Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Congratulations Jaime Hunt

Congratulations to Jaime Hunt from Year 10 who was chosen after a very competitive process by UWA Fogarty Scholars to attend a four day Leadership Camp for Year 10 and 11 students in the October School Holidays.


New Laser Cutter in D&T

Our design and technology students have had the exciting opportunity to use our new digital laser cutter to design and produce some outstanding work.

Science/STEAM Week

Applecross SHS were lucky to have a number of student ambassadors from Murdoch University visit us to help give our students a hands on STEAM experience in school this week.


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Applecross SHS Tennis alumni Astra Sharma wins her 2nd professional ITF singles title in Romania. Congratulations Astra!

Today Applecross Senior High School Year 9 students welcomed our visitors from Takarazuka, Mr Ueda, Ms Makino and Ms Wada.  AXSHS and Takarazuka celebrate a 31 year relationship of cultural sharing and education.  Our visitors are with us for one week, giving our students the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and engage in enriching activities.  Our students will be making a return visit to Japan later this year.

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page.


Jay Cromb, Liam Zentner, Jordan Crofts and Connor Dunnett are all taking part in the Bike Rescue Project called 'Dismantle', that is running every Thursday afternoon throughout Term 3 at the Blue Gum Community Centre in Brentwood.  Melville City Council have supported these four Applecross SHS students to attend.  Using discarded bikes, tools and new parts, each participant will work with Dismantle mechanics to recycle and restore a bike for charity, and then earn a second bike to build, customise and keep.  This is a great initiative, providing students the opportunity to get involved with their local community.

Andrew Saxton, School Chaplain

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A number of facility upgrades and installations occurred at Applecross SHS over the school holidays. 

Our new History Boards were installed.  They chronicle the school's history from its foundation in 1958 to the conclusion of the building program in 2016.  There is a panel for each decade in the life of the school. It's a great record of the school's history and parents and visitors are invited to take a look--the location is under the "sky bridge" near to the stairs that lead to the Staffroom.  However, please be reminded to sign in via our Reception prior to entering the school grounds.

Our Year 7 students will also be able to enjoy new fitness equipment, which was installed at the back of the N Block.  It's designed for use by Year 7 students during recess and lunch breaks and we envisage that PE classes will also be able to make use of it.

Additional shade and shelter structures have also been erected over the holidays for student use.

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page.

Friday 28th July 2017

Concert 1: 6pm - 7.30pm    Concert 2: 8pm - 9.30pm


  • Concert Band 2 
  • Cygnet String Orchestra
  • Junior Guitar Ensemble
  • Guest Performers

Cost:  $10 per ticket

Venue:  Applecross SHS Performing Arts Centre (entrance off Ardessie St)


Purchase tickets via the following link:

Sign up to volunteer at the concert:

During the July school holidays the Year 12 Certificate III Laboratory Skills students were busy at Murdoch University undertaking work experience in one of their laboratories.

Under the umbrella of our partnership, the University offered this experience to students to enable them to use equipment and practice and perform tasks that they are unable to do at school. These activities included:

  • Bacterial Culture -streaking onto agar plate & assessing growth on differential media
  • Antibiotic resistance of E. coli
  • Gram staining of bacterial cultures
  • Assessing the Antibiotic resistance of E. coli
  • Describing the colony morphology of bacteria on streak plates


The program was designed and run by Dr’s Yvette Topopolli and Jason Terpolilli whose feedback was “delighted with your students - was very impressed with their knowledge and skills set”. Dr Terpolilli’s specialisation is Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Agricultural Plant Science.

The Dr Yvette Topopolli created two workbooks tailor made for our students and their learning needs,  to take them step by step through various learning activities. Feedback from students was very positive and the school community are very appreciative of Murdoch University’s outstanding support of our students yet again.

Julie Reed, Work Place Learning Coordinator

The day was cold and wintry: grey skies, chilly winds and the first Sunday of the July holidays. On this day, creeping from their warm and cosy beds came - The Protagonists. This intrepid band of six Year 10 writers and artists combined their talents for twelve hours to write, edit, illustrate, print and bind a novel. They laughed in the face of cold, they ate much in the way of snacks and they dug deep for inspiration. Eventually the novel The Emerald Vase sprang into being.

Sophia Ammali, Lexy Latto, Sam Meekan, Sydney Roldan, Sophie St John and Callum Vukovich formed the team. Each one had to write enough to create a 5,000 word novel when their writing was combined. The novel had parameters which had to be met. These random words had to be included: fuzzy, zigzagged, emerald, awkward and pillow.

The novel had to be set in a gym in Australia and include specific characters: an Historian, a Glassblower and a Zombie.

When complete, the novel was sent to The Kid’s Cancer Council of Australia, to be judged. The novel itself will be placed in the library of Princess Margaret Hospital for the inmates to read. The Protagonists raised $350-00 in sponsorship to go toward the purchase of equipment for young Cancer sufferers around Australia. Whether they win the competition or not, this group of novelists have given their time, holiday and energy to the support of other young people in the community and for that they are to be commended.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

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Applecross SHS have seen the conclusion of another successful Ski Trip to New Zealand. Many thanks to the seven teachers who chaperoned the fifty students who attended. Fun was had by all.

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Please be reminded that Monday 17 July is a Staff Development Day at Applecross SHS.  All students return to school on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

Students are instructed to attend Care Group at 8:25am to receive their Semester Two timetable.

Because of our outstanding teachers, leaders and school support staff, students in Western Australia are provided with a high quality education – whatever their ability, wherever they live, whatever their background.

Coming from different backgrounds themselves, our staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to schools and classrooms. They are leaders in educational innovation and reform. Because they see the potential in every child, their priority is to enrich student learning and inspire students to achieve to the best of their ability.

Through the WA Education Awards, we thank our teachers, leaders and support staff for their role in making a difference in the lives of students in Western Australia.

Be a part of applauding and celebrating the very best of the best at Applecross Senior High School. Nominations need to come through the school, the P&C or the School Board.  You can send your nominations to Claire Watkinson at for processing. Nominations close Friday 28 July 2017.