Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Year 12 Awards Assembly

The annual Year 12 Awards Assembly was held on Tuesday morning which was an opportunity to acknowledge the academic achievement of our students from 2019, as Year 11 students, in each of the Learning Areas.


House Tug of War Competition

Tuesday saw the first ever House Tug of War competition for our Year 7s. This competition will follow a round robin format and will happen each Tuesday at lunch time. So far Amity and Success are leading the way with two wins each. It is great to see so many of our students get involved.

REMINDER - Year 10 Immunisation

Reminder: The Year 10 school-based immunisation consent forms are now due. Please have your child return their completed form and envelope to Student Services ASAP.


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Mindscholar help students enhance their learning potential and achieve their goals. Highly enjoyable, their interactive workshops are designed to equip students with effective learning, studying and self-management strategies to cope with the demands of High school.

They are running their next workshop for Years 10-12 in late February, and invite Applecross students to attend (see details below).

Date: Sat, 27th Feb

Time: 12:30- 5:30 pm

Venue: Murdoch University 

Visit to make a booking.


Congratulations to Applecross Specialist Tennis students Tara Gilich, Ellyse Wilson, Tsige Lacey, Hayley Burton and Maddy Muller-Hughes who this week were chosen to represent Western Australia at the U/19 School Sport Australia Tennis Championships - the Pizzey Cup.

Welcome to all students and families returning to Applecross Senior High School and a big welcome to all our Year 7s and any new students and families. May the year be a good one for all of you.

Medical Conditions

If your child has a medical condition, for example asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes or epilepsy please contact me for an Action Plan so that I can manage your child’s medical condition appropriately whilst they are at school. 

The Health Centre is located next to the Student Services Department and there is a Community Nurse based there 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm.

I am happy to meet parents and discuss medical issues that may be a problem for your child.  I am also happy to meet the students, especially if they are new to Applecross SHS.  Please come to the Health Centre and say hello. I do encourage students to come and see me in their own time, before school, break times and after school, if the matter is not urgent.  If your child needs to see the nurse in class time they need to bring a note from the teacher or their diary signed by their teacher. Only emergencies will be seen in class time. Confidentiality is respected and students can make an appointment to see me if they would like to discuss an issue or problem.

The School Health Service

The school health service aims to promote healthy development and wellbeing to help students to reach their full potential.  Students are better prepared for learning when they are healthy, safe and happy.  School Health services provide an easy access point to health care for students.  The school health nurse may carry out health assessments and provide information, advice, referrals and support for students. The support encourages development of knowledge, skills and behaviour, and encourages the young person to deal with their health issue(s) and make healthy lifestyle choices. Individual students can seek information, guidance and support about a range of issues that may include: coping with illness, culture or racism issues, feeling anxious, stressed or unhappy, healthy eating and nutrition, healthy weight and body image, mental health and wellbeing, loss and grief, problems at home, relationships, sexual health, smoking, alcohol, drug use and other adolescent concerns.

There may be times when the school health nurse needs to share information with parents or guardians or certain others in the school community, to provide support and care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the young person.  The school health nurse encourages and supports young people to talk to their parent or guardians about significant health issues.

Ambulance Cover

I strongly advise parents / guardians to have ambulance cover as an ambulance will be called in emergency situations and when deemed necessary. The school does not pay for this service.  The cost of an ambulance in an emergency is approximately $900.

Updating Contact Details

Parents/Guardians are strongly advised to keep the school posted about changes in their contact details.

Can families please ensure the school is notified as soon as possible if any contact details change?  This includes home, mobile and emergency contact phone numbers and email addresses.  Email:

Mrs Deb Kitak  Community Health Nurse

Child and Adolescent Community Health Melville Region

Phone: 93149313

Testing dates for 2017 and 2018 Applications are Thursday March 17 2016, Thursday May 26th 2016 and Thursday 28 July 2016.

Please note:  The previously published date of 3rd March 2016 has been cancelled and replaced by 17 March 2016


Welcome to all parents both new and returning.  2016 promises to be an exciting year, with completion of the building works providing a brand new environment for our children. For some the building project started prior to them starting Year 8, so in this their last year, they will at last enjoy the full benefit.

The P&C has been a strong supporter of the school, its staff and students, and has with the Parent Contributions and a very successful Canteen provided ongoing support for the swimming pool, library resources, revision classes, outdoor furniture to name a few.  Our first meeting which is also the AGM will be held on Monday 15 February at 7.30pm in the Library.

There will be refreshments, so please come along and grab a cuppa and get to know each other. All positions have been declared vacant, we have a couple of expressions of interest already, but if you want to help but not ready to put your hand up then become a P&C Member and help us decide how the money can best be spent.

As we do not actively engage in fundraising at this time, none of the positions are particularly onerous, but we do need them filled to be able to run the P&C and together with other P&C Members decide where the funds are to be spent. Remember this is all about providing the best learning environment for our children. We can all help make that happen .

Do not forget The Sustainable School Shop - it is a great way to find 2nd hand uniforms, text books etc and to sell those unwanted ones. You can search by school for uniforms and Applecross receives a small commission.

Anyone with queries about how the P&C operates, the roles we need to fill, or would like to nominate themselves – they can contact Cath on 0418 914 424 or via

Welcome to the 2016 group of year 7 students who enjoyed two fantastic days of the ‘Big Day In’. Activities included the climbing wall, the inflatable obstacle course, water games for team building, as well as other activities that enabled them to get to know their new classmates and the school and how it operates. The students also attended an interactive performance about school bullying and how to deal with this if it should occur.

Everyone had an enjoyable time before getting down to the serious lessons, which began on Wednesday.


Please join us on 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.


Further information regarding the evening and roles on the Music Support Group will be sent via email to all music families.



A warm welcome to the new school year, especially to those parents new to the Applecross Senior High School community. We have approximately 300 new students this year, mostly in Year 7. We also have a number of new staff, who we will introduce to you in the coming weeks. The year has begun very smoothly with lots of happy, smiling faces, even at the end of the day.

Assembly on Day 1

On Thursday 8 December, 100 Year 7 to 10 students were invited to celebrate their academic success at a morning tea in the staffroom. These students each scored an A grade in each of English, HASS, Mathematics and Science in Semester 2.

Former student and Head Boy of 1995, Leo Ng, addressed the students. Leo is now lecturing in Physiotherapy at Curtin University. He spoke to the students about his pathway to success, and what success meant to him. Leo also gave to the students the advice he would give to his Year 8 self. This advice was taken in by the students and hopefully will be put into practice in the following years.

The students appreciated the messages provided by Leo, as well as him giving up his time to speak to them, and the sumptuous feast provided.   Congratulations to all students involved.

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