Term 1 Week 6 - 11 Mar 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Bethany,

Over the last 2 weeks, events across our world, our country, our state and indeed our local community, have given us time to reflect on what really matters. We have all witnessed with great horror explosions across the Ukraine and the displacement and separation of families who no longer possess even the basics. The floods across local suburbs, NSW and Queensland have led to whole houses being ruined, people’s livelihoods, schools, farms and businesses and deaths of well known Australians and local residents across communities. All of this is amidst the ongoing effects of the pandemic which is by no means over. All of the above events are unfortunate and so my reflection this week is one of gratitude. Gratitude for having a safe, welcoming and inclusive community, gratitude for education and family, homes, food and good sanitation and gratitude for our faith which has at its heart, concern for others. In this season of Lent, I pray that hope remains with all of those so closely touched by devastation at any level.

 

Together We Grow

Our vision for learning was well and truly alive at our Open Day last week. Thank you to the entire staff, over 300 students and the 1000 people who visited our site. I was proud of our current students and the pride that they displayed so naturally in our College and was at the same time struck by the awe and wonder of primary school students seeing a large school and all of its activities. Watching prospective students and their families interact with our girls is the most significant way that we can show guests that Bethany is all about welcome and growing. Thank you to our student volunteers and to parents for picking students up at a later time. We are now accepting applications for any year level and future year level. Round 1 of enrolment considerations for Year 5 or the Year 7 class of 2024 close on April 1.

 

Authentic Experiences

Although we are only half way through our first term, the staff have been spending time planning rich experiences for students both inside and outside the classroom. Already we have had visitors add to the Year 10 for their Chemistry topic, half of Year 8 have visited the Royal National Park for Geography and next week, Bethany will have a dairy experience with cows coming on site to be milked for our Year 8 Technology Students. We have launched the SCS Sports model in touch football and basketball, competed in CSDA Public Speaking with 2 students making the Grand Final this evening, Year 7 have had a guest speaker for transition into high school and Year 12 next week will hear a talk about coping with the HSC. Talks have been booked in with universities for Year 12, the Duke of Edinburgh Program has been launched for the year, as has our new Social Justice Program – Together We Serve. Our Library on any given afternoon has over 50 students staying back to complete homework and use the tutors that we pay to offer help to any girl. And whilst there is plenty more activity going on in each classroom, what has been listed is a snapshot of what occurs behind the scenes in terms of organisation and planning. Thanks to the staff for these offerings and for each girl who takes on the challenge. I encourage all students to be more aware of what is on offer at the College and to join in.

 

New Staff

Welcome to the following staff members:

 

Robyn Rodwell

College Principal

From the Assistant Principal

I wanted to focus on our students and whilst the majority of them are doing the right thing, there are some who are making poor choices. On a very visible level is the way the uniform is being worn and in particular, the length of skirts and dresses. Some senior students are choosing to roll their skirts up to make them shorter. Over the next few weeks, students will meet in Year groups and we will go over the uniform standard. Girls who don’t meet the standard will be asked to fix the issue and a letter will be sent home to let you know this discussion has taken place. Students who continue to ignore the uniform standard will have a further consequence.

Vaping is still an issue for some students at Bethany. With increasing numbers of young people believing vaping to be harmless, it is an area of increasing concern for schools. In the podcast linked below, Jennifer Coen (Senior Manager – Wellbeing CSNSW) talks to Paul Dillon, an expert in the area of drug education, about drugs, alcohol & vaping. It is a great listen.

 

Podcast Interview with Paul Dillon

With the holidays about a month away, I thought I would promote some local activities that are taking place in April. Young people are invited to celebrate Youth Week. Across the festival there are programs and events popping up throughout the Georges River local government area.

‘GRYfest’ has been designed in consultation with the Georges River Council’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), local youth services, community members, and expert facilitators to ensure it aligns with the needs and interests of local youth, whilst building their capacity, confidence, and opportunities. For more information, click on the link below.

 

GRYfest April 2022

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

14 – 15 March  

Duke of Ed (Bronze) Training Camp

14 March  

Year 11/Year 12 Ancient History Excursion – Syd Uni

18 March  

Year 9 Child Studies Excursion 

21 – 23 March  

Year 7 Camp

25 March  

Year 10 Spirituality Day

28 March – 7 April  

Year 12 Assessment Block

28 – 29 March  

Year 7 History Excursion – Sydney Uni

Duke of Ed (Bronze) Training Camp

1 April  

Staff Development Day / Pupil Free Day

4 April  

Photos – Years 8, 10 and 11 (remainder of siblings + staff group)

5 April  

Year 7 Vaccination (HPV dose 1, DTPA) visit 2

8 April  

Last Day of Term

 

Kristina Flanagan

Assistant Principal

 

 

What’s Happening in Religious Education

Second Sunday of Lent- The Gospel according to Luke- 9:28-36

Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up the mountain to pray. As he prayed, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became brilliant as lightning. Suddenly there were two men there talking to him; they were Moses and Elijah appearing in glory, and they were speaking of his passing which he was to accomplish in Jerusalem.

Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep, but they kept awake and saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As these were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ – He did not know what he was saying. As he spoke, a cloud came and covered them with shadow; and when they went into the cloud the disciples were afraid. And a voice came from the cloud saying, ‘This is my Son, the Chosen One. Listen to him.’

And after the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. The disciples kept silence and, at that time, told no one what they had seen.

 

Reflection by By Prof. Renée Köhler-Ryan

What was it like to be Peter, James, or John at this moment? There is Christ, revealed in His

glory. Alongside Him are Moses and Elijah. How pleased they must have been that, though “heavy with sleep”, they managed to remain awake. And how different from that moment later in time, when they cannot stay awake, and their Lord sweats blood all alone, and is hauled away to die on the wood of the Cross. The transfiguration is, after all, a point in Scripture that provides both provocation and consolation. With the apostles, we wonder at the glorified Lord. And, when we later contemplate Christ suffering on the Cross, we are reminded of this point in His life. The

transfigured Christ is undeniably beautiful. Christ on the Cross challenges us to find that beauty. In both cases, Christ’s love is the key point: calling us, challenging us to be like Him.

To be Christlike is to become transfigured. In Veritatis Splendor, Saint John Paul II points out that the call of every Christian is to become glorified like Christ on the mount. This is the point of the moral life, which is motivated above all by a Christlike love. We reflect God’s glory when we turn ourselves toward Christ by carrying out His mission. At this point then, Christ sends us out, with the knowledge that through suffering, love emerges. Even at the darkest moments, Christ’s light, His love, has the power to convert us. He may be hidden in the shadows, but we know He is there. Our conversion enables us to go out into the world. When we listen to His voice, we are transformed, and can carry Christ’s light to others. Thus our transfiguration mirrors that of Christ and we become made in His image.


  • Go Make Disciples- Lenten Companion 2022

Project Compassion

Thank you to Miss Jones, Ms Anderson, staff, students, families and the wider community who have put their all behind this fundraising campaign. Shrove Tuesday pancakes, a sausage sizzle, the Year 7 coin line and the morning collections have already raised $$1083.65.

An especially big thank you to St George FoodService who so kindly reached out to Bethany, wanting to make a difference in their local community. They donated all the pancake mix, chocolate sauce and maple syrup used on Shrove Tuesday.

 

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

How beautiful it was to have three Year Groups at a time share the same space to celebrate Ash Wednesday and launch Project Compassion. Being together in profound reverence was moving.

Archbishop’s Student Luncheon

Congratulations to two of our Student Leaders who were selected to have lunch with Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Natalie and Lucy made their way to Cathedral House on Tuesday 8 March to engage in conversations with other Student Leaders and the Archbishop on matters concerning the youth and the Church.

“Archbishop Anothony Bishop sat and ate with all of us! 

His engagement with us is a testament to his strong belief in the power of the next generation of Christians. Together, we discussed the power of communities in providing individuals with meaning and identity and how Covid-19 affected our inability to contribute and participate in community.”– Natalie and Luna, Year 12.

 

 

St Michael’s Parish

Please find Parish Easter Mass times and latest Bulletins below:

27 February 2022

6 March 2022

 

update on Friday

 

 

 

Sara Camporeale

Leader of Religious Education and Mission

Teaching and Learning News

Naplan Trial Testing Information

All Year 7 and 9 students will be sitting the online practice NAPLAN tests on Thursday the 24th of March. These tests are designed to allow schools and students to become familiar with the online assessment platform and processes. The practice tests include an omnibus test (combination of reading, conventions of language and numeracy questions) and a writing test, both approximately 40 minutes. The tests are not marked, nor does the school receive any results. In order for students to complete the practice tests they must have the necessary lockdown browser installed on their laptop. We ask that families check that their daughters have downloaded the appropriate browser.

Newman Parent Information Evening

The Newman Parent Information night is on Wednesday, 16th of March from 6:00-7:00pm in School Library. We invite the families of the Year 7 Newman group along with any Year 8-10 families whose daughter has recently moved into the Newman class. Students are not required to attend the evening. Croydon Road gates will be open and parents will be welcome to park on site.

 

Upcoming Assessment Tasks 

Week 7

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 10

Year 12

Monday

Religion

Religion

Mathematics

Religion

English

 

Tuesday

Mathematics

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

Geography

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Geography

 

Friday

History

 

Geography

Hospitality

 

Week 8

 

Year 7

Year 10

Year 11

Monday

 

 

Ancient Hist

Biology

SICT1

SICT2

SOR1

SOR2

VET ECEC

Tuesday

 

Mathematics

CAFS

Wednesday

 

Science

Maths Advanced & Standard

Thursday

Tech Mandatory

Elective Hist (100)

Extension 1 Eng

Friday

Tech Mandatory

 

Society & Culture

 

 Learning Tip for the Week

 

 

Dorian Kipriotis                                  Gregg Conroy

Leader of Teaching                             Leader of Learning

From the Leader of Wellbeing

Morning Tea with new students to Bethany College

Over the last couple of weeks, the Year Coordinators and myself have had the pleasure of having morning tea with the new students in Years 9 to 11 who have joined our Bethany community. The morning teas were a wonderful opportunity for the new students and staff to get to know each other and share their stories and experiences of starting at a new school. I would like to thank the Year Coordinators and the new students who gave up their time to attend.

 

Mr Bailey with the new Year 9 students

Miss Eldahaby and Year 10 students

Mr Donlan and Year 11 Students

 

 

Building Lasting Happiness for Children- upcoming webinar for parents

For any interested parents, Dr Jodie Richardson, a professional speaker, author and wellness educator is offering a webinar on ‘building lasting happiness for children.’

Details on the upcoming webinar and how to register are below:

 

Building Lasting Happiness for Children- Webinar

 

Mary Matthews- Leader of Wellbeing

 

Yr 12 Student Leaders Conference

On Thursday 3rd of March, the Yr 12 Student leaders team attended the State Youth Leadership Conference run by the Youth Leadership Academy Australia at the Royal Randwick Racecourse. At the conference there were various accomplished guest speakers, such as the CEO of Ozharvest Ronni Kahn, Mitch Wallis, founder of ‘Heart on my Sleeve’, a leading global mental health movement and services provider, and Wil Massara, 19-Year-Old Social entrepreneur & changemaker, who founded the Youth Leadership Academy Australia at just 15 years old. The conference concluded with a guest panel of various speakers in a Q & A session.

The theme for the conference was reaching new heights, equipping us with skills and preparing us to make changes within our schools and communities. This conference is for-youth-by-youth. It was inspiring to hear the ways in which young CEOs and leaders broke stigmas of being too young to make change. Inspiring us to see that our young age does not determine our ability to achieve the extraordinary. Will Massara provided us with more insight highlighting that united individuals make change and as a team,  we can achieve and do more together. Finally, he ended his speech by emphasising authenticity, as in order to be a good leader you have to be authentic and lead by example. 

The CEO of Ozharvest, Ronni Kahn, spoke about being the change you want to see. After catering for events she saw the excessive food waste and knew that there had to be a better solution. So she created Ozharvest, and reminded us of the need to lead with gratitude, goodness and kindness. She advised us on how to face challenges with the mindset to always learn, listen and grow and to never give up! 

Mitch Wallis is the CEO of ‘Heart on my Sleeve’, an internet movement that recognises and stands in support of those who suffer from mental illness. He shared his personal story, and struggles with mental health. He is truly inspiring and urged all of us that change is achieved through action and that the best way to create awareness for mental illness is through vulnerability and authenticity. In order to open the conversation surrounding mental health, it takes a vulnerable leader.

We also heard from a panel of young leaders, who opened up a Q & A session. They discussed practice makes progress, we can’t control what happens but we can control how we respond, advising us to find motivation through our reasons why. 

A few key takeaways from the event was to practise gratitude, be an authentic leader, turn rejection into redirection, that united individuals create change, to leave every person better than we find them, and that whatever we put in we will get out. 

The conference allowed us to engage and interact with many other school leaders from across Sydney, developing our collaborative and communicative skills. It was interesting to hear the different leadership systems across various schools, and fun to get to know new people during the breaks. The conference began with us being asked to write on a post-it-note what we thought characterised a good leader, giving us an insight into the way in which  different people approached leadership. Various answers included, being a voice for those afraid to speak up, being someone who people feel comfortable approaching and having the tough conversations with, encouraging others to fulfil their potential, inspiring the change we want to see in the word, seeing a need and being the one to do something about it, and creating a vision for the future and working with others to make that vision a reality. This gave us different perspectives on true leadership and we were able to take these definitions and incorporate them into our actions as leaders.

It was a very rewarding and insightful experience which we all enjoyed. We all gained further knowledge that will help us to improve our leadership skills within and out of the college. Thank you Ms Matthews for accompanying us on the day and providing us with this opportunity to experience the State Youth Leadership Conference.

 

 

Natalie Lupo- College Captain

Luna Pandiella-McLeod- College Vice Captain

Sport Update

2022 BETHANY COLLEGE SWIMMING TRIALS

On Friday 25th February, students of Bethany took part in the College’s Swim Team Trials. This day enabled the selection of students to represent the College at the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Conference Swimming Carnival. Thank you to the parents who attended the Trials to support their daughters and to Mrs Oliver, Mrs Dunlop, Ms Munsie and Mrs Summons for their assistance and support of the day.

 

NEW RECORDS

Juliet King – 15yrs 50m Butterfly

Juliet King – 15yrs 50m Freestyle

Tameeka Johnson – 17yrs 50m Backstroke

 

AGE CHAMPIONS

12yrs – Isabella Maakaroun

13yrs – Clarissa Kumcevski

14yrs  – Giselle Galea

15yrs – Juliet King

16yrs – Montana Ilievski

17+ yrs –  Tameeka Johnson

 

SCS Conference Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to the Bethany Swim team who competed on Tuesday 8th March at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at the SCS Conference Swimming Carnival.

 

Jessica Brightwell

Sophia Brightwell

Giselle Galea

Mia Gentile

Montana Ilievski

Tameeka Johnson

Monique Johnson

Juliet King

Joanne Lewis

Isabella Maakaroun

Charlotte Teplicanec

Lucy Teplicanec

Eleni Theodoropoulos

Scarlett Watkins

Millie Wong

 

We had some great results coming 1st overall and 1st in the junior and senior division.  Some of our girls also managed to break a number of SCC records.

Mia Gentile broke records in the 12 years 50m and 100m Freestyle, Tameeka Johnson broke records in the 16 years 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke.  Our Junior relay team also broke the record on the night.

Thank you to Mr Conroy and Ms Martin for assisting our girls on the night.

 

Congratulations to the following girls who will go on to represent the Conference at the Sydney Catholic Schools All Conference Swimming Championships on Tuesday 15th March:

Jessica Brightwell

Sophia Brightwell

Giselle Galea

Mia Gentile

Tameeka Johnson

Monique Johnson

Juliet King

Joanne Lewis

Charlotte Teplicanec

Millie Wong

 

SCS SPORT

It’s been a good start to the year for all teams in the new Conference. However due to the rain, touch football has been unable to play the last 3 weeks. 

Basketball results from Round 5 against John Bosco, Engadine

Juniors: BCH 31 – 29 SJBC

Intermediate: BCH 37 – 14 SJBC

Seniors: BCH 39 – 22 SJBC

 

NSWCCC

Congratulations to Markenzy Vaha and Violet Gruppelaar on their selection in the Sydney Catholic Schools Softball Team. The girls will attend the NSWCCC Carnival which has been postponed at this stage due to the ongoing wet weather. The NSWCCC carnival is a selection trial for the NSWCCC softball team which competes against other sides from across Australia later in the year. We wish them all the best!

 

Upcoming NSWCCC Registration Closing Dates

Information about registrations and trials for the following sports can be found on the CSNSW Sport Website – https://csnsw.sport/sports/nswccc. If you have any questions about the upcoming NSWCCC trials please contact Miss Bevan.

 

Water Polo

11/03/2022

Diving – CCC

21/03/2022

Rugby 7’s Girls – CCC

8/04/2022

Volleyball – 15 Years & Under

8/04/2022

Australian Football – CCC

20/04/2022

Basketball – CCC

22/04/2022

Hockey

19/05/2022

 

Badminton State Championships

Ira Acharya of Year 9, won the under 15 NSW state championship on 26th February at Sydney Olympic Park, This is her 3rd consecutive state championship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Bevan

Sport Coordinator

2022 CSDA Public Speaking Competition

We would like to congratulate our 7 public speakers – Angelina Metlege (Yr 7), Alesha Campbell (Yr 7), Sienna Kovacevic (Yr 8), Harper Bollard (Yr 9), Mairead McAllister (Yr 9), Catherine Smith (Yr 9 – competing in the Yr 10 division) and Natasha Small (Yr 10) – who represented our College in the Zone Finals of the CSDA Public Speaking Competition last Friday. All our speakers delivered their speech flawlessly. We are so proud of all our speakers who have proved themselves to be ceaselessly resilient. A huge thank you to our librarian, Mrs Simonetta, for assisting in the adjudication. Our two Public Speaking finalists – Sienna Kovacevic (Year 8) and Catherine Smith (Year 9) have successfully made it through to the Grand Finals this coming Friday, 11th of March, which will be held on Zoom hosted by Brigidine College. Congratulations to both Sienna and Catherine! We wish them the best of luck in the Grand Finals.

 

Sienna Kovacevic (Yr 8) and Catherine Smith (Yr 9)

 

Shirley Woo and Sophia Stavropoulos

Public Speaking and Debating Co-ordinators

Counselling Corner

Stress from World News

When bad news breaks, such as the distressing situation in Ukraine, we can get affected – especially when it’s all over TV and social media. ReachOut explains that “Teens spend lots of time online, so it’s common for them to be exposed regularly to news about natural disasters, pandemics, terrorism, war, deaths and other distressing events when simply scrolling through their social media apps. When they come across bad world news, they might feel anxious, worried, sad, depressed, scared, helpless, confused and/or angry.” It is normal to be affected and to experience these emotions but it can be hard to know how to support your child with issues neither of you have any control of. The following link is a resource to help you scale the level of distress your child is feeling:

Do you know how your teen is going? – ReachOut Parents

Take time to pay attention to what you are tuning into online, in conversations, and in the media to understand how and why it may be affecting you and your family. See attached picture to remind yourself that it is totally normal and okay to be overwhelmed!

Take care,

Simone Nind

College Counsellor

Careers News

Unique Student Identifier (USI) – Students thinking about going to university next year need to create a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You will need a USI to accept a Commonwealth supported place (HECS), apply for commonwealth financial assistance and to eventually graduate. 

You can create or find your USI at www.usi.gov.au. Please keep a copy of this in a safe location

 

UAC Year 12 Conference Registration is now open 

Tuesday 26 April 2022. 6.00pm 

Attend this important information session for students and parents. Listen to 20 institutions speak on many topics such as early entry, scholarships, accommodation and what’s on offer to students for the 2023 academic year. Register your attendance at:

https://uacdigital.easywebinar.live/registration

 

UCAT NIE 13 March 2022 – FREE Webinar: UCAT, Interviews, Pathways Into Medicine / Dentistry – UCAT NIE presenting for students & parents about UCAT, interviews, and pathways into medicine and dentistry.   https://www.nie.edu.au/ucat-free/free-ucat-information-sessions  

 

Western Sydney University The Discover Western Webinar ‘Exploring Western, Early Offer Programs, Pathways & More – on Tuesday 5 April, WSU will support senior students to make informed decisions and navigate through Western courses, early offer and pathway programs.

Register https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/student-life/events/western-webinars?cid=em:EGMT-CAA-news-DWW_feb22  

 

Discover Western: Medicine

Wednesday 27 April. 5pm
Audience: Senior students and parents 

Are you interested in having a career in the field of Medicine? This Discover Western webinar will explore the Doctor of Medicine degree including entry requirements, how to apply and the admissions process, structure and graduate outcomes. 

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/student-life/events/western-webinars

 

Western Sydney University Resources for Senior High School Students 

Students in their senior years can find a wealth of resources and information, including free HSC study sessions, on the Western Year 12 Student Info Hub. Visit the Hub here: 

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/info-for-year-12-students?cid=em:EGMT-CAA-news-y12-hub_feb22

 

 Western Sydney University The Next Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program Assessment Round Is On 24 And 25 May 2022 

The Program is an alternative entry pathway to Western for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For more info, visit: 

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/application-pathways/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-pathway-program?cid=em:EGMT-CAA-news-PP-assessment_feb22

Business Cadetships

Opens – Monday 7 March 2022

Closes – Wednesday 25 May 2021

As a Business Cadet, typically you combine university study in Sydney with paid work at UBS or Barrenjoey Capital Partners in Sydney. The Business Cadetships Program allows you to choose the university where you will study and allows you latitude in your choice of degree program.

Over the last fifteen years, Professional Cadetships Australia has provided Year 12 students with the opportunity to apply for a cadetship with leading companies in the financial services industry, including UBS, Barrenjoey Partners, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Westpac, QBE and Zurich. In 2022, the Business Cadetships Program offers exciting cadetship opportunities in a range of business areas at UBS, Barrenjoey Capital Partners and Macquarie Group.

 Contact: director@professionalcadets.com.au 

http://www.professionalcadets.com.au/index.asp

 

ACU Talk with Teachers

5 April. 6pm to 7pm

If teaching is your dream, take part in a Q&A session with graduates and learn about their experiences going from the lecture halls to leading their own classrooms and how they make a difference to young people’s lives.

https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/events/2022/april/talk-with-teachers?redirect=%26FilterBy%3dUpcoming%26Year%3d2022%26PageNumber%3d1

 

ACU Talk with Lawyers and Criminologists

6 April 2022. 6pm to 7pm.

Join ACU alumni about their experiences working in legal practice. Take part in a Q&A session with graduates to find out where a law degree can take you.

https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/events/2022/april/talk-with-lawyers-and-criminologists?redirect=%26FilterBy%3dUpcoming%26Year%3d2022%26PageNumber%3d1

 

ACU Elite Athlete and Performer Program – Plan ahead

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give students who are top sporting or artistic performers the tools they need to achieve balance across their active and academic lives.

The program comes with a range of benefits, including: 

adjustment factors to your entry score

academic support (deferred exams, extensions, special considerations)

access to travel grants and scholarships.

https://www.acu.edu.au/student_experience/student_life/elite_athlete_and_performer_program

 

UTS – Early Entry Program Events

May 2022

Want to know more about the UTS Early Entry program?

UTS info session will take place in May 2022 to find out about how to apply for 2023 intake, eligibility and more.

Sign up below to be notified when registrations are open.

https://www.uts.edu.au/study/undergraduate/shortcuts-newsletter-sign-up-form

 

UTS – Women in Engineering and IT

Monday 23 May 2022, 5.30pm

Learn more about the Women in Engineering and IT Community and the scholarships that are available for women in engineering or IT. UTS offers a number of generous scholarships for highly motivated female students with a passion and interest to pursue a career in Engineering or IT.

https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineering-and-information-technology/webinars-demand/engineering-undergraduate-students/women-engineering-and-it

 

Experience UTS Day 

7 July 2022 

For Year 11 and 12 students.

Get a taste of university life by trialling a day of hands-on workshops across different disciplines and experience everything UTS has to offer. Sign up below to be notified when registrations are open

https://forms.uts.edu.au/web/index.cfm

 

UNSW – Save these dates 2022

May 3 & 12 – Year 10 Subject Selection Info Evening 

5 May – Law Admission Test (LAT) Info Evening 

June 21 & 23 – UNSW Scholarships Info Evening 

July 5, 6 & 7 – Year 10 Experience Days 

August 21 – UNSW Canberra at ADFA Open Day 

September 3 – UNSW Open Day

 

UNSW Law Admission Test – Save These Dates 2022

Law Admission Test (LAT) Info Evening 5 May

Law Admissions Test (LAT) date: September 29 

Alternative test date: October 6 

Registrations Open 2 May 

Standard Registrations Close 14 August 

Late Registrations Close 7 September

 

Qantas Group Pilot Academy Applications are Open

Applications are now open

Estimates suggest that 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years with around one third of them in the Asia Pacific region.

To help meet the increasing need for skilled aviators in one of the fastest growing global industries Qantas has launched the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. The Academy is part of plans to build a long-term talent pipeline not just for Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar, but for the industry more broadly.

Course Information here:

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/about-us/our-company/pilot-academy.html#course-information

Main site here:

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/about-us/our-company/pilot-academy.html

 

NSW Police Force – Recruiting Eligibility Quiz and Certificates You Need

Take the quiz to see if you may be eligible to commence an application to the NSW Police Force.

‘Aquatic Rescue Sequence’ certification:

Applicants are required to provide certification of successful completion of the Aquatic Rescue Sequence.

First Aid certification:

Applicants are required to supply certification of completion of an approved ‘Apply First Aid’ course with at least 12 months currency remaining on certification.

Typing certificate:

Applicants are required to supply a recognized certificate of typing proficiency equivalent or greater than 25 words per minute at 98 percent accuracy.

https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment/eligibility_quiz

Australian Federal Police Officer Steps for Entry

There is a seven-step process to becoming an Australian Federal Police officer:

Register 

Pass the AFP Entrance Exam

Pass the fitness assessment

Complete a detailed application

Pass a medical and psychological assessment

Pass a security assessment 

Attend the two-day Assessment Centre course.

https://jobs.afp.gov.au/become-an-officer/officer-application-process

 

Explore Top Employers – Accountants

Explore employers hiring graduates with accounting, business and finance degrees

https://youunlimitedanz-guide.com/?cid=O~P~CareersGuide2019~CAANZ~201902

 

A day in the life – Accountants

Get an authentic look at what graduates do day-to-day in their roles with top graduate employers

https://youunlimitedanz-guide.com/?cid=O~P~CareersGuide2019~CAANZ~201902

 

Meet People in These Different Finance Careers – Videos

What does it take to become a Chartered Accountant

Chartered Accountants display exceptional thinking and a superior grasp of business that truly marks them as unique in the marketplace. They work at some of the highest levels in business as chief financial officers, CEO’s, senior managers and partners of some of the world’s largest companies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9rr5M4AxDM

 

Business Analyst

Business analysts work with organisations to formulate business requirements, develop business plans and documentation, review and evaluate existing systems and processes, and design and modify systems and processes to meet business needs.

Business analysts use data and process modelling techniques to create clear specifications and requirements. They are a central reference and information source, providing guidance and assistance in the business decision making process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=espBxsoktZY

 

Get a job in a career you love with a fee-free* Traineeship

With the NSW Government committing to paying the course cost for 70,000 new traineeships, there’s never been a better time to enrol at TAFE NSW in a government funded traineeship course.

Traineeships combine on-the-job training with formal study to give you the skills and experience employers are looking for. Generally taking around 1-2 years to complete, traineeships offer you the opportunity to earn a salary while you learn.

TAFE NSW offers a range of traineeship courses covering many industries including early childhood, health and allied services, business, IT, hospitality and warehouse operations.

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-traineeships

 

 

Stephen Donlan

Careers Advisor

Choir 2022

Do you love to sing?

All students from Year 7 to 12 are invited to join the Bethany College Choir. The choir rehearses each Wednesday morning before school at 8am in MA203 (music room).

If you would like to join, please come along to the next rehearsal or contact Mrs Moroney for more information: clare.moroney@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

Clare Moroney

Performing Arts Coordinator

School Photos

Day 2 of  school photographs for Years 8, 10 and 11 will occur on Monday, 4th April. Those families who were unable to have their sibling photograph taken on our first photo day can have them taken on this date.
 
Girls will be required to be in summer uniform and follow College guidelines with respect to uniform and grooming as indicated on page 15 of the College diary. Please review this with your daughter prior to photo day.
 
The preferred method for ordering photos is online using a number of online payment options by going to www.advancedlife.com.au and entering our school code: HZC FK4 YXH. If you are unable to order online, and order envelope can be collected by your daughter from Student Services and submitted with the payment to the photographers on photo day.

 

Ilham Ayoub

Leader of Teaching Administration

Mathematics Teacher

Year 9 Food Technology

Year 9 Food Technology participated in a taste testing exercise where they had to comment on the appearance, taste and texture of 3 different dairy products including, Brie cheese, Blue cheese and yogurt. 

 

Routine School Vaccination Program 2022

 
NSW Health SESLHD will be running the following clinics at our College. Further details and consent cards will be forwarded closer to the date:
5th April – Year 7: dTPa & HPV Dose 1
29th April – Year 11: Meningococcal ACWY (catch up from 2021 – consent cards issued last year)
26th July – Year 10: Meningococcal ACWY
21st October – Year 7 HPV Dose 2

 
Kind regards,

Ilham Ayoub
Leader of Teaching Administration
Mathematics Teacher