Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

AXSHS Breakfast Club

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 - w


AXSHS MakerSpace in the Library

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.

Finalist - Francis Burt Speech & Leadership Competition

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.


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ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities invites your students to join our Short Courses for Credit Program at Mt Lawley campus. These FREE courses are designed to introduce high school students to university life, offer an engaging, hands-on experience in a discipline of their choice and give them a head start at university!

Our Short Courses are aimed at motivated year 11 and 12 students who have an existing interest and passion for the Arts and/or Media. These week-long specialist courses cover areas of study offered at ECU, promoting aspirations for tertiary education.

Students develop self-confidence and public speaking skills, team work and group collaboration techniques and produce high quality written and digital works.

BROADCASTING                 FILM& VIDEO (SCRIPTWRITING)              PHOTOMEDIA                                  FASHION

DESIGN                                 PUBLIC RELATIONS                                  VISUAL ARTS (DRAWING)

Students who pass the requirements of these courses will receive Advanced Standing (credit) for a first/second year unit once gaining successful admission to an applicable ECU undergraduate course.


When:              Monday 26th June – Friday, 30th June 2017

Where:             ECU Mount Lawley Campus, 2 Bradford Street Mount Lawley

Capacity:          100 students per course

These courses are FREE!

To submit a registration form visit:                     



Attendance is required at all classes in order to successfully complete the course.

WesTrac believes its greatest investment is in its people. For this reason WesTrac takes great pride in its apprentice program and endeavours to provide the highest level of training possible. WesTrac are offering the following Perth based Apprenticeships in 2017:

  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (Heavy)
  • Auto. Electrician
  • Boilermaker
  • Machinist

Essential Criteria:

  • Successful Completion of Yr 12
  • Own reliable transport to work at the Metro sites, plus able to work remotely (FI/FO or DI/DO)
  • Demonstrated work experience in trade sector
  • Ability to undertake a role working a minimum of 8 hours per day for the 5 days on 2 day off roster & up to 12 hours when working a 2 weeks on 1 week off mixed day / night roster

To apply for this role you will need the following documentation:

  • Evidence of completion or enrolment of pre-apprenticeship if applicable
  • School / Training reports
  • Resume, including referee details
  • Letter of application addressing above criteria & explaining why you would like to commence an apprenticeship

Applications Close 1700 Sunday 14th May 2017


It’s been great joining the Applecross team in 2017. I am enjoying working with such wonderful staff and students, in an amazing environment.

Having worked in a number of other schools and countries, I have definitely reached the pinnacle of my career.

I am passionate about the work our Student Service team does at the heart of the school community.

My love of a wide range of sports led me to follow in my Mums footsteps and become a PE Teacher. I’ve worked in England, France, Spain, America and Dubai, in a wide variety of different settings and roles.

In Australia, I have worked at Kewdale SHS, Tuart College, Yule Brook College and Cecil Andrews SHS.

I have been in Australia for 21 years now and from the minute I arrived, I knew it was home!

I travelled around Australia in a campervan for the first year, which was an amazing experience. I love travelling and have visited most countries in Europe, travelled across America and Canada, trekked in Nepal and camper vanned around New Zealand.

I love all sports and enjoy nothing more than walking my dogs by the ocean, kayaking on the river or body boarding and surfing in the ocean.

I look forward to working with everyone at Applecross SHS throughout the year! J

Angie Hooton - Head of Student Services Years 7 - 9


Congratulations to Sharni Crouch who represented Melville Marlins in the 14s National Water Polo Competition held on the Gold Coast between 11-18 April. The Melville Marlins won 6 out of 9 games and won the competition plate.

Students from our school have recently undertaken an educational tour of the national capital. Students were  given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $240 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Feedback from the students was extremely positive and early preparations are taking place to gain the necessary approvals for a similar trip for Year 10 Academic Extension and Special Art students in 2018. Special thanks to Mrs Crofton and Mr Dickson for assisting me on the trip and to Mrs Watkinson for organising the blazers for the ANZAC Ceremony in Canberra.

Brad Snell, HASS Teacher

Thank you to everyone in the school community who participated in The Great Shave this year. It was a truly community event with everyone getting behind such a worthy cause.  The Year 12 students who volunteered their luxurious locks, that means you Tully, Andrew, Kieran, George etc and the odd teacher or two, were only part of the whole event.   Students helped by collecting funds and parents, family and staff all contributed to raising such a significant donation in excess of $3,000 to The Greatest Shave organisation. Thank you also to our Chaplain, Mr Andrew Saxton, for coordinating the whole event. I think the images clearly show the support and community spirit displayed on the day. The whole event was a true testimony to the generosity of the Applecross SHS community.

Adam Coppard, Year 12 Co-ordinator

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Congratulations to former Applecross SHS Tennis student Astra Sharma who was named the SEC Player of the Year for her efforts in the USA!


Applecross Senior High School students excel at the 2017 Australian Open and Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships.  Congratulations to Hannah Burkhill Year 11 who received a silver medal for a duet (with Alessandra Ho - an ex ASHS student, Kazia Zenke coming 4th in the solo event and to all three girls on winning silver in a Combo event.

A special congratulations to Kazia has been selected for the senior National team competing in the Spanish Open in May and the FINA World Championships in Budapest in July. 

The next P & C meeting is on Monday 15th May 2017 in the Boardroom, commencing 7pm.



The second round of WADL debating occurred on Wednesday 5th April.  The Year 7 team remains undefeated. This time they were debating that compulsory voting should be banned in Australia. The Year 8 teams also had this topic, but unfortunately did not come away the victors this time. As the Year 9 River Cruise was also on the same night, the Year 9 teams have postponed their debates. The Year 10 team had to forfeit and the Year 11 team won their debate opposing “that Australia should side with China in the South China Sea dispute”.

Special mentions must go to Carolyn Roe, who structured and coordinated the whole team's debate; Alastair Slivkoff, who delivered his first ever debate and Alex Johnstone whose ability to turn a phrase and bring the team's arguments together set a new standard for high-class debating.A big thank you to all team members, teachers who facilitate these debates, and the supportive families. We even had younger siblings taking on the role of chairperson on the night.

Chris Raich- AE Coordinator

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