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Bethlehem Students participate in the following competitions:
Year 7 – 10 Sport
At Bethlehem we offer an extensive and diverse compulsory sporting and activities program for Years 7 – 10. This program encourages our students to be active, learn new skills and have fun while doing so. The sporting program is run on Thursday Afternoons from 1:30pm – 3pm.
Out Internal Sporting Program offers a wide variety activities for students, which include:
The college also offers a comprehensive representative sporting opportunities for Year 7 – 12 through our affiliation with sporting associations MCCS and CGSSSA.
Metropolitan Combined Catholic Schools (MCCS) is the Thursday afternoon representative sport competition that the college competes in. This is an association that sees 8 schools across both the Parramatta and Sydney Diocese compete against each other in weekly round robin competitions. This competition allows students to participate in a weekly sporting competition in a variety of sports each term.
Some of the sporting competitions that are on offer through MCCS include:
Term 1: Touch Football, Volleyball, Water Polo and Swimming
Term 2: Netball
Term 3: Basketball, Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee
Term 4: Tennis, OzTag, Water Polo and Cricket
In addition to representing the college on a weekly basis, Bethlehem girls also have an opportunity to represent our college at various gala days and carnivals, through our affiliation with CGSSSA. The Catholic Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association is the pathway the college uses for students to progress to NSWCCC. It is this affiliation that provides our students with the opportunity to represent the college at state and national levels.
Some of the gala days offered through CGSSSA include:
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is operational at Bethlehem College for students aged 14 and over. This is a youth development program for all young people. The Award is non-competitive and encourages young people to set and achieve goals at a level appropriate to their needs.
There are four sections that must be completed for a young person to qualify for an award: Community service, Skills, Recreation and Expedition. These provide an opportunity for students to acquire and develop skills, initiative and self esteem which will help them become more confident members of the community. The scheme is highly regarded by many employers.
The scheme has three award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students may start the scheme at the Bronze level. To obtain the Bronze Award students must complete the following sections:
The cost of initially registering into the program is $80 that pays for insurance and the online record book. For further information visit the following website www.dukeofednsw.au.com
Bethlehem College Ashfield
18 Bland Street,
Ashfield NSW 2131
Phone: 02 9798 9099
Fax: 02 9799 4105
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