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Broadmeadows District Athletics

On Thursday 16th August 2018, Mrs Selamet, Steve, Cigdem and Miss Monkcom along with 35 students from grades 3-6 attended the Broadmeadows District Athletics at Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium in Epping.

The students had worked hard in the weeks prior to prepare for the big day. All of the hard work paid off, and the students represented both themselves and Bethal Primary School in such a fantastic way. We received many 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons throughout the day, and many students achieved their goal or Personal Best (PB)!

I was one very stressed teacher throughout the day, running and overseeing the event for the first time, but these 35 amazing students and 3 extremely helpful adults made my day a breeze.

A special congratulations to Rosemary (100m sprint and long jump) and Ascia (200m sprint), who will be representing The Broadmeadows District, Bethal PS and themselves at the Woodlands Division Athletics at Meadowglen on Monday 10th September 2018. We wish you the best of luck and know you will do your very best!

Thank you for making all of the hard work, lunches missed and stress, worth it. I couldn’t be prouder of each and everyone of you! 

9/10 year old boys 4 x 100m relay team

9/10 year old girls 4 x 100m relay team. The girls ran an amazing race, with efficient baton change overs. Well done on your win!

11 year old boys 4 x 100m relay team

11 year old girls 4 x 100m relay team. It took a team effort to get these girls the result they did! Tyra’s run on the 3rd leg of the relay, brought the girls from 4th place up to 1st, followed by a strong finish from Tania. Well done on your win!

12/13 year old boys 4 x 100m relay team. Congratulations on your 2nd place boys, you worked so hard as a team!

12/13 year old girls 4 x 100m relay team. These girls tried their very best and managed to sneak into 3rd place, after a late disqualification. Well done girls!

Miss Monkcom and the 35 students who made her the proudest teacher!


Girls Soccer District Final

On Friday 22nd June, the interschool sport Girls Soccer team played in the Broadmeadows District final against Gladstone Park Primary School. Unfortunately they lost 1-0, but all girls tried their best and played well!

Grade 3/4 AFL Gala Event

On Wednesday 20th June, 18 Bethal students attended the AFL Gala Event at Dallas Brooks Community Primary School. They participated in a round robin against other local schools. The students and families received a sausage in bread and a few prizes at the end of the event. Well done to Rami and Ascia who were each awarded a sportsmanship award!

Grade 5/6 AFL Gala Days

On Thursday 31st May, 14 girls, 15 boys, Monty, Mr Tran and Miss Monkcom attended the Broadmeadows District AFL Gala Days. It was the first time the district had held a girls AFL Gala Day and we were very happy to be involved. Both teams performed very well on the day and their courage was amazing. Well Done!



Students in Foundation through to grade 6 are participating in Tennis lessons during their weekly PE lesson for the first four weeks of term 4. Here are some photos from week 1, where the students were introduced to the FOREHAND!


In week 2 students were taught how to do a BACKHAND, and what the differences are between a forehand and backhand.


During week 3 the students were introduced to volleys, serving and doubles match play. Despite the unpleasant weather at times throughout the week, all grades got outside and did very well.


In week 4 we plan for students in Foundation to grade 2 to be introduced to mini matches, and for grade 3-6 students to participate in a class round robin!


Swimming 2017

Bethal will once again be offering swimming to all of our students this year. It is extremely important that children learn how to swim, as it will allow them to:

  • stay safe around water and act appropriately in emergencies
  • be fit and healthy
  • have fun with friends

Once again, Bethal Primary has worked hard to offer a great course at a low cost. For $90, your child will receive:

  • 7 x 45 minute swimming lessons with fully qualified instructors
  • Transportation by bus, to and from school to Broadmeadows Leisure Centre
  • Skills that will keep them safe around water for the rest of their life

Dates: The 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th of November 2017.

Students will be placed in three groups. The first group will be leaving school at 9am each morning and arriving back at 10.45am. The second group will be leaving school at 9.45am and arriving back at 11.30am. The third group will be leaving school 10.30am and arriving back at 12.15pm.

Please return your permission note to the office. We look forward to another successful year at swimming!

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