Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Friday Morning Fitness

Students are welcome to come along and do their own workout before starting school on Fridays.


Where:     Fitness Room

Day:         Every Friday (during the school term)

Time:        7.20am to 8.00am



Interschool Cross Country 2018

On a beautiful sunny autumn day, 42 keen Applecross runners travelled to UWA Sports Park for the Interschool Cross Country. With 1779 competitors from around the state, the competition was fierce.


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Well done to Miranda, who was recently selected to represent Western Australia at the Calisthenics National Championships in 2018. Miranda also won the 12 Years Novice Duo in the recent State Calisthenics Championships.


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.

The Awards started in 2006 as fitting tribute to veterans of the Battle of Long Tan. This was one of the defining moments of Australian Military History. The Awards are designed to recognise students who demonstrate leadership, both within the school and within the broader local community.  At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, characteristics that are integral to Australian society.

The Awards are an important initiative of the Australian Government in conjunction with the Australian Defence Forces and are designed to encourage senior students – tomorrow’s leaders – to actively participate in the life of their schools and local communities. The number of schools currently participating is over 2250. Sophia’s hard work as a  key member of the Year 10 Student Council , as a member of the Gifted and Talent Special Tennis Program as well as her general leadership skills, have led to this achievement. Well done, Sophia.

Brad Snell, Year 10 Coordinator

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, Environmental Exploration and Gothic allegory, the genres were as varied as the writing styles. Over fifteen weeks students had the allocated time of one period a week in class to work on this project, as well as developing their stories at home.

Early in the year, local novelist Deb Fitzpatrick spoke to both classes and proved to be a strong stimulus for the novellas. The editing process was a communal effort, with plenty of supportive peer review and commentary.

The final part of the process was publication in a professional manner, with covers, titles, reviews and cover ‘blurbs’ that added up to quality production in the end  product. Students have the opportunity to submit these texts to the Somerset Novella Competition, in Queensland with prize-money of $2,000.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

A number of our Year 8 students have had the opportunity to experience 'Toy Workshop', a fun and inclusive STEAM activity that Ms Cockrill has been running.  This has involved:

Mechanical mechanisms -  Build gears, cams, and linkages from simple materials.

Electrical mechanisms - Learn about Arduinos and servos. Make dog toy and write code to animate it. 

What is inside a battery-powered toy? - Dissect a toy to see how it works and to recover useful parts.

Let's create! - Time to put it all together to make a kinetic sculpture or a toy.

Our students have thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

Aniela Wooldridge, HoLA Science

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page

Congratulations to the team of boys that came second in the “Have Sum Fun Online 2017” competition for Year 10. The competition run by the Mathematical Association of Western Australia in conjunction with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.  A series of 4 competitions were run over a period of 4 weeks, whereby students answered Maths problems under a time constraint.  Well done to Callum Vukovich (Captain), Alexander Lui, Tristan Noor and Joel Wildman (absent from photos due to CORE camp attendance.

We are so very proud of their accomplishments!


Applecross Senior High School will host a group of Japanese boys through AIIU in late March 2018. We are looking for kind, friendly host families who can host one student each for 11 days. This is a chance to make a Japanese friend, and to help our school to give all students the opportunity to interact with the visiting group. If you are interested in becoming a host family, please see the flyer below.


Below please find details of the next Young Entrepreneur Masterclass

Congratulations to the following students who has their poetry published in this year’s edition of Primo Lux. The quality of the poems submitted was excellent and they can be proud of their creativity. Twenty schools contributed to the selected poems, and there were over two hundred entries submitted for consideration.

Eunice Ho, Patrick Brennan-Walker, May Huang, Evelyn Won, and Mali Mertiens were all included.  Mali read her poem out at the launch and it as well received.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

The Year 10 Student Council did a fantastic job in organising Shades for Aids on World Aids Day on December 1st. Sophia Ammali and Mikayla Grosse deserve special recognition for the leadership they have shown with this project. The students raised $280. On the same day, the students helped publicise sales of a special ice cream at the canteen that raised more than $255 for the Brocade Cancer Research Institute.  Thanks to Cree Miller , our tireless Canteen Manager, for helping with this. Thanks also to Mr Lloyd and the school’s Front Office staff for their assistance on the day. Well done to all involved. I actually thought my Fremantle Dockers inspired sunglasses were the best entry but unfortunately I did not win.

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

Brad Snell, Year 10 Coordinator



Kylee Pearson was recently selected to participate in the upcoming ASSETS summer school program. 105 students have been selected to attend from across the country to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as delving deeper into their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture.

The students selected for the ASSETS program are all high-achieving individuals and should be congratulated on this achievement. Well done Kylee.