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School Values Launch

We launched our new school values: Whānau Whanui, Manaakitanga and Manawanui

Passion Projects

This term we have started our student choice passion projects. Watch this space!

Corban's Estate Pacific Artists

Our students were privileged to hear the stories of Pacific Navigation across the great Moana.

Fa'afetai lava Jarcinda and your team.

Cook Islands Language Week

This years theme was

‘Ātuitui’ia au ki te Oneone o tōku ‘Ui Tupuna.

Connect me to the soil of my ancestors.

Samoan Language Week

This year’s theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week 2021 is Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale which means strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive.

Pink Shirt Day

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Nano Girl Show

For Primary Science Week we were lucky to have a fabulous assembly with Nano Girl! Nano Girl certainly made science that is all around us come to life with bubbles, fire and flight!

Year 6 Day

Our Year 6 students went to Glen Eden Primary School for a fun day of whakawhānaungatanga with all the Year 6 students from our local schools.

NZ Young Leaders Day

Our student council attended the NZ Young Leaders day at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau:

"DREAM BIG ACHIEVE MORE".

They heard inspirational speakers sharing their stories of leadership and courage. Our dream is that our students grow courage and leadership here, at St. Leonards!

Whau Walk

Our 2021 inquiry is ‘Kaitiakitanga’ meaning guardianship and protection from the Māori world view. A kaitiaki is a guardian, it can be a person or group who cares for an area like our school community or the whau. We were lucky to have Pamela Gill from New Lynn EcoMatters talk to us at the whau about what this means.

Chalk it Up

Check out our “chalk it up” task!

These are the things we want to find out more about following our walk to the whau.


Meet the Teacher
Family Picnic Night

Our meet the teacher, family picnic and games night was a great success! Our teachers loved meeting all our parents and having the chance to chat at the picnic. The good old egg n spoon and sack races were a great hit with children, parents and staff.

Ava Ceremony

Our Ava ceremony was a special celebration where our Samoan bilingual class was officially opened and our new name gifted by our parent community was launched.

Tautua mo le lumana’i manuia. Service for a successful future.

DMIC Holiday Programme

Students from across the school attended the DMIC free holiday program these past holidays! This programme is fun and makes maths come alive, engaging our students in hands-on activities! Our staff enjoyed the programme too!

Eat My Lunch


Our school, along with 542 other NZ schools was selected to be in the Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy school lunches programme. This means every child gets a nutritional lunch every school day. This is free for our families thanks to the Ministry of Education covering the cost of the lunches.

Graduation PTAP

We were fortunate to be the only West Auckland school participating in the Pacific Teacher Aide Programme (PTAP) with Va'atele Education. Congratulations to our teacher aides who graduated.