Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Year 9 Soil Science

During a lesson in week 4, Miss Kim’s Year 9 class conducted their third lesson on Soil Science, where they ran soil moisture tests on the samples they had collected from Wireless Hill in Term One.


Friday Morning Fitness

Students are welcome to come along and do their own workout before starting school on Fridays.


Where:     Fitness Room

Day:         Every Friday (during the school term)

Time:        7.20am to 8.00am



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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:  

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


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.

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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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The Leeuwin is calling all young adventures to join them for a life-changing 7-day adventure these April holidays. If you are between 14 and 25 and are willing to step outside of your comfort zone, learn new skills and make new friends, a Leeuwin Youth Explorer Voyage is for you. During the voyage you will raise the sails, climb the masts, steer the ship, scrub the deck and generally have the time of your life.
The April holiday voyage date is:  9th-15th April (Fremantle – Fremantle)
The remaining dates for the 2015/16 season are as follows:
21st-28th April (Fremantle – Monkey Mia)
6th- 14th June (Monkey Mia – Fremantle)
18th-24th June (Fremantle – Fremantle)
A Leeuwin voyage can also earn you 5 WACE points and can count towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award. The next voyage leaves on 9 April, so you better hurry! There may be scholarships available to help pay for your voyage. Visit or call (08) 9430 4105.