Bethlehem School is a Tauranga contributing school for Yr 0-6 students. The school opened in 1883 as a native school and has a strong link with its Maori community. In 2008 it celebrated its 125th Jubilee. For most of its history the school has been a small semi rural school but as Tauranga has grown so to has the school especially over the last 15 years. From a school of 120 students in 1995 to a roll of just over 500.