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