Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Health Centre News

Important message for Year 12 Students doing their WACE Exams


Year 12 Final Assembly

Today we held our Final Assembly for our Year 12 students. Congratulations to those students who won subject awards today.

Interschool Athletics Carnival News

Applecross SHS took 108 students to the B Division Interschool Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 17 Oct and competed well to finish in 6th place out of 9 Schools. This result was a commendable achievement considering we were elevated from C Division last year.


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AXSHS Weights Club runs every Monday and Thursday after school in the School Fitness room.  Students who join the group not only have a chance to get fitter and stronger physically, but also get the benefit of freshening up mentally after hard day of studying.  Any students interested in joining the Club should speak with Andy Saxton (School Chaplain).

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page



Tickets to the Year 12 Presentation Evening are now available for purchase online via the below link:

In the ‘First Round Ticket Offer’, ticket sales are restricted to a maximum of 2 tickets per student. You will be required to enter the Year 12 student’s surname for verification purposes. If it is found that more than 2 tickets have been purchased in the first round for a student, the additional tickets will be cancelled immediately.

  • Tickets are unreserved. (This will allow for any additional tickets purchased in the 2nd round offer to be seated with the first round tickets.)
  • You are NOT required to purchase a ticket for your Year 12 Student.
  • If you require wheelchair access please call the Ticket Enquiry Line, doing so does not incur a booking fee.

First round offer tickets are now on sale until Friday 18 August 2017. 

Those Year 12 students not attending the Presentation Ceremony need to advise the Year 12 Year co-ordinator, Adam Coppard, in writing as soon as possible.

On Monday 31 July 2017,  Ms. Crofton took four Year 8 students to Parliament House for a United Nations Future Leaders Conference. The conference was designed to inform students about government in Western Australia, the  qualities of an effective leader and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDG 2030). They had a tour of Parliament House; listened to four very interesting speakers representing  government, business, refugees and the United Nations; and designed a project that meets the requirements of several SDG’s.

Over the last two weeks our two Year 9 literacy classes have been liaising with Murdoch University, working on script writing and practicing interview techniques using the latest equipment and technology. Murdoch University is keen to work with neighbouring high schools, offering programs that engage young teenagers with the ultimate aim of finding each student’s passion and potential job prospects. With the assistance of Robyn Scarterfield, Sarah Morris and Andy Saxton the students learnt how to write a newspaper report for radio, an interview using open and closed questions and work in groups to produce an edited recorded product.

The students were extremely focussed and engaged in the activities provided by the second year University student mentors. Many of the Applecross students were not aware of the many choices of subjects available for further studies, as well as learning that ATAR is not the only pathway to reach University.

On a more personal note, I have had the privilege of teaching an amazing group of students who have shown so much improvement these last 6 months. Although away for a year on leave, I look forward in seeing further improvement and helping them next year in pursuit of their dreams.

Cheryl Grosse, Literacy Support Teacher

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

Applecross SHS Tennis alumni Astra Sharma wins her 2nd professional ITF singles title in Romania. Congratulations Astra!

Today Applecross Senior High School Year 9 students welcomed our visitors from Takarazuka, Mr Ueda, Ms Makino and Ms Wada.  AXSHS and Takarazuka celebrate a 31 year relationship of cultural sharing and education.  Our visitors are with us for one week, giving our students the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and engage in enriching activities.  Our students will be making a return visit to Japan later this year.

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


Jay Cromb, Liam Zentner, Jordan Crofts and Connor Dunnett are all taking part in the Bike Rescue Project called 'Dismantle', that is running every Thursday afternoon throughout Term 3 at the Blue Gum Community Centre in Brentwood.  Melville City Council have supported these four Applecross SHS students to attend.  Using discarded bikes, tools and new parts, each participant will work with Dismantle mechanics to recycle and restore a bike for charity, and then earn a second bike to build, customise and keep.  This is a great initiative, providing students the opportunity to get involved with their local community.

Andrew Saxton, School Chaplain

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A number of facility upgrades and installations occurred at Applecross SHS over the school holidays. 

Our new History Boards were installed.  They chronicle the school's history from its foundation in 1958 to the conclusion of the building program in 2016.  There is a panel for each decade in the life of the school. It's a great record of the school's history and parents and visitors are invited to take a look--the location is under the "sky bridge" near to the stairs that lead to the Staffroom.  However, please be reminded to sign in via our Reception prior to entering the school grounds.

Our Year 7 students will also be able to enjoy new fitness equipment, which was installed at the back of the N Block.  It's designed for use by Year 7 students during recess and lunch breaks and we envisage that PE classes will also be able to make use of it.

Additional shade and shelter structures have also been erected over the holidays for student use.

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

Friday 28th July 2017

Concert 1: 6pm - 7.30pm    Concert 2: 8pm - 9.30pm


  • Concert Band 2 
  • Cygnet String Orchestra
  • Junior Guitar Ensemble
  • Guest Performers

Cost:  $10 per ticket

Venue:  Applecross SHS Performing Arts Centre (entrance off Ardessie St)


Purchase tickets via the following link:

Sign up to volunteer at the concert:

During the July school holidays the Year 12 Certificate III Laboratory Skills students were busy at Murdoch University undertaking work experience in one of their laboratories.

Under the umbrella of our partnership, the University offered this experience to students to enable them to use equipment and practice and perform tasks that they are unable to do at school. These activities included:

  • Bacterial Culture -streaking onto agar plate & assessing growth on differential media
  • Antibiotic resistance of E. coli
  • Gram staining of bacterial cultures
  • Assessing the Antibiotic resistance of E. coli
  • Describing the colony morphology of bacteria on streak plates


The program was designed and run by Dr’s Yvette Topopolli and Jason Terpolilli whose feedback was “delighted with your students - was very impressed with their knowledge and skills set”. Dr Terpolilli’s specialisation is Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Agricultural Plant Science.

The Dr Yvette Topopolli created two workbooks tailor made for our students and their learning needs,  to take them step by step through various learning activities. Feedback from students was very positive and the school community are very appreciative of Murdoch University’s outstanding support of our students yet again.

Julie Reed, Work Place Learning Coordinator