Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 9Term 32021

Hahndorf Farm Excursion

From the Principal

Welcome to our final newsletter for Term 3. Our students did an amazing job last week as they celebrated cultures and creativity. Our desire to see students develop awareness and respect for other cultures was certainly an outcome of these celebrations and your children really shone as they shared their learning with others. The week included many varying experiences and I know that the importance of learning how to co-create was a very positive experience for staff and students. We follow up these kinds of experiences with feedback for and from our students and this process is a really important part of the learning cycle. I would encourage you to ask your children about their reflections. We often use; I like, I wish and even better if, as three provoking questions. We also asked students to rate how much they contributed personally to making their year level experience successful.
Next week our Year 1 and Year 2 students have their swimming lessons throughout the week. I know that it will be a lot of fun and a wonderful opportunity for them to practice water safety and developing independence in and out of the water. You may like to support us by ensuring that you have named all of your child’s belongings to help with the changing process.

The State Government continues to provide a range of grants that support capital projects within our school. We were successful in applying for some funding to go towards our outdoor play development which is starting at the beginning of December as well as the development of the outdoor learning area at the rear of the 3 to 6 learning block. This space is called ‘the backyard’ and we are setting up a multi-use space to allow for creativity and innovation, with art sinks, benches that are easy and safe to use for various lessons and some basic outdoor kitchen facilities. This area will become even more useful for classes to book and we look forward to sharing how this is developed with you. The school also contributes to these projects and the Parents and Friends and Student Representative Council continue to fundraise to make contributions to these exciting developments.

This week you will have received some information about our Colour Explosion Fun Run which will happen right at the end of Term 4, to celebrate the end of the year. We found last year that the restrictions placed upon gathering made it very difficult to celebrate together with you. We also missed the opportunity to gather together at our Autumn Fair and so our Parents and Friends have only been able to host the Mother’s and Father’s Day stalls this year. The Colour Explosion Fun Run will allow us to combine the Parent’s and Friends fundraiser with the end of year gathering so that we can enjoy some time together and celebrate what has been another amazing year. We hope to open up both ovals and to host you in an old style picnic with activities like the 3 legged race, tug of war, a climbing wall and many other fun activities for families. We will also have the Colour Explosion Fun Run for students to enjoy. This event reduces our likelihood of losing deposits if we are unable to gather the whole community as we can still hold the event during the school day for the students. We will make the best of the times that we find ourselves in, and bring fun and celebration to finish the year.
This week and next week we are holding our Parent Teacher Interviews at school. The booking link was sent out two weeks ago via email for you to choose the best time. If you did not receive the email, please contact the Office to update your email information.
As we enter the end of Term 3, can I remind any families who are moving away from Bethany at the end of 2021 to contact Bronnie at enrolments to notify us in writing to fulfill our requirement for one term’s notice.

We head into the school break with a normal dismissal on Friday 24th September and return to school on Monday 11th October. I do pray for God’s protection over all of our community and hope that you can enjoy some special time with your children.

God bless,

Wendy Matear


Memory Verse

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Matthew 5: 6

Deputy's Corner

Welcome back for Week 9 of Term 3! We have had such a fabulous term filled with all sorts of rich and wonderful experiences. I feel so fortunate that South Australia has not had another COVID19 lockdown since the beginning of the term.

Next week, on Thursday 23rd of September, the Receptions & Years 3-6 will be participating in an SRC run Casual Day to continue to raise funds for the new nature playground. It will be a gold coin donation to participate in the Casual Day. To date, the SRC have raised $1500 which will all go towards a significant item for the nature playground.

On Friday 24th of September to accommodate the swimming week, our Year 1 & 2s will have a “Beanie/Hat” day in lieu of the Casual Day. Again, the cost is a gold coin donation and the funds raised will also go toward the new nature playground.

I am very much looking forward to seeing the array of different beanies or hats that our Year 1 & 2 students might bring to school! What a fantastic way to celebrate the final day of term 3!

Next term is summer uniform, so it is time to check to see if the summer wear still fits. If you need to sort out new items for the uniform, check out the School Locker online or come in on Wednesday or Friday between 8.30am-10.30am. To find further information about School Locker or to order online, go to the school website . All the uniform requirements for term 4 can be found in the student diary on pages 13-15.

I wish you all a fantastic end to term 3 and a very safe school break.

God bless you!


Deb Clifford



Health Care

Welcome to Week 9.

Swimming Lessons

Our Year 1 and 2 students will have their swimming lessons in week 10. 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 swimming center policies please visit the below link:

Spare Uniform Information

Students at the Bethany Christian School can borrow the school’s spare uniform when they are in need. Once they borrow the uniform, it will be borrowed under the library's borrowing System. The system will send a reminder email to the parent if the uniform has not been returned by the due date. At the end of the term if the student has not returned the borrowed uniform, the library will forward the student details to the Finance department where the price of the uniform will be invoiced to the parent to replace the spare uniform stock. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

God Bless You,

Priya Wilson
School Nurse
Bethany Christian School

Cultural Celebration

Last week the students at Bethany Christian School enjoyed the Cultural Celebration week. It was a busy week for all students but they all had the opportunity to participate in some fun activities as well as an amazing Chapel service. Please see the photos below from the celebrations.

2021-09-08 CULTURAL WEEK CHAPEL-1.jpg
2021-09-08 CULTURAL WEEK CHAPEL-6.jpg
2021-09-08 CULTURAL WEEK CHAPEL-14.jpg
2021-09-08 CULTURAL WEEK CHAPEL-21.jpg

Entertainment Books

Uniform Shop

Please note that the Uniform Shop will only be open for one day during the school holidays. It will be open on Friday 8th October. No bookings are required but please scan the QR code as you enter and wear a mask.

Premier's Reading Challenge

Well done to the following students for completing the Premier's Reading Challenge:

RK1C3HR4W5R5T cont.
Zeke AAnnabel KIsaiah HKingsley TVivia PArmstrong H
Harriet BArjun SJemima MPrimmada OChelsea HRemkuk H
Adier DDeng AEknoor SAshmeen DMitchell MChloe F
Wyatt HBentley LGurman SCatherine TLily IDaniel N
Jason HJorden KOlivia ELevi M
Austin HPippa A3MSWilliam KAlistair B6T
Blake HLottie MKhonreich CKoby PMakenzie MAaliya T
Jonah JKim-Ngoc PApajok AHelen OLewis HEzekiel K
Mikayla JNaomi VLaila JMackenzie CAlicia NJethro C
Aria JHylas CMila SNina NAnnalise NAdhieu N
Roney LWin SSkye LJake BJC LAiden S
Oscar MEtta-Hope SArizona GLevi SBrayden HLevi N
Lueth MAmelia SJames LSundre CAiden BRenata M
Willow MDaniella YRebecca MJack OSarah L
Zara MNyok M3TMaddison JCameron H
Harper NJudy MIra P4PRuby H
Aurora SAivy PHannah VTristan C6W
Spencer SAngela AAchieu N5TDut A
Oscar SGiuliana G4GAnn Lena B
Chloe SEthaniel YAarav K5KNicole S
Grace SAisha WElijah YYar NImogen L
Danica TMaddison CSabian BMackenzie WElin B
Elijah TTyler CAna KTylah-Shae SGadin N
Kristina TRyan CMungkaun LJacob WJeremy S
Marko TChristopher HJoash SYash PChloe P
Oliver WJoseph TAlessia RLlana C
1PJacob NOlivia ARossi C
Ryshia ALayla BMicaela G
Charlie WArthur C
Jennifer HJacob K
Ebony R

Circle of Security Parenting Course

Premier's Be Active Challenge

The following students have completed the Premier's Be Active Challenge. We would like to congratulate them!

Zander NTravis GGeorgia BLilly CBriarna BMohitha SAnn Lena B
Kyan LJessica TBlake BLucas CIsaiah HHarveer B
Benjamin FSamuel CLiliana NSamantha CLana TSoriya H6T
Ava BAmelia CGabrielle VAdam FMia CJanak BCameron H
Elsie HHunter RChloe BHannah HDani HMaddison GMandy S
Savannah MRiley WAbigale IChelsea BElijah YCharli W
Ronaldo LRKHannah PMichael IJemima MAarav K
Levi DOscar MIsaac DAaliyah P6W
Isabelle DJonah JCooper JDaniel K3MS4PChanel H
Emily PZara MElise BEthan LApajok ATyson SCheyenne M
Kaylee YWyatt HKezia MLaila JAsin P
Krishna BRoney L2HSRush MIsla FLylah R
Ashton WClaire KJon NTiana MStella R
Ziara A1CHarley MChelsea ONoah MDiego T
Aisha WAnnabel JDavid OAleesha BParina S
RDWMaddison CJaden CEmma RWayne TAlphie P
Hannah PKim-Ngoc PRute BTinotenda SAmira SLucca M
Gemma KEthaniel YGrace MLeslie SElijah WJaxon S
Daniel DEmily DShyla TMadison DCharlotte B
Lincoln B1DNoah JTheodore T
Bronte SZoey GMy LIsabella D3T4W
Sienna MNakisha CChristina JMillie RJessica S
Xyrille LLoria CChelinda SRasmey M
Sofia SJacob MDylan KCasey H
Gurnash DKayla MElise K
Tuyet MZafia TNhial M5K
Nathaniel MBeau DMinka HMagot M

Colour Explosion Fun Run

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you so much for supporting our school throughout these uncertain times!

To ensure that we can hold an end of year celebration, we have decided to host a Colour Explosion School Fun Run.
We hope to hold this as a whole community twilight event to finish the school year on Friday the 3rd of December.

This is a fundraiser hosted by Parents and Friends, as well as being a fun event for the whole family. Parents and Friends are running a T-shirt logo competition for students to enter because we want to provide a student designed T-shirt for every student to wear during the event. All funds raised will go towards school based projects and to be a blessing to the community.

Please feel free to have a look at how your child can be involved and how they can start their fundraising by clicking the link below.

Happy Fundraising!

Bronnie Lyrtzis
Bethany Christian School Parents & Friends

Community News


Growing For Gold

Grasshopper Soccer

Sports News

Weekly Netball

Netball Nomination Form

Calling all students interested in playing Weekly Netball for Bethany! We are looking for a few players to participate in the weekly program played on Saturday Mornings at Parafield Gardens Recreation Centre. The current age brackets are U8 Mixed, U10 Mixed, U12 Separated.

We currently have a few on the waiting list, and would love to create new teams! We would also love to have some volunteer helpers as coaches for our weekly teams! If you are available to help please email

Weekly Sports Results

Matches Week Ending 04/09/21

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
Netball | U8Wild StarsRenegades CubsZofia TNot Scored
Netball | U10Bright StarsBlue AnglesAlma BL09
Basketball |U8 | Div 2BoomersHope Valley Heat BAdam JL1215
Basketball | U10 | Div 2BlazersBrooks U10-B-2824
Basketball | U12B | Div 3 BlueLakersWalkerview BobcatsRossi CW2113
Basketball | U12B | Div 4 RedRaptors- -

Matches Week Ending  11/09/21

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
Netball | U8Wild StarsKaleteeyaMila PNot Scored
Netball | U10Bright StarsBlue CatsEmily DL113
Basketball |U8 | Div 2BoomersGGLPSDavid OD1010
Basketball | U10 | Div 2BlazersSFX MagicWayne TW2015
Basketball | U12B | Div 3 BlueLakersTyndale HawksJeremy SW2723
Basketball | U12B | Div 4 RedRaptors--

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Thursday 16th September Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 17th September ELC Photo Day
Monday 20th to Friday 24th September Swimming Lessons for Year 1 and 2s
Tuesday 21st September Parent Teacher Interviews
Thursday 23rd September Vision Screening for Receptions
Friday 24th September Last day of Term 3
Monday 11th October First day of Term 4
2021 Term Dates  
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, September 16 2021

< Back to newsletters