bins in front of the Year 4 classes.


Open Recycling.pdf (318.33 KB)

Premier's Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the following students who have completed the Premier's Reading Challenge!

3L 5P 5R
Noah J Ruben G Holly S
Imogen L Tessa B 6S
Yvonne M Ilyas D Awek A
3N  Alisa N Bill S
Chloe P Imogen J Lachlan E
4G Sophia L Pollina P
Cameron H Reilly S Elianna K
4WH Eden L Danielle P
Trinity M    
Isabelle B    
Harry H    


Cultural Celebration Night


Cultural Celebration is a spectacular night of wonder, learning, creativity, the arts and music.  It is about celebrating family and cultural heritage as we co-learn with the children about the importance of story and community. Come and celebrate the stories that shape who we are. Bring your family, friends and neighbours and explore as we showcase our diverse community and share our learning with you.

Where:  Bethany Christian School

When:  11th September, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Community News

Hutt Street Centre Walk a Mile In My Boots

Please join our school community as we raise funds for the Hutt Street Centre on Thursday 15th August. All proceeds assist the centre as they support homeless people in the city.


Open WalkaMile.pdf (5.23 MB)

Sports News

Weekly Sports Results

 Sport  Team  Opposition  Coaches Pick  Score
Basketball U8 Lakers


U8 Blazers AFCBC Rockets Levi C Nate N 15 . 16
U10 Raptors Kings Hotshots Steven L Jacob W 10 . 18
U12 Bobcats Kings Warriors Liam C Chadson C 11 . 26
U12 Rockets NWDC Wildcats Storm Jadon W Jacob K 45 . 22
U12 Thunder SFX Lakers Maxx S Jeremy S 10 . 17
Netball 7 & U Bright Stars No game    
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars Semi-Final: OLOH Magic Alyssa B Dekodah B 10 . 14
 Sport  Team  Opposition  Coaches Pick  Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

Cedar College 8

Jasmine B Tobiasz T  4 . 38
U8 Blazers TVCS Heat 8 Joash S Isaleli T  14 . 22
U10 Raptors Shooting Stars U10B Elijah Y Lucas H  14 . 22
U12 Bobcats Tyndale Crocs Jaxon N Lucian E  9 . 75
U12 Rockets GGLPS Thunder Nicolas A Jacob L  26 . 17
U12 Thunder Kings Hornets Lachlan C Rainn S  19 . 13
Netball 7 & U Bright Stars No Game    
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars No Game    
 Sport  Team  Opposition  Coaches Pick  Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

Keithcott Knights

Lilly C  Scarlett G  6 . 23
U8 Blazers  AFCBC Vikings Joash S Levi C  3 . 16
U10 Raptors Cedar College 10 Elijah R Jacob W  8 . 21
U12 Bobcats Cedar Rockets Jaxon N Lucian E  17 . 43
U12 Rockets Tigers Ethan G Austyn M  27 . 16
U12 Thunder East Adelaide Blitz Won on forfeit NA
Netball 7 & U Bright Stars No Game    
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars No Game    
 Sport  Team  Opposition  Coaches Pick  Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

Kings Eagles

Oscar E Charlie M 12 . 6
U8 Blazers GGLPS Giants Dylan K Joash S 10 . 21
U10 Raptors Hope Valley Heat Brayden H Steven L 18 . 25
U12 Bobcats Bye    
U12 Rockets SFX All Stars Austyn M Ethan G 65 . 15
U12 Thunder Homecorp Puzzles Navy Saurabh B Nicholas B 15 . 45 
Netball 7 & U Bright Stars SFX Legends Loria C Sophie S Not Scored
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars OLOH Illusions Mackenzie C Dekodah B 19 . 5
 Sport  Team  Opposition  Coaches Pick  Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

Kings Heat

Brodie B Khonreich C 10 . 32
U8 Blazers Shooting Stars U8B Elijah W Isaleli T-F 13 . 14
U10 Raptors  NWDC 10's Jacob W Steven L  8 . 10
U12 Bobcats  GGLPS Thunder Chadson C Ethan G  15 . 26
U12 Rockets AFCBC Falcons Jacob K Jaiden K  41 . 8
U12 Thunder Tyndale Tornadoes Jeremy S Nathaniel C  21 . 14
Netball 7 & U Bright Stars GS Stars Lana T Ariana D Not Scored
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars GS Lightning Bolts Madeline P Hailey H 8 . 6

2019 South Australian Primary Schools Golf

On Monday 1st July Nayla S from 5P competed in the Stage 1 Qualifying Round at Penfield Golf Course.

We are thrilled to announce that Nayla finished equal first in her group and as a result has qualified for the Stage 2 State Final which will be held at West Beach Parks Golf Course on 5th and 6th September 2019.

Wishing you the very best in the State Final Nayla.

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Friday 16th August Grandparents Day
Friday 16th August Road Safety Excursion for Receptions
Monday 19th to 23rd August Book Week
Monday 19th August School Tour
Monday 19th August Yr 6/7 SACSA AFL Carnival
Tuesday 20th August Yr 4/5 SACSA AFL Carnival
Friday 30th August Pupil Free Day - Show Day
  2019 Term Dates
Term 1 Mon 4th February - Fri 12th April
Term 2 Mon 29th April - Fri 5th July
Term 3 Wed 24th July - Fri 27th September
Term 4 Mon 14th October - Wed 11th December

Monday Morning Praise

Whole School Worship
10 - 10.30am Mondays


Primary Chapel (Years 3 - 6)
10.50 - 11.30am Wednesdays

Junior Primary Chapel (Reception - Year 2)
12.10 - 12.50pm Wednesdays

Uniform Shop Times

The opening times for the Uniform Shop are: 

Monday 8.15 - 10.30 am
Tuesday 8.15 - 10.30 am
Thursday 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Friday 8.15 - 10.30 am

Bethany Christian School

PO Box 2125
Salisbury Downs SA 5108
37 Countess St
Paralowie, SA, 5108

P. 08 8283 0000
F. 08 8283 0101

Class Days
RD Monday & Thursday
RH Monday & Thursday
RHA Monday & Thursday
1D Thursday & Friday
1T Monday & Thursday
1C Monday & Friday
2ZH Tuesday & Friday
2P Wednesday & Friday
2R Thursday & Friday
3L Tuesday & Wednesday
3N Tuesday & Friday
3T Tuesday & Wednesday
4G Monday & Friday
4WH Monday & Friday
4WY Monday & Friday
5P Tuesday & Friday
5R Tuesday & Friday
5T Tuesday & Friday
6SH Monday & Tuesday
6S Monday & Tuesday
6T Monday & Tuesday

Newsletter published: Thursday, August 8 2019

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