Belmay Primary School

From the Principal's Desk

Welcome back to everyone! And an extra welcome to those families who are joining the Belmay Community for the very first time. We have had a super start to the term and it’s so lovely to see the excitement from both teachers and students on their return back to school!

. . Every school day counts . . Attendance matters . . .

Last Thursday and Friday the teachers attended the School Development Day including a full day on phonics programs called Letters and Sounds PP -Year 2 and reviewing our Literacy and Numeracy data 2018/2019. The Belmay Strategic Plan is consistent with the directions outlined in the Strategic Plan for WA Public Schools 2016-2019:

We actively focus on building hearts and minds, supporting a culture of high performance and high care.

School Improvement ~ Priority Areas
Priority 1: Literacy (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation)
Priority 2: Mathematics (Problem Solving and Mathematics Vocabulary)

School Improvement ~ Focus Areas  
Focus Area 1: Data Informed Action
Focus Area 2: Attendance
Focus Area 3: Students At Educational Risk (SAER)

Sarah Durham



About Belmay Primary School, located on the corner of Sydenham Street and Epsom Avenue Cloverdale, commenced operations in 1952 and is within the portion of the City of Belmont considered to be inner-metropolitan and residential.

The school occupies 7.5 hectares of land with students having access to large recreation areas which include an oval, two playgrounds and basketball and netball courts. In addition a large area of bushland provides the students with opportunities to learn about caring for their natural environment first hand.

The site is geographically a large one and in the early 1990’s, as Belmay’s student numbers decreased due to changing local demographics, a second school, the “South East Metropolitan Language Support Centre” began operations on the current shared site. Although both schools run autonomously with their own Principals and Administration teams, the two schools do collaborate on sporting and social programs over the course of the year. After initially reaching a peak in the late 1980’s before declining through the following 15 years, the school’s enrolments have been steadily increasing since 2004. We currently have 233 students enrolled at Belmay.


Newsletters for Term 1, 2019 will be available in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8