The welfare of students is of prime importance to us at Bethal Primary School. Our aim is to:< Ensure maximum learning, recognising and nurturing individual’s needs and abilities. Provide a supportive an environment, which enhances opportunities for all students and fosters the personal and social development of all students. Establish appropriate committees and organisational structures that will facilitate opportunities for all students to reach their potential. A Student Code of Conduct and specific school rules ensures that students are able to work and play free from harassment or harm.
What is the Graduation Ceremony?
The Grade 6 Graduation is a ceremony held in the last week of the year, which celebrates the primary school experiences of these students, and provides some social interaction as they farewell their peers, teachers and school. Awards are presented for Academic Excellence, Citizenship, Performing Arts, Environment, Visual Arts and Sport. The Graduation Ceremony and dinner is organised by the 5/6 staff.
This year Bethal Primary School is developing a student leadership team. The team comprises of School captains, Vice Captains and years 5/6 Junior School Council Representatives. The team attended the Impact Leadership Conference at the Exhibition and Conference Centre at South Wharf on Monday 15th March. They learnt about leadership skills, being a good role model and working as a team. The team's role now is to develop these skills and promote a strong student voice at Bethal Primary school.
Our new Prep students have a year 5 Buddy who can help them with the transition to primary school. The year 5 students eat lunch with the younger children and take them out to the playground in the first weeks of school. They show them around the school and explain the areas where they are allowed to play. The Buddies also complete activities together in the clasroom as they get to know each other.The year 5 students enjoy being the special friend to the younger children and the Preps love having a Buddy in the playground.