School Profile

St Leonard's Catholic Primary School is a co-educational parish school located in Glen Waverley which is an eastern suburb of Melbourne. It is a short walk to Glen Waverley station and is serviced by public transport buses on Springvale Road.
We endeavour to provide a spiritual environment which is consistent with the beliefs and values of the Catholic Church and which provides growth in faith education nurtured by caring staff and parish community. St Leonard's aims to provide an environment where people show respect and concern for one another - one which provides an experience of life and community - based on the values of Christ and the Gospel.
Children are assisted to grow in self-esteem, self-discipline and self-confidence. Care and safety of children are a prime focus.
St Leonard's Catholic Primary School was established in 1959. Its school motto "All My Life For God" is a true reflection of the school's Christian philosophy.

School Description

Our current school enrolment for 2018 is 267 students housed in 11 classes. The average number of students per class is 25. We endeavour to offer small straight prep classes each year to give our youngest children the best opportunity to acclimatise to school life. In 2018 we have two prep classes of 18 & 17

Our vision statement is ‘Aspiring to Excellence.’ We firmly believe that all children can achieve success given sufficient time and support. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have a well-equipped teaching environment and supportive professional staff.
We believe in the development of the whole child and acknowledge the role of parents as the prime educators of their children. We therefore encourage collaboration of parents and teachers in the development of each child.

We aim to support every child at their individual learning rate and encourage the children to always strive for their best.

Sacramental programs are central to the existence of the school. Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are all whole school celebrations and also provide opportunity for families to reflect upon their faith development. Family nights are run prior to the celebration of the Sacraments to bring families together to discuss the significance of the Sacrament in their lives.

Special Features of our school include:

  • A caring, dedicated and supportive staff
  • An active parent and parish community
  • State of the art classrooms with Electronic Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) installed in all learning environments. Each pair of rooms also has its own individual multimedia computer pod and a large ‘break out’ space for students and teachers to work in. Works of this new building was completed in July 2010.
  • A new library and administration completed in mid 2011
  • Secure gated cyclone fencing around school. Access to the school between the hours of 9 am – 3 pm can only be made through the front administration office.
  • Grassed playground in addition to large basketball asphalt area
  • Gardened learning area that has access from the classrooms
  • Access to the church facilities which include an indoor basketball /gymnasium centre and large Community Centre
  • Sacramental classes, school and class liturgies
  • Performing Arts, Physical Education, Librarian and Italian specialist teachers
  • Onsite school counsellor
  • 'Sunsmart' Accredited school
  • ‘Asthma Friendly’ accredited school
  • All teaching and administration staff have current level 2 first aid training including anaphylactic management
  • Adventure play equipment under a series of shade cloth
  • Strong inter-school sports program for senior students including football, soccer, netball, basketball and softball teams
  • Swimming, tennis, athletics & cross-country teams who compete at local level
  • Annual Family Twilight Sports Day
  • Excursions/incursions organised at each level
  • Weekly school assemblies where parents are invited to attend
  • Buddy system for our prep/grade 6 students
  • Annual year 5/6 school camp
  • Bi-ennial P-6 Performing Arts concert
  • Bi-ennial P-6 Visual Arts concert
  • P- 2 swimming program (optional but encouraged for grades 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • Elected School Leaders
  • Peer Mediation Program
  • All classrooms have air-conditioning and heating