Established by the Sisters of Charity in 1881, Bethlehem College has
a rich and proud tradition of educating young women. The Sisters administered
the College for 110 years and their values and commitment are the foundations
of College life today. The College motto Este Fideles (“Be Faithful”) is lived
and put into practice every day as students and teachers strive to be faithful
to God, to themselves and to each other.

Within the Catholic tradition, Bethlehem aims to develop confident
young women with positive self images and courageous, independent and enquiring
minds, with a genuine concern for others. Bethlehem is committed to the
development of young women who value themselves, who are concerned about
significant issues in the world as they relate to justice, peace and the
environment and who value prayer and the reality of God in their lives.

Facilities: A program of continual improvement provides Bethlehem
students with excellent learning environments. These include: 21st-century
science laboratories, photographic darkroom, ceramics room and kiln, recently
refurbished visual arts rooms, fully equipped professional music performance
studio, specialist professional kitchens, spacious, modern library, interactive
whiteboards, computer labs with audio and visual projection, smartboards and
Mac laptops throughout the College, multi-purpose hall, black box drama room,
playing field, rebound-ace multi-purpose courts.

Subjects Years 10 to 12: There is a full range of subjects available
for students in Years 11 and 12. Subject offerings are responsive to student
needs, and therefore subjects being studied may vary from year to year.
Bethlehem also offers a Vocational Education Program in Years 11 and 12.

Bethlehem College has an excellent and consistent record of
achievement at both School Certificate and Higher School Certificate levels. On
average, more than 70 per cent of the school’s HSC candidates are offered a
university place in the first round offers and many of our students receive
scholarships at various universities. An extensive Careers Program commencing
in Year 10 helps students to make wise decisions about their future.

Special features: Bethlehem College has a fine record of achievement
in the academic arena. The school offers many different programs to meet the
diverse needs of its students. These programs include: Gifted and Talented,
Learn to Learn, Student Leadership, Co-curricular and Sport Enrichment,
performing arts scholarships and college band, literacy and numeracy programs,
and extension courses in English, Mathematics and History. Our Special
Education team and ESL teacher assist students with special learning needs

School Information

  • Type: Catholic
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: approximately 640 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: please consult the school.
  • Address:18 Bland Street, Ashfield 2131
  • Phone:02 9798 9099
  • Fax:02 9799 4105

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