Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 7Term 32022

Book Week 2022

From the Principal

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.

God bless,

Wendy Matear


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

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!

Uniform Survey

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.


Click here to fill out the survey

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.

Traffic Update

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,

Deb Clifford
Deputy Principal


2023 Financial Commitment Forms

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.

Book Week 2022

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.

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Jump Rope for Heart

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:

Father's Day Stall

Thank you for supporting last week's Father's Day stall which was held on Thursday and Friday. Our students had so much fun selecting the right gift for the Father figure in their lives. 

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Uniform Shop

As it is a Pupil Free Day on Friday (9th September), the Uniform Shop will not be open. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Circle of Security

Premier's Reading Challenge

Sophia APippa A
Marina BRyshia A
Krishna BNate A
Pearl BBlake B
Xavier BAmity C
Keira CKim C
Lillian JNakisha C
Petra KAriel C
Kyan LJordan D-S
Ronaldo LGiuliana G
Esther MLeo H
Zander NAurora H
Mason OAmelia J
Clinton PSamuel K
Siena PElijah L
Jason PAva M
Mila PLottie M
Rachel R-LHannah P
Ambrozy TTyler R
Kaylee VAmanda S
Evie WGabriel S
Kaylee YArjun S L
Ethaniel Y
Arwin Y

Community News


Grasshopper Soccer

Sports News

Representative Sports | Netball Report

3|4 Boys  |  No Ladder

CoachMs. Moore
Team Scorer
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Adam JBrandy L
Matthew GTobiasz T
Oscar ECallum O
Rory HLevi C
Elijah W

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!

Ms. Moore

3|4 Girls GOLD  |  No Ladder

CoachMrs Hall
Team ScorerG. Drokhshan
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Ariana DZarliah A
Sharni WLoria C
Sophie S (C)Grace M
Emily DAmelia F (VC)
Millie R

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.

Mrs Hall

3|4 Girls SILVER  | No Ladder

CoachMrs Haywood
Team ScorerY. Bagnato
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Skye MIra P
Emma RJemima M
Isabella BAnnabel J
Aleesha BIsla F
Chloe H
Mia C

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.

Mrs Haywood

5|6 Boys  |  4th Place

CoachMr Richardson
Team ScorerG Carbone
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Elijah YLucas H
Brayden HJoash S
Jude CRossi C
Yanish GJacob K
Colby MElijah R
Mr Sheeky

Well done to the 5/6 boys on their efforts today.

Mr Richardson

5|6 Girls GOLD   |  4th Place

CoachMrs Duckworth
Team ScorerT. Van Dyk
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Riley BMakenzie M (C)
Sienna FKiara H
Micaela GJayda M (C)
Stella RMackenzie W
Alyssa A

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. 

Mrs Duckworth

5|6 Girls SILVER | 7th Place

CoachMr Richardson | Mr. Grieger
Team ScorerDaniel Argiro
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Helen OWynter D
Haylee LVivia P
Amelia HAnn Lena B
Sienna MJayelah A
Soriya HJessica S

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.

Mr Grieger

SACSA Basketball Team Tryouts

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.

Weekly Sports

Come and Try Basketball  |  Rec - Year 1

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. 

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 27|08

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Wild StarsSalisbury North Hawks GreenElise BL45
NetballU10 Bright StarsBlue AngelsEmily DL36
NetballU12 DiamondsBulldogs 2Mohitha SL406
BasketballU08 BullsKings TigersCooper JW2616
BasketballU10 BoomersSFX RocketsLazar TW1810
BasketballU10 WarriorsCedar RaptorsDion SL514
BasketballU12 HornetsSFX BullsSamuel ML430
BasketballU12 CelticsGGLPS All StarsSteven LL2830
BasketballU12 MavericksModbury GeckosAlicia NW337

Saturday 03|09

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Wild StarsKaleteeyaZofia TL59
NetballU10 Bright StarsRenegades GoldIsabella BL46
NetballU12 DiamondsSNNC Hawks BlackL917
BasketballU08 BullsHope Valley Heat 8AIsaac DW138
BasketballU10 BoomersHope Valley Heat 10BCharlie MW1916
BasketballU10 WarriorsWings SwishMichaelL1016
BasketballU12 Hornets76ers CheetahsConnor TL226
BasketballU12 CelticsLab 46 - 12bKhonreich CL2531
BasketballU12 MavericksBrooks Sixers 12Vivia PL1220

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
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

Uniform Shop Opening Times

Wednesday8.15 to 10.30 am
Friday8.15 to 10.30 am
2022 Term Dates
Term 1Monday 14th February to Thursday 14th April
Term 2Tuesday 3rd May to Friday 8th July
Term 3Tuesday 26th July to Friday 30th September
Term 4Monday 17th October to Wednesday 14th December

Chapel Times

Year 3 - 6 Chapel10.50 to 11.30 am
Reception to Year 2 Chapel12.10 to 12.40 pm

PE Timetable

ELCMonday to Friday
RHanTuesday and Thursday
RHayMonday and Friday
RKTuesday and Thursday
1TCThursday and Friday
1DThursday and Friday
1PThursday and Friday
2WSThursday and Friday
2RThursday and Friday
2ZThursday and Friday
3HRMonday and Friday
3MMonday and Thursday
3TTuesday and Friday
4GTuesday and Thursday
4PSMonday and Wednesday
4WMonday and Friday
5RWednesday and Friday
5KTuesday and Thursday
5TWednesday and Friday
6SCMonday and Tuesday
6TTuesday and Thursday
6WWednesday and Friday

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, September 8 2022

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