A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Farewell Year 12

A Blessing for Year 12 Students

Lord God,

Your Spirit of wisdom fills the earth and teaches us your ways. Look upon Year 12, let them enjoy their new ventures and take delight in new discoveries. Help them to persevere in life and give them the desire to do well.

Grant that these graduating students may follow Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Bethany,

On Tuesday we had a wonderful Graduation Day for Year 12 in the form of an assembly for parents and senior students and then a Celebration of the Eucharist for Year 12 and their families in the evening at St Declan’s Penshurst. The class of 2018 leave the College with fond memories of their 6 years at Bethany and were exemplary in word and deed over the last few weeks. Our College Captain and Vice Captain spoke of being faith filled years at Bethany where they were allowed to flourish, make decisions and feel safe. The staff at Bethany wish the graduating class of 2018 every success as they approach their HSC Exams and beyond.

Year 12 have a few weeks of intensive study ahead of them as they prepare for their HSC Exams. The cohort are to be congratulated on their efforts to grow and improve in each class. I was impressed with the change that many students have made since Semester 1 when I read their reports recently. Special congratulations to the following students on receiving Principal’s awards on their reports.

 

Ashlee Pasfield

Madison Amorim

Indigo Arman

Sarah Gadallah

Bianca Georgievska

Jamie Howe

Alyssa Mullen

 

Year 12 Award winners

 

Madison Amorim

Biology

Outstanding Effort

Indigo Arman

Chemistry

Economics

English (Advanced)

Mathematics Extension 2

 

Outstanding Effort

Nichola Carson

Outstanding Effort

Farah Chalak

Society and Culture

Chermay Chaves

Outstanding Effort

Claudia Cirjak

Outstanding Effort

Lillian Conte

Textiles and Design

Brianna Dimitrievski

Outstanding Effort

Monique Doherty

Dance

Marlene Eder

Hospitality Operations

Clare Fitzgerald

English (Standard)

Sarah Gadallah

Mathematics General 2

Tanya Giannakos

Business Studies

 

Physics

Jamie Howe

Italian Continuers

Annika Kerwick

Geography

 

Outstanding Effort

Hei Ting Katie Koo

Outstanding Effort

Musu Leilua

Mathematics General 1

Janice Lewis

Outstanding Effort

Jasmin Li

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Olivia Marshall

Outstanding Effort

Ashley Mtetwa

Music 1

Alyssa Mullen

English Extension 2

 

Visual Arts

 

Outstanding Effort

Phoebe Nobrega

Mathematics General 2

Lia Nondas

Business Services

Joana Nunag

Community & Family Studies

Ashlee Pasfield

Outstanding Effort

Erin Price

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies

Kaytee Reynolds

Catholic Studies

Isabelle Rizk

Outstanding Effort

Martina Rizzo

Senior Science

 

Textiles and Design

 

Outstanding Effort

Georgia Robinson

Outstanding Effort

Jessica Semsarian

History Extension

 

Modern History

 

Legal Studies

 

Outstanding Effort

Bianca Setionago

Biology

Chemistry

 

English Extension 1

 

Studies of Religion I

 

Outstanding Effort

Sophie Smyth

Drama

Rochelle Stevenson

Ancient History

Lilly Tatam

Studies of Religion II

Vanessa Vaccarella

Early Childhood Education and Care

 

Raquel Abi Ghosn

Clare Fitzgerald

Jasmin Li

Perfect Attendance
Jessica Semsarian

 

Bexley RSL Bob Narromore Memorial Prize for First Place in Modern History
Jessica Semsarian

Justice Margaret Beazley Award for First place in Legal  Studies

Lia Nondas

Southern Sydney Business Education Network Vocational Education & Training Excellence Award and the NSW Training Award Finalist

 

Nicole Yagdulas

Ranier Design Group Award

Bridget Cole

Excellence in Sport- Pierre de Coubetin Award

Jasmin Li

College Commitment to Sport Award

Clare Fitzgerald

ADF Long Tan

Janice Lewis

Archbishop’s Award for Student Excellence

Elsey-Anne Dadson

Christian Leadership Award

Ashlee Pasfield

Martha of Bethany Award

 

Staff Changes

After 23 years as the Executive Assistant to all of the Principals at Bethany College, Ann James has decided to retire to spend more time with her family and to travel. Ann has been the face of Bethany for all enrolment issues, interviews with the Principal and Open Days. She has worked tirelessly and with great initiative in her role and she leaves Bethany with much knowledge of the history of the College. I thank Ann for her service to Bethany and wish her many long years ahead of good health and happiness. 

 

Best wishes to Mrs Bennie who begins her maternity leave this week. We wish Mrs Bennie a fast and safe birth of her second child and look forward to her return in Term 3 next year.

 

NAPLAN

All Year 7 and 9 students will arrive home today with their NAPLAN results. NAPLAN is the national test sat in May which tests students on reading, writing,spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as numeracy. In our next newsletter we will explain the results of Bethany students against national standards.

 

Year 11 Parent, Teacher, Student Interviews

Please remember to book your interviews if your daughter is in Year 11. Interviews will take place on October 23. This is an opportunity to speak with teachers about the progress of your daughter as she begins her HSC year. Whilst reports will not be distributed on this night, it is a valuable time to discuss success strategies for each subject and avenues for future improvement. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Robyn Rodwell

College Principal