Week 8 and 9 have come and gone and what an extremely busy time it has been. During Week 8 our Reception to Year 5 learners made a splash during their annual water awareness lessons at the Marion Aquatic Center. From all reports, our learners showed exceptional aquatic skills as well as displaying manners and school values during this time. Mind you, I did see some very very tired children at the end of the week testing our resilience value.
Three-way conferences started in earnest in Week 9 and have been well received. So, why do we have 3-way conferences here at St Leonards I hear you ask? One of our external school review directions from 2017 highlighted the need for our learners to have more say in their learning. These conferences are one way we provide opportunities for our learners to show their learning. I've been fortunate enough to move around the school during this time and must say that from our Reception right up to our Year 6-7 students I sensed an immense amount of pride in sharing their learning with the most important people of their lives. They should be commended on their efforts.
Congratulations must also go to our school lacrosse teams. They produced some fantastic performances at the recent SAPSAASA carnival at West Beach. Our learners were given this opportunity due to the hard work of our staff Melissa Barnes and Heather Pronk who were ably supported by teachers and a number of volunteers on the day. Well done St Leonards and our community.
Have a terrific Easter break, and can you believe it’s then not far until the end of Term 1, 2021.
Dave Henty-Smith - Principal
Kathy Baker - Deputy Principal
Heidi Bevan - Wellbeing Leader