Established in 1955, Belmont High School has a long tradition of providing quality education in the Geelong region. The school’s overriding purpose is to provide an environment that nurtures the wellbeing of all students and provides successfully for their ongoing learning and variety of academic needs. The school’s innovative academic and extensive co-curricular programs challenge and engage all students.
Facilities: Set in attractive gardens, the school has a gymnasium, cafeteria, library, band room (with rehearsal facilities), modern health centre, extensive information technology facilities, spacious sports grounds, a school camp in the Otway Ranges and school buses.
Curriculum: An innovative and specialised program is in place for Year 7 and 8 students to undertake Core Studies in specially designed learning spaces. Year 7 and 8 students also take part in extensive Arts and Technology rotations. Year 9 curriculum sees a mix of core and elective units of study as well as a careers and community based program. Year 10 is fully elective with students having access to Year 11 and 12 studies. Academic acceleration is available for very capable students, either through individual programming or by being part of the accredited Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program. Special programming is also available for students with literacy and numeracy difficulties. Languages offered are Indonesian and Italian and are available in VCE. The school has a growing International Student program that welcomes students from overseas on a long-term basis as well as short-term study tours. Belmont offers the full range of programs for senior students including VCE, VET and VCAL studies. E-learning is fully integrated through all learning areas and there is a 1:1 learning environment with all students having notebooks or laptops.
Sport: A wide variety of sports is available, with all students able to participate in swimming, athletics, cross-country and an extensive range of other team and individual sports. Belmont has an outstanding record of participation and success in regional and state sport.
Co-curricular activities: An extensive co-curricular program exists that includes music tuition, debating, performance, school productions, student leadership programs, house-based activities and events, (deleted here) and fundraising programs for community organisations. Camping programs are available as well as interstate and overseas cultural and study tours.
Student welfare programs: Years 7 to 12 are organised vertically in a strongand vibrant house system, which provides extensive pastoral care in a supportive and encouraging environment. The school employs student counsellors and welfare staff, as well as a nurse. Peer mediation, peer support and the integration of students with disabilities are features of the support program. A strong anti-bullying policy and harassment program is in place through the health program. School uniform is compulsory.