Volume 5 - 29 May 2020


Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Bethany,

As we continue to live in a community where we have not had access to physical attendance at Mass and where this weekend attendance is somewhat limited, the notion of Pentecost Sunday becomes increasingly relevant. This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is a day of celebration occurring fifty days after Easter. It is a celebration of a new beginning for all whether it is for the celebration of the new church, a celebration for renewal of spirit within oneself and/or a celebration of the Holy Spirit giving God’s wisdom to the disciples. Churches throughout the world celebrate this day whether by the Jewish faith or Christian faith, Pentecost is a day of the new spirit, a day of a new beginning. 

With the return of all of our students this week, there really is a new spirit and a feeling of new beginnings. Bethany is the same site that students left in March, yet changes are in existence. Changes in the physical environment include markings on the ground, desks separated and seating dispersed. Our College has an increased feeling of gratitude as we share common yet separate experiences of isolation. As you continue to read this newsletter, I was particularly proud to read the feelings of gratitude expressed by students to parents. This initiative from our students embodies Bethany College. As we begin to unpack the COVID-19 situation and further adapt, I encourage all parents to discuss with your daughter learnings from the experience. Just as Pentecost is a time of renewal so was returning to school. The vigour and excitement of students and the renewed reminder of the importance of education and specifically our school and then further the value of relationships is a lesson not to be forgotten. The creative and independent thinking that staff and students alike experienced are potentially new learnings for us to build upon. May we continue to be guided by our faith as we venture further to new beginnings.

May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

bring fire to the earth

so that the presence of God

may be seen

in a new light,

in new places,

in new ways.

May our own hearts

burst into flame

so that no obstacle,

no matter how great,

ever obstructs the message

of the God within each of us.

May we come to trust

the Word of God in our heart,

to speak it with courage,

to follow it faithfully

and to fan it to flame in others.

May the Jesus

who filled women

with his Holy Spirit

fill the world and the church

with new respect

for women’s power and presence.

Joan Chittister, OSB



Robyn Rodwell


From the Assistant Principal

This week we were delighted to welcome the girls back to school.  We are incredibly proud of both the girls and our staff for their ability to adapt so well to the remote learning environment. We are also very grateful to all our families for working collaboratively with us to ensure the continuity of your daughter’s education. Many girls have enjoyed the opportunity to take greater responsibility for their learning, drawing on their personal strengths in this new and unfamiliar environment. Some have learnt new skills and many have discovered creative and innovative ways to connect with one another, despite being physically distanced. Each of us have learnt something new about ourselves as learners and as teachers. 

For many the opportunity to return from remote learning to the classroom has sparked  renewed enthusiasm for school and the opportunities it provides for connection and structure. Many have appreciated the opportunity to solidify the new concepts, skills and knowledge learnt during Remote Learning.  

As we return to familiar routines in a new way, I encourage you to monitor your daughter and work with her to develop a goal for the remainder of the term. Whilst most students will be pleased to return to the familiar routines of the classroom some students may find the return to school challenging be that in relation to school work, friendships or  the change in routines.  If your daughter experiences any difficulties in her transition back to school please feel free to contact the relevant T & L Coordinator or your daughters Year Coordinator. 

As per previous communication the following safety measure have been introduced to support the health and wellbeing of both staff and students 

  • Increased cleaning regime
  • Bubblers remain closed until the end of the term, although water bottle filling stations remain open. 
  • Increased access to hand sanitiser for staff and students 
  • The canteen has re-opened with a reduced menu and packaging, social distancing protocols have been put in place and a reduced number of students permitted to enter the canteen at any one time. 
  • The number of visitors permitted on site has been restricted. 

Communication was sent last week outlining the fact that school students travelling to and from school are exempt from social distancing requirements on public transport. Families are encouraged to ensure that the girls are aware of this exemption in case they are challenged by a member of the public. 

School specials have been organised for students in Years 7-10 and will depart the College at 12:45pm on each Thursday for the remainder of the term. Our usual school specials will continue to operate for students in years 11 and 12 at the end of the school day.  With an increased number of students being driven to and from school I remind parents to prioritise the safety of both your daughters and others being dropped off in Waratah Street and surrounding streets. 

Additionally, families would also have received communication regarding our adjusted protocols for practical PDHPE lessons and a change to the way in which school photos will be taken this year, in the interests of health and safety. Of particular note is that there will be no class photos taken this year, but rather individual portraits will be put together to form a composite photo for those wishing to purchase a 2020 class photo.



As the girls return to school they do so in their full winter uniform, with girls expected to wear their blazers as the outer garment when travelling to and from school each day. Our expectations in relation to jewellery, nails, makeup etc must be adhered to daily. 

Similarly,  our expectations in relation to attendance and punctuality remain unchanged. Students are expected to be in the Homeroom ready to commence the school day promptly at 8.40am. Students arriving late 3 times in a fortnight will receive a 1 hour detention. Students arriving late or leaving early are required to have a note to account for this. All students are required to have their Compass cards with them at all times, one the third occasion that a student does not have their Compass card they will be issued a detention.  Finally, a reminder that students are not permitted to be on their mobile phones at all during the school day. Phones should be switched off and placed in lockers from 8.35am and not turned on again until 3pm. Students on their mobile phones will have the device confiscated and on the second occasion will be issued a 1 hour detention. 


Key Date Changes 

We continue to be guided by the advice of Sydney Catholic Schools, to that end this term there will be no whole school assemblies or excursions. Bethany Day scheduled for June 5 has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed. 

School photos for students in Years 8-12 will take place on Friday June 19.

The Year 12 Drama Showcase has been moved to Wednesday,  July 22nd. 



Jodie Hughes

Assistant Principal


What’s Happening in Religious Education

With the changing social circumstances that we have all been experiencing of late, one of the things that many communities have found particularly difficult to deal with is the absence of the sacraments being available to them.  With our churches being closed, this has made mass attendance impossible.  We are very fortunate though, that many parishes have live-streamed their masses so that the spiritual needs of parishioners can be ministered to.  

With the relaxation of numbers allowed to gather in Churches, we have been able to arrange for one class each week to attend St Michael’s Church on a Monday morning at 11.00am to celebrate the Eucharist.  This will begin on Monday 1 June where Year 7 RET will be joined by their teacher (Mrs Colreavy), Ms Rodwell, Mrs Camporeale and myself.  We are very grateful to Fr Janusz for making this time available to our students so that they can begin once again, to engage with their faith on a deeper level.

At this stage, we are unable to invite parents and other members of the community to join us for the celebration of the Eucharist, however as circumstances begin to look a little more “normal”, this may change.  Please continue to watch this space for updates in relation to the celebration of the Eucharist here at Bethany.


Diane Kennaugh

Leader of Religious Education and Mission

Principal’s Award

Congratulations to the following girls on receiving the Principal Award for the Semester 1 Reports.

Year 11

Jennessa Fong

Kate Glavocevic

Caitlin Hollis

Jovanka Lim

Jade Lozanovski

Daliah Mourad

Kelly Nguyen

Ayva Palmer

Mia Palmer

Luana Rendina

Nektaria Rice

Leah Roufas

Natalie Ryan

Ashley Semsarian

Celina Sabella

Year 12

Isabella Awad

Lara Ball

Zoe Ball

Alessia Colagiuri

Monique Cost-Chretien

Maxine Hakeem

Georgia Marks

Serafina Paletto

Serena Pham

Isabella Staninovski

Year 8 Pastoral Program 

Over the last number of weeks of remote learning Year 8 have been introduced to a digital resource from Biteback.org.au.- Mental Fitness Challenge workbook – accessible on the Year 8 Google Classrooms page.

BITE BACK is a free online positive psychology program designed for 13 to 16 year olds to build resilience and wellbeing. Through our activities, videos and quizzes young people can learn how to increase levels of wellbeing, deal with stress and harness strengths to live their best lives. 

The workbook follows six weekly challenges to help improve mental fitness, increase happiness, reduce stress, improve friendships and focus.

Each student was issued their own hard copy on Friday and are encouraged to work through this during the pastoral periods over the course of Term 2. This is not only restricted to pastoral periods, but my goal is also that they will engage with the strategies to assist them to be mentally strong in these current times of uncertainty. A few students mentioned to me that they are having some concerns with remote learning and the uncertainly of the current landscape we all are finding ourselves in. My response was to find a tool that aims to provide relevant and simple strategies to assist in meeting the girls thought positive psychology. For example, at Biteback.org.au they provide a safe online space called Thank Tank where your daughter can record 3 awesome things they have noticed and can be grateful for the big things or the little things that are easy to forget.

For more information please click on the video link

BITE BACK– An online program to build resilience and wellbeing in young people

Ps – Parents and caregivers, you are also invited to check out the Year 8 Doves Google Classrooms page for wellbeing and pastoral topics covered throughout the year. 




Katrine Barnes

Year 8 Coordinator



Year 8 Pastoral Program: Friendship and our Online Presence 

During Year 8’s Pastoral Period on Tuesday 26th May, Katrine Barnes (YC) gave me the opportunity to present a short video to Year 8, titled The Impact of Social Media on Friendships. The video detailed how our online presence in terms of what we say can impact our relationships in real life. Students were encouraged to make the correct choices online, so that their relationships in real life would remain positive, supportive and healthy. 
Once students had time to reflect on the short video I was made to feel welcome by the seven Year 8 Homerooms, where students, homeroom teachers, Mrs Barnes and myself discussed what being a true friend entails. Students referred to Proverbs 17:17 when explaining what true friendship is, stating that ‘A Friend is always loyal. And a brother (or sister) is born to help in a time of need.’ Students affirmed how important friendship was in the most difficult of times, and agreed to challenge themselves to provide that hand for those in need within our Bethany Community.
I must commend Katrine Barnes on all the dedication, care and encouragement she provides her Year 8 cohort with. The girls are truly blessed to have someone of her calibre and professionalism leading and inspiring them each day. 
I look very much forward to working with Year 8 and the rest of the College in the coming months. 
Sebastian Laguzza 
Youth Ministry Coordinator 


From the School Counsellor

Thank you

All students at Bethany College want to say



to all the parents and carers who supported them with homeschooling!


Here are their messages!


Yr Group/ Student


Jessica Hanna


Thank you to all the parents that have helped us through quarantine. We appreciate the hard work, effort and love you have shown towards us, we wouldn’t be the people we are today. Thanks for keeping us organised and keeping our heads attached to our bodys with our messy schedules. We love you parents and everything you do.

Penny Kalantzis

Yr 8

I would like to express my thanks to my own parents and to all parents who have been supportive and understanding to us students during remote-learning. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you! I love you mum and dad.

Andriana Papadopoulos

Yr 8


To all the parents, a big thanks for getting us through homeschooling. Don’t think your help has gone by unnoticed. It was lovely that even though you had your own work you always made time for us. We loved spending time with you more during this pandemic. Know how much we love you.

Sienna Ajjaka

Yr 8


Thank you to all the parents are carers who have been extremely understanding and supporting throughout remote learning. Although it could be difficult at times, you motivated us and kept us going. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Mia Stamoulis

Yr 7


I would like to say, thank you to all of the parents for their input on their child’s education during remote learning. We wouldn’t be where we are at now without you there to motivate us!

Catherine Calavrias Yr 12


To each and every parent, we would like to thank you for putting up with our messy schedules and doing your best job to be a teacher. I know my parents were nothing but supportive, motivational and making sure the experience was still a positive one. We truly appreciate it!

Natalie Lupo

Yr 10

Thank you to all the parents that supported us through our online learning experience. We could not have gotten through it without the support and love you gave us, from bad wifi connections to last minute work your kindness and commitment to our education is greatly appreciated.

Jennessa Fong

Year 11


During this difficult time, parents have provided us with encouragement and assistance whenever they could and especially given us the necessary food to keep us healthy. For these reasons and more, as a Bethany Community, we would like to take the opportunity to recognise the commitment our parents have demonstrated towards our learning and give thanks to them.

Kimberly Boediman

Yr 10


A special thank you, to all the parents/guardians and caregivers. You have shown constant support throughout these challenging times and   provided assistance whenever possible. I cannot express how much love and appreciation I felt during online school. We don’t know how we could have done it without you!!. Thanks.

Eve Bray

Yr 8


Thank you to all the parents and caregivers that have supported us during this difficult time. Thank you for making us food and putting up with all our nonsense. Thank you so much.

Laura Carrabs

Year 11


During this time, I’m sure everyone has felt a bit overwhelmed, but through our parents and caregivers support, it has been an increasingly bearable experience. They are always there to help and comfort us and that is all that can be asked for at this time. Thank you so much. We love you!

Isabella Sarno

Year 7


Dear parents, thank you for taking time to help us with homeschooling and having patience when we are having trouble. Thank you for being there for us when he needed you. You have been such a great help and we wouldn’t be the people we are today without you. Thank you!

Hannah Cabot

Yr 8


I want to give a big thanks to all parents and caregivers who have offered constant encouragement and support throughout this time of fear and uncertainty. Thank you!

Eden Fernando Yr 8

Thank you to all our parents for always making sure that we were well-fed and had enough exercise by taking us for frequent walks, bike rides, etc. Also thank you for creating an environment that supported our learning and wellbeing and often reminding us to take breaks when we needed it.

Monique Makisi

Year 12


I’d like to take the opportunity to express our endless gratitude and thanks for each and every parent as well as the parental figures within our lives, who during these challenging and unprecedented times, remained unwavering in their support and encouragement of our journey as we navigated remote learning. However, we thank you most for being there for us in more ways than one. We understand that times have been as equally difficult for you to and hope you know that we appreciate all the time and effort you’ve devoted into always putting us first. In an ever-changing world, you are a constant. Love you.

Alexia Yalizis

Year 7

A special thank you to the teachers, we know how hard it must be for you during these unsure times and you did an amazing job. Another extra special thank you to all the parents and carers who have been supportive throughout this time and helping all the students with various problems.


Thank you!!!

Maanasa Akula

Year 9

A special shoutout to every parent/guardian within the Bethany Community who have constantly been there for their children and have been their motivator. Every parent is gold-hearted and us students never really get the opportunity to really let you know how grateful we truly are for your unconditional love and support. Parents, your ongoing devotion to our wellbeing and learning never goes unnoticed, your constant encouragement and your ability to stay positive during these times is seriously something we look up to. So thank you for continuing to be yourselves even through all these situations, you’re someone we’re truly grateful for, a person who brings love and light into our lives, a caregiver and an advice giver. We wouldn’t be here without your guidance. Seriously thank you for keeping up and dealing with our mood swings from here and there, thank you for supporting us through everything and believing in us and our capabilities, thank you for protecting us from all stereotypes and for allowing us to be unique in our own ways. We love and adore you immensely, God Bless!

Abbey Hoy

Year 12

To the parents, guardians and all other special caregivers in our lives who helped us through these difficult times, we would like to say thank you. We understand and immensely appreciate the sacrifices you have made for the sake of our learning and mental well being, especially with regards to your own personal struggles and hardships during the home schooling period. As a collective, we will all prosper coming out of these hard times thanks to your constant support and guidance.

Caitlin Dimitrievski Year 12

Sending a huge thankyou to every parent, guardian and caregiver among our Bethany community for your support, patience and effort during our remote learning process and transition to online schooling. Thankyou for filling in the roles of being chefs, teachers, friends and mentors over the isolation period. Your support and love never goes unnoticed and we thank you immensely for it!

Christa Dracopoulos Year 10

Sending a big thank you to all the parents and guardians who have supported us throughout the whole of the remote learning process and our transition to online schooling. The help and motivation we have received has further encouraged us to try our best and overcome our fears and worries.

Alyssa Parrottino

Year 10

A big shoutout to all of the parents/guardians in our Bethany community who have done an amazing job at supporting the students through this extremely insane period of time. Thank you for being understanding through the stressful times and encouraging us to keep going. We appreciate you so much!

Jade Lozanovski Year 11

Huge thank you to every parent and guardian among our Bethany community for your continued home-schooling efforts during this overwhelming pandemic. Throughout these past few weeks you’ve been tutors, chefs, teachers and gurus and we cannot begin to thank you enough. Your unchanging support and love never goes unnoticed, thank you!

Luna Pandiella-McLeod

Year 10

To all parents, guardians and family members of the Bethany community, we are immensely grateful for your support during our online learning experience. Thank you for listening to us, helping us, and loving us. It’s been a stressful time for everyone, and knowing that we always have our families to fall back on is something we are eternally grateful for.

Courtlyn Bruce

Year 12

To every parent, guardian and other caregivers within the Bethany community, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you do. Throughout a time which has proved difficult for all, your support, encouragement, love and companionship has made the journey much easier. Whilst we recognise the additional stress which has been placed onto your role, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for everything you do and we thank God to have been blessed with the care that you have provided us with. We wish nothing but pure happiness, good health and endless blessings for each and every one of you.

Luana Rendina

Year 11

Thank you parents and carers for your unwavering support and patience during this time. While we didn’t expect the year to start off as it did, your enthusiasm and motivation has made the transition much smoother and enjoyable. Without your guidance and strength, this journey would be quite different and immensely stressful.

Nektaria Rice

Year 11

A huge thank you to every parent, guardian and carer within the Bethany community.  Thank you for being with us as we transitioned into remote learning. We definitely were not expecting it, and it definitely wasn’t easy. Nevertheless, you stood by us to support us, guide us and instil strength within us. We could not be more grateful.



Rachael Colreavy

Student Leadership Coordinator

Pop Art in Isolation 

Well done to Year 7 Visual Arts students who continued making art while remote learning with great success! Students had been learning about artists who are inspired by popular culture prior to moving online, investigating the practice of contemporary Torres Strait Islander artist Brian Robinson, who makes lino prints based on his interest in 80’s pop culture and his Torres Strait Islander cultural identity.

As students had limited access to art materials during remote learning – we had to change things up quite a bit! Students started investigating Pop Art and making Pop Art inspired artworks, using materials and subject matter from around the house. Students were tasked with making a soft paper sculpture of a household item and photographing it in situ, inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s giant soft sculptures. Students then create a still life pop product drawing based on pantry items, using bright bold colours, inspired by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. As you can see from some of the photos, these artworks were outstanding and the students did a fantastic job – well done Year 7 Visual Arts! 

Gemma Baldwin

Visual Arts teacher

Top – Tia Wilson, Fleur Yuen, Mia Lutovski                Bottom – Clancy Lewis, Ava Hook, Samantha Kubina, Isabel Olup


Careers Newsletter

Hi Girls,

The latest edition for you.


University of Sydney – Economics HSC Study Tips Webinar

1 June. 5.30pm

Dr Shauna Phillips will provide practical advice on preparation for the HSC Economics exam. This will include study tips, advice on exam techniques, how to interpret questions and how to clearly demonstrate your understanding of economics. Dr Phillips has decades of experience teaching across a wide range of subjects in economics.



Reminder – UNSW Law Admission Test

The LAT 2020 will take place on Tuesday 29 September 2020

Standard registrations close at 5:00pm Friday 14 August 2020.

The LAT is a written test that allows candidates to demonstrate their aptitude and skills for studying Law at UNSW. LAT results will be considered in addition to the ATAR (or equivalent academic result) in the UNSW selection process to differentiate amongst the many high achieving Law applicants. Completion of the LAT will enable UNSW to gain a more rounded view of a candidate’s capability to study Law; it will also give applicants the opportunity to demonstrate further their suitability for the Law program at UNSW. Register here:



University of Sydney Upcoming Events

Year 12 Information Evening

  • Tuesday 9 June

For more information and to register your attendance, visit:



University of Wollongong Year 12 Online Information Evening

16 June. 6pm

These interactive online events are designed to answer all the common questions that students have about starting university study. UOW academics, support staff and current students will be on-hand to make sure you have all of your questions answered at the one time in the one place. Register below for the event that suits you.

  • Important dates and key things to remember  
  • Your ATAR and selection rank (and what it means) 
  • UOW Early Admission 
  • UOW scholarships 
  • UOW accommodation 
  • Your options if you don’t get the ATAR you need 
  • Student life at UOW 



Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme Webinar

Monday 1 June 2020, 5pm

Find out how you could have the opportunity to receive an early offer through the  Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme. You’ll hear directly from Macquarie students as they discuss the application process, key dates and how the scheme recognises your academic and community achievements.



Macquarie Uni Early Entry Update – New degrees available through the schemes:

– Leaders and Achievers 

  • Bachelor of Clinical Science
  • All undergraduate degrees apart from the Co-op programs will now be available through the Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Entry Scheme

– Schools Recommendation Scheme

  • Bachelor of Clinical Science 
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies 
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies double degrees 
  • Bachelor of Marketing and Media 
  • All courses now available through SRS except Co-op programs 


UTS Support your UAC application with the Engineering and IT Questionnaire

Closes 17 December

If you fall short of the ATAR by 1–3 points, UTS will still consider your application if you complete the questionnaire and demonstrate a strong motivation to study engineering or IT.

It takes just 20 minutes to complete, so give yourself the best chance to get into your preferred course at UTS.



UTS 10 Adjustment Points to Women in Engineering IT and Construction

If you’re female and have applied for selected engineering, information technology or construction project management courses, you’re eligible to receive 10 adjustment points. 

These adjustment points are automatically applied (no additional application required) and contribute to your selection rank.

Eligible engineering, information technology and construction project management courses are:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Information Systems 
  • Bachelor of Science in Games Development 
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice 
  • Bachelor of Information Systems Bachelor of Business 
  • Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies 
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice 
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) B Arts in International Studies
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) B Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) B Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) B Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) B Creative Intelligence and Innovation
  • Bachelor of Construction Project Management
  • Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies



UTS – Discover what Flexible Engineering at UTS is all about

28 May. 4pm

Not sure which engineering major to choose? The Flexible Engineering course is just that – flexible! Once you’ve completed core engineering subjects, choose a major or choose your own blend of compatible subjects.



The best Australian universities to study health services and support (Good Universities guide)

A career in health services and support is a rewarding experience as it makes a big difference in people’s lives. Whether it’s a position as a dental assistant, anaesthetist or carer, there are plenty of job opportunities in health services, as it’s one of the fastest-growing industries.

Find the Australian universities’ specific strengths, offering insight to support and guide decision-making when choosing a university. View the rankings in terms of how each university performs overall, or you can narrow down by field of study and state.

Good Universities looked at which universities with undergraduate health services and support degrees performed best in full time employment, teaching quality and graduate salary.



ACU Open Day Dates

Open Day is your chance to find out everything you need to know about studying at ACU before you enrol. You’ll be able to check out the campus, meet staff and students, discuss entry pathways, and talk to experts about your study options and career goals.

Open Day gives you the opportunity to ask teaching staff any questions you might have about your dream course, the application process, pathway options, entry schemes and more.

Chat to current students and discover the facilities your new campus has to offer. And sit in on information sessions from each of the faculties to find out more about the courses you’re interested in.

Register your interest

Blacktown Campus

Saturday 1 August

North Sydney Campus
Saturday 5 September

Strathfield Campus
Saturday 12 September



Open Days, Charles Sturt University

From interactive tours and information sessions, find out all about Charles Sturt Uni at Open Day.

Orange – Sunday 2 August 2020

Wagga Wagga – Sunday 9 August 2020

Albury-Wodonga – Sunday 16 August 2020

Bathurst – Sunday 23 August 2020

Port Macquarie – Sunday 30 August 2020

Dubbo – Saturday 5 September 2020





Stephen Donlan 

Careers Advisor

Social Justice Report

In Term 1 of 2020, Bethany College launched the St Vincent De Paul’s sandwiching making program. Students kindly volunteered up their lunchtime or an hour after school in order to prepare a variety of sandwiches which were distributed to the homeless by St Vincent De Paul. This initiative was extremely successful due to both the student and teachers who volunteered their time to show support for the vulnerable in our community. A special thank you to all the staff that volunteered their time to help make the sandwiches and deliver them to Lewisham.

On Shrove Tuesday, the Bethany college staff and year 12 students volunteered their morning to make and sell pancakes. We raised an amazing amount of $360.70 which contributed to our Lenten appeal. A special thank you to all the staff and Year 12 students who generously gave up their time.

Over the course of last term, Bethany College participated in Caritas’ Project Compassion. I would like to commend the students on their generosity during this period. Despite having to stop the project early, we raised a stellar amount of $2962.55.

Year 7 = $367.85

Year 8 = $473.55

Year 9 = $193.40

Year 10 = $389.15

Year 11 = $304.80

Year 12 = $873.10

This term, Bethany College will be launching our Winter Appeal. Beginning on the 1st of June until the 26th of June, we will be asking the students to bring in donations of food, hygiene products and cleaning products. There will be a collection point set up outside Student Services for students to drop off their items.

We understand that this is a difficult time and any donations that you can provide will be very much appreciated.

Yr 7 and Yr 10 – Toiletry items

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream

Yr 8 and Yr 11 – Cleaning products

  • Laundry liquid
  • Gumption
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Chux
  • Cleaning Spray
  • Toilet duck
  • Disinfectant liquid and/or wipes
  • Toilet paper

Yr 9 and Yr 12 – Non-Perishable and in-date food items

  • Canned fruit with ring pull
  • Canned vegetable with ring pull
  • Canned tuna with ring pull
  • Canned soups
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Assorted biscuits
  • Muesli bars (nut-free)

Thank you for the continued support of all the social justice initiatives at Bethany.


Dinethi Algama – Social Justice Prefect


Sebastian Laguzza

Youth Ministry Coordinator


School Photos – Internet Orders – Late Fee

Year 8-12 Photo Day including sibling photos will take place on Friday, 19th June. Detailed information was sent to parents on 22 May. Photo orders can be made online by visiting https://www.advancedlife.com.au using the school ordering code: HZC FK4 YXH. Orders placed after 28th June will incur a late fee.