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WELCOME TO LEIGH SCHOOL

Our aim at Leigh School is to provide educational programmes that cater for and respect individual learning needs, and that foster the growth of every child’s unique abilities. As a small school with low student teacher ratios we can develop deeper relationships with our students to learn what really motivates and interests them.

 

We are situated in the close knit semi-rural coastal community of Leigh, which is on the East Coast out from Warkworth & Matakana, approximately one hours drive north of Auckland. Our school is just a 5 minute walk from the water’s edge.

 

The school was established in 1874 and the roll now sits at around 60 children on average. Most of our children have transitioned from the adjacent Leigh Pre-School, and once they have completed their schooling in Year 6 at Leigh, they usually continue on to Mahurangi College in Warkworth.

 

We have an emphasis on fostering student agency – where the student’s voice is heard and we offer a broad range of learning opportunities within the school and classroom. Leigh School values diversity and the uniqueness of each child.

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Leigh School ERO Report 2016

Good processes and practices are used to promote equity and excellence in children’s outcomes. The school charter, learning programmes and teacher appraisals have a clear common focus on improving practices to ensure all children are successful learners. The principal, trustees, staff and children show a sense of pride and belonging in the school.

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Leigh School ERO Report 2016

Teachers regularly reflect on how effectively their teaching practices impact on student learning. As a result, children benefit from programmes and practices that are responsive to their learning strengths, needs and interests.

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Leigh School ERO Report 2016

The school is well led. There are clear shared expectations about what constitutes successful learning. The principal actively promotes leadership and collaboration. Consistent teaching approaches are supporting children’s learning confidence as they transition through the school.

We would love the opportunity to chat with you about our school and community, please feel free to call into the school or contact us.

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