Building a community that inspires curious, creative and innovative thinkers underpins our philosophy here at St Leonards. We want our learners to be able to think for themselves and to develop their skills in being curious and creative. Learning is a product of thinking. If we want our students to learn well and develop understanding, we must create cultures of thinking that actively engage students in thinking on an ongoing basis.
One of the unexpected positives of the Covid issue is the independence our learners are now showing when entering the class. Teachers are reporting that learners are straight into their learning and have become a lot more confident.
All Education Department schools are required to have a site improvement plan. These plans are developed in consultation with learners, staff, parents and our education team and focussed on data indicating areas our school can improve.
· To improve student achievement in writing across the whole site.
· To increase the number of students in the top levels of achievement in reading.
· To increase the number of high achieving students in numeracy.
Our three goals are integral to all we do and decisions we make about staffing, resources and support for all of our learners. Our detailed plan can be seen on our school website
Please be careful. Our Kiss and drop Zone is not a parking area. We have been in dialogue with the council about this ongoing issue. Please, please obey street signage and think about our neighbours. A number of people have been issued infringements. The school is working with council on some new designs to improve traffic flow and look after the safety of our learners
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers we have had St Leonards. We appreciate your time and effort. You help create this wonderful, unique school community. We know times are a little strange, however we can’t wait for the day that all of you can help us again at school. Please remember that to volunteer, you need to go through the volunteer process at school. This includes all sports coaches. This is particularly important as school sport looks to be close to starting up again. For more information on the volunteer process, please see our Volunteering at St Leonards page on our website.
Superheros Dress up Day
Thanks to all our wonderful learners and of course our caregivers. We were able to raise $430 from the day. We donated the money to the professionals at Flinders Private Hospital. They certainly enjoyed their beverages.
Dave Henty-Smith, Principal
Jo Meredith, Deputy Principal
Kathy Baker, Inclusive Education Coordinator