St Leonards Primary School is a fast growing primary school of approximately 420 students located 11 kms from Adelaide and is close to the beach and excellent local facilities.
St Leonards Primary School has a strong and proud history of success. As educators, we are committed to the educational and social development of our students, aiming for each child to reach their full potential.
Rich opportunities are provided to our students to grow as individuals and to excel in a range of extra curricula activities including sports, performing arts, community activities and student voice. The years of fine academic tradition continue to be reflected in our achievements with consistently high grades in the national tests and competitions.
Parent participation at any level in the school is greatly valued by us as it enhances the quality of the educational programs and to that end, I urge you to consider taking an active role, no matter how small, in some facet of school life.
There are many exciting features at the school and I invite you to browse through this website to investigate the learning journey undertaken by our students.
At the same time, we are interested in continuous improvement and if you have questions or suggestions for improvement, please communicate with us.
I look forward to you visiting us, so that you too can feel the positive ethos of our caring, family orientated school.
St Leonards Primary School is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and as such we are able to provide study placements for students from abroad. Students are integrated into appropriate year level classes and have the opportunity to take part in the curriculum as well as extracurricular activities.
It is a wonderful opportunity for cultural exchange that greatly enriches our school community.
Department for Education T/A South Australian Government Schools
CRICOS provider number: 00018A
For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:
International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402 Fax: +618 8226 3655
Student Leadership at St Leonards Primary School is an important initiative which enables our students to develop self-confidence and grow in their ability to be a leader.
Our School Ambassadors are responsible for assisting the Principal in a range of duties including welcoming visitors, Principal Tours, presenting Student Awards and representing students at meetings.
Student School Improvement Team
The School Improvement Team is a groups of Year 6/7 students who meet with the Principal to discuss ways in which the school can be improved. They gather information from all year levels to present to leadership.
The House Captains are under the guidance of Ms Bevan and Mr Schwarz and help with team preparations for Sports Day, cleaning up the sports shed and organising new equipment. They also help with lunch time activities and support teachers and students.
The Handy Helpers assist with general odd jobs around the school including paper and can recycling. They support our Grounds Person Jim.
Under the guidance of Katrina (Canteen Manager) the Canteen Champions help during recess or lunch to serve in the canteen, providing good customer service, assisting with restocking products and tidying up.
The library monitors help Kelly Peterson with supporting younger students when borrowing and helping to tidy and put things away.
This team helps to set up the PA system for assemblies and assists with the organisation of the hall for performances
To be a successful Student Leader, students need to show:
Respect: To speak clearly and respectfully in meetings and on other occasions. To respect others ideas and to let others have their say without interrupting.
Resilience: To not give up when a problem or difficulty arises.
Readiness: To attend all meetings and be punctual. To follow up issues at meetings.
The Governing Council consists of up to 16 parents who work with the Principal to assist with the direction and further development of the school. Meetings occur twice a term on a Tuesday night in Week 3 and Week 8.
There are a number of sub committees on which all parents are also most welcome to join, which include Finance, OSHC, Canteen, Fundraising, Sports, Education and Grounds. These groups assist to set the broad direction, vision and strategic planning of the school.
The 2021 Governing Council members are:
Melanie Perkins (Chairperson)
Melanie’s role is to chair meetings, set agendas and represent the school when required. Liaises with the Principal on a regular basis.
Rachel Newrick (Vice Chair)
Rachel’s role is to chair meetings, set agendas and represent the school in the Chairpersons absence.
Peter Heading (Treasurer)
Peter chairs the Finance sub-committee, sets the Finance meeting agenda and reviews and presents the budget with the principal.
Emma Scott (Secretary)
Emma takes and distributes minutes. She also distrbutes the upcoming agenda and correspondence.
Dave Henty-Smith, Kathy Baker and the Staff Representatives, Mandy Drinkwater, Jasmine Miller, Ellen Barr and Sharon Hill
Liaise with Governing Council and represents the view of the staff and presents class reports to the meeting.
Members represent parents at Governing Council meetings and lead or participate in at least one sub-committee.
Current members include Melanie Perkins, Rachel Newrick, Peter Heading, Heather Pronk, Emma Scott, Michelle White, Rebecca Chrisan, Linda Marrollo, Shaun Atkinson, Bianca Perry, Theodora Kalamboyias, Ann Burr, Lisa Dash, Matthew Clarke and Romildo Votto.
The Governing Council involves parents and the wider school community in decision making to ensure that the educational, cultural and social needs of the community are considered.
Glenelg North SA 5045
Phone: (08) 8294 9811
Fax: (08) 8295 2568
RESPECT READINESS RESILIENCE