School Values Launch
We launched our new school values: Whānau Whanui, Manaakitanga and Manawanui
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 tele 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!
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.
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
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.