M I S C E L L A N Y
Modelling good standards
Bethany School operates on the basis of sacrifice and service. Parents give sacrificially of their time, money, effort and expertise. Teachers and support staff – full time/part-time, paid/unpaid, parent/professional – all give sacrificially to enable the school to function. Children need to be trained in these ways and made to see the costs of discipleship as well as the joy and blessing of obedience. Parents and teachers who, as part of their service towards God, seek out ways in which they may serve the families involved in Bethany School, will model to the children the “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5) and “Unity through Humility” of the Servant King, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The primary departments will provide equipment for their classes. The senior pupils will be provided with a handwriting pen.
All children will be expected to have the following equipment in school.
pens, pencils, rubbers, colours (pencil crayons), rulers, calculators (seniors), scissors (seniors)
indoor and outdoor P.E. clothing *
plain sports top
change of socks and training shoes / plimsols
sweatshirt or tracksuit top for outdoors
craft / cooking apron and cookery equipment / money *
musical instruments *
* On the appropriate day
Note: This additional equipment causes problems in overcrowded cloakrooms and must be taken home on the same day. Parents have the responsibility to ensure the children have the correct equipment on the correct day.
Duties must take priority over all other matters. Supervision is essential and parents and teachers need to plan effectively to be promptly in place at the start of a duty.
On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning a prayer meeting is held in the Art Room at 8.30am. All are welcome. Parents’ Prayer Meeting – the last Monday evening of each month (term time)
The full time teaching staff will cover the break duties. The teachers will ensure that the classrooms are cleared.
The class teachers will supervise eating lunch, and the full time teachers will cover lunch time playround duty.
Pupils will only be allowed in the classrooms at break time and lunchtime if they are genuinely working on activities approved and supervised by their teacher.
Extra Curricular Activities
- Christian Union
- Chess Club
- Table Tennis Club
- Football Training
- Cross Country Training
- Story Club
- Drama Club
….may be offered.
Personal music players are not allowed and hand-held games are not encouraged in school. Mobile telephones are not to be used in school and must be switched off throughout the school day. If children need to contact their parents for any reason during the day, then they can ask to use the telephone in the office.
Chewing Gum is not allowed on the premises.
Relationship and Sex Education
Parents are expected to take responsibility for sex education. The school can offer advice. On occasions the Lovewise and Love2Last groups will be invited to a Parents meeting.
Record of Achievement
The school supports the keeping of a Record of Achievement, particularly during year 10 and 11. Saving a selection of work from any year, class or subject will often provide children a helpful, often amusing record of their progress through Bethany School. Although the school does not organise a Record of Achievement, parents are strongly encouraged to work with their children on this project.