News & Events

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! 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


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.

Monday 09 May 2016

Year 2 Family Picnic

On Saturday, April 23rd some of the Year 2 families met at East Ipswich Honour Park for a time of food, fellowship and fun.

Wednesday 27 Apr 2016

BETHANY OPEN MORNING! Sat 7th May 10am-12noon

Prospective parents and families are welcome to join us, Saturday 7th May 10:00am to 12 noon.

Wednesday 27 Apr 2016

Year 6 Debating

On Wednesday evening, 20th April, our Year 6 Team took part in their first debate.

Wednesday 23 Mar 2016

Year 5’s Epic Adventures at Noosa North Shore

From the 1st to the 4th of March the Year 5s visited Noosa North Shore for our camp.

Wednesday 09 Mar 2016

Year 6 Leadership Camp to Emu Gully

6A had the privilege of attending the Emu Gully Leadership camp. It was by far one of the best camps we have been on!

Monday 07 Mar 2016

Year 4 students Skyping with the Mayor of Ipswich

​This morning our Year 4 students spent time Skyping with the Mayor of Ipswich, Paul Pisasle. This as an interesting and exciting Q & A event, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all! ​

Monday 15 Feb 2016

Classes in Church- Save the Date!

• Sunday 21st February - Year 5 • Sunday 20th March – Year 1 • Sunday 19th June – Year 2 • Sunday 31st July – Year 4 • Sunday 21st August – Year 6 • Sunday 11th September – Prep • Sunday 16th October – Year 3

Friday 11 Dec 2015

Swimming Carnival 2015

The Junior and Senior Swimming Carnivals were a great success. Congratulations to Bundamba House on the overall win. Congratulations also to Rhianna and Ryan, as Boy and Girl Champions. A wonderful day was had by all.

Thursday 03 Dec 2015

Junior Choir sing at Chapel

At Chapel yesterday, Wednesday 2nd December, the Junior choir sang so beautifully.

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 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.

Monday 09 May 2016

Agile Learning Information Evening

Last Thursday night, 28th April, the Year 4 teachers hosted a great information evening in the Worship Centre. Mr. Pacek gave an excellent presentation on Agile Learning and shared with parents the exciting learning opportunities that are taking place in Year 4.

Monday 09 May 2016

Year 2 Excursion to the Ipswich Historical Society

On Thursday, April 28th, the Year 2 students went on an excursion to the Ipswich Historical Society.

Wednesday 27 Apr 2016

Ipswich Festival Parade- Superheroes & Supervillains

On Saturday 16th April, a large group of Bethany students and parents walked in the parade through the streets of Ipswich. We were dressed as superheroes of all kinds!

Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

ANZAC Wreath Laying Commemoration Service

We pause to remember, acknowledge and thank those that fought and gave up their lives so that we could have freedom in this amazing Nation.

Wednesday 23 Mar 2016

National Young Leaders Day Conference

​On Monday the 14th March, the School, Community and Arts Captains attended the National Young Leaders Day conference.

Monday 07 Mar 2016

News from the Library!

​New Christian Books! Mrs Crump recently purchased a number of new books for the Library from Koorong.

Monday 15 Feb 2016

Family Reading Time

​I’m keen to invite and encourage our Bethany families to regularly visit our fantastic Library and spend some time together, READING. Younger siblings and parents are very welcome to also borrow books.

Monday 08 Feb 2016

Installation of New Staff

​On Sunday 31st January, six teachers and two ancillary staff were installed.

Friday 11 Dec 2015

Graduation Closing Service

What a wonderful way to end the school year! The Junior Choir sang beautifully on the night.

Monday 30 Nov 2015

Year 6 Graduation Dinner

On Wednesday 25th November, our Year 6 Graduation Dinner was held at Brothers Leagues Club.