Bethlehem College

Important Primary Information

Important Primary Information

What time does the canteen open? How do I tell the school my child is sick today? What are school hours? All the itty bitty practical details to help you navigate primary school with a smile. Have we missed something important? Let us know. 

School hours

School starts: 8:45am - we recommend arriving by 8:30am to settle before the bell.

Morning Tea: 10:30am - 10:55am

Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:25pm

End of school: 3:10pm

Term Dates 2018  Download 2018 dates full document

Term 1: Wed 31 January Fri 13 April
Term 2: Tue 1 May Fri 6 July
Term 3: Tue 24 July Fri 28 September
Term 4: Tue 16 October Tue 18 December

Term Dates 2019  Download 2019 dates full document

Term 1: Wed 30 January Fri 12 April
Term 2: Mon 29 April Wed 3 July
Term 3: Mon 22 July Fri 27 September
Term 4: Tue 15 October Wed 11 December

Lunches

Parents of primary children can order lunch for students using online ordering system directly from the online canteen. Click here for the Online Lunch Orders portal.

Click here for the Primary canteen menu.

Buses

The wheels on the bus go round and round, click here for bus information.

Reporting to parents

We meet with parents in parent conferences twice a year. On both occasions we encourage children to participate in the meetings as they are core participants in the learning. We also report twice a year in writing. Firstly, at the end of Term 2 and again at the end of Term 4.

Primary Assemblies

Join us to support your children in their primary school assembly. The whole primary school meets together on a Friday morning at 9am in the Primary Hall. Different classes share and celebrate their learning experiences at assemblies and they’d love to welcome parents too. 

Where is the main office?

Here’s a map of Bethlehem College so you can get around easily. Download the map.

Beth Community Map

Absence from school

If your child is not going to be at school, please either email absences@beth.school.nz or ring and leave a message with the school office (07) 576 6769. A roll check is completed in classes before 9am. If your child is absent and we haven’t heard from you, we will contact you to ensure your child is safe. 

Library

The Bethlehem College Library and Resources Centre is open every school day, from 7:30 to 4:00. 

To view all the sources of information and reading opportunities do so via our WebApp. 

Stationery

For all stationery requirements please follow this link: https://www.myschool.co.nz/bethcollege

Lost Property

Parents are asked to name all children’s clothing and property and to encourage children to be accountable for their belongings. Lost property is located in the lost property cupboard outside B Block. At the end of each term unclaimed clothing is donated or recycled.

Permission for school trips and events

Families are asked to sign a permission slip allowing children to participate in all school trips that happen during the year. Parents will be notified of events as they come up, but permission will be assumed.