Ako Tahi – Learning and thriving together
To encourage and develop our students’ ability to learn through providing a
strong sense of place, culture, self-worth, and well-being.
Manaakitanga – Respect
Tiakitanga – Responsibility
Atawhai – Kindness
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.
Click here to view the current Leigh School 3 year
Click here to view the current one year Annual Plan
Click here to view the current 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 2021
Click here to view the Leigh School Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2022.
Policies and Procedures
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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.
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.
Ko Tamahunga maunga te reo aroha o taku ngākau.
Tamahunga is the mountain that speaks to my heart
Ko Kohuroa te awa e whakamahea ake nei i aku māharahara
Kohuroa is the river that alleviates my worries
Ko Te Moananui ā Toi e ngunguru nei i aku wawata
Moananui o Toi is the ocean that rumbles my aspirations.
Ko te Ōmaha te Marae e haumaru nei i tōku wairua.
Ōmaha the marae that protects my spirit.
Ko Te Kiri te tupuna e manaaki nei i tōku mauri
Te Kiri is the spiritual ancestor that looks after my spiritual energy
Ko Leigh te Kura
Leigh is the school
Ko Kerrin Jamieson te tumuaki
Kerrin Jamieson is the Principal
E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Ngāti Manuhiri e noho nei te Kura o Leigh.
I want to acknowledge the iwi of Ngāti Manuhiri where our school resides