The following information is provided as an overview of Key Information for Bethlehem College. Enrolled families please click here.
Primary: 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Secondary: 8:30 am - 3:15 pm (M/T/TH/F) & 8:45 am - 3:15 pm (W)
Bethlehem College has a campus and online uniform shop where students can purchase their summer, winter, PE and sports uniform requirements and accessories. The shop is open M/W/T/F during term from 10 am - 4 pm (closed Tuesdays) and school holidays by appointment. (As the only supplier of McKinlay sandals in Tauranga, non-BC families are welcome to purchase these from the BC Uniform Shop.)
With nearly 25,000 books to choose from, the library is the perfect place to read, study, research and relax. There are dedicated sections for Primary and Secondary students, including a Primary reading room, reading circle, study zone, soft seating, and tables to work from. Primary students enjoy a weekly visit with their classroom and Secondary classes book a zone for reading or study. The BC library is open daily from 7.30 am - 4.00 pm. All students are welcome to visit at morning tea and lunchtime. Two librarians assist students throughout the day, as well as student library monitors. Once enrolled, students also have access to BC’s online library catalogue and e-book collection.
The focus of digital learning at BC is for devices to be used as a tool to increase student engagement and cater to specific learning styles. Responsible use of devices at school is encouraged and monitored. In Years 0-5 classrooms have in-class iPads, Years 6-9 bring their own iPad and Years 10-13 bring their own device. Click here for recommended devices.
Free buses are provided by the BPRC and the MoE and include 28 buses traveling from around Tauranga (Bethlehem, Bellevue, Brookfield, Cambridge Road, The Lakes, Maungatapu, Matua, Mount Maunganui, Ohauiti, Otumoetai, Papamoa, Pillans Point, Pyes Pa, Welcome Bay), Western Bay (Joyce Road, Katikati, Lower Kaimai, Omanawa, Omokoroa, Oropi, Te Puke, Te Puna, Whakamarama), Matamata and Rotorua. Click here for routes and timetables.
There is an onsite canteen open for Secondary students during morning tea and lunchtime. Primary students are able to pre-order lunches including pasta, filled rolls, burgers, wedges and more!
'Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind' (Romans 12:2)