St Leonards Primary School

Newsletter 16, 15 October 2021

From the Leadership

Welcome back to Term 4.  Buckle up as it's going to be a busy one. 

100 Year Celebration

We are moving very quickly towards our 100th year celebration on Saturday 30th of October. This is a significant milestone in the school's history and we look forward to sharing the day with our wonderful community, old scholars and staff.

We have an absolutely amazing organising committee who have done an unbelievable amount of work behind the scenes to make this event happen. We welcome any support you can offer.

This coming Sunday we have a working bee commencing at 9:00am. We are aiming to spruce up the school in preparation for the big day. We would love to see as many people there as possible. 

Parent Perspective Survey

Thank you to our school community for taking part in our parent perspective survey, organised and distributed by the Department for Education. 

Most of the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, however we had a couple of themes emerge which we shall work on during 2022. 

The first is reducing the number of communication channels we currently use. We will be working with our parent community and staff on this matter over the upcoming term to streamline our processes. 

The second theme was about feedback on learning for your children. Whilst we acknowledge that COVID has had an impact on parents coming on to school grounds and meeting with teachers to discuss learning, it is an area that we will strive to improve moving forward.  

Again, thank you for your participation and we look forward to continue working with our community. 


We are about to commence the class placement process for 2022. To help us with this, if you have any placement considerations, which does not include asking for specific teachers, please email Mel Worden  with class placement in the subject box. 


I would also like to announce that Corey Mudie from Glenelg Primary School has accepted the Position of Assistant Principal for 2022-2025.  Corey will work with our Junior Primary Team with a focus on whole school literacy development. Corey comes to us with a wealth of experience in previous positions and will be a valuable fit for our school. 

Have a wonderful Term 4 and we look forward to celebrating a terrific end to the year. 

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 2

  • Visit from Minister Spiers - Tuesday 19 October
  • Move and Groove - Wednesday 20 October

Week 3

  • Governing Council 7pm - Tuesday 26 October
  • Move and Grove - Wednesday 27 October
  • Holdfast Minifest, Junior Choir - Thursday 28 October
  • World Teachers Day - Friday 29 October
  • Assembly - Friday 29 October
  • 100 Years Dress Up Day - Friday 29 October

Special Event

100 Years Celebration Day - Saturday 30 October


School Closure Day - Monday 1 November


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 students 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

Friday 29 October is World Teachers' Day and is also the day before our 100 Year Birthday Celebration so we encourage everyone to dress up in old fashioned clothes and make our school look like it did in the olden days.

Jump on google and find some inspiration.  Check out what is already in your wardrobe (you'll be surprised at what will work for older time periods) or popping into an op shop is a great option.

Year 4-7 Beach Volleyball Festival



The Volleyball SA Schools Beach Volleyball Festival is on again at Glenelg.

This event gives every child in Years 4-7 the opportunity to ‘come and try’ the great sport of beach volleyball as there is something to suit all abilities.

PLEASE USE THE SKOOLBAG e-FORM to nominate -  strictly before Friday 15th October. 

All student details will be collected electronically - no paper nomination form will be sent out in class.

Mel Barnes, PE Teacher

Scholastic Book Club - Issue 7

Issue 7 of the scholastic book club has gone home today. All orders are due no later than Tuesday 26 October. Order online via their LOOP option or correct cash to the Office in a labelled envelope.

If items are a gift you can select that option online or let me know and I can hold the items for families to pick up instead of distributing to class.

Kelly Peterson, Library  Manager

100 Years Celebration

St Leonards Primary School Centenary Fair

We are excited to be getting closer and closer to the 100 year celebration event!

We hope you have Saturday 30 October saved in your calendar as the committee has a very exciting day planned. 

We still need a little bit more help to ensure it is a successful celebration of our school community. We appreciate if you are able to help out where you can.

Working Bee

Volunteers are required to get the school in ship-shape before the big day. We’ll also need nimble fingers to help us wrap raffle prizes and organise memorabilia. No clearances required, pizza lunch provided. Sign up here


It takes a village to make these events happen. If you can volunteer a few hours on the day (30 October) please sign up here

Parent Rep Fete stall/activity

Our wonderful parent reps will be organising some fun fete activities on the day. It’s a lot to organise, so please reach out to your class rep and see how you can help lighten their load.

100 Years Memorabilia

Attached is an order form for 100 Years Celebration Memorabilia. 

The Pavers form will be attached to the email that came with this newsletter and Seesaw.

Orders can be paid via QKR! in the 100 Years Memorabilia section, at the Cash Office or call to order over the phone via credit/debit card. 

Ordering has been extended. 

Orders will arrive early Term 4

(paver times may vary)


Around the School

Hub Band Performance

Congratulations to Year 5 students Miah D, Eva R, Ella J, Chase S and Ella M who performed their first concert with the Beachfront Hub Band at Brighton Secondary School this week.

 All five only started playing their respective instruments this year and did an excellent job.  They did a workshop with Year 10 students from the music program and then performed for families and staff.  They look forward to playing with the senior Beachfront Hub members next week at Paringa Park Primary School.

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

Moon Lantern Parade

From the 21st October to 24th October a fantastic Moon Lantern Parade is being held in the Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct and it will be lighting a path to Pinky Flat.

All the activities are free, come see your favourite parade lanterns in a whole new light!

While the Moon Lantern Trail is free to attend, registrations are encouraged. Be sure to pre-register your attendance day and time to guarantee admission along with priority queueing and faster check-in during your visit.

Please go to the link below for more detail and registration.

Positive Partnerships

Two day Autism workshop for parents and carers.

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