Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

2019 Anzac Student Tour

Congratulations Eva Mustapic on this wonderful achievement.


Click here for the Media Statement.



Parliamentary Poetry Competition

Ria Cutt from the Year 9 Academic Extension HASS class was invited to lunch at Parliament House for being named as one of the three state finalists in a Poetry Competition about the WA Parliament.


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WA Champion Schools winners!! Girls Herbert Edwards Cup. Congratulations to Applecross A and Applecross B who came first and second in this years Herbert Edwards Cup.

Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016   Time: 1.00 - 5.00pm. To coincide with the Parent Report Evening, the VET and Career Department are hosting an expo which is focused on students who are interested in pathways to University or Vocational (TAFE) Qualifications. Please keep in mind the Year 10 Career Counseling will take place in Term 2, so the expo will be a good opportunity to explore options available for Year 11 & 12.

Please check back soon to see a list of representatives from several private Registered Training Organisations, Universities and TAFE Colleges.

We look forward to seeing you there in the “HUB”, 1st floor – (NEW BUILDING)

Fran Van Oyen - VET Coordinator and Julie Reed Work Place Learning Coordinator


On Wed 6 April we will send teams to participate in the Year 7 Regional Lightning Carnival to compete against the 12 other schools in our region.  We will have girls teams in netball, soccer and basketball and boys teams in basketball, soccer and AFL.  If students wish to participate they must write their name and care group on the appropriate nomination sheet outside the Health & Physical Education office.  Students may nominate for one team only and trials with be held during week 8.  Nominations close Wednesday 16 March. Students should speak to their Physical Education teacher if they have any questions.
Jodi Lambert - Health and Physical Education Head of Learning Area

Our recent Inter-House swimming carnival saw Amity take the crown for the 3rd year in a row. All Year 7 and 8 students attended the carnival and participation rates were very high.  It was great to see so many of them having a go and earning valuable points for their House. 

Students in years 9-12 nominated to compete and some great performances were seen on the day. 

Final results were:










Congratulations to our Individual Champions:




7 Boys  

Beau Pashby

Ethan Stone

7 Girls   

Evelyn Ong

Alex Bennett

8 Boys

Luke Miller

True Sime

8 Girls

Abby Clarke

Jessica Ellul

9 Boy

Isaac Ho

Max Uchino

9 Girls   

Tamara Grec

Bella Dans

10 Boys

Ryan Doody

Colin Harrison

10 Girls 

Kazia Zenke

Hannah Burkhill

11 Boys

Finlay Schaper

Jack Cameron

11 Girls 

Ciara Mischok

Talei Miller

12 Boys

Todd Nosworthy

Ned Brennan

12 Girls

Fabiola Whyte

Rachael Parsons

To view more photos please visit our facebook page.

On March 4th, Professor Peter Reynolds, from the University of Newcastle , England, took some time from his visit to The Academy of Emotion at UWA, to speak with Ms Lake’s Year 12 Literature class about Shakespeare. In an easy, friendly style, his discourse focussed on what attending theatre was like in those times and its importance to the population as entertainment. He provided solid contextual and background material for further investigation during the year, when the class studies The Tempest.
Veronica Lake – Head of Learning Area English

Hi, I am the new Chaplain at Applecross Senior High School. My aim in the coming weeks is to be involved in as many events and class activities and make myself known to parents/guardians and the wider community. If you have any ideas or any other things you would like to talk about, I am here to listen.  I will endeavour to continue with many of the programs that the previous Chaplain developed, such as the mentoring program, whilst also creating some innovative projects. I will be available Wednesday 4th May from 1:30pm at the School’s Open Day.

I have moved from Geraldton, just four hours north of Perth, where I worked at Dongara District High School as a Chaplain. Dongara is a very small school in comparison, as there are around 420 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. My qualification is Bachelor of Social Science with a major of Youth Work, which is where my passion with young people has been developed.

I do love the beach, as I have been raised on a coastal town, I enjoy netball and volleyball, which I aim to get involved whilst living in Perth. I also enjoying watching basketball, I have watched one wildcats game, football (I will save which team is the best for another communication) and tennis.  I also love a range of music, live events and gigs. I am a huge animal lover, so feel free to show pictures of your beloved pets.

Karina Tester - School Chaplain

Please join us tonight Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm in the Performing Arts Centre as Mr Tim Stapleton, Teacher in Charge of Music at Applecross SHS will provide you with an overview of the music program for students studying at Applecross in 2016 followed by a brief performance from current Applecross SHS music students.
Mrs Cath Standing, Convenor of the 2015 Music Support Group will then hold the Applecross SHS Music Support Group AGM for 2016.
The Music Support Group is a volunteer organisation which relies on music parents joining up each year to assist our Music Department staff in providing the best possible musical experience for your child.
We have a great team of people every year forming the Music Support Group, however this year many of our volunteers no longer have children studying music and we are therefore in urgent need of new volunteers to fill the various roles on the Music Support Group Committee.


Congratulations to the following students have been elected onto the Year 7 Student Council.

Alison Cameron

Harrison Edgar

Adeline Tiong

Joshua Trainer

Evelyn Ong

Chyna Johnson

Isabella Saad

Neve Mayhew

The top academic students from Year 7 2015 met with their Program Coordinator, Ms Jan Michell, last week to form a group that could support each other with maintaining, or improving, their impressive academic record. These 17 students achieved 7 or more A grades, out of a minimum of 9, in Semester 2 last year.

The students were asked to list the strategies that they used to assist in their success, but also what they needed to do this year.

These lists were collated and provided to this select group through their Connect page, giving them insight into how others work, and maybe some strategies that they could try.

Some students also mentioned help that they may need from the staff to assist them during the year.

This group will meet twice per term to chart their progress.


The first round of the Mock Trials were held on Wednesday March 2nd at the Supreme Court in Perth. All students prepared very thoroughly and represented Applecross in a way that was consistent with the school values of Personal Best and Mutual Respect. The Gold Team was narrowly defeated but performed admirably as two of their key members had to be replaced due to illness. The reserves for that team stepped up and their efforts were greatly appreciated. The Blue, Red and Green Teams also competed exceptionally well and were able to defeat Aquinas College, Trinity College and Southern River College respectively. 

It was heartening to see the strong support from parents on the night as well as by the reserves from each team. Special thanks to Mrs Adam for getting the uniforms organised and to Mr Dickson, Ms Don and Mr Silberstein for their help with individual teams. We do not know the details of the Round 2 Cases as yet. They will be held sometime during the three week period from May 2nd to May 19th. Judging from the enthusiasm shown during the first Mock Trial, students will be looking forward to competing again. With four teams entered, Applecross has experienced rapid growth since we started with one team in 2012. We have the second most number of teams in the government sector and there is only a handful of private schools that have more competitors in the 130 team competition.

Keila Johnstone who is a second year law student at UWA and an Applecross SHS Mock Trial participant in Year 10, 11 and 12 is now assisting with coaching one of our teams.

Brad Snell – Teacher Humanities and Social Sciences.