A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Bethany,

Fathers in Our Lives

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives.

Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail.

We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed.

This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways both large and small they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.

So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families.

For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.

In Your Holy name, O God, we pray.

Amen. Rev. Chuck Currie

 

Father’s Day

Thank you to all of the fathers who were able to attend our Father’s Day Mass yesterday. It was inspiring to see so many dads in St Michael’s Church with your daughters. At Mass I reminded our girls of the sacredness of being a dad and of the ultimate role model that God is as a father. May we continue to be thankful for our fathers and male role models in our lives. Happy father’s day to all of the dads in our Bethany Community and thank you to Mrs Kennaugh, Miss Woods, Mrs Moroney and Mrs Ball for their input into the Mass.

 

Student Leaders 2019

On Wednesday we continued the process of student leadership for 2019 which began at Retreat last fortnight. All of Year 11 heard about the responsibility that leaders have, the privilege of being a leader and how servant leadership is the base for all good leaders. As we continue to watch Year 11 grow into the next leaders of our College, may they be guided by the Holy Spirit in being people who want to be followed for the betterment of our entire community.

 

Year 12

Year 12 have survived their Trial HSC Exams and are in the final preparation stages for their exams in Term 4. The remaining weeks before the HSC Exams are crucial in consolidating their learning by continuing to hand in work for marking, trialling effective study techniques and reflecting on how best to maximise their marks. Marks achieved for the Trials reflect how each girl is going now and are not indicative of final HSC marks as they are raw scores. Staff are now in the process of writing the final report for Year 12. Parents we urge you to help your daughter maintain a regular pattern of study throughout the remaining weeks.

 

Feedback

One of the privileges that I have in my role is receiving feedback about our students. In recent weeks our girls have been commended by educators from Adelaide, the Diocese of Broken Bay and Armidale, members of Sydney Catholic Schools and the general public. Across all of this feedback is a common theme of the respect our girls show to each other and the collaborative nature in which they operate. This is a testament to the upbringing of each girl at home and the work that staff do everyday in highlighting the importance of collaboration and the impact that this has on a group as a whole.

Well done to our Bethany girls.

 

Robyn Rodwell

College Principal