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Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

World's Greatest Shave

On Wednesday 11th March the Applecross Senior High School community came together to take part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation!

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GRIP Student Leadership Conference

On Thursday (March 12th) 18 Lower School students attended the GRIP Student Leadership Conference. This was a practical and interactive training conference for student leaders.

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UN Women International Women's Day Breakfast

In order to celebrate International Women’s Day, this year, the Year 12 Leadership team attended the UN Women International Women’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday the 4th of March.

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On Wednesday 11th March the Applecross Senior High School community came together to take part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation!

Congratulations to all of the Year 12s that volunteered to shave, braid or have their legs waxed! Thank you also to the volunteers that stepped up to make the day such a huge success. Our grand total for this year's shave was $13,773.72, which is absolutely amazing!!!

Andy Saxton
Chaplain/Mentor Program Coordinator

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

On Thursday (March 12th) 18 Lower School students attended the GRIP Student Leadership Conference. This was a practical and interactive training conference for student leaders. Students attended many different sessions including leadership priorities, making effective meetings, leading exciting events, leading with engaging speeches, leading in positive partnership with teachers, and much more. Students enjoyed meeting other student leaders and sharing their ideas. We look forward to implementing what students had learnt throughout the year.

Bojana Bobusic - Year 9 Coordinator and
Lee Jarvinen - Program Coordinator Year 7-8
 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

In order to celebrate International Women’s Day, this year, the Year 12 Leadership team attended the UN Women International Women’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday the 4th of March. We had the opportunity to hear from some fabulous speakers and panelists that are working with the UN on their 2020 campaign: “Generation Equality”; demanding equal pay; an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls; and, their equal participation in politics and in decision-making in all areas of life. This year was the first year that Applecross’ Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy came along, as we feel it is important for all people to be included in the conversation around female empowerment.

We were presented with some confronting statistics on the day: over 500 million girls and women worldwide are illiterate, and women and girls constitute an astonishing two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population. It reinforced the gratitude we all feel to be educated with such great support in a privileged area like ours. The breakfast included speeches from people working with the UN Women’s Second Chance education program, including the CEOs of Sisterworks and Real Futures; companies that are both looking to increase women’s involvement in the workforce through education.

It was an incredible, eye-opening experience for us all, and we’re looking forward to seeing how we can work to carry out these important messages in our school environment.

— Lilli Coulson, Head Girl
 

The Year 7 tug of war competition came to an exciting end on Tuesday with Success and Amity vying for the overall win. In the end, Success came out on top, winning the combined boys/girls competition with a total of 5 wins. Amity was second on 4 wins, Investigator 3rd on 3 wins and Challenger 4th on 1 win. Congratulations to all Year 7s who participated and supported. Next week..paper plane throwing competition!

Mr Lee Jarvinen
Program Coordinator Years 7-8

 

 

On Friday the Year 8, 9 and 10 Special Tennis girls had a fantastic day out at the Annual Pro Tour Girls Tennis camp.
 
The day involved on court doubles activities, watching professional tennis matches, competitive games with a fitness focus, as well as a Q&A opportunity with some of the professional female tennis players. Overall the girls had a lot of fun, played lots of tennis, and learnt about what it takes to be a professional athlete!
 
Bojana Bobusic
Year 9 Coordinator and
Health and Physical Education Teacher
 
 
More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

The annual Year 12 Awards Assembly was held on Tuesday morning which was an opportunity to acknowledge the academic achievement of our students from 2019, as Year 11 students, in each of the Learning Areas. It was great to see so many of last year’s Year 12 students also attend to receive their certificates of excellence and distinction.

Thank you to Lucas Teo who performed Chopin’s Nocturne Opus 72, No. 1 in E minor at the assembly.

Parents and award recipients were invited back to the staff room for morning tea with our HoLAs and school administration staff.

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Tuesday saw the first ever House Tug of War competition for our Year 7s. This competition will follow a round robin format and will happen each Tuesday at lunch time. So far Amity and Success are leading the way with two wins each. It is great to see so many of our students get involved. Our Year 8 competition will begin in Week 3. Stay tuned!

Mr Lee Jarvinen
Program Coordinator Year 7-8

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Reminder: The Year 10 school-based immunisation consent forms are now due. Please have your child return their completed form and envelope to Student Services ASAP.

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/Year-10-school-based-immunisation-program

The Year 12 cohort began 2020 with a night out at Optus Stadium for the ball. The venue looked superb with the 'Midsummer Night's Dream' theme for the night. All staff at Optus couldn't speak highly enough of all students and their conduct for the night. A fantastic start to what should be a fantastic Year.

Lachlan Silberstein
Year 12 Coordinator

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Wow! Some of Perth's hottest days gave the new Year 7s at Applecross SHS something more to challenge them over the last two days - their first days of high school. Nearly 300 new students should feel really proud of themselves for keeping a smile on their face and tackling the challenges of navigating a new school and learning all there is to know about themselves, their school and peers. Climbing, drawing, playing dodgeball and mapping the school were all crammed into the two Big Days In and the amazing Year 7 cohort have launched themselves into the rest of the week with big smiles!

Ben Kelly
Year 7 Coordinator

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

 

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