Welcome to our final newsletter for Term 2. We have one more week of school before we head into a school break for two weeks. Students start next term on Tuesday 20th July with the staff joining Christian Schools South Australia for a day of professional development on the Monday.
Year 3 and Year 4 classes will be swimming throughout Week 10 and so you would have returned your forms. If you have further questions, please speak to your class teacher.
Mrs Lee and Mrs Doveton will be beginning their maternity leave within the first week of Term 3 and we look forward to sharing the news of the birth of these new additions soon. This means that next term we welcome Ms Chantal Moore and Mrs Rebecca Daddow to our school community. Ms Moore and Mrs Daddow have already been a part of our community as relief teachers and so our students and staff already know them. Mrs Ashleigh Squire and Mrs Sarah White will also be increasing their time to share these classes.
Our Reception classes headed to the farm barn in the wintry conditions this week and our Year 1 classes are off to the Zoo to further their learning in different environments. Excursions are another way we can enjoy learning and connect real world experiences to our daily learning at school. We look forward to hearing some of the reflections of students once they return. Experience is one of the best teachers that we can have in our lives. It allows us to connect and use our knowledge so that we can apply it in real ways.
We are excited to be planning our cultural celebrations for later in Term 3. We are working on how to explore and celebrate different cultures from around the world. Our community is made up of a large variety of cultures and we want to value this diversity through our celebrations. It will look different to the events we have held in the past while gathering everyone together is still a challenge, and so, we are excited to create another way to celebrate together. We will give you more specific information at the beginning of next term.
We are very grateful that South Australia has remained safe and we ask that you continue to use the QR Code when you enter to ensure that we are compliant with SA Health requirements. I do thank you for the respectful way you enter our school and I ask that you follow the correct entrance and exit procedures.
We continue to collect free bread each day and we are very happy for you to take as much as you would like for yourself and any others you know who would appreciate it. We also receive hampers from Foodbank and are always looking for families that we can bless with these food packs. Please feel free to email the office if you or someone you know could do with this practical support.
I pray that you will enjoy a restful weekend.
Nothing is hidden from God! He sees through everything, and we will have to tell him the truth.
Hebrews 4: 13
It has been an amazingly full term and I am sure that the students are very much looking forward to their school break!
In week 8, on Tuesday 8th of June, Peter Combe visited our school and thoroughly engaged the entire school with his musical performance. Students and teachers alike enjoyed the show. The following day the Year 11 Temple Christian College students held a special fundraiser for our Year 5 & 6 students. They provided food, drink and entertainment to raise money for various charities. This too was thoroughly enjoyed by the students who attended, and it was a fabulous opportunity for our Year 5 & 6 students to get a feel of Temple Christian College. On Thursday 11th, the SRC held a Pyjama/Casual day to raise money to go towards equipment for the new nature playground which is currently in the planning stages. They raised $781 and we thank you for your support.
This week has been an opportunity to showcase our school. We have had our Shadow Minister for Education, Blair Boyer MP, visit on Monday with the CEO of the Association for Independent Schools South Australia (AISSA), Carolyn Grantskalns. Blair Boyer was given a special school tour lead by some of our Year 6 Student Leaders. On Wednesday, a large group of school leaders held a network meeting on site, and toured both Bethany Christian School and Temple Christian College. On Thursday and Friday of week 9, we also have teaching leaders and staff from Playford College and Torrens Valley Christian School coming to see the wonderful facilities and things our students are doing and learning.
It has been a couple of weeks of interesting weather, which always affects traffic conditions. Thank you to all those who are ensuring the safety of our students by driving courteously. Just a quick reminder, drivers cannot enter our rear car park via the roundabout on Byron Bay Drive. All cars must enter the rear car park by the road behind the Goodstart Early Learning Centre and drive along the Kiss ‘n’ Drop. Your assistance in this is greatly appreciated.
Goodstart Early Learning Centre Car Park
Please avoid parking in the Goodstart Early Learning Centre car park either before school or after school. Their car park is dedicated to the Goodstart ELC clients only. Please use the parking provided by the school or find an appropriate park in the neighbouring streets. Please respect our neighbours when you do park your vehicles. Thank you for your help in this matter.
A quick reminder that the start of Term 3 begins on Tuesday 20th July.
I wish you and your family a wonderful week ahead, and pray that the school break will be one of refreshment and good health.
God bless you,
Open SRC Newsletter Week 9 Term 2 pdf.pdf (268.23 KB)
Sibling Priority for 2024
If your child is due to start Reception with us here at Bethany Christian School in 2024 and you have not heard from our Enrolment Officer, please ensure you call the school to secure your child’s position.
Interviews to fill our 2024 Reception classes will commence in May 2022 and a secured position may not be available after this time.
Should you decide to transfer your children to another school, then the school requires written notification one term in advance of the withdrawal of the children. This enables the school to plan ahead with possible enrolments to replace the children. If written notification is not given, then one term’s fees will be charged.
Week 10 is swimming week. Our Year 3’s and 4's are going for swimming lessons next week. I would like to remind you of the following:
• As usual the school will pack the medication that has already been provided to the school
• Please make sure to check your child’s hair for headlice before the swimming event
• If your child is not feeling well, please keep the child at home and notify the school
• As per the swimming center policy, you must not swim for 2 weeks after gastro symptoms have ceased
• For more information about the swimming center policies please visit the link https://parafieldgardensswimschool.com.au/contact-us/our-policies
Health Topic of the week
Flu (seasonal influenza)
(Referred from SA health Website)
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious. In Australia, seasonal influenza of varying severity occurs every year, usually between May and September.
Signs and symptoms:
• rapid onset of fever
• headache and muscle aches
• sneezing and running nose
• sore throat and a cough
Most people recover within a week, although the cough and fatigue may last longer. Influenza is much more serious than the common cold. It can lead to pneumonia (lung infection or inflammation) and other complications.
Usually from 1 day before onset of symptoms until 7 days after the onset of symptoms. After 5 days the level of infectiousness is probably very low, however some people, especially children and people with weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others for a longer time.
Most people recover with rest, drinking plenty of fluids and use of paracetamol for the relief of pain and fever. Seek medical advice if you are concerned about the symptoms and if your symptoms are getting worse.
Exclusion from School
Exclude people with flu from childcare, preschool, school and work until there has been no fever for 24 hours (without using a fever reducing medicine such as paracetamol).
Have plenty of rest and keep warm during these cold days. Praying for a safe and healthy school holidays.
God Bless You,
Bethany Christian School
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).
Please click on this link to read a letter explaining this process in more detail.
Further information about the NCCD can be found on the NCCD Portal (https://www.nccd.edu.au).
If you have any questions about the NCCD, please contact a member of the Diverse Learning Team.
We love it when our students are active and the Premier’s Be Active Challenge is all about building health and fitness.
Our school will once again be involved in the challenge.
The Premier’s Be Active Challenge (PBAC) is open to all students from Pre-school to Year 12.
The challenge is that students are physically active for at least 60 minutes each day for any 5 days in a 7 day week. This needs to occur for 4 weeks in a row. Remember, you can be physically active in different ways for 5 or 10 minutes that to equal 60 minutes per day. You don’t have to set aside a 60 minute block if you don’t want to.
A copy of the log book has been sent out to your child via their classroom shortly. A copy is available on the school’s website: PBAC Form. Once the challenge is finished, please return the signed form to your child’s class teacher for them to sign off and process.
Some classes are doing this as a whole class, while other classes will be sending home a pre-named sheet, so check with your teacher for more details.
Here’s some ideas of activities your child can do to complete this challenge:
|Trampoline||Hide and Seek|
|Hand Ball||Martial Arts|
|Fitness Club||Roller Blading/Skating|
|Dodge Ball||Washing a car|
In November each student who has completed the PBAC will be presented with a medal. There are different medals for each year of completion. Those students who are in our ELC will receive a certificate.
Please check out the PBAC website https://pbac.sa.edu.au/ for some more great ideas on being active and any other information.
The 4 week challenge can be done anytime from now up to the end of Term 3
All the best with being physically active and we look forward to seeing your forms come in throughout next term.
Congratulations to the following students who have completed the Premier's Reading Challenge.
|Jaden C||Lana T|
|Ashiwei A||Logan L|
|Rute B||Jamelia A|
|Jensen B||Briarna B|
|Alexander H||Sharni W|
|Chloe H||Daniella M|
|Claire K||Magot M|
|Grace M||Sophia C|
|Harley M||Dikesh Y|
|Kade M||Kendrick L|
We would like to say well done to the following students for completing the Premier's Be Active Challenge.
|Olivier W||Logan L|
Calling all students interested in playing Weekly Basketball for Bethany, we are looking for a few extra U8 & U10 Basketball players to fill a team for our upcoming winter basketball season starting in term 2.
If your child is interested in playing please nominate them on the following link:
Each year Bethany holds a Jump Off Day to raise funds for the Heart Foundation which is a great cause.
This program promotes participation and exercise which allows the students the opportunity to learn about skipping whilst keeping their hearts healthy. The day was originally planned for Friday 18th, but with bad weather approaching we made the quick change to Tuesday 22nd June.
It was an awesome day where everyone had a great time. Throughout the day our students participated in lots of skipping and jumping activities using both short and long ropes, while also having fun with a jumping sack relay race!
The Year 2 - 6 program finished with each student having a chance to showcase their short rope skills, and then being a part of the final ‘Jump Off’. Well done to everyone one involved.
Congratulations to the individuals who were awarded prizes on the day!
Trickster | Best trick in their class
|Rute B||Aaliyah P||Callum O|
|Mia C||Isla F||Sophie S|
|Janak G||Stella R||Jessica S|
|Soriya H||Jaxon S||Kingsley T|
|Layla B||Ruby H||Judah M|
|Charlotte S||Lachlan S||Dut A|
|Svetlana R||Jethro C||Terena T|
Jump Off Winner | Skipping the longest in their year level
|Year 2||David O|
|Year 3||Jemima M|
|Year 4||Jacob N|
|Year 5||Makenzie M|
|Year 6||Levi N|
We would like to thank the following people for their help to make the run smoothly:
Harpa F | $940.28
2nd Highest Fundraiser
Kim-Ngoc P | $604.24
Total Raised for the Heart Foundation:
To attend State Cross Country students from across South Australia participate in local district cross country meets and then from these students are selected to represent their district at the State Cross Country event.
We would like to congratulate the following students who represented Para Districts from our school at the State Cross Country at Oakbank Race Course on Thursday 10th June.
|Student||Age Group||Finished||From a race of:|
|Abimbola A||10 Year Old Girls||155th||174|
|Vivia P||10 Year Old Girls||162th||174|
|Rhian M||10 Year Old Girls||168th||174|
|Brayden H||10 Year Old Boys||103th||188|
|Chloe J||10 Year Old Girls||146th||166|
|Mitchell M||11 Year Old Boys||70th||180|
|Orian P||11 Year Old Boys||71st||180|
|Neveah W||12 Year Old Girls||38th||154|
|Kaylee W||12 Year Old Girls||79th||154|
|Adhieu N||13 Year Old Girls||132nd||138|
|Basketball||U8 Boomers||Highbury Hornets||Rory H|
|U10 Blazers||Modbury Leopard||Samuel M||24 . 19|
|U12 Raptors||SBA Falcons||Elijah R||12 . 32|
|U12 Lakers||Kings Hotshots||Jeremy S||24 . 16|
|Netball||U 8 Bright Stars||Tiny Tigers||Ariana D|
|Friday 25th June||Year 1 excursion to the zoo|
|Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July||Swimming lessons for Year 3s and 4s|
|Friday 2nd July||Last day of Term 2 3.10 pm dismissal|
|Monday 19th July||Pupil Free Day|
|Tuesday 20th July||First day of Term 3|
|2021 Term Dates|
|Term 2||Ends Friday 2nd July|
|Term 3||Tuesday 20th July to Friday 24th September|
|Term 4||Monday 11th October to Wednesday 8th December|
|ELC||Monday to Friday|
|RD||Monday and Thursday|
|RK||Monday and Thursday|
|RHW||Monday and Wednesday|
|1C||Monday and Thursday|
|1D||Tuesday and Thursday|
|1P||Monday and Thursday|
|2HS||Tuesday and Friday|
|2R||Wednesday and Friday|
|2Z||Tuesday and Friday|
|3L||Tuesday and Friday|
|3HR||Tuesday and Friday|
|3T||Wednesday and Friday|
|4G||Monday and Friday|
|4P||Monday and Wednesday|
|4W||Monday and Friday|
|5K||Wednesday and Friday|
|5R||Tuesday and Friday|
|5T||Tuesday and Friday|
|6S||Tuesday and Wednesday|
|6T||Monday and Wednesday|
|6W||Tuesday and Wednesday|
Newsletter published: Thursday, June 24 2021< Back to newsletters