Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 9Term 12022

Some of our budding Year 1 artists.

From the Principal

Welcome to our final newsletter for this term. Our students are continuing to learn together, and I am very proud of the way they are dealing with the many changes they have experienced this term. We have our Cross Country Day this Friday for our Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, and Year 6 students. Cross country is run in smaller groups with staggered start times so it will be a wonderful to enjoy this event together.

This Thursday night we begin our Parent Teacher Interviews online. These online meetings will be held on Microsoft Teams. Once you follow the link to choose a time, you will receive a meeting link. Please join the meeting 3 minutes before your appointment time to keep everything flowing throughout the evening. This is a 10-minute interview with your child’s teacher so please be aware of keeping to the time frame for the benefit of all parents. If you need to cancel or change your time for Thursday, we have appointments for next Tuesday night for booking 12th April open until Monday 11th. We really appreciate your help with this.

Next week we have a Pupil Free day on Monday 11th April. OSHC is available on this day. We also finish early on Thursday 14th at 12:10pm. We understand that Temple Christian College have announced that they will not have students on that last day of term. If you are now unable to send your child to school on that day, please notify us either through the Bethany app or by calling the office on 8283 0000.

As you may be aware, the Police Commissioner has removed the vaccination mandate in education and so at this time we are undergoing consultation with our staff in order to establish our policy moving forward. We will maintain our current practices until this is established.

Over the past 3 years our school has been a part of a learning project with a group of 20 Independent schools exploring Student Agency. We will be sharing our work at a Symposium at Pulteney Grammar school early next term. We also look forward to sharing with you how this has developed and how our school is impacting the conversation about why this work is important. We continue to be reminded of how capable our students are when it comes to making choices and investments in their learning journeys and, we want to see this continue to grow into the future. 

Our new space now has slides, a sandpit and we can see it taking shape. I know that students are very excited as they discuss the progress. We look forward to opening this space early next term. 

Our annual Mother's Day stall will be held in the first week of next term on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May. Prices range from 50cents to $15. Please send any money in a zip locked, named bag to keep it safe. We love to bless the wonderful Mums in our community.

I do pray that you will enjoy some time together as a family over Easter and that you will find ways to be refreshed together. I also pray for health and peace as you spend time together and would encourage you to engage in an Easter service near you. Thank you for the way you have listened to advice, followed recommendations, and kept our community safe. We really do have an awesome community and I feel blessed to be a part of it.

Have a wonderful holiday break and we will see you on Tuesday 3rd of May for the first day back of term 2.

God bless,

Wendy Matear

All your children will have God for their children - what a mentor for your children.

Isaiah 54: 13

Deputy's Corner

Deputy's Corner

I realise it is extremely cliché to once again note the speed at which time seems to be flying by, but it really does seem that time has flown this term! How is it that we are almost at Easter already?

Next week is a very short week, with our Pupil Free Day on Monday 11th April and an early dismissal on Thursday 14th April. The teaching staff will be working hard on that Monday as they are trained in the use of the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum. This curriculum will then be implemented and added to our Australian Curriculum taught throughout the school, from ELC to Year 6.

With the school holidays fast approaching, you may be interested in, or looking for, new activities for your children to get involved in. If you are interested in Nature Play SA, they have a range of activities on their webpage to access. Included in this issue of the school newsletter is, “25 things to do in Autumn”. They also have a competition on offer where families could win a bundle worth $200 of outdoor exploration equipment. There is also access for families to look at the Nature Play SA Events currently on offer. Check out their website at .

Student Leadership

Last week our Year 6 Student Leadership programme kicked off after a late start due to COVID-19. Our students were eager to get started and are very excited to start exploring leadership within the school. This week’s theme is, “Learning” and the year 5 & 6 students learned about the, “Law of Influence” from John Maxwell. Maxwell (2007) wrote, “I love the leadership proverb that says, “He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.”  If you can’t influence people, then they will not follow you. And if people won’t follow, you are not a leader. That’s the Law of Influence. No matter what anybody else may tell you, remember that leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.”  

Car park

Thank you to everyone who is using our Kiss ‘n’ Drop driveway and our front Turning Circle correctly, and not parking to wait for your children. It has been noted that there has been a significant uptick in the amount of traffic around the school before and after school. By observing the rules and keeping traffic moving, you are helping everyone and being considerate of the other users of the road. This goes a huge way towards keeping our vulnerable students safe when coming to school in the morning and going home in the afternoon. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

I wish you and your family well during Easter and the school break. 

God bless you,

Deb Clifford


Open Nature-Play-SA-25-Things-Autumn-Digital.pdf (515.25 KB)


Mother's Day

2024 Enrolments at Temple Christian College

Interviews for students starting Year 7 in 2024 will commence next term. If you have not put in an Application Form for your child, you may miss out on a position. Please contact the Enrolment Registrar at Temple on 8256 9600 today.

Uniform Shop Opening Times During the Holidays

Please remember that it is winter uniform next term. If you need to update or replacement any uniform items, the Uniform Shop will be open during the second week of the school holidays - Thursday 28th and Friday 29th April from 9am to 3pm.

Community News


Playgroup has re-commenced. Please see the flyer below for more details.

Base Church Easter Service

Northern Bombers Netball Club

PlayStart Sport

Sports News

Weekly Sports


Reception – Year 6

(must already be 5 years old)

Bethany Christian School offers a Weekly Basketball program.

This is a user pay program staffed by approved volunteer coaches

  • There are two seasons per year:
  • Winter Season | Terms Two and Three
  • Summer Season | Terms Four and Term One of the following year
  • Age Groups as follows:
    • Under 8s mixed
    • Under 10s mixed
    • U12 Boys | U12 Girls
  • Games played across various locations during school terms, generally at:
    • Golden Grove Recreation Centre
    • Burragah Recreation Centre
    • Turramurra Recreation Centre
  • Trainings held at BCS after school during the week and are compulsory.


Reception – Year 6

(must already be 5 years old)

Bethany Christian School offers a Weekly Netball program.

This is a user pay program staffed by approved volunteer coaches

  • There are two seasons per year:
    • Semester One Season | Terms One and Two
    • Semester Two Season | Terms Three and Four
  • Age Groups as follows:
    • Under 8s mixed
    • Under 10s mixed
    • Under 12s mixed
  • Games played during school terms at:
  • The Gardens Recreation Centre
  • Games are played on Saturday mornings
  • Trainings held at BCS after school during the week and are compulsory

Weekly Sports Results

Saturday 26|03

SportGradeDivTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08U08Wild StarsGems EmeraldsHannah PL19
NetballU10U10Bright StarsBlue AngelsAlma BL38
NetballU12U12DiamondsAngels U12Yar NL511
BasketballU08BlueBulls76ers AvengersEthaniel YW104
BasketballU10OrangeBoomersKings JetsRory HW128
BasketballU124BlueThunderPuzzles BlueSteven LW2815

Saturday 02|04

SportGradeDivTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08U08Wild StarsHurricanesMarina BL310
NetballU10U10Bright StarsGems PinkArizona GW212
NetballU12U12DiamondsBlue CatsParina SL28
BasketballU08BlueBullsBrooks Cajuns 8Gabriel SW107
BasketballU10OrangeBoomers76ers SwoopersLazar TL255

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Thursday 7th April Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 8th April Cross Country Years 3 - 6
Monday 11th April Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 12th April Parent Teacher Interviews
Thursday 14th April Last day of term - 12.10pm dismissal
Monday 2nd May Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 3rd May First Day of Term Two

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

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
6SCWednesday and Friday
6TWednesday and Friday
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, April 7 2022

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