Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 5Term 42023

Remembrance Day 2023

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 5 newsletter for term 4. It is certainly feeling like the year is beginning to wrap up with special events in the lead up to Christmas. We have begun some transitions for our ELC students, and our Year 6 students who have visited Temple in preparation for next year. The process of transition for students is always made easier when we families speak positively about the opportunities that are ahead. I would encourage you to redirect your children to think positively about a Christmas break and the new friends they will make next year as they grow and mature.

We have classes enjoying a range of celebrations as they reflect on their learning this year. The Light in Christmas will be a community event for all to come and enjoy on Wednesday 6th December 5:30-7:30pm. Part of this event will include the opportunity for you to choose to show generosity to others who are less fortunate through our partnership with the Salvation Army. At the event we will have a large Christmas tree where we will collect donations for the Parafield Gardens Salvation Army to distribute to families in need. One of our values at Bethany is that of generosity and we would like to give you the option to give to others if you would like to. We have included a list of donation items below if you would like to contribute to help us to show the light in Christmas to our local community.

Many of our students have chosen to run a stall at our SRC Market Day this week. There is more information for you in the Deputy report. What a wonderful learning experience for those students who have chosen to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

All of our students will contribute to the Light in Christmas event with our ELC and Junior Primary students leading a parade and our Primary students creating products ranging from performances, decorations, displays and experiences. They are working together across classes, and sometimes year levels, to build their skills and capabilities of design, collaboration, and exhibition. This is a very helpful process to enable children to learn important skills for life, and, to take responsibility to create with others. We welcome you and your family and friends to come and enjoy this celebration and I am excited to see how children shine.

Our Year 6 and ELC graduations will be celebrated with family and friends in the last week of term. Our final assembly will be at 2pm on Wednesday 13th December, our final day of school. This will be livestreamed and then placed on a site for you to enjoy for the next week. We will notify parents/carers of those individual students who will be receiving awards so they can plan to watch it live.

Thank you for continuing to keep up bedtime routines as weekends become full of fun activities. We appreciate your support and we want to let you know that we continue to pray for you and your children that you would know the God of peace in this season.

Have a lovely weekend.

Donation items to bring to the Light in Christmas Wednesday 6th December:

Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Long Life Milk, Tinned Fruit Salad, Long-life Custard, Christmas Pudding, Jelly Crystals,Sweet Biscuits, Chips/Savoury Biscuits, Tinned Peas, Tinned Carrots, Tinned Corn, Tinned Potatoes, Gravy, Instant, Coffee, Tea bags, Hot Chocolate, Instant Noodles.

Wendy Matear


This Week's 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

Welcome to week 5! Time is just flying by, and we have so many exciting events happening over the course of the next few weeks.

Market Day 17th November 1pm-1.30pm

This Friday, the 17th of November, our Student Representative Council (SRC) students are holding the 3rd annual Market Day. They have had 52 market submissions, making it the biggest Market Day yet. The market will be open to customers from 1pm-1.30pm. Parents and friends are most welcome to attend, but we do ask the students are left to run their own stalls. Any visitors to the market need to sign in at the front desk upon arrival.

The SRC students are looking forward to reporting back on the success of the Market Day in the next newsletter. 

Staff vs Student Soccer Match

This week the SRC students held a staff vs student Soccer match. It was a very competitive, high energy game, with the students giving the staff team tough opposition. It looked like the student team were going to hold their own, with 2 goals being scored against the staff early in the match. However, the staff team took on the challenge and found their groove, scoring 3 goals, building the tension as the staff started to lead the game. It was a fierce battle for the soccer ball, and by the end of the game, the staff and students both had 3 goals, resulting in a draw. There were strong calls for a re-match later this term from both the staff and the students. The SRC will give a week or two for the staff to recover before setting a re-match date!

SAPSASA Cricket State Carnival

Congratulations to Janak and Colby on the SAPSASA Cricket success. Here is their report.

Colby and I attended the SAPSASA cricket state carnival, Division 5 for Para Districts. We were unbeaten throughout the 3 days. We played 2 matches on Tuesday and Wednesday the 7th and 8th of November, and then had 1 match, which was the Grand Final, on Thursday the 9th of November. On the Grand Final day Para Districts scored 225 runs in the first innings making them the first team in SAPSASA cricket to score over 200 in 1 match in Division 5. Colby and I opened in the Grand Final match (went into bat first). In the second innings, Para Districts bowled Murray Mallee out, for 118 runs to win the Grand Final. The Grand Final win was the first ever win for Para Districts. This is the second and final year for Colby and I to play SAPSASA cricket. We opened the batting last year, as well as this year, and we played a very crucial role in bringing our team to victory. As openers we played very well and executed our opportunity of being an opener correctly. We loved our experience of representing our school and team and I hope any future generations that do this will think the same. Thank you for bringing cricket as a part of the curriculum.

Janak B
Year 6


I wish you and your family a great week. 

Deb Clifford
Deputy Principal



Grandparents Day

Last week our Year One students celebrated Grandparents Day. Each student invited their grandparents and it was wonderful to see so many attend.

Our students performed a song and then spent time reading and participating in activities with their grandparents.

Thank you to all the grandparents who attended and made the day special.

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Premier's Be Active Challenge

Daniel D

First Nations Learning

Student Reflections and Learning

On Wednesday the 25th of October, our ELC to Year 6 First Nations students shared about their family or culture with peers, parents and teachers. The following are some student reflections:

We went in the Library to talk about our culture, ancestors and elders with our friends. Some teachers and parents came too. We shared interesting and cool stories. I helped hand out muffins for morning tea and the Year 6s handed out tea and coffee. Then we played on the nature playground together. Next year I would like to document where all our First Nations families ancestors are from and make a display. We could learn to make some food from our cultures and teach others as well as games. We could create Aboriginal art on the walls.
Isaleli 5T


It was really cool that I could share about my culture. It was nice to sit down, have a hot chocolate and relax with my friends. It was also nice to hear and learn about other people’s culture.
Jake 6SC

2025 Robson Academic Scholarships for Temple Christian College

Temple Christian College Enrolments for 2025

Enrolments interviews for Year 7 2025 are finishing for the year. If your child has not been booked in for their enrolment interview, don’t worry, interviewing will recommence late February 2024. If you have not yet submitted an application form, please do so by the end of this year. This can be done online, in person, or by contacting the enrolment registrar on 8256 9604.

School Holiday Opening Times for the Uniform Shop

Community News


Play In The Park

Sports News

Representative Sports | Table Tennis Report

5|6 Boys  |  1st, 2nd & 6th

CoachMr Huntley
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Liam HElijah Y
Harveer BJacob N
Mungkaun LLucca M
Orlando HJoash S
Tristan CPiol D

The boys all played incredibly well all-day finishing 1st, 2nd, and 6th out of 20 teams. It was great being able to coach the team this year and we should all be proud of what they all achieved.

Mr Huntley

5|6 Girls   |  1st, 2nd, & 5th

CoachMr Grieger
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Sienna FRiley B
Ana KWynter D
Sienna MJayelah A
Soriya HAlyssa A
Demi MStella R

Wow! What an outstanding day for the girls table tennis teams today. They represented Bethany to the highest quality, demonstrating amazing effort, teamwork, and resilience all day long. The girls bronze team finished in 5th place with the gold and silver teams playing off in the grand final. Gold finishing in first place and Silver in second. Amazing effort by all the girls today, you should be super proud.

Mr Grieger

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] - Friday 1st March, Week 4, Term 1

Location - TBC

SACSA Swim Meet [11 - 12 year olds] on Tuesday 5th March, Week 5, Term 1

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 Martian Rd
21|11, 28|11, 5|12  |  Weeks 6, 7, and 8 of Term 4
7:00 - 8:00am

Students will need to be born in (2014 - 10 Yr Olds | 2013 - 11 Yr Olds | 2012 - 12 Yr Olds) to regsiter 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 04|11

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsGem Pink SapphireEvie WNot Scored
NetballU10 Wild StarsRenegades TealGabrielle VW43
NetballU10 Bright StarsSalisbury North GreenEmily DW171
BasketballU08 BallersBrooks Bulldogs 8-Forfeit
BasketballU08 CelticsGGLPS Dazzling StarsIsabelle DW120
BasketballU10 LakersBearcats Pythons-Forfeit
BasketballU10 BullsBrooks Cajuns 10Cohen FW1817
BasketballU10 WarriorsTyndale FalconsLiam AW2522
BasketballU12 BoomersRaptors 12Noah PW3311
BasketballU12 HornetsCedar CobrasLevi CL4610

Saturday 11|11

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsGems AmethystHarper FNot Scored
NetballU10 Wild StarsMaswon Lakes OpalsAmelia JL413
NetballU10 Bright StarsRenegades SilverAnnabel JW176
BasketballU08 BallersWings CometsConnor SW1211
BasketballU08 CelticsTyndale SharksAnna CL010
BasketballU10 LakersSFX DunkersBlake HL443
BasketballU10 Bulls76ers JetsJaxon CW102
BasketballU10 WarriorsBearcats Roar-F200
BasketballU12 BoomersTyndale FalconsElijah CW4119
BasketballU12 HornetsNE LakersIsaleli TL1234

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Friday 17th NovemberSACSA Touch Football Yr 5/6
Friday 17th NovemberSRC Market Day
Monday 20th November2024 Reception Assessments
Wednesday 22nd NovemberChoir Concert 4.00pm to 4.30pm
Friday 1st DecemberYear 3 Excursion to the movies
Tuesday 5th December2024 Reception Transition visits
Wednesday 6th DecemberEnd of Year Event - The Light in Christmas
Friday 8th DecemberYear 6 Excursion to Bounce
Friday 8th DecemberReception Fun Day

Uniform Shop Opening Times

Wednesday8.15 to 10.30 am
Friday8.15 to 10.30 am

PE Timetable

ELCMonday to Friday
RHDWednesday and Thursday
RHTuesday and Thursday
RMTuesday and Thursday
1DTuesday and Wednesday
1PWednesday and Thursday
1TCWednesday and Thursday
2RTuesday and Thursday
2WCTuesday and Wednesday
2ZTuesday and Wednesday
3HRMonday and Thursday
3METuesday and Wednesday
3MOTuesday and Friday
4GTMonday and Friday
4NLTuesday and Friday
4WMonday and Friday
5KMonday and Friday
5RTTuesday and Wednesday
5TTuesday and Thursday
6SCTuesday and Wednesday
6TTuesday and Friday
6WMonday and Thursday

School Terms 2023

Term 1Monday 6th February to Friday 14th April
Term 2Tuesday 2nd May to Friday 7th July
Term 3Tuesday 25th July to Friday 29th September
Term 4Monday 16th October to Wednesday 13th December

School Terms 2024

Term 1Monday 5th February to Friday 12th April
Term 2Tuesday 30th April to Friday 5th July
Term 3Tuesday 23rd July to Friday 27th September
Term 4Monday 14th October to Wednesday 11th December

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: Friday, November 17 2023

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