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Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Josh Gliddon's Tour for a Cure

All the best to ex Applecross SHS Tennis students Josh Gliddon and Byron Sniffen, and ex Applecross SHS student Cody Hudson, who this week will embark on a bike ride from Melbourne to Perth in aid of raising funds towards curing brain cancer.  We wish them well in their journeys.

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Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

Our Year 8 ICT classes recently had the opportunity to participate in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. To solve the tasks, students were required to think in and about digital technologies, discrete structures, computation, data processing, and algorithmic concepts.

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Murdoch University is holding a Sciences Careers Evening on Wednesday 9th March 2016 at their South Street Campus at 6.00 - 7.30pm.

For further infomration visit the Murdoch University events page www.experience.murdoch.edu.au or email: engage@murdoch.edu.au

Date:               Monday 29th February
Time:               3:30pm – 5:30pm (please come anytime within this period)
                         (Elevate Education 6pm – 7pm)
Venue:             Applecross Senior High School Central Quadrangle
Parking:           Carpark next to AXSHS oval, accessible via Leverburgh Street
 
Come and meet your child’s Year 7 teachers, HOLA’s (Head of Learning Areas), tour the Year 7 Teaching Area and listen to some wonderful musicians from Applecross Senior High School.
Afternoon tea will be provided, please RSVP for catering purposes.
The Elevate Education Seminar for parents will commence at 6pm in the Performing Arts Centre, after the Afternoon Tea should you wish to stay and attend.  This presentation is suitable for adults only.

Please RSVP to the Afternoon Tea by Tuesday 23rd February 2016 to Claire.Watkinson@education.wa.edu.au advising the number of adults and children attending.
 

The Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT) Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program has been developed to encourage high school students to experience nursing prior to studying it with a State Training Provider or at university. The program has been developed exclusively for Year 10 high school students to experience the many aspects of nursing and midwifery in a clinical setting while observing the team in action. The students who have participated in the past have had a wonderful experience and learn a lot.

Over 5 consecutive days students will rotate through many areas previously not available to school students to find out what it’s really like to be a nurse or midwife and what nurses and midwives really do. This program provides students access to observe nurses and midwives, who are highly educated health professionals, as they lead the care provided to patients.

The following health sites are currently participating:

·        Armadale Hospital

·        Fremantle Hospital

·        King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women

·        North Metropolitan Mental Health Service (various sites)

·        Osborne Park Hospital

·        Rockingham General Hospital

·        Royal Perth Hospital

·        Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

·        South Metropolitan Mental Health Service (various sites)

 

2016 placements applications close 18 March 2016.    For more info:  Nurse West GREaT Work Experience Program - homepage  OR  contact Julie Reed, Work Place Learning Coordinator julie.reed1@education.wa.edu.au

 

This year Applecross Senior High School is one of more than fifty schools competing in the Mock Trials run by the Law Society of Western Australia. There are 122 teams and Applecross now has four teams. Students come from Year 10, and 12. They are presented with a scenario involving either a criminal or civil case and given various roles. These roles include being barristers, solicitors, witnesses and court officials. All the cases Applecross will be involved with are held at the Supreme Court in Perth in the evenings.  Students train at lunch times and after school. They can gain credits for WACE graduation by competing. Mr Dickson, Mr Silberstein and Ms Don are assisting me with the organisation of the teams. Mrs Adam in the Front Office is also generously assisting students to be measured for the formal school uniform they will use in the trial. Mr Lloyd has allocated funds from the Humanities and Social Science budget for the team fees meaning there is no cost to students.

The fixtures for the first round have been recently announced. For the first round all of our teams are on the Prosecution side. The date for the trials is Wednesday March 2nd. Students need to be outside the Supreme Court by 5.30 pm at the latest. Parents are welcomed to attend but please be advised nobody will be admitted after 6 pm and no photography is allowed inside the court. 

Applecross SHS Blue vs Guildford Grammar

Applecross SHS Gold vs Kennedy Baptist College

Applecross SHS Green vs Southern River College

Applecross SHS Red vs Trinity College

Students in the Year 10 Stagecraft class entered the Studio Underground performance space filled with boxes stacked to the ceiling. They were encouraged to explore the objects in the room, chat to others who were gathered there, open cartons and examine the contents and sit on cartons to watch the show. A very unconventional start to what was an amazing theatre experience. Solo performer  Geoff Sobelle, along with a very talented team of designers, shared with the audience a journey though some of the objects collected in the boxes, and encouraged reflection on how we value possessions and relationships. We are still in awe of the finale, an illusion that defies description. What a brilliant night it was.

Angela Zaknich
Drama Teacher

 

 

 

 

Today we had the privilege of having our new buildings officially opened by Hon. Minister Peter Collier, Minister for Education.

Our guests included Ms Sue Cuneo (South Metropolitan Regional Executive Director), Dr Dennis Jensen MP (Federal Member for Tangney), Hon. Simon O’Brien MLC (Member for South Metropolitan Region), Mayor Russell Aubrey (City of Melville), Mr Andrew Holmes (Principal Ardross Primary) and other representatives from the Department of Education, building project team and school board.

A tour took place after the opening and our guests were very impressed with our state of the art facilities being provided for our staff and students.

Once the final landscaping has taken place and the car parks are finished, we will hold an Open Day on May 4 where the community will be invited to come and see the refurbishment for themselves.

Hon. Minister for Education Mr Peter Collier
and Mr Paul Leech, Principal

 

Mr Myles Draper, Deputy Principal

Hon. Minister for Education Mr Peter Collier and Year 10
Students Sienna Zugaro, Niamh McConney & Tarik Basic

Hon. Minister for Education and Mr Peter Collier
and Ms Glenys Campbell, Deputy Principal

Would you like to learn how to code? How to build apps and games? How to expand your knowledge of Coding languages like Scratch, JavaScript or Python?  CoderDojo is a club that runs after school and starts on Monday 22 Feb in the Library, 2.50 – 4.20pm.  Beginners, experts, all are welcome! 

 

 
 
 
 

2012 and the canteen was taken in hand by Peter Samson as the P&C Canteen rep. A new Canteen Manager had been appointed (Cre Millar) and together their job was to turn the canteen around from making a loss into being at the very least a break even proposition that would allow it to remain open and provide recess and lunch food and drinks for our students.

Cre devised a menu that provided different foods based on a theme for each day eg Mexican Monday. Cre continues to revise the menu so it stays fresh and inviting. The meals are largely cooked from scratch using fresh, healthy ingredients. No chips, no lollies – would the student population take this up or would they vote with their feet?

When presented with trying something new (and eeww HEALTHY) or having nothing – the choice was easy. Students are inquisitive by and large, so some with scrunched faces expecting to taste healthy cardboard gave it a go. “That tastes good – it can’t be healthy” “It tastes good, who cares if it’s healthy”.

It caught on like a house on fire. Some claim the higher school numbers than projected are due to the rep of the canteen spreading and students wanting to attend Applecross for the food.

In all seriousness, the canteen has been a great success – the profit last year was just over $30,000. And these funds were used in part to fund the P&C’s half share in the Environment Project, together with providing other school amenities.

Now we need YOUR help. This type of program needs the support of volunteers to help make the meals, serve at the counter, cleanup. Ideally Cre needs 2 volunteers a day in addition to the regulars to run the canteen and be able to serve the student population during recess and lunch.

If you can help once a term, once a month, for the whole shift or just a couple of hours - whatever you are able to do, please contact Cre. It is also a great way to get to know the school and meet other parents.

Please contact Cre via the School Reception or email her directly cremillar@gmail.com

 

 The AGM and first General Meeting was held on 15 February. It was great to see a number of new faces.

The positions of President, Vice President and Secretary were filled and the Treasurer will be finalised at our next meeting.

It was a welcome change to walk into the school for the first time in 5 years and feel that one had indeed walked into a school and not a demolition/building site. For the staff and students this year must feel like a new beginning. The P&C looks forward to supporting the school again in 2016. Remember this is all about providing the best learning environment for our children.

We can all help make that happen.

Our funds come from your parent contributions, commission from the uniform shop and the school canteen. While there are a number of regular commitments each year, the P&C welcomes any suggestions that you may have. Come along and join us for our next meeting on Monday 21 March at 7.30pm.

The P&C would like to acknowledge the work of Peter Samson over the last 4 years. Peter has managed the business side of the canteen and left it and the systems in great shape.

The Sustainable School Shop - it is a great way to find 2nd hand uniforms, text books etc and to sell those unwanted ones. You can search by school for uniforms and Applecross receives a small commission.

http://www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au/

 

 

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