Why choose us?2023-03-06T14:08:57+00:00

Why choose us?

Welcome to St Leo’s Catholic School

Our school was founded in 1893 and we have a long history of success and high achievement. We believe in a top quality, balanced education that meets the academic, spiritual, social and physical needs of your child, developing life long learners in a framework of catholic belief and practice.
School must be a rewarding and stimulating place for each child – no matter what their talents. All our children are important to us. We want our school to be a great place to learn and a fun place to be.

What makes a Catholic School different?

This powerpoint shares aspects of what makes a Catholic School different.  Our values are special to us.


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We are a small caring and nurturing Catholic school which treats every child as an individual.

We have a tradition of excellence and our results speak for themselves. We set high goals for achievement and believe that all our children can achieve at or above Curriculum levels.

We have small class sizes so our children get more one-to-one teacher time.

Our wonderful staff share a commitment to learning and innovative teaching practices to bring out the very best in our children.

We seek to instill the enduring values of the Mercy tradition in all our children – Justice, Service, Respect for Human Dignity, Compassion and Care of the Poor and Vulnerable.

Our learners explore their creativity through our unique Art and STEM programme with specialist teachers in dedicated classrooms.

St Leos is one of the five feeder schools for Carmel and Rosmini college – two of the best secondary schools on the North Shore.

Every class at St Leo’s has a TV linked to the teachers laptop for presentations. Computers are in every class and all children have regular access to a range of technology to enhance their learning.

We have a close school community family who like to get together to support their children – and have a bit of fun!

Our children have access to a wide variety of sports at St Leo’s – and punch well above their weight!

We are the only school in Devonport with a school uniform. Children are taught to have respect for their uniform which we believe gives them a sense of pride and dignity.

The teachers provide before school care from 7.30am to 8.30am from $6 per day. Breakfast can be booked. After school care is run by Ruth Christy from Marbles.