WORD FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Challenging moments can help to refine us and remind us that our true identity is found in Christ alone. The last few weeks have certainly had their share of those moments and I want to thank all of you for your commitment to your children and to our school community. I know it won’t have been easy to read some of the coverage of our school, and I hope and pray that our response and actions reflect the grace and respect we want to be known for. I also want to encourage you that we’ve received so many messages of support from people who, even if they don’t share our beliefs, want to encourage us to remain gracious and true to the convictions that this school was founded on.

I want to end the week with a prayer for all of us: Lord, you see the motives of each of our hearts.  May we be found to be solely devoted to you Lord Jesus and not to ‘a cause’, ‘a belief’ or even a doctrine.  Help us to be quick to listen, and lead us by your Spirit to your truth.   Help us to love and show dignity to those who we might currently disagree with – for it is by love for one another, that we are known to be your people.  Help us in all that we do, to do it with skilful hands and your wisdom.  In Jesus name, amen.

Ma te Atua tātou e manaaki – God bless

Larne Edmeades 


Please click here to read recent statements issued by Bethlehem College BOT Chair Paul Shakes.


NEWSLETTERS
Notices

Matariki Public Holiday
Please be reminded that school is closed on Friday, 24th June being Matariki public holiday, we trust you will enjoy this time with your whanau and friends.

Administrator Opportunity at BC
Would you like to serve staff and students at BC from the overflow of God's love in your heart?  Are you an experienced administrator who can multi-task in a busy open plan environment? Do you have a desire to learn new skills to relieve for other staff in their absence? Click here then scroll down to Support Staff vacancies to find out more. 

Advising Student Absences
Please note that is is not acceptable for students to advise us of their own absence, notification must come from parents/caregivers. Please email [email protected] giving your childs name, home room/Kgroup, date of absence and reason for absence.  Alternatively on the school website menu, choose 'Key Information' then 'Absence Notification' and an email template will come up for you to fill in. Thank you for helping us with our duty of care for your children.

End Term 2 / Start Term 3
Last day of Term 2 is Friday, 8th July. Term 3 begins on Tuesday, 26th July (Monday, 25th is a Staff Only Day).

Uniform Shop
The Uniform shop will be closed during the next school holidays 11th-22nd July.  The shop will be open on Staff Only Day, Monday, 25th July.  Please book your appointment 
here.

Photolife Summer and Winter Sports Team Photos
Please be reminded that Summer and Winter Sports Team photos take place over 3 days - Tuesday 26th July - Thursday 28th July for all Y1-Y13 teams.  Further details will be with provided by the team coaches.

Homestay Families Wanted
Opportunities for families to learn about other cultures, while caring for a student living away from their home country. Contact us at [email protected]

Preston Park Winter Newsletter
Click here to read the most recent Preston Park newsletter.

COVID-19
Please continue to inform the school of all positive cases via the Covid Notification Form which you will find here.

BC Prayer Team
Join us to support BC through prayer, BC Staffroom Wednesdays at 8.45am, or email [email protected] for zoom invite.