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Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

2019 Anzac Student Tour

Congratulations Eva Mustapic on this wonderful achievement.

 

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Parliamentary Poetry Competition

Ria Cutt from the Year 9 Academic Extension HASS class was invited to lunch at Parliament House for being named as one of the three state finalists in a Poetry Competition about the WA Parliament.

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This week we had a special thank you lunch for our helpers at the Breakfast Club. This has been a regular part of the role of our hard working School Chaplain, Andy Saxton. He is helped by students, some teachers from Student Services as well as Mrs Jane Herd. A large number of students come every Friday before school to enjoy the food and to socialise with their friends all for the cost of a smile.
 
Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator
 

 

In early August, seven Applecross students were entered into the Perth State Robocup Challenge. There were a variety of competitions and we entered both the Open Maze category and the Novice Performance Category.

The students who entered the Maze competition narrowly missed out on the state finals on the Saturday last weekend however our three girls; Caitie and Kayla Perkins along with Greer Hannaford all qualified for the finals.

They performed exceptionally well after a lot of planning and implementing on their robots was carried out over the months leading up to the competition. On the day it was executed exceptionally well and as a result they finished top of their division! A fantastic achievement by them and they are looking forward to the Nationals this coming Semester. Best of luck girls!

Anthony Murphy - Science Teacher

 

 

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Come watch our talented Year 11s and 12s perform, both CONTEMPORARY and CLASSICAL, SOLOS and small GROUP ITEMS.

 

 

Our whole school community is very proud of the efforts of six very capable young women who represented Applecross Senior High School at the Mock Trials on Thursday night. Our team had finished 10th from 124 teams in the qualifying rounds but lost in a close contest 155.5 points to 151 points against Chisholm College in the first round of the finals. The efforts of team were particularly meritorious considering Chisholm College were the overall winner in 2017. Congratulations to Mr Silberstein and our team on the night of Cassy Chelvan, Tahlia Butterfill, Natasha Chin, Hannah De Fonseka, Carolyn Roe and Valija Hani. Our reserves were Andrew Lim and Kathy Deng. We also received great help from our lawyer coach Cory Fogliani. We look forward to competing again in 2019.

Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator

 

 

We are egg-static to announce the success of the Applecross Senior High School’s Hardboiled Humanities competition!

In honour of HASS week the team decided we would hold an egg decorating competition amongst all year levels – to celebrate famous historical figures.

The entries have egg-ceded our wildest dreams, with many students scrambling to get their entries completed on time!
The HASS office is swamped with amazingly creative and imaginative egg personalities. We can hardly fit all the eggs in one basket. World leaders such as Queen Elisabeth and Barack Obama grace us with their presence, as well as famous minds from science and geography- Newton, Einstein and Earheart, to name a few. We have also welcomed back the home grown legend- Ned Kelly and the Endeavour has sailed into port with Captain Cook aboard. Cleopatra and Troy’s Trojan Horse have travelled from antiquity as well. The lucky finalists will be on display in the library from next week- students will then vote for their favourite egg-sonality. Voting details will be announced via the bulletin. A huge thank you to all the students and staff who took part in this egg-cellent competition and made it such success.

Kirstin Woodard - HASS Teacher

 

 

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On Tuesday, Japanese students and their Applecross host students went to Caversham Wildlife Park to meet Australian wild life up close and personal. The Japanese students were excited to meet our famous fauna for the first time.

 

Sumika Nishikawa - Japanese Teacher

 

 

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On Monday, we had a cultural event where the Japanese students wore their Yukata (Japanese traditional clothing) and sang songs in Japanese and English. We also invited Taiko (Japanese drum) performers and Judo (a Japanese martial art) performers. Our students enjoyed watching the demonstrations and gained a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

Thank you to the 'Taiko On' performers and Mr Coret for their participation.

Sumika Nishikawa - Japanese Teacher

 

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Thanks to Ms Howroyd, we were able to continue our celebration of HASS Week by inviting Alysia Kepert ( Principal Consultant - Agricultural Education) and Graham McAlpine ( Natural Resource Management and a Project Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture Program) to talk to five Year 9 classes. Year 9’s are currently studying about Biomes and Food Security in their HASS Geography classes. Students were able to learn about these topics as well receive some interesting information about possible careers in Agriculture, the importance of soil and bees, as well other aspects of farming in WA.

It was a very worthwhile experience for students to hear from experts in the field.

 

Brad Snell ( HASS Teacher)

To kick off the celebrations for HASS week (30 July – 3 August), we awarded these amazing nine students today with their Australian History Competition certificates.

 

During Term 2, each of the lower school AE HASS classes took part in the Australian History Competition, comprising of up to 50 multiple choice history questions. The competition involves hundreds of students Australia-wide with many of these coming from academic extension and gifted and talented cohorts.

 

Applecross Senior High students once again excelled in their performance, with a total of nine students from Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 all achieving a High Distinction result. This equates to being in the top 3 or 4 % of the national student population who took part in the competition.

 

The nine students were Sylvia Diep, Oliver Cooper, Elizabeth Bullard, Lachlan Bridgland, Zach Iskander, Harry Edgar, Rohanna Perez, Kate Loveday, and Aidan Hathway. All of them are pictured here and pleased with their certificates!

 

Mr Ben Kelly - HASS Teacher

 

Reminder: Students commence Term 3 on Wednesday, 18th July 2018.

 

 

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