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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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The Uniform Concepts Uniform Shop will be closed for the first week of the school holidays.  Uniform Concepts will re-open on Monday 10 July 2017.

On Wednesday 28 June, the postponed debates were held for the end of the season for WADL interschool debating. The Year 7 team went to find that the opposing team could not make it that night. We thank the parents for bringing their children along. The team still presented their argument to the adjudicator for valuable feedback. This was important as the Year 7 team is now into the Preliminary Finals next term as they have been undefeated. The Year 9 team did have their postponement debate. Although they had a stronger argument, the opposition won due to the manner in which they presented.  Two Year 8 Novice teams will also be competing in the Preliminary Finals next term.

It is such an achievement to have three teams progressing to finals. We wish them luck.

Chris Raich, AE English Coordinator

The third round of the 2017 Mock Trials were held on Monday 26 June 2017. Students in our three teams were the Prosecution side in a made up scenario involving the stalking of an Olympic athlete and the “catnapping” of her cat. Unfortunately we did not win on the night, however all teams worked hard and were involved in very closely contested encounters against two teams from Joondalup Baptist College and Penhros College respectively. Special mention needs to be made of the efforts of Year 10 student, Evelyn Ong, who had to learn a witness statement by heart after only being asked to fill in on the day of the trial. It was great to see a number of parents there supporting their children. As always thanks to  Ms Don, Mr Dickson and Mr Silberstein. They regularly give up many hours to help the students. This year we have received excellent coaching help from lawyer, Cory Fogliani. The students also appreciate the wonderful support from the Front Office in helping to organise their uniforms.  I hope all students have had a memorable year as Mock Trial participants.

Brad Snell – Year 10 Coordinator/HASS Teacher

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

Please be reminded that the Music Department Parent Information Night for the proposed Music Tour to Rotorua New Zealand in July 2018, will be held this evening at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Centre.

The Music Support Group meeting will follow on after this session at approximately 7:45pm in the Music Room.

Any queries, please contact Cath Standing on 0418 914 424 or

The Trop-fest film festival is recognised around the world. It is an Australian festival where the focus is firmly on the creation of short films. This is a contest and receives many entries. There is a section for student entries from high schools.

Year Nine students from Ms Stapleton’s class and Ms Lake’s Academic Extension class have elected to participate this year.  Students working co-operatively in groups have scripted, acted, filmed and edited short films focussed on the symbol of the word “Rainbow”.

As part of this project, every student designed a Film Poster advertising their work, samples of which are here for you to see. Choosing the best poster and the best film is going to be extremely difficult, as the standard of work presented here is very good indeed. Students have utilised composition, colour, symbolic images and placement of written text to create some amazing posters.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

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

There were plenty of hungry students at our weekly Breakfast Club today.  A big thank you must go out to Connor Horton and Jordon Crofts, who arrive early every Friday to help set up, cook and serve.  Also thanks must go to Jan Michell, Brad Snell, Andy Saxton, Angie Hooton and Jenny Casserly - who are always on hand to help out.  There is still one more Breakfast Club breakie before the end of term, all students are encouraged to come along for a healthy start to the last day of term next Friday.

For more pictures, please go to our Facebook page.

Enthusiastic students have been developing their STEM skills learning to knit.  The Knitting Project runs every Thursday lunchtime in the MakerSpace in the Library.  The first project they work on is a bookmark. The long-term goal of the project is for students to knit squares to combine into blankets for children’s charities.

Dee Lewis, ICT Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator

For more photos, please go to our Facebook page.


Congratulations to Year Nine student Molly Howden who has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Francis Burt Speech and Leadership Competition. Molly had to prepare a speech exploring the concept of “A Peace Building Commonwealth” and what the world can do to achieve this state.

Molly prepared a video clip of her performance of the speech and submitted that as her entry. As a finalist Molly has been invited to a Leadership Forum on the 24th June, will be interviewed by a select panel and will also have to present her speech again to a live audience.  Her presentation will be assessed by another panel and the outcome will be decided.

We congratulate her and wish her well in the finals.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English    

The last round of debating occurred at All Saints College recently.  The Year 7 team from Thornlie asked for a postponement so Applecross’s undefeated Year 7 team has to await their final debate in Week 10. This is also the case for the Year 9 team who won their debate due to a forfeit from the opposing team, but still have a postponed debate to complete. Two of the three Year 8 teams won their debate discussing the need to continue using music streaming platforms such as Spotify. The Year 11 team had a forfeit.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank WADL, all debaters, the supportive families and organising teachers for a very successful season.

Chris Raich, Academic Extension Coordinator - English

Blessed by fine weather and accompanied by fine spirits, the Literature Camp for 2017 took place over the weekend of the 16th June. Nearly the entire Literature class attended to participate in a series of performance workshops exploring Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest.  Sound, movement, and colour all combined in a number of performances that delved into the heart of the text.

Student thanks go to Alex Rogerson, Anna Edwards, Cherie Moss, Kim Darling, Doctor Christina Gray, Emily Mills and Sarah Lumsden, who gave up their weekend to perform or run workshops. The students worked hard, but still had time to interact and form new bods.

I would like to thank them for their excellent behaviour and the enthusiasm they brought to the experience. It was an excellent camp and they made it so.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page