Welcome to Belmont City College.
We are proud to introduce you to one of Western Australia’s most renowned Independent Public Schools with a proud reputation for providing a vibrant learning environment where students are supported to achieve to their potential.
With modern facilities, expert staff and a caring school community, each child is provided with optimal learning and social development opportunities that empowers them to become confident and active citizens, ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities of an ever changing world.
Darrel Le Mercier
Belmont City College is an inclusive, respectful and productive educational environment where students achieve success in their academic, social and community endeavours.
As one of Western Australia’s renowned Independent Public Schools, we have high expectations of our students and staff, who embrace our ethos – to demonstrate pride in themselves, their school and their community.
Our vibrant college community provides access to a diverse range of programs that support students to develop academic, social and life skills essential to navigating a pathway to further training and employment.
Although Independent Public Schools have more flexibility to set their own strategic direction and authority for day to day decisions, they remain part of the public school system. The principal is responsible for the educational leadership, operation and management of the school.
Each Independent Public School must have an effective School Board which is a legally formed body that, in partnership with the principal, is given powers to set and monitor the key directions of a school. It is the major governing body of the school and oversees the school’s performance. The College principal is automatically a member of the Board, and other members can include members of the general community, staff members, parents/carers and representatives of the Parents and citizens association for BCC.
Independent Public School
In 2010 the College became one of the first 34 schools in WA to become an Independent Public School. As an Independent Public School Belmont City College is able to target the use of our resources in a manner that will best meet the needs of our students.
This special status provides the college with greater flexibility to respond to the needs and aspirations of the local community and more latitude and autonomy to set our direction in key areas such as staff selection; design of education programs; financial administration and behaviour management.
Building a sense of shared ownership and responsibility for making a school successful is the fundamental premise of the Independent Public Schools initiative. It acknowledges that Western Australian public schools should be as different as the communities they serve.
The reviewers commended College in many areas such as the purposeful and meaningful engagement in all classrooms as well as the commitment of teachers to effective teaching and to high standards of behaviour and learning.