Belmont High School (Victoria)

Belmont High School is an Australian public high school located in Belmont, Victoria, a suburb in the city of Geelong. It is one of the largest public schools in Geelong. The school was established in 1955[1] and as of 2019, it has an enrolment of over 1300 students from years 7 to 12.[2]

Belmont High School
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Administration building
Address
Rotherham Street

, ,
3216

Coordinates38°10′37″S 144°19′46″E / 38.1769413°S 144.3295705°E / -38.1769413; 144.3295705Coordinates: 38°10′37″S 144°19′46″E / 38.1769413°S 144.3295705°E / -38.1769413; 144.3295705
Information
TypePublic high school
MottoStrive for the Highest
Established1955
PrincipalSandra Eglezos
FacultySeveral
Years offered7-12
Enrolment1308+ (2019)
Campus typeSuburban
Colour(s)Green & white
Website

The school has been progressively refurbished, with the most recent work costing $6.66 million and comprising new administration and staff areas, canteen, and four "learning centres".[3]

There is a new Science-Technology centre called 'BioLab' that was completed in 2010 that is accessible for schools throughout Geelong to utilise.

CurriculumEdit

The school offers a programme which includes a core curriculum in years 7 - 8 (English, Mathematics, Science, Italian, Indonesian, Technology, Arts, Studies of Society and Environment, Health and Physical Education). At years 9 to 12 a wide range of pathways are available. These include the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education Training (VET), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and school-based apprenticeships.

Belmont High School is one of 37 Victorian Government secondary schools providing a Select Entry Accelerated Learning Programme to address the learning needs of their gifted and high potential students.[1] This allows these students to begin VCE subjects in Year 9 and complete school a year earlier if they wish.

The school also offers specialised programmes catering for international students.

IncidentsEdit

On the 8 August 2008 a fire swept through a portable classroom, taking firefighters 40 minutes to control the blaze and another 90 minutes to fully damp down the site. One portable classroom was destroyed. There was also a fire in a science room, causing damage that had to be fixed over the start of 2011 holidays. On 19 April 2018 a shooting threat sent the school into lockdown. Police attended the school and upon realising that the threat was a hoax students were briefed on the situation and the day continued as normal.[4]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Victorian Government Schools: Belmont High School Archived 1 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Belmont High celebrates school's upgraded look". Geelong Advertiser. www.geelongadvertiser.com.au. 12 October 2007. Archived from the original on 30 July 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  4. ^ Belmont High school blaze
  5. ^ The Age: Pleasure and pain of a rock'n'roll life - 12 November 2005
  6. ^ Geelong Theatre Hall Of Fame
  7. ^ Geelong Theatre Hall Of Fame

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