PDHPE Department News



PDHPE & Sport Policy Reminder

The Bethany College Sports Uniform :

a) Official College PE shirt and shorts

b) Official College Tracksuit (Terms 2 & 3)

c)   Sports shoes must be done up at all times. The selected shoes must provide adequate support and grip for all sporting activities, which means they must be either an athletic runner or a cross trainer shoe, and white ankle socks.

d)   College Sports cap

Please note: The school jumper is not to be worn with the PE uniform.

Due to WHS regulations we insist that all laces on shoes be tied up firmly to support the foot during practical lessons.

There are several shoe types that have been identified as not safe for physical activity, and hence will not be accepted as part of the uniform. These shoes are canvas shoes (i.e. Dunlop Volley, converse chux & Rabens) and High Tops.


SLR Surf Camp – Ocean Beach Holiday Park

First day, we arrived at school at 8:30am from there the year 11 and year 12 SLR classes packed their bags into the vans, and went along on our journey up to Ocean Beach Holiday Park at Umina Beach. After two hours of endless singing, and waiting for Miss Soles to catch up to Mr Guthrie’s van, we finally arrived at our destination, driving through the caravan park to familiarise ourselves with our surroundings. After we parked the vans, we all setup our tents not knowing that during the next couple of days they’d be completely flooded. After setting up, we made our way down to the beach to cool off from the scorching sun. Later that evening we put our cooking skills to use, making meals from sausages, eggs, chicken, steak and corn. After eating our ‘gourmet’ dinner, we headed back to our tents for some late night entertainment by Faith, Priscilla and Kylie. It was lights out after 10pm, a waiting for the next day of fun filled activities ahead.

On Tuesday, we were woken at 6:30 by Mr Guthrie.  After breakfast we went on a walk to Ettalong Lookout in the pouring rain to take in the view across to Palm Beach. After about 30 minutes we went back to the campsite to get ready for our first surfing lesson at 9 o’clock. We arrived at our surfing lesson, got our wetsuits and surfboards and headed down to Umina beach. The instructors taught us the basics of standing up on the boards and then we headed off into the water. The surfing lesson consisted of lots of boards flying everywhere and people falling off every wave they attempted to ride. Some people had some luck and got up on the first day of the lesson, others had some trouble. After the lesson we were all so hungry so we headed for some lunch. After lunch we went on a 2km walk to a sand bank where you could walk out 200m of water, but unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side so only a few of us went out. When we got back we went on the jumping pillow and went in the pool. We were in the pool for about 2 hours and everyone was playing ‘marco polo’. Everyone was getting involved and we finished our pool time on the slide. After everyone got out of the pool, we had dinner and went into our tents and hoped for the best that we didn’t get wet from the terrible weather that was coming during the night.

The last day of camp was very eventful. First we packed our bags before we had breakfast. We all cooked our meals and then got ready for surfing. We all got into our wetsuits grabbed our boards and headed out to the waves. We got dunked a lot but by the end of it most people could stand up and ride the waves. After we surfed for 2 hours we went back to the holiday park to pack up our tents and have lunch. Everyone packed their tents and we all met at the kitchen hut to have our final lunch together before we left and drove home. A special mention goes to Ms Soles as she got over taken by a Learner driver. Overall the camp was fun and a good experience. Thanks Mr Guthrie and Ms Soles.


Bethany College Swimming Carnival Results

House points for carnival:

4th Place – Oodgeroo

3rd Place – Franklin

2nd Place – Kellerman

1st Place – Melba


Age Champions:

12 yrs Age Champion – Violet Gruppelaar

13 yrs Age Champion – Lucy Flanagan

14 yrs Age Champion – Ashley Campbell

15 yrs Age Champion – Kiera Warn

16 yrs Age Champion – Mallory Hull

17 yrs Age Champion – Bridget Cole

Invitational 50m Champion – Kiera Warn

School Swimming Champion – Kiera Warn


Thank you to staff, students and Carnival Coordinator Ms Lauren Brennan for another outstanding swimming carnival!


CGSSSA Softball Monday 13th February

What a great day out at CGSSSA Softball in Manly on Monday 13th February. 

The Junior team were victorious on the day being crowned CGSSSA Champions, beating St Ursula’s, Mount St Joseph’s, Domremy and Santa Sabina along the way, being the only team to remain undefeated and winning the trophy on points. The seniors came second in their pool and made it to the semi finals but lost 7-6 to Marist Woolwich.

Both the teams showed great skill, commitment and sportsmanship on the day and should be congratulated on their fine efforts. 

Thankyou to Mr Martin and Miss Andrews for coaching us on the day.

Moya Denford –  Year 10


State Cup Oztag

Junior NSW Oztag State titles occurred from 10-12th February at Coffs Harbour. There were several girls from Bethany involved. The under 13 girls from St. George won their age group and were declared State champions.Those involved in that team were Chloe Jackson, Zara Buckingham, Lily Peranara, Caitlin Hollis and Keira Fisher.

The 14’s girls from St. George made the finals as well but were beaten. Eva Koustopoulos was in this team. I’m sure there were other girls in the other year groups that represented St. George.

Representative Sport

Representative Sport has commenced with some really good results in weeks 1 and 2. The Touch Football and AFL teams have won all their games, with the Volleyball Teams having mixed results. Keep up the good work girls!


Upcoming Events:

21st February CGSSSA Cricket 27th February SCC Swimming

1st March CGSSSA Touch Football




Wes Gurthrie

PDHPE Coordinator