Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Bethany,

This week the shock of the unexpected death of one of our students, a friend, daughter and sister has touched the very depth of the heart of our community. We have experienced our powerlessness in the face of death. As a community, we stand in our grief with the light of Christ at our centre. We know that the compassionate heart of God holds each of us and gives comfort. We will continue to stand together in our grief, knowing that our beloved student is with God.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace,


I ask you to continue to pray for the Bethany community and particularly the girl’s family.



Dear Lord, we turn to you in our grief You know, how much we will miss our friend. We will miss her helpful and quiet nature and her kindness. We will remember how she made us laugh and how she made us feel. We know that Heaven will be a brighter place with her in your care. We will keep her light alive in our hearts. Lord, watch over our student’s family and bring them healing and inner peace and comfort them through their loss.



Thank you

Thank you to those who sent messages of support and sympathy. The support of so many parents, students, staff and friends of the College is overwhelming. Fr Janusz, Mr Phil Gane, Mrs Elizabeth O’Carrigan, Dr Vicki Lavorato as well as staff at Sydney Catholic Schools, Principals and colleagues in numerous schools in the Eastern Region have also offered their prayers, along with very practical support with staffing. We sincerely thank everyone for their support at this time. Thank You.


Bethany in Action

The doors of the College were open to all future Bethany Students last week and we were overwhelmed with the numbers who gathered for tours and to ask questions and hear about our wonderful College. It was so pleasing to see the joy which our current students shared in hosting guests either as tour guides or as helpers across each of our Key Learning Areas. On the evening it was quite evident that Bethany is a vibrant learning environment offering a comprehensive and inclusive education. Please spread the word that enrolments soon close for Year 7, 2020. All students wishing to apply must have their applications in by this date no matter if they are a sibling or currently from a feeder school or parish.





Applications for Year 7, 2020 close April 13



Robyn Rodwell