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Bay of Plenty English Language school (BOPELS)

English Language School

Bay of Plenty English Language School (BOPELS) - the only English language school in Tauranga city centre.  We focus on your individual needs, assisting you to achieve your individual goals. Being a learner-centred school with small class sizes (5-10 per class) allows for high levels of student interaction and individual attention with teachers. Enjoy our family atmosphere and excellent pastoral care.  We strive for academic excellence and offer pathways to further study. All levels are catered for and you will work systematically through course programmes based on core texts. You will enjoy activities outside the classroom at least monthly.  Share with us your culture as we share our beautiful area and culture with you.

Contact Bay of Plenty English Language school (BOPELS)
Physical address

Level 1, 127 Durham Street
3110 Tauranga
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Phone numbers

07 577 1970

  • Number of students: 30
  • Number of international students: 30
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available


School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Muslim Prayer Space
BOPELS is located in the city centre close to the harbour, award winning cafes, shops, library, gyms, movies and bus terminal. Our classrooms are light and airy. Facilities include kitchen and dining, shower room and a large lounge area for games and relaxation. Our homestays are caring, supportive and English-speaking, all on a bus route, some within walking distance. You will have your own bedroom with a place to study, internet and 3 meals per day.  We have beautiful watersports and surfing beaches and are a World Health Organisation 'Safe City'.
The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and picturesque views.

When James Cook arrived in 1769, he anchored off a great bay ‘full of plantations and villages’ that was, he noted ‘a bay of plenty’. The Bay of Plenty, today, is no less a place of plenty. Around Tauranga are hectares of orchards and gardens producing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados. Add to this bounty the local wines and the plentiful fresh seafood and you just know that this is a place where you will dine well.

Mount Maunganui, a short distance from Tauranga, has spectacular beaches which are a magnet for surfers all year round. For the adventurous, there’s skydiving and for those more keen on terra firma, blokarting (small land yachts) will blow the cobwebs away.

Visit White Island – a quick helicopter ride from Whakatane – and you can walk, yes, on an active volcano as it hisses, belches and rumbles. It’s that same geothermal activity that provides the hot pools and spas that you will find in many places where you can relax and let the world slide by. There is plentiful accommodation in the area; everything from bed and breakfasts through to hotels and boutique lodges.
Main centres: 

Tauranga, Whakatane


Katikati, Kawerau, Mount Maunganui, Opotiki, Te Puke, White Island (Whakaari)

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Education Tauranga is the local student body
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