While a German school had been operating in the area since the early 1900s the Bethania Lutheran School was opened in January 1976 with one teacher
and eighteen pupils in Years 1 to 3. The school was officially opened in the church hall with the first teacher being installed, Mrs Betty
Schultz. Conditions in the early history of the school were difficult. By 1977 the school was still operating in the church hall with 45 students
and two teachers. The first building erected on the school property, teacher accommodation, was opened in October 1977. In May 1978 the first
school building was dedicated and opened and the second school building opened in February 1979. By this time the pupils numbered 85. The school
blossomed over the years and now has over 12 buildings and 300 students in a leafy and tranquil setting.
May we be ever mindful of the School motto "Christus Constans Est" - (Christ is changeless)
Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.
Students at the German School 1907