Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

AXSHS Breakfast Club

There were plenty of hungry students at our weekly Breakfast Club today.  A big thank you must go out to Connor Horton and Jordon Crofts, who arrive early every Friday to help set up, cook and serve.  Also thanks must go to Jan Michell, Brad Snell, Andy Saxton, Angie Hooton and Jenny Casserly - w

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AXSHS MakerSpace in the Library

Enthusiastic students have been developing their STEM skills learning to knit.  The Knitting Project runs every Thursday lunchtime in the MakerSpace in the Library.  The first project they work on is a bookmark.

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Finalist - Francis Burt Speech & Leadership Competition

Congratulations to Year Nine student Molly Howden who has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Francis Burt Speech and Leadership Competition. Molly had to prepare a speech exploring the concept of “A Peace Building Commonwealth” and what the world can do to achieve this state.

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Bullying Policy

Bullying refers to any behaviour which acts against the fundamental rights of another to feel safe and to be treated with respect. Bullying behaviours may be physical, verbal, visual or social in nature and may be conducted by an individual or a group and may be directed against any individual in a less powerful position and unable to defend themselves in a given situation. It is the severity as well as the frequency of the behaviour that is of concern.

We define bullying as systematic, repeated and deliberate negative actions towards an individual or individuals that are designed to hurt, create discomfort or embarrass.

Bullying can undermine a child’s wellbeing and ability to learn, and with this in mind, the Applecross Senior High School community is taking a proactive approach to this issue. We aim to provide school members with a safe and secure environment, where bullying is an unacceptable behaviour and action will be taken to eliminate this behaviour.

Underpinning our policy is the Health Promoting Schools Framework, which ensures a whole school approach to bullying is taken, and recognises that bullying can be tackled by the child, parents, school staff and community members. Parents can expect to be informed of on-going bullying so that they can work with the school to solve the issue.

Prevention practices will be used in order to minimise the incidence of bullying at Applecross Senior High School. The school addresses bullying and cyber-bullying as part of the curriculum and informs students on procedures and expectations.

If bullying does occur, students will receive mediation via a "Shared Concern Approach" to problem-solve the unacceptable behaviour. Further, the school encourages and promotes positive student behaviour through its curriculum and behaviour management policy. The "Applecross Senior High Chooses Respect" program aims to instill the values of mutual respect and personal best. Students are expected to set goals and work together to achieve positive learning outcomes.

Our aims:

  • To implement and maintain a whole school approach to address the problem of bullying
  • To increase self-esteem and to build self-efficacy
  • To enhance learning readiness and the learning environment
  • To empower students to be proactive in problem solving associated with bullying
  • To heighten the awareness of bullying at a whole school level

Bullying behaviour can occur by the following means: Physical, verbal, electronic, gesture, extortion, exclusion or indirect bullying.

Bullying is not: Mutual conflict or single episodes of nastiness or random acts of aggression.

What should students do if they are bullied? Students should report bullying behaviours (whether as a subject of bullying or as a bystander) to their teacher, year coordinator or any staff member they feel comfortable with. At home, students should disclose the bullying incident to a parent or guardian, who can then inform the appropriate year coordinator. In the case of cyber-bullying, parents are requested to inform police and their service provider. Students must not delete any information they receive as it can be used as evidence against the perpetrator.