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Important News

Important News

2019 ANZAC Service

Mr Dickson’s Year 10 HASS Academic Extension class were the chief organisers of this year’s ANZAC Service. Students were very respectful and this is great credit to all.


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.



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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.



Congratulations to Applecross Blue (our Year 12 team) who finished 11th out of 124 teams in the first round of the Mock Trial. They will be the Defence Team against John XXIII College in the week beginning July 23rd. Unfortunately some of the team were on an English excursion today but we have Carolyn, Val and Andrew pictured along with their coach Lachlan Silberstein. This is the first team in the six years we have been competing we have reached the final sixteen teams.


181 trials were staged in Round 1, including two at the Bunbury Court House and three at Mandurah Court House. 87 individual volunteers adjudicated for the Law Society this year, and some have presided over several trials.


There were 124 teams in this year’s program with1302 students taking part. All the students competed in a spirit of friendly competition. There were 23 teams that won all three of their trials.


Well done to the Year 12’s but the three other teams also did exceptionally well.


Also, Shaneli Dias, former Applecross SHS mock trial participate, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Law and Society), is also featured on page 19 of the The University of WA 2019 Course Guide.


Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator


Twenty five year 10 and 11 students braved the cold, dark winter morning to volunteer on Friday 29th June to help raise funds for Red Nose Day. From 6.45am our students were on duty to catch the morning rush of city workers to accept donations and to sell promotional items in Forrest Place. Nine infants still die every day in Australia from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and these funds are needed to conduct research for a cure. Congratulations to the generous and enthusiastic students who participated and represented our school fantastically. We had lots of encouraging and positive comments about our efforts.

Julie Reed - WPL Coordinator


More photos can be found on our Facebook page

Congratulations to Neasa Flynn who has been selected to represent the All Australian School Girls Under 17s Touring Hockey Team. Neasa will be travelling to South Africa from 29th June to 14th July to play in three tests. We wish her the best of luck.


Congratulations to Year 12 student , Zac Littlewood, who was recently crowned World Champion at the Laser Radial World Championships held in Kiel, Germany on the 18th to 24th of June. The championships have been held every year since 1989, organized by the International Sailing Federation and the Laser Radial is an Olympic sailing class


Zac has said he was the youngest competitor there and that he was able to beat a six time world champion. There were over one hundred competitors from 25 countries. He is also appreciative of the understanding shown by his teachers as he continues with his Year 12 ATAR studies while needing to travel and train for his sailing. The school is very proud that one of our students has enjoyed such success at an elite level. He is pictured here being congratulated by the Deputy Principal, Mr Lilleyman.


The Wikipedia link to the Championships is here

Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator



Well done to Applecross Senior High School students who participated in the Mock Trial this week. We had a successful night with three wins and a narrow loss. At the time of writing we do not know if any of teams have made it through to the next round so this may have been the last time Year 12 students were able to represent the school. Some of these Year 12 students are in their third year of competition.


We would like to especially thank Mr Dickson, Ms Wallner, Mr Silberstein and Ms Barnes who have voluntarily given up their time to coach teams. We have also been able helped by our lawyer coach, Cory Folgliani. The staff in the front office have provided invaluable help in organizing our uniforms and of course we really appreciate the support of parents. One of the great joys of the Mock Trials is talking to parents who attend and they are often quite surprised at the way students are able to excel in the Mock Trials.


Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator and HASS Teacher



Congratulations to the Year 12 girls who came out with a vengeance and grabbed a win against the female staff in the Principal’s Cup. Students 14, Staff 7. Until we meet again……



More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Congratulations to the Scimitar String Orchestra who performed in the WA Schools Senior Orchestra Festival on Sunday 24 June at Churchlands Senior High School Concert Hall. The Scimitars consist of 34 advanced string instrument players ranging from Years 7-12, and were awarded Excellent in A Division. They are proudly conducted by Tim Stapleton, Head of Music.