Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

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Health Centre News

Important message for Year 12 Students doing their WACE Exams

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Year 12 Final Assembly

Today we held our Final Assembly for our Year 12 students. Congratulations to those students who won subject awards today.

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Interschool Athletics Carnival News

Applecross SHS took 108 students to the B Division Interschool Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 17 Oct and competed well to finish in 6th place out of 9 Schools. This result was a commendable achievement considering we were elevated from C Division last year.

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Applecross Senior High School’s House Athletics Carnival will be held on the school oval on Friday 8 September 2017. Please be advised that all Year 7 and 8 students will be attending the Carnival, therefore normal classes will be suspended for these year groups. Students in Year 7 and 8 will be encouraged, but not required, to participate in track and field events. Year 7 and 8 students that choose not to participate in track and field events are expected to participate in some of the novelty events and also be active in supporting their House.

Students in Years 9 to 12 however, are required to nominate through their PE teacher or at the PE Office in order to participate in the Carnival. Please encourage your children to nominate for what promises to be a fun and rewarding day. Year 9 to 12 students that do wish to nominate for the Carnival will be required to participate in at least 3 track and field events on the day (this is to ensure that they maintain an active level of involvement in the Carnival). Year 9 to 12 students that do not nominate for the Carnival will attend normal classes during the day. Year 9 and 10 classes that are scheduled for General Physical Education or PE elective classes will be assigned classrooms to do theory work due to lack of available space and PE teachers.

Students attending the Carnival are encouraged to wear House colours, otherwise PE uniform will be fine. All students participating in the Carnival are advised not to bring valuables or electronic devices on the day to minimise risk of loss. Balls are not to be brought to the carnival as they will form a distraction and potential hazard.  Students are reminded that in line with the school rules relating to mobile phone use during class time, it will not be appropriate for spectators to use their phones during the day.

Recess and lunch breaks have been scheduled as per the usual times. Students are encouraged to bring water on the day in order to avoid needing to leave the oval during the program to access water fountains.   Students are also requested to apply sunscreen

Parents are welcome to attend as spectators and can refer to the schedule below for approximate event times. We look forward to a great Carnival day.

Mr Blaxell - HoLA Health & Physical Education

 

House Athletics Carnival Day Rotations 8 Sept 2017

Rtn

Time

Year 7

Year 9

Year 11

Year 8

Year 10

Year 12

 

8.25am

Roll

Call

 

 

 

 

1

8.40am

800

800

800

Hurdles

Hurdles

Hurdles

2

9.10am

Hurdles

Hurdles

Hurdles

800

800

800

3

9.40am

400

400

400

Long

High

Shot

4

10.10am

Long

High

Shot

400

400

400

 

10.45am

Recess Break

5

11.15am

200

200

200

High

Shot

Long

6

11.45am

High

Shot

Long

200

200

200

7

12.15pm

100

100

100

Shot

Long

High

8

12.45pm

Shot

Long

High

100

100

100

 

1.20pm

Lunch Break

9

1.45pm

Relays

Relays

Relays

Relays

Relays

Relays

10

2.20pm

Tug- of-War   (if time permits)

 

2.30pm

Presentations

 

Year Nine students and Year Eleven Literature and Twelve English students were treated to a high octane performance of poetry on Friday 18August.

A team of three highly talented performers introduced and celebrated the Australian tradition of poetry and the power behind the spoken word in poetic form. The performances were slick and brimming with energy and enthusiasm, drawing from traditional verse, such as bush ballads to fresh and modern monologues with a strong rhythm underlying their delivery.

Poetry is the most intense form of creative writing, containing the richest combination of imagery, sounds and ideas in the smallest genre. The team from Poetry in Action verified that fact and had their audiences completely caught in the web of words they threw over them. I congratulate our students for their excellent behaviour and warm response to the two sessions.

Metaphor rules!

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

Our Year 7 students went to Wireless Hill on Friday, seeing the end of Science/STEAM week.  Murdoch University ambassadors accompanied our students to look at food chains and webs. They all had fun learning about some of our native animals and creating their own arthropod dichotomous keys. 

Some students also had the opportunity to experience what it is like to do quadrat sampling in a bush environment.

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

Upper School Music Showcase: An evening of solo and small group performances by the Year 11 & 12 music students.

Friday 25th August 2017

Concert Commences: 7.00pm

Cost: $10 per ticket

 

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

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.trybooking.com/RLNB

You can sign up to volunteer at the concert via the following link: http://doodle.com/poll/c4bzm7enxzmvi74p

 

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. Jaime is part of our Year 10 Academic Extension Program in HASS and is looking forward to the chance to further develop her leadership skills. It is really encouraging to see students taking the time to apply for opportunities that present themselves.

Brad Snell, HASS Teacher

Our design and technology students have had the exciting opportunity to use our new digital laser cutter to design and produce some outstanding work.   Attached also are a number of photos of our talented Certificate in Visual Art Woodwork students and the projects they are currently working on.

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

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. Some of our students were looking at fungi under the microscopes and learning how plasma could be used to inhibit fungal growth on food.  Students were also analysing soils and learning what gives them their properties and what makes them great at filtering and cleaning water.   There was also the opportunity for students to listen to Damien Laird about how we can make biodegradable plastic from waste and reduce our reliance on petro-chemicals. 

Staff and students have all enjoyed the new learning activities this week.

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

Ancient History in Years 11 and 12 isn’t about learning names, dates and events any more. A key component of the Upper School courses is learning about how the past is investigated and the importance of these discoveries. The Year 12 students are currently learning about how the evidence from mummified bodies in Egypt can tell us a lot about the culture, religion and health of the Ancient Egyptian people. In particular they are looking at Tutankhamun’s body and how scientific techniques such as CT scans, DNA testing and facial reconstruction can assist historians. As part of this, the Upper School students had a chance to have a go at the facial reconstruction techniques used on Tutankhamun for themselves. Two forensic students from Murdoch University came out and took them through the process and students recreated the face of an Egyptian male based on just his skull. The students had a heap of fun and some of the more creative students even managed to get some expressions on their faces!

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

 

 

The Yr 8 Interschool Lightning Carnival was held on Friday 11 August. The rain threatened to put a dampener on the day but fortunately held off until after the Carnival had concluded. As always the focus was on participation and fun and Applecross fielded more teams than any other school which was testimony to the keenness of our students.

It was a successful day for Applecross SHS in terms of results too with our second netball team (Div B1), boys soccer team (A2 Div)  and girls soccer team (B Div) winning their respective divisions.  Congratulations to the members of both of those teams. In other results, our C1 netball team finished in second place, B2 and C2 netball teams finished in third place, the AFL team (A Div) and girls basketball teams (A Div) finished in 4th place and our top netball (A1 Div), second boys soccer (B Div) and the boys basketball team (A Div) finished in 5th place.

Well done to all the participants and also the student officials who did a great job on the day and also leading up to the event.

Mr Blaxell, HoLA Health and Physcial Education

Our amazing Year 9 artists have created a fantastic collection of drawings/mixed media works in response to marine pollution.

To view more of the artwork on display, please go to our Facebook page.

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