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Students sleep rough to raise money for Vinnies

Our Year 3 to 6 students found out what it is like to sleep rough on Friday night as part of our school’s annual winter sleep-out to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul. Read more...

Year 6 Grade Speciality Photos

Reminder

SCHOOL TERMS 2017

Staff Professional Learning Days to be advised.

Movie Night - BETHANY STUDENTS ONLY

Friday, 15th September, 2017

Bethany FUN FAIR coming soon!

Friday 27th October, 2017 1:30pm to 7:00pm

Year 6 Grade & Muck Up Photos - 2017

Online Purchases

Father's Day BBQ

Friday 1st September, 2017

Parramatta Diocesan Athletics Carnival

Schedule of Events - Friday 25th August , 2017

Book Character Mufti Day

Thursday 24th August 2017

Half Yearly Parent Teacher Interviews (Different Access Code Yr1)

Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June, 2017. Online Bookings.

Pyjama Mufti Day

All the Bethany students and staff were invited to wear their PJ's and bring a gold coin donation on Friday the 16th June. Learn more...

Bethany's Winter Vinnies Sleep Out

Last Friday night, so many students and teachers gathered together to raise funds for St Vincent De Paul by sleeping out in the Bethany's library. We prayed together and Mrs Topp presented information on the St Vincent De Paul Society and how they support the poor and homeless. Learn more...

Dance Fever Demonstration

Parents are welcome to come watch their child/ren perform in a 'Dance Fever Demonstration' to show off what they have learnt this term. Demonstration date is Tuesday 27th June in the school hall. Timetable is attached.

Staff Professional Learning Day

On Friday 11th August, 2017 Bethany Primary held a Staff Professional Learning Day where staff staff engaged in 3 Professional Learning Workshops.

Woolworths Earn & Learn 2017

This year Bethany will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths. Learn more...

Bethany Photo Day

Bethany's Official Photo Day is Wednesday 16th August, 2017 and photos will be taken in the 'School Hall'. Learn more...

Spelling Blog

Learning to spell is different for each person, therefore developing an understanding of how spelling works and having a variety of strategies that assist in developing spelling accuracy, is important. How can spelling be learned? Learn more...

Term 3 Sports Day Changes

Please be advised Year 3 & 5 Sport Days have changed from previous T3 timetable. Learn more...

Year 1 Parent Teacher Interviews

Tuesday 13th June to Friday 16th June, 2017. Online Bookings.

2017 Year 6 - Year Books

Available for collection from the school office.

Mother's Day Celebration Invitation

Invite to our Bethany Mothers, Grandmothers & Carers.

Happy Easter to our Bethany Families

Easter Celebrations

Sport Days - Term 2, 2017

To accommodate Dance Fever Activities in Term 2, please follow the new schedule for students to wear their sport uniform on days specified.

P&F Meeting 7pm - Monday 3rd April

P&F Information Update

Bethany Cross Country - Wed 5th April

Re-scheduled Cross Country Event date

Catholic Schools Week - Open Classes (Fri 17th Mar)

Open Classrooms - Friday 17th March

New Date - Kinder & New Families Welcome BBQ

Re-scheduled date: Thursday 2nd March, 2017

Book Club Due - Tuesday 14th February

Online orders only accepted

2017 SPORT DAYS

Term 1 2017 Sport Days

2017 Kindergarten Student Requisites

2017 Kindergarten Student Requisites

2017 Student Requisites (Years 1-6)

Student Requisites 2017 (Years 1-6), Kinder to follow

BETHANY NEWS UPDATE

Week 2 Update

2017 Term Dates

2017 Term Dates - Student & staff return dates and holiday periods.

2016 Christmas Mass Times at Padre Pio

2016 Padre Pio Mass Times

Year 6 Big Day Information (Friday 09/12/16)

Information update

Sibling Discount

Sibling discount for students attending St Dominics College, Penrith in 2017.

PRE-ORDER YOUR RIDE BANDS

Open only until 2:30pm today! Friday's price 28/10 = $30

Bethany FUN FAIR coming soon!

BETHANY BEAR, COLOURING COMPETITION, MARKET STALL, FAIR PERFORMERS, ACTIVITY ZONE, VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS

Fun Fair Mufti Day - Fri 14th Oct

Fun Fair Mufti Day

TERM 4 SPORT DAYS

Term 4 2016 - Sport Days K-6

Staff Professional Learning Day Reminder

Friday 9th September, 2016

Spring Vacation COSHC Program

Scheduled COSHC Vacation Care Program

BUSWAYS SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

MONDAY 29TH AUGUST 2016 (AM)

Term 3 School Fees Due

Due: 22/08/2016

Bethany Fun Fair 2016

Friday 28th October, 2016

6 Blue Parent / Teacher Interviews

6 Blue Parent / Teacher Interviews OPEN TODAY Friday 29th July.

MR LANGFORD'S FAREWELL

SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY 29TH JULY

With deep regret...Bethany Catholic Primary farewell Mr Ted Langford

Goodbye and Farewell

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

Term 2 Holiday Period

Last day Friday 1st July. Resume Monday 18th July.

2017 Kindergarten Enrolments are now CLOSED

Bethany Kindergarten Enrolments for 2017 are closed

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

2016 Premiers Reading Challenge

2016 PRC Booklist

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

GRANDPARENTS DAY & BOOK FAIR - Friday 8th April, 2016

Book Fair & Grandparents Day event outline

2016 Premiers Reading Challenge

Premiers Reading Challenge

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

SPORTS DAYS 2016

Sport Days for 2016

2016 TERM DATES

Term dates for 2016

Mathematic Assessment Interviews

MAI's 27th - 29th January, 2016

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

More Reading Recovery teachers for our students

On Thursday 3 December 2015, the Reading Recovery Graduation ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning.

Kindergarten 2016 Parent Presentation

2016 Kindergarten Parent Presentation

WOOLWORTHS PROMO STAR AT BETHANY

Chelsea Graham

FUN FAIR MADNESS!

Friday 23rd October, 2015 1:30pm - 7:00pm

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Bethany 20 year celebration

Bethany Catholic Primary, Glenmore Park recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary with an array of activities.

SPORT DAYS - Term 4, 2015

Sport Days for Term 4, 2015

SPRING HOLIDAY BREAK

Monday 21st September and returning Tuesday 6th October 2015.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Scheduled Communication Outage

Phone, eftpos terminal and fax line outage. 3rd Sept 11am - 12noon only

Staff Professional Learning Day

Staff Professional Learning Day scheduled for Friday 31st July, 2015.

I.T. Issues - IMPAIRED ONLINE SERVICE

I.T impairment currently being resolved.

WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

School Holidays

PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Monday 8th June 2015

Queens Birthday. Pupil Free Day. Public Holiday.

Online Parent / Teacher Interviews Closing Soon

Online bookings close Thursday 11th June, 2015

Staff Professional Learning Day

STAFF DAY, PUPIL FREE DAY - Friday, 22nd May, 2015

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

BUSWAYS PROPOSE CHANGES TO TRANSPORT

Busways Depot Penrith: 47219 900. Have your say!

BETHANY COSHC AUTUMN PROGRAM 2015

Term 1 school holiday COSHC scheduled of events

Bethany Enrolments OPEN 2016

Bethany Catholic Primary School enrolments for Kindergarten 2016 are now open.

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

STAFF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAY - Pupil Free Day

Scheduled for Friday, 13th March, 2015

DISCO TONIGHT

Infants: 6pm - 7:15pm Primary: 7:30pm - 9pm

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

SCHOOL TERM AND HOLIDAYS

Dates for school period, holiday period and scheduled staff days for 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Staff Professional Learning Day

Friday, 13th March, 2015

Sport Days - Term 1, 2015

Term 1, 2015 Sports Days

Welcome to 2015

Bethany - Things you may need to know...

BETHANY - PHONE AND NETWORK OUTAGE

Phone and network services down Wednesday 17th December, 2014 - Apologies

COSHC Summer Vacation Program 2015

Schedule of activities for 12/01/2015 - 23/01/15

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Basketball Gala Day Draw

Basketball Gala Day Draw

Bethany Bear Colouring In Competition

Annual Bethany Fun Fair 2014 colouring in comp

TERM 4 SPORT DAYS

Sport Days - Term 4 (all grades)

TERM 3 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Term 3 holiday dates and Bethany COSHC Program.

Take a Selfie with your Teacher - World Teachers Day

Take a selfie with your teacher and enter the World Teachers Day promotion.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Crazy Hair and Mufti Day

This Friday, 12th September...lets get crazy with wild hair and wear your favourite mutfi clothes. (No thongs).

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

FATHERS DAY STALL

Fathers Day Stall

Dance Fever Challenge (Years 3-6)

Dance Fever Annual Challenge

NETBALL GALA DAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF TODAY!

Due to wet weather, the remainder of the Gala Day has been cancelled. Please organise to collect your child from Jamison Park ASAP. Thank you

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Staff Professional Learning Day - Fri 29 August

Staff Professional Learning Day - R.E Reflection

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

No Student Banking - Wednesday 23rd July, 2014

No Student Banking due to 'Stop Work Meeting'

STOP WORK MEETING - WEDNESDAY, 23RD JULY, 2014

Stop work meeting (IEU) Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

Ordering Specialty Photos (Year 6)

Ordering information for student leader photo and Yr 6 Grade photos.

Closing Date for Online Parent / Teacher Interviews - Friday, 11th July

Parent Teacher Online Bookings close this Friday, 11th July.

Happy Holidays

End of term 2 school holidays

New Playground Equipment for Bethany

With the generous funds raised from the Science Adventure-athon we are happy to announce we are purchasing some playground equipment for the children. How exciting! Check it out here!

GOOD NEWS & BAD FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN NSW BUDGET

On 25 and 26 June, a ballot will be held in schools in the Diocese of Parramatta to vote on proposed industrial action regarding the agreement.

New enterprise Agreement for 2015 proposed for school staff

The proposed new Enterprise Agreement was sent to all Catholic school staff and the Independent Education Union (IEU) today, Monday 7 April to begin a process of consultation to consolidate a number of existing agreements into a single state-wide agreement which supports high quality contemporary teaching and learning.

Parent / Teacher Online Interviews NOW OPEN!

Book your parent / teacher interview now online

LEARNING WITH A PASSION AT BETHANY

Principal's Blog

Parent / Teacher Interviews

Parent / Teacher Interviews open Monday, 16th June at 9:00am

Bethany COSHC - Term 2 Vacation Program

COSHC provides care for Bethany students

School Bus 4044 (am) Changes

Commencing Wednesday 28th May 2014 there will be a change to the departure time and directions of morning School Bus 4044.

Bethany Photo Day - Tuesday, 27th May

School Photo Day is Tuesday, 27th May, 2014.

Despicable Science Adventure-athon

Library News - Science Adventure-athon.

Staff Professional Learning Day

Bethany's next Staff Professional Learning Day is Friday, 20th June, 2014.

Executive Director calls for collaboration in proposed Enterprise Agreement

A report in a Sydney newspaper saying Catholic school teachers are considering strike action over a proposed Enterprise Agreement from Catholic employers is premature and does not do justice to the consultation process says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Bethany Skoolbag App

Have you downloaded our school App yet?

Applications for the 2014 Premier s Teacher Scholarships are now open

Educators are encouraged to apply for the 2014 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships, offering the opportunity to undertake a five-week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

Friday 4th April - Staff Professional Day

Staff Professional Learning Day

Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Schedule of Easter Masses

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Student Banking now on Wednesdays

Please be advised School Banking will commence Wednesday, 19th February. Learn more...

2014 Student Requisites

School supplies for 2014

2014 Bethany School Fees

Bethany School Fees