2020 HSC Minimum Standards

Please find attached a letter to parents of students who completed Year 9 NAPLAN in 2017. This information outlines the ongoing process of meeting the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy required for the 2020 HSC. Letter to Parents (pdf 335 KB) How to meet Standards (pdf 985 KB) 2020 HSC Minimum Standard Video presented by NESA - HSC Minimum Standard in Numeracy and Literacy explained... Read more

Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

'Share our Space' Program @ BHS

During the coming school holidays Belmont High will open up our school ovals and sports fields as part of the Department of Education 'Share Our Space' Program for the whole community to enjoy. Gates will be open from July 9 - July 20 from 8am - 5pm. A security guard will be in place to monitor safety and security all day. Gates will be locked at closing time each evening. To report a security issue at the school please call 1300 88 00 21. For more information on this initiative, please visit or contact 1300 679... Read more

Trial HSC Timetable 2018

The Trial HSC Timetable is now available and with a hard copy distributed to Year 12 students Thursday, June 21. The trial exams are scheduled during weeks 2 & 3 of Term 3, from Monday July 30 to Friday August 10. Trial HSC Timetable 2018 (pdf 577 KB) Trial HSC Rules Regulations (pdf 209 KB)... Read more

Update on SENTRAL Student and Parent Portal

We have resolved the issue with parent and student access to the SENTRAL portal. Please note there is a new web address to log-on: .... Read more

Year 10 Subject Selection for Year 11 2019

Year 10 students (2018) will soon be making their subject choices for the 2020 HSC. Please see below important dates scheduled as part of the selection process. Monday 28th May - Information Session for Year 10 - Gym period 1 and 2. Subject selection booklet will be issued. Wednesday 13 June - Information Session for Parents and Students regarding HSC requirements 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Monday 18th June - Subject Selection Interviews for Year 10 students - Library. Friday 22nd June - Selections close online, close of business. Subject Selection... Read more

NAPLAN - Years 7 and 9

The National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be held from Tuesday 15 May to Friday 28 May for all Year 7 and 9 students at Belmont High School. Please find attached a letter to parents, together with the testing schedule for each year group. Letter to Parents (pdf 298 KB) Year 7 Schedule (pdf 355 KB) Year 9 Schedule (pdf 357 KB)... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

2018 HSC Timetables

2018 HSC Examination Timetables have been released. Please see the links below: 2018 HSC Exam Timetable (pdf 2356 KB) 2018 HSC Prac & Performance (pdf 237 KB) 2018 HSC Languages Oral (pdf 826 KB)... Read more

Enrichment Information Pack Year 7 2019

Belmont High School will be accepting applications for its 2019 Enrichment Class up until May 11, 2018. No application can be accepted after this date. Assessment tests will take place at Belmont High School on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at a cost of $56 per student (non refundable).Please make cheques payable to Belmont High School and include them with your application. For all enquiries please contact the Deputy Principal for Year 7, 2019, Mr Michael Allenby. Year 7 2019 Enrichment Pack (pdf 297 KB)... Read more

CAPA Enrichment Class Year 7 2019

The CAPA Enrichment class encompasses the NSW Education Standards Authority Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts syllabus content. The course of study offers Year 7 students a combined creative arts experience. After completing one year in the program students will be assessed on whether they will continue in this class for Year 8 at BHS. For further details please view the attached information: CAPA Enrichment Applic (pdf 460 KB)... Read more

2018 SRC members

2018 SRC

Congratulations to the 2018 Student Representative Council (SRC) who were inducted into their positions at a ceremony this week. Congratulations to all students selected to represent their peers.... Read more

Important message about Opal cards

The following information is provided by Busways, but it also is relevant to Newcastle Buses: Does your child catch a school bus? Help them keep it! As the bus operator that providing your child's school bus services, we're asking for your help getting your child to use their Opal card on every bus trip. Since the introduction of the School Opal card in 2016, school bus patronage data has significantly dropped. This is not reflected in the number of students actually travelling on our buses for various reasons a large number of students are... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 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 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... 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

NDIS logo

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

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