Bethlehem College

About
Us

WELCOME

Tena koe! Thank you for visiting the Bethlehem College website. We are committed to providing Christ-centred, biblically-based education that prepares our young people for a life of effective service and leadership.

The College has remained true to this foundational vision since its humble beginning in 1988. Becoming part of the Bethlehem College family is about partnering with us in this exciting journey of faith.

OUR
PHILOSOPHY

We believe that every child is unique and created in the image of God with gifts and talents that when developed and used enable them to flourish. Our curriculum includes academic, cultural, sporting and moral pursuits, all of which are regarded as important in developing the whole person. Staff members are committed to establishing strong relationships with students, as these relationships provide the foundation for teaching, learning, discipleship, pastoral care and personal development. Children flourish in an environment that affirms life is not random but has design, meaning and purpose, with a bright future and a solid hope. The teaching and learning ethos at Bethlehem College encourages a personal faith in Jesus Christ, a strong work ethic, involvement in a wide range of college and community activities, and a life of service and leadership.

I invite your family to journey with us in pursuit of ‘Excellence through Christ’.

Eoin Crosbie
Principal

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HERITAGE

At daybreak, Saturday March 10th 1988 a group of 400 volunteers assembled for three consecutive days to build A block – the beginning of Bethlehem College, planted on a 46 hectare rural property near Tauranga. The weather was atrocious, but the “quickbuild” continued with persistence and commitment.

The achievements of that weekend represented the fulfilment of a vision. Back in 1970, Graham Preston, future founding Principal of Bethlehem College, had developed a concept of establishing an independent school founded on Christian principles. 16 years later, the Christian Education Trust was formed to acquire a suitable site and to build the school.

Initially, Bethlehem College was an independent private school, but in 1999 it became a State Integrated School. Up until that time it was a pioneering school, continually growing as students matured through the primary and intermediate years. Rapid growth occurred post integration as the Secondary School became established.

In 1995 Bethlehem College arrived at year 13 graduating 25 students for the first time. By 2000 the roll was 800 with a waiting list of over 350. Today the Roll is 1680 with 80 International students.

We look back and thank God for His provision and faithfulness, and we look ahead with faith and a determination to be obedient, whatever God is calling us to do.

The Lord’s kindness never fails. Deep in our hearts we say “The Lord is all I need, I can depend on Him.” Lamentations 3:22-24

Our Team

Collectively and individually, our dedicated team works to educate, inspire and support the whole school community. Put a face to the name of teachers, leadership and the Board of Trustees or look up the school policies and procedures.


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× Bethlehem College Leadership Team
× Bethlehem School Board of Trustees
× Bethlehem College Staff

Executive Leadership Team

Eoin Crosbie

Eoin Crosbie
Principal
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Tom Jarrett

Tom Jarrett
Deputy Principal

Wayne Fraser

Wayne Fraser
Head of Biblical Foundations

Marcus Norrish

Marcus Norrish
Head of Primary

Steve Te Whaiti

Steve Te Whaiti
Head of Secondary

Hazel Warnes

Hazel Warnes
Head of Chapman

Secondary Leadership Team

Steve Te Whaiti

Steve Te Whaiti
Head of Secondary

Hannelie Freeman

Hannelie Freeman
Assistant Head of Senior Secondary

Joella Skilleter

Joella Skilleter
Assistant Head of Senior Secondary

John Mudge

John Mudge
Assistant Head of Junior Secondary

Madeleine Lambert

Madeleine Lambert
Assistant Head of Junior Secondary

Primary Leadership Team

Marcus Norrish

Marcus Norrish
Head of Primary

Nathan Martin

Nathan Martin
Assistant Head of Primary

Jo West

Jo West
Assistant Head of Primary

Chapman Leadership Team

Hazel Warnes

Hazel Warnes
Head of Chapman

Lisa ʻAlofi

Lisa ʻAlofi
Assistant Head of Chapman

As a state integrated school, Bethlehem College is similar to other New Zealand state schools in having a Board of Trustees. This board is made up of elected representatives, proprietor appointees and the Principal, one staff and one student representative

Elections for the board are held every three years and student representatives are elected annually.

The Board has an essential role in the life and operation of the college. The Board on its own or through its Chief Executive, the Principal:

  • Creates and enacts policy
  • Employs staff
  • Oversees the financial management of the college
  • Ensures the college is safe for students and employees - Monitors performance
  • Sets strategic direction

A more detailed explanation of the work of a school board can be found here:

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Contact the Board Chair (Heather Booth) or write to the Board of Trustees via Bethlehem College.



POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


We’ve developed a strong set of policies and procedures that help our students, teachers and visitors to the school feel safe, secure and valued.

COMPLAINTS

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ENROLMENT

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ANTI-BULLYING

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STOP BULLYING

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EMERGENCY EVACUATION

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Academic Deans

Responsibility Name Code
Year 10 & 11 Helen Pye PYE
Year 12 Andrea McLean MCA
Year 13 Miriam McFarlane MFM
International Esther Blears BLE

Pastoral Deans

House Name Code
Aylward Dan Clarke CKD
Brown Max Cason CSM
Carmichael Susi Jansen JSS
Hudson-Taylor Suzanne Todd-Mckeown TOS
Scott Ray Hodson HDR
Tarore Nathan Hockly HCN
International Miriam Allsopp ALM

Directors

Position Name Code
Director of International Ilati Vukona VKI
Director of Pastoral Gavin Hodges HSG
Director of Learning Support Lisa Higgins HGL
Director of e-Learning Mike Shorter SRM
Director of Sports Clint Reha REC
Director of Performance Music Mal Brady BYM

Junior Secondary Team Leaders

Responsibility Name Code
Year 7 Mike Thompson TMM
Year 8 Sue Baker BKS
Year 9 Stephen Armstrong AMS
International Rene Sjardin SJR

Junior Secondary Core Classes

Year 7

Name Class Code
Ari Baker 7BKA
Shane Reade 7RDS
Mike Thompson 7TMM
Monique Roser 7RRM
Rachel Wood 7WDR
John Wilson 7WSJ

Junior Secondary Core Classes

Year 8

Name Class Code
Sue Baker 8BKS
Peter Brown 8BRP
Sheena Brewer 8BWS
Julie Russell 8RSJ
David Medley 8MDD
Stephanie Taylor 8TLS

Junior Secondary Core Classes

Year 9

Name Class Code
Stephen Armstrong 9AMS
Mike Goddard 9GOM
Bridget Morgan 9MGB
Liz McPherson 9MPL
Diana Raleigh 9RGD
Rene Sjardin 9SJR
Madeleine Lambert 9LAM

Junior Secondary Core Subjects - other teachers

Name Code
Debbie Ardern ARD
Debbie Bridge BDD
Mohini Bhan BHM
Ronel Cloete CLR
Louisa Du Plooy DPL
Hannelie Freeman FMH
Sharon Gauld GDS
Lisa Higgins HGL
Hannah Higham HIH
Susan Hotta HOS
Priscilla Hay HYP
Shelley-Anne Kim KMS
John Mudge MDJ
Bridget Morgan MGB
Kaye Miller MLK
Liz McPherson MPL
Craig Shepherd SHC
Rene Sjardin SJR
Elize Terblanche TBE
Felicia Warner WRF

Junior Secondary (Year 7-9) Options

Name Code
Linda Anderson ADL
Daniela Brown BRD
Mal Brady BYM
Judith Crosbie CRJ
Stephen Crowther CWS
Ray Hodson HDR
Greg Haumaha HMG
Nathan Horner HNT
Susan Hotta HOS
Delwyn Hyslop HPD
Daniel Hermann HRD
Alison Hassett HTA
Susi Jansen JSS
Andrea McLean MCA
Frances Riddell RLF
Chelsea Roper RPC
Philip Russell RSP
Rene Sjardin SJR
Joella Skilleter SKJ
Hamuera Tamihana TMH

Careers

Name Code
David Dyer DYD
Ricardo Chisholm CHR
Kim Tapper TAK

Counselling

Name Code
Gavin Hodges HSG
Wendy Bowen-Graham BOW
Leith Thompson TAK

Library

Name Code
Sheila Little LIS
Elize Bertram BEE
Sharon Armstrong ARH

Art

Name Code
Daniela Brown BRD
Stephen Crowther CWS
Frances Riddell RLF
Joella Skilleter SKJ

Biology

Name Code
Rob Ardern ARR
Priscilla Hay HYP
Helen McKoy MKH

BC Chapman

Name Code
Lisa ʻAlofi AFL
Philip Brown BWP
Tracey Dillner DLT
Sylvia Edwin EDS
Delwyn Isaacs ISD
Janene Joll JLJ
Andy Morton MTA
Katie Peden PDK
Robyn Parkinson PKR
Emma Procter PRE
Derk Schepers SCD
Rebecca Shrimpton SNR
Angie Stevenson STA
Bryan Walford WLB
Hazel Warnes WRH

Chemistry

Name Code
Miriam McFarlane MFM
Craig Shepherd SHC
Elize Terblanche TBE

Christian Studies

Name Code
Charlotte Bartrum BTC

Commerce

Name Code
Nathan Hockly HCN
Michelle Johnstone JHM
Helen Pye PYE

Correspondence

Name Code
Mohini Bhan BHM

Drama

Name Code
Linda Anderson ADL
Susi Jansen JSS
Jane Wilson-Fouracre WNJ

eLearning

Name Code
James Brown BRJ
Dan Ness NED
Mike Shorter SRM

English

Name Code
Miriam Allsopp ALM
Stephen Armstrong AMS
Esther Blears BLE
Hayley George GEH
Mike Goddard GOM
Bridget Morgan MGB
Liz McPherson MPL
Sarah Philip PHS
Diana Raleigh RGD
Joella Skilleter SKJ
Melissa Smith SMM

ESOL

Name Code
Kaye Miller MLK
Gemma Tong TNG

International

Name Code
Miriam McFarlane ALM
Esther Blears BLE
Kaye Miller MLK
Rene Sjardin SJR
Lisa Smith SML
Gemma Tong TNG
Ilati Vukona VKI

Languages

Name Code
Susi Jansen JSS
Andrea McLean MCA
Rene Sjardin SJR
Hamuera Tamihana TMH

Learning Support

Name Code
Lisa Higgins HGL
Miriama Smith SIM
Catherine Smitheram SMC

Mathematics

Name Code
Debbie Bridge BDD
Mohini Bhan BHM
Heidi Cason CSH
Louisa Du Plooy DPL
Kim Du Toit DTK
Hannelie Freeman FMH
Susan Hotta HOS
Michelle Johnstone JHM
Shelley-Anne Kim KMS
John Mudge MDJ
Felicia Warner WRF

Music

Name Code
Glenese Blake BLG
Amy Borrows BWA
Mal Brady BYM
Catherine Graham GHC
Lis Hanna HNE
Nathan Horner HNT
Maria Kapa KPM

Nutrition & Health

Name Code
Judith Crosbie CRJ
Delwyn Hyslop HPD
Alison Hassett HTA
Kaye Miller MLK

Physical Education

Name Code
Andrew Bartrum BTA
Charlotte Bartrum BTC
Daniel Clarke CKD
David Dyer DYD
Bridget Morgan MGB
Mike Pierce PCM

Physics

Name Code
Ronel Cloete CLR
Helen McMullen MMH

Primary

Year 1

Name Code - Room
Amanda Aandewiel ANA - A5
Fay Dickie DCF - A8
Cristy Drake DRC - A6
Tarryn Pratt PRT - A2
Lorraine Ransley RNL - A1

Primary

Year 2

Name Code - Room
Charlotte Bayliss BYC - B2
Miriam Hadfield HDM - B3
Sue Martin MTS - B4

Primary

Year 3

Name Code - Room
Jan Billings BGJ - D3
Jane Phelps PPJ - D2
Jonathan Silby SLJ - C1

Primary

Year 4

Name Code - Room
Stef Hendra HNS - C2
Rebecca Cowman CWR - D1
Maureen Giles GSM - D4

Primary

Year 5

Name Code - Room
Laura Jackson JCL - E3
Corine Marsden MRC - C3
Nikola Patrick PTN - E1

Primary

Year 6

Name Code - Room
Carol Simms-Cook SCC- E4
Leonie Manson MNL - E2
Vicky Nelson NLV - C4

Science

Name Code
Debbie Ardern ARD
Rob Ardern ARR
Tessa Beswick BET
Ronel Cloete CLR
Sharon Gauld GDS
Lisa Higgins HGL
Hannah Higham HIH
Priscilla Hay HYP
Miriam McFarlane MFM
Helen McKoy MKH
Helen McMullen MMH
Craig Shepherd SHC
Elize Terblanche TBE

Social Science

Name Code
Beryl Bishop BSB
Garith Farr FRG
Stuart Manners MNS
Liz McPherson MPL
Jess Moore MRJ
Suzanne Todd-Mckeown TOS

Technology

Name Code
Max Cason CSM
Stephen Crowther CWS
Nathan Hockly HCN
Ray Hodson HDR
Lisa Higgins HGL
Greg Haumaha HMG
Susan Hotta HOS
Daniel Hermann HRD
Alison Hassett HTA
Chelsea Roper RPC
Philip Russell RSP
Bryan Walford WLB

Year 10 Core - English, Maths, Science, Social Studies

Name Code
Miriam Allsopp ALM
Stephen Armstrong AMS
Rob Ardern ARR
Heidi Cason CSH
Kim Du Toit DTK
Garith Farr FRG
Hayley George GEH
Hannah Higham HIH
Priscilla Hay HYP
Shelley-Anne Kim KMS
Stuart Manners MNS
Liz McPherson MPL
Jess Moore MRJ
Sarah Philip PHS
Craig Shepherd SHC
Melissa Smith SMM
Suzanne Todd-Mckeown TOS

Year 10 Options

Name Code
Linda Anderson ADL
Judith Crosbie CRJ
Stephen Crowther CWS
Nathan Hockly HCN
Ray Hodson HDR
Greg Haumaha HMG
Nathan Horner HNT
Daniel Hermann HRD
Michelle Johnstone JHM
Susi Jansen JSS
Andrea McLean MCA
Helen McKoy MKH
Frances Riddell RLF
Chelsea Roper RPC
Philip Russell RSP
Rene Sjardin SJR
Hamuera Tamihana TMH

Key Documents

What do we stand for? How is our school fulfilling its goals and meeting the expectations of the Ministry of Education? What do we mean by ‘special character’ of our campus and curriculum?

Find out more about Bethlehem College in these key documents:

charter

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Prospectus

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ero report

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Statement of Special Character

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