Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 7Term 22021

Chapel in the undercover area

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 7 Newsletter. The weather has certainly changed this week and we recognise that we are in winter. The Reception classes successfully completed their swimming lessons last week which was certainly a blessing. The Temple musical “Annie” was also a wonderful success and we really enjoyed seeing so many Bethany graduates shining in their performances over the weekend. It is one of the benefits of having an ELC to Year 12 campus, we can see the fruit of the seeds sown in the early years flourishing as our students grow and mature. This Friday we have a pupil free day prior to the long weekend. Our staff will be continuing their professional learning about student agency, updating first aid qualifications and some other things. Teaching is a profession that requires lots of learning and we are looking forward to deepening our understandings and working together as a learning community.

There are numbers of different projects happening throughout the school. Our Year 5 students are preparing to run businesses which we will give you more information about in the coming weeks. These are always a wonderful way for our students to develop a range of skills and capabilities that will be useful for life. One of our Year 4 classes entered a competition at the KESAB recycling centre and were successful in winning. I hope you enjoy reading about it in this newsletter. One of our Year 6 students progressed to a further round through an external poetry competition and I also received a request from some Year 5 students to name a satellite. I really enjoy seeing the diversity of interests and opportunities that students are participating in throughout the school.

Each year, because we are an incorporated body, we hold an AGM and the report is added to the website for those who are interested. We have a very supportive and passionate School Council who ensure that we continue to remain focussed on our Vision and Mission while remaining compliant as an organisation. We do want to excel in Christian education and character, inspiring greatness while serving communities and impacting nations. This is done in partnership with families to train and equip our students in leadership, through godly values modelling grace, justice and generosity.

Our Year 3 and Year 4 students will have their swimming lessons in the final week of term. If you have a child in these year levels you will receive notices via the Bethany app as well as through the blue folders. Please feel free to contact your class teacher with any specific questions you have. If you are yet to set up the app and you need some help, please call the office and ask for Karen who will be able to help you.

I pray that you have a restful long weekend and that your children are refreshed and ready to finish the term well.


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.

Matthew 20: 28

Deputy's Corner

It has been a tremendously busy week at school. Last Friday, the 4th June, the whole school were blessed with the opportunity to watch Temple Christian School’s musical, “Annie”. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the matinee, and were inspired by the performances of our past students.

This week, on Tuesday 8th June, Peter Coombe performed for school much to the delight of student and adult alike! He also enraptured his audience who laughed, sang and acted along to his songs.

Our Year 5 & 6 students were invited to participate in a fundraiser held by Temple Christian College Year 11 students during our lunch break. It has been a terrific experience in the past and thoroughly enjoyed by both the Year 5/6s and Year 11s.

On Thursday 10th June, the SRC will be holding a Pyjama Day to raise money for the new nature play scheduled to be built in front of the oval. All students can participate by bringing in a gold coin donation. If your child does not want to wear their pyjamas, they can come in casual clothing.

After such a big week, our students have a day off on Friday 11th June (week 7) as our staff undergo training. Winter has certainly made its presence known, so I really hope that our students have a restful long weekend so that they can finish term 2 strong and healthy. Ensuring that our students have a consistent, healthy sleep routine and continue to eat healthily and maintain excellent hygiene practices will go a long way to keeping our children healthy over the cooler months.

Social Media Reminder

We have had such a great number of exciting events this term, it is such a temptation to share our joy in the form of photos and videos on social media. Please remember though, parents cannot post an image of any child but their own. As tempting as it is to post a picture of our sports team, or class on excursion, or a group performing, we must ensure that only the image posted is our own child, no one else. A parent may be contacted by the school to have the social media content removed should it breach our Social Media and Privacy Policies. Thank you in advance for supporting us in keeping our children safe.

I do wish you a wonderful long weekend. I pray that it will be a safe, warm and restorative break.


God bless you,

Deb Clifford


KESAB Competition

KESAB ran a competition to name their sea lion made from rubbish and hangs in their education centre.
SO 4W ENTERED! and WE WON!!!!!!!

What is the sea lion’s name?

LAPISI (This is Samoan for rubbish).

Where did it come from?

‘Lapisi’ came from the Pacific Ocean where a lot of rubbish from many different countries accumulates.

How did it get like this?

‘Lapisi’ saw the damage that the rubbish was doing to the environment and wanted to make a change so decided to eat the rubbish.

Why is it important to care for our environment?

It is important to care for our environment because without humans making positive changes it will not last forever. If everyone can change just one thing positively, imagine the impact that it would have as a collective group on the environment and those that rely on it for food and shelter, especially the animals that don’t have a voice in what happens. Sadly they are at the mercy of those who don’t care. SO LET’S CARE.

As the winning entry, we won a class visit to the KESAB Education Centre, which is located at Integrated Waste Services in Wingfield. We will be paying them a visit in Semester 2.

Premier's Reading Challenge

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

Emily PElijah W
Henley HIsla F
Jasmine BMatthew G
Lazar T
Lilah M4G
Thian HSamantha C
Zafia THarveer B
Antonio CSienna F
Zakir S
Charlie L5K
Emily SRozanah T
Dylan PNeveah D
Samuel DLucas H
Ariana DTam G
Harpa FAiden N
Elijah C
Liam A5T
Beau DLauren C
Tyler WElijah R
Rory HOlivia F
Amelia FMatilda B
Adam JYanish G
Callum O
Nhu T
Alma B
Isabella B

Premier's Be Active Challenge

We would like to say well done to the following students for completing the Premier's Be Active Challenge.

Noah WRory H

Community News

Lifepoint Kids Holiday Program

Children's Church Program

Childrens program July 21.pdf

Open Childrens program July 21.pdf (366.76 KB)

Sports News

It’s not long until our Jump Off Day on Friday 18th June (week 8) so keep on practicing those tricks! And don’t forget to share your online fundraising page with friends and family to raise money for a great cause!

We have so far raised over $4000 for the Heart Foundation so please keep up the good work!

Still need to sign up online? It’s easy just follow this link and enter your details.

Weekly Basketball

Calling all students interested in playing Weekly Basketball for Bethany, we are looking for a few extra U8 & U10 Basketball players to fill a team for our upcoming winter basketball season starting in term 2.

If your child is interested in playing please nominate them on the following link:

Basketball Nomination Form

2021 SACSA Soccer Carnival

On Monday 24th May the 3/4 Boys and Girls teams headed up to Kings Baptist to complete in the annual SACSA Soccer Carnival.

3/4 Boys | No Ladder Kept
Back Row [L to R]: Piol D, Colby M, Nhial M, Lucca M, Tobiasz T, Oliver L
Front Row [L to R]: Jacob N, Vincent M, Diego T, Orlando H, Joshua L, Matthew G

Captain: Lucca M
Coach: Mr Traeger
Linesman: Mr Hughes

I couldn't think of a better bunch of boys to represent our school at the SACSA soccer carnival this year. They demonstrated good sportsmanship throughout the day and were highly supportive of one another. They worked better and better as a team as the day progressed, playing a stellar of a final game! A great day had by all.
Mr Traeger



3/4 Girls | No Ladder Kept
Back Row [L to R]: Sophie, Sienna F, Stella, Alyssa A, Riley B, Demi M
Front Row [L to R]: Helen O, Aleesha B, Jessica S, Wynter D, Sienna M

Captain: Wynter D
Coach: Mr Mabikafola
Linesman: Sheree Stock

It was a pleasure to coach this year’s 3/4 BCS girls soccer team. Competing at the SACSA tournament the team, led by Wynter (C) and Demi (VC), showed great determination and courage, throughout the day. After 5 games in their pool, the team remained undefeated, with 4 wins and 1 draw. Following this the team went on to play against the team that topped the other pool. They went on to win 1 - 0. Each player made valuable contributions during the tournament and, as coach, I was extremely proud of the way that the girls represented our school on the day.
Mr Mabikafola

On Tuesday 25th May the 5/6 Boys and Girls teams headed to West Beach to compete as one of 11 and seven teams in their respective draws. Our teams tried hard all day and gave their best – well done to all our players.

5/6 Boys | 5th

Back Row [L to R]:Dikesh Y, Jethro C, Mackenzie C, Cohen M, Kuot A, Aydn M, Marcus A, Rick L
Front Row [L to R]: Lucas H, Brayden H, Braith H, Yanish G, Saurabh B, Angelo H, Orian P

Captain: Rotating Captains
Coach: Mr Mabikafola
Linesman: Connor Androutsis

It was a privilege to coach the year 5/6 BCS boys’ soccer team this year. The team finished the day with four wins, a loss and a draw with the eventual tournament champions. Rick, Aydn and Marcus shared the captaincy on the day and did a fantastic job of leading the team, reflecting on performances and giving meaningful feedback that helped the team to compete admirably throughout the day. I am proud of the way that the boys conducted themselves and represented our school at the tournament. The team finished 5th overall.
Mr Mabikafola





5/6 Girls | 3rd
Back Row [L to R]: Ann L, Adhieu N, Jayda M, Charlee B, Ezaawa J, Yar N
Front Row [L to R]: Makenzie M, Charlotte S, Sarah L, Kaylee W, Aaliya V, Neveah W, Micaela G

Captain: Rotating Captains
Coach: Mrs Wyten Assistant Coach: Miss Young
Linesman: Josiah Wyten

A group of girls that worked better together as the day went on and finished the day as a team. The girls proved to themselves that skills improve with effort.
After our final game it was great to hear from the opposition coach that is was his favourite game of the day as it was played in such a great spirit! Well done girls!
Thanks for a great day
Mrs Wyten

2021 SACSA Cross Country Championships

Aydn M and Kaylee W
Aaliyah P, Abimbola A, Adhieu N, Amelia L, Angelo H, Apajok A, Aria-Elena M, Aydn M, Brayden H, Casey H, Chloe J, Colby M, Elias N, Elias D, Ethan L, Ezekiel K, Grace M, Harrison M, Jacob N, Jemima M, Jessica S, Jude C, Kaylee W, Kingsley T, Layla B, Liliah M, Makenzie M, Matthew G, Mitchell M, Neveah W, Nhial M, Orian P, Oscar E, Piol D, Rhian M, Saurabh B, Shayla N, Simon K, Sophie S, Svetlana R, Tavish P, Vincent M, Vivia P, William W, Yanish G, Yar N
Mr Grieger, Mr Tothill, Mr Traeger, Mr Richardson, Mr Hughes


On Tuesday 1st June Bethany took 47 students from year two to six to compete in the annual SACSA Cross Country Championships at Carisbrooke Reserve, Salisbury Plains.

Individually and as a team everyone competed to the best of their ability and we had some great results. The teams support and encouragement for each other was great to see. Well done team!
Mr. Grieger

The following students were the first Bethany students to cross the finish line in their respective age groups:

Liliah M9 & Under GirlsEthan L9 & Under Boys
Vivia P10 Year Old GirlsBrayden H10 Year Old Boys
Makenzie M11 Year Old GirlsMitchell M11 Year Old Boys
Aria-Elena M12 Year Old GirlsAydn M12 Year Old Boys


We would like to congratulate the following students for finishing in the top 10 of their race:

Makenzie M6th PlaceLiliah M8th Place
Mitchell M4th PlaceOrian P6th Place

Weekly Sports Results

Matches Week Ending: 29/05/21

 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU8 BoomersHighbury Hornets Blake H
U10 BlazersWings SpartansLevi C22 . 11
U12 RaptorsForfeit
U12 LakersTerriersLucas H30 . 27
NetballU 8 Bright StarsMawson Lakes PearlEmily D

Matches Week Ending: 05/06/21

 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU8 Boomers Bye
U10 BlazersWings SpartansIsa T28 . 15
U12 RaptorsHeccies Jude C4 . 35
U12 Lakers
NetballU 8 Bright StarsRenegade Cubs Aleesha B

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Friday 11th June Pupil Free Day
Monday 14th June Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 18th June Jump Rope for Heart
Thursday 24th June Reception excursion to Hahndorf
Friday 25th June Year 1 excursion to the zoo
Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July Swimming lessons for Year 3s and 4s
Friday 2nd July Last day of Term 2
Monday 19th July Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 20th July First day of Term 3
2021 Term Dates  
Term 2 Ends Friday 2nd July
Term 3 Tuesday 20th July to Friday 24th September
Term 4 Monday 11th October to Wednesday 8th 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: Thursday, June 10 2021

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