Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 9Term 22019

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From the Principal

Welcome to our final newsletter for Term 2. We have had a wonderful term of learning with teachers continuing to implement design thinking into a range of units. Our desire is to challenge ourselves and our students to keep learning and to become people who think deeply about the important issues of life. While visiting classrooms last week I was part of some discussions about how we can look after our environment. I look forward to seeing how this kind of thinking will help to impact our school and will help our students to bring about lasting changes in our world.

Our Year 4 and Year 5 classes have swimming lessons in Week 10, so please return the appropriate forms to your class teacher.

Our school choir has a performance next Thursday 4th July at 4 - 4:30pm in the Function Room for anyone interested. I am looking forward to hearing them perform. Our choir meets weekly after school every Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30pm for a small charge. Please see the details below.

Next term we celebrate Book Week in a number of ways. I have included more information for you, thanks to Mrs Gliddon and the library team. We really value reading and the contribution that books make to our lives. Books are a wonderful resource to help us to learn, to understand and to enjoy. If you are thinking about birthday presents or other gifts, why not think about giving a book. We have included links to the shortlisted books that you may like to look at.

Please remember the first two days back of Term 3 are Pupil Free days. The conference staff will be attending is the Christian Schools South Australia, biannual conference, held at Tyndale. There will be over 1200 Christian school staff from around the state. It will be a wonderful opportunity to hear from two outstanding Keynote speakers - Dr John Dickson and Dr Robert Loe. Camp Australia will be open to care for any students on these two days.

Happy reading!

God bless,

Wendy Matear

Nothing is hidden from God! He sees through everything, and we will have to tell him the truth.

Hebrews 4: 13

Book Week 2019

Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. CBCA affirms the quality of some of Australia's most creative people and provides a boost to their capacity to devote time to their craft. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.

This year we will be celebrating Book Week with some interactive lunchtime activities, highlighting the short listed books in class time and hosting a Book Fair from August 20 – 26th. The Book Fair will follow the theme of ‘Dino-Mite’, where we hope children will Stomp, Chomp, and Read! There will be a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair before and after school and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. The Book Fair will also be open at lunchtime for student browsing and purchasing.

If you are interested in what books have been shortlisted for this year’s awards then please go to the following link to see the extensive range of literature. When choosing books for your child it is important to view the book before purchasing. Stories are a wonderful way to support children with their emotional literacy and many authors are entering into the picture book market to support the development of this important life skill. Picture books reach beyond the early years so when looking at purchasing books for your children please review the book for discretion and suitability for your child. If you would like to view some of the books, we have many on display in the Library so please come and ask one of our team members.

Link to the Shortlisted book:

Friendly online bookstores that offer great discounts with links to the shortlisted books:
Pegi Williams Bookshop -
Booksdirect -
Booktopia -

We look forward to sharing more with you in Term 3 and seeing you visit the Library.

The BCS Library Team

BCS Choir

The BCS Choir would like to invite anyone who might be interested in joining the Choir to attend their Showcase on Thursday, July the 4th from 4-4:30pm. The Showcase will take place in the Function room. This will be a great opportunity to see what the Choir does and the sound they create. Please RSVP to Mrs Jacqui Gliddon if you are interested in attending as afternoon tea will be supplied.

Enrolments are available on the day to commence in Term 3.


Mrs Jacqui Gliddon

Deputy's Corner

Welcome to the final Deputy’s Corner report for Term 2. This term has simply flown by!

Traffic News Update
There has been a notable increase in the number of drivers entering Bethany via the ‘exit’ gate (the Bethany end drive way). This is happening frequently during the day, especially on Wednesdays when parents are coming in for Chapel. Please be mindful that using this ‘exit’ as an entrance is extremely dangerous. The only time the ‘exit’ is used as an entrance is after hours when the Temple driveway gate is locked.
Many parents and local residents are also getting extremely frustrated by drivers who park along Countess Street in clearly marked, “No Parking” areas. This makes it very hard to navigate in the height of before school and after school traffic. Salisbury Council and SAPOL have assured us that traffic inspectors make regular checks to monitor the school traffic. If you are concerned about a driver’s conduct on the roads, please call the Salisbury Council (8406 8222) or SAPOL (131 444) to lodge a complaint. At no point should you attempt to video the driver or confront them if you feel they are in breach of a road rule or etiquette. Simply record the details you are able to (such as vehicle model, colour, make, registration number plate and driver’s appearance) and make a report to either SAPOL or the council.
Please be aware that beyond the school fence line, Bethany Christian School has no legal jurisdiction on the road or the road laws.

Uniform Reminder
It is getting very cold and students need to dress warmly to ensure that they do not become unwell. Please check that your child’s name is clearly marked on all jackets and jumpers. Students are also coming to school wearing beanies, gloves and scarfs etc. Please ensure that the colours of these garments complement our school uniform. Red, black and white can be worn with the PE uniform, blue, grey and white can be worn with the everyday blue uniform.
Girls are increasingly being found to be wearing hair ties, scrunchies and headbands in colours that are not school regulation. Please leave the hot pink, orange, purple, green hair ties, scrunchies, headbands and so on for home use.
Hats are another item that are regularly either lost or forgotten. Please also ensure that your child’s name is clearly written in their hats. Remember, hats are an item that are worn all year around. Please encourage your child to be super organised and remember to pack their hat when they go to school.

I wish you a wonderful week and a safe school break at the end of this term.

God bless you!

Deb Clifford
Deputy Principal


Uniform Shop

Please be aware that the Uniform Shop will be open during the July school holidays on Thursday 18th July from 2pm to 4pm and Friday 19th July from 8.15am to 10.30am.

Next term it will be closed on Monday 22nd July for the Pupil Free day and will reopen on Tuesday 23rd July. If you have any questions please speak to Leanne in the Uniform Shop.

Camp Australia

During the school holidays, Camp Australia will be open on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July but will be closed on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July.  This is due to a power upgrade which is required for Bethany's new building.  The site will be closed by SA Power Networks on these days. It will be open for the entire second week of the holidays and will be open on the Pupil Free days at the start of next term. If you have any questions please contact Camp Australia on 1300 105 343.

Premier's Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the following students who have completed the Premier's Reading Challenge!

 3T  4G  4WH
Elin B Isabel T  Jaimee L
Liana C Mackenzie C 4WY
5T   Jayde C
Nicolas A    

Premier's Be Active Challenge

Well done to the following students who have completed the Premier's Be Active Challenge!

Vivia P
Taylor N
Mackenzie B
Hayley H
Jessica A
Awek A
Angela T
Danielle P
Nathaniel C
Hailey H

P & F Fundraising

Help Bethany Christian School raise funds and enjoy up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for everything you love to do!

As June 30 approaches, budgets are being balanced and every dollar counts. Make sure that your numbers add up and support Bethany Christian School.

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

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Recycling Fundraising

As a silent fundraiser for our school, we are collecting the following recycling products.  Please bring these items for recycling and place them into the coloured bins in front of the Year 4 classes.


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Adult English Classes

Adult English Class Flier.pdf

Open Adult English Class Flier.pdf (666.22 KB)

Music Tutors

Woolworths Earn and Learn

This is the final week for the Woolworths Earn and Learn.  Please bring in your sticker sheets before the end of the week.

Community News

Kelly Sport

 The WILD WINTER SPORTS program includes:

The WILD WINTER Sports program allows your child to experience fun, energetic, safe and highly active multi-sports sessions which will challenge and improve your child’s motor and co-ordination skills
- The Kelly Sports coaches aim to develop and enhance the wide range of sporting skills of your child including kicking, catching and throwing whilst also improving strength, flexibility, hand-eye co-ordination, spatial awareness, cooperative skills and teamwork.

The program is a fantastic way for your child to develop sporting skills essential for all sports and will inspire children to give sport a go. Our modified sports games provide lots of fun while skills are being developed.


Enrol your child into a Kelly Sports program at your school and receive a $100 Sports Voucher discount on your Kelly Sports fees. To enrol and/or redeem your sports voucher discount, register online at OR fill out the enrolment form and send it to PO BOX 91 Brighton SA 5048. For further information about your Sports Voucher eligibility please visit

- WHEN – Tuesday at Bethany Christian School
- COMMENCING – 30/7/19
- CONCLUDING – 10/9/19
- TIME – 3.20pm – 4.20pm
- YEAR LEVELS – Reception to Year 2
- COST – $99.00 +GST (Total cost $108.90) OR redeem your sports voucher and pay only $8.90!
- ENQUIRIES – Ian Barnes 0439 063 916 or">

Kelly Sports Star of the Term

We are delighted to announce that Ethan Loughry was awarded the Bethany Christian School Kelly Sports Star of the Term by our Kelly Sports coach for Term 2.

The reasons for Ethan's nomination were:

• always attends the Kelly Sports sessions with a great attitude
• always gives 100% effort in the session activities and games

Grasshopper Soccer

Grasshopper Soccer's goal is to teach kids how fun soccer can be! They aim to teach and develop soccer skills to children in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Grasshopper Soccer programs are designed for children aged 2-12 years. Each program provides a building block upon which children can improve their game and develop their character.

Grasshopper Soccer Salisbury Area runs non-competitive soccer programs for boys and girls. The 8-week programs focus on fun and participation in an environment which also improves the children’s soccer skills. Programs in the City of Salisbury run on Saturday mornings at Bethany Christian School.

Please click on the link to find out more and to enrol your child. 

Hope Village Fundraising

Please support Real Youth as they raise money for Hope Village by coming along to a sausage sizzle next term on Wednesday 31st July. Be quick so you don't miss out!

Sports News

Weekly Sports Results

 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

Kings Wildcats

Kade M Lilly C 5 . 34
U8 Blazers GGLPS Giants Samuel M Joash S 12 . 7
U10 Raptors AFCBC Warriors 10 Jude C Armstrong H 17 . 15
U12 Bobcats Bye    
U12 Rockets Tyndale Hurricanes Jacob L Jaiden K 33 . 17
U12 Thunder Shooting Stars 12 Nathaniel C Nicholas B 23 . 14
 Netball 11 & U Shining Stars OLOH Magic Madeline P Hailey H 9 . 16
 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
Basketball U8 Lakers

 SFX Magic

Tobiasz T Scarlett G  1 . 22
U8 Blazers  Shooting Stars Nate N Elijah W  4 . 8
U10 Raptors  King's Bearcats Lucas H Elijah Y  29 . 7
U12 Bobcats  East Adelaide Blitz Ilyas D Cameron N  18 . 43
U12 Rockets  AFCBC Falcons Jacob K Austyn M  29 . 14
U12 Thunder  Cedar Knights Rainn S Mackenzie C-H  20 . 26
Netball 11 & U Shining Stars  Tyndale Tigers Dekodah B Jack H   7 . 7

2019 SAPSASA State Metro Athletics Carnival

We would like to congratulate the following students on their selection and participation in the Para Districts Athletics Team which competed at the above event:

Bailee B   Holly S  Imogen P
 Jack H  Nareta S  Trinity M

This event was held on Tuesday 21st May at the SA Athletics Stadium in Mile End. Our students gave their best and should be proud of their results.

2019 State SAPSASA Cross Country Championships

We would like to congratulate the following students on being selected and competing for the Para Districts Cross Country Team at the above event:

Svetlana R-K 10 Year Old Girls
Tavish P 10 Year Old Boys
Reilly S 10 Year Old Boys
Hailey H 11 Year Old Girls
Holly S 11 Year Old Girls
Jack H 11 Year Old Boys
Jaxon N 11 Year Old Boys
Imogen P 13 Year Old Girls


This event was held on Thursday June 6th at the Oakbank Racecourse. All our students did their best and should be congratulated on their efforts and achievement on making this team.

Our highest placed Bethany student was Jack H who finished 71st from 174 competitors in the 11 year old boys' category.

2019 State SAPSASA Netball Carnival

We would like to congratulate the following students on their selections in the Para Districts netball team:

Madison M & Charli E

This event was held from the 17th to 20th June 2019 at the Netball SA Stadium, Mile End. Para Districts entered two teams with Madison’s team playing in Division One and Charli’s team playing in Division 5. Well done girls – we hope you really enjoyed your week.


Year 4/5 Girls
Team List:
Alana T, Amelia D, Annabel P, Bailee B, Chelsea P, Erin T, Hayley G, Holly S, Kaylee W, Mackenzie C, Nareta S & Sarah L

COACH: Mr Richardson
MANAGER: Mrs Boxall
CAPTAIN: Rotated

SACSA CARNIVAL @ Tyndale Christian School - Thursday 23rd May – 2nd Place
What an amazing tournament by the year 4/5 girls! As the day went on they got better and better and earnt a semi-final re-match against Cedar. The girls showed great heart as they hung on for 1 – 0 victory. In the grand final we went down 0 – 2 very early however we fought back hard, scored then had a second try disallowed just before time expired. We are so proud of these girls.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS CARNIVAL @ City Touch Fields – Thursday 20th June – 2nd Place
Our girls’ team tried hard all day and went through the minor round undefeated. Unfortunately we fell just short in the grand final, losing in a drop-off in extra time. The sportsmanship displayed by all was awesome to watch.

Mr B Richardson


Year 4/5 Boys
Team List:
Alessio C, Cohen M, Ethan G, Ethan P, Jadon W, Josiah H, Liam C, Marcus A, Rick L & William M

COACH: Mr Peterson
MANAGER: Mrs Boxall

SACSA CARNIVAL @ Tyndale Christian School – Thursday 23rd May – 6th Place

The boys showed a great effort all day in what were perfect conditions for touch football. Our team kept getting better as the carnival progressed – well done boys!

PRIMARY SCHOOLS CARNIVAL @ City Touch Fields – Thursday 20th June – 2nd Place

The boys were rock solid in defence, making it very difficult for teams to score against. Our team was disciplined and showed great teamwork to make the grand final. We put in a great effort to go down 3 – 0 to Cedar College. Great job boys!

Mr A Peterson


Team List:
Imogen P, Jessica A, Lily H, Mackenzie B, Madison M, Pollina P, Summah C, Tam L, Taylor N, Thalia H, Victoria H & Vikky L

COACH: Mr Hannaford
MANAGER: Mrs Boxall


SACSA CARNIVAL @ Tyndale Christian School - Friday 24th May – 4th Place
The team played well all day going undefeated until the last round, losing 0 – 1. After this loss the girls worked on team principles through the final series and finished fourth overall. Well done team.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS CARNIVAL @ City Touch Fields – Friday 21st June – Champions
Excellent carnival girls – Champions for 2019! I was proud of how the girls came together as a team and contributed in their various roles. Congratulations to Imogen and Taylor for leading the team so well.
Mr B Hannaford

Year 6/7 Boys
Team List:
Alexander A, Bill S, Eden D, Jack H, Jed M, Jimmy K, Kur A, Lachlan R, Matthew N, Pattana P, Riley C & Terry H

COACH: Mr Sheeky
MANAGER: Mrs Boxall

SACSA CARNIVAL @ Tyndale Christian School – Friday 24th May – 5th Place

This year our 6/7 boys’ team competed admirably in their five games finishing with two losses, one draw and two wins. Eden D controlled play from the centre really well and Riley C scored some fantastic tries down the wing thanks to some awesome stepping. Most importantly everyone had fun!

PRIMARY SCHOOLS CARNIVAL @ City Touch Fields – Friday 21st June – 3rd Place
I’m very proud of the boys determination during this carnival. Playing off to make it to the grand final in the semi’s was a challenge and unfortunately we narrowly missed out on a top two finish. Third overall was a great outcome and all contributed to our success. An honourable mention to our captain, Eden D, who led the way strongly and Riley C who was like a brick wall on the wing to the opposition.

Mr S Sheeky

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July Swimming Lessons for Yr 4 & 5
Monday 22nd July Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 23rd July Pupil Free Day
Wednesday 24th July First Day of Term 3
Friday 2nd August Australians Together Incursion
Wednesday 7th August The NED Show
Monday 19th to 23rd August Book Week
Monday 19th August School Tour
Monday 19th August Yr 6/7 SACSA AFL Carnival
Tuesday 20th August Yr 4/5 SACSA AFL Carnival
  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

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, June 28 2019

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