Belmont, Auckland

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Belmont
Belmont Shops.JPG
Shops in central Belmont
Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore
Date established1855
Population3,297 (2006)
Postcode(s)0622
Surrounds
NorthHauraki
Northeast(Hauraki Gulf)
East(Hauraki Gulf)
SoutheastNarrow Neck
South(Waitematā Harbour)
SouthwestBayswater
West(Waitematā Harbour)
NorthwestHauraki

Belmont is an Auckland suburb. The name, which means "good view or hill" derives from a farm estate called "Belmont" subdivided in 1885.[citation needed]

The population of the "Seacliffe" statistical area, which is substantially the same as Belmont, was 3,297 in the 2006 census, an increase of 162 from 2001.[1] The suburb is in the North Shore ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland Council.

Education[edit]

Takapuna Grammar School is a secondary (years 9-13) school with a roll of 1587.[2] The school was built in 1926[3] and opened the following year. The adjacent Belmont Intermediate is an intermediate (years 7-8) school with a roll of 518.[4]

Belmont School is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 299.[5] It was founded in 1912 and moved to its current site in 1913.[6]

Wilson School is a special school for students with intellectual or physical disabilities.[7] It has a roll of 65.[8] It was previously called the Wilson Home School.[9]

All these schools are co-educational. Wilson School has a decile rating of 9, and the other schools have decile ratings of 10.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Quickstats about Seacliffe
  2. ^ Education Counts: Takapuna Grammar School
  3. ^ "Shore landmarks : [Takapuna Grammar School]". North Shore Times Advertiser. 1 November 2001. p. 128.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Belmont Intermediate
  5. ^ Education Counts: Belmont School
  6. ^ "Steam tram to Belmont School". North Shore Times Advertiser. 11 April 1978. p. 30.
  7. ^ "Education Review Report: Wilson School". Education Review Office. January 2008.
  8. ^ Education Counts: Wilson School
  9. ^ "Education Review Report: Wilson School". Education Review Office. May 2005.

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Coordinates: 36°48′29″S 174°47′24″E / 36.808°S 174.790°E / -36.808; 174.790