Welcome to our final newsletter for 2020. Well, we finally made it through what has been a most challenging year. Our students have done an incredible job of adapting amongst what has been a large range of changes. They have not only got to the end of the year, but have done it well. We have been extremely proud of the way they have approached the challenges and have applied themselves willingly.
The end of year celebrations were a wonderful way to have some fun together with our Early Learning Centre students right through to our Year 6 students working together and creating a series of wonderful experiences.
I do wish all of our graduating students as well as those who are moving on to other schools, all the best as they continue their learning journey. I also want to thank you, our school community for the way you have done your part in working with us to keep our students safe, healthy and learning.
We have included the list of class teachers so that you know the names of teachers who will be working with your children next year. This year we would like to thank Mrs Hannah Sutherland for her wonderful contributions to our school this year, especially in our Year 5 team. We wish her well in her future endeavours. Mrs Rebecca Thomson takes maternity leave and we wish her well on the impending birth of her first child. Next year, our teaching team is joined by Mrs Imogen Kooij in our Reception team and Mrs Laura Hatcliffe in our Early Learning Centre. We also wish our Library Manager, Joy Villanueva, well as she goes on maternity leave in 2021.
In this newsletter you will find some important dates regarding uniform shop and OSHC for vacation care. We have also included a number of photographs of events held over the past week showing some of our students enjoying a range of experiences. We hope you are enjoying the “With Grateful Hearts” website where you will find a range of student work, highlights, photographs and events.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year. May you know God’s grace and favour as you enjoy some time with your children over the school break. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
|Principal||Mrs Wendy Matear|
|Deputy Principal||Mrs Debbie Clifford|
|Coaching & Curriculum||Mrs Melissa Taylor|
|Sports Co-ordinator||Mr Ben Hannaford|
|ICT Manager||Mr Jeremy Graetz|
|Early Learning Centre|
|Director||Mrs Emily Bondarenko|
|Director/Teacher||Mrs Rachel Chesson|
|Teacher||Ms Wendy Lou|
|Teacher||Mrs Laura Hatcliffe|
|Reception HW||Mrs Katie Haywood/Mrs Sarah White|
|Reception D||Mrs Bethany Doveton|
|Reception K||Imogen Kooij|
|Year 1C||Mrs Amelia Chandra|
|Year 1D||Mrs Jasmine Duckworth|
|Year 1P||Ms Donna Prenzler|
|Year 2HS||Mrs Mahlah Hannaford/Mrs Juliet Schultz|
|Year 2Z||Mrs Paige Zeccola|
|Year 2R||Mrs Jeanette Ross-Naylor|
|Year 3L||Mrs Rachael Lee|
|Year 3T||Mr Joel Tothill|
|Year 3HR||Mrs Lexi Hall /Mrs Nicole Row|
|Year 4G||Mr Nathan Grierson|
|Year 4W||Mrs Cheryl Wyten|
|Year 4P||Mr Alex Peterson|
|Year 5R||Mr Brett Richardson/Mrs Nicole Row|
|Year 5T||Mr Steven Taylor|
|Year 5K||Mr Glen Kempster|
|Year 6T||Mr Simon Traeger|
|Year 6S||Mr Scott Sheeky/Mrs Ashleigh Squire|
|Year 6W||Ms Rachael Whitby|
|Computing Yr 3 – Yr 6||Mrs Robyn Curtis|
|Diverse Learning||Mrs Kelly Nesbitt|
|Diverse Learning||Mrs Rebecca Ward|
|Diverse Learning||Mrs Kirsty Harman|
|LOTE – Indonesian||Mrs Essie Hester|
|Media Years 3 – 6 & Events||Mr Aaron Mabikafola|
|P.E. Yr 4 – 6||Mr Ben Hannaford|
|P.E. ELC - Yr 3||Mr Nathan Grieger|
|Arts Rec – 2||Miss Elyse Zimmermann|
|Closed from||Thursday 24th December|
|Opening||Monday 11th January 2021|
Last week our students celebrated the end of the year with a series of exciting events. Our Reception students made movies for the school to watch, our Year 1's performed in front of the whole school and also organised a paper plane challenge, our Year 2 classes held a scavenger hunt, while our Year 3 students were responsible for a day of water fun, our Year 4 students entertained everyone with a talent show and some arcade games, the Year 5 students held a Christmas concert while our Year 6's provided a Carnival for the whole school.
Please enjoy some of the photos of the week.
On Tuesday night we farewelled our Year 6 students with a ceremony which was livestreamed to parents. It was a great night that was thoroughtly enjoyed by the students who were able to reflect on their time here at Bethany as they viewed photos from the last few years. They all looked amazing! Congratulations class of 2020!
|Wednesday 27th January||8:30am – 12:30pm Walk in|
|Thursday 28th January||1:00pm – 4:00pm Walk in|
|Friday 29th January||8:30am – 12:30pm Walk in|
|Monday 1st February||8:30am – 12:30pm by appointment|
|Tuesday 2nd February||1:30pm – 4:00pm by appointment|
|Wednesday 3rd February||8:30am – 11:30am by appointment|
|Thursday 4th February||1:30pm – 3:30pm by appointment|
|Friday 5th February||8:30am – 10:30am by appointment|
Please enjoy some photos from yesterday's final assembly.
|Friday 29th January 2021||Reception Orientation|
|Monday 1st February 2021||First day of school for Year 1 to 6|
|Tuesday 2nd February 2021||First day of school for Reception students|
|2021 Term Dates|
|Term 1||Monday 1st February to Friday 9th April|
|Term 2||Tuesday 27th April to Friday 2nd July|
|Term 3||Wednesday 21st July to Friday 24th September|
|Term 4||Monday 11th October to Wednesday 8th December|
Newsletter published: Thursday, December 10 2020< Back to newsletters