PDHPE Department News

“It’s not about winning at the Olympic Games, it’s about trying to win. The motto is faster, higher, stronger, not fastest, highest, strongest.

Sometimes it’s the trying that matters”

 – Bronte Barratt, Olympic Australian Swimmer and Medalist


School Sport Australia Netball Championships

pe1Claudia Cirjak competed in the School Sport Australia Netball Championships in Adelaide from the Sunday 31st July- Friday 5th August. We are so proud of Claudia’s achievements as she represented our state as part of the NSW team. Claudia and her team placed second in the competition being defeated by Western Australia. Congratulations Claudia on a fantastic achievement.





Year 10 Road Safety Excursion ‘bstreetsmart’

On Wednesday, 17th August, Year 10 students attended the ‘bstreetsmart’ forum as part of their Road Safety unit. During the day students were able to observe first-hand a staged car accident showing trauma and the impact on all those involved. Students were also given the experience to further their knowledge about driving and road safety visiting a number of stalls set up by NSW Police; Emergency Services; L’TRENT Driving School and many more. The real life stories from those directly affected by road accidents were a highlight of the day for many students as they realised how easily accidents can happen and how greatly they can impact on a person’s life. Year 10 students enjoyed an educational, eye-opening and interactive excursion. 

NSWCCC Football Knockout

On Tuesday the 16th August the Senior SCC Soccer team began their long drive to Griffith to compete in the NSWCCC Football Knockout Competition. They awoke early on the Wednesday for an 8am game against Marian Catholic College which ended in a draw. Unfortunately after playing twenty minutes of extra time, the Bethany College girls were defeated in penalty shoot out. We are very proud of the efforts of the team and their commitment to the game. Thank you to Mr Guthrie and Miss Soles for giving up their time to drive the girls to Griffith and coach the team.


Bethany Olympics

After being postponed due to weather, finally the girls of Bethany College were able to participate in their very own Olympics on Friday 19th August. It was a lunchtime of impressive egg-and-spoon racing skills, a friendly yet competitive sack race and a fierce long-stilts competition. It was a great way to celebrate Bethany College spirit with all teams bringing a lot of enthusiasm to the competition. All competitors were rewarded with our very own edition of Olympic Medals! A big thank you goes to Miss Brennan for organising this event.


SCC Sport Results

Junior Soccer- 1st

Intermediate Soccer- 2nd

Junior Basketball- 4th

Intermediate Basketball- 1st

Senior Basketball- 7th

Senior Softball- 3rd


Upcoming Events

  • SCC Athletics Championships, Homebush: Friday 26th August
  • Year 9 NSW Roadshow Wheelchair Basketball, Yallunga Hall: Tuesday 30th– Wednesday 31st August
  • CGSSSA Dance, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College: Wednesday 7th September


Rochelle Bailey

PDHPE Teacher