Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Robocup State Finals

In early August, seven Applecross students were entered into the Perth State Robocup Challenge. There were a variety of competitions and we entered both the Open Maze category and the Novice Performance Category.

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The Applecross SHS Music Department presents Paragon

Come watch our talented Year 11s and 12s perform, both CONTEMPORARY and CLASSICAL, SOLOS and small GROUP ITEMS.

 

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During week 6 of Term One, a class of Year 9 Science students were visited by Professor David Henry and his team from Murdoch University. They started a project into the Science of soil. Throughout this project, we will discover the effects of non-native vegetation on hydroscopic nature of soils. We endeavour to present our findings in the future to the local council in a press conference.  

 

Kim Ji Hae
Science Teacher

 

With thanks to the Department of Communities, Year 12 student Natalie Wheble successfully applied for one of ten Leeuwin Volunteer Internships. This is a brand new initiative and funding has been approved for the next few years.

 

This is an opportunity for Natalie to develop her skills and leadership by committing to a year-long volunteering role with the Leeuwin. The program includes two x 7 day sails and 4 x 1 day sails throughout the year as well as various workshops and assisting with the upcoming refit.

 

This sailing aspect is not a leisurely cruise but a working ship, so during the voyage, interns will take part in a whole heap of hands-on activities, from:

  • Navigating the ship and taking the helm
  • Setting and furling the sails
  • Climbing the masts and working aloft
  • Standing watch while sailing through the night

 

Weather conditions, watch roster and ship positioning affects the schedule so there is never a dull moment.

Natalie left today for her first 7 day sail along with her fellow interns, Leewin crew and Captain Sarah Robinson and Education Manager Michelle Reidy-Crofts (ex Applecross teacher). During the last full day of the voyage it’s all handed over to the new interns. Together they will nominate a ship’s crew from within their teams – who has shown leadership, team management and capability? It could be you next year!. Knowledge and skills are tested and the crew must work together to chart the ship’s course to a new anchorage.

 

On International Women’s Day it was great to watch the excitement of Captain Sarah Robinson, Education Manager Michelle Reidy-Crofts and Intern Natalie Wheble begin their journey from the B Shed at Fremantle.

https://sailleeuwin.com/our-day-sails/

 

Julie Reed

Work Place Learning Coordinator

 

 

Visit our Facebook page for more photos.

Year 12’s had a fabulous time at their Ball last Friday night. Many thanks to staff who attended and special thanks for the efforts of Mrs Casserly, Mr Lilleyman, Mrs Hinton and Mrs Jenkins who were involved in a lot of “behind the scenes” regarding the Ball. Student behaviour at the Ball was excellent and I would also like to commend the positive attitude of outside partners who attended.
 
Pictures of the Ball are available at this link.
Link:           http://www.3p.net.au/order-online/event-photos/
Password:   Mwbs9943

The Year 11 Literature class has been studying Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and presented a summary of the plot “in character”. There were versions of events from Witches, Murderers and Macbeth himself, all slightly biased. The effort with costumes and make-up was wonderful to see and made the script come alive. For a brief period of time, we were transported back to 11th Century Scotland where the play is set. Well done to the Year 11 Lit class.

 

Mrs Chris Raich
English Teacher

 

 

During the recent summer holidays some of our students took part in a statewide competition run by the Innovation Institute of WA.  It was advertised on the school website, and the challenge was taken up by Eva Mustapic, Zach Iskandar and Jared Clark from Year 9.

Our students enjoyed a three day masterclass with keynote speakers and learned about developing ideas, creating business plans, how to get finance for and market new ideas. They also discussed copyright and intellectual property.  The participants then took their own ideas and applied their newfound knowledge to come up with a pitch that would hopefully impress the judges.  Our three students worked as part of a team and were the winners of the first prize, a $2000 cheque from Bendigo Bank.

Yesterday, the state representative of the bank came to our Year 9 assembly and awarded each of our students with their prize winnings.  Eva described their invention to the group, which was a bendable coathanger.  Their presentation was deemed by far the most impressive of the entire masterclass and their performance and behaviour throughout was a credit to them.  Well done!

For more photos please visit our Facebook page.

Christine Waddell

Mathematics Teacher

 

Applecross Tennis P&C are holding a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Melville (Corner Leach Highway and North Lake Road), this Sunday the 25th February from 7am to 5pm.

 

Come down and enjoy a hot dog and drink!!!

 

All money raised will go to supporting your fellow students.

 

Year 12 students have had a busy last few days and this is even before the Ball that will be held on Friday 23rd February. A highlight every year for Year 12 students is when the Leavers Jackets arrive. We have pictures here featuring the School Captains, Ella O’Leary and Daniel De Lima as well as a selection of other students proudly showing off their new jackets. The overwhelming view is that the jackets look wonderful and we hope all students wear them with pride. Thanks to Mrs Hinton and Mrs Casserly and their helpers for their hard work in distributing the jackets

This week we have also had the Principal’s Morning Tea where high achieving students were recognised for their academic efforts in Year 11. Students were addressed by Mr Leech as well as a High Flying student from last year’s Year 12 cohort, Vicki Cheah. We realise that not all students will achieve ATAR results in the high 90’s but we want to encourage all students to live up to the school goals of Personal Best and Mutual Respect. Once again thanks to Mrs Hinton and Mrs Casserly for organising this.

Stay tuned for news about the Ball next week. We have already had some magnificent work from our Student Ball Committee and everything is in place for a great night.

Brad Snell
Year 12 Coordinator.

Dads and Year 7 kids at Applecross SHS you are invited The Fathering Project for a boccee and pizza evening.  See flyer below for more information.

Our Library may close after school, but our eLibrary is always open.  All students at Applecross Senior High School have been registered to borrow eBooks and audiobooks anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices.  Our eLibrary has over 1900 titles to choose from.

 

To start reading on your laptop or desktop computer ctrl+click on the following link, or type https://applecrossshs.wheelers.co into the address bar of your internet browser, login with your student portal username, Applecross1 as your password, and you are ready to borrow.

 

If you have an Android tablet, smartphone, iPhone or iPad, we recommend accessing https://applecrossshs.wheelers.co/help/apps to download your free app.

 

If you need assistance accessing the eLibrary or would like to request a title do not hesitate to contact myself or one of the friendly library team.

 

CLICKVIEW ONLINE AT HOME

 

ClickView Online is an educational video platform which provides our school with thousands of quality educational videos designed for Secondary school.  Online access to our ClickView library means that every student can access videos easily at home for research, homework and assignments using their own device.

 

All students can access ClickView Online by following these steps:

  1. Go to this link :  http://clickview.applecross.wa.edu.au
  2. Enter your student portal username and password to login
  3. Search for videos or look in your subject folders
  4. Select by clicking on title or image to view

 

Students having difficulties accessing ClickView online may seek help at the Library during break times.

 

Ms Donna Payton

Library Officer

After the great success of the 2017 Modern History Cake Day, the Year 12 Ancient History class have begun a year long competition – the Great Egyptian Bake Off. After coming up with a roster on their own, each Friday at the end of Period 5 a different student or group of students will be presenting to the class their baked creation that relates to that weeks class content. Last week we had our first cake of the year. After learning about Queen Hatshepsut’s beautiful mortuary temple at Deir el Bahri, one of our talented students, Pippa Douglas, recreated the temple in cake form! The cake came complete with sugary sweet sphinxes and Osirid statues of the Queen. Keep an eye out, we will share some of the other creations throughout the year.

 

Ms Don, HASS Teacher

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

 

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