From the Leader of Wellbeing

Student medical and health information 2020                 

A reminder that parents/guardians have a responsibility to advise the school of their child’s medical and health information and the particular requirements for the management of their child’s medical needs. Medical and health information must be updated annually at the commencement of every school year .If your child has a medical condition that requires regular medication or is on a medical plan, please provide an updated Action Plan from your Medical Practitioner. It would be greatly appreciated if these Action Plans can be given to the school office by 14 February.






If a student is absent from school, parents/guardians have a legal requirement to explain their child’s absence

There are several ways that a parent/guardian can explain their daughter’s absence at Bethany.

  1. Ring the College the morning of your daughter’s absence and explain the reason for her absence.
  2. Explain your daughter’s absence on Compass
  3. Hand in a written note, signed by a parent explaining the reason for the absence.

If parents have not explained their child’s absence by 10.30am on the morning of the absence, parents/guardians will receive a Compass notification. Parents click on the link provided in the Compass notification and follow the prompts to explain their daughter’s absence. Parents are reminded that this link expires in 72 hours.  

If parents have not explained their child’s absence within 7 days, you will receive an email requiring them to provide a reason for their child’s absence.


“Making Friends and staying in touch with old classmates” Michael Grose.

Making Grose, the founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators. He has several great tips for parents to help their child adjust socially at the start of the school year. Here are some of the tips:.



  • Encourage your child to be open to new friendships
  • Encourage healthy relationships
  • Encourage inclusiveness
  • Stay in touch with former classmates and school friends
  • Provide social scripts
  • Remind your child that forming new friendships can take time






Mary Matthews

Leader of Wellbeing