A MESSAGE FROM THE BURNIE CAMPUS PRINCIPAL
MRS ELIZABETH SCHEU
Welcome to the website for the Burnie Campus of Leighland Christian School. Our delightful School caters for Kinder and Primary School aged students as well as 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 positioned to look out across the ocean.
One of the distinctive traits of Leighland Christian School is that our students are able to seamlessly continue their Secondary and Senior Secondary School years at our Ulverstone campus, a mere 25-minute drive away. For the convenience of parents, a daily bus service runs between both of 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 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 the parents and guardians to ensure strong and specific academic, social, spiritual and emotional targets for each of the children enrolled.
The PIP (Parents in Partnership) group work together as a team to support School run events such as the Welcome BBQ, Mother and Father Day stalls, the Fair, hot lunches and many other events over the School year. Their fundraising efforts then feed back into supporting special purchases or activities within the School that benefit all those in our community. They meet once a month on the School grounds to talk about and plan for these events, building on the strong ties that exist between home and school.
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. The School uses the Australian Curriculum viewed through the Christian lens. There is an excellent Character First program which helps children establish sound Biblically based values for life. The School offers all primary subjects including a strong focus on sport and music. A key feature of the Primary Program is the opportunity for children to be enrolled in 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 a block of Learn to Swim lessons each year. Daily PE and the formal PE program help promote a healthy child and are a critical part of the School program. Christian Living, Science Technology, LOTE and Cultural Studies 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, being read to, building, singing, creating and sharing with each other. Each year a program known as Pre Kinder runs for 8 weeks as an introduction to School life for those commencing School the following year.
We consider keeping open lines of communication with parents a key focus in the School. Our teachers will make it a priority to meet with you about your child at any time. Parent/Teacher interviews are held formally mid-year with incidental contact throughout the year. A Progress Report is issued in Term One and Semester Reports in Terms Two and Four.
Learning Support programs are provided for students across the campus. This support will fall in line with the teacher’s program and be supported by our Learning Assistance Coordinator, as well as a very strong and dedicated group of Teacher Aides in the School.
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 at Burnie 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.