Welcome to our Week 7 newsletter for Term 3. Book Week was a whole lot of fun with our students and staff enjoying the fun of dress up day. We also hope that you were able to enjoy the Book Fair and the celebration of the power and fun of reading. We have included a number of photographs for you to enjoy. We also hope that your Father’s Day was a great day for all our fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other significant people who we appreciate and celebrate for their contribution to our families.
This Friday (9th September) is our Show Day, and it is a pupil free day. This is the day we ask that you visit the Royal Adelaide Show rather than taking days throughout the school week. OSHC is available for those who require care. Our staff will be learning together on that day as we continue to focus on the importance of our calling as educators and those who choose to work in this important and challenging area, to equip the next generation.
You would have received an email last Friday with the information for Parent Teacher Interviews. If you did not receive an email, please contact the office, and update your email information. As always, if you require assistance, I encourage you to call or drop in and talk to someone to help you book your appointment. These short interviews are a good time to touch base with your child’s teacher and to join together to support your child in their learning journey.
Our Year 5’s head off on camp next week and we pray for safety and fun for them as they stay at the Illawonga camp site. I look forward to hearing from them when they return and share their experiences in learning in a different environment.
Jump Rope for Heart will be held on Friday 23rd September and more information will be sent out to remind you directly. In the last week of term our Year 1 and Year 2 students have their swimming lessons. These are important to help all children stay safe around water. We are blessed to live in a country that makes swimming lessons a priority to preserve lives and to bring enjoyment of the water.
It has been good to see some parents visiting our Chapel times. Thank you for doing that in safe ways. We have been planning how to keep welcoming you back into school life and I am look forward to sharing with you the creative ways that each year level is planning these opportunities. We appreciate your patience and diligence as we work through this process, and we are hopeful for the celebrations we will enjoy together.
I pray that you enjoy the weekend and some time with your family.
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
Welcome to week 7! I trust you all had a wonderful weekend of celebrating Father’s Day over the weekend, and I hope all the dads and significant father figures were spoiled by their children!
The Student Representative Council (SRC) have been discussing the school uniform over the duration of the year. It was decided that the SRC would benefit from collating data of what people think about the current Bethany Christian School uniform. A google-survey was made available to the students and staff of Bethany last week, and this week the SRC are inviting the school community to have a voice in what you believe is good about the current school uniform, what you think would be even better, and what you would wish for in terms of the uniform.
It is really simple to take part in this short survey. Simply use the provided QR code or Button link to get to the survey, fill it in and submit your thoughts.
The SRC will spend the next few weeks sorting out the responses, and they will then provide a summary of the data that was collated.
The SRC are very much looking forward to reading the results.
Commissioner’s Student Voice Postcards
Each year, Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children and Young People SA sends Student Voice Postcard packs to all primary schools in the state. Last year, Bethany Christian School students participated in the Commissioner’s Student Voice Postcard programme and have been invited to participate again this year. The themes of this year’s questions attempt to encompass what is important to children, their aspirations, what worries them and asks for any questions they may have for change. The purpose of the initiative is to build a greater understanding of what is important to South Australian children.
All the answers to the questions are anonymous, and no identifying information is collected nor stored. Our students will be invited to take part if they want to, and it will be an opt-in process. It is so exciting that people such as the Commissioner for Children and Young People truly desire to hear the voices of our young people.
Just a quick reminder that should you have any difficulties on the road around the school site or with unsafe driver actions, please report them to either SAPOL by submitting a traffic report, or report your concerns to the Salisbury Council. Unfortunately, if the issue occurs outside of the school site, we have no authority to deal with the matter.
Please rest assured that we do pass along any traffic concerns to SAPOL and roads/ infrastructure concerns to the Salisbury Council. Thank you for respecting other road users and keeping our students safe by observing the road rules.
I wish you all a wonderful week with your families.
God bless you,
The 2023 Financial Commitments Form will be posted out in the next couple of weeks. Please keep an eye out for them. As they are important for the Finance Team to plan for next year, we ask that you complete and return them by the due date which is Friday 4th November.
Thank you to everyone who dressed up for Book Week 2022. It was a fun day. We were very impressed at the effort and creativity displayed by the students of Bethany Christain School. This is only a small sample of some of the fantastic costumes that were represented on the day.
Bethany Christan School has raised $1,784 for the Heart Foundation so far!
We have so many students signed up online already!
Yet to register your child, it’s not too late: www.jumprope.org.au/parents
As it is a Pupil Free Day on Friday (9th September), the Uniform Shop will not be open. Sorry for any inconvenience.
|Sophia A||Pippa A|
|Marina B||Ryshia A|
|Krishna B||Nate A|
|Pearl B||Blake B|
|Xavier B||Amity C|
|Keira C||Kim C|
|Lillian J||Nakisha C|
|Petra K||Ariel C|
|Kyan L||Jordan D-S|
|Ronaldo L||Giuliana G|
|Esther M||Leo H|
|Zander N||Aurora H|
|Mason O||Amelia J|
|Clinton P||Samuel K|
|Siena P||Elijah L|
|Jason P||Ava M|
|Mila P||Lottie M|
|Rachel R-L||Hannah P|
|Ambrozy T||Tyler R|
|Kaylee V||Amanda S|
|Evie W||Gabriel S|
|Kaylee Y||Arjun S L|
Open Saver Plus flyer.pdf (629.54 KB)
The day was full of excitement, determination, fun and having a ‘never give up’ attitude! The boys displayed great teamwork and it was fantastic to hear all the encouragement on and off the courts! Well done boys!
The year 3/4 girls had an outstanding day playing netball. The team work and effort of all the girls was something to be proud of. They won 6 out of 8 games for the day which was amazing. The sportsmanship the girls displayed showed a fantastic Bethany spirit. Well done girls, such a successful and wonderful day.
The Silver Shooting Stars, Year 3/4 Girls, played hard and achieved some well-deserved success! This team of girls gave their absolute best and discovered that perseverance and teamwork pays off. I was so proud of every goal the girls were able to shoot and even though we lost some of our games, we were able to walk away with two wins to our name! Well done girls, you have done our school proud.
Well done to the 5/6 boys on their efforts today.
The 5/6 girls went out strong and showed great skills and sportsmanship throughout the day. The girls won the first four games against some competitive teams and ended up fourth overall. Well done girls. You should be very proud of your efforts today.
Super effort by all the girls today. In a tough competition they fought hard in every game never giving up and it was great to see their confidence and ability growing throughout the day. Their attitude, and teamwork both on and off the court was amazing. Well-done girls.
SACSA will soon be holding their annual Basketball Carnival
SACSA Year 3|4 Carnival | Tuesday 25th October | Week 2, Term 4
SACSA Year 5|6 Carnival (Div 1) | Thursday 27th October | Week 2, Term 4
Students who would like to trial, and are eligible please use the link to nominate
Year 3|4 Tryouts | BCS Courts | Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Mondays | 05|09, 12|09 | Weeks 7 - 8, T3 | Lunchtime
Year 5|6 Tryouts | BCS Courts | Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Tuesdays | 06|09, 13|09 | Weeks 7 - 8, T3 | Lunchtime
Meet at the verandah by the courts at the beginning of tryouts.
Students enrolled into tryouts may wear their PE uniform to school.
We will be running a Come and Try Basketball Program for Reception and Year 1 students at Bethany Christian School. The idea of this program is to introduce students to Basketball and as a lead in into the Weekly Basketball Program where training are held afterschool and matches are played at various centre on Saturday mornings.
Sessions will be run by a staff member from ACBA | Norwood League, with the program capped at one instructor to 12 students for the come and try program.
The sessions will run at afterschool, 3.20 - 4.00, and will run for 7 weeks.
Sessions will be Thursdays 20|10, 27|7, 3|11, 10|11, 17|11, 24|11, 1|12 | Weeks 1 - 7, Term 4.
The cost of the program is $60 and will be added to your school account.
All communication will be made via the BCS App and|or email.
Please complete the online form to register your interest.
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
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.
|Sport||Team||Opponent||Coach's Pick||Match Result|
|Netball||U08 Wild Stars||Salisbury North Hawks Green||Elise B||L||4||5|
|Netball||U10 Bright Stars||Blue Angels||Emily D||L||3||6|
|Netball||U12 Diamonds||Bulldogs 2||Mohitha S||L||40||6|
|Basketball||U08 Bulls||Kings Tigers||Cooper J||W||26||16|
|Basketball||U10 Boomers||SFX Rockets||Lazar T||W||18||10|
|Basketball||U10 Warriors||Cedar Raptors||Dion S||L||5||14|
|Basketball||U12 Hornets||SFX Bulls||Samuel M||L||4||30|
|Basketball||U12 Celtics||GGLPS All Stars||Steven L||L||28||30|
|Basketball||U12 Mavericks||Modbury Geckos||Alicia N||W||33||7|
|Sport||Team||Opponent||Coach's Pick||Match Result|
|Netball||U08 Wild Stars||Kaleteeya||Zofia T||L||5||9|
|Netball||U10 Bright Stars||Renegades Gold||Isabella B||L||4||6|
|Netball||U12 Diamonds||SNNC Hawks Black||L||9||17|
|Basketball||U08 Bulls||Hope Valley Heat 8A||Isaac D||W||13||8|
|Basketball||U10 Boomers||Hope Valley Heat 10B||Charlie M||W||19||16|
|Basketball||U10 Warriors||Wings Swish||Michael||L||10||16|
|Basketball||U12 Hornets||76ers Cheetahs||Connor T||L||2||26|
|Basketball||U12 Celtics||Lab 46 - 12b||Khonreich C||L||25||31|
|Basketball||U12 Mavericks||Brooks Sixers 12||Vivia P||L||12||20|
|Friday 9th September|| |
Pupil Free Day - Show Day
|Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th September|| |
Year 5 Camp
|Wednesday 14th September|| |
SACSA AFL Years 3 & 4
|Friday 16th September|| |
SACSA AFL Years 5 & 6
|Friday 23rd September|| |
Jump Off Day (Jump Rope for Heart)
|Monday 26th to Friday 30th September|| |
Swimming Lessons for Years 1 & 2
|Friday 30th September|| |
Last day of Term 3
|Monday 17th October|| |
First day of Term 4
|Wednesday||8.15 to 10.30 am|
|Friday||8.15 to 10.30 am|
|2022 Term Dates|
|Term 1||Monday 14th February to Thursday 14th April|
|Term 2||Tuesday 3rd May to Friday 8th July|
|Term 3||Tuesday 26th July to Friday 30th September|
|Term 4||Monday 17th October to Wednesday 14th December|
|Year 3 - 6 Chapel||10.50 to 11.30 am|
|Reception to Year 2 Chapel||12.10 to 12.40 pm|
|ELC||Monday to Friday|
|RHan||Tuesday and Thursday|
|RHay||Monday and Friday|
|RK||Tuesday and Thursday|
|1TC||Thursday and Friday|
|1D||Thursday and Friday|
|1P||Thursday and Friday|
|2WS||Thursday and Friday|
|2R||Thursday and Friday|
|2Z||Thursday and Friday|
|3HR||Monday and Friday|
|3M||Monday and Thursday|
|3T||Tuesday and Friday|
|4G||Tuesday and Thursday|
|4PS||Monday and Wednesday|
|4W||Monday and Friday|
|5R||Wednesday and Friday|
|5K||Tuesday and Thursday|
|5T||Wednesday and Friday|
|6SC||Monday and Tuesday|
|6T||Tuesday and Thursday|
|6W||Wednesday and Friday|
Newsletter published: Thursday, September 8 2022< Back to newsletters