Volume 19 - 27 Nov 2015

School Bus Services

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Additional News

Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 

Tuesday 15th December 9.00 -3.30pm
 
Information Letter will be emailed to parents soon
 

Boxes for Christmas Hampers required

If you have any spare boxes you no longer require,  please contact Miss Laura Mirabello on 85660711

Year 8 Science Powerhouse Museum Excursion

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Our excursion to the Powerhouse Museum was an extremely enjoyable and educational experience for all of Year 8. We visited various exhibitions relating to the topics we had been studying in Science throughout the year, including exhibitions about Health and Medicine, Space, our environment, which addressed issues including Climate Change, and even one about perfumes. It was a great way for us to see the real-life applications of the knowledge we had learnt in class, and it was also a good way to further this knowledge.

The hands-on approach that was evident during the whole excursion made learning about these topics more enjoyable and relevant to our everyday lives. At the end, we were also able to visit an exhibition of our choice, one being the Wiggles exhibition. This was the highlight of our day since we could explore the Wiggles World we had loved as young children. Being able to reminisce about our childhood made this visit to the powerhouse museum a memorable and fun experience, along with the various fun tasks and hands-on exhibitions that added to the overall excitement.

 

Olivia Di Costanzo, Louisa Leone and Eve Fernando (Year 8 Science students) 

         

     

PDHPE Department News

SCC SPORT REPORT 

Well done to the following teams who over the next two weeks will be participating in the finals of the Sydney Catholic Colleges sports competition:

  • Intermediate Touch Football
  • Junior Touch Football
  • Intermediate Softball

Good Luck Girls !!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oztag World Cup

Congratulations to Amelia Carnovale who competed at the Australian Oztag Championships. The event was held in Coffs Harbour between the 13th-15th of November 2015. Amelia as part of the Wolves U/20  mixed team that won the National Title (6- 5) against the Tigers.

Amelia has also been selected in the Australian Barbarians U/20 Mixed Oztag team to participate in the Oztag World Cup. The event will be held between (31/11/15- 6/12/15) at the Sunshine Coast Sports Stadium. This is a significant achievement and displays dedication and commitment to achieve such a high level. Well done Amelia!!!!!! The Bethany College Community are proud of your achievements and know that a competition like this will provide you with valuable experience to further motivate you in your  representative career.

Upcoming Dates

  • Year 10 PASS Surfing Excursion (1-2/12/15)
  • 2016 PASS Snowtrip Deposit Due (22/11/15)

 

Mr Staples

Sports Coordinator

From the Assistant Principal

Important dates for Term 4

  • 26 & 27 November: College Musical
  • 11 December: End of year Speech and Award Ceremony
  • 14 December: Last day of school for students
  • 15 December: Yr 7-10 Parent Teacher Student Interviews. 9-3:30 pm

 

Top 10 Tips for parents to manage and communicate expectations about schoolwork and results

Parents often have high expectations of their children in relation to how much homework they will do, and what results they will achieve in their studies.  Research shows that whilst parental expectations can play a significant part in children achieving high results, they can also contribute to high levels of student stress.

Some things to think about in relation to parental expectations include:

  1. Help your children to set goals: Keep talking to your children about what they want to achieve, in individual subjects, at school overall and in other aspects of their life. Make the goals SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely). The end of year report and parent teacher interview is a great opportunity to reflect and plan for next year… ask the questions/ discuss with teachers…
  • Where are you now? (report)
  • Where do you want to go? (set some SMART goals)
  • How are you going to get there? (strategies discussed with the teacher)
  1. Be involved in your children’s learning: Throughout the term talk to your children about what they are studying. Help them plan their study and homework on a calendar. Talk about the goals they have set and how their strategies are working.
  2. Make sure you really communicate what you expect: Many students feel like they are not meeting their parents’ expectations. Remember to praise them for the effort they make rather than only the results they achieve, this way they are motivated to keep on trying, even when learning is difficult. Praise and reward them for achieving the goals they set for themselves along the way, not just the assessment mark they may get.
  3. Remember nobody is perfect: Even the brightest, most highly motivated child will struggle at times. They may struggle to understand a particular topic or concept, or they may struggle with motivation, particularly for a subject they don’t particularly enjoy.
  4. Provide practical homework and exam support: Provide practical help them to your children to enable them to access past papers or practise questions and work with them by things like proofreading and reviewing drafts, checking work and listening to speeches. Remember though, it is not your work, so don’t make changes, rather make suggestions and provide guidance.
  5. Spend time together doing something fun: Make sure your relationship with your child is about more than homework and study. Allocate some time to do fun things together.  This is the time in which your child is most likely to open up to you about the things that they are struggling with and you can work out how best to help them.  Ideas include going for a walk or run together, registering for a team sport, having a dinner date or going to a gallery or museum.
  6. Support your child to do their best: You can do this by providing healthy, nutrient rich food; opportunities for exercise, rest and relaxation and an environment which is supportive of and conducive to study. Spending time together, having fun and showing your interest all help support student achievement.
  7. Keep alert for the physical and mental signs of stress: Familiarise yourself with how your child responds to stress. Do they withdraw?  Act out?  Work harder or stop working?  When you notice that your child is stressed provide them opportunities to discuss what is worrying them and work with them to identify how you can help them.  There are many great free apps students can download to help deal with the stress and anxiety that sometimes comes with exams and assessment.

 

Bus Meeting

Thank You to all the students who waited behind on Friday to demonstrate the need for an extra bus. The punctuality has certainly improved, and Transdev have said they will instruct the public bus to stop at the college gates on Forest Rd rather than outside AVIS rentals, so the students can wait safely behind the college fence. A survey on all students using the service will be again undertaken in the new year once we are at full strength (with Yr 12) and this hopefully will mean Transdev can provide a case to be made to Transport NSW for another bus.

 

Lectures with Estelle Lazer

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Bethany College was fortunate to host an evening with Estelle Lazer, renown osteoarchaeologist who specialises in the forensic investigation of human remains from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Students studying Ancient History from St Mary’s Cathedral College, Marist College Kogarah, Marist College Penshurst, Champagnat College Pagewood, St John Bosco College, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Sydney Technical College were all very excited to hear of Estelle’s latest research into the plaster casts from Pompeii, and how her research has contributed to our understanding of life and death in the cities of Vesuvius and also how archaeological method has changed over time. It was a valuable experience for all students and teachers.

Many thanks to Mrs Matthews, Miss Grimm and Miss Rothwell who assisted me with preparations on the night and to Natalie and Jackie from Academy Travel for providing Bethany College with the opportunity to have Estelle share her research with the students.

 

Jacinta Russo

Assistant Principal

Careers

Careers Advisory Service

A Careers Advisory Service is a free service provided by the NSW Department of Education.

Go online or call for free advice: www.cas.det.nsw.edu.au and 1300 300 687.

Please see the attachment below for further information.

MHSCareers website Calendar for more calendar events 

Please select the relevant state – NSW, to refine your search.

Go to:  http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/

 

University Admissions Centre (UAC) News September 2015 Including a List of all Open Days and Key dates for 2015–16 admissions:

http://www.uac.edu.au/media-hub/newsletters.shtml

Go to UAC News September 2015

http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/publications/news/2015/september.pdf

 

The University of Notre Dame – There’s Still Time – Twilight Tours & Information Evening
Date : 26th Nov 2015
Time : 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue : 104 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Cost : FREE
Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : sydney@nd.edu.au / 02 8204 4404
Event Description : 
Busy from 9-5? The Prospective Students Office will be open extended hours to assist you with tertiary study options and admissions information. 

 

FASHIONMASTERS – DESIGNER FOR A DAY
Date : 28th Nov 2015 Time : 9AM – 12PM
Venue : LEVEL 3, 91 YORK STREET SYDNEY NSW 2000
Target Group : Students – Year 10, Students – Year 11, Students – Year 12, Careers Advisers
Cost : FREE Contact Name : Olesya Bobrik
Contact Details : OBobrik@Holmes.edu.au
Secure your spot now! info@fashionmasters.com.au 02 9299 1400
http://www.fashionmasters.com.au 

 

Horticulture & Landscape Design: Info Sessions
Date : 30th Nov 2015
Time : 1.00pm to 7.00pm
Venue : Richmond TAFE Ceremonial Dr, Richmond NSW 2753
Cost : FREE
Contact : Customer Service : 131 870
Event Description : 
Become a plant expert. 
Visit us & get inspired by the many career & training options offered at Richmond TAFE. 
Call 4570 9099 or Course Info: http://bit.ly/1Prg2go
Monday, 30th Nov & Tues 1st Dec, 5pm to 6pm
• Horticulture, Landscape Construction, Arboriculture, Conservation and Land Management/ Natural Area Restoration, Nursery – Production and Retail, and Parks and Gardens 
Tuesday, 1st Dec, 5pm to 6pm
• The Diploma of Landscape Design.
For more info: http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/colleges-and-specialist-centres/richmond/30983/

 

Bedford College Scholarship Applications
Date : 30th Nov 2015
Time : 5pm
Venue : Bedford College
Cost : FREE
Contact : Georgia White : 85723260
Event Description : 
Bedford College Scholarship Applications are due close of business on November 30th. 

 

Central Queensland (CQU) University Australia Information Session (Online)
Date : 1st Dec 2015
Time : 4pm – 7pm
Venue : CQUniversity Sydney, 400 Kent St, Sydney
Cost : FREE
Contact : Samara Lovekin : P 03 8662 0854 E s.lovekin@cqu.edu.au

Animal Care: Info Sessions
Date : 1st Dec 2015
Time : 1:00pm to 17:00
Venue : Richmond
Cost : FREE
Contact : Customer Service : 131 870
Event Description : 
Love to work with animals? Visit us & get inspired by the many career & training options available at Richmond. 
Call us on 4570 9099 or Course Info: 
http://bit.ly/1GO8m6x
Info Session Dates & Times:
Tuesday 1 December, 1.00pm & 5.00pm 
• Certificate II Animal Studies
Tuesday 1 December, 12.00pm & 6.00pm
• Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
Wednesday 2 December, 1.00pm & 5.00pm
• Certificate III Animal Studies
• Certificate III Animal Technology & Diploma Animal Technology
• Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
• Certificate III and IV Captive Animals

 

Media at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Careers and Industry Evening
Date : 15th Dec 2015
Time : 6:00pm
Venue : UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Greens Rd & Oxford St, Paddington
Cost : FREE
Contact : Damien Nedeljkovic : d.nedeljkovic@unsw.edu.au
Register now for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/media-at-unsw-careers-and-industry-evening-tickets-19370990153 

 

JMC Academy- Scholarship Application Due
Date : 18th Dec 2015
Time : 5pm
Cost : FREE
Applications for JMC Academy scholarships for February 2016 are due in by 5pm on the 18th of December.
JMC Academy offers up to 8 Academic Undergraduate Scholarships in each campus, covering one year of tuition fees for any of JMC Academy’s eight bachelor degrees.
For further information regarding eligibility and application criteria, and to apply for a scholarship please contact sydney@jmc.edu.au

 

Central Queensland (CQU) University Australia Information Session (Online and On-Campus)
Date : 21st Dec 2015
Time : 9am – 4pm
Venue : CQUniversity Sydney, 400 Kent St, Sydney
Cost : FREE
Contact : Samara Lovekin : P 03 8662 0854 E s.lovekin@cqu.edu.au
Event Description : 
Attend our information session to find out about our extensive range of courses and programs – available full-time or part-time at our many locations around Australia or via distance education.
Our study and training options now include short courses, certificates and diplomas as well as undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees.
Take your time to explore your study options then join us to have your questions answered about your program or course of interest, our flexible study options, entry pathways, how to apply, support services, scholarships and much more.

 

Media at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Careers and Industry Evening
Date : 15th Dec 2015 Time : 6:00pm
Venue : UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Greens Rd & Oxford St, Paddington
Target Group : Students – Year 11, Students – Year 12, Careers Advisers, Parents
Cost : FREE Contact Name : Damien Nedeljkovic Contact Details : d.nedeljkovic@unsw.edu.au
The digital media, communication and entertainment industries are rapidly changing.
Find out how a UNSW degree in media can place you at the forefront of creative media, whether your interest lies in video, screen and sound, digital and mobile, graphics, games, journalism or advertising and PR.
Register now for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/media-at-unsw-careers-and-industry-evening-tickets-19370990153

 

Australian National University (ANU): School of Art Graduating Exhibition

Fri 27th November – Sun 6th December, ANU School of Art
A showcase of work from graduating students in Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Gold and Silversmithing, Painting, Photography and Media Arts, Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture and Textiles. Bookings are essential with a maximum of fifteen per group of students.
Contact: 02 6197 0107 or student.recruitment@anu.edu.au 

 

Australian National University (ANU): Accommodation Applications Now Open
ANU accommodation applications for 2016 are now open, this process is separate to the UAC process so if a student wants to apply for accommodation they must do so before 6 January 2016. One application covers all residences, there is no cost to apply and is obligation free.

http://www.anu.edu.au/study/accommodation

 

Australian National University (ANU): Equity Scholarships

Love Undergraduate Scholarship

Available for 2015 school leavers from disadvantaged backgrounds. $50,000 over five years.

The Poppy Undergraduate Scholarship

Available for prospective domestic ANU students who are in financial need and who will be studying either Sociology, Economics, Commerce or Law at ANU. $5,000 a year for three years.

The Bachelor Undergraduate Science Scholarship

Available for refugees who are in financial need and who intend to study Science (excluding Medical Science) at ANU. $5,000 a year for three years.

http://www.anu.edu.au/students/scholarships-support

 

University Admissions Centre (UAC): Participating Institutions Information
This site includes institution-specific information about all institutions that you can apply for through UAC. This information includes admission requirements, special requirements, bridging courses, charges and fees, student services, and facilities.
http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/institutions/

 

University of Tasmania: Pharmacy Relocation Scholarship

In 2016, interstate students who enroll to study the Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania may be eligible to receive $2,000 to assist with movement costs. 

http://www.utas.edu.au/pharmacy/future-students/bachelor-of-pharmacy/2015-relocation-scholarships

 

Make Your Mark: The Virtual Classroom

The Virtual Classroom series takes students and their teachers on virtual visits to university campuses and puts them in touch with university researchers, academics and industry professionals. These videos increase students’ awareness, confidence and motivation towards higher education, with numerous sessions to support the curriculum and raise capacity through teacher professional learning.

http://www.makeyourmark.edu.au/parents-schools/resources/resources-teachers-bridges-connect/

 

University of New South Wales (UNSW): Scholarships

While applications for the majority of school leaver scholarships closed on September 30, applications are still open for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program and UNSW’s Equity Scholarships.
https://scholarships.online.unsw.edu.au/scholarship/sc_al_search.search?p_session=&p_srch_type=internal&p_ky=&p_cd=&p_cs=&p_st=&p_fac=&p_sab=&p_oc=UAC_OR_EAS&p_ocx=N&p_status=all#srch_rslt

 

Western Sydney University: The Academy

The Academy at Western Sydney University offers advanced degrees that prepare students to thrive in the face of change. The Academy aims to help students anticipate, navigate and adapt, to think differently and be creative as an employee, an entrepreneur or an academic. Students who enroll in an advanced course will automatically be accepted into The Academy.
http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/theacademy/the_academy

 

John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

Applications close Tue 15th December

The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an approved course which is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.

http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/lawcouncil/index.php/about-the-law-council-of-australia/scholarships/john-koowarta-reconciliation-law-scholarship

 

Good Universities Guide

Industry update – engineering, health and science:

http://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/Latest-news/Education-news/Industry-update-engineering-health-and-science
Graduate outcomes – is going to uni worth it?

http://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/Latest-news/Getting-into-university/Is-uni-worth-it#.VkqliXYrKUk

 

University of Wollongong: Graduate Exhibitions

Digital Media & Media Arts: Sat 21st November – Fri 11th December, Digital Media Centre, Mike Codd Building,

Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong
Visual Arts & Graphic Design: Sat 28th November – Fri 18th December, Building 25 – Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong

The Visual Arts showcase will include work coming out of the textiles, sculpture, photography, and painting studios. While the graduating students in Digital Media and Design have made interactives, constructed 3D and 4D environments, web-based works and apps, along with print projects that explore branding, identity, and design.

http://lha.uow.edu.au/taem/exhibitions/UOW204786.html

 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch: Information Sessions

Thu 28th January, Thu 11th February, Thu 25th February, Thu 10th March

5.00pm – 7.00pm, 187 Thomas Street
Learn about UTS Insearch and its unique pathway to university.

http://www.insearch.edu.au/Campaigns/imnotanumber

 

New Resources for People Considering University as a Pathway

What’s Uni Like

An online course helping people answer the following questions: is university for me? What should I expect at university? What academic skills will I need?

http://www.whats-uni-like.edu.au/

 

Campus Quest

A game designed to help people understand and prepare for life at uni.

https://campusquest.com.au/

 

Sydney TAFE: New Bachelor of Property Valuation

From semester 1 2016, Sydney TAFE will be offering the only Property Valuation degree in Australia. The three year full time or six year part time degree prepares students for a career as a valuer of all property classes nationally and internationally.
http://sydneytafe.edu.au/newsevents/news/bachelor-property-valuation

 

Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service: Video Presentations

Thu 10th December, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, (AEDT)

Tue 15th December, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, (AEDT)

Video presentations will provide information on:

  • The Australian Apprenticeship Pathways website
  • The Career Interest Explorer
  • Australian Apprenticeships My Gain videos
  • Self Help Job hunting tips and job sites
  • Flowcharts on the steps to becoming an apprentice or trainee
  • Industry Careers and Practice Aptitude Quizzes

Contact: 1800 338 022 or events@aatinfo.com.au

http://www.aatinfo.com.au/What-s-New—FAQ/Events

 

Sydney Design School: Information Sessions

Thu 10th December, 1.00pm 

Level 2, 40 Oxley Street, St Leonards

Information sessions will run for approximately 40 minutes and will cover the courses available at the design school as well as the career opportunities available to graduates.

Contact:  02 9437 1902

http://sydneydesignschool.com.au/info-sessions/

 

Macquarie Community College: New Aged Care Course

Macquarie Community College will be offering the Certificate III in Individual Support superseding the current Certificate III level courses in aged, disability, home and community care. The new Certificate III in Individual Support allows workers to specialize in disability, aged care, as well as home and community care. 
https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/new-course-gives-aged-care-more-flexibility

 

Basair Aviation College: Information Seminar

Tue 12th January, 7.00pm – 8.30pm, Bankstown Airport, 628/23-25 Airport Avenue, Bankstown

Basair Aviation College is the largest flying school in Australia.  Learn about the courses they have to offer by attending a career information seminar.

http://www.basair.com.au/

 

NIDA: Summer Courses

NIDA will be holding a number of courses for school students of all ages this summer holidays. Anyone looking to undertake a course in January is urged to book before December 4 to secure a discount.

https://www.open.nida.edu.au/

 

William Angliss Institute: New Courses

Bachelor of Resort and Hotel Management

The new course is designed to equip graduates with the ability to lead and manage business operations and find innovative solutions to complex issues in the dynamic hotel and resort industries.

Bachelor of Food Studies

A course for students who want to contribute to a more sustainable, ethical and equitable world through food.

http://www.angliss.edu.au/news

 

Canberra Makeup Academy: Open Day

Tue 15th December, 3.30pm – 7.00pm, 10/160 Lysaght St, Mitchell

Attend a range of information sessions throughout the day and speak to current students and trainers.

http://cmatraining.edu.au/new-students/open-day/

 

Academy of Music and Performing Arts: Campus Relocation

In 2016 the Academy of Music and Performing Arts will now be housed in two new locations at 255 Broadway, Glebe, and 2 – 6 City Rd, Chippendale. The main campus at the Lansdowne Hotel will facilitate performances, events and rehearsals, recording and technology activities, academic studies, research and breakout areas.

http://www.ampa.edu.au/campusupdate.html

 

Australian Academy of Beauty and Spa Therapy: Open Nights

Bella Vista: Wed 2nd December, 7.00pm

North Strathfield: Wed 2nd December, 7.00pm

Chatswood: Tue 1st December, 7.00pm

Kogarah: Wed 25th November, 7.00pm

Learn more about the courses available by speaking to staff.

http://www.australianacademyofbeautytherapy.com/

 

My Health Career

Become an anaesthetist:

https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/become-an-anaesthetist

Become a Psychiatrist:

https://www.myhealthcareer.com.au/become-a-psychiatrist/

 

The School for Excellence (TSFX): Summer School

Year 11: Mon 18th January – Fri 22nd January

Year 12: Wed 6th January – Fri 22nd January

Students will cover the first half of the preliminary or HSC course, gain exposure to examination style questions, and begin developing the problem solving skills that are required to secure higher subject marks.

http://www.tsfx.com.au/

 

Matrix Education: Summer Programs

Year 11 Holiday Program: Mon 11th January – Fri 22nd January

Year 10 Holiday Program: Thu 21st January – Fri 22nd January
Year 9 Holiday Program: Thu 21st January – Fri 22nd January

UMAT Preparation Course: Mon 11th January – Thu 14th January

https://www.matrix.edu.au/umat/

 

Matrix Education: Open Day

Sat 16th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Level 1, 24 Thomas Street, Chatswood

Visit Matrix in Chatswood for a full day of informative, interactive and fun events for students of all grades and their parents. Learn how to achieve academic goals by attending an academic seminar and get questions answered from high achieving students.

Contact: 1300 008 008 or info@matrix.edu.au

https://www.matrix.edu.au/events/2016-matrix-open-day/

 

Defence Jobs: The Mentor – Experience Life as an Engineer in the ADF

Follow an engineer and experience what it’s like to work in the Australian Defence Force. This online adventure takes you inside the Navy, Army and Air Force, where your duty will be to support missions from your mobile and computer.

https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/thementor/#about-the-mentor

 

 

Sat 28th November:

TAFE South West Sydney Institute: Open Day Campbelltown


Mon 30th November:

Endeavour College of Natural Health Scholarship Program: Applications Close

Western Sydney University: Bachelor of Music Auditions

 

Tue 1st December:

AIT Information Night

One-on-one with ANU: Sydney

 

 

 

Ms Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator

Jack’s Café Penshurst

Former Bethany girl, Tamara Adzic, has recently opened Jack’s Café Penshurst. After graduating from Bethany College in 2011, Tamara pursued her interest in finance studying a Bachelor of Accounting at the University of Technology, Sydney. Although Tamara enjoyed her degree interning with Johnson & Johnson and TNT Express, it was not until she was presented with the opportunity to study in Denmark that Tamara found a new passion. “Every corner I turned there where these amazing café’s, completely different to anything I had seen in Sydney,” she said. With her semester in Denmark coinciding with the end of her degree Tamara was faced with the prospect of life post-University.  “I had already been offered a graduate position with a great company, but at the back of my mind I knew that I wanted something else.” It was in this time that Tamara explored the idea of opening her own café, an idea that was becoming more feasible, the more she pursued it. After months of planning and negotiations, Jack’s Café Penshurst opened in July this year.  With the café employing two full-time chefs as well as a number of former students, including her sister Lora, last years School Captain, Tamara has learnt a lot about being a small business owner. “I didn’t realise it was going to be so demanding, but so fulfilling at the same time,” she remarks. With the café serving breakfast and lunch options as well as a range of alternating cakes, word has quickly spread around the Bethany community. “It’s so nice to see all the support from Bethany girls, we’ve had girls coming in after school as well as girls that were grades above me in school who have heard about Jack’s through Instagram or Facebook.” So what’s next for this 21 year-old small business owner? “I remember being in Year 12 and telling Mr. Donlan that my goal was to win the Telstra Business Award, so we’ll just have to wait and see [laughs]”.

 

Lunch Time Debating Competition

Over the past few weeks, ladies from years 7 -12 participated in a Lunch Time Debating Competition. This competition was designed to give our teams a chance to develop their public speaking skills, form new teams from different years and mostly to have fun.

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural competition:

Evelyn Karavokyros

Eve Fernando

Louisa Leone

Maxine Hakeem

A big thank you to all the teachers that supported the competition including Mrs Russo for adjudicating and Mr. Martin for coordinating. I would like to make a special thank you to the all of the following girls for participating; they have had a massive impact and influence upon each other through their positivity and gratitude.

Debaters

  • Sophie Gallagher
  • Lara Ball
  • Brooke Salisbury
  • Farah Chalak
  • Grace O’Keefe
  • Zoe Stragalinos
  • Annika Woodham
  • Ophelia Devcic
  • Laila Nicola
  • Abby Gillon-Smith
  • Valentia Triulcio
  • Justina Alabasinis
  • Evelyn Karavokyros
  • Eve Fernando
  • Louisa Leone
  • Maxine Hakeem

Adjudicators/Time Keepers

  • Joanna Vazouras
  • Dakota Martin
  • Sophia Calvo y Perez
  • Stefanie Krieg
  • Kijana Moss-Williams
  • Sharlize Lasala
  • Emily Licovski
  • Olivia Di Costanzo
  • Jacinta Walz
  • Niamh McMenamin
  • Francesca Garcia  

 

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Joanna Vazouras

Debating/Public Speaking Prefect 2015/2016

 

Social Skills Excursion

On Monday 10 students from the Social Skills Group visited Jamaica Blue Cafe Hurstville for morning tea. Students practised various skills such as choosing food and drink items from a menu, budgeting, ordering their food using clear language and good manners, being mindful of others around them and using correct table manners.  Students enjoyed milkshakes, muffins and hot chips. Mrs Colreavy loved her cappuccino and Miss Cox enjoyed her chips with aioli. The students were able to chat with their friends and practise their conversation skills. Students not only enjoyed the delicious food but also the company of their friends and being away from school for an hour!

The staff at Jamaica Blue were very accommodating and we were so pleased to find out our waitress was an ex-Bethany girl!

Well done to all girls on such a lovely outing.

 

Mrs Colreavy and Miss Cox

Learning Support

Physical Culture Competition Winner

Congratulations to Roselyn Mae Pasia (Year 9) for winning 1st place in her Physical Culture Competition at National level on Sunday 22nd November 2015. Roselyn competed against an approximate of 64 girls on the Sunday making it through Heats, then Semi-finals and Finals. Finals consisted of 18 girls performing the routines 3 times.

For those of you who do not know what Physical Culture (Physie) is, it is the perfect combination of movements designed to increase strength, fitness and flexibility. The benefits for your daughter are increased co-ordination, brain development and confidence.

Roselyn is a current dance student here at Bethany College who also participates in competitions that Bethany enters in, such as SCC and CGSSSA Dance. This has helped her to build upon her confidence at a performance level. The year 9 dance class has just finished their last unit of work, Classical Ballet. Roselyn says that she has benefitted from the ballet technique classes that assist her for some of her Physie work. Roselyn is part of the local Physical Culture Club, Penshurst.

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Mrs Danielle Bennie

Dance Teacher