Upon the Death of Her Majesty The Queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote:

‘For giving her whole life to us, and allowing her life of service to be an instrument of God’s peace among us, we owe her a debt of gratitude beyond measure.’

Amongst the many, many tributes offered, this one stood out to me in that it echoed the prayer of St Francis.  This well-known prayer is an encouraging and uplifting prayer that teaches us how we can live like Jesus Christ and serve those around us, putting others' needs first.

As we celebrate the life of the Late Queen, we can be thankful to God for her example in living a life ‘turned outwards in service to others.’

Congratulations to those who have been elected to the Board of Trustees. A sincere thank you to all candidates and families for engaging in the election process and for their support of Bethlehem College. The results can be found here.  

Ma te Atua tātou e manaaki – God bless

Larne Edmeades 


Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day
The college will be closed for instruction on this one-off public holiday on Monday, 26th September 2022 to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Preston Park Newsletter
We are blessed to have Preston Park on our doorstep to enjoy - please click here to read the latest news on what is happening in the park.

BC Canteen – Staff Vacancy
Our canteen providers, Libelle/Champion Tuckshops, have a vacancy for a Team Leader in our BC Canteen. If you have an interest in healthy food, a servant heart and enjoy interacting with teenagers please click here for more information.

Last Day Term 3
Friday, 30th September is the last day of Term 3.  Term 4 commences Tuesday, 18th October.  Please be reminded that summer uniform is worn by all students in Term 4.

Grandparent's Morning Tea
Friday, 30th September. Sign up here.

Arotahi (Bethlehem College end of year) Magazine
Order extra copies here by Monday, 31st October.

Student Leavers
As a matter of courtesy, if you are intending to withdraw your child/ren, currently in Y1-Y12, at the end of 2022, can you please notify us via email to [email protected] and advise whether your child/ren are: 1) Transferring to another school, and if so, which school; 2) Going to Polytech/University and which course(s) they plan to enter; or 3) Entering the workforce and in what area. Thank you in advance for your consideration and in sharing any feedback to help us in serving families with excellence.  NB: we do NOT need to be advised of Y13's leaving at the end of the year.

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