March P&C Meeting

The March meeting of the Belmont High School P&C will be held on Wednesday 21 March commencing at 5.30pm in the staff common room in A block. This will also be the AGM meeting. All parents are welcome to attend.... 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

2018 Athletics Carnival - new location

Our annual athletics carnival is on Wednesday 7th March (Week 6) at a new location for us at: Fearnley Dawes Athletics Track, Newcastle (25 National Park St, Newcastle). This event is a compulsory day for all students and attendance will be monitored. All students catching the bus are to assemble in the COLA at 8.30am. Buses to leave from 8.45am (priority to those entering the 1500m). Help us to make our athletics carnival even bigger and better than before with strong participation at this newly renovated venue! Students are encouraged to... Read more

Year 7 2019 Parent Information Evening

Parents of year 6 students who are interested in enrolling in Year 7 at Belmont High School in 2019 are invited to an information evening on Monday 5 March 2017 commencing at 5.30pm. The meeting will be held in the school gymnasium (entry via Macquarie Drive). At the meeting parents will be provided with information on the academic, cultural and sporting programs on offer at Belmont High as well as an explanation of the enrolment process for both local and non-local enrolments. Enrolment forms are currently being distributed by government... 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

BHS Annual Swimming Carnival

The BHS 2018 Swimming Carnival will be held on Monday February 5 at the Swansea Swimming Centre. This is a COMPULSORY school event for ALL students. The carnival begins at 9am, concluding at approximately 1.45pm. Bus travel to and from the pool is provided at a cost of $5, to be paid as students get on the bus. Buses will leave the bus bay at 8.45am. Students may also travel to the venue via private transport (please note the pool will not open before 8.45am) Entry to the pool is $3.50 (correct money preferred). Students are encouraged to wear... 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

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

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

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