The Leeming SHS Library is a flexible, dynamic, high tech 21st century learning centre that is the hub of the school. It aims to be a one-stop model where information, technology, and teaching and learning services are all integrated.
The role of the school library and the teacher librarian is to support the school curriculum by facilitating the planning and implementation of learning programmes that will equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in a constantly changing environment. Through resource-based programmes, students acquire skills to collect, critically analyse and organise information, problem-solve and communicate their understandings.
The Teacher Librarian also provides and promotes quality fiction to help students develop and sustain the habit and enjoyment of reading for pleasure and to enrich students’ intellectual, cultural and emotional growth.
LeemingLibraryLinx.org is a valuable reference tool for all students. It strives to provide links to all aspects of student learning in the Australian Curriculum. Students can access Destiny - the school library database at all times as well as ClickView, Worldbookonline, Wheelers eBooks and several other databases. There is also a lot of information on Bibliography Generators, Plagiarism Checkers, Referencing tools as well as links to Creative Commons images, Brain Games and other fun web tools.
Displays are an integral part of the library and displays of students’ work in particular are very popular, with students from all learning areas showing a very high quality of work in many different media forms.
Leeming SHS Chess Club
Chess is a very popular extra-curricular activity in the library and throughout the year chess competitions are organised by the students, with students from all years participating in some very exciting play-offs.
The increasingly popular inter-school chess tournaments give Leeming students the chance to compete against many other WA schools.
In 2015, the Leeming SHS Chess Club came second in the State Chess Championships for schools and successfully competed in the National School Chess Championships in Melbourne.
Year 7 Digital Literacy & Inquiry Skills Programme
The Year 7 Digital Literacy & Inquiry Skills programme helps students become independent, critical thinkers who are able to apply digital information processes and practices to their learning. This involves building an awareness of the digital age we live in and focuses on learning skills & processes to use digital resources effectively and responsibly and to begin the confident use of lifelong, transferable skills needed in the 21st Century technological age.