Volume 10 - 30 Jun 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

HOW TO USE STUDENT’S SCHOOL REPORT EFFECTIVELY

As parents, we all want to do what we can to reduce any type of school related anxiety for our children and minimise the possible stress it can bring into our households. As a Principal, I have guided many parents to discover ways that will make school a positive experience for their child.

All academic institutions utilise some type of evaluative measurement that is intended to quantify the knowledge of their students. Although grading systems may vary from school to school, most are still using reports as a means of informing parents about their child’s academic progress. Unfortunately, this event has the potential to trigger very emotional and anxiety provoking situations in many households. There are ways to help alleviate the stress when reports are distributed.

ReporT time is never experienced the same by everyone. Ask yourself – When was the last time I was evaluated for anything I did, and how did it feel? For some children and parents it can be a very satisfying and joyful occasion and for others a very anxious and stressful time. Depending on the spoken or unspoken academic expectations, your child may be worried that she has let you down and may be feeling embarrassed or very disappointed in herself. On the other hand, ‘you’ might feel as if you are not being a “good enough” parent and you may begin to harbor a sense of failure deep down inside. Here is how one can turn report time into a constructive learning experience instead of a choice between a positive or negative encounter.

  • When report time does arrive it is important to keep your response in check. Whether your child brings home very good grades or poor ones, your reaction may have a greater impact on your child than you realize. How you react has the potential to determine continued school success or ongoing educational struggle for you and your child.

 

  • Pay attention to the things that matter most when your child shares her report card with you. If you only focus on the letter or number grades they received it will only accentuate evaluation and competition. A better alternative is to concentrate on the learning process and ask questions such as – What did you learn this semester (in science, maths, art. etc.)? What was most enjoyable to you? What came easy to you this time? What do you think you could have changed or done differently? What will your strategy be for the next grading period? What assistance do you need to accomplish these goals? Fuelling a conversation such as this will encourage your child to become more mindful about their learning experience and better able to identify what works in order to duplicate it for continued success.

 

  • Responding to a poor report is always a difficult task for both parent and child. If you find yourself in such a situation try not to dwell on the negative and think of it as a wonderful opportunity for quality time that shows you trust in your child’s ability to do better. Prior to any response, remind yourself to take a deep breath and choose your words carefully before you speak.

 

  • When first presented with such a document it may be too overwhelming and unreasonable for you to judge the entire report card at first glance. Take the time to deliberately review each grade individually and discuss it calmly to help both of you digest the information in small bites.

 

  • Inquiring if your child truly understands why she got a particular grade can provide you with valuable insight. Once you recognize the level of comprehension she has about what led her to this point you can more easily determine the next step to take. Some students are very slow to process the cause and effect of their study habits on their grades. A plausible next step in this case might be to plan an opportunity to discuss study habits at a later date.

 

  • Ask your child if she has any idea what she needs to do to improve upon the situation. Inviting her to become an engaged participant in managing her academics will encourage her to develop ownership in her learning process. Students who are given an opportunity to discuss their performance and become actively involved in making decisions are more likely to become internally motivated lifelong learners. If she displays confusion on how to proceed simply offer your guidance in developing a plan that has specific, realistic and achievable goals.

 

If your child has done well academically then responding to their good report should be pretty straight forward, right? Some parents may think this is an easy task but there are many things one should consider in order to avoid the development of unrealistic expectations and unnecessary pressure.

 

  • Begin by asking your child how she feels about her accomplishments. Stimulating an awareness of good feelings that are tied to specific behaviours is always a good way to reinforce similar behaviour in the future.

 

  • When responding to a job well done feel free to express your praise but remember that being too general or vague with your praise does little to guarantee a repeat performance. Show your pride by giving your child very specific praise that focuses more on effort than on intellect or achievement. When we praise children for their intelligence only, we are stressing the importance of being smart. This has the potential of putting undue pressure on them not to make mistakes and less apt to take the risks that are inherent in learning. Emphasizing effort helps children learn that they have control in their own success by making attempts and exerting their energies in certain ways. Providing a child with a clear picture of what it is they are doing to master a certain task will help boost their internal motivation and encourage perseverance – a key ingredient in not only school success but lifelong success.

 

  • We all love to be recognized for doing our best but be cautious about using rewards. Compensating children for a good report can build their self-esteem but it can also lead them to expect a reward every time. A child who grows up constantly acquiring external rewards will not develop persistence because they learn to abandon the task once the reward is withdrawn. Experts recommend limiting rewards such as candy and money. Try an alternative such as the gift of your time – arrange a special project or outing –and let them know they earned it.

When you have more than one school age child it is important to be on the alert for sibling rivalry and make sure no one assumes a superior attitude or ends up feeling bad about themselves. Never compare your children’s reports and try not to praise one in front of the other. Instead, use this opportunity to instil respect for differences and the uniqueness of individuals. This is a fitting time to reaffirm the appreciation of various strengths and weaknesses and discuss their value.

Keep in mind that a parent should always place the responsibility for academic performance on their child and do not accept or allow them to make excuses for not reaching their potential. At the same time, examine your responsibility for providing a home environment that encourages optimal learning and good study habits. This is an opportune time to analyse your family’s use of media. Too much stimulus from television, video and computer has an impact on your child’s brain development and you have the control to make that impact a positive one.

In summary, try not to make a big deal about report cards – present it as just one other way to measure learning. And remember to always sustain a positive attitude toward your children regardless of their grades. Continue to set and maintain high expectations with plenty of support and encouragement for any academic endeavour. Be proactive and don’t wait for the distribution of reports to take an interest in your child’s grades, classes and other school related activities. Most importantly, letting them know you value them for other things besides intellectual achievement will go a long way to guaranteeing their educational success as well as promoting their thirst for learning. Any parent can always find one thing that is positive and focus on it – then stand back and watch it grow! Now give yourself an A+ for effort!

 

 

GRATITUDE

 My heartfelt thanks to all the parents and students who have wished me well following the announcement of my appointment as Regional Director in the Southern Region from the start of 2018.  As expressed my letter to the community, leaving Bethany is certainly with a heavy heart but I know the girls will continue to do well. Together, we grow, our learning vision statement is certainly true for me too for it is my wonderful educational experiences at Bethany that allowed me to grow, and enhance my skills as a leader.

Appointment Director Southern Region 28 June 2017

 

 

 

COMMUNITY PRAYERS

We keep the following people in our prayers:

  • Mrs Laura Rizzo and her husband Salvatore, on the safe arrival of their baby boy Nicolo.
  • The Vazouras family (Elly Year 8, Joanna (2016) and Dina (2014)) are mourning the loss of their father and husband. Mr Vazouras has bravely battled Motor Neurone Disease for a few years and was an inspiration to us all.
  • The Haldezos family (Renae Year 12 and Victoria Year 10) who are praying for their father, John’s, swift and full recovery after a massive heart attack.

 

 

Our mantra:

“Girls can do anything.
Bethany girls can do everything!*
(*except divide by zero)”
 
 
Vicki Lavorato
Principal

From the Assistant Principal

Important Dates

 

  • Monday 17/7: Term 3 commences
  • Tuesday 18/7 & Wednesday 19/7: HSC Performing Arts Showcase- 7-8.30 pm
  • Friday 21/7: Academic Awards
  • Tuesday 25/7: Year 8 Subject selection evening- 7-8 pm
  • Monday 31/7- Wednesday 16/8: HSC trials
  • Wednesday 16/8: Art and Design Showcase- 5.30-9 pm
  • Monday 28/8: Extra Curricular Photos
  • Thursday 31/8: Father’s Day Mass & Breakfast- 7.15-8.30 am
  • Monday 4/9- Friday 15/9: Year 11 Exam Block
  • Tuesday 19/9: Year 12 Graduation Mass, lunch and Awards Ceremony
  • Friday 22/9: Last day of term. Students dismissed after P4

 

 

 

Jacinta Russo

Assistant Principal

What’s Been Happening in Religious Education

World Youth Day 2019

The next international World Youth Day celebration will be held on Panama from January 22 – 27, 2019.  The event will be hosted during the winter months to avoid the country’s rainy season.

 

Where is Panama?

Panama is the southernmost country in Central America.

Panama’s Patron Saint is Santa María La Antigua. In English, she is known as Our Lady of La Antigua, and is one of several invocations of the Virgin Mary. She is commemorated on the Third Sunday of January, which in 2019 is January 20 – just two days before the 2019 World Youth Day Week officially begins.

The main language spoken is Spanish.

 

Whilst this celebration is some time away, it is time now to start thinking about whether or not our students in Year 10 and 11 in 2019 (current year 8 and 9 students) would like to participate in this exciting event and to start planning for this.

 

WYD 2019 Theme

The theme for the 34th World Youth Day, 2019 is, “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38).

The verse comes from Luke’s Gospel account of the birth of Jesus being foretold, when the angel Gabriel came to Mary announcing that she would conceive and bear a son that she would call ‘Jesus’. Despite the initial confusion (“How can this be, since I have no husband?”), Mary gave her firm assent and trust to God by saying ‘May it be done to me according to your word.’

WYD 2019 Logo

The Official Logo for World Youth Day Panama in 2019 has been released. The meaning of the logo is explained in the image below.

 

Diane Kennaugh

Leader of Religious Education and Mission

Working with Children Check

St Mary’s Star of the Sea Hurstville Reunion

Music Lessons for Semester 2


Careers News

Presentation by William Angliss Institute

On Monday 19 June William Angliss Institute presented information about their Hospitality, Cookery, Travel and Events Management courses they have on offer. The attending students were treated to an informative presentation. Students walked away with related course material which will allow them to investigate a post school option that doesn’t necessary include university study to work in a creative field of their choosing.

 

 

 

 

Presentations in Term 3

Another round of informative presentations during lunchtimes are planned for Term 3:

Monday 24 July                     Australian Defence Force

Tuesday 22 August               Macquarie University

Monday 28 August               Torrens University

Wednesday 30 August         University of Technology

 

UNIVERSITY

University of Sydney Medicine

Graduate and Undergraduate entry explained. Our Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is an excellent training platform on which to build a career in medicine. Our graduates provide professional, diligent and ethical care to the community.

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/study/md/index.php

 

University of Sydney Pharmacy

Current students and alumni explain why they chose to study pharmacy at the University of Sydney.

http://sydney.edu.au/news/pharm/1311.html?newscategoryid=147&newsstoryid=16349

 

International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) Registrations Open

For international students applying to medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy courses at a selection of universities. ISAT is a 3-hour computer-based multiple-choice test designed to assess a candidate’s intellectual skills and abilities that are the foundation of academic success at tertiary level. 

https://isat.acer.org/

 

Macquarie Uni Global Leadership Entry Program

13 July.  11.00am

Macquarie’s students are global citizens, deeply engaged with the world and the big issues shaping the future of society. Sound like you? Our Global Leadership Entry Program (GLEP) will support and inspire you as a global leader of tomorrow. If you’re selected for GLEP, we’ll make you an early offer for Session 1, 2018. You’ll also participate in exclusive activities while you’re still at school.

http://www.mq.edu.au/about/events/view/webinar-and-online-chat-make-your-glep-app-shine/

http://www.mq.edu.au/study/find-a-course/undergraduate/macquarie-entry/global-leadership-entry-program

 

Macquarie Technology Taster Day

5 July

For Year 11 and 12 students who are keen study – and carve out a career – in the field of technology. It’s all about you getting a taste of what a day in the life of a Macquarie IT or Engineering student is really like.

http://www.cvent.com/events/technology-taster-day/event-summary-c6499cf8391e4994b06f6275aac0e10f.aspx

 

La Trobe Guide to Uni

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/793952/33808_SESR_Guide_to_Uni_2017_v6.pdf 

 

Australian Catholic University (ACU) Campus Tours

ACU offers personalised campus tours of any of our six campuses.

Campus tours give you the opportunity to come on campus and check out our facilities and discuss your future study options. If you are thinking about studying at ACU, our team can provide a more personalised experience. If you would like to individually visit an ACU campus or speak to ACU staff about our course offerings personalised tours are available Monday to Friday, from 9am until 4pm. Approximate duration is 30 minutes.

http://www.acu.edu.au/student_experience/student_life/experience_uni_before_you_start/?a=121806

 

Experience uni before you start at ACU’s University Experience Day 

North Sydney 4 July

Canberra 4 July

Strathfield 6 July

Registrations are now open for ACU’s University Experience Day! University Experience Day is a free event held at our campuses for students to meet academic staff and current students, participate in practical workshops, explore facilities, and enjoy the entertainment and campus atmosphere. Details and register at 

http://www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience

 

University of Notre Dame A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student

5 July . 10.00am to 2.00pm

160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

Thinking of a career in Nursing? Join us for a Day in the Life of a Nursing Student and find out about a career in the Nursing profession. Students attending the day will have the opportunity to find out about the Notre Dame Nursing program, meet academic staff, engage in clinical activities, experience a Nursing lecture and tour our campus. Lunch is provided.

http://www.nd.edu.au/events/2017/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-nursing-student

 

TAFE

Traineeships Available

Looking for further information on Traineeships or have any questions? Call us on 02 8833 3933 or email recruit@arcgroup.com.au

 

Wood and Building Apprenticeships & Traineeships Available

TABMA have a number of opportunities in the Timber, Construction, Forestry, Furnishing and manufacturing industries across Australia. Call us on 1800 822 621 to learn how TABMA can get your career started. You can also email us – recruitmentnsw@tabma.com.au or check out our website 

www.tabma.com.au

 

COLLEGES

The Australian College of Physical Education Campus Tours

We can arrange a personal campus tour for you anytime Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. To lock in a day and time simply call us on 1300 302 867, email newstudents@acpe.edu.au, or make a request via live chat.

https://www.acpe.edu.au/about-us/events

 

Endeavour College of Natural Health School Leaver Scholarship Application

Opens 24 July

Closes 27 November 

Two undergraduate scholarships for school leavers 17 to 19 years of age: Academic Achievers School Leaver Scholarships;  Indigenous Australians School Leaver Scholarships and Bursary.

https://www.endeavour.edu.au/scholarships

 

CG Spectrum Introduction to Concept Art

Start your journey to becoming a Concept Artist for Film & Games today with our Introduction to Concept Art series, created by CG Spectrum’s Mentor of Concept Art. Using the industry standard software Photoshop, Brandon will help you navigate through the process of finishing a piece of artwork for your portfolio from start to finish.

Get valuable tips and inside knowledge on and create your very own piece concept art from scratch.

https://www.cgspectrum.edu.au/introduction-to-concept-art

 

A Day in the Life of a Designer

8 July. 9.30am to 3.30pm.

46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo

http://www.torrens.edu.au/about/events-and-workshops#Sydney

 

A Day in the Life – Hospitality

8 July. 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Hospitality

1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks

http://www.torrens.edu.au/about/events-and-workshops#Sydney

 

A Day in the Life – Business

8 July. 9.30am to 3.30pm.

1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks

http://www.torrens.edu.au/about/events-and-workshops#Sydney

 

Macleay College Advertising & Digital Media, Sports Business, Public Relations, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Marketing

Taster Day & Open Day

Career Taster Day

 7 July. 11.00am to 4.00pm

https://macleay.edu.au/events/career-taster-day/

Open Day – 19 August. 9.00am to 2.00pm

L2/28 Foveaux St, Surry Hills

https://macleay.edu.au/events/open-day-sydney/

 

Sydney Design School Interior Decoration Masterclass

11 and 12 July. 9.30am to 4.00pm

You will be designing a space in your own home so we will teach you how to measure your space, draw a simple floor plan and take photographs. It costs $385

http://sydneydesignschool.com.au/masterclass/

 

AIE Online Experience Day

8 July

If you have ever wanted to study 3D animation, game design or VFX for film online with AIE then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more. Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game art, game programming and game design offered by AIE. You will get to participate in workshops, guest speaker talks and much more.

http://www.aie.edu.au/oed

 

International College of Hotel Management Career Weeks

10 July to 14July

25 September to 29 September

Designed to help those considering hospitality or a related business course. 

https://www.ichm.edu.au/about/careers/career-weeks

 

GENERAL

Engineering Employment Market Update Webinar 

19  October. 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Engineering is a cyclical market. With the ever changing nature of the engineering world, it’s imperative you stay up to date with current employment trends. This webinar will explore the current trends of the engineering market and provide a general overview of what the engineering profession will look like in the coming months.

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/portal/event/employment-market-update-webinar-0

 

Accounting – Pitcher Partners Sydney 2018 Graduate Program 

Closes 23 June

We are committed to the development of young Accountants. As part of this commitment, we are offering Cadetships to students who are completing their Year 12 studies and are planning to study a degree with an Accounting major.

http://www.pitcher.com.au

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

Now to 25August

https://www.stemgames.org.au/

 

The Role of Engineering in Society Webinar

20  July.  1.00pm to 2.00pm

This webinar will delve into the multifaceted role of engineering in society and provide you an insight into how you can make a difference and contribute to society being an engineer.

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/portal/event/role-engineering-society-webinar

 

Work Readiness Course

This course is designed to prepare young adults for the workforce. The Work Readiness Course is an interactive, assessment based short course that once completed will equip young adults with the skills to be ‘work ready’.

http://www.skillsroad.com.au/students/training-courses/skillsroad-work-readiness-course-%284%29

 

Help Exchange

HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation. HelpX is provided primarily as a cultural exchange for working holiday makers who would like the opportunity during their travels abroad, to stay with local people and gain practical experience. In the typical arrangement, the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts.

https://www.helpx.net

 

Kickstart in the School Holidays

Kickstart Biology, Chemistry and Physics are running in the July School Holidays at the University of Sydney (Camperdown campus). Students can register individually to attend these sessions.

3 July  Physics

4 July  Biology

5 July Chemistry

http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/high-school/kickstart/school-holidays.shtml

 

WEP Australia Student Exchange Information Sessions

Albury –21 October

Ballina –20 May & 16 October

Coffs Harbour –26 July

Port Macquarie – 27 July

Sydney (East)– 10 May, 9 August & 15 November

Sydney (North) –7 June, 25 July & 25 October

https://wep.org.au/lets-talk/sessions/

 

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange. Scholarships Now Open

Scholarships offer the opportunity to experience student exchange, study and live abroad and develop lifelong skills at a significantly reduced cost.

http://www.scce.com.au/scholarships/

 

UN Youth Australia’s Development Summit

This year, UN Youth Australia’s Development Summit will bring together young Australians in five cities to understand what development means and explore current issues in the field. This summit will examine the past and present of development in Africa, to paint a fuller picture of where our world is going. The Development Summit is a full-day event for students in Years 9 to 12, held across Australia during May and June.

https://unyouth.org.au/event/development-summit/

 

 

Study Skills

A couple of weeks ago Dr Prue Salter from Enhanced Learning Educational Services (www.enhanced-learning.net) ran a study skills evening with Year 8 and 9 parents and students.  The evening helped families put systems in place to help students work as self-directed learners towards achieving their personal best in an efficient and effective way. Students examined their home study environment, the way they organise and manage their resources, how to work effectively at home and deal with distractions, how to manage the workload in high school, and the steps to studying in high school: making study notes, learning the notes by testing yourself and doing as much practise as possible. Parents are encouraged to review the handout from the session with students and discuss the main areas identified where changes need to be made. Parents can also find extra study skills tips on the following website: http://studyskillstoptipsparents.com/. All students at Bethany also have access to a great study skills website to help them develop their skills. Go to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au and enter the username: bethanyhurstville and the password: 65success and start improving your results today!

 

 

Robert Gough

Year 9 Coordinator

Year 11 Biology and Senior Science Field Trip

On Thursday, 11 May, the Year 11 Biology and Senior Science classes went on a field trip to Cabbage Tree Basin in the Royal National Park. Throughout the day we participated and completed various activities with the help of the guides, who assisted and broadened our knowledge of the mangroves found within the basin. As we walked through the park and arrived at the estuary, we were able to admire the natural beauty of the wetland environment. We were also able to familiarise ourselves with the native flora and fauna through scoop fishing and sampling techniques such as quadrats and transects. This experience enabled us to further expand our knowledge on the local ecosystem which we have been extensively studying in class. Overall, the day was a fun and informative experience, due to the exceptional help and work of the guides and most importantly our teachers Mrs Lipari and Mrs Parsons.

 

Annika Kerwick and Melanie Kozarovski

 

 

Masterchef – Italian Style

Pressure tests? Elimination round? Mystery box? Try making an italian-style salami without meat – that’s a real challenge! Year 8 Italian classes were under the supervision of Luca Roncari (Piatto Perfetto’s own Masterchef) as he guided them into creating this surprisingly different italian dessert.

The students were transported into an italian kitchen and found themselves following Luca’s instructions carefully in Italian, all the while being located right here at Bethany’s Yallunga Hall.

All students happily finished off their slice of Il salame al cioccolato served with fresh whipped cream and raspberry coulis. Perhaps these holidays will see some of them re-create this dessert for their family as a treat.

Buon appetito!

 

 

Marco Gianni

Languages – Teacher in Charge

Vinnies Camp Out

After school on Friday, 23 June, a number of students from Year 7-12 participated in the Vinnies campout run by the Year 12 SRC. Throughout the night, a number of activities were held such as true or false homelessness statistics and budgeting activities in order to raise awareness for homelessness and the situations they face every day, allowing us to understand just how fortunate we are to have basic things like food, shelter and clothing. Students had the opportunity to also assist those experiencing homelessness by sewing beanies and preparing hygiene packs and snack packs which will be given out on night patrol to provide some people with a few luxuries that they don’t often have. Cards of hope were also made, writing hopeful and inspiring messages which will also be given out by Vinnies which could just help make someone’s day a little brighter. After a basic dinner of soup and bread, we watched ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ which highlights the struggles that some people face in order to provide for their families.

Amongst all the fun and community spirit of the night, all those who took part were able to gain insight to how they can assist those struggling with homelessness. Being a very cold night with no phones and a small meal for dinner, students had the opportunity to experience just a little bit of what it is like to have less than what many of us take for granted.

A massive thank you to all the teachers, Mrs Kennaugh, Ms Wood, Ms Georgiou, Ms Ibrahim, Ms Brennan, Mr Laguzza, Miss Grimm, Mrs Moroney, Ms Bailey, Ms Fing, Ms Napoli, Miss Taouk, Ms Straker and Miss Soles for giving up their Friday night to assist us so that the night ran smoothly. In particular, a big thank you to Miss Mirabello who was involved in helping the Year 12 Leadership Team plan and run the night. We are also extremely grateful for all those who donated money to St Vincent de Paul and Outreach Awareness, with the Bethany community raising almost $2000. If you would still like to donate, you can do so at https://nswvinniesschoolsleepout.gofundraise.com.au/page/BethanyCollege.

We cannot express our gratitude enough for those who immersed themselves in this event.

Year 12 Leadership Team

 

2017 SCC Dance

This year we had 65 Dancers from years 7-12 competing in the Junior Jazz, Intermediate Jazz, Senior Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Tap and Hip Hop categories.  The day was a great success for Bethany College, placing 3rd Overall out of eight schools. It was evident that the hard work and attention to detail in Thursday sport and lunch time Dance rehearsals paid off. We have been planning and auditioning since term 4 last year and has a whole, Team Dance has developed and gained great knowledge and experience in the art of Dance. Our Dancers took the stage with confidence and poise, performing each Dance maintaining energy levels and exemplary technique. Such an achievement could only be the result of the undeterred dedication of our student choreographic team and Bethany dancers.

 A huge thank you and congratulations to our talented team of student choreographers:

Junior Jazz: Meaghan Grove & Danielle South ( Yr 10 )

Intermediate Jazz: Alexis Maalouf ( Yr 10 )

Senior Jazz: Isabella Genlik & Emilia Kovacevic ( Yr 10 )

Tap: Abigail Bryant & Ameliah Crowe ( Yr 12 )

Folk: Roselyn Pasia ( Yr 11 )

Hip Hop: Roselyn Pasia and Ex Bethany Dance students: Karli Karagiannis & Serena Siow

Modern Dance: 2017 HSC Dance Class

 

2nd Place:   Intermediate Jazz , Senior Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop

3rd Place: Folk Dance: Filipino

Congratulations Team Dance !

 

Alexis Maalouf

Year 10

 

Tap

Senior Jazz

Folk

Modern

Junior Jazz

Intermediate Jazz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Catholic Schools Debating Competition

On Wednesday 22 June, part of the Year 10 debating team travelled to Mount Saint Joseph’s Milperra to partake in the grand-finals of the Regional Catholic Schools Debating Competition. We competed against Aquinas College Menai with the topic, “The date of Australia Day should be changed”. The Bethany team debated the negative side, with Brooke being our first speaker, Louisa second, Eve third, and Justina fourth. Both teams had 45 minutes to prepare three 6-minute speeches. It was an extremely challenging debate, and proved to test both our analytical and communicative skills. We are pleased to announce that we took home the silver medal! We would like to sincerely thank Ms Georgiou and Mr Martin for guiding us throughout the entire competition. We would also like to thank all our teachers at Bethany, as all the content they had taught us proved to be very useful during the debates. Finally, we would like to thank our family and friends for their ongoing support. This competition has been a highly rewarding experience and we look forward to participating next year!

 

 Brooke Salisbury, Justina Alabasinis, Louisa Leone and Eve Fernando

 

PDHPE News

Year 11 PDHPE Senior First Aid

On Friday, 16 June, Year 11 PDHPE participated in the Senior First Aid Certificate Course with the Royal Life Saving Society Australia. On this day, students learnt about the legal aspects of First Aid, how to deal with emergency medical situations and management of medical conditions and injuries. Students also focused on how to perform CPR on a casualty and learnt how to bandage different injuries. This day was very helpful as not only is it important to the PDHPE course – Option 1: First Aid, but also in everyday life situations. The students gained knowledge and learnt new skills on how to preserve a life before medical aid arrives.

 

Athletics Carnival Results and Age Champions

The school athletics carnival was held on Tuesday 27th June at The Ridge Athletics Track. This event is a whole school community day with students from years 7 – 12 competing in both competitive and non-competitive events.

The following students placed 1st in their respective age groups for the school athletics carnival:

12 years – Aisha Kitalelong

13 years – Lucy Flanagan

14 years – Eva Kostopoulos

15 years – Rebecca O’Dea

16 years – Kelly Wilson

17+ years – Catelyn McKenzie

100m Invitational Champion – Lucy Flanagan

School Overall Champion – Eva Kostopoulos

 

Overall it was an outstanding day of competition and participation with the house points:

1st PLACE – Franklin

2nd PLACE – Oodgeroo

3rd PLACE – Kellerman

4th PLACE – Melba

Congratulations to all students who participated and received ribbons on the day. Thank you to all staff for their hard work and especially Ms Brennan for organising this event.

 

SCC Rep Sport Grand Finals

Congratulations on the following teams who made it into the grand final for Term 2 representative sport.

SCC Netball

Liana Lan  Caitlin Hollis
Luana Rendina  Bianca Pilla 
Lily Perenara  Eva Kostopoulos
Montana Duggan   Gabriella Krstevski 
Elana Ioakimaros  

​SCC Soccer

Anastasia Kountourogianis Bella Markou
Julia Lo Russo Moya Denford
Sotiria Psakis Cassandra Patrulovski
Dana Sutherland Annabel Stojanovska
Natalie Hardas Klaudia Mihaljevic
Kristen Ivanovski Isabela Arapovic
Eve Hudson India Mix
Marnie Joseph Alana Kovacic

 

 

Staff V Student Volleyball

The third match in the staff vs student competition took place on Friday, 23 June on Chisholm Green. The chosen sport was a modified game of volleyball.

Under pressure after the loss of game 2 (Netball in Term 1), the staff were focussed and determined to come back to regain the lead.

They successfully won two sets convincingly and are going into the final round (end term 3) ahead 2-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERM 3

Year 8 Brainstorm Productions 21 July
Year 10 PASS Snow Trip  30 July – 2 August

 

SCC Thursday Sports

  • Senior Basketball
  • Intermediate Basketball
  • Junior Basketball
  • Intermediate Soccer
  • Junior Soccer
  • Senior Softball

 

Wes Guthrie

PDHPE Coordinator