Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Year 10 Long Tan Award

Sophia Ammali  was presented with the 2017 Applecross Senior High School Year 10 Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award at a recent assembly.  Mr Lilleyman, Deputy Principal, nominated Sophia for this prestigious award.  She received a certificate and will also receive $250.

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Novelists in the Making

As part of the Academic English Extension course for Year 10, each student in either Mrs Moss or Mrs Darling’s class was required to complete an extended piece of writing in the form of a Novella, or a “baby” novel.  From Fantasy to Peanut allergies, Coming of Age stories, Road Journeys, Environm

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Child and Adolescent Community Health (CACH) recently launched the ‘Parent and Family Network’, an exciting new initiative to involve parents and carers in the planning and delivery of services.

 

The Parent and Family Network is an email network for parents and carers with children aged 0-18yrs in the Perth metro area, to provide ongoing input, ideas and feedback on our services (i.e. child health nurses, school health nurses, speech therapy, physiotherapy). All Network members will receive:

·       Bi-monthly e-bulletins

·       Invitations to share ideas and feedback on our services (i.e. surveys and focus groups).

·       Invitations to special Network member events

Parents/carers can join by registering directly online at www.health.wa.gov.au/cachnetwork.  For further information please email cachconsumernetwork@health.wa.gov.au

FREE courses for families, parents and carers in the community.  Click here to view Term 2 courses.

To book a place in a workshop please email: workshops@clanwa.com.au  

At Clan WA, we understand that every family is unique. We all have different circumstances, experiences, hopes and strengths. We all need a helping hand at times.

Our Parenting Workshops cover topics such as building resilience, growth & development from toddlerhood to adolescence, communicating more effectively with children, & dealing with challenging behaviours. 

Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops are designed to equip you with useful information & practical skills for dealing with mental health issues.

If you are looking for opportunities for Professional Development, please refer to our website for further information http://www.clanwa.com.au.

 

The Western Australian universities are delivering a Parent Information Session to help parents and students get prepared for university. Representatives from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame and The University of Western Australia will be discussing information including:

  • Application requirements and alternative entry pathways
  • Fees and charges
  • Support services (academic and medical)
  • Scholarships

Please join us at Applecross Senior High School to have all of your questions answered.
When: Tuesday 14th June
Where: Auditorium
Time: 6.00pm - 6.30pm and 8.00pm - 8.30pm

The 2016-2017 Entertainment Book will be available soon. Your purchase of the book supports the Music Program at Applecross SHS.

Order Online here - https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/83590h

Browse the book here -  http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/about/Tell-me-More/Perth#FLICKBOOK

Applecross SHS Music Support Group

On Monday afternoon of March 21st, the Royal Commonwealth Society celebrated Harmony Day at its youth rally held at Government House in the city of Perth. Applecross Senior High School was once again invited to participate in this celebration. Year Twelve student Chakris Srisuwan read out a poem about Harmony as part of the program of events. The society commented that he “has a wonderful commanding presence and spoke very eloquently and was a credit to the school.” 

The event also launched the 2016 Francis Burt Speech and Leadership Competition. Any students interested in participating should see Ms Lake.

Veronica Lake, Head of Learning Area English

On Friday the 1st April, A.J.Betts, Western Australian author, came into Applecross Senior High School to talk to six classes of Year 9 English students. She discussed the process of creative writing, making specific reference to her most recent novel, Zac and Mia.  She explained that often ideas come from life experiences. The initial ideas for her novel were from her experiences as a teacher at PMH on the oncology ward.

Amanda also explained that it is important to think about the little things that might have a big impact on changing the direction of a character’s life. Amanda encouraged students to think of hypothetical situations when observing life, and follow these ideas to a creative end.

After lunch Amanda ran a writing workshop for the Year 7 and 8 Academic Extension English students. She used a number of stimuli to get students writing creatively, including Year 12 artwork from Perspectives; photographs of people on the street; dice with sentence starters on the six sides; and shopping lists she had found left behind in shopping trolleys and baskets.

Congratulations to Daisy Trang, Harry Booker and Kate Loveday whose robot 5663 placed second in the recent FIRST robotics Australia regionals held in Sydney. As well as getting a medal for being finalists, their team also won the Industrial Design award for the robots amazing pneumatic wheels and custom drive base. Not only that, but due to a wildcard generated by one of the winning teams (who had already won a place at the world championships), they have been selected to compete in the world championships in St Louis, Missouri at the end of April.

 

The “Have Sum Fun Mathematics Competition” took place earlier this month.  Students were very keen to participate in this quiz night style of competition where students had to work as a group on some challenging problem solving questions. There were 4 rounds of eight questions.

Our Senior teams consisting of our Year 11 and 12 students placed a magnificent 4th and 6th on their night against 34 other teams at Trinity college.  We would like to congratulate all the students on finishing so highly against schools from all over the state.

Team 1 =

*Jia Ho Pow

 Adrian Shedley

 Dominic McKinnon

 Sammy Lee

 Jessicca Khaw

 Daniel Jin

 Judie Joo

 

Team 2 =

*Dmitry Kozlov

  Alexander Tomson

  Isaac Payne

  Ben Belke

  Katie Zhang

  Kitman Yeung

  Daniel Ledovsky

 

Christine Waddell - Academic Extension Coordinator – Mathematics

Team A

Team B

Using an idea from Russell Tarr, a teacher at the International School in France, Applecross Senior High School Year 9 Academic Extension students in Humanities and Social Sciences were given the “Hard Boiled HASS Challenge”. This involved selecting any historical or political figure that was of interest to them and recreating that figure using a hard boiled egg. The level of creativity was amazing. Students chose a wide variety of figures. These included Pope Benedict, Marie Antoinette, Jack the Ripper, John F Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Jesus, Malala Yousafzai, William Shakespeare, Cleopatra, Hayao Miyazaki, Josef Stalin and Karl Marx. After a judging process involving the expertise of Year 11 and 12 students, there was a tie for first place between Billy Hughes and Pope Benedict. Congratulations to all students involved. Year 11 students now want their own competition where they will make “hard boiled” replicas of people they learn about in Politics and Law. 

Brad Snell, Teacher Humanities and Social Sciences

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Year 8 AE HASS Geographers headed to Scarborough to check out beach erosion, deposition and investigate the impact of the major redevelopment plan in the area. On Wednesday the class had a guest presentation from Katy Sweet, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, regarding the major Scarborough Redevelopment project. Then on Thursday, we headed out to the beach to see it first hand. The students have been developing their own Geographical inquiry hypothesis regarding the redevelopment - everything from the impact of pollution, dog owners’ accessibility, vegetation impacts and public health awareness regarding skin cancer. The morning at Scarborough was spent assessing the current environment, sketching and gathering field data to assist in the student’s inquiries. The students were most disappointed that a full morning was spent at the beach but no swimming allowed.

Ben Kelly - Teacher - Humanities & Social Sciences

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