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- Learning for Life -

Our Caring

Teachers

Teachers are effective when they deeply care about the learning of each student. “Caring is the very bedrock of all successful education.” Teachers who believe in their students’ abilities demonstrate that they care by placing the learners at the center of the educational process. With this focus on caring foremost, teachers engage students actively in the learning process. This engagement is essential for learning to be fun, meaningful, and enduring. The caring teacher continually reflects on and refines his or her instructional approaches to ensure that the needs of each student are met.

Trish Crompton

Senior Teacher

Selina Kung

CRT Teacher

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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS 2022

Thank you for your interest in the Leabank Primary School Board Elections. All the information you need to know about School Board Elections can be found below. Parent Representative Elections PARENTS’ ELECTIONS COVER LETTER PARENT ELECTION NOTICE Staff Representative Elections STAFF ELECTION NOTICE Nomination Form ELECTION FORM

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 EVENTS CALENDAR

Aug
26
Fri
DAFFIDOL DAY 2022 – YELLOW DAY (GOLD COIN DONATION)
Aug 26 all-day

DAFFODIL DAY

Daffodil Day symbolizes hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer. Your donations will go towards providing a wide range of support services, education, and awareness programs plus fund vital research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer.

To support Daffodil Day, students and staff are all welcome to wear yellow on Friday 26th August. This will be a gold coin donation and all funding will be donated to the Cancer Society.

Sep
4
Sun
TONGAN LANGUAGE WEEK
Sep 4 – Sep 10 all-day

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Celebrate online: Sunday 4 September – Saturday 10 September

Last year’s theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga – Tonga Language Week was Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Ako Lelei, which means enriching Aotearoa with holistic education.

Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Ako Lelei serves as a conversation starter on the importance of holistic education, diverse forms of learning and how Aotearoa can benefit from it.

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels across Aotearoa Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga – Tonga Language Week was celebrated online.

Throughout Aotearoa, activities and events hosted from household bubbles across the country were held online to embrace Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga.

This year’s theme will be revealed soon.

Stay connected online by visiting the official NZ Tonga Language Week Facebook page.

More resources visit, Ministry of Pacific Peoples Pacific Language Week 2022

Sep
12
Mon
TE WIKI O TE REO MAORI
Sep 12 – Sep 18 all-day

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori 2020 – Hamilton Libraries

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori happens in Mahuru/Hepetema (September). In 2022 Māori Language Week takes place from 12th to the 18th Mahuru.

About Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Māori Language Week has been celebrated in Aotearoa since 1975. This special week is an opportunity for the concentrated celebration and promotion of te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a living, dynamic, and rich language.

In the mid-20th century, there were concerns that the Māori language was dying out. The future of te reo Māori was the subject of a Waitangi Tribunal claim in 1985. The tribunal’s recommendations led to far-reaching legislative and policy changes. Māori became the official language of New Zealand in 1987. Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori was established in the same year to promote te reo.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is part of a broad Māori language revival programme and raises public awareness for Māori language learning and public usage. Mahuru Māori is an initiative begun in 2017 to promote the use of te reo Māori throughout the month of September.

This resource page offers ideas, links, and stories to support the learning of te reo Māori in schools and at home.

More resources visit, Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori website

Sep
25
Sun
TUVALU LANGUAGE WEEK
Sep 25 – Oct 1 all-day

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Celebrate online: Sunday 25 September – Saturday 1 October

Last year’s theme for Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu – Tuvalu Language Week was Fakaakoigina tou iloga kae tukeli ke magoi mote ataeao which means, embracing our culture and a more secure, vibrant future.

Fakaakoigina tou iloga kae tukeli ke magoi mote ataeao highlights the important role language and culture has when securing a vibrant future for Tuvaluans across Aotearoa. It encourages language and culture to be embraced to build strong foundations of perseverance, success, and health equity.  

By taking a holistic view of wellbeing and positive outcomes, the theme is also a reminder of the power of embracing both traditional and new ways of doing things especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year’s theme reflected the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing.

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels across Aotearoa Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu – Tuvalu Language Week was celebrated online. 

This year’s theme will be revealed soon.

Stay connected online by visiting the official NZ Tuvalu Language Week Facebook page.

Sep
30
Fri
TERM 3 ENDS
Sep 30 all-day

Leabank Primary School aims to develop in children the confidence, character and capabilities to be successful in life and to be actively involved as lifelong learners

PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME MESSAGE

I welcome all of our existing families, students and friends of the school as well as those thinking of enrolling, to our website. 

Our web pages are continuing to be developed but we hope that you are able to learn more about Leabank Primary School, who our staff are, what happens at our school and what events are coming up. Leabank Primary Schools motto is “Learning For Life” which for us captures the essence of the academic, physical, social and emotional nature of the education that children need to prepare them for the future. We have attractive grounds and enjoy a wealth of teaching resources, which include a hall, large library, ICT suite, swimming pool and two adventure playgrounds. 

The school has dynamic teachers and experienced support staff who provide rich learning experiences for the children. The “Events Calendar” will enable you to keep up with coming events, the latest newsletter is available on the website and the “Our People” pages will enable you to catch up with teachers and see what their classes are doing. Thank you for visiting our website. I look forward to working with you all through your association with Leabank Primary School.

Rex Maddren

Principal