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Bethany Lutheran Primary School (Raceview)
126 Cascade Street
Tel: 07 3288 8799
Religious Affiliation: Lutheran
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Bethany is a school with a vision for learning
Established in 1982 Bethany has met the challenge of rebuilding the school in the last five years. A strong school and church community and state and national Lutheran Education offices have given excellent support. The school atmosphere and setting is conducive to learning and provides a happy school experience.
The staff are key learners in education
The high level of staff retention and their passion for education has produced a positive climate throughout the school. Decisions about learning programs are based on research and continual evaluation of learning and how to teach most effectively. IWBs are used throughout the school and teachers have all been trained in using them across the curriculum.
Literacy and Numeracy
There is a strong focus on these areas. Bethany in 2009/10 has been involved in the national 'Principals as Literacy Leaders Project' involving 60 schools. Strategies in teaching comprehension throughout the school have been a target area for teacher PD and program development in the classroom. Target groups are used for teaching in these very important areas.
Empowering students for leadership
The teaching of skills in leadership is a focus at all levels. A buddy system operates the Integrated program runs on a two year cycle and skills of confidence organisation persistence resilience and getting along with others are taught from Prep to Year 7.
Preparing students well for life
Individual personal development and an understanding of what it is to be a "good citizen" is part of explicit teaching. We have a broad program of Christian education school worship and school assemblies. Staff work closely with families to care for individual needs talents and abilities.
A feeder school to many colleges and high schools
Bethany provides a solid foundation on which to build providing excellent educational choices. Students are welcomed to St. Peter's Lutheran College Springfied and Faith Lutheran College at Plainlands westside wESTMAC st Peter Claver bremer SHS and many other schools.