Lots more photos are on our school Facebook page and it’s updated at least weekly.
A big thanks to all the parents, grandparents and super awesome community members (including our local Labour Candidate) who volunteered and turned out in the rain for the working bee on the weekend…spreading huge piles of bark, filling the sandpit, weeding & barking the gardens, putting up murals and kids art work, a flag pole etc. Total legends the lot of you and it’s lovely seeing the school looking so loved!
Kapa Haka at the Sawmill
Our amazing Kapa Haka Performance Group did an outstanding evening show at the Leigh Sawmill Cafe to raise funds to pay the costs of Whaea Danyelle Nathan, our kaiako. The group had been receiving intensive tutoring from Whaea Danyelle, her sister and also Whaea Lili Crockett so they could learn a whole new set of predominantly original waiata-a-ringa and haka. Thanks to all who attended & also bought raffle tickets. $1,120 was raised.
Interlink Whole School BBQ
Interlink is the building company that have recently completed our beautiful new classrooms and last week they shouted the whole school a delicious BBQ lunch to celebrate.
New Classes & Furniture!
Brand spanking new classrooms and furniture for the middle and senior classes, and nice new furniture for the Junior class too. More classroom resources and decorations to be installed!
Matariki was celebrated in numerous ways this year over a couple of weeks with specially themed Te Reo classes, a new Matariki song learnt at Kapa Haka with Whaea Danyelle, whetu themed art, poetry writing for a Mahurangi Library competition, a day with the librarian making star mobiles & cooking and eating fern fronds, a shared lunch, kapahaka and arts day with kids from Pakiri school, and shared soup with the preschool!
Love Leigh Peg
Our lovely fundraising Peg has been getting around town!
Elgregoe Magic Show
Last week we were lucky to have the amazing magician & ventriloquist Elgregoe (and friends) visit us.
Goat Island Performance
The Leigh School performance group helped welcome students from the University of Minnesota at the Goat Island Discovery Centre on the 12th May 2017.
Everyday learning at Leigh School in Room 4
A collection of photos taken by teacher Dominique Vikstrand.
Omaha Marae Visit 2017
We were blessed with another amazing trip to our local marae that many of our tamariki whakapapa to. Awesome work on the hangi thanks!
New Classroom Arrival
Tabloid Sports 2017
‘Meet the Teachers’ New (& old) Families BBQ & Pool Party
Junior Class Visit Auckland Museum To Learn About Dinosaurs & Fossils
Around the school
Salumeria Olive Press Field Trip
Kids Can Cook Kitchen
Book Character Day
(More photos available on the www.leighcarnival.co.nz website)
Noho Marae – Annual Visit
Some photographs from school as we begin a new year with lovely new families and new IT to learn how to use.
More than 40 members of our lovely community attended our meeting to brainstorm ideas for how we want our kids and the school to be as we move into the future.
We are very lucky to be less than 5 minutes drive from the oldest marine reserve in Aotearoa. Here we are on a recent outing to the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre to learn more about our local environment.
Setting our sights high!
A University of Auckland Lecturer in Astrophysics, Professor John Eldridge, visited our school to show us his solar telescope & answer our questions about our solar systems, galaxies, worm holes and lots, lots more.
Our Place In Space
The whole school visited the Auckland Stardome Observatory.
Ms Waterhouse showed us how a rocket ship might work. Here we are doing the experiment. It was HEAPS of fun!
In The Classroom
Here we are hard at work in some of our classes.
Te Whanau o Omaha
Our Kapa Haka roopu out performing in the community.
More Leigh Carnival
This is our annual big fundraising drive, held on Easter Sunday every year. It has its own website too: http://leighcarnival.co.nz/