News

12 Nov 2018

Creativity @ Bethania

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2018

 

All children are naturally creative and curious, and thrive when given the opportunity to cultivate their creativity. Here at Bethania Lutheran School, we nurture curiosity from the moment they walk through our doors until the day they graduate, providing them with the tools they need to wonder, question and design creative ideas. 

Learning Culture

Bethania Lutheran School is proud to have a solid, inclusive learning culture, where every child uniqueness is appreciated.

Student engagement is a major focus, with our teachers designing learning experiences to get our students excited, motivated and thinking creatively, capturing their interest as they meaningfully explore real world problems.

We have high standards for our students to achieve their personal best and to challenge themselves to grow and progress both academically and emotionally.

BLS are developing self directed, creative thinkers, problem solvers and independent learners, encouraging our students to take risks in a safe environment.

‘An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail’. Dr Edwikn Land

Learning Spaces

The culture of a Learning Space, also has it’s hand in creating creative students, in creating the long-term memories for our students.

Agile and outdoor Learning Spaces allow for flexibility in the classroom layout to suit students preferred learning style. Students develop an awareness of their own learning style and are trusted to make choices about how they learn best.

The learning culture at BLS together with our flexible learning spaces, provide students the opportunity to think deeply, and creatively.

Call for a personalised tour of our state of the art contemporary learning facilities and experience Bethania for yourself.


 

05 Nov 2018

Enrol now for 2019 and beyond

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2018

SECURE YOUR CHILD'S PLACE @ BETHANIA

BLS - Specialists in Primary Education

Call now for your personalised tour of our Contemporary learning facilities.

 

  

08 Oct 2018

OPEN MORNING

Posted on Monday, October 08, 2018

Experience Bethania in action!

You are invited to experience the Bethania difference for yourself. View our students in action in various activities across the school. An informative tour with our Principal, Mrs Catherine Eyers will begin at 9am on Thursday 25th October. Light refreshments will be served. A great no pressure opportunity to have your questions answered.

Please register your interested to Kelly Layet
klayet@bethania.qld.edu.au or call 3200 5363.

We look forward to meeting you.

https://www.facebook.com/events/635695516824203/

                                                                                                                                       

 

17 Apr 2018

COUNTRY FAIR

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

You are invited to our country Fair!

A fun filled family afternoon, with entertainment, rides, market and food stalls, side show alley and more

 

17 Jan 2018

WELCOME TO 2018

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Welcome to 2018

Team Bethania is looking forward to seeing everyone Monday 22nd January.  We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a safe & relaxing holiday.

 

To keep up to date with events throughout the year take a look at our calendar

Available on our website or App.

NB:  Dates may change.

        Calendar will be updated as required

http://www.bethania.qld.edu.au/News-And-Events/School-Calendar

 

14 Dec 2017

YOUR CHILD

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017

At Bethania Lutheran School our students are the centre of everything we do!

Inspiring a love of learning

14 Nov 2017

ENROL NOW FOR 2018 & BEYOND

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 Now accepting enrolments for 2018 & beyond for Prep - Yr 6

Every day is an open day @ Bethania.  Call now for your personalised tour.


 

 

11 Sep 2017

STEAM & Makerspace

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

STEAM, Makerspace, Aglie Learning Spaces, it all sounds overwhelming doesn’t it? 

Bethania Lutheran School, understands that our students participate in a world where collaborative skills, as well as the ability to design, evaluate and refine solutions to problems – be they physical or virtual are essential.

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses a combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, as access points for guiding student’s critical and creative thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experimental learning, problem solving, collaboration and work through the creative process.

The approach to STEAM in our school is not “technology-heavy”, it’s a mix of “hands on making” with new and emerging ways of learning.

Much like Makerspace, where students collaborate for the development of ideas and for constructing solutions to problems or projects, students share ideas, equipment and knowledge.

Depending on the project itself, it will address either Design & Technologies and/or Digital Technologies as well as connect with a range of Learning Areas within the Australian Curriculum.

Contemporary agile learning spaces facilitate movement, collaborative learning, and access to digital technologies has been a guiding factor in how each classroom is designed. By using standing desks, movable soft furnishings, adjustable tables, fit balls and stools, as well as a range of writeable surfaces, we have developed learning spaces that are flexible and engaging. All spaces are owned by the whole class, allowing for movement around the room, promoting the concept of collaborative learning. Our learning spaces include a place for “campfires”, “caves” and “watering holes”, enabling students to participate in whole and small group discussions, as well as providing the opportunity to retreat for independent learning.

At Bethania Lutheran School we pride ourselves in ‘doing education differently’ in order to prepare our students for an ever changing future.

Call for a personalised tour of our state of the art contemporary learning facilities and experience for yourself the Bethania difference.

 

27 Jul 2017

PROJECT BASED LEARNING @ Bethania

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Walking into one of our Learning Spaces, you’ll quickly realise that it’s very different, gone are the days of desks and chairs in a row, chalk board at the front of the room, dependence on snail mail to exchange ideas.

Today, they’re replaced with real world experiences and collaboration happening right in the palm of our student’s hands, and with that comes a great opportunity for a different kind of teacher – led instruction – one that is actually not teacher-led, but instead is teacher-facilitated. It’s called ‘project based learning,’ or PBL. Though PBL has been around since the early 20th century, our teachers today, are finding it a very useful tool in their ever growing tool kit.

PBL expands on the popular educational theory that students learn best by experiencing real world problems and working together to find solutions. It’s giving our students a chance to critically & creatively think, and develop the problem solving skills needed as soon as they walk out the door into the real world.

Teachers are able to give students an authentic real world problem/ challenge that drives the learning. So teachers will never hear ‘Why do I need to know this?’ Students work together and solve a problem, by applying the knowledge that they learn along the way. The project may take days, weeks even months as they encounter and overcome challenges, by designing and redesigning their solutions.

Don’t get me wrong, PBL at Bethania definitely isn’t slapped together. Teachers attend professional development sessions, collaboration takes place. It’s very carefully scaffolded includes multiple subjects and assessed accordingly.

Research indicates that students involved with project based learning

  • Become more engaged, self directed learners
  • Learn more deeply and can transfer their learning to new situations
  • Improve problem solving and collaboration skills

Project Based Learning is a way to reach all students and get them engaged to work towards a creative goal.

Bethania Lutheran School – Educating differently.