Belmont School enjoys a unique physical position. Our immediate location is non residential and is bordered by the Hutt River, Kennedy-Good Bridge, and State Highway 2. This special location gives us the environmental advantages of a rural school as well as easy access to the educational, cultural and sporting opportunities of Lower Hutt and Wellington. The RiverLink’s Belmont Wetlands project offers a real life study context for our environmental and physical and social sciences. Our central location enables students to walk, bike or be transported by their families. Belmont School has a heated swimming pool, extensive playing fields, court areas, and senior and junior playgrounds. We also enjoy the use of Belmont Memorial Hall for some school activities.
Our school has a staff of 32 all of whom play an active role in supporting the learning and wellbeing of our students and their families. We seek advice and guidance from a variety of education and associated sources, to ensure that our students and staff have a safe physical and emotional environment and that the New Zealand Curriculum and the goals of our community are delivered through high quality programmes that promote the achievement and wellbeing of all students.
Developing the Arts is important to our community. Sports teams take part in a variety of extra-curricula competitions and inter-school events.
The community has high expectations of the school. These are realistic and attainable. The school actively nurtures a strong and effective partnership in learning with families and the community. All “systems” operating in the school demonstrate the priority given to this. Open, honest and timely communication helps to ensure positive relationships with all partners in learning. The community expects that the students will be taught by a skilled, professional and caring staff who will encourage all students to have an attitude of excellence, a pride in themselves and their actions, self belief and confidence and a respect for themselves and others.
Mā te mahi tahi ka piki kōtuku - Succeeding together!