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Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(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.

 

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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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During Week 8 of Term One, a class of Year 9 students taking part in the Soil Science Project, along with a team of professors from Murdoch University, visited Wireless Hill. 

 

In groups, they were separated to different sites along the distance of the hill, where they collected soil samples and recorded information about the location and  vegetation. They also learned about the importance of cleaning and disinfecting footwear after a hike in the bush to avoid the spread of dyeback. 

 

Next term, the students will be running a variety of tests on the soil samples, in order to investigate the effects of non-native vegetation on the hydroscopic nature of soils. 

Miss Ji Hae Kim - Science Teacher

 

A group of outdoor education professionals, including school teachers, commercial operators and industry experts were hosted at a special Outdoors WA event at Applecross last week. The ‘Sharpen the Saw’ event was aimed at sharing outdoor recreation and outdoor education stories to further the professional development and engagement across the sector. Applecross SHS shared its own success story of the pilot Year 10 CORE program (Challenging Outdoor Resilience Experience) held in late 2017. Outdoors WA is the leading body for the outdoor sector in Western Australia, including camping, outdoor recreation and outdoor education. Their mission is to provide advocacy, leadership and support to the WA outdoor sector. The event energized a collection of Department of Education outdoor education teachers and the outstanding grounds and facilities of Applecross did not go unnoticed by the attendees!

 

Yesterday four Year 8 AE Science students, (Samuel Boey, Pratham Gulati, Paul Van and Benjamin Loschiavo), visited Rossmoyne SHS to compete in the Synergy Solar Car Challenge.  The challenge consisted of a timed period whereby students built their vehicle as a team, then raced the vehicle against other competing schools. Our team had some issues with the circuitry and unfortunately did not win, however, the boys didn’t give up at any point and were continually looking at what the problem may be and determining what could be done to fix it. Overall a great opportunity to participate in a STEAM activity that focuses on problem based learning.

On Friday night two teams of young mathematicians went to Trinity College to partake in the annual competition called Have Sum Fun – and they did! Our students displayed excellent team spirit and were very keen to compete against the best schools in the South Metro area. They employed some excellent strategies and their problem solving skills were in top form as they finished equal 6th and equal 8th on the night.

280 students were there to compete and were supported by so many teachers and parents in Gibney Hall – which made for a loud, fun atmosphere for all. Christchurch Grammar School were the winners on the night getting 31 of the problems solved correctly from the 32 posed.

Christine Waddell
Mathematics Teacher

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Applecross Senior High School students from Year 10, 11 and 12 competed in their first round of their Mock Trials on Monday March 19th. Although one of our teams won, all four of our teams performed exceptionally well. Two of our teams were against Perth College, another against Churchlands Senior High School and the fourth team was against Leeming Senior High School. There are over 150 teams competing in this prestigious competition run by the Law Society of WA. Thanks to the Front Office staff for helping with the uniforms and to teacher coaches, Mr Dickson, Ms Wallner, Ms Barnes and Mr Silberstein. We have also had help from our lawyer coach Cory Fogliani. Our next trial is on May 15th.

 

Mr Brad Snell
Year 10 Coordinator/HASS Teacher

 

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Well done to the six students who volunteered to have their head shaved for the World’s Greatest Shave on March 19th. At the time of writing we have raised over $2500. The purpose of the fundraising is to help research about Blood Cancer. Blood cancer claims more lives than breast cancer or melanoma. And today another 35 people will be given the devastating news they have leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another blood disorder. Thanks to the Year 12 Student Council for organising this and to the expert shavers Mr Ellis and our School Chaplain , Andy Saxton. Thanks also to Mr Wilding for his efforts with the music and the sound system. It is not too late to donate. Please give generously at this link https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/…/TeamFundraising…

 

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Yesterday the Year 7 Student Council were presented with their badges at the Year 7 assembly. Congratulations to everyone who applied, it was great to see so many students putting their hands up for a leadership role.

Well done to our successful candidates. The Year 7 cohort have made a great start to their high school careers.

Ms Katie Wadham
Year 7 Coordinator

On Tuesday 15 March we welcomed the father of one of our students to speak to a class of Year 11 Accounting and Finance students. Malcolm Field, Director of SV Partners (Specialist Accountants and Advisors in Solvency) completed a presentation on solvency and career pathways in Accounting. Students welcomed his discussion on his life experiences in Business and Accounting along with gaining knowledge about Chartered Accountancy career pathways.

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AXSHS competed in the ‘A Division’ Inter-School Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 14th March at HBF Stadium. An astonishing 11 records were broken throughout the course of the day!

Our students were outstanding competitors providing exciting highlights and some amazing team and individual results throughout the day.

AXSHS won the Meritorious Shield and finished in 3rd position overall. This was a huge achievement given the calibre of swimmers in specialist swimming squads for their school from both Shenton College and Churchlands Senior High School who finished in first and second respectively. Many thanks to the parents who came along and supported our students and teachers. Fantastic school spirit from all involved.

OVERALL CARNIVAL FINAL PLACINGS and POINTS

Champion School – Shenton College
Meritorious School – Applecross Senior High School

Shenton College – 1028
Churchlands Senior High School – 900
Applecross Senior High School – 709
Carine Senior High School – 689
Rossmoyne Senior High School – 503
Perth Modern School – 481
Duncraig Senior High School – 421
Melville Senior High School – 321

Year 7 Champion Boy
Jackson Brace

Year 7 Girls 3rd Place
Jessica Cooke

Year 8 Champion Girl
Neeve Fasher

Year 8 Runner Up Champion Boy
Lucas Ho

Year 9 Boys 3rd Place
Lachlan Bridgland

Year 10 Girls 3rd Place
Abby Clarke

Year 10 Runner Up Champion Boy
Brenton Bealing

NEW RECORD Year 8
Amy Ellul – Applecross SHS
Year 8 Girls 50m Backstroke
OLD: 33.37 (2017)
NEW: 32.65

NEW RECORD Year 7-9
4 x 50m Mixed Freestyle Relay
Lachlan Bridgeland, Lucas Ho, Neeve Fasher & Amy Ellul
(The record beaten by these students was set in 1987!)

Congratulations to all competitors.

Toni Jones
HoLA - Health & Physical Education

 

 

More photos available on our Facebook page.

 

Congratulation to Georgina Lidgard who has been short-listed for her novella, which was written last year in her Year 10 AE English class.

 

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