News & Events

Thursday 09 May 2019

Year 5 Excursion to QLD Museum

Last Thursday, the Year 5’s blasted off into space… at the Queensland Museum.

Sunday 12 May 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

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.

Monday 20 May 2019

Lunchtime Chess Club

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.

Monday 15 Apr 2019

Chess Club @ Bethany!

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.

Wednesday 13 Mar 2019

Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy International Conference

Recently, Mrs Fong and Mr Pacek were invited to present at the Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces and Pedagogy International Conference in Sydney.

Thursday 14 Feb 2019

Western Rangers Swimming Trials

On Thursday 14th February, 7 students were invited to participate in the Western Rangers District Swimming carnival.

Thursday 14 Feb 2019

Bethany's Little Library: Street Library

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.

Sunday 03 Feb 2019

Staff Installation Service 2019

This past Sunday we had the amazing joy of coming together as a church and school family to celebrate our new principal and staff.

Monday 05 Nov 2018

Story Sports

On Monday afternoon, Bethany competed in the Ipswich District Story Sports™ Competition with popular author, Brian Falkner.

Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Year 4 Space & Sustainability Excursion

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!

Friday 07 Sep 2018

P&F Fun Disco

Wow! What an awesome night we had Friday at the P&F disco!

Tuesday 04 Sep 2018

Word Study Workshops

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.

Sunday 26 Aug 2018

Preps @ Bethany Church

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.

Tuesday 07 Aug 2018

Agile Immersion Afternoon

On Tuesday 7th August, the Bethany School Community held our first Agile Learning Immersion Afternoon.

Thursday 19 Jul 2018

Ipswich District Athletics Carnival

Last week on Wednesday 19th July and Thursday 20th July, 19 students represented Bethany at the Ipswich South and Ipswich North Zone Trial.

Thursday 19 Jul 2018

Bethany Sports Day 2018

Bethany held their annual Sports Day on Thursday last week of Term 2. We were blessed with great weather, and had a wonderful day.

Thursday 14 Jun 2018

NAIDOC Celebration Day - 19th June

​NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Thursday 07 Jun 2018

Innovation Spotlight - Year 3

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.

Thursday 07 Jun 2018

Australian Education Awards Finalist 2018

EXCITING NEWS – Bethany has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Education Awards for 2018.

Thursday 31 May 2018

Innovation Spotlight - Year 5

During Innovation time each week, the Year 5s have been working on STEAM projects.

Thursday 17 May 2018

Year 1 TOUR OF IPSWICH Excursion

On Thursday the 17th of May, the Year Ones went on an excursion in Ipswich.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Chapel Offering - Term 2

This Term, we will be using our Chapel offering to support Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS).

Thursday 08 Mar 2018

Year 2 Typing Tournament

In Year 2, students are enrolled in Typing Tournament and work through the program progressively throughout the school year.

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

Installation of Student Council and Commissioning of Senior Students

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.

Sunday 04 Feb 2018

Term One Chapel Offerings – YWAM Medical Ship

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.

Monday 15 Jan 2018

Inservice Week 15th – 19th January

​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.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017

The Amazing Adventures of Superstan Poster Competition Winners

During Term 3, students from Years 3-6 have been working hard on posters to advertise The Amazing Adventures of Superstan in Art.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017

Ipswich District Primary Schools’ Debating Competition

On Wednesday evening at 6.00pm, the Grand Final for this year’s Debating Competition was held at WMAC.

Wednesday 09 Aug 2017

Year 6 Debating

On Wednesday evening, the Year 6 Debating Team contested the 5th Round.

Thursday 07 Sep 2017

Congratulations to our Bethany Teaching Team!

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.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017

Prep visiting Kindy!

Each Friday this term, one of the Prep classes will visit the Kindy to build relationships and get to know each other.

Thursday 15 Jun 2017

Australian Lutheran World Service Awareness Days

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.

Friday 26 May 2017

Year 2 Bugs Ed Incursion

Last Friday Year 2 had a special visitor Megan, from Bugs Ed come and visit the classroom.

Monday 15 May 2017

Year 4 Excursion

The Year 4 students went to the Sciencentre on Monday, 15th of May.

Wednesday 03 May 2017

Year 4 Camp @ Maroochy Waterfront

On Wednesday 3rd May, the Year 4 students and teachers drove to Maroochydore for a 3 day camp.

Wednesday 26 Apr 2017

ANZAC Wreath Laying Ceremony

Lest we forget...

Wednesday 29 Mar 2017

Chicken Hatchlings in Prep

What a wonderful learning experience it was for our students to witness 10 chickens hatching.

Monday 13 Mar 2017

Year 6 Captains to Imagination Conference

​On Monday 13th March, the Year 6 school captains attended the Halogen Imagination Conference Leadership Day.

Thursday 09 Mar 2017

New Play Spaces in the Library

News from Mrs Crump ~ A Fairy Garden and an African Safari in the Library!

Monday 20 Feb 2017

Year 6 Camp at Emu Gully

The Year 6 class had an amazing time during their recent camp at Emu Gully!

Sunday 12 Feb 2017

2017 Staff Installation Service

Congratulations to the 9 people from our school staff installed on Sunday!

Monday 07 Nov 2016

Bethany P&F Bush Dance

​A huge thank you to everyone who helped out at the Bush Dance on Saturday night!

Monday 07 Nov 2016

Mrs Eckermann retires

On Friday 28th October, Mrs. Janet Eckermann retired from her work at Bethany.

Tuesday 23 Aug 2016

Grandparents' & Grandfriends' Day

What a great morning it will be!

Tuesday 23 Aug 2016

STEAM CLUB

STEAM Club is up and running!

Sunday 17 Jul 2016

** OPEN MORNING ** SAT 6th AUG 10am- 12noon

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

Sunday 19 Jun 2016

Year 2 at Bethany Church

On Sunday, June 19th, the students in Year 2 took part in the church service at Bethany.

Thursday 16 Jun 2016

Year 4 Camp at Maroochy Waterfront Resort

The Year 4 classes enjoyed an amazing camp experience!

Friday 27 May 2016

Mother's Morning Tea @ Prep

A special morning for our Preps and their Mums!

Friday 27 May 2016

Chess Sets around the School

A big THANKS to the P&F for the two great chess sets that have recently been completed.

Thursday 25 Apr 2019

Ipswich ANZAC Day March

Bethany Staff and Families were very proud to be a part of the Ipswich ANZAC Day March for 2019. Lest We Forget

Monday 13 May 2019

Find Out Fridays!

This term we introduced our Find Out Fridays program.!

Monday 06 May 2019

Playground Shade Sails

Have you spied the new shade sails over the Playground?

Monday 15 Apr 2019

Find Out Fridays!

​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.

Monday 18 Mar 2019

ALWS Awareness Day

Last Thursday the Community Captains and Student Executives visited Redeemer Lutheran College, Rochedale to participate in the annual ALWS Awareness Day.

Friday 08 Feb 2019

Year 4 Excursion to the Maritime Museum

On Friday 8th February, Year 4 went on an excursion to the Maritime Museum.

Thursday 14 Feb 2019

From Mr Schiller...

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.

Thursday 22 Nov 2018

Gifted & Talented Program @ Bethany

I am very pleased to announce that from the start of next year we will be offering a Gifted and Talented Program.

Thursday 25 Oct 2018

Senior Choir brings back the GOLD!

Congratulations to our Senior Choir for their win at the Silkstone Eisteddfod this morning!

Thursday 18 Oct 2018

Operation Christmas Child boxes

I am completely blown away by the generosity of our school and church community in supporting Samaritan’s Purse through Operation Christmas Child.

Tuesday 11 Sep 2018

Maths Team Challenge

On Tuesday 11th September, 10 year 6 students took part in the Ray White Metro Ipswich and Western Brisbane MATHS TEAM CHALLENGE for 2018.

Thursday 30 Aug 2018

Bethany's Little Library- Street Library

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.

Friday 17 Aug 2018

AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION AWARDS!

​AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION AWARDS! HIGHLY COMMENDED! The Educator - Innovation in Learning Environment Design.

Thursday 26 Jul 2018

2019 Term Dates

Term Dates for 2019

Friday 22 Jun 2018

Netball Finals

Massive congratulations to our Senior girl’s netball team who took the win in their Grand final!! They all played exceptionally well!

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

Beer & Brew Night

On Friday 15th June, the P&F hosted a Beer and Brew night.

Thursday 14 Jun 2018

Innovation Spotlight - Year 1

During Innovation time each week, the Year 1s have been learning about Design Thinking.

Thursday 07 Jun 2018

A message from the School Council Chair...

I would like to publicly acknowledge the recent Australian Education Award Finalist nominations that have been announced for our school.

Thursday 10 May 2018

Snapshot from Sydney Agile Tour

On Thursday and Friday (May 10-11), four staff members from Bethany travelled to Sydney as part of a Lutheran Education QLD Learning Tour.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Innovation Spotlight - Year 2

This term in Project Based Learning (PBL), Year 2 are investigating changes to everyday things over time.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Congratulations, Sophie!

Last Friday, Sophie from Year 5 was selected to represent the Western Rangers District Soccer team. Congratulations!

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

Classes involved in Ipswich Lutheran Parish Church Services

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!

Friday 20 Apr 2018

Family Reading Time!

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.

Saturday 10 Feb 2018

Installation of Staff

Congratulations to the 10 people from our school/kindy/OSHC staff installed on Sunday!

Sunday 04 Feb 2018

Term Four 2017 Chapel Offerings – Christmas Hampers

Thank you so much to everyone who donated towards the Cityhope Hampers of Hope, last year.

Monday 28 Aug 2017

Bethany’s Book Week Celebrations

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.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017

Visit to BFX – BRISFURN at Maroochydore

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.

Monday 14 Aug 2017

Year 3 Camp to Lake Moogerah

On Monday 14th August, the Year 3 Bethany students set out on their first school camp at Lake Moogerah.

Saturday 02 Sep 2017

Story Arts Festival Ipswich

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.

Friday 01 Sep 2017

Year 2 Excursion to Wivenhoe Dam and Mount Crosby Water Treatment Plant

On Friday, 1st September, Year 2's enjoyed an excursion where we investigated water with our guide for the day Leonie Mae from SEQwater.

Friday 23 Jun 2017

Bethany Sports Day!

Bethany held their annual Sports Day on Friday last week of Term 2.

Thursday 01 Jun 2017

New Prep Playground is now complete!

Our new playground BETHANY BAY is now complete!

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Year 6 Debating

On Wednesday evening, our Year 6 Debating team took part in their second round of competition.

Thursday 11 May 2017

Year 2 Excursion to Ipswich Historical Society

On Thursday, May 11th, the Year 2 students had a great time at Cooneana Heritage Centre.

Thursday 04 May 2017

Year 6 Debating Team

​It was wonderful to see the students present their speeches on Wednesday evening.

Thursday 16 Mar 2017

Agile Learning Tour with LEQ

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.

Monday 17 Apr 2017

GRIP Leadership Conference

On Friday 17th March, Year 6 attended the GRIP leadership conference.

Thursday 16 Mar 2017

New Prep Playground Design Finalised!

The design for our new Prep Playground has been finalised! Take a look at this sneak peek!

Wednesday 08 Mar 2017

SENIORS & STUDENT COUNCIL INSTALLATION

Wednesday morning Chapel service was a wonderful morning to celebrate and install our School Leaders and Seniors for 2017.

Thursday 16 Feb 2017

Year 2 Writing

In Year 2, students have been enjoying writing by creating recounts.

Monday 31 Oct 2016

Grandfriends' Day!

On Monday 31st October, more than 300 Grandfriends joined us for our annual Grandfriends' and Grandparents' Day.

Monday 07 Nov 2016

Music: Count Us In!

​On Thursday 3rd November, all the students of Bethany Lutheran Primary School took part in Music: Count Us In.

Monday 05 Sep 2016

Year 6 at Grace Lutheran Church

On Sunday 21st of August Year 6A shared a presentation with the Grace Church congregation.

Tuesday 23 Aug 2016

Kindy 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Bethany Kindergarten celebrated their 10 year Anniversary on Saturday 13th August.

Thursday 18 Aug 2016

Cooking in PREP!

Last week in Prep we began harvesting some of our vegetables and herbs from our Bunnings and Plants Plus garden.

Thursday 23 Jun 2016

Year 1 Fire Safety Incursion

The Year 1 classes loved their visit from the Ripley Fire Station!

Friday 17 Jun 2016

Prep classes to the Art Gallery

The Prep classes visited the Ipswich Art Gallery. We saw the exhibition "Drawing Machines".

Wednesday 08 Jun 2016

Year 5 STEM Activities

The Year 5 students have been completing STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), using their brand new robot Sphero!

Friday 27 May 2016

Father's Night @ Prep

Our Dads came to Prep A at night for Father's Night. It was very exciting to do many activities with them.

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Prep Gardening fun!

On Wednesday, Raylene from Bunnings West Ipswich and Kelley from Bunnings Bundamba came to Prep to do a gardening experience.

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