Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Friday Morning Fitness

Students are welcome to come along and do their own workout before starting school on Fridays.


Where:     Fitness Room

Day:         Every Friday (during the school term)

Time:        7.20am to 8.00am



Interschool Cross Country 2018

On a beautiful sunny autumn day, 42 keen Applecross runners travelled to UWA Sports Park for the Interschool Cross Country. With 1779 competitors from around the state, the competition was fierce.


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On 07 April 2018 twenty students of French accompanied by Mr Paul Leech, Ms Caroline Crofton and Ms Charisma Valérie travelled to Amiens, France for the 2018 French Exchange Program. On arrival to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) International Airport in Paris, the French host families enthusiastically welcomed the Australian group and it was a great way to start their 19-day journey in the Belle Hexagone.  The students were billeted across the city and in some local villages. They embraced the idea of staying with a French family over the next 13 days. They experienced French school life and the daily routine of the French people. At the welcome supper, the students introduced themselves in French and Mr Leech and Ms Valérie read the official speeches in English and French, respectively.


Beyond improving their French and learning about the French culture, the students of Applecross have discovered the gems of Amiens like the Hortillons (Floating Gardens) and the Amiens Cathedral which has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. They have also bonded with their host while on excursion to Parc Astérix and the 3 hour walk across the Bay of Somme. During the weekend, the different French families organised a wide range of activities. Some went skiing in the Alps, spent the weekend at the family’s beach house and others went to London for the day or had fun at Disneyland.


Mr Paul Leech, a former History teacher, organised a private ANZAC ceremony at the Australian War Memorial just outside of Villers-Bretonneux. The students read poems and laid flowers at the memorial site. On the last day at Sainte Famille High School we attended a farewell party and the students sang an English song (Count on me by Bruno Mars) and a French song (Les liens de l’amitié by Kids United). They invited their host sister and host brother to sing the French song and they performed beautifully. Each student gave a speech in French to their host families and a small gift to thank them for their hospitality. The sadness of parting was evident that evening and during the goodbyes at the train station of Amiens the next day. We left for Paris and the second part of our journey began.


Besides walking the paths of Molière, Stendhal, Volaire, Balzac, Zola or Proust we did some sightseeing by boat in “La Ville de l’amour”. We visited La Dame de Fer (The Eiffel Tower), the Musée D’orsay, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sacré Coeur Church in Montmartre, walked along the Champ Elysées and discovered hidden treasures of Paris. We enjoyed the shopping and the gastronomie Française in the little bistrots and cafés.


The students have gained a lot in experience and like in the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the stars have become their friends and they will set off to new adventures in the near future. We now eagerly await the French to come to Perth to return the favour.


The French Exchange will be on again in 2020 so make sure to attend the information night in May 2019 if you want to participate.


Charisma Valérie

TIC of French and Exchange Co-ordinator




More photos can be found on our Facebook page.



The Year 12 Drama class invite you to a reinterpretation of Eugene Ionesco’s iconic play Rhinoceros in the PAC on May 8 and 9. Tickets are $10 and available on TRYBOOKING. The students have shaped the piece to reflect a contemporary version in the staging, acting style and exploration of its relevance to a 21st century audience.
We would love to see your faces in the audience and it will also give you an opportunity to see the students in a very different context.  

Click on the link to purchase your ticket.


During the recent holidays 17 Year 10 students from Applecross SHS visited Canberra accompanied by Mr Dickson and Ms Howlett. Each day was packed with visits to a variety of cultural and political attractions including: the National Portrait Gallery, Parliament, the High Court, the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Museum, the Australian Mint and CSIRO Discovery Centre. Students were involved in educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The trip culminated with ANZAC Day, starting with a very early rise for the dawn service, a hike down from picturesque Mount Ainsley to attend to commemorative march on ANZAC parade and an afternoon exploring the exhibits in the war memorial’s extensive galleries. The Australian Government provided generous funding to help support this trip through the Parliamentary and Civics Education Rebate program.


Raymond Dickson

HASS Teacher


More photos are available on our Facebook page.


Applecross SHS recently hosted a group of students from Torei Fujisawa High School, Japan. The students attended our school from 26th March to 4th April.

The visiting students interacted with our Year 9 to 12 Japanese class students and enjoyed various activities including conversations in both in English and Japanese.

Thank you to AIIU for giving Applecross SHS the opportunity to host this Japanese group and also many thanks to the host families who supported the Languages Learning Area.



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Today the whole school community participated in the 2018 ANZAC service.  Special guests included students from the 1958 intake, Mr Nalder MLA and the City  Melville’s Deputy Mayor, Mr Matthew Woodall,

The key players in the service were students from our Year 10 HASS extension class. Their focus was on sacrifice and character, two key strengths of our Anzacs. Items were also performed by the Concert Band 1, the school’s choir performed the National Anthem and there were three additional items performed by, Tess Dwyer-Long, Callum Vukovich and Selena Tan and the third performance was by Hayley Mengel supported by Declan Wong.


The Head Boy and Girl accompanied by three of our students representing the various cadet organisations laid the wreath.


Mr Wayne Lloyd - HoLA HASS



More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

According to the score kept by Mr Lilleyman, the female Year 12 students were the unlucky losers 9 to 12 against the female staff basketball team at lunch yesterday for the first clash of the 2018 Principal's Cup. On Thursday the boys get a chance to revenge this loss. Hopefully the male staff will have enough players and will not need to recruit any Year 11's to help make up their numbers.

Brad Snell Year 12 Coordinator.



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Congratulations Madison and Ebony Firth.  Madison received runner up in her division for her short film “To Be Honest”, in the REELise Film Festival.  She also won the People’s Choice Award.

An awesome achievement!!



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The Year 9 Students had a great night recently on their annual River Cruise. The night was themed “Dress like its 1958” to celebrate Applecross Senior High School’s 60th Anniversary.
175 Students danced and grooved the night away as the MV Captain Cook made its way along the Swan River on what would prove to be a perfect night.

I would like to thank the 12 staff who joined us on the night and our Year 9 students for being so wonderfully well behaved.

Mr Ellis - Year 9 Coordinator.



More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Last week the Year 8 HASS Academic Extension class took to the coast as part of their Geography studies. The class was divided into small teams, where each had developed their own Geographical research inquiry into Scarborough Beach. Every group focused on something a little different, addressing social, economic or environmental aspects of the $100 million redevelopment of Scarborough Beach. The young Geographers displayed exceptional field skills in gathering sketches, photographs and primary source data through surveying members of the public. This was a daunting task for some students, but everyone developed a great deal of confidence in the process. This week the students return to the classroom to develop their formal presentation of the results and findings of their inquiry. Nothing like a day at the beach to get smiles on everyone’s faces!


Mr Ben Kelly - HASS Teacher





Madison Firth from Year 10 wrote, produced, edited a short film TBH (to be honest) - with relation to bullying.  Ebony Firth in Year 11 was the actress.  Madison is the only finalist from Western Australia - and is in the top 12 Nationally.  The school is very proud of the efforts of both girls. They will be flying  to Sydney for a Red Carpet Award night.  


Please vote for Madison and Ebony.  

Please like the Facebook page Reelise Film Festival 

and then text the code  87334 To the mobile / cell 

 +61 407 288 400.



This is the YouTube link to TBH.



Mr Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator