Founded in 1982 (Primary) and 1991, (Secondary), the College’s purpose is to provide a dynamic Christ-centred education which will nurture children in a caring environment that will help equip them for life. Its modern facilities include well-equipped classrooms, multiple computer labs, Science labs, Visual Arts, Music, Design and Technology workshops, an industry-standard Food Technology and Hospitality Kitchen, a state-of-the-art library and a large indoor gymnasium/multi-purpose building. The College boasts expansive outdoor spaces, large ovals and basketball courts.
Prep: Belmont offers an investigative play-based learning program that will prepare your child for Kindergarten. This strategically planned learning environment is stimulating and exciting, and stems from the individual interests of each child based on the Early Years Learning Framework. The most recent Department Education and Community Services assessment rated Prep as ‘exceeding’ in the National Quality Standards. BCC now operates a Preschool for three-year-olds. Prep children are immersed in a literacy and numeracy rich setting, which will offer experiences in the development of social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, physical, pre-writing, pre-reading and pre-number skills. The Prep program is a proven and most effective way of transitioning children into Kindergarten.
OSHC: Belmont Christian College has contracted Camp Australia to provide Out of School Hours Care – OSHC. Approved by NSW Department of Education and Community Services as a child-care service, the Belmont Christian College OSHC currently offers after-school care for Prep and Primary-aged children. The service operates from the end of the school day until 6pm, every school day during BCC school terms.
Primary School (Kindergarten to Year 6): The rigorous academic teaching and learning program is based on the mandatory Australian/NSW curriculum. There is a strong focus on the creative arts, sport and information technology, beginning in the Primary School which progresses into Secondary School. As far as the content of each syllabus is concerned, students follow a similar program to other schools. The difference at Belmont Christian College lies in the approach. All that is taught in the Primary School is from a Biblical foundation and all staff are Christians, so their personal faith in Jesus Christ is reflected in the way they teach and the attitudes and values they communicate.
Secondary School (Years 7 to 12): In Secondary School, staff value the opportunity to partner with students as they make the transition into young adolescence and then adulthood. Each Stage group has a staff member as their Stage Leader (for Stage 4: Years 7 and 8; Stage 5: Years 9 and 10; and Stage 6: Years 11 and 12) and each class in the year group has a Pastoral Care teacher who is responsible for the day-to-day catch-up time with their students. Given the unique and demanding changes that occur during adolescence, staff recognise that there is a need for strong relationships and a secure sense of place and belonging. The structure of the Stage 4 timetable and program facilitates the relational model that is embraced early on in Secondary School and is maintained as a feature of College life. Students have access to a widely varied curriculum encompassing the full scope of subjects within all eight Key Learning Areas. Large, multi-function classrooms, withdrawal areas and integration of technology encourages a creative, flexible approach designed to enhance learning. Senior School (Stage 6) students enjoy an outstanding program of academic, vocational, sporting, cultural and social experiences. In addition, staff intentionally integrate into all facets of College life distinct opportunities for developing an understanding of a Christian worldview and for academic and spiritual growth. The college aims to foster students’ critical thinking so that they can be creative contributors and innovative problem solvers in an ever-changing world.
Elective subjects: Secondary School generally has a range of subjects on offer such as Visual Arts, Graphics, Software Design and Development, Food Technology, Hospitality, Textiles and Design, Industrial Technology (Wood), Design and Technology, Modern History, Ancient History, Society and Culture, Drama, Music, Physical Activity and Sports Science, Sport Leisure and Recreation, PD/H/PE, Community and Family Studies, Marine Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Senior Science, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Studies of Religion.
Principal: Ms Sharon Sopher.