Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 7Term 32020

The Father's Day Stall

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 7 newsletter for Term 3. We have been putting a great deal of thought into how we can manage our school events or what students will be doing to celebrate a year of learning, even though this year has flowed in a very different way. Fortunately we are able to enjoy most of our school activities without restriction. The biggest challenge will be how parents can enjoy these celebrations. We are continuing to work on our plans with a great deal of care and creativity to ensure that we take into account learning, safety, health and celebration. Thank you in advance for your understanding as things are adapted to our current restrictions. 

Next Friday, 11th September we have a Pupil Free day and so we have staff but no students at school. OSHC will be open for bookings.

Last week our Student Representative Council (SRC) held a PJ/Casual clothes day. Thank you for your support of this fun day. They were able to meet their goal of purchasing a giant chess set to be set up in the yard. This was a student initiative that they were able to lead and follow through. It is excellent to see students learning these important skills in a meaningful way. I would encourage you to find ways to give leadership opportunities to your children in age appropriate ways. Responsibility is developed as we are trusted to lead and allowed to learn through our own mistakes. Many of the things that we now know are due to the mistakes we have made and learnt from throughout our lives. Reflection and feedback are essential elements of learning. It is in the conversations that you have with your children reflecting of their learning, that will help them to see the value of these learning opportunities.

Jump Rope for Heart is coming up soon and it has been awesome to see so many students choosing to skip during play times. Skipping is a wonderful aerobic activity that builds fitness. This fundraiser is another way that we can be a blessing to others.

This week we are holding our Father’s Day stall at school during school time. This enables us to serve the children in class groups throughout the day as a way to bless the dads in our school community. Please see the advertisement further down for more information.

I have reminded the students this week about the importance of maintaining good hygiene practices, particularly washing hands. There are some students with colds and flus and we ask that you keep them home to rest in order to keep the school community healthy. We understand the inconvenience this can cause and really appreciate your diligence in this matter.

I pray that you have a restful weekend and enjoy the sunny days that are becoming more frequent.

God bless,

Wendy Matear

Memory Verse

Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

Romans 12: 9

Deputy's Corner

Nature’s Play “Things to Do in Spring’

Welcome to Week 7!  Time is certainly racing on by. I have added the Nature’s Play “Things to do in Spring” to celebrate the changing of seasons. 


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Plover News Update

Everyone had been watching the noisy plovers as they incubated their clutch of eggs in the loose parts play area over the past few weeks. Over the weekend of the 23rd of August, the chicks hatched. The students had a chance to see them from afar with the parents anxiously watching over their brood. They now have moved onto a safer area rather than choosing our busy oval to raise their babies.

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Traffic Update

Thank you to everyone who is using extreme caution and driving safely while picking up your children at the end of the day. Please continue to drive safely in our car parks. Remember to observe the traffic signage, particularly the, ‘no turn left’ signs. Our staff are primarily responsible to keep our students safe. If they do address a driver over something that is incorrect, it is only to ensure the safety of our students. Please do not abuse the Temple or Bethany staff!  They are only doing their jobs. 


SRC Pyjama Day Success!

Hello Parents & Caregivers,

 Last week the SRC had organised a pyjama’s and casual clothes day! The day was amazing, we are delighted to say that we have achieved our goal of raising enough money to buy a giant chess set and we were able to order one. The chess set will be placed in the loose play area for children to play with as we promised. In total we raised an amount of $819.55. It was a fun and exciting day to see the children in their pyjama’s and in casual clothes. Photos were taken by BCS Creations on the day, for memories in the future. We hope to do further fundraisers in the future.

Thank you for all helping us raise enough money.

Kind regards,

SRC Team


After School Sport Training

It has been wonderful to finally have our after school sport training resume this term. Due to COVID19 restrictions, we can only host 1 parent per family to come and watch the practices. Please keep in mind that any siblings that remain with you on site after school are not supervised by teaching staff. Our staff who are out with the students must remain with their sport team and cannot supervise siblings. To avoid injury or incidents on site, please supervise your children who are waiting for their sibling who is participating in the after school sports practice. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated.

I wish you and your families a wonderful week.  


God bless you,


Deb Clifford


Uniform Shop

With Term 4 and summer approaching can you please make your appointments now if you require uniform fittings for your child/children.

Please call the front office on 8283 0000 and leave your details for Amanda to call and confirm your booking.

You can also email the campus store at

Appointments are available Wednesday and Friday mornings 8:30-10:30. Spaces are limited on each day due to Covid-19 restrictions. When you attend an appointment, please remember to sign in at the front office and fill in the site entry form.

Alternatively, you can order online at and collect your items from the front office.

The uniform shop will not be open during the school holiday break so book your appointment now and avoid the rush.

Circle of Security

Entertainment Books

2020 Entertainment Letter - Bethany Christian School.pdf

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Camp Australia

Join the magic of after school experiences - Newsletter.pdf

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Premier's Reading Challenge

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Community News

Base Church

Cool Kids - Taking Control

CKTC Facebook Post.pdf

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Sports News

Weekly Sports Results


 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU10 BlazersHecciesKhonreich, Elijah8 . 23
U10 RaptorsTyndale Hawks Casey, Joash26 . 17
U12 BucksKings DragonsElijah, Levi 28 . 18
U14 RocketsShooting Stars BLiam, Nicolas29 . 20
NetballU 8 Bright StarsSalisbury North Hawks Green Emily, ChelseaNot Scored


 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU10 BlazersKing's Eagles Levi, Wayne20 . 3
U10 RaptorsHope Valley HeatSteven, Elijah 25. 20
U12 BucksStars SunsSaurabh, Jacob 17 . 15
U14 RocketsOpposition Forfeited
NetballU 8 Bright StarsRenegades PupsEmily, ArianaNot Scored

Weekly Tennis


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Weekly Basketball


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Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Thursday 3rd September Father's Day Stall
Friday 4th September Father's Day Stall
Friday 11th September Pupil Free Day
Monday 14th September SACSA Soccer Yr 3/4
Tuesday 15th September SACSA Soccer Yr 5/6
Friday 18th September Jump Rope for Heart
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: Thursday, September 3 2020

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