Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 7Term 42019

JP End of Year Concert

From the Principal

Welcome to our Week 7 Newsletter. Our Junior Primary students did a wonderful job of telling the story of how faith, hope and love have impacted them this year. They performed really well and I enjoyed seeing those moments of recognition as they saw their loved ones in the audience. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making sure that it was such a success.

Next week we will have our Primary Brilliance Exhibition. This will be a celebration of our students and the way that they are exploring what it means to shine. We believe that school can be a place where children explore and experience a range of opportunities to discover more about who they are and how helping others brings meaning to our lives. Please join us between 5:30pm and 7:30pm to see live performances, enjoy games, view artwork and speak with students about what they have created. There will be a number of food vans on site for guests to purchase dinner. We ask that students eat before returning to school by 5:15pm, as they will remain with their product for the evening to interact with visitors. Primary students wear their PE uniform to the event.

Our Year 6 Graduation happens on Tuesday 10th December with a ceremony followed by a dance party for students. Light refreshments are provided for parents as they wait after the ceremony. 

School finishes for the year on Wednesday 11th December with our final assembly 2 - 3pm. Student reports are handed out by class teachers before dismissal at 3:10pm. 

Our ELC students have their Christmas concert, ‘Everyone loves a baby’ in our Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 5th December at 4 - 5pm. This is always a lovely way to celebrate a year of growth and learning with our ELC students and you are welcome to attend.

With less than 2 weeks to go until the end of school, I would like to remind you that routines are very helpful for children as they get weary. Please do your best to keep up bed time routines and regular healthy eating. I look forward to finishing the year well and enjoying each celebration together.

I pray that you have a wonderful weekend.

God bless,

Wendy Matear

Memory Verse

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Deputy's Corner

Deputy's Corner

Farewell to our Year 6 Students

It has come to that time of the year where our Year 6 students are getting ready to make the big move to secondary school. Many of our graduates have been with us since Reception, others have joined us part way through their learning journey. It has been such a privilege to have had them at Bethany Christian School where they have grown up into the young people we know today. We do wish them well as they start their next adventure in their education. 


Reading your child’s reports

On Wednesday of Week 9, your child will be bringing home their end of year school report. The school reports and the parent teacher interviews during the year are a great way of getting an idea of how your child is progressing at school. When you do look at your child’s report, remember to remain positive, praising their growth points and their development. By focusing on this rather than their ‘grades’ sends them a valuable lesson that you value a ‘learning orientation’ rather than a ‘grade orientation’. This way, your child will become more likely to enjoy the journey of learning and the challenge this presents, rather than on the marks they receive. Try to avoid comparing your child’s report with that of either another sibling, or with your child’s friend. Your child’s learning journey is as unique as they are!  Praise their hard work and persistence and areas they have shown improvement in. Celebrate the end of the school year with your child. It has been a big year and it is one worth celebrating with them!

Social Media Free Time

As we begin to plan for time with the children during the school holidays, I wonder how many of those days will be truly ‘unplugged’ from digital devices and social media?  There are many people who publish the benefits of reducing the amount of time spent on a device, online or on social media. One such author found that after a 30 day social media cleanse she discovered more joy (and less negativity) in her day and better sleep patterns (    What would a day without devices, television, social media or the internet even look like?  Perhaps you could set your own family challenge of a day without social media. It gives us food for thought as the school holidays loom closer.

I do wish you and your family a very special Christmas and New Year with your family. May God bless you as this year ends, and another one begins.

God bless you,


Deb Clifford

Uniform Shop Changes for 2020

In 2020 we have partnered with The School Locker to open a new uniform shop. School Locker will offer the same uniforms at the same prices with our current friendly staff members. We're excited to be able to offer a new service which will include online orders, discounted iPads and other educational items for purchase. The transportable buildings will be relocated offsite in the Christmas break and a new look uniform shop will be moved to the admin building.

The Uniform Shop will run current hours as usual until the 10th of December and will reopen as The School Locker from Tuesday 28th of January for O week Sales.

The new uniform shop hours will be:

Monday 8am - 11am

Wednesday 1:15 - 4:15pm

Friday 8am - 11am

Online orders will be available through The School Locker app or website from the 28th of January 2020.

Parents can purchase iPads at a reduced price through the apple store  or The School Locker link below.

Purchase iPads from the School Locker


Autumn Fair

Uniform Labels

If you missed out on the iron on label promotion that was run by the Uniform Shop last year please note that it is available again this term. Head into the Uniform Shop to pick up an order form if you haven't already received one. Fill it in as the special price is only $3 for 10 labels with an extra 5 included at no extra cost. This offer is only available until the end of this term!

Lost Property

As there has been such a large amount of unnamed lost property that has been handed into the front office, we will set up a table to display all the items that we have collected over the term. Please come to the undercover area in front of the Year 2 classrooms to check to see if any of the items might belong to you. The tables will be set up before school on Thursday 5th December and will be available from 8.15 am onwards.

JP End of Year Concert Highlights

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Sports News

Weekly Sports Results


 Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU8 BlazersKings HeatOscar E Samuel M22 . 2
U10 BucksAFCBC WarriorsJacob W Maxx S33 . 13
U10 RaptorsWynn Vale WarriorsSteven L Joash S21 . 23
U12 RocketsCedar RocketsRodante P Jaiden K37 . 16
Netball7 & U Bright StarsKings MagicSophie S Ariana DNot Scored
11 & U Shining StarsGS Lightning BoltsHailey H Hayley H7 . 23


 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU8 BlazersAFCBC VikingsSamuel M Levi C15 . 13
U10 BucksWynn Vale WarriorsMaxx S Jacob W28 . 6
U10 RaptorsHighbury JetsArmstrong H Jude C27 . 7
U12 RocketsPuzzles NavyJacob K Nicolas A17 . 16
Netball7 & U Bright StarsTiny Tango Team 2Amali T Isabella BNot Scored
11 & U Shining StarsTyndale TigersHayley G Mackenzie C10 . 18

Mini Olympics

On Tuesday November 5 we held our annual Mini Olympics for all children in Reception and Year One. The weather was ideal and it was great to see so many families and friends attend the day supporting the children. The students competed in the 50m sprint, Water relay steeple chase, Vortex, Long Jump, Inflatable challenges and Tug-O-War. All the students should be proud the way in which they participated, trying their best and supporting and encouraging one another. They were all very brave participating in front of so many people.

Final House Results were as follows:

MESHACH        645

SHADRACH      619

ABEDNEGO      616

 Thank you so much to everybody involved in making this day a true success including every person who came along to support our little athletes. We would particularly like to thank the following people:

* All Reception, Year One Teachers and the ESO’s that helped on the day – we could not have done this without you!

* Ms Bronnie Lyrtzis and the P&F for organising the refreshments for the day.

* Bert Barista for providing hot drink options.

* Mr Jeremy Graetz and Mr Joshua Pichugin for organising the sound system for the day.

* Year 6 students who helped officiate the events and take the photographs.

* Mr Peter Wyten & Mr Ardy Nottle for helping with the oval set up.

* Mr Ardy Nottle for starting the 50 metre sprints on the day.                                                                                                             


2019 SACSA Year 4/5 Boys Basketball Carnival

On Wednesday 13th November, we took two teams of Year 4 & 5 boys to the Lights Community Sports Centre. There were a total of 12 teams through 2 pools in the Division 1 competition that we were competing in. Our boys’ teams did a great job and really enjoyed playing in this brand new complex.

4/5 Boys Gold Team – 3rd Place

Team List
Coach: Mr B RichardsonManager: Mrs C Boxall
Scorer: Mrs S KarklisCaptain: Ethan G
L-R (Back Row) L-R (Front Row) 
 Jadon WJensen P
Chadson CTyson B
Cohen MAustyn M
Ethan GIlyas D
Jaiden K
Mr Richardson

Bethany Gold played a great tournament going undefeated through their pool. A tough loss to Cedar in the semi-final was hard for the boys after having such high expectations. They re-grouped and beat Tyndale SE in a great battle for third. I couldn’t be more proud of the boys for their team-first attitude and the contributions of every player.

 Mr Richardson

4/5 Boys Silver Team – 7th Place

Team List
Captain:Rodante P
Coach: Mr J Tothill  
Manager:Mrs C Boxall
Scorer: Miss B Arthur
L-R (Back Row) L-R (Front Row)
Mr TothillConnor T
Nicolas ARodante P
Jacob LLevi B
King BBraith H
Josiah H

Bethany Silver overcame some great challenges today. The day included some disappointments, some sighs of relief, plenty of excitement with even more determination and hard work. I was very proud of the boys efforts today and they were led particularly well by their captain, Rodante. Can’t wait for next year and what this team will accomplish.

Mr Tothill

2019 SACSA Year 4/5 & 6/7 Girls Basketball Carnival

On Thursday 14th November, we sent two teams of girls to the Lights Community Sports Centre. There were a total of 8 teams in the 4/5 Girls competition and in the 6/7 Girls there was 7. Our girls enjoyed their day and we would like to congratulate our 4/5 team on their championship win.

4/5 Girls Team – 1st Place

Team List
Captain:Amelia D 
Vice-Captain:Bailee B
Coach: Mr S Taylor
Manager: Mrs C Boxall
Scorer: Mrs A Davies
L-R (Back Row) L-R (Front Row)
Mr TaylorErin T
Mackenzie CNareta S
Amelia DHayley G
Tir AHolly S
Bailee BAnnabel P

The girls produced an amazing day by going through undefeated and winning the Year 4/5 girls competition. They played with determination and passion all day whilst working together.

Mr Taylor

6/7 Girls Team – 6th Place

Team List
Captain: Mackenzie B  
Vice-Captain:  Bobbi H
Coach: Miss K Evitts
Manager:Mrs C Boxall
Scorer:Jordan B
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Miss EvittsLily H
Bobbi HCharli E
Mackenzie BVikky L
Emily CImogen P
Rebekah A

A super effort from the girls today! No matter the score or how tired they were, they played hard until the end. We didn’t win everything but we worked hard and had fun. I’m very proud of all of them!

Miss Evitts

2019 SACSA Year 6/7 Boys Basketball Carnival

On Friday 15th November, two teams of Year 6 & 7 boys made their way to the Lights Community Sports Centre. There was a total of 11 teams through 2 pools in Division One with some very tough and skilful competition. We would like to congratulate our Year 6/7 Boys Gold Team on winning the championship.

6/7 Boys Gold Team – 1st Place

Team List
Captain: Ezeikiel T-E
Coach: Mr S Taylor
Manager:Mrs C Boxall
Scorer:Mrs A Barker
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
 Mr TaylorAddison D
Lem AStefan M
Hudson SEzeikiel T-E
Lachlan RHudson M
Blake BJohnny A

What a day it was! After losing the first game the boys re-grouped to make it to the Grand Final which they won in overtime. An amazing effort boys!

Mr Taylor

6/7 Boys Silver Team – 11th Place

Team List
Coach: Mr B Richardson 
Manager:Mrs C Boxall
Scorer: Mr S Bermingham
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Kieren HEthan G
Rainn SRobert Jnr R-K
Kur ANicholas B
Jackson RJordan B
Mr Richardson

 A tough day for Bethany Silver as they came up against quality opposition. The boys teamwork developed as the day went on and they almost got a win against Cedar Silver. Thanks to the boys for playing in the right spirit.

Mr Richardson


On Friday 1st November Bethany took 6 teams to the annual SACSA Netball Carnival held at the District Courts at Golden Grove. There were 69 teams across both Division 1 and Division 2 which was our biggest carnival this year in regards to team numbers. Bethany competed in Division 1 which was made up from the bigger schools across the state who compete in SACSA Carnivals. All our teams did really well in the very warm conditions on the day. A very special thank you to our scorers who assisted with their relevant teams all day – we couldn’t have done it without your support.

4/5 Gold Girls – 3rd Place

Team List
Captain: Bailee B
Vice-Captain:Amelia D
Coach:Ms L Ward
Manager:Mrs C Boxall
Scorer: Ashlyn S
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Ms WardDekodah B
Charlee BHayley G
Bailee BKaylee W
Amelia DAmelia L
Mackenzie CHolly S
Madeline P

On the day of the carnival the girls arrived at school excited and determined in achieving the best result possible. Throughout the day they exhibited great skill, tenacity and team work seeing them finishing 2nd in their pool where they had only lost one game by a solitary goal. The crossover final unfortunately did not result in a win for the girls but they did not give up and played a good, clean, competitive game right to the end. Their last game for the day was playing for 3rd place which they achieved. Well done girls – you were all wonderful representatives of our school community.

Ms Ward

4/5 Silver Girls –11th Place

Team List
Captain: Nayla S
Vice-Captain:Tir A
Coach:  Mrs B Doveton
Manager: Mrs C Boxall
Scorer: Paige F
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Mrs DovetonCheyenne M
Leda MErin T
Tir ANayla S
Sarah LAaliya V
Alana TIsabelle B
Madison M

The team showed perseverance and determination throughout the day. Their teamwork and positive attitudes were notable.

Well done girls!

Mrs Doveton

4/5 Boys – 5th Place

Team List
Captain:Rotating Captains
Coach:Mr B Stribley
Manager: Mrs C Boxall
Scorer:Piper W
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Bruce SRick L
Nicolas AIlyas D
Jacob LJosiah H
Cohen MBraith H
Ethan GEthan P
William M

An education process for the boys though they did perform above their own expectations especially when they settled and concentrated on team techniques. Although we finished fifth, the team bond after the final whistle was priceless.

Bruce S

6/7 Gold Girls – 4th Place

Team List
Captain: Mackenzie B
Coach: Mrs C Wyten
Manager: Mrs C Boxall
Scorer: Brianna H
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Thalia HTaylor N
Zakia TTam L
Madison MLayla S
Mackenzie B
Mrs Wyten

After a shaky start to the day the girls were able to pull together some really good peformances to finish top of our pool. Overall they did themselves proud. Well done girls and thanks for a good day.

Mrs Wyten

6/7 Silver Girls – 13th Place

Team List
Captain: Ella S 
Vice-Captain: Amy M 
Coach:Crystal C
Manager:Mrs C Boxall
Scorers: Maddy E & Mrs Mossop
AbsentVictoria G * Charli E played in the 6/7 Gold team
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Crystal CElla S
Amy MTrevena H
Emily CPollina P
Amber MVictoria H
Charli E *

Although we didn’t get the result we wanted we still had an amazing day full of fun and many laughs.

Crystal C

6/7 Boys – 3rd Place

Team List
Captain:Rotating Captains
Coach: Mr S Sheeky 
Manager:Mrs C Boxall
Scorer:Tyler S
L-R (Back Row)L-R (Front Row)
Mr SheekyEzeikiel T-E
Blake BHudson M
Johnny ABrandon L
Robinson SLem A
Lem A
Lachlan R

6/7 Boys – 3rd Place

On a hot day the Year 6/7 boys had a fantastic SACSA tournament. Winning all but one of their pool games had them earn top spot on the ladder leading into finals. Unfortunately the semi-final didn’t go our way, narrowly losing by 2 goals. We won our final game which gave us third place overall. The boys competed hard all day and made their coach proud.

Mr Sheeky

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Monday 25th to Friday 29th November ELC Transition Visits
Friday 29th November Choir Excursion
Wednesday 4th December Brilliance Exhibition 5.30 to 7.30 pm
Thursday 5th December ELC Concert 4pm
Thursday 5th December Year 3 Incursion (am)
Thursday 5th December Year 4 Incursion
Friday 6th December 2020 Reception Orientation 9am
Friday 6th December Year 5 Excursion
Friday 6th December Year 2 Excursion
Monday 9th December Yr 1 - Yr 5 Transition
Tuesday 10th December Year 6 Graduation 6.15 pm
Wednesday 11th December 2pm Final Assembly (last day of school - normal dismissal time 3.10pm) 
Thursday 12th December ELC Picnic 11 am to 1 pm
  2019 Term Dates
Term 1 Mon 4th February - Fri 12th April
Term 2 Mon 29th April - Fri 5th July
Term 3 Wed 24th July - Fri 27th September
Term 4 Mon 14th October - Wed 11th December

Monday Morning Praise

Whole School Worship
10 - 10.30am Mondays


Primary Chapel (Years 3 - 6)
10.50 - 11.30am Wednesdays

Junior Primary Chapel (Reception - Year 2)
12.10 - 12.50pm Wednesdays

Uniform Shop Times

The opening times for the Uniform Shop are: 

Monday 8.15 - 10.30 am
Tuesday 8.15 - 10.30 am
Thursday 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Friday 8.15 - 10.30 am

Bethany Christian School

PO Box 2125
Salisbury Downs SA 5108
37 Countess St
Paralowie, SA, 5108

P. 08 8283 0000
F. 08 8283 0101

Class Days
RD Monday & Thursday
RH Monday & Thursday
RHA Monday & Thursday
1D Thursday & Friday
1T Monday & Thursday
1C Monday & Friday
2ZH Tuesday & Friday
2P Wednesday & Friday
2R Thursday & Friday
3L Tuesday & Wednesday
3N Tuesday & Friday
3T Tuesday & Wednesday
4G Monday & Friday
4WH Monday & Friday
4WY Monday & Friday
5P Tuesday & Friday
5R Tuesday & Friday
5T Tuesday & Friday
6SH Monday & Tuesday
6S Monday & Tuesday
6T Monday & Tuesday

Newsletter published: Friday, November 29 2019

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