A very warm welcome to our

St. Leonards Rd School

Community Website.

He aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai.

If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.

St. Leonards Road School has been in operation since 1962. We have a proud, longstanding history of providing an excellent education for the Kelston community.

Our School Vision:

Ma te mohio ka ora, ma te ora ka mohio: Learn To Live, Live to Learn.

At St. Leonards Road school we create opportunities for students to learn how to live and to be life-long learners. Through the practice of AKO, we support our students to be strong in their identify, confident in who they are, connected and actively involved in our school, the Kelston community and as global citizens. Our BEST values underpin all we do.

We are one of seven schools in Te Whānau Mātauranga o Kerehana Kāhui Ako.

As Principal of St. Leonards Road School, it is my privilege to serve our tamariki, their parents, whanau and our wonderfully rich and diverse community. I warmly invite you to look through our website to find out more about our school and Kāhui Ako.

Sharon Fuemana


24/08/2020: Level 2 from Sunday 30 August 11:59pm


Dear SLRS whānau,

We look forward to welcoming our students back to school this coming Monday 31st August. Please look out for this Wednesday's school newsletter that will have more information about our return to school in it. If you have any concerns regarding your child's return to school please contact us at the school office or look at the following websites for more information and updates:

Covid 19: https://covid19.govt.nz/

Ministry of Health: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus.

Ngā mihi,


14/08/2020: Level 3 extended to 26 August - School Closed

Dear parents, caregivers and whānau,

Level 3 has been extended for another 12 days which means school will be closed until Wednesday 11.59pm on August 26.

The only exception is for essential workers who have no other means of childcare for your children. If this is you, please message your classroom teacher via seesaw or email admin@stleonards.school.nz. You can also text 0273082130. This will help us to ensure we have staff onsite.

Our return to level 2 will depend on Cabinet's review of level 3 on August 21. We will communicate with you any changes in this regard and please make contact with us if you are needing any support or help. We also invite you to view our school website for updated information.

Have a safe weekend at home and remember to be kind to each other and stay safe in your bubbles!

Ngā mihi, Sharon

11 August 2020: IMPORTANT COVID-19 Announcement LEVEL 3 = SCHOOL CLOSED: Distance learning starts.

Dear families,

With the Prime Minister's announcement tonight, Link Auckland is moving to level 3 as from Noon tomorrow (Wednesday 12 August) for 3 days until Midnight Friday 14 August.

School is closed as from tomorrow morning with the exception of essential workers who have no other means of childcare for your children.

If you are an essential worker with no other means of childcare, and will be sending your child to school tomorrow, we ask that you please message your classroom teacher via seesaw or text 0273082130 to let us know.

For everyone else, we ask that you please stay home with your family and adhere to the Health and Government guidelines and announcements.

At this stage we will not be sending home devices for your child to use. If the lockdown extends beyond the set 3 day period we will revisit this decision. In the meantime, we will re-activate home learning codes so that your child can access their learning from home.

Thank you once again for your support.

Sharon Fuemana



Our learning focus this term is Imagination and Innovation.


Imagination and Innovation

The children returned to school on the first day of term to discover Moana's waka in our school pool.. Using their imagination and innovation they will draw on their technological and scientific skills to design a new waka for Moana.

Watch this space!


We had a very busy last day of term 2 celebrating Matariki planting Kawa Kawa and other plants to start our Rongoa garden. We were honoured to have our Kaumatua papa Ngaro support our Kapa Haka group who lead this. We would like to acknowledge EcoMatters for their donation of the plants for our Rongoa garden.


Our student council, lead by Hayley, organised an essential workers appreciation day. This was to honour those who worked during lockdown. Thank you cards were delivered around our community and we had some special guests at our assemblies.

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This link will show your child about viruses and how to protect yourself against them.

NanoGirl Labs on Youtube