+ Term Information

Term Dates 2019

ELC and Primary (Kindy to Year 6)

  • Term 1 04/02/19 to 11/04/19
  • Term 2 30/04/19 to 04/07/19
  • Term 3 24/07/19 to 26/09/19
  • Term 4 14/10/19 to 6/12/19

Secondary School (Years 7 to 12)

  • Term 1: 04/02/19 to 11/04/19
  • Term 2: 30/04/19 to 04/07/19
  • Term 3: 24/07/19 to 26/09/19
  • Term 4: 14/10/19 to 6/12/19

Please Note: Pupil Free Days are held in line with State schools, usually the first Monday of terms 2 & 4. These will be confirmed via school newsletter closer to the time.

+ Uniforms

At BCS wearing of the correct uniform at all times is essential. The students are required to wear the uniform properly and to present themselves in such a way that they represents the school.

School Uniform Shop Hours

During school terms, normal opening times of the Uniform Shop are Thursdays and Fridays from 1.30pm – 3.15pm. (If you can’t make these times please contact the office)

+ Canteen

BCS School Canteen operates 4 days per week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It is closed Wednesday.

You can order online through QKR or by paying cash and handing to the school office at the beginning of each day.

See the Canteen menu here for ordering.

Online ordering

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You can setup a QKR account for Bethel Christian School using the QKR website

Mobile Apps are also available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

Students can also buy smaller items at recess and lunch if they haven’t ordered

+ Private Music Lessons

The following instruments are available for private music tuition at Bethel:

  • Guitar (Year 5 onwards)
  • Piano (Year 2 onwards)
  • Flute (Year 5 onwards)
  • Clarinet (Year 5 onwards)
  • Saxophone (Year 5 onwards)

Most private lessons cost approximately $35 for a half hour lesson and can sometimes be shared with another student of a similar level. Fees are paid by the term and the account is sent out by the school.

+ Student Agreements

All students in Year 6 to 10 will be given a booklet outlining certain areas of conduct and procedure here at BCS.

At the beginning of each year these need to be read with parents/carers and all parties (students/parent and carers) need to sign off their agreement to adhere to what has been outlined.

Please see booklet attached.

+ Student Leadership

Class Representatives (Year 6 to 11) At Bethel Christian School we have class Representatives from each class from Year 6 onwards. These representatives will change each term. They will be required to lead class meetings, address school issues and represent their class and a larger Class Rep meeting. All class representative will meet with the Principal once per term.

School Prefects School Prefects will be elected from the Senior class of the school. See the Prefect agreement.

Faction Captains Faction Captains will be elected from the Senior class of the school.

All Senior students will be leaders of the school even if they don’t hold a formal position.

+ Secondary Electives

Year 7 to 10 Elective Classes

Just like motor vehicles are a means to get from point A to point B on a journey elective classes are a vehicle to help to reach your destination. Elective classes are equally important as your core learning areas. These classes are an opportunity to choose subjects that interest you, that match your talents and gifting and classes that can spark you into your future. Our aim here at BCS is to inspire, ignite and launch you into life and elective classes are one of the ways we hope to achieve this. We want you to see electives as a stepping stone into future pathways, not just a kick back and take it easy subject.

At BCS we run small elective classes and provide a wide variety of choices for students.

Year 7

  • Art
  • Home Economics (Cooking)
  • Metalwork Design and Technology
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sewing Design
  • Woodwork Design and Technology
  • Technology

Year Seven students must complete 4 Elective choices:

2 in Semester 1, and 2 in Semester 2.

Students are encouraged to choose subjects that they are interested in and may wish to pursue in the future. Please make choices carefully as students will only be permitted to change electives in special circumstances.

Year 8

Student electives include:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Home Economics(Cooking)
  • Metalwork Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sewing and Design
  • STEM Projects
  • Woodwork Design and Technology

Year Eight students must complete 6 Elective choices, 3 in Semester 1 and 3 in Semester 2. Students are encouraged to choose subjects that they are interested in and may wish to pursue in the future. Please make choices carefully as students will only be permitted to change electives in special circumstances.

Year 9/10

Student choices include:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award WA (New and exciting elective, including a service component and an adventure camp)
  • Hospitality (Cooking, Barista Course, Hospitality)
  • Media, Film and Photography
  • Metalwork Design and Technology
  • Music (includes Band)
  • Outdoor Education
  • Project Team
  • Sewing and Design
  • Sport Recreation
  • STEM Projects (New course encompassing projects based around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
  • Woodwork Design and Technology

Students are required to choose three electives for the year.