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Important News

Important News

Year 10 Long Tan Award

Sophia Ammali  was presented with the 2017 Applecross Senior High School Year 10 Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award at a recent assembly.  Mr Lilleyman, Deputy Principal, nominated Sophia for this prestigious award.  She received a certificate and will also receive $250.

Novelists in the Making

As part of the Academic English Extension course for Year 10, each student in either Mrs Moss or Mrs Darling’s class was required to complete an extended piece of writing in the form of a Novella, or a “baby” novel.  From Fantasy to Peanut allergies, Coming of Age stories, Road Journeys, Environm


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The Year 9 Table Tennis Championship has been played over the last week. With 32 initial entries and 5 rounds played, Cameron Web and Lucille Miller-Sakaguchi battled it out this afternoon at lunch time in the Grand Final.

Cameron took victory with 21 points to 9. Congratulations to Cameron and Lucille and everyone who participated.

Mr Rex Ellis, Year 9 Co-ordinator

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page.


The People’s Pick is an opportunity for parents, students and the community to get involved in the WA Education Awards and recognise dedicated and talented staff in your school.

It's your chance to tell the world why your favourite teacher or school staff member shines.

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The message that receives the highest number of votes will become The People’s Pick and their school will be given a $1000 Modern Teaching Aids voucher.

Entries close at 5.00pm on Friday 13 October 2017. All staff recognised in The People’s Pick will be acknowledged on our website on Friday 27 October on World Teachers’ Day, along with the school receiving the $1000 voucher.



Year 7, 8 and 9 HASS Academic Extension students have spent the first half of this term working hard on their National History Challenge entries. This year’s theme was ‘Making our World a Better Place’ and the students researched people, inventions, ideas and movements that they believed made the world a better place. They could present their information in any format and created websites, wrote essays and made museum exhibits and posters. Some of the best entries have been sent off to state judging and we wish those students the best of luck! In the library we have a number of the museum exhibits, posters and dioramas on display.

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page.

Some of our Year 9 students have had the opportunity to work on the 'Subs in Schools' project with Mr Anthony Murphy.  They have been building some mini remote controlled vehicles that they will be testing for sea worthiness later in the term. 

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page.

Congratulations to Ex-Gifted and Talented Art student - Annie Huang and Marcia Hadlow, our Art Department Technical Assistant, who were both recognised at the recent City of Melville Art Awards.

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The two combined classes of Year 12 Geographers took part in a full day field trip around the Perth metropolitan area on Monday 28 August 2017.  As part of their studies into planning sustainable places, we took a full day bus tour of every functional zone within the Perth area. From Kwinana industrial area to the south, new growth zone in the North East near Ellenbrook and to the far North to the end of the new extension on the Mitchell Freeway.

Several highlights included a quick tour of the Landcorp sustainable urban development in White Gum Valley and the lunch stop atop Perth’s iconic Kings Park. It was a very long day on the bus, but our students finally got to see some of the far flung places we have been speaking about in the classroom!


Friday 8th September 2017

Concert 1: 6pm - 7.30pm    

Concert 2: 8pm - 9.30pm

(Please note: the year 12 farewell will occur during concert 2)



·         Concert Band 1 

·         Jazz Band

·         Scimitar String Orchestra 

·         Chamber Choir

·         Senior Guitar Ensemble


Cost:  $12 per ticket


Applecross SHS Performing Arts Centre (entrance off Ardessie St)


You can purchase tickets at:

You can sign up to volunteer at the event via the following link:

AXSHS and @SchoolDrugEducationRoadAware are hosting a FREE ‘Talking Drugs’ information session with special guest Paul Dillon from DARTA. Come along at 6.15pm on Thursday 21 September and learn how to help keep your children safe around alcohol and at parties. For more information visit

Date:     Thursday 21st September

Time:     6:15pm - 8:00pm

Where:  Applecross Senior High School Performing Arts Centre, Ardessie Street, Ardross

RSVP:   Tuesday 19th September

To book or for more information contact Kelli Dawson at SDERA on 9402 6267 or

Last week our Upper School Ancient History students were very lucky to have Dr Alice McClymont from Macquarie University come and speak to them. Alice’s PhD thesis, titled “Reconstructing destruction: Amarna Period erasures in tombs of the Theban necropolis” relates closely to the topics currently being studied by the Year 12 students. She has also carried out fieldwork in the Theban necropolis, both as a member of the Macquarie Theban Tombs Project (directed by A/Prof. Boyo Ockinga) and independently. She was visiting Perth to present at an Ancient History student seminar and a public lecture over the weekend and came in to speak to our students. She spoke firstly to Year 10 and 11 students about the nature of sources for the 18th Dynasty in Egypt before then doing a Q&A style session with the Year 12’s. As the Year 12’s are nearing the end of their study into Egypt, it was a great opportunity for them to speak to a specialist in the field!

Book Week was a blast! When the week finishes with a student saying to you: “I don’t want Book Week to end”, and a few others asking if they can be part of a little Library Volunteer group, you know it has been a good one! We had so much on the go, which made the Library even more action-packed than usual. Some of the highlights were: Building model making (which was much more popular than we anticipated); storytelling (by students and staff, and even some in other languages); Crafty Bookmark making; fun library/literature quizzes; an amazing Wednesday Harry Potter themed dress up by staff; and, on Friday, a visit by local author Julia Lawrinson, who engaged with students across Years 7 to 10. Thanks for those who got involved, and we look forward to making it even bigger and better next year!