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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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Next Friday, Leabank School will be getting behind the Pink Shirt Day movement and we are very proud to be supporting our friends from the Mental Health Foundation NZ again this year to stand together against bullying.   To find out more about Pink Shirt Day and how you can

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Pink Shirt Day
May 20 all-day

Home - Pink Shirt Day

On Friday 20th of May Leabank School will get behind this Pink Shirt Day movement & it will be a Gold Coin Donation.

Pink Shirt Day in Aotearoa
Pink Shirt Day aims to reduce bullying in Aotearoa by celebrating diversity in all its forms and supporting workplaces, communities and schools to be safe, supportive, welcoming and inclusive of all people. While all people can be the target of bullying, some groups or individuals experience more bullying than others. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and other sexuality and gender diverse identities (LGBTQIA+) people – also known as rainbow communities – experience higher levels of bullying. Pink Shirt Day started because people wanted to stop homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and this remains a strong focus of Pink Shirt Day in Aotearoa.

Origins of Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new Year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. These students bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their classmates to wear the next day. The word got out online and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying. It has been celebrated in New Zealand since 2009.

May 29 – Jun 4 all-day

Celebrate online: Sunday 29 May – Saturday 4 June

This year’s theme will be revealed very soon!

Last year’s theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa – Samoa Language Week was Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale which means strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive.

When you’re building a foundation for a fale (house) it can’t have a weak foundation or posts. This is the same for the foundations of our families, schools and churches that play an important role in strengthening Gagana Samoa (the Samoan Language). Language is important for the foundations of our overall well-being.

Activities and events were held throughout Aotearoa to embrace and celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa.

Stay connected online by visiting the official Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa Facebook page.

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

Caught Being Good & Whole School Assembly
Jun 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

All students must be seated by 9:15am

Queens Birthday
Jun 6 all-day

Queen’s Birthday – School will be closed

Jun 24 all-day

School will be closed for Matariki 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


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