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Bethlehem Campus

Bethlehem College
Elder Lane, Bethlehem, Tauranga
Type State: Integrated, Co-ed (Year 1-13)
Motto "Take Dominion"[1]
Established 1988
Ministry of Education Institution no. 77
Principal Eoin Crosbie
School roll 1542[2] (July 2015)
Socio-economic decile 9Q[3]

Bethlehem Campus is a campus located in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand which contains several Christian educational institutions, including:

  • Bethlehem College (Year 1-13)
  • Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (formerly Bethlehem Institute of Education), a tertiary institution offering Degrees and Diplomas in teaching, psychology and counselling.

The academy is committed to providing education that is Christ centered, biblically based, and prepares students for a life of effective service and leadership. It was founded in 1988 as a primary school with 100 students, and has expanded since to offer secondary and tertiary education.


  • Bethlehem College 1
  • Kenya minivan accident 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Bethlehem College

  • Bethlehem College's current principal is Eoin Crosbie.
  • Philip Russell is the associate principal for pastoral care and counselling.
  • Stewart Manners is the associate principal for curriculum guidance.
  • Shane Beckett is the associate principal for primary.
  • Maureen Giles is the Head of Primary
  • John Mudge is the Head of Junior Secondary
  • Teri Culpepper is the Head of Senior Secondary

The school has approximately 1200 students in the secondary portion of the school[4] (Years 7-13).

Kenya minivan accident

In January 2013 a van of Bethlehem College students and former students crashed in a small village in Kenya, while they were on a volunteer mission at Ark Quest Academy.[5] Student Caitlin Dickson was killed, as were married couple Brian and Grace Johnston. Kenyan bus driver Christopher Mmata was also killed.[6]


  1. ^ "2013 Charter and Annual Goals" (PDF). Bethleham College. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 17 August 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ "Community shocked by Kenya crash deaths". 3 News NZ. January 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kenya crash survivors recovering well". 3 News NZ. January 18, 2013. 

External links

  • Bethlehem College
  • Bethlehem Tertiary Institute

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