The wellbeing of our students is pivotal to their success at school and beyond. Physically and emotionally healthy young people are able to engage openly with the wealth of opportunities we offer.
At a time when most schools of our size in Australia have outsourced their catering requirements, we have maintained an in-house model which is highly efficient, commercially viable, and brings together the passion, love and extensive experience of 13 catering staff in the Harefield Kitchen. Indeed, food at St Leonard’s is anything but a lunchtime-only affair, and our staff, students and their families enjoy a comprehensive and ever-changing menu of delicious and nutritious salads, soups, pastas, slices, sandwiches and other daily specials. Our brand new canteen offers a safe and comfortable environment for up to 200 students to work, rest and play, and is open on school days from 7.30 am – 2.00pm for breakfast, recess and lunch. It re-opens from 3.30pm until 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, serving healthy after-school snacks and Barista-made coffee.
The physical wellbeing of our students and staff is of the highest priority. In recognition of the fact that learning and growth can only take place when students are happy and healthy we recently invested in a brand new, state-of-the-art Health Centre, which is available to students and staff each school day. Staffed by highly-qualified registered nursing staff, the Health Centre is the first point of call for first aid and treatment for illnesses, consultations, supervision of medication, emergency care, referrals to specialists, asthma and diabetic management.
Our Health Centre staff educate and care for students dealing with health and social issues, assisting with their individual health needs so they can fully participate in class. They play a key role in providing advice to teaching and pastoral staff in supporting students with specific health needs in and out of the classroom.
We encourage our families to contact the Health Centre on +61 3 9909 93594 or by email should they require advice regarding infectious diseases and school attendance.