Thank you to all the parents, students and staff for making this a smooth start to 2019.
In particular, our Year 7 students and new staff who have settled in very quickly. Our current student numbers are 1106, which means we are full in all year groups and we have a total of 74 full-time teachers. It has been a very busy term with many information sessions, parent teacher interviews and most recently, our Open Day. New parents to the school are very impressed with the feeling within the school and the positive attitude and behaviour of students.
Next term will again be very busy with Year 7 and 9 students completing NAPLAN online and Year 10 students sitting OLNA. This will cause some disruptions as students sit the tests and other year groups will have to move out of the computer labs for short periods of time. Also our Year 11 students who will be sitting their first serious exams and of course, the Year 12s who are engaged in the very serious business of completing their second last semester at High School.
Our School Board met for the first time two weeks ago. The Board passed the 2019 budget and also the Uniform Committee's recommendations for changes to the uniform policy. This is the first stage of the process and more information will become available as the year progresses, suffice to say that there are no actual changes to the uniform at the moment.
Improvements to the school site continue to be made. With the work in the Maths block, Administration and Student Services completed, the installation of the two new transportable classrooms outside the HASS block are well under way so that they will be available for the start of Term 2. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all students a safe and happy holiday. An important reminder that Term 2 begins for students on Monday 29 April. I would also like to thank all of the Teaching, Administration, Office and Ancillary staff at Leeming for their support and professionalism during Term 1 and welcome back Mr Wallwork for the start of Term 2.
Mr D. Atthowe, Principal
Students are excited to attend every lesson, with some arriving at 7.30 am every morning and also turning up at lunchtimes, so they can work on their projects. The work produced by the students is of a very high standard and I am amazed at how easily they have adapted to the extended program. Students are working on a variety of projects such as a pad saw, bevel gauge and even an old style mini bike. As this is a practical course, the students use a variety of tools and equipment such as the lathe, mill, fabrication and welding equipment and a range of hand and power tools. Well done everyone.
Mr S. Heatherly, Design and Technology Teacher/ Year 11 and 12 Coordinator
To complete this challenge, students are to develop their own research questions on a particular human impact and to carry out research. The report can be presented in many ways including a video news item, a PowerPoint, booklet, leaflet or newspaper article. STA points will be awarded for creativity.
Information and a step-by step guide to completing the task will also be available on Connect.
The final planning is taking place for the Canberra Tour taking place in July. We will be leaving in the early hours of Friday 19 July and returning in the afternoon of the 28 July. The final costing, itinerary, permission forms and health forms have been distributed through the Canberra Tour Flexi Class soon. The students will be accompanied by Dr Janes (Tour Leader), Ms Sharron Turner and Mr Miles Nelson.
It has been a busy few weeks at the Japanese Club. The club provides students with opportunities for language extension and cultural enrichment. Over the past few weeks, our students have learned about Hinamatsuri (The Doll's Festival) and the traditional art of Shodo (calligraphy). The Club has proven popular with our students; each session has had over 30 students attend, ranging from Years 7 to 12. All students are welcome to join the Japanese Club. The club runs from 3-4pm every Tuesday in LE7.
Year 9 Food Gifts students
Leeming Senior High Schools Year 9 Food Gifts students have been creating ways to present their muffins and cupcakes. Their packaging ideas are not only fantastic, but also very sustainable!
Mrs I. Hayrebet, Home Economics Teacher
Year 10 Hospitality Coffee Training
This term the Year 10 Hospitality students undertook barista training delivered by the Barista School Perth. Students spent two hours learning how to use the school's coffee machine to make cafe standard coffees. Our budding baristas have since been putting their new skills into action by making coffees for staff each week as part of the Leeming SHS Coffee Club. The Hospitality students will be increasing their services to the students in Term 2 once a week. Information will be posted on Connect next term.
Mrs D. Sutherland, Home Economics Teacher
Year 12 - Certificate II Community Services
Our Year 12 Certificate II Community Services students have been involved in making sandwiches and soup for the homeless of Perth through the Salvation Army.
Mrs I. Hayrebet, Home Economics Teacher
showcasing our talent
Showcased in our Administration area is artwork produced by some of our talented students at LSHS. Below are some of the artists with their amazing artwork.