Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

2020 Year 12 Final Awards Assembly

This morning we held the Final Assembly for our Year 12 students. Congratulations to those students who won subject awards today. Congratulations also to our Year 12 Councillors for their tireless work around the school this year.

Subject Award Winners


Students return date for Term 4


School returns for students in Year 7-11 on Tuesday 13th October.

Year 12 ATAR students return to school on Wednesday 14th October.

Term 3 Commences for Students

REMINDER: School returns for students on Wednesday 22nd July.  Students can view their timetable via SEQTA (see photo “SEQTA Learn - Student Timetable”).  Should your child be absent from school, please note the new absentee SMS (0436 282 030) and email address (


Contact Applecross SHS

How to Apply

Applecross Senior High School is a Local Intake school that offers programs in Gifted and Talented Visual Art and Specialist Tennis. Specific eligibility requirements apply for all enrolments to Applecross Senior High School.


Applecross Senior High School is designated as a local intake school. Students and their family must live within the school boundaries at the time the enrolment commences. The boundary map can be viewed here.


Prior to an appointment for interview or the issuing of an Enrolment Pack the following documentation must be sighted and copies attached to the Application for Enrolment.


  1. Proof of ownership of the property by the parent/s where the student will reside. This may be a current rate notice from the local council.
  2. Where the family rens a property, a copy of the rental agreement (minimum 12 months). If the rental agreement is a private arrangement then a Statutory Declaration, authorised by a Justice of the Peace, will be needed from the Lessor to verify the place of residence. If at the time of submitting the Application to Enrol, it is not possible to show an extended lease of 12 months, a copy of a new lease agreement must be provided to the school prior to the student commencing.
  3. Renting a room in a property is not acceptable for enrolment.


Applicants should provide further evidence (minimum of 3) to confirm their residential address.  These may include:


  • Power – connection or account
  • Gas – connection or account


Plus two of the below documents: 


  • Water Account
  • Home telephone/Internet accounts
  • Removalist documents
  • Contents Insurance
  • Any other official documents that may support the application as proof of residence.


Additional documents required are:
  • A copy of the student's Birth Certificate if born in Australia or Passports of the Parents and the student if born overseas.
  • The student's most recent school report showing subjects and grades.
  • The student's most recent NAPLAN report if applicable


Parents are reminded that under the Education Act 1999, Division 2.20 "the Principal may cancel the enrolment if false or misleading information was given".


  1. It is a requirement that the school is informed immediately of any change of address.
  2. It is also a requirement that all the information provided is accurate.


Cancellation of Enrolment and Change of Particulars

Note the Department of Education Enrolment Policy states:

Cancellation of enrolment

Section 20. (1) The Principal of a school may cancel the enrolment of an enrolee at the school if the principal is satisfied that :

  1. the enrolment was obtained by the giving of false or misleading information; or
  2. Section 17 has not been complied with.


Note that Section 17 states:

Change of particulars

Section 17. (1) Where there is a change in:

  1. the place of residence of an enrolled student; or
  2. the particulars referred to in section 16 (1(b) or (c) in respect of the enrolee, notice of the change is to be given to the principal of the school at which the enrolee is enrolled  
  3. by a parent or the enrolee;


Parents are required to notify the school of any changes to a student’s Citizenship, i.e. current Visa sub Class when changing from Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident or where a student becomes an Australian Citizen. A copy of this documentation is required for school records.


Closing Date of Application

Application for enrolment at a Public School can take place at any time. The recommended date for applications to enrol in Year 7 2021, is by 24th July 2020.


English Competency

Students wishing to enrol whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate fluency in Standard Australian English on enrolment.


Courses in English as an Additional Language or Dialect (English as a Second Language) are available for eligible students and applicants needing further language development may be referred to an Intensive English Centre or a specialised senior campus.




A birth certificate or extract of birth certificate or passport must be provided with the Application for Enrolment as proof of age. Only in very exceptional circumstances, and only with the permission of the Principal, will a student be placed in a group that does not correspond to their age group.


A student who has turned 18 years of age prior to 30 June of the year of the application for enrolment will not be permitted to enrol at the school.



Provision of immunisation records at enrolment is a requirement of the Department of Education. Parents of students vaccinated in Australia can request an Immunisation History Statement at any time by:

  • telephoning ACIR (Australian Childhood Immunisation Register) on 1800 653 809 (free call)
  • emailing


Change of Address

Continued enrolment at Applecross Senior High School is not assured where a family (student) changes residence outside the school boundary. Department of Education policy states the school must be informed “within 14 days” of any change of circumstances. This includes a change of address.


Sibling Policy

Siblings are not assured enrolment at the school where the family is residing outside the school boundary at the time of the sibling’s enrolment. Siblings are given some priority for enrolment over those families residing outside the local area (Out of Local Area Application) and are enrolled at the Principal's discretion where capacity is established. Please provide the most recent school report when applying for enrolment.


Overseas Students

Students who were born overseas must be Australian citizens or hold an appropriate visa before enrolling at the school. For overseas students who are in Australia, using an entry visa, it is necessary that we sight the passport and visa of the parent – primary visa holder – and student at this time. These should be submitted at the time of the application.


Special Needs

Parents of students with special needs should contact the school to discuss these needs and the appropriateness of a placement in Applecross Senior High School, prior to lodging an application to enrol. It is important that these issues and the school’s ability to meet student needs are discussed and potential problems highlighted.


Suspensions and Exclusions

It is a requirement of the Education Department that any information on suspensions and exclusions must be provided to the school at the time of applying for enrolment. This information will help the school to provide your child with the appropriate support, if required. Children currently under suspension from a government school can not be enrolled at another government school until the suspension period is over. Children who have previously been suspended or excluded from a government school may be required to enter into a behaviour agreement with the school if enrolment is accepted.


Approved Specialist Program

Students who reside within or outside the Applecross Senior High School boundary and who have a passion for, and special ability in, Tennis may apply for entry into this Approved Specialist Program.


Students may apply in Years 5 or 6 for entry into Year 7.


Click here for Special Tennis Enrolment Information


Gifted and Talented Program

Students who reside within or outside the Applecross Senior High School boundary may apply for entry into the Gifted and Talented Program. The Gifted and Talented program at Applecross Senior High School is the Visual Arts Program in Years 7 to 12.


Application and selection processes are managed centrally by the Department of Education Gifted and Talented Selection Unit. Please visit for further information.


Click here for the Gifted and Talented Visual Art Program Enrolment Information


International Students

Applecross Senior High School does not accept applications from International students directly.  All enquiries should be made through TAFE International on 9218 2100.