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Important News

Important News

House Swimming Carnival Results - 2019

Applecross SHS held its House Swimming Carnival on Fri 1st March on what was a mild and comfortable day. The participation level was outstanding and there were some keenly contested races with exciting finishes and great individual and  team efforts.


National Summer Art Scholarship - National Gallery of Australia

Upon our return to school Perry gave us the news that he had been selected and attended the National Gal


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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. The theme of the competition was the celebrating the end of the Centenary of Anzac. At the same assembly, Mr Yang acknowledged another Year 9 HASS Academic Extension student, Ria Cutt, who has reached the final three in the State in a poetry based competition run by the Western Australian Parliament. Ria has been invited to lunch at Parliament House along with three of her classmates on November 2nd where the overall winner will be announced. She was completing a violin exam at the time of the assembly but Mr Yang is looking forward to meeting her at Parliament House to offer his congratulations in person. Well done to both students.



Alicia Ross-Adams (Year 9) and Hannah Cumming (Year 7) have been selected to take part in Girls Takeover Parliament this International Day of the Girl. On Thursday the 11th of October, Alicia will be taking over from Stephen Price as Member for Forrestfield, and Hannah will be taking over from Lisa O'Malley as Member for Bicton.

Girls Takeover Parliament WA is an innovative program that pairs girls with parliamentarians to takeover their office responsibilities for the day. The program aims to ensure girls voices and opinions are heard. Girls Takeover Parliament seeks to change the existing structures that continue to hold women and girls back, while encouraging young women to pursue leadership opportunities and exposing leaders to fresh perspectives.

We are sure that they will be an exceptional representative for Applecross Senior High School, Girl Guides WA, and girls all over WA. Congratulations to both girls on this wonderful opportunity.




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)