A culture has developed whereby staff, students, parents and the community work together to explore and bring about change. All stake-holders have high expectations of learning and value school pride. This is a school where parents, community, staff and students work in partnership. By identifying key personnel including staff in other schools, parents and community members as well as utilising the talents of our own staff we have helped create necessary change and strive for continual improvement. There has been a focus on on-going professional development and realising the potential of all staff. Strong relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Staff, students, parents and our community work together with the moral purpose to provide the best opportunities for every child.
High Quality Teaching and Learning
St Leonards is committed to the highest quality teaching and learning. Our staff are professional, enthusiastic and experienced. They keep abreast of the latest teaching methodologies and provide personalised learning opportunities for all children.
All staff are proficient at leading the learning by embracing technology and implementing new initiatives. Children in all year levels have access to a wide range of e-learning opportunities including interactive whiteboards, iPads, laptops, netbooks in the classroom as well as hubs of desktop computers across the school.
St Leonards Primary School was selected as a DECD 'Leading the Learning' School in 2012.
Extra Curricula Activities
Students have many opportunities to develop academically, socially and emotionally through a broad and balanced education with many extra curricula activities. These include student leadership, interschool sports, performing arts, music, lunch time activities, the Oliphant Science Award, camps and excursions.
St Leonards Primary School is currently participating in the Children's University program which is administered by the University of Adelaide.
Parents and staff have worked together to provide the school with attractive grounds, two playgrounds, soccer, tennis, netball, basketball courts, football oval, and an indigenous garden. A new Library, OSHC Centre, Art and Language Rooms provide a stimulating environment. A dedicated Middle School for the Year 6 and 7 students promotes independent learning in preparation for High School. The school is well resourced with high quality curriculum resources. An exciting new STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) area is being built during 2017.
St Leonards Primary School is a zoned school. Only students living in the Glenelg North and Novar Gardens areas are eligible to attend SLPS. Proof of residence will be required when enrolling to check that students are living within the area bounded by Anzac Highway, Morphett Road, James Melrose Road, Tapleys Hill Road, Anderson Ave and the coast. There are sibling right rules for existing families. Families outside of the zone may apply but will be placed on a waiting list. All waiting list placements will be subject to availability.
More information can be obtained from www.decd.gov.au.