Bethlehem Primary School
Bethlehem School is a contributing school catering for students in Years 0 - 6 (ages 5-11).
The school has a long history. It opened in 1883 as a native school and has enjoyed strong links with its Maori community over the years that continue to flourish today. The school has grown steadily, particularly over the past 20 years and today has over 500 students on its roll.
The school provides a supportive and warm environment for its students which is underpinned by the school’s motto "Taku rourou Tau rourou Ka ora ai tatou," which translates to "With your contribution and mine we will flourish".
Bethlehem School offers excellent learning and sporting facilities. Some of these include well equipped classrooms, a hall, a heated swimming pool, artificial turf and asphalt courts, a grass playing field, two adventure playgrounds and a fitness trail/confidence course. There are currently twenty-four teaching spaces/ classrooms, a school library, a special needs/support staff hub and an international student centre. Recent additions include an Arts Centre (Whare Toi) and a new innovative learning environment (Te Ao Marama) consisting of seven teaching spaces plus withdrawal spaces. The school also operates a Level 1 Maori Medium Immersion programme with three classes.
There are a wide range of extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural, artistic and environmental) on offer. Students have many opportunities to experience success and enjoyment.
Address 66 Carmichael Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga, New Zealand
Accommodation In accordance with the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, international students under 10 years old must live with a parent or guardian. For students aged 10 and older, please contact the school to discuss accommodation arrangements.