Welcome back to Term 4. I trust that you have all had a wonderful break and enjoyed the company of your children over the past two weeks. We start the term with many exciting events and new challenges ahead.
I would like to welcome our new families to St Leonards and look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful community. We welcome Bella in Room 12, Gabriella in Room 1, Sophia in Room 6 and Georgia in Room11B, we hope you enjoy your time with us.
Late last term we received our NAPLAN results. These were really exciting and we have maintained our improvement from 2018. Some Highlights of note for 2019 include:
48 percent of our Year 3 students are in the top two Bands for reading and above the Australian average
Our Year 5 students achieved fantastic results in both Reading and Numeracy and are above the Australian average in Numeracy
Our Year 7 students had 47 percent of achieving high growth in numeracy.
This continues the steady improvement we have seen over the past few years and is a credit to our staff at St Leonards.
Over the past two months we have had some issues after school hours, involving some inappropriate behaviour on social media. Unfortunately, some of this has had an impact in the classroom and the welfare of some of our students. These incidents are happening through Tic Toc, Snapchat and Instagram.
I would like to remind all parents and caregivers that all three of these sites have a minimum age restriction of 13 years old. Students younger that this should not have an account.
SAPOL will be at St Leonards later this year and will be running a cyber safety program for all parents. We have had one for our middle to upper primary student last term.
Please consider attending this event.
Dave Henty-Smith, Principal
Jo Meredith, Deputy Principal
Kathy Baker, Inclusive Education Coordinator