Bethlehem Campus

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Bethlehem College
Elder Lane, Bethlehem, Tauranga
Coordinates 37°42′17.80″S 176°6′43.54″E / 37.7049444°S 176.1120944°E / -37.7049444; 176.1120944Coordinates: 37°42′17.80″S 176°6′43.54″E / 37.7049444°S 176.1120944°E / -37.7049444; 176.1120944
Type State: Integrated, Co-ed (Year 1-13)
Motto "Excellence through Christ "
Established 1988
Ministry of Education Institution no. 77
Principal Eoin Crosbie
School roll 1622[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 9Q[2]

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, social work and counselling and a Master of Professional Practice. Over 400 students are enrolled and students may study either onsite with a 'flipped classroom' approach or through innovative distance learning.

The academy was founded in 1988 as a primary school with 100 students, and has expanded since to offer secondary and tertiary education.

Bethlehem College[edit]

  • 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[3] (Years 7-13).

Kenya minivan accident[edit]

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.[4] Student Caitlin Dickson was killed, as were married couple Brian and Grace Johnston. Kenyan bus driver Christopher Mmata was also killed.[5]


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Community shocked by Kenya crash deaths". 3 News NZ. January 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kenya crash survivors recovering well". 3 News NZ. January 18, 2013. 

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