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Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

2019 ANZAC Service

Mr Dickson’s Year 10 HASS Academic Extension class were the chief organisers of this year’s ANZAC Service. Students were very respectful and this is great credit to all.

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House Swimming Carnival Results - 2019

Applecross SHS held its House Swimming Carnival on Fri 1st March on what was a mild and comfortable day. The participation level was outstanding and there were some keenly contested races with exciting finishes and great individual and  team efforts.

 

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On a beautiful sunny autumn day, 42 keen Applecross runners travelled to UWA Sports Park for the Interschool Cross Country. With 1779 competitors from around the state, the competition was fierce. All of our runners put in their personal best and crossed the line exhausted, which was great to see. Thankfully, the smiles returned a short while later as the students sat and watched some close finishes under the brilliant sunshine. Well done to Aden Rezvan, Josh Bracher, Theodore Scagliotta (all year 7) and Kevin Yu (year 12) who all had top 50 finishes for their respective age groups. Robert Hughes (year 8) was the highest placed Applecross finisher coming in 20th overall for the boys 13 years. All students learnt a lot about warm ups, nutrition, hydration and cool downs and represented the school with pride. Thanks also to Rob Sciascia for assisting on the day and inspiring runners with his expert running knowledge.

 

Lance Hinds - PE Teacher

 

On Thursday 10 May the Year 7 Applecross Girls Soccer team travelled to Winthrop Oval for the interschool lightning carnival. We kicked off the day with a 4-2 win against Leeming SHS which was a great start. After a break we then went on to defeat Atwell 9-0. Finally we played Gilmore and beat them 11-0, making us the B Division champions. A special mention to Catherine Adams who scored 17 goals and our Year 12 Coach Ella Morrison.

 

Phil Samanek - PE Teacher

 

The Music Department is holding it's Autumn Concerts on Friday 25 May in the Performing Arts Centre at Applecross SHS. This concert features nearly 100 students from our three junior ensembles, along with guest performances by some of our senior Music students.

 

To book tickets visit the TryBooking website. www.trybooking.com/VBJI

 

On Friday of Week 3, to wind down after a long week of NAPLAN, the Year 7 Academic Extension Science class took part in a fun STEAM activity called “Bridge Building Challenge”.

 

The challenge used the students’ knowledge of Physics (forces), which they have been studying this term. They discussed keywords such as weight, gravity, support, balanced and unbalanced forces to plan, design, build and test their bridges.

 

Although this challenge may sound simple, the only materials the students were allowed to use were paper and paper clips. As well as the time limit of one hour, students were given other constraints, such as a budget for purchasing the materials needed to build their bridge, which meant they had to carefully plan and calculate the overall cost of their materials. 

 

Their bridge had to span a gap of 40cm and be free-standing, while weights were put on top of it to determine which group’s bridge was the strongest of them all. Students worked extremely well in groups and went through processes of trial and error to present their best design. One proud group built a bridge strong enough to support 3kg of weight - walking away with House-points for all group members!

 

Ji Hae Kim - Science Teacher

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

DRONE V DOG EVENT

 

Last Wednesday the General Year 11 Career & Enterprise students visited Muresk College near York to participate with nine other schools in the Drone V Dog interschool competition.

 

Tom Darlington was our enthusiastic drone pilot who represented the school along with his cheer squad. Students got to see how science and technology play an important part in the agriculture industry.

 

Muresk Institute’s Drone vs Dog Trials is an opportunity for schools to encourage and promote education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the pathways to an ever widening range of career opportunities.

 

This excursion was a fun way of exposing students to the agriculture industry and the innovative ways to use modern technology in agriculture and beyond. Hands on activities introduced the relationship between drones and the technology.

 

Students also learned about:

• the basic anatomy of a drone (UAV);

• UAV industry opportunities;

• other technologies used in agriculture;

• careers in agriculture; and

• agriculture course options – short courses, articulation pathways from vocational courses to TAFE and university.

 

Tom Darlington our pilot undertook drone pilot training, and was led by a professional instructor to participate in the timed competition flying a drone through an obstacle course.

 

The pilot who completed the course in the fastest time wins a drone for their school. Spectating students cheered on Tom, but unfortunately we did not win the prize of the $1200 Drone for our school. Maybe next year!

 

Julie Reed

Work Place Learning Coordinator

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page

 

Well done Applecross SHS students and staff.

 

We wish our year 10 students the very best for their exams.

 

On 07 April 2018 twenty students of French accompanied by Mr Paul Leech, Ms Caroline Crofton and Ms Charisma Valérie travelled to Amiens, France for the 2018 French Exchange Program. On arrival to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) International Airport in Paris, the French host families enthusiastically welcomed the Australian group and it was a great way to start their 19-day journey in the Belle Hexagone.  The students were billeted across the city and in some local villages. They embraced the idea of staying with a French family over the next 13 days. They experienced French school life and the daily routine of the French people. At the welcome supper, the students introduced themselves in French and Mr Leech and Ms Valérie read the official speeches in English and French, respectively.

 

Beyond improving their French and learning about the French culture, the students of Applecross have discovered the gems of Amiens like the Hortillons (Floating Gardens) and the Amiens Cathedral which has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. They have also bonded with their host while on excursion to Parc Astérix and the 3 hour walk across the Bay of Somme. During the weekend, the different French families organised a wide range of activities. Some went skiing in the Alps, spent the weekend at the family’s beach house and others went to London for the day or had fun at Disneyland.

 

Mr Paul Leech, a former History teacher, organised a private ANZAC ceremony at the Australian War Memorial just outside of Villers-Bretonneux. The students read poems and laid flowers at the memorial site. On the last day at Sainte Famille High School we attended a farewell party and the students sang an English song (Count on me by Bruno Mars) and a French song (Les liens de l’amitié by Kids United). They invited their host sister and host brother to sing the French song and they performed beautifully. Each student gave a speech in French to their host families and a small gift to thank them for their hospitality. The sadness of parting was evident that evening and during the goodbyes at the train station of Amiens the next day. We left for Paris and the second part of our journey began.

 

Besides walking the paths of Molière, Stendhal, Volaire, Balzac, Zola or Proust we did some sightseeing by boat in “La Ville de l’amour”. We visited La Dame de Fer (The Eiffel Tower), the Musée D’orsay, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sacré Coeur Church in Montmartre, walked along the Champ Elysées and discovered hidden treasures of Paris. We enjoyed the shopping and the gastronomie Française in the little bistrots and cafés.

 

The students have gained a lot in experience and like in the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the stars have become their friends and they will set off to new adventures in the near future. We now eagerly await the French to come to Perth to return the favour.

 

The French Exchange will be on again in 2020 so make sure to attend the information night in May 2019 if you want to participate.

 

Charisma Valérie

TIC of French and Exchange Co-ordinator

 

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

 

The Year 12 Drama class invite you to a reinterpretation of Eugene Ionesco’s iconic play Rhinoceros in the PAC on May 8 and 9. Tickets are $10 and available on TRYBOOKING. The students have shaped the piece to reflect a contemporary version in the staging, acting style and exploration of its relevance to a 21st century audience.
We would love to see your faces in the audience and it will also give you an opportunity to see the students in a very different context.  

Click on the link to purchase your ticket.
 

 

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