Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city. Belmont Intermediate School, established in 1957, is the only intermediate school located on the Devonport Peninsula. Voted New Zealand’s safest community, Devonport is just 10 minutes by ferry or a short drive over the harbour bridge to the city centre. An enviable lifestyle awaits you; safe, clean beaches, abundant recreational activities, cafes, bars, restaurants and shops, wide green open spaces and some of New Zealand’s top performing schools. We have a partnership relationship with Takapuna Grammar School, our international students have the privilege of direct entry into the school. Belmont Intermediate School's vision is to lead excellence in in intermediate school education. We take great pride in offering a two year programme which provides a range of opportunities to enable our students to develop the skills that are vital to them becoming life-long learners.
Our school environment is vibrant and engaging and where diversity is sought and valued. We have a curriculum which is interconnected, future focussed and child centric. We aim to give every student the opportunity for academic, cultural and sporting success. In addition, our health and life-skills programmes equip our students with essential skills to help them through some of the challenges they will face as emerging adolescents.
At the heart of our teaching and learning is our school’s core values of respect, excellence, humility, courage, creativity and integrity. Our staff and students are expected to embrace the core values and show commitment to them in everything they do. Our goal is not only for our students to achieve personal excellence during their time at intermediate school, but also to prepare them for a successful transition into high school.
At Belmont Intermediate School we have a Masters qualified, dedicated ESOL teacher and a teacher aide to support our international students. We have an ESOL programme which assists our international students with extra reading, writing, speaking and listening to help our students improve their English skills so that they can easily keep up with their Kiwi classmates. Our programmes utilise online individualised reading, grammar course books, spelling programmes, phonics and small group speaking practise lessons.
In addition we offer English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for our advanced learners. Our mainstream classes offer literacy, numeracy, thinking skills, humanities and health and PE. As part of our school’s commitment to offering an exciting and engaging curriculum, an electives programme is offered to all students. The goal of the electives programme is to inspire and encourage students to follow their passion and undertake learning of their choice across multiple disciplines.
A vast array of electives is offered to allow our students the opportunity to experience new and challenging ways of learning. We also offer a specialist programme where students attend a rotating programme of modules in: science, music, languages (Japanese and Mandarin), art, food technology and hard materials technology. For students who seek greater academic challenges, we offer specialist training and support to those wishing to compete in both national and international competitions such as Mathex, Auckland Intermediate Schools Art Exhibition, Kids Lit Quiz, Future Problem Solving, Otago Maths and International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). Specialist extension classes are also offered.
Belmont Intermediate school has a roll of 551 and currently has 15 international students from a variety of countries around the world, including France, Thailand, China and South Korea.