Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Year 12 Perspectives Success!

A huge congratulations go to Kitman Yeung, Sophie Tomic and Lauren Hawley on successful entries to next year's Year 12 Perspectives show at the Art Gallery of WA. The show features the best Year 12 work that all WA schools have to offer and it's a real honour to be selected. Well done, girls!


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Congratulations to Kate Loveday, Harry Booker and Daisy Trang who are off to Sydney on Wed to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. A FIRST® Robotics Competition team consists of high school students typically aged 14 - 18. These students have to work together to design, build, program and drive robots. In building their robot and doing all the other things that go with an FIRST® Robotics Competition team, students learn valuable life skills like teamwork, collaboration, public speaking, technical science and engineering skills, Gracious Professionalism®, and others. Helping them are their adult mentors including industry engineers, school teachers, university lecturers, university students, FIRST alumni and others. These mentors use their experience to teach, guide and shape the students through the FIRST® Robotics Competition program.

The game this year is called FIRST STRONGHOLD and is played by two alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete against each other to breach their opponents’ defences, known as outer works, and capture their tower. They score points by crossing elements of their opponents’ outer works, scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower goals, and surrounding and scaling their opponents’ tower itself. The Australia Regional 2016 competition is on 17, 18, 19 March at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.

Photo: Kate Loveday, Robot 5663 and Harry Booker. Absent Daisy Trang



The teachers at Applecross Senior High School will be available for seven minute interviews with parents and students from 1.00pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday 22 March and Monday 4 April 2016.  Interviews will be conducted upstairs in the Science block (S Block).  Both Parent Teacher Meeting dates are open to all students and parents from Years 7 -12.  It is our preference that parents and students meet with teachers so that a three way conversation can take place and involve a student’s perspective.  Strategies that are discussed can then be supported by all parties.

All students – Years 7 to 12 – will finish school at 12.15pm on 22 March and 4 April 2016 to accommodate the Parent Teacher Meetings.  To minimise disruption to students we will adjust the daily schedule to accommodate 4 periods in the morning, with no Care Group:


Period 1       8.25am – 9.15am

Period 2       9.20am – 10.10am

Recess       10.10am – 10.30am

Period 3      10.30am – 11.20am

Period 4      11.25am – 12.15pm

12.15pm      Students dismissed


If you are unable to have your child at home in the afternoon, please contact the school via email or phone 9314 9393 and we will arrange appropriate supervision until 2.50pm.

For these interviews we are utilising an internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line – (PTO).  Using this system you will be able to book the interview times that suit you best from any internet-connected computer. Parents who do not have access to the internet may have their child book interviews using the schools computer system on their behalf.

Please access the system as follows:

Go to the school’s home page :

This system can be accessed from 7:00pm on Wednesday 16th March 2016

Outward Bound Australia is an independent, not-for-profit outdoor education organisation that exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders. The Navigator program uses the wilderness and adventure based activities to build integrity, responsibility, resilience and compassion in 15-17 year olds. The core outcome is Striving To Be The Best You Can Be. 

Their programs have again been approved as Provider Developed Endorsed Programs with the WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Students completing a School Holiday Navigator Program will receive 2 unit equivalents towards their WACE. Participation in a school program is worth 1 unit equivalent.

For more information or to register online go to  Footage of some of the activities undertaken on our programs can be viewed here

Click here to view all program dates and fees.


2016 boys WA Champion schools winners and runners up. Well done to Applecross A and B who made the final of the Herbert Edwards Cup, with Applecross A victorious. Well done also to the Applecross F team who were runners up in the Division 2 event.

Parents of Year 7 students were eager to attend an afternoon tea held on Monday 29th February. This was an opportunity for them to meet teachers in an informal setting, before Parent/ teacher interviews later in the term.

Learning areas displayed their teaching programs for the year and also samples of work completed by students so far this year.  There were also samples of Design and Technology projects on display.

Parents and students alike were entertained with musical items by a number of the school Music students and tours of the recently completed Year 7 (North) Block were conducted by members of the school Administration. This area is where the majority of Year 7 classes are held.

The Year 8 Student Councillors ably served afternoon tea to both parents and teachers, while the students were treated to an icy pole from the Canteen.

It was a wonderful opportunity to initiate positive communication between Applecross Senior High School and Year 7 parents and is one of the many ways that we foster “Parents as Partners” in their child’s education at Applecross Senior High School.

To view more images please visit our facebook page.

WA Champion Schools winners!! Girls Herbert Edwards Cup. Congratulations to Applecross A and Applecross B who came first and second in this years Herbert Edwards Cup.

Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016   Time: 1.00 - 5.00pm. To coincide with the Parent Report Evening, the VET and Career Department are hosting an expo which is focused on students who are interested in pathways to University or Vocational (TAFE) Qualifications. Please keep in mind the Year 10 Career Counseling will take place in Term 2, so the expo will be a good opportunity to explore options available for Year 11 & 12.

Please check back soon to see a list of representatives from several private Registered Training Organisations, Universities and TAFE Colleges.

We look forward to seeing you there in the “HUB”, 1st floor – (NEW BUILDING)

Fran Van Oyen - VET Coordinator and Julie Reed Work Place Learning Coordinator


On Wed 6 April we will send teams to participate in the Year 7 Regional Lightning Carnival to compete against the 12 other schools in our region.  We will have girls teams in netball, soccer and basketball and boys teams in basketball, soccer and AFL.  If students wish to participate they must write their name and care group on the appropriate nomination sheet outside the Health & Physical Education office.  Students may nominate for one team only and trials with be held during week 8.  Nominations close Wednesday 16 March. Students should speak to their Physical Education teacher if they have any questions.
Jodi Lambert - Health and Physical Education Head of Learning Area

Our recent Inter-House swimming carnival saw Amity take the crown for the 3rd year in a row. All Year 7 and 8 students attended the carnival and participation rates were very high.  It was great to see so many of them having a go and earning valuable points for their House. 

Students in years 9-12 nominated to compete and some great performances were seen on the day. 

Final results were:










Congratulations to our Individual Champions:




7 Boys  

Beau Pashby

Ethan Stone

7 Girls   

Evelyn Ong

Alex Bennett

8 Boys

Luke Miller

True Sime

8 Girls

Abby Clarke

Jessica Ellul

9 Boy

Isaac Ho

Max Uchino

9 Girls   

Tamara Grec

Bella Dans

10 Boys

Ryan Doody

Colin Harrison

10 Girls 

Kazia Zenke

Hannah Burkhill

11 Boys

Finlay Schaper

Jack Cameron

11 Girls 

Ciara Mischok

Talei Miller

12 Boys

Todd Nosworthy

Ned Brennan

12 Girls

Fabiola Whyte

Rachael Parsons

To view more photos please visit our facebook page.

On March 4th, Professor Peter Reynolds, from the University of Newcastle , England, took some time from his visit to The Academy of Emotion at UWA, to speak with Ms Lake’s Year 12 Literature class about Shakespeare. In an easy, friendly style, his discourse focussed on what attending theatre was like in those times and its importance to the population as entertainment. He provided solid contextual and background material for further investigation during the year, when the class studies The Tempest.
Veronica Lake – Head of Learning Area English