Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 9Term 22021

Year 5 Businesses

From the Principal

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.

God bless,

Wendy Matear


Memory Verse

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

Hebrews 4: 13

Deputy's Corner

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.

Car Parking

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.

Term 3

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,

Deb Clifford

SRC Newsletter Week 9 Term 2 pdf.pdf

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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.

Withdrawal Policy
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.

Health Care

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

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
• fatigue
• 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.

Infectious period

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,

Priya Wilson
School Nurse
Bethany Christian School

Nationally Consistent Collection Data

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 (

If you have any questions about the NCCD, please contact a member of the Diverse Learning Team.

Premier's Be Active Challenge

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:

Sport Trainings/Games/CompetitionsJogging
SkippingActive Games
TrampolineHide and Seek
Hand BallMartial Arts
DancingBike Riding/BMX
Fitness ClubRoller Blading/Skating
HopscotchHorse Riding
Climbing StairsChasey
Dodge BallWashing a car
Totem TennisGardening


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 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.

Premier's Reading Challenge

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

Jaden CLana T
Ashiwei ALogan L
Rute BJamelia A
Jensen BBriarna B
Emily D
Leticia G3L
Alexander HSharni W
Chloe HDaniella M
Noah J
Annabel J5K
Claire KMagot M
Lexi K
My L6S
Grace MSophia C
Charlee M
Charlie M6W
Harley MDikesh Y
Kade MKendrick L
Sophie-Lee N
Madelyn N
Noah P
Tatum P
Dionysius S
Amali T
Noah W

Premier's Be Active Challenge

We would like to say well done to the following students for completing the Premier's Be Active Challenge.

Olivier WLogan L
Elijah R

Sports News

Weekly Basketball

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:

Basketball Nomination Form

Jump Rope for Heart - Jump Off Day

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 BAaliyah PCallum O
Mia CIsla FSophie S
Janak GStella RJessica S
Soriya HJaxon SKingsley T
Layla BRuby HJudah M
Charlotte SLachlan SDut A
Svetlana RJethro CTerena T

Jump Off Winner | Skipping the longest in their year level

Year 2David O
Year 3Jemima M
Year 4Jacob N
Year 5Makenzie M
Year 6Levi N

We would like to thank the following people for their help to make the run smoothly:

  • The maintenance team for help with the set up and/or pack down on the day.
  • The teachers for their help leading up to and on the Jump Off Day itself – we really appreciated your support.
  • Every student for your participation, encouragement and awesome attitude on the day.
  • And finally, the parents, families and friends for your support through sponsoring the students and all your encouragement. We raised a brilliant amount of money this year!


Highest Fundraiser
Harpa F | $940.28

2nd Highest Fundraiser
Kim-Ngoc P | $604.24

Total Raised for the Heart Foundation:


State Cross Country

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.

StudentAge GroupFinishedFrom a race of:
Abimbola A10 Year Old Girls155th174
Vivia P10 Year Old Girls162th174
Rhian M10 Year Old Girls168th174
Brayden H10 Year Old Boys103th188
Chloe J10 Year Old Girls146th166
Mitchell M11 Year Old Boys70th180
Orian P11 Year Old Boys71st180
Neveah W12 Year Old Girls38th154
Kaylee W12 Year Old Girls79th154
Adhieu N13 Year Old Girls132nd138

Weekly Sports Results

Matches Week Ending: 19/06/21

 Sport Team Opposition Coaches Pick Score
BasketballU8 Boomers Highbury HornetsRory H
U10 BlazersModbury LeopardSamuel M24 . 19
U12 RaptorsSBA FalconsElijah R12 . 32
U12 LakersKings HotshotsJeremy S24 . 16
NetballU 8 Bright StarsTiny Tigers Ariana D

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
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

PE Timetable

ELCMonday to Friday
RDMonday and Thursday
RKMonday and Thursday
RHWMonday and Wednesday
1CMonday and Thursday
1DTuesday and Thursday
1PMonday and Thursday
2HSTuesday and Friday
2RWednesday and Friday
2ZTuesday and Friday
3LTuesday and Friday
3HRTuesday and Friday
3TWednesday and Friday
4GMonday and Friday
4PMonday and Wednesday
4WMonday and Friday
5KWednesday and Friday
5RTuesday and Friday
5TTuesday and Friday
6STuesday and Wednesday
6TMonday and Wednesday
6WTuesday and Wednesday

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, June 24 2021

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