Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 5Term 32019

Photos from the NED Show performance and the Book Week Fair

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 5 newsletter, I trust it finds you and your family well. This week it is my absolute pleasure to announce that the Director of our Early Learning Centre (ELC), Mrs Emily Bondarenko, is expecting a baby in early 2020. She has done a tremendous job in setting up and establishing our ELC, and leading her team to develop a flourishing centre. We wish Emily and her husband, Matt, all the very best in the lead up to the arrival of their newest family member!

It has been a very busy term for Bethany Christian School. Last week the NED (‘Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best’) performed to our students. It was a well-received performance full of yo-yo stunts, humour and some magic tricks. The show reminded the students about the Growth Mindset and the power of ‘yet’. Afterwards, NED yo-yo’s were sold to encourage the themes taught in the performance. The school sold over $3000 worth of NED products, and all of this goes back to NED to pay for another school to have the NED perform at no cost to them in a ‘pay-it-forward’ scheme. 

Last week our staff were welcomed to a special walk-through of the new Year 3 - 6 building currently under construction. It was wonderful to see the learning spaces taking shape and it gave us all a good indication of how fabulous the new building will be once fully complete. 

A Father’s Day stall will be held on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th August (Week 6) in the Function Room. Time will be allocated to your child’s class to go in and make a selection and buy a gift. If you have any questions, please see your child’s classroom teacher.  

Book Week has gone well this week celebrating the theme of, ‘Reading is my secret power’. The library staff have been working hard on the book fair held in the library. The book fair will be open until Monday 26th of August before and after school, as well as lunch times, so there is still time for your child to buy a book or two!

There will be a pupil free day on Friday 30th of August (Week 6), which is the school’s official ‘Show Day’. This day has been dedicated for families to take their children to the Adelaide Show so that attendance is not disrupted on other school days. Camp Australia is open for anyone who would require care for their child or children on that day. Please note the school will be closed for staff training on that day.

I wish you and your families a wonderful week.

God bless you,


Deb Clifford

Deputy Principal

Memory Verse

If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

Romans 12: 8b

Deputy's Corner


In Week 6, our Year 3 and 5 students will be involved in a school readiness on line NAPLAN test in order to prepare for future NAPLAN online tests. We will not receive feedback regarding test results. This practice test is predominantly run for two reasons. Firstly to prepare students in how to use the online platform and secondly to ascertain school readiness for this platform in preparation for NAPLAN online in 2020. If you would like to know any more information about this please speak to the NAPLAN Co-ordinator Melissa Taylor.

Melissa Taylor

Curriculum Co-ordinator



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

Premier's Be Active Challenge

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


Elijah R

Premier's Reading Challenge

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

Isabella BSon DEden D
Samantha CJennifer HTaylor N
Lexi KThomas H
Isabella D3TDanny P
Emily DMatilda BMackenzie B
Scarlett GJessica A
Abigale I4G
Kalea LJethro C6T
Charlie LLachlan STameka K
Chelsea ORiley W
Aaliyah P4WH
Emma RJordan N
Shyla TCharlee M
Zafia T
Lucas C5R
Antonio CRebekah O
Lochlan C
Adam F5T
Alexander HAustyn M
Daniel KBailee B
Jamie KAmelia D
Harley MKolika K
Kade M
Aytoun M
Noah P
Tatum P

Walk A Mile

Last week a group students, staff and parents met before school to walk together and raise money for homeless people in South Australia. The "Walk A Mile" fundraiser is organised through the Hutt Street Centre. As a school we were able to raise over $400 through the walk and also through the sale of cheese toasties that were made by our Year 6s. Thanks to everyone who supported the fundraiser!

Reception Road Safety Excursion

Last Friday our reception classes went out for the day to the Road Safety Centre where they learnt about being safe on the roads. Afterwards they had the opportunity to play on the playground. Everyone had a great time!

Sports News

Weekly Sports Results

 Sport  Team  Opposition  Coaches Pick  Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

Kings Wildcats

Kade M, Tobiasz T 1 . 24
U8 Blazers AFCBC Rockets Isaleli T-F, Levi C 16 . 26
U10 Raptors      
U12 Bobcats NWDC Wildcats Storm Max Z, Cameron N 17 . 13
U12 Rockets AFCBC Ali Roos Rodante P, Jacob L 34 . 15
U12 Thunder Kings Dragons Mackenzie C-H, Maxx S 16 . 18
Netball 7 & U Bright Stars Lutheran Thunder Amali T, Isabella B Not scored
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars Tyndale Tigers Alyssa B, Eden L 16 . 22
 Sport  Team  Opposition  Coaches Pick  Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

SFX Magic

Jasmine B, Charlie M  7 . 27
U8 Blazers TVCS Heat 8 Samuel M, Dylan K  12 . 18
U10 Raptors      
U12 Bobcats AFCBC Ali Roos Liam C, Max Z  15 . 15
U12 Rockets Blitz Pirates Nicolas A, Jacob K  49 . 23
U12 Thunder NWDC White Rainn S, Jeremy S  28 . 18
Netball 7 & U Bright Stars Bye    
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars Bye    

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Monday 19th to 23rd August Book Week
Tuesday 20th August to Monday 26th August Book Fair
Friday 30th August Pupil Free Day - Show Day
Wednesday 11th September Cultural Celebration Evening
Thursday 12th September Jump Rope for Heart
Monday 16th September SACSA Soccer Yr 4/5
Tuesday 17th September SACSA Soccer Yr 6/7
Thursday 19th September Parent Teacher Interviews
Tuesday 24th September Parent Teacher Interviews
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th September Swimming Lessons for Yr 2 & 3
  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: Friday, August 23 2019

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