Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School


Week 9Term 42022

Year 3 Poetry Night

From the Principal

Welcome to our final newsletter for 2022. Through our Welcome Back events held over the past few weeks,we have celebrated a year of learning and growing with our students over these past few weeks and have really enjoyed seeing them shine. Thank you for your support in the many ways that you have helped your children to get to school, be ready to learn and have celebrated their progress with us. 

These events were wonderful opportunities to catch up with one another after what has been a year full of change and surprises. Highlights of the Awards Assembly, the ELC Graduation, the Choir concert, Year 6 Showcase, Reception and Year 1 Concert, and the Year 2 musical and Concert will be added to an online site and they will be available for a limited time. You can access these using the link and password which will be sent to your email account.

We have included a list of class teachers for 2023 in this newsletter. We also have some staff to farewell at this time of year. Mrs Jeanette Ross-Naylor will be leaving Bethany after many years of service, to take up a position at Harvest Christian School in Kadina. Jeanette has been commuting to Bethany from Kadina this year, and we wish her well in her new position. Mrs Raynour Giddings is retiring at the end of this year and has been a been with us for 10 years. We have appreciated her willingness to support a range of students through her role. Mrs Imogen Kooij is finishing her role in Reception this term and is expecting a new addition to her family early next year. We are very grateful for her wonderful contributions and look forward to seeing her again soon. We also welcome some new staff in 2023, Mrs Verona McDonald in Reception, Ms Emma Robertson in Year 2 and Mr Michael Mertin in Year 3. 

Our Bethany Robotics Team did an amazing job at the Nationals Vex robotics competition in Sydney, it was 3 crazy days of travel, competition and fun! Our students competed really well and ranked 13th out of 39 teams in the Elementary division. They had one warning for a violation which meant they had to modify their robot at the event. This slightly affected the way the robot could score, but they adapted well to the challenge. In the Automation, round they scored a 45 which is the top score they could achieve with their robot design in 60 seconds. They had the 6th best automation score out of all of the teams. In the skills challenge, they scored a 51 which wasn’t their best as they had to modify the way they could score because of their violation warning. In the end they made finals where they competed against some amazing world class robots. It was an amazing trip and an incredible experience for our team to achieve as well as they did, they have come home inspired with new ideas and look forward to next year’s game board announcement. Thanks again to our amazing local business sponsors, Supashock, Craig Roberts Pharmacy, 2K Embroidery and Sage Automation.

I am very grateful to God for all that he has done this year and I pray that you will look back on the many experiences we have had in 2022, see how your children have grown and matured, and look forward to a new year with hope.

May you know His refreshing, peace and love this Christmas.

God bless,

Wendy Matear


2023 Class Teachers

Reception HDMrs Katie Haywood & Mrs Bethany Doveton
Reception HMrs Mahlah Hannaford
Reception MMrs Verona McDonald
Year 1PMs Donna Prenzler
Year 1DMrs Jasmine Duckworth
Year 1TCMrs Rebecca Thomson & Mrs Rachael Chesson
Year 2WCMrs Sarah White & Mrs Amelia Chandra
Year 2ZMrs Paige Zeccola
Year 2RMs Emma Robertson
Year 3MOMs Chantal Moore
Year 3HRMrs Lexi Hall & Mrs Nicole Row
Year 3MEMr Michael Mertin
Year 4GTMr Nathan Grierson & Mr Joel Tothill
Year 4WMrs Cheryl Wyten
Year 4NLMs Kelly Nesbitt & Mrs Rachael Lee
Year 5RTMr Brett Richardson & Mr Joel Tothill
Year 5TMr Steve Taylor
Year 5KMr Glen Kempster
Year 6TMr Simon Traeger
Year 6SCMr Scott Sheeky & Mrs Robyn Curtis
Year 6WMs Rachael Whitby

Sports News

Match Results | Weekly Sports

Saturday 03|12

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsKaleteeyaHarper FNot Scored
NetballU10 Wild StarsKaleteeyaZofia TL15
NetballU10 Bright StarsMawson Lakes GemsEmily DW104
NetballU12 DiamondsNO GAME
BasketballU10 BullsHope Valley Heat 10bJaxon CW127
BasketballU10 BoomersRaptors 10Noah PW2317
BasketballU10 WarriorsBearcats PythonsRory HL1618
BasketballU12 HornetsBYE
BasketballU14 MavericksTyndale StarsL2414

Saturday 10|12

SportTeamOpponentCoach's PickMatch Result
NetballU08 Golden StarsSalisbury North Hawks GreenMarina BNot Scored00
NetballU10 Wild StarsRoaring Tigers
NetballU10 Bright StarsHurricanesAmelia FW165
NetballU12 DiamondsNo Game-
BasketballU10 BullsBearcats SwishRiley WW128
BasketballU10 BoomersBrooke Pirates 10Jensen BL2132
BasketballU10 WarriorsHope Valley Heat 10aDion SL926
BasketballU12 HornetsSFX LakersLevi SW641
BasketballU14 MavericksHope Valley Heat 14G-Forfeit020

Weekly Information

Important Dates

Date Event
Wednesday 14th December

Last day of school - Final assembly 2pm (live streamed) - normal dismissal time

Thursday 15th December

ELC Graduation and picnic

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, December 14 2022

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