Our School



Diverse learning experiences provide the foundation for successful and meaningful futures


We encourage and develop our students’ ability to learn through providing a strong sense of place, culture, self-worth, and well-being.

What we believe…

– school helps students to become independent learners

– personal success is built on a strong foundation of reading, writing, maths

 – every interaction requires respect, compassion, and honesty

– school should be safe for all

– we should all be proud of our cultures

– school is part of, and strengthens, the local community

– caring for and protecting our local environment is important

– children grow when they follow their own interests

The above Vision and Mission and Values Statement was revised by the BOT during 2019 using the information and feedback from our November 2018 community consultation meeting, plus additional feedback on the draft version from our school whanau and the wider Leigh community.

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

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, staying overnight at our beautiful local Omaha Marae and visiting the Ngati Manuhiri Trust to learn about kaitiakitanga (looking after our environment). 

Many of our present and former students are descendants of this hapu. 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 with a Māori tutor.

Strategic Plan

Click here to view the current Leigh School 3 year Strategic Plan and Action Plan.

Education Review Office

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

Annual Financial Statements

Click here to view the most recent Leigh School Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019. 

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

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.

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Click here to view our Health and Safety Policy




Environmental Focus

We have a strong environmental focus at our school as we are fortunate to live in a very unique location. 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.

“Leaders and teachers who:

  • know the children whose learning and achievement need to be accelerated
  • respond effectively to the strengths, needs and interests of each child
  • regularly evaluate how well teaching is working for these children
  • act on what they know works well for each child
  • build teacher capability effectively to achieve equitable outcomes for all children
  • are well placed to achieve and sustain equitable and excellent outcomes for all children.”

Leigh School ERO Report 2016

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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