Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Robocup State Finals

In early August, seven Applecross students were entered into the Perth State Robocup Challenge. There were a variety of competitions and we entered both the Open Maze category and the Novice Performance Category.

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The Applecross SHS Music Department presents Paragon

Come watch our talented Year 11s and 12s perform, both CONTEMPORARY and CLASSICAL, SOLOS and small GROUP ITEMS.

 

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According to the score kept by Mr Lilleyman, the female Year 12 students were the unlucky losers 9 to 12 against the female staff basketball team at lunch yesterday for the first clash of the 2018 Principal's Cup. On Thursday the boys get a chance to revenge this loss. Hopefully the male staff will have enough players and will not need to recruit any Year 11's to help make up their numbers.

Brad Snell Year 12 Coordinator.

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

Congratulations Madison and Ebony Firth.  Madison received runner up in her division for her short film “To Be Honest”, in the REELise Film Festival.  She also won the People’s Choice Award.

An awesome achievement!!

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

The Year 9 Students had a great night recently on their annual River Cruise. The night was themed “Dress like its 1958” to celebrate Applecross Senior High School’s 60th Anniversary.
175 Students danced and grooved the night away as the MV Captain Cook made its way along the Swan River on what would prove to be a perfect night.

I would like to thank the 12 staff who joined us on the night and our Year 9 students for being so wonderfully well behaved.

Mr Ellis - Year 9 Coordinator.

 

 

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Last week the Year 8 HASS Academic Extension class took to the coast as part of their Geography studies. The class was divided into small teams, where each had developed their own Geographical research inquiry into Scarborough Beach. Every group focused on something a little different, addressing social, economic or environmental aspects of the $100 million redevelopment of Scarborough Beach. The young Geographers displayed exceptional field skills in gathering sketches, photographs and primary source data through surveying members of the public. This was a daunting task for some students, but everyone developed a great deal of confidence in the process. This week the students return to the classroom to develop their formal presentation of the results and findings of their inquiry. Nothing like a day at the beach to get smiles on everyone’s faces!

 

Mr Ben Kelly - HASS Teacher

 

 

 

 

Madison Firth from Year 10 wrote, produced, edited a short film TBH (to be honest) - with relation to bullying.  Ebony Firth in Year 11 was the actress.  Madison is the only finalist from Western Australia - and is in the top 12 Nationally.  The school is very proud of the efforts of both girls. They will be flying  to Sydney for a Red Carpet Award night.  

 

Please vote for Madison and Ebony.  

Please like the Facebook page Reelise Film Festival 

and then text the code  87334 To the mobile / cell 

 +61 407 288 400.

 

 

This is the YouTube link to TBH.

 

 https://youtu.be/bckK1e0vSQ8

 

 

Mr Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator

Madison Firth from Year 10 wrote, produced, edited a short film TBH (to be honest) - with relation to bullying.  Ebony Firth in Year 11 was the actress.  Madison is the only finalist from Western Australia - and is in the top 12 Nationally.  The school is very proud of the efforts of both girls. They will be flying  to Sydney for a Red Carpet Award night.  
 
Please vote for Madison and Ebony.  
Please like the Facebook page Reelise Film Festival 
and then text the code  87334 To the mobile / cell 
 +61 407 288 400.
 
 
This is the YouTube link to TBH.
 
 https://youtu.be/bckK1e0vSQ8
 
 
Mr Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator

Applecross Senior High School VET & Career Education Department cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Career Expo, to be held  Thursday 5th April 1.00pm to 4.00pm in the Library, coinciding with the Parent/Teacher Interviews.

 

This is a great opportunity to explore pathways to University or Vocational (TAFE) Qualifications and options available to all students, as we head towards Year 10 Career Subject Counselling in Term 2.

 

We are expecting at least 18 exhibitors to attend who will provide information and will be happy to answer any questions you have.

 

Be sure to look out for the Food Stall being hosted by the Year 12 Career & Enterprise class and grab something tasty to eat!

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

VET/Career Ed Department

 

As this will be the last newsletter for the term I would like to wish all students and parents a safe, happy and healthy Easter Break and school holiday break soon after.
 

National Ride2School Day

Applecross SHS celebrated active travel day on Wednesday 21st March.  Many students supported this event by either walking or riding to school.  A healthy free breakfast and freebies were given to students.  Parents please continue to encourage your students to walk or ride to school every day while the weather is still good.

 

 

We support our students to walk or wheel to school because:

  • Students feel fresh and alert at the beginning of a school day.
  • There are fewer cars around the school which eases ‘drop off congestion’.
  • Students are more likely to reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity they need each day.
  • Students feel happier, healthier and perform better in the classroom.

 

Flu Season

With winter approaching I recommend a flu vaccine for all. 

 

Why should I consider having my child vaccinated against the flu?

The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia's peak body for health advice, recommends annual vaccination for anyone six months of age or older who wants to reduce their chances of becoming ill with the flu.

 

Annual flu vaccination is strongly recommended for anyone six months of age or older with a medical condition that places them at higher risk of severe illness from flu. Children and adults with heart, lung or kidney disease or a weakened immune system, are eligible for free flu vaccine through the National Immunisation Program.

 

Children without underlying medical conditions who become infected with flu can also develop serious illnesses. Flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. Flu can also cause convulsions and diarrhoea in children.

 

Influenza viruses are always changing. Each year scientists try to match the strains of influenza viruses in the vaccine to those most likely to cause flu illnesses that year. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination against flu and protection lasts about a year.

 

The seasonal flu vaccine is available on prescription or via GP and immunisation clinics and is provided free for certain groups. Flu vaccines are available prior to winter starting. For more information, www.health.wa.gov.au or contact your GP or Immunisation Clinic.

 

Head Lice

Parents are reminded to please check your child’s hair frequently for head lice as these little critters appear every so often and even in high school!

 

Tips for preventing head lice

Check your child’s hair regularly for head lice and eggs (‘nits’). Use a metal fine tooth ‘nit’ comb and plenty of hair conditioner applied to the dry hair, to make the task easier and more effective.

 

Tie long hair back. Braid long hair and/or put it up if possible.                                                                

 

Avoid sharing combs or brushes.  Remind your child to avoid head-to-head contact with other children, e.g. when working at the computer with others, or when playing, or hugging.                                  

                                     

Medication

Parents and students are reminded that the nurse is NOT allowed to give panadol or other medication to students. Parents/Students are reminded that they can bring a dose of panadol to school to take if you have pain. E.g. Headache, period pain, toothache etc.

 

Deb Kitak

School Nurse

Our Year 11 Geography class took a trip to the Perth Hills Discovery Centre on Friday 23rd to delve into the world of bushfire hazards. After studying the theory behind bushfire risk management and characteristics, this was a chance to conduct some field surveying and see first-hand the effects of prescribed burning on our native bushland. The staff from the Nearer to Nature program at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions delivered a full day program sharing some expert knowledge on the devastating impacts from bushfires in WA. A chance to get outside and experience nature at its finest!

 

Mr Ben Kelly - HASS Teacher

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Last Thursday, the 22nd of March, all the student councilors gathered in the staffroom to plan their projects and fundraisers. All the Year Group Student Councils select one project, which is hoped to make our school better for students – this can be things from stopping graffiti, to minimizing litter. They then chose one fundraiser to raise money for the school, or for charity. On Wednesday, the Year 12 students used The World’s Greatest Shave as their fundraiser. This showed great courage and selflessness, inspiring everyone to donate – and do their part to support this great cause. The end results were gorgeous and congratulations to everyone who took part.
 
Once all the Year Group Student Councils chose their beneficial school projects, they were split into teams to share with the other year groups. This process allowed for students to become more comfortable with each other, for future activities. Throughout the day we had a few refreshments and took part in bonding activities. We were also visited by Yvette Tormey, our school psychologist, who showed us a mindfulness practice – aimed to help focus and anti-stress. Once the Year Group Representatives had selected a fundraiser, they were again able to share their ideas with others.
 
The day proved to be a great success, thanks to our Principal Mr. Leech, Head of Student Services: Ms Hooton and Ms Casserly, and all the Year Coordinators.
 
Kylie Simons - Year 8 Student Councilor
 

 
More photos are available on our Facebook page

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