A very warm welcome to our St. Leonards Rd. School Community Website.

Please scroll down for important COVID-19 Updates.

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



Visit your child's seesaw to view an informative video from our Principal and entertaining one from Staff about school opening.



Dear parents, caregivers and whānau,

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 18th May. Please be assured that we have a rigorous health and safety plan for level 2 following Ministry of Health and Education guidelines. Thank you for your patience and support.

Below is key information of what to expect on Monday.


There is one point of entry at our school front gate, all other entries are closed. Intermediate students will enter through their school front gate.

        • Drop-off hours are between 8:30am and 9:00am
        • Pick-up hours are between 2:30pm and 3:15pm.

A staff member will be at the front gate to greet and meet you all and guide you through this process. We are encouraging parents to drop your children at our front gate between 8.30 and 9am observing the 2m distance rule when waiting. Children will then make their way to their classrooms.

Parents who want to come on site to drop their young children to class will need to sign in at Room 1 where staff will meet you. The same process will apply to pick up at the end of the day from 2.30pm on.

During the school day, all visitors must report to the school office to sign in and out as usual.

To ease people congestion we are staggering end of day finishing times:

        • Tuakana will finish at 2:40pm (older siblings can pick up younger siblings)
        • Teina will finish at 2:50pm (older siblings can pick up younger siblings)
        • Kākano will finish at 3pm (as per usual)

NB. Taxis for Oaklynn Satellite children will arrive at 2.15pm for pick up.

Our caretaker and senior management team will man road patrol before and after school.

Physical Distancing – 2m rule applies to all visitors

        • It is important upon entry to school and when waiting to enter that the 2m distance rule is observed.
        • In classroom bubbles, 1m distance is our guide.
        • Teachers will have systems in place so children avoid physical contact.
        • To ease congestion, break times will be staggered as needed.

Your child will need named drink bottles, morning tea and lunch everyday.

To minimise visitors on site each day, we are asking parents to not drop lunch in for your children, this will need to be brought to day each morning with your child. Thank you.

The following will be closed

o Drinking fountains are closed

o The lunch room is closed

o Our library is closed

o There will be no trips

o There will be no interschool sport at level 2 for our school

The following will be open

o Playgrounds are open

o Sports equipment can be used and will be sterilised daily.

NB: Children will wash and dry their hands before and after using sports equipment

Cleaning and Hygiene

        • Regular hand washing and drying routines
        • Coughing into elbows
        • Equipment will be cleaned regularly throughout the day
        • Surfaces, bench tops, door handles and bathrooms will be regularly cleaned with disinfectant throughout the day
        • Cleaning staff have been briefed on Ministry of Health cleaning guidelines and will adhere to them.

If your child (or our staff) are sick they must stay home.

        • This includes runny noses, coughs, and sore throats.
        • If your child comes to school sick we will phone you to collect them.

Health Concerns:

While we are following Ministry Health and Safety guidelines and have been assured that schools are safe to re-open, we know that each of you may have mixed feelings about your children returning to school during level 2. Please know that children who have underlying health concerns and compromised immunity, do still have the option of continuing online learning at home.

To help your teachers plan for next week, it would be helpful for them to know if your child will be returning. Please respond to the message on Seesaw from your child’s teacher if you have concerns about your child's health and would prefer they continued their learning at home. Your are welcome to phone our school office if there is anything you wish to clarify or ask regarding your child's return to school. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,

Sharon Fuemana


12 May 2020

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Update

Dear parents and whanau,

The move to Alert Level 2 on 13 May at 11.59pm, means schools are open from Monday 18th May.

The key principles at level 2 are:

      • reduce the risk of someone getting infected in the first place
      • ensure we can identify and contact anyone who becomes infected
      • understand that Level 2 is not business as usual.

We look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Monday and will share the detail of what this looks like with you shortly. This Link takes you to the Ministry of Education's website where you can read the FAQ's about Level 2.

For more information about the public health measures at Alert Level 2, you can visit the covid19.govt.nz website: https://covid19.govt.nz/

If you have any questions about our health and safety plan, or have a child who might be vulnerable to serious illness and would like to discuss a plan for them, please contact the school office.

Thank you for your support over this extended period of lockdown and for the incredible support you have given your children, supporting them and their teachers while learning at home. We will be in touch again soon to update you on the detail of our Level 2 Covid-19 health and safety plan.

Ngā mihi,


NB. Please look out for the following message from your child's classroom teacher on seesaw and respond to them directly.

Dear parents and caregivers,

This coming Monday schools across NZ are open for business. We look forward to welcoming our SLRS children back on Monday!

For children who have underlying health concerns and compromised immunity, there is the option of continuing online learning at home.

To help me plan for next week, it would be helpful to know if your child will be returning to my class. Please also let me know if you have concerns about your child's health and would prefer they continued their learning at home.

Thank you,

Your child's classroom teacher.

Click the germ image below for the COVID-19 - 18/03/2020 update.

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

NanoGirl Labs on Youtube