Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 9Term 22023

Year 5 Camp

From the Principal

Welcome to our final newsletter for Term 2.
We have several exciting things happening in the coming days. On Friday 30th June, our SRC have organised a Pyjama/Casual day to raise money for library books for our sister school, Hope School in Sumatra. Our Year 1 students are heading to the zoo on that day and so there will be an option for them to purchase a small popcorn and juice box as their way to contribute to the fundraiser. Our Year 3 students are holding a Pyjama story telling event at school on the same day which sounds like a fun way to read.

In Week 10 our Year 5 and Year 6 students have their swimming lessons each day. It is also NAIDOC week. NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The theme for NAIDOC week is ‘For Our Elders’. Classes will explore this theme in a variety of ways and build upon the knowledge from Reconciliation week. It is wonderful to be a part of a community that values the many cultures we represent and to learn more about others.

Next week Choir have a concert in the PAC at 4-4:30pm on Wednesday 5th July. It will be great to see how these students shine as they share their repertoire with family and friends.

Thank you to those of you who have given us feedback, we do have an awesome community. One of the changes we have made is regarding the additional fee for Munch Monitor, our canteen software. We understand that families are feeling financial pressure as the cost of living increases and we would like to reduce the cost of using the canteen. Usually, Munch Monitor requires a payment of $4.65 per term but we have decided to subsidise this to reduce it to $2 each term. We hope that this reduction makes it more affordable for you, especially those who wish to use it occasionally as a treat.

We have a small group of staff who are heading over to our sister school to provide professional development and I look forward to sharing more about this next term. I hope that you enjoy reading the camp reflections included by our Year 5 students who had a wonderful experience last week.

Finally, I would like to remind you that school finishes on Friday 7th July at 3:10pm and resumes on Tuesday 25th July. Have a wonderful school break.

God bless,


Wendy Matear


This Week's 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

Friday 30th of June, our SRC students are running a PJ/Casual Day to raise money for Hope Village. The SRC are super excited to see everyone wearing either their pyjamas or casual clothing for those who don’t want to wear their PJs to school. 

Remember, it is super chilly and wet at the moment, so think about wearing warm clothing and sensible footwear to allow all students to play at recess and lunch. Check out the flyer below for all the details. The SRC thank you so very much for your participation and support of their fundraiser.

God bless you,

Deb Clifford
Deputy Principal

Casual Day Poster 30th June 2023.pdf

Open Casual Day Poster 30th June 2023.pdf (1,005.59 KB)


Health Care

Week 10 is swimming week for our Year 5’s and 6’s.

I would like to remind you of the following:

  • Eczema can get worse when swimming - if your child suffers from eczema, please talk to the teacher or to the school nurse who would be able to help you develop a care plan to help your child enjoy swimming
  • 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 centre policy, you must not swim for 2 weeks after gastro symptoms have ceased

For more information about swimming centre policies please visit the below link

God bless,

Priya Wilson

School Nurse

Year 5 Camp

Last week the Year 5’s went on camp to Woodhouse Activity Centre in the Adelaide Hills.

Despite the weather (record amounts of rain), we still had a great time. The students were placed in 3 groups and rotated through activities. Some activities needed to be modified or changed to keep us out of the rain as much as possible. They took on activities such as rock climbing, geocaching, tube slide, team challenges, ice blocking (sliding down a small hill on a block of ice), making fire and Challenge Hill!

Everyone had their own highlights – many students loved racing down the tube slides, either on the curved slower slide or the straight speed slide. Some of the funniest moments involved watching students choose to attempt to swing across a small creek via 4 ropes, and usually fall in! 

In a very pleasant surprise, the food on camp was first rate! Items such as marinated meats, apple crumble, bacon and eggs and lasagna really hit the spot on a cold winter day!

It was a great group to take on camp, even though it was the first camp experience for most of them. If the students were anything like the staff and parents who went, they would’ve been very excited to get back to their own bed and have a big sleep!


NAIDOC Week (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee)

This year, NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held across Australia on July 2 – 9 July, which is our Term 2, Week 10. This is an annual observance to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme for 2023 is “For Our Elders”
Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.

The Learning
In week 10, the whole school will be involved in learning experiences using a range of resources and creative expressions from ELC to Year 6.

Sharing the Learning

During Term 3, Week 2, each class will share their learning with a part of the school community such as a class from another year level. Students will be encouraged to express their learning to develop their agency and understanding.

Premier's Reading Challenge

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

Scarlett RIsaac D
Zeke A-C
Wyatt H
William K
Travis G
Sullivan V
Sienna M
Sebastian C
Nina M
Nicole H
Marko T
Luca B
Jonah J
Jessica T
Jason H
Hunter R
Harper N
Harper F
Grace W
Grace S
Ethan P
Ella S
Chloe S
Bronte S
Blake B
Austin H
Aria P
Abraham G


We would like to remind parents not to use the student toilets while they are onsite. If you need the toilets, please come into the office and use the staff toilets. 

Community News


School Holiday Soccer Coaching Camps

Free Tennis Lessons

Sports News

Representative Sports | Tryouts

SACSA AFL Football Tryouts

SACSA will soon be holding their annual AFL Carnival

SACSA Year 3|4 Carnival  |  Wednesday 13th September |  Week 8, Term 3

SACSA Year 5|6 Carnival  |  Friday 15th September |  Week 8, Term 3

Students who would like to trial, and are eligible please use the link to nominate

Year 3|4 Tryouts  |  TCC Oval  |  Separate Boys and Girls Teams

Thursdays (Lunchtime)  | 03|08, 10|08  |  Weeks 2 & 3, Term 3

Year 5|6 Tryouts  |  TCC Oval  |  Separate Boys and Girls Teams

Wednesdays (Lunchtime) | 02|08, 09|08  |  Weeks 2 & 3, Term 3

Meet at the Sports Department by the oval at the beginning of tryouts.

Students enrolled into tryouts may wear their PE uniform to school.

SACSA Netball Team Tryouts

SACSA will soon be holding their annual Netball Carnival

The 3|4 Carnivals will be on Tuesday 22nd August |  Week 5, Term 3

The 5|6 Carnivals will be on Wednesday 23rd August |  Week 5, Term 3

Students who would like to trial, and are eligible please use the link to nominate

Year 3|4 Tryouts  |  @ BCS Courts  |  Separate Boys and Girls Teams

Friday (Lunchtime)  | 23|06, 30|06  |  Weeks 8 & 9, Term 2

Year 5|6 Tryouts  |  @ BCS Courts  |  Separate Boys and Girls Teams

Thursday (Luncthime)  | 29|06, 27|07  |  Week 9, T2 & Week 1, T3

Students enrolled into tryouts may wear their PE uniform to school.

Weekly Sports

Weekly Basketball  |  Rec - Yr 6

Bethany Christian School offers a Weekly Basketball program. This is a user pay program staffed by approved volunteer coaches, with compulsory weekly after school trainings held at BCS

There are two seasons per year

Winter Season - Terms 2 and 3  |  Summer Season - Terms 4 and then 1

Age Groups as follows (must be 5 yrs old)

U08s mixed  |  U10s mixed  |  U12 Boys | U12 Girls

Saturday games are generally at the following recreation centers

Golden Grove  |  Burragah  |  Turramurra  |  Ingle Farm  |  The ARC

Weekly Netball  |  Rec - Yr 6

Bethany Christian School offers a Weekly Netball program. This is a user pay program staffed by approved volunteer coaches, with compulsory weekly after school trainings held at BCS

There are two seasons per year

S1 Season - Terms 1 and Two  |  S2 Season - Terms 2 and 4

Age Groups as follows (must be 5 yrs old)

U08s mixed  |  U10s mixed  |  Under 12s mixed

Saturday games are at the The Gardens Recreation Centre.

Match Results | Weekly Sports

Saturday 17|06

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsSalisbury North Hawks GreenCatalia BNot Scored
NetballU10 Wild StarsGem EmeraldAmelia JL612
NetballU10 Bright StarsHurricanesEmily DW41
BasketballU08 LakersBye-
BasketballU10 BullsModbury ScorpionsJaxon CW406
BasketballU10 WarriorsGGLPS Rising StarsLiam AW3320
BasketballU12 BoomersCedar StrikersCallum OL2534
BasketballU12 HornetsBearcats RoarIsaleli TW3129

Saturday 24|06

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsLightning Blitz 1Harlow JNot Scored
NetballU10 Wild StarsRenegades TealElsie BL311
NetballU10 Bright StarsBulldogs 1Ariana DL286
BasketballU08 LakersBrooks Thrillers 8Elijah TD2020
BasketballU10 BullsModbury VulturesEthaniel YW2315
BasketballU10 WarriorsModbury BullsSamuel DW2216
BasketballU12 BoomersBethany HornetsElijah CL823
BasketballU12 HornetsBethany BoomersLevi SW238

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Friday 30th JuneYear 1 Zoo Excursion
Friday 30th JuneSRC Pyjama Day
Friday 30th JuneYear 3 Pyjama Story Telling
Monday 3rd to Friday 7th JulySwimming for Year 5 & Year 6s
Monday 3rd to Friday 7th JulyNAIDOC Week
Wednesday 5th JulyChoir Concert
Monday 24th JulyPupil Free Day
Tuesday 25th JulyFirst Day of Term 3

Uniform Shop Opening Times

Wednesday8.15 to 10.30 am
Friday8.15 to 10.30 am

PE Timetable

ELCMonday to Friday
RHDWednesday and Thursday
RHTuesday and Thursday
RMTuesday and Thursday
1DTuesday and Wednesday
1PWednesday and Thursday
1TCWednesday and Thursday
2RTuesday and Thursday
2WCTuesday and Wednesday
2ZTuesday and Wednesday
3HRMonday and Thursday
3METuesday and Wednesday
3MOTuesday and Friday
4GTMonday and Friday
4NLTuesday and Friday
4WMonday and Friday
5KMonday and Friday
5RTTuesday and Wednesday
5TTuesday and Thursday
6SCTuesday and Wednesday
6TTuesday and Friday
6WMonday and Thursday

School Terms 2023

Term 1Monday 6th February to Friday 14th April
Term 2Tuesday 2nd May to Friday 7th July
Term 3Tuesday 25th July to Friday 29th September
Term 4Monday 16th October to Wednesday 13th December

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 29 2023

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