Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Year 8 River Cruise

The Year 8 River Cruise was well attended by students last night.  All students thoroughly enjoyed themselves, dancing the night away and socialising with friends.  A big thank you to all the staff who attended.

Jan Michell, Year Co-ordinator

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AXSHS Interschool Cross-Country

The Interschool Cross Country competition was held on Friday 19th May 2017.  Applecross SHS were well represented in all age-groups.  It was great to see so many students support their peers and cheer each other on.

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Year 10 Personal Best Day

Amity and Success Care Groups went to Curtin University with staff on Friday 19 May 2017.  The other half of the Year 10 cohort (Challenger and Investigator) remained at school and started to explore subject choices for Year 11.

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AXSHS Staff Profile - Jan Michell

I began my teaching career in the 1970’s teaching Health and Physical Education at Balcatta SHS, City Beach SHS (when it still existed) and Wanneroo SHS before taking leave to have my son. I was appointed to Applecross SHS on the completion of this leave and have been here since. In fact, I am now teaching the children of some of my earlier students from Applecross!

While I have only one son of my own, I inherited 4 step-children along with 9 grandchildren and 7, soon to be 8, great-grandchildren when I married my husband in the  early 90’s. Having all of these young people around certainly keeps me busy.

Unlike many of today’s young people, I did not travel out of Australia until I was in my 30’s.  However, I have certainly made up for this. I have been fortunate to be able to travel extensively in Asia, have been to Europe twice and to the US four times. Just last year I spent some time in New York City with side trips to Niagara Falls and Philadelphia before cruising around the Caribbean for two weeks.

At the beginning of this term I took two weeks leave and visited Japan and Singapore. While in Japan I was able to meet up with Makino Sensei – one of the exchange teachers who has visited Applecross twice – and her family to spend the day in Kyoto.

Through my travels my knowledge of world history has certainly been expanded. I have visited the World War II landing sites in France, have been to Hell Fire Pass in Thailand, Changi Prison in Singapore  and was in the US during the Inauguration of President Obama. In Philadelphia we were able to visit the original building used to house the first Congress and learn about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. While in Japan last week, we also visited Hiroshima and were able to see displays of the devastation caused by the dropping of the Atomic Bomb in 1945.

My interest in Health Education has seen me assist in trailing many new and innovative programs over the years and work with SCSA to develop the current Health Studies course in Upper School. Even when on holidays I often take photos of health related advertisements and images – such as the vending machines selling cigarettes in the streets of Japan!

I am currently the Year 8 Co-ordinator, looking after the 260 plus Year 8 students. I have worked in Student Services in various roles over the past 12 years. This is a role that I find very rewarding, getting to know and work with some amazing young people.