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Belmont High School

Belmont High School

Quantum Potero - I will achieve my potential

Telephone02 4945 0600

Principal's Welcome

Dear parents/caregivers and students,

Belmont High School is a comprehensive, co-educational secondary school located in the southern suburbs of Lake Macquarie. The school was established as the first high school outside of Newcastle in 1953 and draws its enrolments from the Belmont, Belmont North, Floraville and Jewells communities. Belmont High School is a proud member of the Belmont Learning Community and Minimbah AECG, working in partnership to improve student outcomes. In 2020, the school recorded 830 students, including 80 Aboriginal students and 5 Special Education classes.

Belmont High School has a culture of excellence in sport with particular success in diving and trampolining. The renowned creative and performing arts program includes exemplary concert band, stage band, percussion and choral music ensembles. There are high expectations for student academic achievement. The school provides an enrichment stream in Years 7-10 and a Senior Learning Hub operates daily providing support for students in the completion of assessment tasks and study. Students also receive extensive support in accessing School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships and transition to local-industry and tertiary study post-school pathways. The Positive Behaviour for Learning program focuses on developing the qualities of respect, responsibility and resilience in our students.

The school has recently been transformed through a $30 million upgrade completed in 2019, incorporating new student and staff facilities, special education, hospitality and technology learning spaces and administration areas, providing a modern, future focused learning environment.

I welcome all students and families to our school and look forward to a close, supportive and positive association as we strive to uphold our school motto Quantum Potero - I will achieve my potential.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Erskine