Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 9Term 32022

Year 5 Camp 2022

From the Principal

Welcome to week 9! This term has felt particularly busy, but I think that is because we are almost post-COVID and getting back into a more natural school rhythm. The Year 5s went on camp to Illawonga, on the Murray River last week and had a wonderful experience. Some of the highlights I have heard from the year 5 students was the caving where they were able to find fossils, being on a speedboat and even having an experience driving the boat, to participating in the trail walks.

We also had students in Years 3-6 represent Bethany in the SACSA AFL competitions last week and early this week. Despite the poor weather in week 8, everyone had a great time competing in the AFL competition. Congratulations to all those who have represented our school so well.

This week our students from years 2-6 were invited to participate in the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Student Voice Postcard 2022. The purpose of the postcard activity was to enable the Commissioner to get an authentic representation of the thoughts and opinions of the young people in South Australia. The answers to the questions on the postcards remain anonymous, and once all the responses have been submitted, a report is compiled and published, and the results are used for planning and delivering relevant services for our young people.

This Thursday, 22nd of September, is the extraordinary public holiday to mourn the passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II. If you were interested in signing the Condolence Book, the City of Playford is offering an opportunity at the Playford Civic Centre – Council Chamber on:

  • Weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday between 10.00am – 2.00pm
  • Sunday between 1.00 – 4.00pm

The Condolence Book will be open and available until Friday 23rd.

The school will be closed on Thursday 22nd of September in line with the National Day of Mourning, but we are very eager to see everyone return for Friday 23rd because we are holding our annual Jump Rope for Heart Day. Some of our students have been working very hard to raise money for the Heart Foundation. Thank you for supporting them! 

Week 10 will also be a busy week, with our final night of the Parent Teacher Interviews on Tuesday 27th of September. The year 1s & 2s are having their Swimming Week, and this is always a fabulous experience for our students. Our final day of the term is Friday 30th of September, and we finish at the normal time of 3.10pm.

We have had some concerns raised around the traffic and parking in and around the school site. Thank you to those who have demonstrated courteous and considerate road behaviours.

We ask that our parents do not park in the Goodstart Early Learning Centre as this is not affiliated with our school and their parking space is limited to their clients. Please utilise the parking spaces provided by the school, or find a safe park in a nearby street. Remember, our students are precious and do not bounce – let us all work together to keep our children safe as they arrive and leave the school site.

As we wrap up the term and head into a two-week school break, I do wish you and your family a very safe and restful school holiday. Thank you for your ongoing support of the school and I look forward to seeing you all next term.

God bless you,


Deb Clifford

Deputy Principal

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

Matthew 5: 6

Deputy's Corner




2022 Financial Commitment Forms

The 2023 Financial Commitments Form will be posted out in the next couple of weeks. Please keep an eye out for them. As they are important for the Finance Team to plan for next year, we ask that you complete and return them by the due date which is Friday 4th November.

Health Care

Please see the information below regarding Chicken Pox.

Chickenpox (varicella) is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. 

How chickenpox spread
Chickenpox is spread when an infected person talks, breathes, coughs or sneezes tiny particles containing infectious agents into the air. These are called small particle aerosols. Due to their tiny size, small particle aerosols can travel long distances on air currents and remain suspended in the air for minutes to hours. These small particle aerosols may be breathed in by another person. Chickenpox is also spread by contact with or breathing in blister fluid.

Signs and symptoms
Symptoms of chickenpox may include:

  • Slight fever and cold-like symptoms, followed by a rash.
  • A rash appears as blisters which crust to form scabs and is usually itchy.
  • Crops of blisters may appear over several days and various stages of blisters may be present. The rash is usually more noticeable on the trunk than on the limbs. It may affect the scalp and the inside of the mouth, nose, and throat.
  • In childhood, chickenpox is usually a mild illness and can be so mild it might not be noticed.
  • Chickenpox in adults is more severe and may be complicated by pneumonia (lung infection or inflammation).
  • Chickenpox may be particularly severe in children with leukaemia, pregnant women and young babies. 

    Chickenpox have a typical appearance and are usually diagnosed by clinical presentation. A blood test can detect if someone has protection from chickenpox infection in the past, but the test may not be helpful in determining if there is adequate immunity to varicella-zoster virus following vaccination.

    Incubation period (time between becoming infected and developing symptoms)
    For chickenpox, 10 to 21 days, commonly 14 to 16 days, but may vary in people whose immune system is suppressed.

    Infectious period (time during which an infected person can infect others)
    For chickenpox, from 2 days before the rash appears until at least 5 days after the rash first appears and all blisters have crusted over. 

    Returning to school

Children who have Chicken Pox should be kept at home until all blisters have dried (usually about 5 days). 

kind regards,

Priya Wilson

School Nurse


Jump Rope for Heart

It’s not long until our Jump Off Day on Friday 23rd September, so keep on practicing those tricks! And don’t forget to share your online fundraising page with friends and family to raise money for a great cause!
Still need to sign up online? It’s easy just follow this link and enter your details

Circle of Security

Premier's Reading Challenge

Amy CWyatt HZara MLuca BKalea LKalea LCallum OZiara A
Eva CAbraham GWillow MHarriet BEli CEli CAdam JAmelia A
Col DZeke A CWilliam KBenjamin BEmma REmma RJaden CAva B
Ayom DBlake BTravis GDiego CAmali TAmali TNhu TElaina C
Spencer GAmelia CTina KAdier DSamantha CSamantha CMadelyn NBrian C
Alexis HKellyanne CSelena CMicah-Malachi FLiam ALiam AShyla TAnna C
Catalia BHarper FSebastian CJason HJasmine BJasmine BKayla MMabior D
Asher HIsaac FSamuel CAustin HBeau D-SBeau D-SHarpa FIsabelle D
Tobias KAria JOscar SZain J-HLeticia GLeticia GCharlie LLevi D
Hannah MJordan JNicole HJaxon KClaire KClaire KAnnabel JEsther D
Savannah MNina MLueth MBenjamin LJensen BJensen BEmily DBenjamin F
Olivia MOscar MLincoln BRoney LGrace MGrace MAshiwei ASimar G
Chelsea MCharlie MJonah JVung MZafia TZafia TElsie H
Henry NJack M N HJessica TGabriella MAriana DAriana DEden H
Ava NRuth NIsaac ZSienna MAbraham M T
Mason NDeng NHunter RHarper NZam
Nash POliver PGemma KEmma NSophia P
Emily PHannah PEvie CMichael SSelyna S
Charlie RElla SEthan PBronte SConnor S
Jabari SShrine SElijah T FOliver SAndrew T
Aaliyah TElric SDaniel DGrace SGeorgia V
Bellarani TSpencer SBlake HJessica TAlexis W
Ariana TChloe SAyla LMarko TMakai W
Eleanor WDanica TAurora SSullivan V
Lam TAria PSavanna W
Aksh CEva NGrace W
Jake DPhohena B

2024 Enrolments at Temple Christian College

Interviews for students starting Year 7 in 2024 will recommence in February next year. If your child is currently in Year 5 and you have not submitted an Application form to Temple Christian College, they may miss out on a position if it is not received by the end of this year.

Please contact our Enrolment Registrar on 8256 9600 today.

Year 5 Camp

Last week our Year 5 students went to Illawonga along the Murray River for their camp. They had so much fun participating in archery, riding a boat, go-carting and caving.

Please see the photos below of some of their experiences.

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Community News


Grasshopper Soccer

Tango Netball Club

Tango Netball Club provides a community based netball environment that supports wholesome competition and personal development opportunities for all members to be the best they can be in netball through programs based on excellence and principles relating to equity and ethical behaviour.

Details of our program:
What: NetSetGo beginner netball program
When: Saturday mornings, 9.30am - 10.30am for 9 weeks beginning October 22nd
Who: Girls and boys aged 5-7 years
Where: Tango Netball Club, Heysen Ave, Hope Valley
How: Register via this link:
School Voucher eligible.

Salisbury West Cricket Club

Sports News

Representative Sports | AFL Report

3|4 Boys  |  No Ladder

CoachMr Grieger
Goal UmpireDaniel Jobson
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Adam JElijah W
Theodore TLevi C
Beau DCallum O
Charley HJacob M
Matthew GMason L
Harley M
AbsentMitchell B

In wet, cold, and windy conditions the boys battled hard all day. Although results didn't go their way they never gave up and tried their best all day with great attitude and team spirit. Well done boys.

Mr Grieger

3|4 Girls  |  No Ladder

CoachMr Peterson
Goal UmpireGeorge Gouvielos
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Claire KIsla F
Chloe HGrace M
Emily DSophie S
Annabel JLoria C
Apajok AJemima M
Millie FMadelyn N

What a day it was! In windy and rainy conditions, the Year 3/4 girls did a stellar job to win 3 out 5 games. For many of the girls it was their first-time playing football and the way they went about encouraging and helping each other learn the game was fantastic! I look forward to seeing the girls continuing playing next year. A big thank you to all the parents that helped and encouraged the girls throughout the day.

Mr Peterson

5|6 Boys  |  3rd

CoachMr Taylor
Goal UmpireDaniel Argiro
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Lucas HAiden B
Tyler MJeremy S
Levi MLucca M
Colby MRossi C
Orian PMitchell M
Jack O
AbsentJacob K

The boys played a great standard of football through the day and were unlucky to miss the grand finale. They finished 3rd and should be congratulated on their teamwork and persistence. Well done boys!

Mr Taylor

5|6 Girls   |  3rd

CoachMr Grieger
Goal UmpireGeorge Gouvielos
Front Row (L – R)Back Row (L – R)
Helen OVivia P
Sienna FAlyssa A
Wynter DOlivia E
Stella RJayda M (C)
Mackenzie CJayelah A
Demi MMackenzie W

In beautiful sunny weather the girls tried hard all day with amazing attitude and enthusiasm. They worked together as a team and ended up finishing the day in 3rd position. Well done girls!

Mr Grieger

SACSA Basketball Team Tryouts

SACSA will soon be holding their annual Basketball Carnival

SACSA Year 3|4 Carnival  |  Tuesday 25th October  |   Week 2, Term 4

SACSA Year 5|6 Carnival (Div 1)  |  Thursday 27th October  |   Week 2, Term 4

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

Mondays  | 05|09, 12|09  |  Weeks 7 - 8, T3  |  Lunchtime

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

Tuesdays  | 06|09, 13|09  |  Weeks 7 - 8, T3  |  Lunchtime

Meet at the verandah by the courts at the beginning of tryouts.

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

Weekly Sports

Come and Try Basketball  |  Rec - Year 1

We will be running a Come and Try Basketball Program for Reception and Year 1 students at Bethany Christian School. The idea of this program is to introduce students to Basketball and as a lead in into the Weekly Basketball Program where training are held afterschool  and matches are played at various centre on Saturday mornings.

Sessions will be run by a staff member from ACBA | Norwood League, with the program capped at one instructor to 12 students for the come and try program.

The sessions will run at afterschool, 3.20 - 4.00, and will run for 7 weeks.

Sessions will be Thursdays  20|10, 27|7, 3|11, 10|11, 17|11, 24|11, 1|12  |  Weeks 1 - 7, Term 4.

The cost of the program is $60 and will be added to your school account.

All communication will be made via the BCS App and|or email.

Please complete the online form to register your interest. 

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 10|09

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Wild StarsHurricanesEmily PW73
NetballU10 Bright StarsRenegades DiamondsAmelia FL021
NetballU12 DiamondsDiamondsElin BL619
BasketballU08 BullsHPS HornetsJaxon CW147
BasketballU10 BoomersKings HeatElijah CL1718
BasketballU10 Warriors76ers MonstersEthan LW157
BasketballU12 HornetsSFX SlammersL028
BasketballU12 CelticsBrooks Thrillers 12Joash SW4617
BasketballU12 MavericksCedar Flames 12Kiara HW1210

Saturday 17|09

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Wild StarsTiger TotsAva ML69
NetballU10 Bright StarsBulldogs 1Alma BW153
NetballU12 DiamondsTigerstorm-W200
BasketballU08 BullsBrooks Bulldogs 8Bentley LW388
BasketballU10 BoomersBrooks Pirates ECallum OL2223
BasketballU10 WarriorsWalkerville 10Kade ML1033
BasketballU12 HornetsNo Game-
BasketballU12 CelticsNo Game-
BasketballU12 Mavericks76ers Stingrays (Semi Final)W2210

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Thursday 22nd September

Public Holiday

Friday 23rd September

Jump Off Day (Jump Rope for Heart)

Monday 26th to Friday 30th September

Swimming Lessons for Years 1 & 2

Friday 30th September

Last day of Term 3 - normal dismissal time

Monday 17th October

First day of Term 4

Uniform Shop Opening Times

Wednesday8.15 to 10.30 am
Friday8.15 to 10.30 am
2022 Term Dates
Term 1Monday 14th February to Thursday 14th April
Term 2Tuesday 3rd May to Friday 8th July
Term 3Tuesday 26th July to Friday 30th September
Term 4Monday 17th October to Wednesday 14th December

Chapel Times

Year 3 - 6 Chapel10.50 to 11.30 am
Reception to Year 2 Chapel12.10 to 12.40 pm

PE Timetable

ELCMonday to Friday
RHanTuesday and Thursday
RHayMonday and Friday
RKTuesday and Thursday
1TCThursday and Friday
1DThursday and Friday
1PThursday and Friday
2WSThursday and Friday
2RThursday and Friday
2ZThursday and Friday
3HRMonday and Friday
3MMonday and Thursday
3TTuesday and Friday
4GTuesday and Thursday
4PSMonday and Wednesday
4WMonday and Friday
5RWednesday and Friday
5KTuesday and Thursday
5TWednesday and Friday
6SCMonday and Tuesday
6TTuesday and Thursday
6WWednesday and Friday

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: Wednesday, September 21 2022

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