Belmont, Auckland

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Shops in central Belmont
Shops in central Belmont
Belmont is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 36°48′29″S 174°47′24″E / 36.808°S 174.790°E / -36.808; 174.790Coordinates: 36°48′29″S 174°47′24″E / 36.808°S 174.790°E / -36.808; 174.790
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore
 • Total3,297
Northeast(Hauraki Gulf)
East(Hauraki Gulf)
SoutheastNarrow Neck
South(Waitematā Harbour)
West(Waitematā Harbour)

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.


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.


  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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