Bethlehem College Bay of Plenty


Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:34 am 06 May 2019
Closes 1pm 17 June 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9tUp

A well-established state integrated Christian college in Tauranga, catering for over 1,750 students, comprising approximately: 

  • 1,650 Y1–13 students (including 80 international students) at the Bethlehem campus
  • 100 Y1–8 students at the Bethlehem College Chapman campus in Rotorua.   

The college is an entity of the Christian Education Trust.

We have a unique opportunity for a principal with a strong Christian faith and demonstrated educational leadership, to combine these passions and lead the college into the future. We are looking for an inspirational leader to further Christian education. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of providing educational excellence, effective leadership and vision to guide a growing and successful college.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate: 

  • A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the college and to uphold the special character (these requirements are a condition of employment)
  • A strong personal commitment to protect and enhance the Christian special character of the college
  • People skills and the ability to engage and influence the college community from staff, students and their families, to the board
  • Effective communication 
  • Experience in building a competent and collaborative culture 
  • An ability and desire to grow and develop staff, and to ensure students achieve, and reach their potential
  • A servant heart.

You will be supported by dedicated Christian teachers, efficient support staff, an effective senior leadership team, an engaged board, a committed proprietor and great facilities. 

Any confidential enquiries to Paul Shakes (deputy board chair) on (027) 379 8879.

How to apply

Application packs can be requested by email or downloaded from our website. 

Karen Miller, Principal's PA
(07) 579 1800

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9tUp

Listed 9:34 am 06 May 2019
Closes 1pm 17 June 2019

School details

Bethlehem College

Type: Composite
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 1813

School number: 77
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Physical address:
Elder Lane, Bethlehem, Tauranga

Postal Address:
Private Bag 12003, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga, 3143