St Leonards Primary School

Newsletter 17, 29 October 2021

From the Leadership

Well, here we are already in Week 3 of Term 4, in what’s been an incredibly fast start to the term. 

100 Years Celebration

Currently our major focus is our 100-year celebration this Saturday 30th October and our classes and teachers are getting really excited about the day.  

The organizing committee has done an incredible job to get this celebration up and running for our community and I can't thank everyone enough.  Their tireless work and dedication the school is an absolute credit and certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. We hope you can all come along this Saturday. 

COVID certainly has thrown up its challenges this year but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.  Parents and caregivers are now allowed back on site back on site as long as you follow social distancing measures. 

This is exciting for us as we have really missed having our parents and volunteers around our school.  With the easing of restrictions, we have decided to return to our traditional celebration night at 6pm on Friday December 3. We will need to adhere to Covid directions which we will inform you all about as the date gets closer but our learners are so excited to be able to perform again. 


Please inform staff early if you need to cancel.  We have to roster staff according to the number of children booked in. As is written in the OSHC handbook, a cancellation fee may be charged. 

Squid Game

Some of you may be aware of the Netflix series Squid Games. 

Squid Games is a South Korean Netflix series where characters compete in well-known children’s games with sometimes extreme and violent outcomes. There are reports that children have been acting out these games in the school yard and on Social Media platforms. 

The series is rated MA 15+ in Australia. Under the government’s classifications and advisory category, children under the age of 15 may not legally watch, buy or hire MA 15+ rated material unless they are in the company of a parent or adult guardian.  

If your child/ren have not seen the series it is possible they have seen aspects of it on social media. If they have seen the series or aspects of it, we encourage you to monitor their reactions and engage in open and honest conversations about the content and their online activity. 

If this series has triggered any concerns for your child/ren, the following supports are available: 

Kids helpline: 1800 55 1800 

Lifeline: 13 11 14 

If you have any questions about the information above, please get in touch.  

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our 100-year celebration this Saturday  

Dave Henty-Smith - Principal

Kathy Baker - Deputy Principal

Heidi Bevan - Wellbeing Leader

2022 Planning

Class structures for the 2022 school year are now being developed. The number and structure of those classes depends on accurate enrolment information.

If your child/ren are currently in Reception - Year 5 and they are not returning to St Leonards, please email Mel Worden, Office Manager, as soon as possible with your child's name, current year level and destination school.


Diary Dates

Hats on for Term 4

Week 4

  • School Closure Day - Monday 1 November 
  • Year 4 (Rooms 1&2) Mylor Camp - Tuesday 2 November & Wednesday 3 November
  • Year 6/7 SAPSASA Cricket - Tuesday 2 , Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 November
  • Move and Groove - Wednesday 3 November
  • Children's University Graduation - Thursday 4 November
  • National Outdoor Classroom Day - Thursday 4 November
  • Year 6/7 Aquatics at Glenelg SLSC - Thursday 4 & Friday 5 November

Week 5

  • Year 6/7 SAPSASA Tennis - Monday 8, Tuesday 9 , Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 November
  • New Receptions for 2022 transition visit, 9am-10am - Monday 8 November
  • Move and Groove - Wednesday 10 November
  • Remembrance Day - Thursday 11 November

Special Event

100 Years Celebration Day - Saturday 30 October


Adelaide Christmas Pageant, Adelaide Oval - Saturday 13 November


Some reminders from the canteen:

  • QKR! cut off is 9.15am and you can't order for the day after that time. 
  • If you have an unpaid lunch order, it would be appreciated if you could please pay it via QKR!
  • If your child has a lunch order and is away on the day, can you please let the office know when you call in sick.  Otherwise, I don't know, and the food goes out.
  • Iceblocks and Moosies are frozen and do not go out in the lunch basket.  They need to be picked up at either recess or lunch.

100 Years Celebration Fair

The canteen is open on Saturday for our 100th Birthday.  Nicola has been very busy drying citrus which works well to refresh a glass of something sparkling .  Jams, marmalade, lavender bags, cupcakes, lollies, drinks and cheese and mustard bread all available on the day.

Thank you to Gary Smith Real Estate for providing the BBQ as a fundraiser for the canteen. 

Katrina, Canteen Manager


Hats must be worn for all outside play and PE lessons during Term 4 and Term 1. We have currently been providing a spare hat to up to 20 students a day who have lost or forgotten their hats however, with the warmer weather, nits can become an issue and it is not recommended to share hats.

Hats can be purchased online through Belgravia 

100 Years Dress Up Day and World Teachers Day

Today we held a special assembly for our 100th birthday celebration. It was wonderful to see the staff and students in all there outfits from across the decades. We had special guest speakers including old scholars and staff. First to speak was Georgia Bevan, then Jenny Hrycuik  who was our Librarian and History teacher and Lyall Daley who was a student, teacher and deputy principal here. They shared wonderful stories of their time at St Leonards. The choir sang for us as well. The special guests then gave the classroom representatives a bag filled with commemorative coins for the students to take home.  Despite the weather and technical difficulties it was a fantastic assembly and it was great to see families back on site.

After the assembly we gathered on the oval for a group photo and birthday cake. Students got to engage in old style games after recess then gathered on the oval to eat lunch together. Teachers also received a small token of appreciation each for World Teachers Day.

Thank you to all who helped make it a successful day.

Some fun photos from todays celebration

OSHC - School Closure Day


St Leonards Primary School Centenary Fair


Saturday 30 October

See you there.

2021 Uniform

Uniform Orders

To order our new 2021 Heritage Collection uniform please follow the link or visit the uniform page of our website.

Current uniform can still be worn. It will be phased out gradually over the next two years.

Please note: Fittings are by appointment only

Booking can be made by clicking the link 

Community News

Community Sports Groups

Tae Kwon Do for Kids

Please see attached if you or your child is interested in Tae Kwon Do classes for kids.

St Leonards Primary School

Learning Together

Respect, Resilience, Readiness

"Building a community that inspires curious, creative and innovative thinkers."

Principal: Dave Henty-Smith

Deputy: Kathy Baker

Well-being Leader: Heidi Bevan

Office Manager: Mel Worden