Leeming SHS Newsletter Volume 1 February 2019
Welcome to the 2019 School Year
A very special welcome to all of our new students and parents across all year levels. Our Newsletter comes out twice a term and showcases past events and also reminders of upcoming events. Reminders will also be sent out via Connect and Facebook, please check these regularly to stay well informed.
Year 12 Results
Yet again our Year 12 results were outstanding. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and thank you to all of the staff for their ongoing commitment to our students, not just during Year 12 but also from their start in Year 7. 2018 produced our best results in 10 years and that comes from a coordinated approach from the students' first year to their last. Some of the highlights included:
- Median ATAR - 80.98
- Attainment – 99%
- WACE Achievement – 96%
- 8 Certificate of Distinction recipients
- 15 Certificate of Merit recipients
- 1 Subject Certificate of Excellence recipient
- 10 New Members of the 95+ Club
- 26% of ATAR students scored above 90
- 27% of ATAR students score between 80 and 89.95
Renovations and New Classrooms
Strategic Planning went full steam ahead over the December/January break. The Mathematics Department was given a long awaited face lift, providing more rooms and giving both our teachers and students a brighter, more positive working environment. The rooms were also given up-to-date audio visual equipment, new classroom furniture as required along with air conditioning and heating to keep all at an enjoyable “room temperature”.
After the completion of the Mathematics Department, the Administration building was next in line for renovations. The new Administration looks fantastic, providing more working areas and more space to accommodate our ever-increasing numbers. The new Administration has been well received by both staff and visitors to the school, with the changes providing a more efficiently-run office.
In the middle of these renovations, the Student Services Attendance Desk was also brought into the 21st Century, giving the students a more user-friendly space for their day to day needs. We are also expecting two transportable classrooms to be in place between the HASS block and the Grady Close carpark. These two rooms are expected to be available for use in time for the start of Term 2.
As both Leeming SHS and the Education Support Centre have grown again in 2019, parking in all of our carparks continues to be a problem. Parents please do not use the front car park as a drop off or pick up area. If you are visiting the school, please park either on the front verge or on Ramsdale Loop. I apologise for the inconvenience but with two growing schools on one site we are very short of parking spaces.
Staff at Leeming Senior High School are available to discuss your queries and concerns. Please keep in mind that our teachers spend most of the day in front of classes and their evenings working. Our expectations are that staff will respond to your queries during the week within 48 hours. Staff are not expected to respond on weekends or school holidays. To provide your children with the best possible education, our staff need their rest and recovery time.
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Please encourage your children to bring their computer to school each day it is just like any other piece of equipment required for their learning to take place. As with most equipment such as calculators or protractors, the computers will not be used every lesson in every class, although it can be used as a diary or a reference source regularly throughout the week.
We all look forward to a very enjoyable and successful year in 2019 as our school and the community go from strength to strength. I hope that you all enjoy reading about our school and the achievements reached by the students, staff and the school community.
Mr D. Atthowe, Principal
Our School Councillors and House Captains have hit the ground running this term, spending a day brainstorming and planning events for 2019.
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