Lax Lights 2019
Leigh School Newsletter
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Life Education Bus
Have a Go Sailing
Leigh School at the Goat Island Discovery Centre
Welcome to Kerrin Jamieson our new principal
at Leigh School
Auckland Transport Travelwise Programme
Pet Day at Leigh School 2019
We also had a visit from Shawn Bishop from The Animal Sanctuary in Matakana. She gave a great talk to the children about what they do and how to help injured birds.
Thank you very much to our judges: Delwyn from the Leigh General Store, Brenda from the Leigh Pre-school, Tine & Stone from Goat Island Dive & Snorkel, George (Liz Jones partner), Gemma & Liz (our awesome teacher aides) and Ian (Fay’s husband). Thank you also to Wiri, Keria, Maite and Awa who organised the BBQ and baking at lunch time on Pet Day!
Te wiki o te reo Maori
New Zealand Geographic
Support Staff Assembly
The children present them with gifts to show our appreciation!
Huge thank you to the Leigh Marine Laboratory
Leigh School in the media
Leigh School Swimming Sports 2019
We had great weather and great swimming this Wednesday for our annual Swimming Sports. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to watch our children. Great participation and the hi-light was Mrs Fox’s fun relay race! Special thank you to Nick for helping me with the placings and Kate for these wonderful photos.
Inter School Swimming Sports
A small number of Leigh School children went to the Inter School Swimming at Mahurangi College this Wednesday. They all made us proud! Gigi, Poppy Douglas, Freya and Kalani all made it to finals which is fantastic. Poppy, Gigi, Douglas and Joe also came 3rd in the Year 5 Freestyle relay!! Thank you very much to all the parents who helped out for the day.
Goat Island Discovery Centre
Today all the children at Leigh School visited the Goat Island Discovery Centre. As you will know this is part of a research/inquiry project about Salps: The Ocean Vacuum cleaner: Salp bloom effects on the carbon cycle and marine food web. We are working Moira (NIWA), Claudio (AUT), Tim (Goat Island Discover Centre and Tine (Goat Island Dive & Snorkel). We are very lucky to be a part of this project. Today was our second visit to the Discovery Centre were we caught up with Moria after her to research trip to the Chatham Rise. Check out the NIWA website for more info https://www.niwa.co.nz/…/voyag…/tan1810-ocean-vacuum-cleaner
The children had a great time and we are so looking forward to our snorkelling trip which is planned for next Monday were we should see and be able to take photos of Salps. Then the year 5 & 6 children will be working with Claudio and the App his team have designed. Exciting!
Snorkelling in the pool
There was great excitement this Monday as Tine Roland and her crew from Goat Island Dive & Snorkel came to Leigh School to help our kids practice snorkelling. This is in preparation for our Salps snorkelling trip next Monday. The year 5 & 6 children also learnt how to use underwater cameras thanks to Tim (The Goat Island Discovery Centre) and Claudio (Auckland University of Technology). Very cool!