A MESSAGE FROM THE BURNIE CAMPUS PRINCIPAL
MRS ELIZABETH SCHEU
Welcome to the Burnie Campus of Leighland Christian School. Our growing campus caters for Kinder and Primary School aged students while hosting a thriving Playgroup each Thursday morning. We are located on the edge of the city of Burnie in the beautiful North West of Tasmania, perfectly situated across the road from the ocean.
One of the distinctive traits of Leighland Christian School is that our students can seamlessly continue their Secondary and Senior Secondary school years at the Ulverstone campus. For the convenience of parents, a daily bus service runs between the campuses to support the transitioning of our students from one site to the other. We are a Christian school that values your child, their individual strengths and God-given abilities. We aim to care for, educate and grow them in a safe, caring and supportive environment. A sense of community is central to who we are and what we believe in, it is the heartbeat beneath the day to day running of the School as we work in partnership with parents and guardians to ensure strong academic, social, spiritual and emotional targets for each child enrolled.
Over the past twelve months, we have significantly updated the school facilities and opened a Multi-Purpose Education Centre that functions as a performance space and an indoor sports hall. Alongside this, a state-of-the-art music hub has been completed with individual practice rooms and performance area. A canteen facility, an updated Learning Enrichment Centre and a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Centre that houses a lego room has also been added to the campus. These updated facilities have changed how we do school each day and allow students to engage with their learning in exciting and modern facilities.
The PIP (Parents in Partnership) group within the school work together as a team to support school run events such as the Welcome BBQ, Mother and Father Day stalls, the School Fair, hot lunches and many other endeavours over the school year.
Kindergarten is offered three days a week and provides a sound introduction to Christian Education.
The Primary K - 6 program has a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy, based on the Australian Curriculum viewed through the Christian lens. The School offers all primary subjects including a strong focus on sport and music. A key feature of the Primary Program is an opportunity for children to be enrolled in our choir, band and a wide variety of musical endeavors. The School also facilitates an avenue for children’s involvement in a range of sporting teams and carnivals, including Learn to Swim lessons. Daily PE and the formal PE program helps to promote a healthy child inside and outside the classroom. Christian Living, Science, Technology, LOTE and HASS are also included in the curriculum.
Our flourishing Playgroup introduces students to the School community in a positive and engaging way. Parents come along with their little ones who spend time playing, singing, creating and sharing with each other which allows both parents and children to connect with one other. Each year a program known as Pre-Kinder runs as an introduction to school life for those commencing the following year. Keeping open lines of communication is critically important as we believe that we share a partnership with parents in the education of their child. Our teachers make it a priority to meet with parents when needed. A Progress Report is issued in Term One and Semester Reports in Terms Two and Four.
Learning Support programs are provided for identified students across the campus. This support fallsin line with the teacher’s program and is championed by our Learning Assistance Coordinator, as well as a dedicated group of Teacher Aides.
The School participates in all required Government accountability tests, including NAPLAN.
If you are looking for a new school for your children, or a change to a school that values knowing and caring for your child on an individual level, while offering a varied and engaging curriculum, then Leighland Christian School is the perfect place to start.
We value your children; we pray for and with them and we get to know them on a personal level.
We are a smaller school with a big heart and would be delighted to show you what we have to offer. Please feel welcome to contact School Reception to book a tour or interview on any day.