Monday, 12 February 2018

Term 1 Swimming

"We love Swimming!" scream the students at Leabank School.

The students at Leabank School are very lucky to have their very own swimming pool on the school grounds. This term all classes will be learning survival skills in and around the water along side learning to swim.

We welcome all parents to come along and participate, support or observe their child while their class is at the swimming pool. Swimming times will be displayed in your child's classroom or talk to your child's teacher.

Swimming is part of the school curriculum and it is expectated that all children participate unless they are unwell. In that case your child is required to bring a note to explain the reason for not swimming. We would appreciate your support in this area. If you have any concerns or problems please pop in to see your child's classroom teacher.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS)

(Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme)
KOS letter to Parents


Dear Parents/ Caregivers

In weeks four to week ten of this term (19th February-6th April) we will be teaching the
personal safety programme Keeping Ourselves Safe.

Keeping Ourselves Safe has been designed to give students the skills to cope in situations
involving abuse. It has 3 overall aims:

To develop and strengthen children’s skills to keep themselves safe with other people
To support and encourage children to get help from caring adults  
To make teachers and parents/ caregivers more aware of the need to keep children safe
from abuse by adults or other children.

This programme Keeping Ourselves Safe will be taught by your child’s teacher, with support
from our school’s Police School Community Officer. This is a part of the school curriculum,
not an optional one.

To be successful Keeping Ourselves Safe needs your help and support.
Your child may have homework tasks to work on with you.
Please be aware that correct body part names are used in the section dealing with
inappropriate touching. And in many instances, Constable Nikki  will be part of these

It is important that you participate as much as possible by talking to your child about
what they have been learning. This will help reinforce the messages the school is
giving, and help your child to use his/ her new skills with confidence.

You can look at the contents of the programmes on the Police website, or by Googling
Keeping Ourselves Safe which takes you straight to the right part of the Police website.
There is a parent portal and a teacher one, so feel free to look at both by using these links
 years 0-3 or years 4-6  or by follow the links in our electronic  newsletter.

Unfortunately our school community officer Constable Nikki is unavailable to run a parent
information evening prior to week four however, please contact the school if you would like
any more information about the programme or about child abuse.

Thanking You

Rex Maddren
School Principal

Parent Fun Picnic Evening

Parent Fun Picnic Evening

The Staff would like to invite all children and their families to a family picnic night on Tuesday 13th February 4.45pm-6.30pm.

Bring along your blanket and picnic dinner to eat under the trees and meet your child/children’s teacher.

We will have the school pool open, games to play and a free sausage sizzle will also be provided.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Welcome to 2018

Welcome back everyone!

Parents -
We are excited about the 2018 school year! Teachers are working hard to prepare for a great year. Information about what each year level has planned for this year  will be shared real soon. We are looking forward to another exciting and productive school year.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas Hamper Cheer!

We had three very grateful parents receive an early Christmas present today.

On behalf of the school, we would like to thank Life Church for their donation of the Christmas hampers for our three lucky families.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Digital Literacy for Leabank Parents

What a fantastic effort by all our parents that completed their Digital Computer Course this term.  I'm sure you will have fun using your laptops to support your child with their learning at school and to continue to develop your own digital literacy skills.  Well done!

Well Done Ladies!

Congratulations to our Leabank Primary School parents who have successfully completed the Whanau Ara Mua course. We are super proud of you!