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Term Four 2017

All staff and students return to school on Monday 9 October 2017. The last day for students in term four is Friday 15 December 2017.... Read more

Belmont High School Leaders

National Police Remembrance Day

School leaders from across the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command recently participated in the dedication of a Police Memorial Wall at Belmont Police Station. Belmont High School captains Jake Foster and Jessica Noble as well as vice captain Casey Turner represented the school at the ceremony to coincide with National Police Remembrance Day. Year 8 student Chloe Gill also performed the National Anthem as part of the ceremony. All students represented the school with pride.... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

BHS on Facebook

Please 'like' and follow Belmont High on our new official Facebook page. BHS Facebook... Read more

HSC 2020 - Minimum Standard Explained

From 2020, students in Year 12 in NSW must have previously met the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to be eligible for their HSC credential. This minimum standard is part of a broader NSW Government strategy to boost student literacy and numeracy across the state. The new strategy requires cooperation between the three school education sectors, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), schools, teachers, students and parents. See the NESA website for further details. NESA - Minimum HSC Standard Letter from NESA CEO to Year 9... Read more

BHS Transition to New Finance System

Belmont High will transition to the new NSW Public Schools finance system and new bank account on Monday May 22, 2017. To ensure a smooth transition there will be changes to the way we accept payments. Direct Deposits - As of May 12, direct deposits will no longer be accepted into our current school bank account as we prepare to close this account and transition to the new one. Any payments made using direct deposit after this date cannot be properly allocated to a student's account in a timely manner. Please ensure all outstanding direct... Read more

2017 HSC Timetable

The 2017 HSC timetable is now available. HSC Timetable 2017 2017 HSC written exams start on Monday 16 October and finish on Tuesday 7 November. HSC students are able to access their personalised exam timetables via their Students Online account. First time visitors to Students Online can activate their account to access their account log in details. Activate Account Any students who have forgotten their PIN are now able to use the improved forgotten pin function. Forgotten Pin Encourage your HSC student to read the latest edition of Student... Read more

Click: Schools in Focus

CLICK is a gallery initiative by Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery to showcase secondary school photographic projects from across the Hunter and Central Coast regions. Each year two exhibitions of work are selected and proudly displayed in the education room. After submitting an application for this amazing opportunity, Belmont High is excited to announce that Year 11 and Year 12 Photography students have been awarded this exhibition which will be on display from May 5 to June 25. We look forward to taking the students over to view their work at... Read more

NAPLAN 2017 - Years 7 and 9

Students from years 7 and 9 will be completing the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests during week 3 of Term 2, from May 9-11. All students in these year groups are expected to participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. The results of these tests provide information to parents and schools in determining whether students are meeting important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy. These results are also used to support teaching and... Read more

Parent and student information on changes to the HSC

Attached is information for parents and students on the changes to the HSC. Parent information (pdf 985 KB) Student information (pdf 1383 KB)... Read more

Update on Sentral

Update on Sentral (pdf 377 KB)... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

Changes to HSC - information for parents

Recently changes have been announced to the requirements for students to receive the award of a HSC. The changes will affect students who sit this year's NAPLAN test as well as year 11 in 2018. Information on these changes will be provided at the March meeting of the P&C Association. This meeting will be held on Wednesday 15 March 2017 commencing at 5.30 pm. The AGM of the P&C will be held after this information session.... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

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