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Important News

Important News

ANZAC Service

Today the whole school community participated in the 2018 ANZAC service.  Special guests included students from the 1958 intake, Mr Nalder MLA and the City  Melville’s Deputy Mayor, Mr Matthew Woodall,


First Clash for 2018 Principal’s Cup

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.

Congratulations Madison and Ebony Firth

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!!



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The Royal Commonwealth Society of Western Australia runs the Francis Burt Speech and Leadership Competition every year, where students are invited to prepare and present a six minute speech on a nominated topic. Would be competitors are asked to send a video of their speech and initial judging takes place from all submitted entries. Two Applecross students were recognised as finalists at this stage. Both Josephine Liantano and Chakris Srisuwan were invited to return to deliver that speech in person on Friday June 3rd at Melville City Council Chambers. Josephine could not attend due to examination commitments.

Chakris was able to continue in the contest and did so with confidence and aplomb. On the day he underwent an interview by the judging panel, presented his prepared speech about Diversity in the Commonwealth and then presented an impromptu speech lasting for three minutes. He spoke with eloquence and conviction and was rewarded by placing third in the group. He won $200-00 for hi efforts and is invited to become an honorary youth member of the society in the future,  and will have access to various scholarships that will be on offer. He is to be congratulated for his presentation and fine performance.

Veronica Lake

Head Of Learning Area English


If you're considering a career as a nurse, midwife or health care worker than this is a must attend expo... and it's FREE!

The Australian College of Nursing with the support of the Western Australia Department of Health Nursing and Midwifery Office is hosting a Nursing and Health Expo in Perth. The Expo is being held on Sunday the 19th of June 2016 from 8:30am-1:30pm at the Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Entry is FREE. The expo will provide students interested in becoming a Nurse or Allied Health practitioner with valuable information about a career in health.  It is the only event of its kind, providing visitors direct access to education opportunities within the nursing and health industries. We also have a number of free educational seminars that your students will benefit from.

The WA Nursing and Midwifery Office is very proud to partner once again with the Australian College of Nursing for the 2016 Nursing and Health Expo. We suggest your students come along to find out about:

  • The difference between nurses and midwives
  • What nurses and midwives really do – it’s not always what you think
  • Entry requirements and alternative entry pathways to a great career
  • Courses available to become a nurse or midwife – or both!
  • Employment prospects and opportunities – including some presentations on how to apply using GradConnect
  • Pay rates and other working conditions
  • The GREAT Work Experience Program for Year 10 high school students.
  • The range of specialties, hospitals and health services that nurses and midwives can work in.

The nursing and midwifery professions offer an array of interesting and diverse experiences. With these highly valued and respected skills, relevant anywhere in the world, nurses and midwives will always be in demand – in hospitals and in a range of other workplaces.

In WA, with our aging workforce, the future demand for nurses and midwives is going to be high, so considering a career in nursing or midwifery is a great idea.
Nursing and midwifery….can take you anywhere!

The 2015-2016 book has expired, so order your new book to continue to enjoy great offers. Your purchase of the book supports the Music Program at Applecross SHS.

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On the 10th of May the Year 10 students had the opportunity to compete in the annual regional lightning carnival.   Applecross Senior High School had 7 teams competing across three sports.  A big thank you to the staff and students who assisted with coaching and umpiring and a special thank you is extended to Mrs Kerryn Rae, mother of Amy who assisted with the netball umpiring.


The boys team had an outstanding day, managing to bring home the flag in A division.  The girls team were also in A division and finished a very credible 4th.

Girls Soccer

The girls painted a target on their back by thrashing Willetton in their first game and letting everyone know they were there to win. Some individual brilliance from our goalkeeper Emily Pinkerton made it very hard for the specialist schools to break through. Time and time again she dove and deflected shot after shot. Through some wise words from coach Ella O’Leary and some great team structure, they were able to secure another A2 Division victory for our school making this their 3rd consecutive year.

Boys Soccer

The Applecross boys were represented by an “A” team and a “B” team.  The B’s fought hard all day eventually coming 4th in their division.  Highlights were Josef’s goal, Kevin’s free kick and the revolving door of goalies.  Well done to Kuman who held the midfield together and Ian who was a rock in defense.

The A’s had an outstanding day eventually coming 2nd overall and taking home the flag for the highest finishing non soccer school.  All boys played their part and the win over specialist soccer school Safety Bay was the highlight.  The defense was strong and tireless all day and the attack was particularly dangerous from set pieces.


Applecross fielded three teams in A, B and C grades where games were played in the spirit of school sport, competitively but always with a high level of sportsmanship.

Team 1 finished 3rd  although this final position did not justify the closeness of the competition. Playing against the other 3 teams in A1, Willetton, Melville and Atwell, Applecross drew three times but unfortunately due to a count back, the draw against Willetton in the semi finals, placed them in third position. Team 2 finished strongly in second place and team 3 in fourth.

Congratulations to all the students who participated, ably representing Applecross SHS, demonstrating great team work and professionalism.

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The Health and Physical Education Department is seeking copies of the following upper school texts:

Physical Education Studies 2AB: A Textbook for Teachers and Students

Physical Education Studies 3AB: A Textbook for Teachers and Students

They were previously on our personal items lists, however, are now only available electronically. We would like to create a class set of these books for use by students in class. If you have any old copies of this text lying around and would like to donate or sell them to the Health and Physical Education Department please contact the Head of Learning Area Jodi Lambert 9314 9336 or drop them off at reception.

On Tuesday the 24th May, the Applecross debating teams met at All Saints College for their third round of debates.

The Year 7 and 8 teams were both arguing against the proposal that we should ban non-essential cosmetic surgery. Both teams had convincing wins. Well done to both teams. The Year 7 team remains undefeated, and the Year 8 team now has scored two wins and one loss.

The Year 9 and 10 teams were both arguing against the idea that schools should enrol a number of students who are disadvantaged, establishing a quota. The Year 10 team remains undefeated also.

Thank you to all parents who came along to support their children on the night.

Photo: Dulith, Adam, Mac and Jaiden

The first ever Applecross Senior High School tennis verses Tennis West Academy challenge match is coming up June 15th and 17th. It is a match between a selected Applecross Senior High School team and a select players from the Tennis West academy.

NIDA Holiday Workshops
NIDA will be holding a number of courses for school-aged students during the upcoming school holidays.
Acting for Stage and Screen, Grades 7 – 10
Mon 11th July – Fri 15th July, Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth
NIDA Actors Project, Grades 11 - 12
Mon 11th July – Fri 15th July, Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth
Off the Cuff: Improvisation, Grades 7 – 10
Sat 16th July – Sun 17th July, Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth
Screen Acting Boot Camp, Grades 11 – 12 
Sat 16th Jul – Sun 17th July, Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth

MC Academy: Jobs you can get from Studying Film & TV production



The Environment Committee at Applecross Senior High School would like to thank the following Year 10 students for their assistance at the recent open day: Kaitlyn, Paris, Hansi, Vivian, Josh, David and Ariane. These students helped perform an experiment on the carbon dioxide readings in a classroom, made display posters, manned the display table and gave away 105 kangaroo paws kindly donated by Bruce Ivers.

As some may know, the school has become a part of the two year Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program, investigating how we can reduce our carbon footprint. Exciting upcoming projects include re-instating the schools worm farm, investigating our electricity usage with the potential for installing solar panels, adding to the existing paper and cardboard recycling program by including plastic recycling and green waste, and looking at how to reduce our water consumption. If you're interested in helping out on any of these projects, whether you're staff members, parents or students - you are more than welcome! Please contact Jane Loveday on


As part of National Reconciliation Week, Year 10 HASS students were able to see the performance Wadjiny with Troy Allen. Troy used song, music and didgeridoo, dance, artefacts, examples of ancient rock and cave paintings as well as fire making demonstrations to tell the stories of his Bundjalung Goori people from the East Coast. Students were fascinated and responded very well to the performance. Troy commented that the Applecross students were one of the most receptive audiences he has encountered. A particular highlight for students was watching Mr Dickson and Mr Kelly join in the dance performance under Troy’s instruction.

Year 11 and 12 students are engaged in exams in Modern History, Economics, Politics and Law, Geography and Ancient History at the time of writing. For some of them, as soon as the exams finish, they will need to begin preparation for the next round of Mock Trials. All four of teams will be opposing Christchurch Grammar School on June 15th. We will be the Defence on this occasion. It is also encouraging to see the enthusiasm of the Year 10 members of the teams who are really engaged in the Mock Trial process.

The HASS Department are also preparing for the selection process for 2017 Year 7 Academic Extension students. Recently the current Year 7 AE students have been engaged in developing entries for the National History Challenge. The diversity of topics and the rigorous approach adopted by students reinforces the success of the program. These students have also recently been involved in the Australian Geography Competition and the Australian History Competition in addition to the class work set by Mrs Crofton.

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