Our Vision

Ako Tahi – Learning and thriving together


Our Mission

To encourage and develop our students’ ability to learn through providing a

strong sense of place, culture, self-worth, and well-being.

Our Values

Manaakitanga – Respect     

          Tiakitanga – Responsibility              

Atawhai – Kindness

Our Goals


Foster a Thriving and Sustainable Local Curriculum

Act in ways that nurture people and nature,

now and in the future’

Meet the Needs of Every Learner

Te piko o te māhuri, tera te tupu o te rakau

‘The way a sapling is nurtured determines how strong it will grow as a tree’

The above Vision, Mission and Goals were revised by the BOT under consultation with the community during 2022.

Our revised Strategic Plan is guided by this vision and these beliefs – so we hope reflect the goals and aspirations of our whole community.

Strategic Direction

Click here to view the current Leigh School 3 year 

Strategic Plan

Click here to view the current one year Annual Plan

Annual Plan

Click here to view the current Analysis of Variance

Analysis of Variance

Click here to view the most recent Leigh School ERO Report (You will also find quotes from the ERO report throughout this website.) 

Click here to view the Leigh School Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.

Click here to view the Leigh School Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2021

Policies and Procedures

Leigh School uses School Docs to manage its policies and procedures. To access School Docs please click here. Username: leigh  Password: kaitiaki.

“Copyright: Except where stated, the content on this site is the copyright of SchoolDocs Ltd. It may not be reproduced without written permission from SchoolDocs Ltd.”

Click here to view our Health and Safety Policy




Community Connections

The school enjoys high levels of community engagement and has a strong local curriculum. The principal and trustees seek, value and include the perspectives of the school’s community in planning and decision-making. Strengthening and extending partnerships with parents/whānau to support their children’s learning and progress has been identified as a priority.
 Leigh School ERO Report 2016 

We are proudly located in the Ngati Manuhiri rohe, and enjoy learning about the history of the area. Many of our present and former students are descendants of the Ngāti Manuhiri hapu. When invited we enjoy visits to Omaha Marae to learn about the history of our area and to have a chance to practice our Te Reo skills, in addition to our Kapa Haka whole school practices and weekly Te Reo sessions.




Enviroschool Kaupapa

We have a strong environmental focus as we are fortunate to live in a very unique location. The school grounds are extensive offering plenty of opportunity for students to become empowered, to learn about sustainability, and to develop their sense of place, culture and the environment. 

Less than 5 minutes drive away is Goat Island Marine Reserve, the oldest ‘no-take’ marine reserve in the world! Another nearby special place is the Tawharanui Reserve – both a marine reserve and a bird sanctuary. Finally, just out to sea from our school is Hauturu (Little Barrier), which is one of the oldest reserves in the country.  Hauturu is a special place for Ngati Manuhiri who are the kaitiaki (guardians) of it.



We would love the opportunity to show you through our beautiful school.
Please feel free to call in or contact us.

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