Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


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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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The day was cold and wintry: grey skies, chilly winds and the first Sunday of the July holidays. On this day, creeping from their warm and cosy beds came - The Protagonists. This intrepid band of six Year 10 writers and artists combined their talents for twelve hours to write, edit, illustrate, print and bind a novel. They laughed in the face of cold, they ate much in the way of snacks and they dug deep for inspiration. Eventually the novel The Emerald Vase sprang into being.

Sophia Ammali, Lexy Latto, Sam Meekan, Sydney Roldan, Sophie St John and Callum Vukovich formed the team. Each one had to write enough to create a 5,000 word novel when their writing was combined. The novel had parameters which had to be met. These random words had to be included: fuzzy, zigzagged, emerald, awkward and pillow.

The novel had to be set in a gym in Australia and include specific characters: an Historian, a Glassblower and a Zombie.

When complete, the novel was sent to The Kid’s Cancer Council of Australia, to be judged. The novel itself will be placed in the library of Princess Margaret Hospital for the inmates to read. The Protagonists raised $350-00 in sponsorship to go toward the purchase of equipment for young Cancer sufferers around Australia. Whether they win the competition or not, this group of novelists have given their time, holiday and energy to the support of other young people in the community and for that they are to be commended.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

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

Applecross SHS have seen the conclusion of another successful Ski Trip to New Zealand. Many thanks to the seven teachers who chaperoned the fifty students who attended. Fun was had by all.

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

Please be reminded that Monday 17 July is a Staff Development Day at Applecross SHS.  All students return to school on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

Students are instructed to attend Care Group at 8:25am to receive their Semester Two timetable.

Because of our outstanding teachers, leaders and school support staff, students in Western Australia are provided with a high quality education – whatever their ability, wherever they live, whatever their background.

Coming from different backgrounds themselves, our staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to schools and classrooms. They are leaders in educational innovation and reform. Because they see the potential in every child, their priority is to enrich student learning and inspire students to achieve to the best of their ability.

Through the WA Education Awards, we thank our teachers, leaders and support staff for their role in making a difference in the lives of students in Western Australia.

Be a part of applauding and celebrating the very best of the best at Applecross Senior High School. Nominations need to come through the school, the P&C or the School Board.  You can send your nominations to Claire Watkinson at for processing. Nominations close Friday 28 July 2017.

The Uniform Concepts Uniform Shop will be closed for the first week of the school holidays.  Uniform Concepts will re-open on Monday 10 July 2017.

On Wednesday 28 June, the postponed debates were held for the end of the season for WADL interschool debating. The Year 7 team went to find that the opposing team could not make it that night. We thank the parents for bringing their children along. The team still presented their argument to the adjudicator for valuable feedback. This was important as the Year 7 team is now into the Preliminary Finals next term as they have been undefeated. The Year 9 team did have their postponement debate. Although they had a stronger argument, the opposition won due to the manner in which they presented.  Two Year 8 Novice teams will also be competing in the Preliminary Finals next term.

It is such an achievement to have three teams progressing to finals. We wish them luck.

Chris Raich, AE English Coordinator

The third round of the 2017 Mock Trials were held on Monday 26 June 2017. Students in our three teams were the Prosecution side in a made up scenario involving the stalking of an Olympic athlete and the “catnapping” of her cat. Unfortunately we did not win on the night, however all teams worked hard and were involved in very closely contested encounters against two teams from Joondalup Baptist College and Penhros College respectively. Special mention needs to be made of the efforts of Year 10 student, Evelyn Ong, who had to learn a witness statement by heart after only being asked to fill in on the day of the trial. It was great to see a number of parents there supporting their children. As always thanks to  Ms Don, Mr Dickson and Mr Silberstein. They regularly give up many hours to help the students. This year we have received excellent coaching help from lawyer, Cory Fogliani. The students also appreciate the wonderful support from the Front Office in helping to organise their uniforms.  I hope all students have had a memorable year as Mock Trial participants.

Brad Snell – Year 10 Coordinator/HASS Teacher

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

Please be reminded that the Music Department Parent Information Night for the proposed Music Tour to Rotorua New Zealand in July 2018, will be held this evening at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Centre.

The Music Support Group meeting will follow on after this session at approximately 7:45pm in the Music Room.

Any queries, please contact Cath Standing on 0418 914 424 or

The Trop-fest film festival is recognised around the world. It is an Australian festival where the focus is firmly on the creation of short films. This is a contest and receives many entries. There is a section for student entries from high schools.

Year Nine students from Ms Stapleton’s class and Ms Lake’s Academic Extension class have elected to participate this year.  Students working co-operatively in groups have scripted, acted, filmed and edited short films focussed on the symbol of the word “Rainbow”.

As part of this project, every student designed a Film Poster advertising their work, samples of which are here for you to see. Choosing the best poster and the best film is going to be extremely difficult, as the standard of work presented here is very good indeed. Students have utilised composition, colour, symbolic images and placement of written text to create some amazing posters.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

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

There were plenty of hungry students at our weekly Breakfast Club today.  A big thank you must go out to Connor Horton and Jordon Crofts, who arrive early every Friday to help set up, cook and serve.  Also thanks must go to Jan Michell, Brad Snell, Andy Saxton, Angie Hooton and Jenny Casserly - who are always on hand to help out.  There is still one more Breakfast Club breakie before the end of term, all students are encouraged to come along for a healthy start to the last day of term next Friday.

For more pictures, please go to our Facebook page.