I thought it was appropriate to display one of the few illustrations that exist of the original army barracks from 1947 when Belmont first became a school. This school year marks the end of 65 years of graduating classes from Belmont Secondary whose humble beginnings started in these barracks once on the current Belmont location. Twenty or more renovations later leaves the current building standing for its last year.
Next year we will have a brand new building which is currently being built on the old Glen Lake Elementary site. Our first classes will be in the new building on September 2015. I can only hope that the amazing culture and spirit that currently exists in the old and tired halls of the current Belmont can make its way to the new school.
So this year is a history making year as the class of 2015 will be the last class to ever come out of this old building. The current students will be in two new schools next year with our friends at Royal Bay Secondary opening their doors at the same time as Belmont.
It is a wonderful time to be a leader and support our students and families through these exciting changes.
Have a great school year and always be the best you can be!
Past Principals of Belmont:
- Archie Stephenson 1948 – 1971
- Wally Russel 1971 – 1973
- John Holt 1973 – 1983
- Leo Chaland 1983 – 1989
- Fred Pye 1989 – 1993
- Mike Dunne 1993 – 1999
- Daniel Horovatin 1999 – 2004
- Dave Felker 2004 – 2005
- Shirley McComb (Acting Principal 2005)
- Jeff Hopkins 2005 – 2006
- Don Grant 2006 – 2009
- Carl Repp 2009 – Nov. 2012