Welcome to our Week 3 newsletter for Term 3. We appreciate all that you do to help make the relationship between home and school a partnership that helps your children to learn. We are currently being notified of some COVID-19 cases and have some staff absences and so we encourage you to continue to be vigilant even though it can seem less important as restrictions are removed. The health of many people has taken a battering, and this has been a challenge for many of us as we balance work and other commitments. We are hopeful that this will lessen as the weather warms up and we see a reduction in colds and flus.
We will continue to notify you of active COVID-19 cases within your child’s class. The current advice is to continue attending school unless there are any symptoms. If there are symptoms, please seek a PCR test before returning to school to minimise the spread of COVID-19 within our school community. We are looking forward to the improved health for the whole community and once again I thank you for your help in this matter.
Book Week is coming up in Week 5 and we will be having a dress up day on Friday 26th August. We encourage our students to dress up as a favourite book character or to use this year’s theme ‘Dreaming with your eyes open’ to inspire a costume. I would draw your attention to the memo that was sent home last week outlining appropriate costumes as well as information about the Book Fair that will be held in the library from Tuesday 23rd August until Tuesday 30th August. The memo also explains when parents can visit the library to make purchases from the Book Fair and outlines the way this will be managed in a COVID safe way.
We have included information for our Father's Day stall, which will be held on the 1st and 2nd of September. We have some swimming lessons this term for our Year 5 & Year 6 students in Week 6 and our Year 1 & Year 2 students in Week 10 of this term. If you have questions about swimming lessons, please speak to your child’s class teacher. Our Year 5 students also have their camp at Illawonga this term in Week 8. This was re-scheduled and parents will receive information from their class teachers.
Jump Rope for Heart will also be enjoyed this term. We were inspired last Thursday with a visitor who showed us more about this fun event. It is a wonderful way to raise money for the Heart Foundation who provide important research and support for people with heart disease. Our Jump Off Day will be held on Friday 23rd September and more information will be sent home from our Sports Department with specific information for this day.
I would like to remind you that teachers are on duty from 8am each morning. If you need to drop off your children earlier than 8am, we ask you to book a place in OSHC to ensure they are supervised. This is for the safety of all children and to ensure that someone knows they are on site. The same occurs in the afternoon with children supervised until 3:30pm and so OSHC is available for bookings via our website.
I pray that you have a restful weekend and that you and your family stay safe and healthy.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Ephesians 6: 1
We are again receiving complaints about the unsafe use of our surrounding roads. If you should witness unsafe road usage, we strongly encourage you to make a report with SAPOL. You can either ring SAPOL on 131 444, or you can go to their website (https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/traffic-watch2 ). They now have a ‘Traffic Watch’ app, which can be downloaded on either an Android or Apple device.
Use the Traffic Watch app or online form for reporting traffic related incidents when they are:
• non-urgent, and
• do not require police attendance.
Please call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency or 131 444 for non-urgent police assistance.
The information captured through Traffic Watch will help make our roads safe by assisting police in:
Traffic Watch app
The Traffic Watch app can be located within SAPOL’s mobile app which is a portal for important SAPOL services and information.
SAPOL's mobile app is a free download for Android (versions 4.4 and higher) and iPhone (iOS 10 and higher) users.
There has been an increase in the number of students who have lost items of their winter uniform. Some of these items have been recently purchased. We ask that you take a small amount of time to check the labels of your child’s uniform. Sometimes the label has been so well washed, it makes it nearly impossible for us to determine who it belongs to. Unfortunately, sometimes we pick up uniform items that look brand new and are unnamed. Please make sure that you label your child’s new uniform items so that every effort can be made to reunite the missing item with the correct student.
You may even discover that there has been an accidental mix up of uniform items, and the jacket in your child’s bag belongs to someone else. It is so easy to get identical blue jumpers and sports jackets mixed up! Please return these items to either your child’s class teacher, or the front office if you cannot read the label or the item doesn’t belong to someone in your child’s class.
I pray that you and your family will remain healthy and warm in these last few weeks of winter!
God bless you,
Thank you for helping us in following the guidelines provided by SA Health relating to COVID-19 and similar symptoms. For further information on COVID-19 updates for term three please visit our week one newsletter by following the below link here.
I would like to remind you of some guidelines to be followed. This will help us to ensure the safety and the wellbeing of our students and staff at our school.
Medication Policy at School
Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
Vomiting/Diarrhoea - We have students presented to the care room with the symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhoea and fever. Please inform the school if your child is unwell and keep your child at home until at least 24 to 48 hrs after vomiting and/or diarrhoea have completely stopped.
As vomiting and diarrhoea are also symptoms of COVID-19, and if it is associated with fever, please do a PCR test to rule out COVID-19 to avoid transmission at school.
We are encouraging everyone to make sure they wash their hands thoroughly with soap and running water after going to the toilet, before eating or preparing food, changing nappies or having contact with someone who is unwell while they are at school and at home. (visit our website for factsheet)
Notification of First Aid Incident Notification
Last year the school began delivering the care room/first aid/medication administration notes and documentation via email to parents/caregivers for the effective delivery of the notes and to maintain confidentiality of these documents. The notes will be emailed to parents/caregivers at 03:10pm every day. These notes are a notification of a student’s visit to the care room or student desk. In addition to the notes, parents also receive phone calls from the staff member who provided the first aid for any incidents that will require a follow up, such as parent monitoring the student at home, a GP review or hospital admittance.
Thank you for your support. Let’s keep our school community healthy and safe together.
Book Week this year will be in Week 5 (Monday 22nd to 26th August). This year Bethany Christian School will be holding both a Book Fair from Tuesday 23rd to Tuesday 30th August and also a Dress Up day which will be held on Friday 26th August. All the money raised from the Book Fair will benefit the school. We look forward to seeing the creative costumes for Dress Up day but please remember to choose your costumes carefully. Please remember:
• Be imaginative and creative, but respectful of the ethos and values of the school
• Respect and be considerate of others with your choice
• Avoid frightening, unsuitable, violent, gruesome, or offensive choices
• Choose books where the content is suitable for primary school aged children
• Choose costumes that allow your child to participate in class activities and to play safely in the yard.
If you have any questions about about dressing up or the Book Fair, please see your child's class teacher.
Jump Rope for Heart kicks off this term at Bethany Christian School!
Jump Rope for Heart is the Heart Foundation’s primary school skipping challenge that helps kids move more, have fun and raise funds for lifesaving research and programs.
This year is the 40th year of Jump Rope for Heart! To celebrate this milestone, we’ve got an audacious goal to see our student Heart Heroes at Bethany Christan School to log 40 hours of skipping throughout the program!
Students will be skipping throughout the term. During this time you can share their online fundraising page with family and friends to help raise money for this great cause.
We will hold our school Jump Off Day on Friday 23rd September. This will mark the end of the program and is a chance for everyone to come together to skip and show off their newly learned skills.
Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program!
Bethany Christian School offers a Weekly Basketball program. This is a user pay program staffed by approved volunteer coaches, with compulsory weekly after school trainings held at BCS
There are two seasons per year
Winter Season - Terms 2 and 3 | Summer Season - Terms 4 and then 1
Age Groups as follows (must be 5 yrs old)
U08s mixed | U10s mixed | U12 Boys | U12 Girls
Saturday games are generally at the following recreation centers
Golden Grove | Burragah | Turramurra | Ingle Farm | The ARC
Bethany Christian School offers a Weekly Netball program. This is a user pay program staffed by approved volunteer coaches, with compulsory weekly after school trainings held at BCS
There are two seasons per year
S1 Season - Terms 1 and Two | S2 Season - Terms 2 and 4
Age Groups as follows (must be 5 yrs old)
U08s mixed | U10s mixed | Under 12s mixed
Saturday games are at the The Gardens Recreation Centre.
|Sport||Team||Opponent||Coach's Pick||Match Result|
|Netball||U08 Wild Stars||Tiger Tots||Amelia J||W||9||2|
|Netball||U10 Bright Stars||Roaring Tigers||Aleesha B||W||10||0|
|Netball||U12 Diamonds||Tiger Cubs||Sienna F||L||4||42|
|Basketball||U08 Bulls||Brooks Bulldogs 8||Riley W||W||31||2|
|Basketball||U10 Boomers||Heccies 10b||Callum O||W||27||19|
|Basketball||U10 Warriors||Brooks Kings 10||Adam J||W||18||14|
|Basketball||U12 Hornets||Brooks Kings||Wayne T||L||19||8|
|Basketball||U12 Celtics||Brooks Cajuns 12||Piol D||L||30||21|
|Basketball||U12 Mavericks||Kings Tornadoes||Alicia N||L||4||10|
|Sport||Team||Opponent||Coach's Pick||Match Result|
|Netball||U08 Wild Stars||Emerald||Hannah M||W||7||6|
|Netball||U10 Bright Stars||-||-|
|Basketball||U08 Bulls||Heccies 8a||Oliver P||W||26||2|
|Basketball||U10 Boomers||Kings Raptors||Jon N||W||19||9|
|Basketball||U10 Warriors||Stingrays Reef||Liam A||W||22||4|
|Basketball||U12 Hornets||Brooks Cavaliers 12||Levi S||L||14||17|
|Basketball||U12 Celtics||Brooks Nuggets 12||Steven L||W||44||17|
|Basketball||U12 Mavericks||Cedar MVP's||L||12||22|
|Monday 22nd August|| |
Online School Tour
|Wednesday 24th August|| |
SACSA Netball Years 3 - 6
|Monday 22nd to Friday 26th August|| |
|Friday 26th August|| |
Dress Up for Book Week
|Monday 29th August to Friday 2nd September|| |
Swimming Lesson for Years 5 & 6
|Friday 9th September|| |
Pupil Free Day - Show Day
|Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th September|| |
Year 5 Camp
|Wednesday 14th September|| |
SACSA AFL Years 3 & 4
|Thursday 15th September|| |
SACSA AFL Years 5 & 6
|Wednesday||8.15 to 10.30 am|
|Friday||8.15 to 10.30 am|
|2022 Term Dates|
|Term 1||Monday 14th February to Thursday 14th April|
|Term 2||Tuesday 3rd May to Friday 8th July|
|Term 3||Tuesday 26th July to Friday 30th September|
|Term 4||Monday 17th October to Wednesday 14th December|
|ELC||Monday to Friday|
|RHan||Tuesday and Thursday|
|RHay||Monday and Friday|
|RK||Tuesday and Thursday|
|1TC||Thursday and Friday|
|1D||Thursday and Friday|
|1P||Thursday and Friday|
|2WS||Thursday and Friday|
|2R||Thursday and Friday|
|2Z||Thursday and Friday|
|3HR||Monday and Friday|
|3M||Monday and Thursday|
|3T||Tuesday and Friday|
|4G||Tuesday and Thursday|
|4PS||Monday and Wednesday|
|4W||Monday and Friday|
|5R||Wednesday and Friday|
|5K||Tuesday and Thursday|
|5T||Wednesday and Friday|
|6SC||Wednesday and Friday|
|6T||Wednesday and Friday|
|6W||Wednesday and Friday|
Newsletter published: Thursday, August 11 2022< Back to newsletters