Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 7Term 22020

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 7 Newsletter for Term 2. I trust that you enjoyed a restful Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Having two four day weeks has created a sense of busyness as we head towards the end of this Term. We have begun to find a new flow as we have all students back and as we bring with us the good that we have experienced through the challenges. Our usual School Tour for new families has been reformatted to an online tour and we are excited to present this to prospective families this term. We have continued with future enrolment interviews using online meetings and we are finding ways to connect that allow our central business to continue while being aware of staying healthy. South Australia has now begun to relax some of the restrictions to enable small groups of people to meet together and we look forward to welcoming parents back on to the school grounds in the future. I would also encourage you to think about how you will continue to support your child with the drop off and pick-ups once this changes. You may consider continuing with the current routine to help your child remain independent in organising themselves in the mornings. New routines and habits are an important part of life and I would encourage you to continue following through with those habits that are developing responsibility.

The School Dental van will be here next week and will see students who have booked in for this service. If you have not done this and are still interested, please contact the office for more information. 

Last Friday our staff spent time learning and planning for a portion of our Literacy program including the use of the MultiLit programs that support the development of reading skills. We continue to ask ourselves how we can improve and grow and continue on our learning journeys as professionals in education. Our desire to see every student learn and grow causes us to keep improving and ask questions to ensure that we never just settle with what has always been done. The teaching profession continues to understand and explore more and more about student learning and how we enable this to keep improving. As the world changes, we want to stay relevant in preparing students with the capabilities they will need to be successful contributing citizens.

Our desire to see children excel in Christian education and character is seen as I walk through our school, I am reminded of what wonderful children we have here at Bethany and, how blessed we are to have great teachers, wonderful facilities, and caring staff who go above and beyond to work together for your children. I pray that you will have a safe and restful weekend and that you will enjoy time together with your children.

God bless,

Wendy Matear

Memory Verse

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

1 Corinthians 12:5

Deputy's Corner

It has certainly been a super frosty start to Winter! The students have thoroughly enjoyed the Winter Wonderland that our Nature’s Playground has become. We are getting quite the collection of unnamed or obscurely named jumpers and jackets in our lost property. Could you please make some time this week to check if your child’s jumper is clearly labelled so that if we find a lost item that we are able to return it to the correct owner?  At times, children accidently pick up an item of clothing belonging to another child and take it home. Could you please check for this and return that item to the class teacher in order for it to be returned to the correct student?


Thank you to everyone who is observing the road rules and being courteous road users. There has been a noticeable improvement in the Kiss ‘n’ Drop and Turning Circle for the end of the day pick up. We have been notified that the new SAPOL ‘District Police Model for Paralowie’ is now up and running. This new team will be liaising with Temple Christian College and Bethany Christian School and supporting us in the same manner as the Neighbourhood Policing Team did. While the school has no legal jurisdiction on places beyond our school gates, you can make a report of unsafe driving behaviour by calling 131 444. 

I wish you all a safe and healthy week!

God bless you,


Deb Clifford
Deputy Principal


Premier's Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the following students who have completed the Premier's Reading Challenge for this year:

Ella CSabian BMitchell MSophia C
Stella RWynter D
Vincent MElijah Y
Orlando H
Mackenzie C
William K
Lana K
Lylah R
Charlotte B
Jacob N
Soriya H

Entertainment Books

Entertainment Book 2020.pdf

Open Entertainment Book 2020.pdf (238.14 KB)

Dental for Schools

Dental Ad for Newsletter Mar 2020.pdf

Open Dental Ad for Newsletter Mar 2020.pdf (202.18 KB)

Lost Jewellery

We have some unclaimed jewellry that has been handed into the front office. If you lost any jewellry recently please contact the front office on 8283 0000.

Uniform Shop

We would like to thank everyone for their patience with regards to the changes in the Uniform Shop. From Wednesday 24th June the Uniform Shop will be open to parents by appointment only. Appointments can be made by pre-booking through the front office. Appointment times will be Wednesday and Friday from 8.30  to 10.30 am only.

Online ordering will continue and please remember that collection days are Wednesday and Friday only. 


Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event

Tuesday 16th June

School Dental Clinic

Tuesday 16th June

Wednesday 17th June School Dental Clinic
Tuesday 23rd June AFL SACSA Tryouts
Friday 3rd July Last day of Term 2, normal dismissal time
2020 Term Dates
Term 3Term 4
Tuesday 21st July to 25th SeptemberMonday 12th October to Wednesday 9th 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

Weekly PE Lessons

ELCMonday to Friday
RDTuesday and Thursday
RHMonday and Wednesday
RHWMonday and Thursday
1CMonday and Wednesday
1DMonday and Thursday
1PMonday and Thursday
2HSWednesday and Friday
2RTuesday and Friday
2ZTuesday and Friday
3LTuesday and Friday
3KWednesday and Friday
3TTuesday and Friday
4GTuesday and Friday
4PMonday and Friday
4WMonday and Wednesday
5RTuesday and Friday
5STuesday and Friday
5TMonday and Wednesday
6SWednesday and Friday
6TTuesday and Friday
6WMonday and Wednesday

Newsletter published: Friday, June 12 2020

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