Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 5Term 42022

The Remembrance Day ceremony that was held last Friday.

From the Principal

Welcome to the Week 5 Newsletter for our final term. Our ‘Welcome Back’ events have begun, and we are enjoying seeing students sharing with their families. Thank you for supporting your children and helping them to be ready to learn and share.

With the rise of COVID-19 in the community we are very glad that we decided ahead of time to hold smaller year-level based events that can continue. I would encourage you to stay home if you are unwell. We will do our best to provide healthy environments where people can distance or can enjoy the fresh air, you may like to bring a mask.

This Friday we will be hosting our Mini Olympics for Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 students. Parents and carers are most welcome to come along and enjoy the day. We will continue to pray for good weather in this unpredictable time.

Our PE department has also organised Cycle SA to come to Bethany to give students a positive riding experience. This is an opportunity for students to bring a bike and helmet to school. If you have further questions, feel free to check out the sports page of our website or to email our sports department.

Last newsletter we were able to show the brilliant effort of our Robotics team who participated in our local competition. We were very excited to receive the news that we qualified for the National competition at Olympic Park in Sydney this December. This is an incredible opportunity for our students who have worked very hard to design and build a robot to compete. We are seeking some sponsorship to help families with the costs of participating and our SRC have also decided to hold a casual day to give our team some financial support.

Last Friday the 4W class led a remembrance service for Remembrance Day. They helped us to think about those Australians who serve us through our defence forces. We enjoyed seeing some of our previous students representing the Air Force Cadets to help in the commemoration. Students led and participated in this important remembrance event. I am reminded of what a wonderful country we live in and am thankful to God for his ongoing protection and those willing to serve.

I pray that you continue to stay healthy and that we do get to enjoy some calmer weather soon.

Have a wonderful weekend.

God bless,

Wendy Matear

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

Proverbs 31: 8

Deputy's Corner

Welcome to the midway point for the term, week 5! Many successful events have taken place over the past two weeks, and there are many more to come!

Market Day

The SRC student run Market Day on Thursday 10th of November was a wonderful success, with 47 stall holders being able to sell their products, most of which were created by the students themselves. The event had grown this year so much that we needed to spread the market over two locations; the undercover area (UCA) and the gabled verandah. There was a wide variety of products sold, and there was equal enjoyment of the selling and the buying during the Thursday lunch time. Thank you to the SRC for running the Market Day, and a big shout of ‘thanks’ goes to the stall holders and the students, staff, and parents who came to the market to support them!

SAPOL ‘Think U Know?’ Cyber Safety

On Tuesday 15th of November, the Year 3/4s attended a SAPOL run, ‘Think U Know’ cyber safety presentation. The presentation covered content informing our students about the knowledge and skills required to take actionable steps to keep themselves safe at all times while online. The students were shown a variety of situations to identify what were safe or unsafe situations and shown when and how to seek help. Next week, on Tuesday 22nd of November, the Years 5/6s will have the opportunity to attend a session of ‘Think U Know’.

Grandparents Day & Year 6 Showcase

As part of our ‘Welcome Back’ event, our Year 1 students held a Grandparents Day on Friday 4th of November. It was a fabulous day that was well attended. The students absolutely loved having their grandparents or significant family members attend. Well done Year 1s on such a lovely event.

On Wednesday 16th of November, the Year 6's presented a Showcase event. In front of a live audience, the Year 6 students presented dances, drama, drumming performances and poetry. It was a very polished performance and they did themselves extremely proud. The Year 6's were then able to provide a guided tour of the Year 6 classrooms, showcasing work they had done at school. It was a wonderful performance, well done Year 6s!

Casual Day Friday 25th November – to support the Robotics Challenge ‘Team Sydney’

Our IQ club recently competed in a Robotics Challenge and managed to come 4th, putting them through to a national competition held in Sydney! Four of our oldest students of the IQ club have been selected to fly to Sydney to compete, which is beyond exciting. To help them with the costs, the SRC are holding a casual day on Friday 25th of November. The cost to participate will be a gold coin donation. However, the costs of the trip are quite high. The SRC would like to invite people to make an additional donation on top of the gold coin donation to help support the team flying to Sydney. Additional donations can be given to your child’s teacher. Alternatively, donations can be made at the front office. Your support is greatly appreciated!

I wish you all well as we launch into the second half of our busy term.

God bless you,

Deb Clifford
Deputy Principal


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Year 1 Grandparents Day

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Health Care

Virtual Urgent Care Services by Women’s and Children’s Hospital

It’s the worst feeling in the world when caring for a sick child and not knowing what to do. Women’s and Children’s Hospital offers free Child and Adolescent Virtual urgent care Services which connects parents with a virtual team of highly skilled emergency doctors and nurses who can assess and provide medical advice for children aged between 6 months to 18 years. Please see the poster and the flyer for further information in this newsletter.

Medical History and Consent Update Form

Just a reminder, beginning of this term we sent a Medical History and Consent Update Form to be filled out and returned to school in preparation for 2023. If you haven’t returned the form already please return it to the school via your child’s red folder ASAP.


Kind regards,

Priya Wilson
School Nurse


Open CAVUCS-Poster-Male-and-Baby-and-Child.pdf (1.36 MB)

Click here for more information regarding the service:

WCH Virtual Urgent Care

Blind Date with A Book

The library was buzzing with excitement on Tuesday, 15th November when they hosted a ‘BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK’ event for the Year 2’s!

Books were gift wrapped and displayed around the Junior Primary library area with only keywords as hints on what the book was about. The children loved the ‘surprise factor’ and had to wait out the day to unwrap their book at home which was very challenging! With lots of curious conversation around what their books might entail this was a very successful event and we hope the children really enjoyed having their ‘Blind Date with a Book’!

Community News


Salisbury Football Club

Sports News


Mini Olympics | Rec - Year 2

This year’s Mini Olympics (Reception - Year 2) is fast approaching! This is a great time for all the students to showcase their growing physical abilities.

The Mini Olympics will be held on the school’s oval on Friday 18th November (Week 5, Term 4).

More information will be updated on the Sports Events Page as we get closer to the event.

Sports Events Page

Representative Sports | Table Tennis Report

5|6 Boys  |  Gold, Silver and Bronze Teams

CoachMr Grieger
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Mungkaun LYanish G
Jacob NJoash S
Elijah YLucca M
Elijah RArthur C
Alphie P

An enjoyable day! All the boys put in their best effort with great enthusiasm and teamwork. One of the boys’ team finishing in fourth place overall and all teams doing super well. Well done!

Mr Grieger

5|6 Girls  |  Gold and Silver Teams

CoachMr Huntley
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Wynter DJayelah A
Olivia AAnn Lena B
Stella RMatilda B

What an incredible day! Our girls played with great heart, and all put in 100% all day. Their sportsmanship was above reproach with great professionalism. Congratulations to our Gold team who walked away in 1st place! Our Silver team putting in a gallant effort all day and winning their last game of the day.

Mr Huntley

Representative Sports | Tryouts

Swimming Tryouts

SAPSASA and SACSA will be holding their annual Swimming Meets in Term 1. Students who would like to trial, and are eligible please use the link to nominate.

Below are the expected dates for the Swimming Meets:

SAPSASA Para District Swim Meet [10 - 12 year olds] - Date TBC

Location - TBC

SACSA Swim Meet [11 - 12 year olds] on Tuesday 7th March 2023

Adelaide Aquadic Centre, Cnr Fitzroy Tce & Jeffcott Rd, North Adelaide

Swim Tryouts will be held on:

Tuesday Mornings at Parafield Gardens Swim School, Crn Kings and Martins Rd
22|11, 29|11, 6|11  |  Weeks 6, 7, and 8 of Term 4
7:00 - 8:00am

Students will need to be born in (2013 - 10 Yr Olds | 2012 - 11 Yr Olds | 2011 - 12 Yr Olds) to register for next years swimming carnival.


Weekly Sports

Weekly Basketball  |  Rec - Yr 6

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

Weekly Netball  |  Rec - Yr 6

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.

Match Results | Weekly Sports

Saturday 05|11

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsKaleteeyaEvie WNot Scored
NetballU10 Wild StarsMawson Lakes GemsHannah PL020
NetballU10 Bright StarsForfeit-
NetballU12 DiamondsBulldogs 8Parina SW1813
BasketballU10 BullsHopy Valley Heat 10cIsaac DL717
BasketballU10 BoomersForfeit-
BasketballU10 WarriorsKings HeatKade ML418
BasketballU12 Hornets76ers CheetahsLevi SL424
BasketballU14 Mavericks76ers DemonsDemiah SL1316

Saturday 12|11

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsEmerald-Not Scored
NetballU10 Wild StarsBethany Bright StarsAleesha BW131
NetballU10 Bright StarsBethany Wild StarsElise BL113
NetballU12 DiamondsAngels u12L823
BasketballU10 Bulls76ers MonstersBentley LW2512
BasketballU10 BoomersHeccies 10c-Forfiet
BasketballU10 WarriorsBearcats PythonsDavid OW246
BasketballU12 HornetsBearcats RockJake BL1715
BasketballU14 MavericksModbury FirebirdsLily IW113

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Friday 18th November

Mini Olympics

Monday 21st November

Welcome Back Event for Year 3s - The Poet's Picnic - 3.30 - 5pm

Wednesday 30th November

Welcome Back Event for Year 5s - Impact Project - 3.00 - 4.30pm

Friday 2nd December

Back up day for Mini Olympics 

Wednesday 7th December

Welcome Back Event for Year 2s - Family Christmas Celebration 3.30 - 5pm

Thursday 8th December

Welcome Back Event for Year 4s - Game-a-Drama 3.30 - 5.30pm

Friday 9th December

Welcome Back Event for Receptions and Year 1s - Christmas Carols 3.30 - 5pm

Tuesday 13th December

Year 6 Graduation

Wednesday 14th December

Last day of school - Final assembly 2pm - normal dismissal time

Thursday 15th December

ELC Graduation and picnic

Uniform Shop Opening Times

Wednesday8.15 to 10.30 am
Friday8.15 to 10.30 am
2022 Term Dates
Term 1Monday 14th February to Thursday 14th April
Term 2Tuesday 3rd May to Friday 8th July
Term 3Tuesday 26th July to Friday 30th September
Term 4Monday 17th October to Wednesday 14th December

Chapel Times

Year 3 - 6 Chapel10.50 to 11.30 am
Reception to Year 2 Chapel12.10 to 12.40 pm

PE Timetable

ELCMonday to Friday
RHanTuesday and Thursday
RHayMonday and Friday
RKTuesday and Thursday
1TCThursday and Friday
1DThursday and Friday
1PThursday and Friday
2WSThursday and Friday
2RThursday and Friday
2ZThursday and Friday
3HRMonday and Friday
3MMonday and Thursday
3TTuesday and Friday
4GTuesday and Thursday
4PSMonday and Wednesday
4WMonday and Friday
5RWednesday and Friday
5KTuesday and Thursday
5TWednesday and Friday
6SCMonday and Tuesday
6TTuesday and Thursday
6WWednesday and Friday

Bethany Christian School

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

P. 08 8283 0000
F. 08 8283 0101

Newsletter published: Thursday, November 17 2022

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