We have arrived at the halfway mark for Term 2 with nature reminding us that winter is certainly here. Our nature play space opened successfully last week and despite the rain, students were able to enjoy recess and lunch time play. We are grateful to God for his provision and blessing on us as a school and the financial support from the State Government along with the fundraising efforts of our Student Representative Council (SRC).
This week is a National celebration of Reconciliation Week with the theme “Be Brave. Make Change.” This is a reminder that all people matter and that we each have a part to play in living and working together in our families, our communities and in the way we behave and belong together. Our faith is based on a God who reconciles people with himself through first loving and pursuing us. It is wonderful to know that we are all different and yet we are all important and valued. Our Core Value this week reminds us about the importance of God’s leadership in our lives.
Our Reception students enjoyed an afternoon of learning about how bread is made. They are heading to Hahndorf this Friday to visit the Farm Barn. This is always a wonderful excursion that helps students to connect their classroom learning with real animals that you can see, smell, and touch. Learning is always richer when joined with experiences.
Our SRC has been meeting at lunch time and have organised a fundraising day that will be fun for all students that would like to come to school in ‘comfy’ clothes. It is a pyjama/casual day on Thursday 23rd June for students to come to school wearing appropriate pyjama style clothes. Please refer to the Deputy section for details.
Next Friday the 10th of June, we have a Pupil Free day where students have the day at home and teachers will be at school continuing their professional development with a focus on student agency. Agency allows each of us to know that we are all responsible to contribute to our world. OSHC will be available for those of you who require care for your children on that day. Monday 13th June is a public holiday in SA so we hope that you are able to enjoy some time to be refreshed and to make some memories with your family.
We also have the SA Health Vaccination Hub here using our PAC from 12:00pm until 5pm on 10th June for any of you who would like to access this service. It is for those who would like to access vaccination for their children or to complete their own primary course of vaccine or for those who are eligible for an additional booster dose. This is optional for anyone in our school community and then for the wider community on the Saturday 11th from 10-4:30pm.
We are excited to be organising a Year 3 to Year 6 Athletics Day on Friday 17th June at school. This is in place of the events we cancelled in Term 1. You will receive information directly from the Sports Department regarding this day. Spectators are welcome and information about how this is being managed will form part of the communication you will receive. It is wonderful to begin seeing things ‘open up’ and we are looking forward to more opportunities for you to connect with us in the future.
I pray that you enjoy a restful weekend.
Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God. He is the first-born Son, superior to all created things.
Colossians 1: 15
Welcome to week 5! We have been able to go live with our Monday Morning Praise and Chapels since week 4 due to the relaxation of the COVID restrictions. For our Reception students and our newly enrolled students, this was their first ever experience of a live whole school assembly. It has also been the first time our Year 6 student leaders have been able to lead our Monday Morning Praise assemblies.
The student leadership programme for the Year 5 and Year 6 students has been well underway for some time this year. The Student Representative Council (SRC) have planned their first whole school fund raiser by organising a Pyjama Day/Casual Day on Thursday, 23rd June (Week 8). Students can choose to wear either their pyjamas to school or casual clothing if they are not inclined to wear pyjamas to school. They will need to bring sensible shoes to wear while out at recess and lunch or at PE lessons, but are allowed to bring their slippers in to wear in class. The SRC decided that the money will be donated to our sister school, House of Hope in Indonesia. It is wonderful to see our students showing care for others in need.
This week is National Reconciliation Week, which is an opportunity for every Australian to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to unpack what it means to achieving, and contributing to, reconciliation in our country. The theme for Reconciliation Week is "Be Brave. Make Change." The challenge to all Australians - individuals, families, communities, organisations and government - is to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefits of all Australians.
Some of our Year 3 Students will share at our Chapel services this week to celebrate National Reconciliation Week and pray for our school.
The library team are also introducing a “Be brave and make change” creative art or writing competition, open to all year levels. During reconciliation week we are made aware of how we are to be with one another, showing kindness and love to everyone of different cultures and backgrounds. Over this week we especially want to recognise and celebrate our indigenous families and those in our community who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. We want to acknowledge that our future together is bright and that we want to respect our nation’s first peoples, acknowledge our shared history and how we can contribute to reconciliation.
The children who enter will be thinking about how to be brave and speak up for respect, care and love of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. Their piece might like to show how we can make changes to attitudes, how we can acknowledge indigenous achievements, and how we can celebrate successful future together will respect and care. Children will receive the details in class this week.
Local libraries have made some great children’s books available to talk about what National Reconciliation week means, and what it means to embrace being brave and making change. Some titles you may wish to explore are:
“Somebody’s Land” written by Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing
A beautifully illustrated book to help start a conversation about the importance of acknowledging country and understanding about the traditional custodians of the lands we now call Australia.
“Hello and Welcome” written by Gregg Dreise
An eye-catching and colourful celebration of Indigenous culture, Elders and future generations. This story shares words of thanks, respect and represents an Australia of all colours living together in harmony.
“Colours of Australia” written by Bronwyn Bancroft
Stunning illustrations take young readers on a journey through the rainbow of Australia’s landscape. A perfect bedtime story created by Djanbun clan member and talented artist Bronwyn Bancroft.
I do wish you and your families a safe and healthy week.
God bless you,
Reconciliation SA are super excited to announce a last-minute addition to this Friday, with the talented Mali Isabel joining their event to do a live kids art activity this Friday. Kids will be able to paint with Mali Isabel keeping in with this year’s NRW Theme Be Brave Make Change.
Mali Isabel is an Arabana and Kokatha artist, living and practising on Kaurna land (Adelaide), Australia. In 2020, Mali graduated from a Bachelor of Arts (Primary Education) at Flinders University, before pursuing her career as a practising artist. Mali creates contemporary dot paintings using all colours of the rainbow to spread her message of positivity and equality. By combining her passions for education and painting, Mali hopes to achieve a greater understanding of culture and equity through her rainbow artworks. As a proud Arabana and Kokatha woman, Mali loves to draw inspiration from the land that surrounds her, capturing the environments and translating them into magical landscapes. Stories are deeply entwined in her paintings, many of which highlight feelings, themes, and experiences that transcend all cultures, races, and religions. The underlying goal of this is to embed the understanding that we are all human and deserve to be treated with equal respect and kindness.
Mali was recently highly commended in the 2021 Our Mob Trevor Nickolls Art Prize and was also recently announced as the Adelaide Fringe’s first Aboriginal poster artist for 2022 – the first Aboriginal poster artist for the Adelaide Fringe in its 62-year history.
There are plenty of other things that families will be able to do at the event so please share the event with everyone!
SACSA will soon be holding their annual Netball Carnival
The 3|4 & 5|6 Carnivals will be on Wednesday 24th August Week 5, Term 3
Students who would like to trial, and are eligible please use the link to nominate
Year 3|4 Tryouts | @ BCS Courts | Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Monday 20|06 & 27|06 | Weeks 8 & 9, T2 | Lunchtime
Year 5|6 Tryouts | @ BCS Courts | Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Tuesday 28|06 & 05|07 | Weeks 9 & 10, T2 | Lunchtime
Students enrolled into tryouts may wear their PE uniform to school.
Bethany Christian School offers a Weekly Basketball program. This is a user pay program staffed by approved volunteer coaches, with compulsory trainings held at BCS after school during the week.
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 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 trainings held at BCS after school during the week.
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 Gardens Recreation Centre.
|Sport||Team||Opponent||Coach's Pick||Match Result|
|Netball||U08 Wild Stars||Tiger Tots||Emily P||W||9||1|
|Netball||U10 Bright Stars||Mawson Lakes Opals||Annabel J||W||8||1|
|Netball||U12 Diamonds||Kaleteeya||Imigen W||L||2||12|
|Basketball||U08 Bulls||76ers Avengers||Riley W||W||32||0|
|Basketball||U10 Boomers||Wings Flyers||Charlie M||L||22||8|
|Basketball||U12 Celtics||Brooks Thrillers||Jude C||W||34||14|
|Basketball||U12 Mavericks||Tyndale Angels||-||F||20||0|
|Sport||Team||Opponent||Coach's Pick||Match Result|
|Netball||U08 Wild Stars||Salisbury North Hawks Green||Amity C||L||2||3|
|Netball||U10 Bright Stars||Gems Pink Sapphire||Amelia F||W||10||0|
|Netball||U12 Diamonds||Mawson Lakes Rubies||Chelsea H||W||9||5|
|Basketball||U08 Bulls||Brooks Bulldogs 8||Gabriel S||W||18||6|
|Basketball||U10 Boomers||Wings Bombers||David O||L||10||14|
|Basketball||U12 Hornets||Cedar G.O.A.T.S||Oscar E||L||0||40|
|Basketball||U12 Celtics||Brooks Nuggets 12||Steven L||W||20||7|
|Basketball||U12 Mavericks||Nerds||Demiah S||L||6||30|
|Friday 3rd June||Reception Excursion to Hahndorf farm|
|Tuesday 7th June||SACSA Year 3/4 Soccer|
|Wednesday 8th June||SACSA Year 5/6 Soccer|
|Friday 10th June||Pupil Free Day|
|Monday 13th June|| |
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
|Friday 17th June|| |
BCS Athletics Day Year 3 - 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: Friday, June 3 2022< Back to newsletters