Bethany Christian School

Program Overview

At Bethany offers a range of programs. The Physical Education, Representative Sport and Weekly Programs are outlined below. Please view each section to see an overview of each program.

Physical Education

Physical Education is taught by specialist teachers at Bethany Christian School, while fitness is taken by the student’s class teacher. During their time at Bethany, students will be exposed to a number of different sports through their Physical Education lessons, and will have other internal opportunities to demonstrate their growing abilities at various internal school sporting events.

Physical Education Program

The Physical Education program is separated into two areas; Reception - Year 1 and Year 2 - 6. Years 2 to 6 have a two year alternating program where focus sports are taught each year, while secondary sports are alternated over a two year period.

The program is outlined below:

*Indicates a focus sport

Reception & Year 1

  • Catching
  • Hitting
  • Kicking
  • Locomotion
  • Skipping
  • Swimming [yearly swimming program]
  • Throwing

Years 2 to 6

  • Athletics*
  • AFL Football
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming [yearly swimming program]
  • Table Tennis*
  • Tee Ball / Soft Ball
  • Team Handball
  • Touch Football*

Physical Education Lessons

Each week students receive Physical Education Lessons by a specialist teacher. All classes have two lessons per week. It is important that parents are aware of the following requirements for their child for Physical Education lessons:

  • Students are expected to participate in all P.E. Lessons. Parents are required to write a note in their child’s diary if they are unable to participate. For prolonged absences a doctor’s note is required.
  • Students require runners. Volleys or slip on shoes are not the suitable shoe types for the physical demands of P.E. lessons.
  • Please make sure your child [Yrs 3 - 6] wears their sport short under their sport track pants to change into if needed.

Class Fitness

Class Teachers are responsible for fitness sessions each week. During this time students will participate in a number of different activities throughout the year that are designed to raise their heart rate and improve their cardiovascular system.

These activities include: a running program, skipping, evasion and invasion games, small and big ball games.

Intra-school Competitions

Intra-school competitions are held throughout the year during the school day, which generally include lunchtimes and/or the entire day in a carnival format. The goal of these events is for maximum involvement by students irrespective of their sporting ability. These events are free for students to be involved within these competitions.

These intra-school competitions include:

Lunchtime tournamentsCarnival/Meets

Mabikafola Cup [Soccer Tournament]

[Year 3/4 & 5/6 Mixed Tournaments]

Cross Country Meet

[Years 2 - 6; Age groups from U8's and up]

Touch Football Tournament

[Year 3/4 & 5/6 Mixed Tournaments]

Jump Rope for Heart ‘ Jump Off ’

Whole School

Wyten Netball Tournament

[Year 3/4 & 5/6 Mixed Tournaments]


[Reception and Year 1 classes]


Junior Athletics Meet

[Age-gender groups; 7, 8 & 9 year olds]


Senior Athletics Meet

[Age-gender groups; 10, 11 & 12+ year olds]


Bethany competes in a number of yearly tournaments across two associations. Bethany is a member of SACSA [South Australian Christian School Association] where we compete solely against other Christian schools. Bethany also competes against other local schools in the Salisbury West District of SAPSASA [South Australia Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association].

These tournaments are held during school time, with trainings being held before,during and after school.

Representative squads are selected with the final team and reserves being named a few weeks before the tournament. If your child is selected into the representative squad and accepts, they are expected to participate in all training sessions leading up to the tournament.

SACSA InvolvementSAPSASA Involvement

[Years 2 - 7; 8 - 13 year olds meet]

[Year 4 - 7; 10 - 13 year olds]

[Year 4/5 Tournament]
**Temple CC organises 6/7 teams**

Cross Country
[Years 2 - 7; 10 - 13 yr olds]

Cross Country
[Years 2 - 7; 8 - 13 year olds meet]

Boys & Girls Touch Football
[Year 4/5 & 6/7 tournaments]

Boys Football
[Year 4/5 & Year 6/7 tournaments]


Girls Netball
[Year 4/5 & 6/7 tournaments]


Boys & Girls Soccer
[Year 4/5 & 6/7 tournaments]


Boys & Girls Table Tennis
[Year 4/5 & 6/7 tournaments]


Boys & Girls Touch Football
[Year 4/5 & 6/7 tournaments]


SAPSASA Sports Website Link

Weekly Sports

Weekly sports occur at local sport centres outside school hours. This gives children the opportunity to play sport for their school in a social setting. Any student can participate as students are not judged on their ability, but their willingness to be involved in the school sport. Students need to be registered via the Sports Department to be eligible to play. There is a registration and weekly fee payable to be involved with the Weekly Sports Programs. At the end of each season an End of Season presentation is held at the school. At these presentations players receive a participation trophy.

Parents of students who are enrolled at Bethany coach these teams. Players and parents are expected to demonstrate positive attitude and behaviour at all times. An inability to do this will lead to reduced playing time or even withdrawal from the team.

All weekly sports are open to boys and girls. Please go the to information page to see more information about the Weekly Sports Program

For any further information regarding the Weekly Sports program at Bethany please contact the Sports Department: