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 the 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.
Our current school enrolment is approximately 270 students housed in 11 classes. The average number of students in Year 1-6 classes 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.
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 and orderly learning and 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.