Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Health Centre News from Deb Kitak, School Nurse

Welcome to everyone at Applecross Senior High School and a big welcome to all our Year 7’s and any new students and families. I wish you all the very best for the year.

Canteen News

We have had the usual busy start to the year, with the new Year 7's excitedly getting to know our menu and the rest of the students welcoming back old favourites and discovering new ones.  There are new Dipping Boxes for $2.50, which includes chopped vegies and Turkish bread, along with Hommus or


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Our Year 11 Physics Students recently studied the effect of weight on the frictional force created on the Science block carpet. They used ramps to create a known starting speed, which they could calculate. This way each trolley started at the same speed – a controlled variable.

The students then loaded up the carts with different masses, measuring the distance each trolley travelled once it landed on the carpet. Knowing the starting speed and the distance it travelled until it stopped, they could calculate the average frictional force on the trolleys (and thereby also the coefficient of rolling friction between the trolley and the carpet).

Many groups were surprised to find that the mass in the trolley didn’t make much difference to the stopping distance of the trolley. This is because the frictional force is proportional to the mass of the trolley, so although the frictional force goes up with more mass, so does the force needed to slow the trolley, so the two effects effectively ‘cancel out’.

Damen Bradbury, Science Teacher

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page


A huge congratulations go to Kitman Yeung, Sophie Tomic and Lauren Hawley on successful entries to next year's Year 12 Perspectives show at the Art Gallery of WA. The show features the best Year 12 work that all WA schools have to offer and it's a real honour to be selected. Well done, girls!

"Year 12 Perspectives is your yearly taste of art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities." -AGWA

17 March – 16 July 2018

Fleur De Campi, Gifted and Talented Visual Art Co-ordinator


Milan was chosen to represent Western Australia in the State Schools 12s Netball team competing in Adelaide in December. Best of luck Milan!


The Year 7 students have been learning about Place and Liveability in Geography. In the Academic Extension class we are about to start designing our own ‘future cities’ that are both sustainable and meet all of the key factors for a liveable city. As part of that, the students on Friday went on a virtual excursion. Using Virtual Reality headsets they visited some of the most liveable cities in the world and explored the features that make these cities so great. The students worked in groups and assessed each of the cities as they went around the world. Cities such as Vienna, Singapore, Melbourne, Toronto and Hamburg have inspired the students to now go on and begin the design process.

Cassy Don, HASS Teacher

For more photos, please go to our Facebook page

Unfortunately the weather is not playing in our favour tonight's concert, it has been necessary to make a decision today so that all of the concert logistics can be planned and changed accordingly.  Based upon the information currently available to us, we need to cancel the outdoor picnic component of the concert and move it indoors.  This is to ensure safety for all and protect our students’ instruments and electrical equipment.  If we were to delay the decision until tomorrow and it does rain, we would be faced with a bill of nearly $4000 for staging equipment and lighting that would no longer be required and couldn’t be refunded.

All tickets purchased through TryBooking to date will be fully refunded.  There is no need for you to do anything, we will arrange this automatically via TryBooking.

A new ticketing link is available at  Tickets are now $10 each and are strictly limited to two tickets per performer. 

We sincerely apologise that we must restrict tickets and completely understand the disappointment that many families will feel, however in order to accommodate enough tickets for every performer this is our only option.  We know how hard the performers have all been working toward this concert and we don’t wish to pursue any options that would see the concert being cancelled completely.

We have approximately 200 performers and a maximum of 200 seats in the Performing Arts Centre.  By splitting the concert into two performances we will be at maximum capacity with the two ticket limit.  (Mr Stapleton will be in contact with those families who have performers in both concerts.)

We ask that you please consider all of our music students and other families when booking your tickets and adhere to the 2 ticket limit. 

(Regrettably, we must refuse the purchase of additional tickets beyond the limit of 2 per performer in all circumstances.)

We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets via TryBooking before the concert, particularly as there will now be allocated seating.  However if you do intend purchasing your tickets at the door please note that we can only accept cash.  No eftpos or credit card facilities are available.

Just as a reminder, the concert format will be as follows:

Concert 1             6:30pm to 7:45pm

Combined Guitar Ensembles

Cygnet Strings

Guest Act 1 (Eloise & Hannah)

Concert Band 2

Concert 2             8:00pm to 9:30pm

Jazz Band

Chamber Choir

Guest Act 2 (Karyn & Lisa)

Scimitar Strings

Concert Band 1

Please ensure that you select the correct performance i.e., Concert 1 or Concert 2 when booking your tickets.

We thank all of those people who have volunteered to help the concert.  As we are now indoors, we will no longer require our Grounds Ushers.  We do still require the following roles:

Stage Crew (for both concerts);

Front of House (for both concerts i.e., at 6:00 and 7:30);

Selling Drinks and Snacks in between the two concerts (i.e., between 7:45 and 8:00 – approximately 5 people); and

Clean Up

We currently have volunteers who have nominated for all of the above roles.  If you are still able to assist, that would be great!  If you are no longer able to assist, can you please advise Cath Standing via email at as soon as possible so that we can put the word out for additional helpers.

We thank you for your understanding and wish that circumstances would have seen us enjoying our annual music sojourn under the stars.  If you have any queries, please contact Cath Standing on 0418 914 424 or via .

We have been maintaining a very careful watch on the weather forecast for our Under the Stars Picnic Concert on Friday evening. Unfortunately the prediction is not looking to be in our favour. At present the forecast is for a 90% chance of showers (of between 3-10mm) and possible storms. We have everything crossed that this weather may blow over or arrive after Friday evening. In the event that it doesn’t, we will be putting our concert contingency plan into place.

As per the Newsletters that have been distributed to all performers, we will have to abandon the picnic component of the evening and move the performances into the Performing Arts Centre (PAC). In order to accommodate all families with performers, we will only be able to provide tickets for two family members for each performer. All other tickets pre-purchased for additional family and friends will be refunded. As a result of this, we have made a decision to halt all TryBooking ticket sales at this time until we get closer to the performance time. If the weather turns in our favour we will re-open the booking site and we will put on additional volunteers to assist with door sales on the evening.

The concert will be split into two performances as follows:

Concert 1 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Combined Guitar Ensembles

Cygnet Strings

Guest Act 1 (Eloise & Hannah)

Concert Band 2


Concert 2 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Jazz Band

Chamber Choir

Guest Act 2 (Karyn & Lisa)

Scimitar Strings

Concert Band 1


Audience members arriving for the second performance will need to wait on the verandas of the Central Quad East until the first performance has finished (unless your child is appearing in both performances).

The final decision regarding the impact of the weather on the concert will be made by 10:00am on Friday morning. Communication will be made via the following:

- Applecross SHS Website

- Applecross SHS Official Facebook Page

- Recorded phone message on 9314 9335 (NB: Please do not leave a message on this number as we will not be able to reply – please contact Cath Standing on 0418 914 424 if you have any queries)

- Email to all Music Families and via Connect

- Sign outside the Performing Arts Office

If you have any queries, please direct them to our Music Support Group Convenor, Cath Standing, on 0418 914 424 or via



Elections were recently held for 2018 Student Councillors across all years except for the 2018 Year 7’s. The 2018 Year 11 and 12 Student Council candidates were voted on by their peers in elections supervised by Louis from the Australian Electoral Commission. More than 400 Year 10 and 11 students voted. A mobile booth was also taken to where 22 Year 10 students were representing the school at badminton in Wanneroo on that day. The Electoral Commission is counting the votes at time of writing, and results will be known later this week. There is a separate process for the selection of the 2018 Head Boy and Head Girl. This will involve candidates being interviewed by Senior Staff at the school.

Anna Edwards, Year 11 Coordinator and Brad Snell, Year 10 Coordinator 2017 and Year 12 Coordinator 2018



Congratulations to Kitman Yeung, one of our Year 12 Gifted and Talented students, on being selected as a finalist for this year’s Black Swan Prize for portraiture Youth award. This very prestigious exhibition provides young artists with an opportunity to showcase their creative talents and to challenge them from an artistic perspective through the field of portraiture. It also identifies emerging artists and encourages them to have faith in themselves and their developing skills. Kitman's work is currently on display in Brookfield Place in the city. Large digital versions of the youth awards are on display outside AGWA.

Fleur De Campi, Gifted and Talented Visual Art Co-ordinator


Please see our Art Exhibition invite below:

2018 Personal Items Lists

The Personal Items Lists for 2018 are now available on the school website, please click the link below:


P&C Second Hand Uniform Shop

As we are coming to the end of the school year, please remember the P&C are happy to take uniforms and text books that are no longer needed. These may be left in the small red wheelie bin in the foyer of the Health Centre.

The online shop will be open during the school holidays and arrangements will be made for items to be picked up from our off site location in Winthrop.

Please visit the P&C Second Hand Uniform Shop at: