Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

2019 Anzac Student Tour

Congratulations Eva Mustapic on this wonderful achievement.

 

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Parliamentary Poetry Competition

Ria Cutt from the Year 9 Academic Extension HASS class was invited to lunch at Parliament House for being named as one of the three state finalists in a Poetry Competition about the WA Parliament.

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Congratulations to Brenton Bealing who has been selected to represent Western Australia in the 2018 Swimming Team. Brenton will be competing at the School Sport Australia National Championships in Hobart, Tasmania.

 

The Year 9 Netball Lightning Carnival was held on Wednesday 20th June at Frank Gibson Park. AXSHS had 3 teams participating in the competition.

 

The girls had a great day competing and the weather held out for them – we even got some sunshine in the afternoon.

 

The A team finished 6th in the very competitive A1 division and the B team finished 2nd in B1 division.

 

Congratulations to the C team – they were undefeated and WON the C division.

 

Thanks to the fantastic Year 10 helpers, they did a wonderful job coaching and umpiring throughout the day.

 

Mrs McKnight & Ms Doyle - Health & Physical Education Teacher

 

 

Over the past week our Year 12 Human Biology students have had the opportunity to visit the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research as part of the Biotechnology section of the course.

 

The day started with students completing an activity simulating the process called “Polymerase Chain Reaction” – which is when multiple copies of DNA can be produced from the smallest sample.

 

It was then off to a fully functional laboratory to prepare some DNA for a process called “Gel Electrphoresis” – used in identifying different DNA samples, and finally students were taken on a grand tour of the magnificent facility and shown many of the important medical research that is performed at the Harry Perkins Institute.

 

Robert Neumann - Science Teacher

 

 

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The girls soccer carnival proved to be a success once again this year. The heavy fog that riddled the grounds soon lifted to allow fierce competition to take its place. Applecross SHS conceded just three goals against both specialist schools combined, proving to be tactically advanced, especially in defence. Leadership from Danielle and Charlotte Greaney along with some excellent structure in the back line from Kelly Hiles, saw the Applecross girls beat every other team in the A division. Jessie Ellis and Ainslee Carr spent weeks coaching the year 9 team into a cohesive unit which eventually took out the A2 Division prize once again.

 

Congratulations to all the girls involved on a fantastic achievement.

 

Robert Sciascia - Health & Physical Education Teacher

 

During a lesson in week 4, Miss Kim’s Year 9 class conducted their third lesson on Soil Science, where they ran soil moisture tests on the samples they had collected from Wireless Hill in Term One. Students worked in their groups through sets of activities, with an exciting booklet filled with probing questions to make them think.

 

The goal of the first activity was to choose a suitable piece of equipment to match the accurately measure the masses of soil samples. From a choice of: bathroom scale, top loading balance and a spring balance, students discussed the limit of reading and uncertainty of measurements of each to make their decision.

 

The second activity began with the students opening their bags of soil and filtering out the large particles, using sieves and trays. The filtered soil was then used to make the mass measurements, where students were given some time to discuss the importance of increasing reliability of results through replication. The triplicate samples of the soil that students weighed out were then placed in an oven at 105 °C overnight. On the following day, students then reweighed the samples to calculate how much water had evaporated overnight, and hence the moisture content of their original soil.

 

Students were also given the opportunity to  compare the soil moisture content of those from Wireless Hill, with the samples they had brought from their gardens at home. The results certainly made some students proud of the moist conditions of their own soil from home!

 

Miss Ji Hae Kim (Science Teacher)

 

 

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Students are welcome to come along and do their own workout before starting school on Fridays.

 

Where:     Fitness Room

Day:         Every Friday (during the school term)

Time:        7.20am to 8.00am

 

On a beautiful sunny autumn day, 42 keen Applecross runners travelled to UWA Sports Park for the Interschool Cross Country. With 1779 competitors from around the state, the competition was fierce. All of our runners put in their personal best and crossed the line exhausted, which was great to see. Thankfully, the smiles returned a short while later as the students sat and watched some close finishes under the brilliant sunshine. Well done to Aden Rezvan, Josh Bracher, Theodore Scagliotta (all year 7) and Kevin Yu (year 12) who all had top 50 finishes for their respective age groups. Robert Hughes (year 8) was the highest placed Applecross finisher coming in 20th overall for the boys 13 years. All students learnt a lot about warm ups, nutrition, hydration and cool downs and represented the school with pride. Thanks also to Rob Sciascia for assisting on the day and inspiring runners with his expert running knowledge.

 

Lance Hinds - PE Teacher

 

On Thursday 10 May the Year 7 Applecross Girls Soccer team travelled to Winthrop Oval for the interschool lightning carnival. We kicked off the day with a 4-2 win against Leeming SHS which was a great start. After a break we then went on to defeat Atwell 9-0. Finally we played Gilmore and beat them 11-0, making us the B Division champions. A special mention to Catherine Adams who scored 17 goals and our Year 12 Coach Ella Morrison.

 

Phil Samanek - PE Teacher

 

The Music Department is holding it's Autumn Concerts on Friday 25 May in the Performing Arts Centre at Applecross SHS. This concert features nearly 100 students from our three junior ensembles, along with guest performances by some of our senior Music students.

 

To book tickets visit the TryBooking website. www.trybooking.com/VBJI

 

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