We miss you all. We are hoping our COVID restrictions ease soon so that we can have you all back on site. Please be patient with us. In the meantime , it has been terrific catching up with you all in the yard and the surrounding streets.
On Thursday of Week 10 you will receive the mid-year report for your child / children. This report is a summary of where our learners are at, at this time of the year. This year these reports have been impacted by the COVID 19 situation significantly and you will notice that they will look a little different
As a Partnership of Schools, we have jointly reformatted our reports this semester so that we are all on the same page. This was done via consultation with teachers and leadership, ensuring we adhere to our departments policy. Kelly Peterson has also spent many hours formatting the reports for use with our computer system. Our teachers have spent many hours writing these reports. Please take the time to go through this with your child, looking at areas of improvement and also areas of strength. At St Leonards, we are a community of learners. Learning certainly doesn't just happen at school. Parents and guardians have a major role to play.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that all learners don't learn at the same rate, nor at the same time. Comparing learners against other learners isn't always a wise thing to do. Learning is a life long journey, so please support and encourage your child but remind them learning is hard, should be hard and that you need to show grit when things get tough.
We hope that with the easing of our COVID restrictions that during Term 3 we may be able to schedule our three way conferences.
School Uniform Reminder
It is an expectation that school uniform is to be worn at all times. This can occasionally be an issue. We have a number of spare uniforms available from the Uniform Shop if needed. Please speak to your child’s class teacher or Office staff if you need to access these.
We have been working hard with the Holdfast Council and have come up with a draft proposal that we will take to our Week 8 Governing Council meeting. We will have a look at this during the meeting then present to our wider community. I must admit that our community has been a lot better at setting examples for our learners in regards to safety.
Dave Henty-Smith, Principal
Jo Meredith, Deputy Principal
Kathy Baker, Inclusive Education Coordinator