What’s Happening in Religious Education

Year 9 Spirituality Day – On Monday, 7 June, Year 9 spent the day Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes at Uniting Venues Elanora as they immersed in their Year Group value of Justice. The Sydney Catholic Schools’ Church Engagement Team challenged our students to show empathy, mercy and humility as they engaged in small group sessions which explored the effects of small acts of kindness, the sanctity of human life and Fair Trading practices in the clothing and food industries. The day closed with a beautiful Mass celebrated by Father Yacub who always gives his time generously to serving the Bethany College community.

St Vincent de Paul Sandwich Making – Tuesday 8 June was the second rostering for Bethany College on this wonderful initiative. A big thank you to all staff and students who volunteered their time to make an assortment of nutritious sandwiches for those less fortunate. If you would like to be involved, please add your name to the volunteer roster Mr Laguzza distributes. The next date for staff and students is Tuesday 3 August.


Winter Appeal – A big thank you for all that has been contributed thus far. A reminder that donations of food, warm clothing and blankets will close at the end of week 9. Donation buckets can be located outside Student Services. Students are encouraged to continue in their generosity in these final days of the Campaign.



Youth Ministry: Y- Factor

Who? Y-Factor is for teens in years 7 to 12 led by Sydney Catholic Youth in collaboration with Youth Ministry Coordinators from across the Sydney Archdiocese. All leaders hold a current Working with Children Check and have many years of experience in youth ministry. Music, activities, multimedia, drama and testimony will be used to communicate to young people about their faith and how it can be applied to their daily lives.

When? 9:30am, Monday July 5th – 1pm, Thursday July 8th, 2021

Where? Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, 347 Grose Wold Rd, Grose Vale NSW 2753.

Students are encouraged to approach Mr Laguzza for further information or visit https://www.sydneycatholicyouth.org/yfactor2021.



Ignite Conference 2021- Registrations are now open!

Date: Wednesday 29 September to Saturday 2 October 2021 (Term 3 school holidays – long weekend)

Location: Freeman Catholic College (Mount Street, Bonnyrigg Heights)

Age: The conference is open to students and staff from Primary and Secondary schools (Other family members are welcome but will not receive SCS subsidies).

Time: Please click here for a general overview of the program.

Cost: Ignite High program- SCS is subsidising the cost for the first 100 students who register so that they only pay $50. After that, a 50% subsidy will be applied and students will pay $130.

Note: Cost includes all meals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday including lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon tea packs. Cost does not include dinner on Wednesday night, however, food will be available for purchase. 

Click here for comprehensive information regarding the conference and how to register.

Please see Mr Laguzza for further information on Ignite.



The Refugee Woman by Don Zolidis and produced by the Year 11 Drama class raised $1107.90 for Jesuit Refugee Service! It was a pleasure to have Anne Nesbitt, JRS Schools Engagement Coordinator and refugee, Zaki Haidari come along to watch the stunning performance. It was truly a moving experience, congratulations to all students involved!




Sara Camporeale

Leader of Religious Education and Mission