Our School

WELCOME TO LEIGH SCHOOL

“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

Vision

Leigh School students discover and follow their passions with integrity and compassion.

Mission

We build our students’ ability to learn and their emotional strength, then we connect students’ interests to their culture and local community.

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 2014 using the information and feedback from our November 2013 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. 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

Click here to view the current Leigh School 3 year Strategic Plan or the annually revised Action Plan

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 most recent Leigh School Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2017.

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 have annual 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 monthly Kapa Haka whole school practices and also weekly Te Reo sessions with a Māori tutor.

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.

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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