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Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Year 12 Final and Awards Assembly

Today we held our Final Assembly for our Year 12 students. Congratulations to those students who won subject awards today.

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The French Visitors have arrived

 

On Saturday 13th October 2018, twenty-one French students accompanied by their two teachers, Ms Aurore Boulogne and Ms Christelle Roussel, arrived in Perth. The host families were all waiting eagerly for them at the airport and the AXSHS Welcome Team made quite an impression.

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Year 9 HASS Academic Extension Students Excel in Statewide Competitions

Sarah Parry from the HASS Year 9 Academic Extension class was recently presented with a book by the Honourable Pierre Yang MLC for the South Metropolitan Region at a Year 9 assembly on behalf of the Premier as a result of her short story entry in the Premier’s Student Competition.

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Year 9 Soil Science

During a lesson in week 4, Miss Kim’s Year 9 class conducted their third lesson on Soil Science, where they ran soil moisture tests on the samples they had collected from Wireless Hill in Term One. Students worked in their groups through sets of activities, with an exciting booklet filled with probing questions to make them think.

 

The goal of the first activity was to choose a suitable piece of equipment to match the accurately measure the masses of soil samples. From a choice of: bathroom scale, top loading balance and a spring balance, students discussed the limit of reading and uncertainty of measurements of each to make their decision.

 

The second activity began with the students opening their bags of soil and filtering out the large particles, using sieves and trays. The filtered soil was then used to make the mass measurements, where students were given some time to discuss the importance of increasing reliability of results through replication. The triplicate samples of the soil that students weighed out were then placed in an oven at 105 °C overnight. On the following day, students then reweighed the samples to calculate how much water had evaporated overnight, and hence the moisture content of their original soil.

 

Students were also given the opportunity to  compare the soil moisture content of those from Wireless Hill, with the samples they had brought from their gardens at home. The results certainly made some students proud of the moist conditions of their own soil from home!

 

Miss Ji Hae Kim (Science Teacher)

 

 

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