Year 5 Excursion to QLD Museum
Last Thursday, the Year 5’s blasted off into space… at the Queensland Museum.
Last Thursday, the Year 5’s blasted off into space… at the Queensland Museum.
Happy Mother's Day to all the women in this world with a Mother''s Heart. May you feel loved, honoured and recognised today and always.
The Chess Club is up and running! The students from Years 1-6 are enjoying the challenge and loving the time spent with friends, old and new, over a chess board.
Chess Club is starting at Bethany! Starting in Week 2 of next term, students from grades 1-6 are invited to join me in the Year 5 classroom on Mondays at lunchtimes.
Recently, Mrs Fong and Mr Pacek were invited to present at the Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces and Pedagogy International Conference in Sydney.
On Thursday 14th February, 7 students were invited to participate in the Western Rangers District Swimming carnival.
If you have any novels/chapter books that your children no longer read and are thinking of giving them away, we would love you to donate them to Bethany’s Little Library: Street Library.
This past Sunday we had the amazing joy of coming together as a church and school family to celebrate our new principal and staff.
On Monday afternoon, Bethany competed in the Ipswich District Story Sports™ Competition with popular author, Brian Falkner.
Our day started off with our lovely bus driver, Mrs Lever, escorting us to the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), which was super-dooper fun!
Wow! What an awesome night we had Friday at the P&F disco!
On Tuesday, all students in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 were visited by Mrs Chris Killey, co-author of Words Their Way and a LEM Phonics Instructor.
Thank you to Prep staff and students for their Creation message at Bethany Church last Sunday. It was wonderful to see so many families there too.
On Tuesday 7th August, the Bethany School Community held our first Agile Learning Immersion Afternoon.
Last week on Wednesday 19th July and Thursday 20th July, 19 students represented Bethany at the Ipswich South and Ipswich North Zone Trial.
Bethany held their annual Sports Day on Thursday last week of Term 2. We were blessed with great weather, and had a wonderful day.
NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
During Innovation time each week, the Year 3s have been studying the new Digital Technologies curriculum; exploring ways to represent data using the context of secret messages and codes.
EXCITING NEWS – Bethany has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Education Awards for 2018.
During Innovation time each week, the Year 5s have been working on STEAM projects.
On Thursday the 17th of May, the Year Ones went on an excursion in Ipswich.
This Term, we will be using our Chapel offering to support Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS).
In Year 2, students are enrolled in Typing Tournament and work through the program progressively throughout the school year.
Thank you to Councillor David Martin and Clair Parsons, Community Liaison Officer from Shane Neumann’s Office, for presenting the badges and certificates of office to the students being installed.
In Term 1, we will be raising money that will help to sponsor the Swan Family as they embark on a mission trip to Papua New Guinea.
Last Monday, staff from St John’s Lutheran School Kingaroy joined us for a full day WTW/LEM WORKSHOP presented by Chris Killey from Melbourne.
During Term 3, students from Years 3-6 have been working hard on posters to advertise The Amazing Adventures of Superstan in Art.
On Wednesday evening at 6.00pm, the Grand Final for this year’s Debating Competition was held at WMAC.
On Wednesday evening, the Year 6 Debating Team contested the 5th Round.
As sponsors of the Innovative Schools Report 2017, Schoolbox and Digistorm are delighted to announce that Bethany Lutheran Primary School has been recognised as an Innovative School.
Each Friday this term, one of the Prep classes will visit the Kindy to build relationships and get to know each other.
On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, Susan Hawke from Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS), came and led some awareness days for the students at Bethany, about the work that the organization does in various countries all around the world.
Last Friday Year 2 had a special visitor Megan, from Bugs Ed come and visit the classroom.
The Year 4 students went to the Sciencentre on Monday, 15th of May.
On Wednesday 3rd May, the Year 4 students and teachers drove to Maroochydore for a 3 day camp.
Lest we forget...
What a wonderful learning experience it was for our students to witness 10 chickens hatching.
On Monday 13th March, the Year 6 school captains attended the Halogen Imagination Conference Leadership Day.
News from Mrs Crump ~ A Fairy Garden and an African Safari in the Library!
The Year 6 class had an amazing time during their recent camp at Emu Gully!
Congratulations to the 9 people from our school staff installed on Sunday!
A huge thank you to everyone who helped out at the Bush Dance on Saturday night!
On Friday 28th October, Mrs. Janet Eckermann retired from her work at Bethany.
What a great morning it will be!
STEAM Club is up and running!
We invite you to take a tour with us to find out what makes our school community unique. Tours led by members of the administration and teaching team, followed by a morning tea. To register call 3288 8799
On Sunday, June 19th, the students in Year 2 took part in the church service at Bethany.
The Year 4 classes enjoyed an amazing camp experience!
A special morning for our Preps and their Mums!
A big THANKS to the P&F for the two great chess sets that have recently been completed.
Bethany Staff and Families were very proud to be a part of the Ipswich ANZAC Day March for 2019. Lest We Forget
This term we introduced our Find Out Fridays program.!
Have you spied the new shade sails over the Playground?
There is something wonderful and new coming to Bethany! Next term, all students in Years 1 to 6 will be involved in a program called Find Out Fridays.
Last Thursday the Community Captains and Student Executives visited Redeemer Lutheran College, Rochedale to participate in the annual ALWS Awareness Day.
On Friday 8th February, Year 4 went on an excursion to the Maritime Museum.
THANK YOU to the Parents & Friends, Staff, Students and School Council of Bethany for the wonderful farewell given to me at the end of school last year.
I am very pleased to announce that from the start of next year we will be offering a Gifted and Talented Program.
Congratulations to our Senior Choir for their win at the Silkstone Eisteddfod this morning!
I am completely blown away by the generosity of our school and church community in supporting Samaritan’s Purse through Operation Christmas Child.
On Tuesday 11th September, 10 year 6 students took part in the Ray White Metro Ipswich and Western Brisbane MATHS TEAM CHALLENGE for 2018.
At our Book Week Parade, Mrs Crump was very proud to launch Bethany’s Little Library Street Library, which is located just outside the Library.
AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION AWARDS! HIGHLY COMMENDED! The Educator - Innovation in Learning Environment Design.
Term Dates for 2019
Massive congratulations to our Senior girl’s netball team who took the win in their Grand final!! They all played exceptionally well!
On Friday 15th June, the P&F hosted a Beer and Brew night.
During Innovation time each week, the Year 1s have been learning about Design Thinking.
I would like to publicly acknowledge the recent Australian Education Award Finalist nominations that have been announced for our school.
On Thursday and Friday (May 10-11), four staff members from Bethany travelled to Sydney as part of a Lutheran Education QLD Learning Tour.
This term in Project Based Learning (PBL), Year 2 are investigating changes to everyday things over time.
Last Friday, Sophie from Year 5 was selected to represent the Western Rangers District Soccer team. Congratulations!
Each year our classes participate in one of our Parish Church services. The following dates have been set for 2018. Please mark the date in your diaries now!
A note from Mrs Crump, our Teacher-Librarian.....I’m keen to invite and encourage our Bethany families to regularly visit our fantastic Library and spend some time together, READING.
Congratulations to the 10 people from our school/kindy/OSHC staff installed on Sunday!
Thank you so much to everyone who donated towards the Cityhope Hampers of Hope, last year.
A BIG THANK YOU to the staff, students and families who went to great efforts with costumes for our annual Book Week Parade – you all looked amazing.
On Wednesday 23rd August, Mr. Schiller was invited by the Executive Director of Innovation and Technology from LEQ to visit the company showroom and then their factory at Yandina.
On Monday 14th August, the Year 3 Bethany students set out on their first school camp at Lake Moogerah.
On Saturday evening, the IDTL Network celebrated the launch and exhibition of the last story created by author and illustrator Narelle Oliver (1960 – 2016) at the Ipswich Community Gallery.
On Friday, 1st September, Year 2's enjoyed an excursion where we investigated water with our guide for the day Leonie Mae from SEQwater.
Bethany held their annual Sports Day on Friday last week of Term 2.
Our new playground BETHANY BAY is now complete!
On Wednesday evening, our Year 6 Debating team took part in their second round of competition.
On Thursday, May 11th, the Year 2 students had a great time at Cooneana Heritage Centre.
It was wonderful to see the students present their speeches on Wednesday evening.
The two days spent in Sydney visiting two very exciting schools and a number of businesses who have adopted an agile learning and spaces philosophy was both exciting and inspirational.
On Friday 17th March, Year 6 attended the GRIP leadership conference.
The design for our new Prep Playground has been finalised! Take a look at this sneak peek!
Wednesday morning Chapel service was a wonderful morning to celebrate and install our School Leaders and Seniors for 2017.
In Year 2, students have been enjoying writing by creating recounts.
On Monday 31st October, more than 300 Grandfriends joined us for our annual Grandfriends' and Grandparents' Day.
On Thursday 3rd November, all the students of Bethany Lutheran Primary School took part in Music: Count Us In.
On Sunday 21st of August Year 6A shared a presentation with the Grace Church congregation.
Bethany Kindergarten celebrated their 10 year Anniversary on Saturday 13th August.
Last week in Prep we began harvesting some of our vegetables and herbs from our Bunnings and Plants Plus garden.
The Year 1 classes loved their visit from the Ripley Fire Station!
The Prep classes visited the Ipswich Art Gallery. We saw the exhibition "Drawing Machines".
The Year 5 students have been completing STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), using their brand new robot Sphero!
Our Dads came to Prep A at night for Father's Night. It was very exciting to do many activities with them.
On Wednesday, Raylene from Bunnings West Ipswich and Kelley from Bunnings Bundamba came to Prep to do a gardening experience.