Bethel College Primary School started operating in 1995, even though the classroom facilities were rented from the Bethel College of Education. There were no boarding facilities for the primary learners. Boarding learners were staying in some staff houses as paying guests. The situation changed in 1998 when the college administration agreed to accommodate the high school learners in their dormitories under the supervision of the college deans. The primary school eventually grew into school. Our first matric batch graduated in 1999. Many of our learners found Christ in our school and are still witnessing SDAs.
Organisational Structure of Bethel College
Our school is divided into three sections
- Primary School (GR R - 6)
- Middle School(General Education & Training(GET) GR 7-9)
- High School(Further Education & Training(FET) Grade 10-12)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Bethel College Primary/High School is a double medium school with English as medium of instruction. Learners must study two languages and may choose English or IsiXhosa as Home Language. When English is chosen as Home Language, IsiXhosa or Afrikaans may be chosen as First Additional Language. When IsiXhosa is chosen as Home Language English or Afrikaans may be chosen as First Additional Language.
- Neat and correct uniform must be worn daily to school.
- Learners should not walk with their hands in their trouser pockets or with caps on in the school premises.
- Hairstyles with fiber, dreadlocks, singles etc,that attract undue attention are not allowed.
- No jewelery may be worn to schoolincluding tongue rings.
- Girls: Navy blue plain skirt; White shirt ; School tie; School Jersey ; School Blazer.
- Black school shoes with school socks.
- Boys: Grey trousers ; White shirt ; School tie ;
- School Jersey; School Blazer.
- Black school shoes with grey socks. ( No Suede shoes are allowed)
- School ‘drimacs’ can be worn only on rainy days.
- Navy blue hats may be worn during winter.
- School jersey, socks, ties, ‘drimacs’, blazers and badges can be bought from Jasmine Clothing & Uniform Centre, 24 Fuller Street, Butterworth. Tel: 047 491 1084.
LIFE AS A BOARDER
We have three different hostels for our students. Each hostel has a matron/Preceptor taking care of the students
- Tsawe for Grade 1-7 (Boys & Girls)
- Cell: 084 695 9198
- Baduza for Grade 8-12 Girls
- Cell: 073 649 7518
- ... for Grade 8-12 Males
- Cell:065 210 1367
Vegetarian Meals are served in the Dining Hall
For a detailed meal plan, please call our Kitchen manager at : 071 255 1234
Prayers are held everyday as a lifestyle. Daily prayers (morning & evening) are done in the hostels. Church services are contacted every Wednesday and Friday night and also on Sabbath(Saturday) in the Charpel. We encourage that you buy a bible for your child to maximise their benefit in these spiritual meetings.