To achieve our vision of Leading Excellence In Intermediate School Education, we aim to provide a curriculum which is relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory. We believe that our curriculum is responsive to the needs of our emerging adolescent students and delivers beyond the requirements of the national curriculum. Students are taught the core subjects of English, mathematics and physical health and wellbeing, with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills. In addition, our programmes include a variety of other subjects such as technologies, science, the arts and languages.
The Caregiver Progress and Achievement Tool, used for mid-year and end-of-year reports, explains the process behind how a curriculum level is awarded and highlights the small but significant change to our sub-levelling system made in 2021 as well as a breakdown of the report itself. As a partnership in your child's learning, it is important for us to equip you and your child with tools for understanding their progress and achievement in order to have open, honest and robust conversations at home. Please click here for the Caregiver Progress and Achievement Tool.
Our programmes are tailored to deliver on the school’s key learning competencies of adaptable thinker, global citizen, self-directed and reflective learner, effective communicator and collaborative learner.
Thinking in different ways to learn effectively, moving forward to new challenges and developing a growth mind-set.
Understanding who you are, recognising global interdependence, valuing and respecting individual and cultural differences and protecting the environment.
Self-directed and reflective learner
Regulating how to think and learn independently.
Active listening, expressing ideas, interacting and engaging with others.
Working effectively with others.
One of our key learning competencies is for students to take an active part in their learning and as such, our teachers support students in self-reﬂection, self-evaluation and goal setting. To aid this process, students are actively and regularly provided with feedback on their performance. This helps to promote quality education and to enable students to successfully progress to the next stage in their learning.
Students at Belmont Intermediate School are provided with many opportunities to participate and extend themselves in a range of academic challenges throughout the year. Specific guidance and training is provided to all students who wish to challenge themselves academically and compete against other students, both nationally and internationally. Our students compete in a number of events including Mathex, Auckland Intermediate Schools Art Exhibition, Kids Lit Quiz,Future Problem Solving, Otago Maths, The Science Fair and many others covering technology, writing, ICT and English.