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Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Congratulations Jaime Hunt

Congratulations to Jaime Hunt from Year 10 who was chosen after a very competitive process by UWA Fogarty Scholars to attend a four day Leadership Camp for Year 10 and 11 students in the October School Holidays.

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New Laser Cutter in D&T

Our design and technology students have had the exciting opportunity to use our new digital laser cutter to design and produce some outstanding work.

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Science/STEAM Week

Applecross SHS were lucky to have a number of student ambassadors from Murdoch University visit us to help give our students a hands on STEAM experience in school this week.

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Under the direction of teacher Michelle Reidy-Crofts, the Year 9 Web Page Design students have been industriously creating their own web pages in the school computing labs using Google Sites. With the direction and feedback from their teacher,  students were able to select their own webpage theme and set about planning and formulating their sites. Preliminary lessons included story boarding and research.  Formally trained in Visual Art, Ms Reidy-Crofts has been very  impressed with the students understanding of the elements and principles to create consistent, high impact creative webpages. In order to ensure student details are secure, all of the sites have the security set to “private”.  This Year 9 program is just one course of study Applecross Senior High School students are involved in to engage students in STEM learning and Digital Literacy.  Below is an example a students work.

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

Today our Year 9 cohort attended a workshop by Phillippa Henderson from Positively You, as part of the Personal Best Program.  Students were actively engaged in the workshop which will help them build positive strategies for the future.

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

A quick update on our Outdoor Education students current activities this Semester.

The Year 9s are currently enjoying the return challenge of the Rockface Climbing Gym in Northbridge after missing last week whilst on their navigation excursion at Bickley, Orange Grove. The Bickley courses gave them a great opportunity to put their navigation skills to use after Term One at Wireless Hill. The Year 9s will be off to explore Mundaring Weir and the Bibbulmun Track for their next excursion in week seven of this term.

The Year 10s have started their sailing program down at S.P.O.Y.C and are still heavily involved in the Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST) program down at the Marine Education Boat Shed in Fremantle.  The RST allows all of the Year 10s, who successfully pass both the the theory test and practical test, to drive any recreational vessel (including jet skis) in Western Australia. This is a new program to the Year 10 course, having previously been offered only in the Year 12 program.

Mr Adrian Uppill, Outdoor Education Coordinator

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We have recently had new signage and seating installed. The signage presents an overview of the school and students will certainly enjoy the new seating areas during break time.  Our gardeners have been very busy in the grounds which we all agree are looking fabulous. During the next holidays more covered areas will be erected and some fitness/play equipment will be installed for Year 7s. So even though our building program is finished, we are still actively working to improve the facilities for our students.

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The Year 12 Career & Enterprise ATAR classes have participated in very successful mentoring sessions with Year 7 and 8 students recently (Year 8 - Ms Reidy-Crofts' Health Class and Year 7 - Ms McDonald's English class).  The Year 12 students described their life at high school to the junior students and in particular discussed tips to cope with bullying.

The Year 7’s thoroughly enjoyed the special time they had with the older students. They were open and honest in their discussions and the Year 7's appreciated the Year 12’s sharing their knowledge and experience. The Year 12’s were excited and nervous about the mentoring session, but came away feeling confident, excited and with new perspectives. Both parties received great benefits from the experience. We are planning on running at least two further sessions later in the year.

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Congratulations to Tara Lord, 2016 student, who completed her Certificate III in Disability Support last year whilst at school. 

It is wonderful to see Tara has been so successful.

Please review the Melville Times article for further information.

The Year 8 River Cruise was well attended by students last night.  All students thoroughly enjoyed themselves, dancing the night away and socialising with friends.  A big thank you to all the staff who attended.

Jan Michell, Year Co-ordinator

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The Interschool Cross Country competition was held on Friday 19th May 2017.  Applecross SHS were well represented in all age-groups.  It was great to see so many students support their peers and cheer each other on.

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Amity and Success Care Groups went to Curtin University with staff on Friday 19 May 2017.  The other half of the Year 10 cohort (Challenger and Investigator) remained at school and started to explore subject choices for Year 11. Students were given informative talks by several teachers, explored Career Investigator, had a chance to update their resumes and were given the opportunity to hear people from Murdoch University talk about Learning Styles. Thanks to Ms Reed, Mrs Casserly and other staff involved. Year 10 students would be well advised to discuss the information on the SCSA website for Year 10's over the next few weeks. The link to this is http://scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/year-10-information​.   On June 2nd Challenger and Investigator Care Groups will go to Curtin while Amity and Success students will do the Personal Best Program at school.

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The Year 7 Interschool Lightning Carnival was held on Thursday May 18, on a beautiful sunny day.  Applecross SHS was extremely well represented, with a record six teams in netball, two boys soccer and AFL teams, one girls soccer team and a girls and boys basketball team. The focus of the day was on participation and fun, this was certainly achieved. Our most successful teams were our girls soccer - who finished 1st in A2 Division and our netball team 6 - who finished in 2nd place. Well done to all participants and a special mention to our Year 9 student officials, who provided awesome assistance on the day and also leading up to the event.

Mr Blaxell, HoLA Health and Physical Education

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