Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 5Term 42020

Remembrance Day Chapel

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 5 Newsletter for Term 4. Our term has felt as fast paced as in previous years even though there is a difference to the way we celebrate events as a community. It was wonderful to have some parents viewing the Mini Olympics on Friday as they willingly followed the health requirements. A big thank you to all of you who helped by managing, checking, communicating and attending the event.   We have included some pictures for you to enjoy. 

Next week we will be holding our official opening of our 3 to 6 Learning Block which we have been using all year. We received some Federal funding from the Block Grant Authority and so this contribution will be recognised on Friday 20th November. We have limited the number of guests that we are able to invite and will celebrate with our Primary students with a formal ceremony led by our some of our student leaders. This will be followed by a tour hosted by some of our Lumin8te students. This was to take place much earlier in 2020 and we look forward to acknowledging our appreciation of this wonderful facility. 

Our SRC (Student Representative Council) have continued to meet weekly and have organised ‘staff vs students’ netball and soccer tournaments to be held during lunchtimes in Week 7. They will be a lot of fun and we look forward to sharing with you the winners of these events. 

Our iPad information session for parents of Year 5 & 6 students for 2021 will be available via a link on our website. We will email this to the parents of these students soon and ask that you watch the video and respond with any questions. Using a BYOD program enables us to work with parents in supporting their children to learn how to safely navigate the volatile world of the internet.  It is essential that you as parents are equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead your children as we work together. We would also remind you that social media apps are usually 13+ which are not appropriate for any Bethany students. Please do not feel pressured to allow your child to access this kind of virtual space and stay vigilant to ensure that you know what your children are accessing as you head toward the Christmas break and as they have more free time.

This week Australian’s held Remembrance Day on the 11/11 and at 11am, our students held a minutes silence and some of our students laid a wreath to remember together. We remembered the sacrifice others have made and reflected on the importance of peace in our world. 

Our Celebration week is shaping up to be a lot of fun for our students. Each year level is creating an experience for the rest of school. You will get to see photographs and some footage of these experiences on the ‘With Grateful Hearts’ website that will open on Monday 7th December. 

Our Year 6 graduation will be held in our Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday 8th December with a ceremony that can be attended by two guests per student. We are looking forward to celebrating the end of their time with us and also blessing them as they move on to the next chapter of their educational journeys.

On the last day of school, we will hold our Award Assembly prior to dismissal at 3:10pm. A link will be sent to parents who would like to watch the event. We will also notify via email any parents if their child will be an award recipient. The school reports will then be emailed home on this day. The Semester 2 report will be able to reflect the fact that we have been open for the whole semester and will include the usual students comments. Our teachers are currently gathering information and writing these reports to reflect the learning that has taken place this semester. We are so very grateful that South Australia continues to manage the health of our community.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Wendy Matear

Memory Verse

Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless.

Proverbs 31:8

Deputy's Corner

Mini Olympics

On Friday the 6th November, the Reception and Year 1 students participated in a Mini Olympics. The weather was absolutely perfect for the event, and everyone had a wonderful time taking part in our annual Mini Olympics sports day. There are many people who are responsible for organizing such a successful event. Mr Nathan Grieger and Mr Ben Hannaford and the sports staff team put in a lot of meticulous planning to ensure the event ran smoothly. This year, through COVID19 necessity, we had a fabulous group of parent volunteers who took the time to undergo their COVID19 Marshal training and spent their time during Mini Olympics to act as Marshals so that parents could be admitted into a special viewing area. Many, many thanks are given to Kim, Lesley, Lauren, Loan, Katherine, Kelly, Amanda, Narelle, Simone, Yvonne, Sarah, Ebony and Sarah who so graciously gave their time to help support COVID19 safety at the Mini Olympics. Due to their volunteered support, 75 parents were able to watch from our special viewing area. 

Thanks also needs to go to our students who participated so well and to their teachers who helped them. The results were extremely close this year, with Meshach (red) placing 3rd with 1731 points, and only a mere 10 points separating first and second position; Abednego (blue) came 2nd with 1842 points, and Shadrach (green) placing 1st with 1852 points.


Included in our school newsletter is a flyer for ‘Link-up’ which is a combined initiative of the Government of SA, Uniting Communities and TACSI (The Australian Centre for Social Innovation) that desire that no family should have to battle life in isolation, disconnected from community or rely on services they feel are uncompassionate to the needs of the family. The vision for Link-Up is to, ‘see all Australian families thrive, not just survive.’  They state, ‘thriving families are moving towards what they want: they try new things, plan for the future, connect family members to new opportunities, and offer positive feedback and mutual support.’  Please feel free to look at the flyer provided, and if you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to call them on 8202 5181, or search or

I wish you and your families a fantastic week ahead, and that in the midst of the frantic pace of life, you will all find time for real rest.

God bless you,

Deb Clifford


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Uniform Shop Times

Here are the times for the uniform shop at the end of this year and beginning of next year


Term 4 Week 9

Wednesday 9th Dec

8:30am – 10:30am by appointment

Friday 11th Dec

8:30am – 11:00am walk ins (social distancing will be strictly adhered to)


The shop is then closed until the 27th of January 2021.


2021 O week

Wednesday 27th January

8:30am – 12:30pm Walk in

Thursday 28th January

1:00pm – 4:00pm  Walk in

Friday 29th January

8:30am – 12:30pm Walk in


Term 1 Week 1

Monday 1st February

8:30am – 12:30pm by appointment

Tuesday 2nd February

1:30pm – 4:00pm by appointment

Wednesday 3rd February

8:30am – 11:30am by appointment

Thursday 4th February

1:30pm – 3:30pm by appointment

Friday 5th February

8:30am – 10:30am by appointment


Week 2 – onwards normal store times will apply and appointments will need to be made.

Mini Olympics

Last Friday 6th November our Reception and Year One students participated in our annual Mini Olympics. The day was a huge success and everyone had fun. Please see the photos below.

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Community News

Base Church



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Adelaide Strikers School Holiday Program

Sports News



Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU10 BlazersCedarDylan K Khonreich C9 . 41
U12 RaptorsAFCBC SonicsLevi S Joash S14 . 12
U12 LakersHeccies Yellow Jacob W Brayden H20 . 28
NetballU8 Bright StarsKaleteeyaAnnabel J Alma BNot scored


 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU10 BlazersBrook Basketball D- Squad 2Samuel M Connor T 14 . 8
U12 RaptorsWalkerville Cats 1Jude C Casey H21 . 20
U12 LakersKings HornetsLucas H Elijah R22 . 16
NetballU8 Bright StarsBye

Weekly Netball


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2020 SACSA Soccer Netball CARNIVAL

On Friday 16th October we sent five teams to the Golden Grove Netball Courts to compete in either the Year 3/4 or 5/6 carnivals against other SACSA affiliated schools. In the Year 3/4 carnivals the girls had 8 teams and the boys had 6 teams in their division whilst the Year 5/6 carnivals had slightly more teams with 12 in the girls and 11 in the boys. The day was quite cold with some rain but our players managed it all really well and we were so proud of their attitudes and the way they tried hard all day.

Year 3/4 Girls - No Ladder Kept

Back Row [L to R]: Yar N, Kiara H, Jayda M, Ann Lena B, Micaela G

Front Row [L to R]: Alyssa A, Demi M, Sienna F, Stella R, Makenzie M

Captain: Jayda M                               

Vice-Captain: Kiara H

 Coach: Mrs Bethany Doveton                          

Manager: Mrs Cherie Boxall

Scorer: Belinda Fagan

The girls were outstanding – playing fairly and with good teamwork. Well done girls on your 7 wins and 1 draw.

Mrs Doveton

Year 3/4 Boys - No Ladder Kept

Back Row [L to R]: Jacob W, Joash S, Lucca M, Elijah R, Yanish G

Front Row [L to R]: David G, Harry N, Angelo H, Orian P

 Captain: Rotating Captains

Coach: Mr Bruce Stribley                  

Manager: Mrs Cherie Boxall

Scorer: Brett Richardson

A successful day with team techniques effectively displayed in competition. The team increased their skill level and developed knowledge of the sport that is a credit to them.

Bruce Stribley

Year 5/6 Girls - 5th Place  

Back Row [L to R]: Amelia D, Tir A, Bailee B, Mackenzie C

Front Row [L to R]: Cheyenne M, Nayla S, Holly S, Kaylee W, Hayley G

 Captain: Rotating Captains

Coach: Mrs Cheryl Wyten                 

Manager: Mrs Cherie Boxall

Scorer: Louise Moffat Ward

The girls made some good improvements, especially in working as a team, as the day progressed. Honesty and good sportsmanship were highlights of the day. You represented yourselves and our school well, both on and off the court. A good effort for the day.

Mrs Wyten

Year 5/6 Girls Silver - 12th Place

Back Row [L to R]: Sarah L, Rebekah O, Madeline P

Front Row [L to R]: Alana T, Kolika K, Amelia L, Nareta S, Zoe H

Absent from photo: Charlotte S

 Captain: Rotating Captains

Coaches: Bronnie Lyrtzis & Mr Nathan Grieger          

Manager: Mrs Cherie Boxall

Scorer: Kristy Cooke

The girls tried so hard all day in tough wet conditions. It was a strong competition however the girls showed great spirit and effort which was evident all day. Well done girls!

Mr Grieger


5/6 Boys - 3rd Place

Back Row [L to R]: Jaiden K, Ethan G, Cohen M, Chadson C, William M

Front Row [L to R]: Liam C, Austyn M, Nicolas A, Jadon W, Ilyas D

 Captain: Rotating Captains

Coach: Mr Scott Sheeky                    

Manager: Mrs Cherie Boxall

Scorer: Nicolle Sobey

The Year 5/6 boys had a great carnival winning all pool games to finish top and earning the right to play in the semi-finals. Unfortunately, they went down by one goal, however they can still be very proud of their third-place finish on the day. All players contributed valuably.

Mr Sheeky

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Friday 13th November School fees due
Tuesday 17th November Reception 2021 Assessments
Wednesday 18th November SACSA Yr 3/4 Basketball
Thursday 19th November SACSA Yr 5/6 Basketball
Monday 23rd November ELC Transition Week
Thursday 26th November Temple Transition
Friday 4th December 2021 Reception Orientation
Monday 7th December "With Grateful Hearts" website opens
Tuesday 8th December Year 6 Graduation
Wednesday 9th December Final assembly live streamed at 2pm then normal dismissal time 3.10pm

Bethany Christian School

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

P. 08 8283 0000
F. 08 8283 0101

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1PMonday and Thursday
2HSWednesday and Friday
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2ZTuesday and Friday
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5RTuesday and Friday
5STuesday and Friday
5TMonday and Wednesday
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6TTuesday and Friday
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Newsletter published: Thursday, November 12 2020

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