Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Trop-fest Film Festival

The Trop-fest film festival is recognised around the world. It is an Australian festival where the focus is firmly on the creation of short films. This is a contest and receives many entries. There is a section for student entries from high schools.

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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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Mobile Phone Policy

The school recognises that there are times when it is genuinely appropriate and useful for students to have access to a mobile phone - for example, to contact parents in emergencies, to confirm or change a collection time after drama or music rehearsals or sports practice. It is not necessary, nor acceptable, for mobiles phones to be switched on or used during school lessons. They can be a distraction to students, a disruption to classes and they also pose a security problem. As a result, students are discouraged from bringing them to school.

Any student, who is feeling unwell at school and needs to go home, must arrange this through the nurse in the Health Centre. Under no circumstances may students use mobiles to contact home and make arrangements to leave.

The following policy applies with respect to mobile phones:

  • as a general rule, mobile phone use by students should only be in cases of emergency or genuine need
  • courtesy, consideration of and respect for others, are paramount at all times
  • they are brought to and kept at school, and used entirely at their owner’s risk. The school cannot accept any responsibility for theft, loss, damage or health effects (potential or actual) resulting from mobile phone use. Students and parents should recognise, however, that mobile phones are highly prized targets for theft and, accordingly, phones should always be stored in a safe and secure place
  • parents and students should ensure that mobile phones are properly and adequately insured as personal property
  • mobile phones must be switched off during lessons, care group and private study times or if they are stored in a locker. They should not be used in any manner or place that is disruptive to the normal routines of the school or to other people. Usage includes the sending and receiving of text messages or data, playing games and use as calculators
  • non-observance or breach of these rules may result in the mobile phone being confiscated and privileges restricted or withdrawn. If the mobile phone is confiscated, it will need to be collected from Student Services at the end of the school day. This occurence will be recorded and on the third occasion a parent will be asked to collect the mobile phone after school. It will not be released to the student. Staff cannot accept any responsibility for a mobile phone during the period in which it is confiscated
  • mobile phones are not to be brought into examinations.

 

For support with cybersafety please visit https://www.esafety.gov.au/