Belmont High School
Belmont HS is a proud and strong comprehensive high school situated on the shores of Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean south of Newcastle. We draw from across a diverse community with students ranging from high academic achievers to students with disabilities and special needs. Our school achieves high academic standards within a broad and rich curriculum. We emphasise positive values based around personal success, respect, responsibility and team work. Our school is recognised for its high standards of behaviour and school uniform. Student wellbeing is fostered through a range of positive lifestyle programs. The creative and performing arts programs (music, visual arts, drama and dance) are strengths of the school. There are electives offered in each of these from Years 8-12. Performing Arts is also fostered through a major music performance program (a large school band and choir, a jazz ensemble, rock bands, duets and individual performances); art exhibitions and ongoing visual displays. Dance is an area of growth, with a large extra-curricular program complementing electives. Other programs are in place for student leadership and peer mentoring, sports development programs including trampolining, gymnastics and diving. Our school produces high quality citizens and community leaders. Our facilities including a gymnasium, technology centre, upgraded science learning spaces and a performance theatre. Our school is committed to developing confident and competent students, with a strong focus on core skills of literacy and numeracy. Each year we closely analyse data and develop programs and specific strategies to improve student achievement. This is enhanced by our strong links with partner primary schools in the Belmont Learning Community, where we share strategies and expertise to support students for K-12. We have an ongoing and embedded teacher development program covering literacy and numeracy, use of technology and quality teaching.
Cooler Classrooms Program
The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.
To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.
Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.
This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.
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