Parent Information

LEARNING TOGETHER

We pride ourselves on keeping parents and families up-to-date and good communication is vital for successful school and home relationships. The following information aims to assist parents to understand the practices at St Leonards

Enrolment and Transition

We welcome new enrolments and invite parents to contact the school. A Principal’s Tour is held once a year where families are invited to meet the Leadership Staff, School Ambassadors and tour the school to see teaching and learning in action. 

Before a student enrols at St Leonards Primary School an official enrolment form must be completed and signed by the enrolling parent or guardian. Families must also provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate or passport and proof of residence with either a gas or electricity bill, or if renting, a copy of your rental agreement. Please contact Mel Worden, Enrolment Officer, for all enrolment enquiries by emailing Melanie.Worden673@schools.sa.edu.au or call her at school during office hours on 8294 9811.

Transition

Letters are sent to parents early Term 4 advising the date and time of the transition visit prior to starting school.  Every effort is made for the students to meet with their class teacher and peers on this day. The Leadership Team and Reception teachers will provide an information session for parents and caregivers during this visit.

All Year 7 students receive their High School enrolment pack on the last day of Term 1. Forms must be completed and returned with supporting documentation to the Office by the due date. Students are provided with details of High School Open Days and Special Interest entry programs via the school newsletter. High School transition days take place in Term 4.

Further Resources:

Fill out the Enrolment Form using the button  on the right hand column. Enrolment forms are also available directly from the school.

 

Canteen

The St Leonards Primary School Canteen provides students with a variety of healthy food items. Our Canteen is operated by Canteen Managers and parent volunteers.

Our Canteen Manager is Katrina James. She is assisted by the Canteen Committee, a sub committee of the Governing Council.

The Canteen is open Tuesday – Friday. Children can purchase food and snacks during recess or lunch times.  There is an ordering system for lunch with lunches being delivered to the classroom by lunch monitors.  Older children can assist in the Canteen by becoming a Canteen Champion. We welcome parent helpers. All parent helpers must complete the volunteer process. 

Orders can be placed through the Qkr! app (preferred method).

Canteen staff can be contacted on   8294 7893.

Details of the delicious food and prices can be found in this Price List.

Sports

Students at St Leonards Primary School have the option to participate in a variety of sports. We have a committed group of parent volunteers that facilitate a wide range of out of school hours sports. These include Soccer, Netball, Tee Ball and Spike Zone Volleyball. 

We are always interested in starting up new sports teams, so if you are interested in coaching one of the above sports, or have another sport you would like to get started, please contact the school. All coaches require a current DCSI clearance before undertaking any work within the school. Please contact the Office if you require further information. 

Sports Curriculum

At St Leonards, all children participate in a specialist Physical Education Program. Each class receives one or two forty minute lessons a week (depending on their year level). From Reception to Year 2, we focus on the development of Fundamental Movement Skills, which are a range of gross motor movements that allow us to participate in a range of sports and leisure activities more successfully.

Sports participation includes swimming lessons for Reception – Year 5 students and a whole school Sports Day in Term 4. Out of school hours sports include T Ball (Term 1 and Term 4 at the Glenelg Baseball Club), Soccer (Term 2 and Term 3), Netball (Term 2 and Term 3) and Volleyball (held at Brighton Secondary School, Term 1-4). Students in Years 4-7 can participate in SAPSASA Athletics, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis, Football, Netball,  Beach Volleyball, Lacrosse etc.

Languages

Chinese is our language subject 

Students from Reception to Year 7 are engaged in a broad primary school language curriculum, where many connections are made between themselves and others as well as the English language and other languages. Underpinning the curriculum are outcomes that support diversity, world harmony, humanity, global citizenship and intercultural understanding.

The study of languages at St Leonards is based on the Australian Curriculum requirements and can be accessed online at http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au.

Pui Heng Chan

Languages Teacher

 

Electronic Communication

Facebook

The St Leonards Primary School Facebook page is a great way of communicating to families about whole school events, important messages and general goings on around the school. The page is monitored by staff . Most classes have class Facebook pages monitored by teachers and also updated by our Class Parents Reps, please contact your child’s teacher to find out if they have set one up.

The schools Facebook page can be found via this link

School page https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Leonards-Primary-School/643629105782299

St Leonards Children’s University page https://www.facebook.com/groups/317348012049390/?ref=group_header

Sport at St Leonards page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1564996213590600/?ref=group_header

Skoolbag

The Skoolbag app is a fantastic resource for communication. You can receive notifications of upcoming events that can be added to your calendar and the new eNewsletter is produced through Skoolbag and can be translated into many different languages. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. There is also an option to download the SKBmulti-language app.

Seesaw is used by all classes, please see your child’s class teacher

Seesaw gives families an immediate and personalized window into their child’s school day. Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools. Students can upload their work for their families to see. The teacher must approve all items before they are sent. It is safe and secure introduction to 21st century learning.

SMS System

We use the SMS system for messaging families. This system is primarily used to communicate student absences and important reminders of upcoming events at the school.  Families will recieve an SMS regarding their child being absent if they have not communicated to the school (by phone or SMS). Please include your child’s name, the reason for the absence ( e.g. illness or family reasons) and room number.

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Jervois Street
Glenelg North SA 5045
Phone: (08) 8294 9811
Fax: (08) 8295 2568

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