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Important News

Important News

ANZAC Service

Today the whole school community participated in the 2018 ANZAC service.  Special guests included students from the 1958 intake, Mr Nalder MLA and the City  Melville’s Deputy Mayor, Mr Matthew Woodall,


First Clash for 2018 Principal’s Cup

According to the score kept by Mr Lilleyman, the female Year 12 students were the unlucky losers 9 to 12 against the female staff basketball team at lunch yesterday for the first clash of the 2018 Principal's Cup. On Thursday the boys get a chance to revenge this loss.

Congratulations Madison and Ebony Firth

Congratulations Madison and Ebony Firth.  Madison received runner up in her division for her short film “To Be Honest”, in the REELise Film Festival.  She also won the People’s Choice Award.

An awesome achievement!!



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This year in Modern History students have not only worked hard but have been involved in a new challenge. Students created a roster so that each Friday when there were no assessments, they made a cake at home related to the topic being studied. As can be seen in these pictures, the two main topics for the year were the Russian Revolution and Europe 1945 – 2000.  There were cakes made during the Russia topic that included ones featuring the Soviet flag, the Russian bear, Lenin’s sealed train, famous Russian personalities and the birthday of Peter the Great.  During the period we were investigating Modern European History, students made a variety of cakes including Yeltsin and Clinton, the Strategic Defence Initiative (Star Wars), the European Union and on Mutually Assured Destruction.

This class were not only expert cake makers but are expected to do very well in their ATAR exams.

Brad Snell, Year 12 Modern History Teacher

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Congratulations to three Applecross SHS students; Samuel Boey - Year 7, Zach Iskandar - Year 8 and Eugene Perdana - Year 9, who all excelled in the recent Australasian Junior Mathematics Olympiad, receiving a high distinction. Well done boys!

Christine Waddell, Mathematics Academic Extension Co-ordinator


Please go to the below link to review Community Newspaper article regarding Eva's wonderful invention.  Well done Eva!

Congratulations to Max Uchino, Arlen Walmsley and Ning Wong from Year 10 who recently represented Applecross Senior High School in the Rotary Four Way Test Speech Competition. Max attended the Booragoon Rotary Club heat, while Arlen and Ning attended the competition at the Applecross Rotary Club.

Arlen and Ning both gave entertaining five to six minute speeches on the theme of the Rotary Four Way Test, being Is it the TRUTH?, Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? And Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Max spoke for six minutes, without palm cards, on the subject of "What it is to be a man today."  His speech was amusing, yet held an undercurrent of seriousness in exploring ideas about breaking with traditional expectations and cultivating ideas from the Rotary Four Way Mantra.  His speech was delivered in a clear strong voice, and he maintained an excellent pace and use of modulating tones and pauses for effect.

While Max, Arlen and Ning were not the winners for the evening (Ning was runner up at Applecross Rotary), they can be proud of representing Applecross Senior High School in such a constructive way. Max, Arlen and Ning have proved themselves excellent ambassadors for our school.

Veronica Lake, HOLA English and Brad Snell, Yr 10 Co-ordinator

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A number of our Year 7 students' Semester One artwork has been displayed in the Library this week.  The students looked at the use of line, shape and colour in the cut-out collage works, exploring a variety or textile processing using fabric paint, inks and crayons.  The final creation stitched by machine.  

The end result a fabulous display for all to enjoy. 

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Renee Keating from the Year 9 HASS Academic Extension program was chosen as one of the three State Finalists in her category. Renee was invited to attend the Awards Ceremony that was recently held at All Saints College. Although Renee missed out on winning , her achievement in being a State Finalist was commendable. We had over ninety students from Applecross SHS enter through the HASS Academic Extension Programs in Year 7, 8 and 9. Schools were restricted to sending a maximum of six entries in each category to the State Judging. The State Judges had to consider 250 entries from 48 different schools in the various categories, so Renee’s achievement in having her entry as one of the three best in WA in her category is highly commendable. We hope entering the competition has fostered an interest in History for all who entered.

Cassy Don, HASS Academic Extension Coordinator

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Year 9  HASS Academic Extension students have been working with students from the Hampton School in the UK on a collaborative document about Genocide. This is in preparation for HASS in Year 10 as well as for Modern History in Year 11. This is the first time we have linked students like this. It is not quite “live” because of the time difference, but students from both schools are excited to be working together on a joint project in a safe way. We are hoping our HASS Academic Extension students will be able to work on other collaborative projects with students in other schools in the future.

Cassy Don, HASS Academic Extension Coordinator

Thank you to Mr Michael Venter from ‘Dismantle’ for presenting Connor, Jordan and Jay with certificates and the bicycles that they built at the BikeRescue program that ran during Term 3 at the Blue Gum Community Centre.  During the 10 week program the students each built a bicycle to be given to a charity and were also given the opportunity to build the wonderful bicycles pictured.   Well done to Connor Dunnett – Year 9, Jordan Crofts – Year 9 and Jay Cromb – Year 10.

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The school now has a large co-mingled recycling bin and a large green waste bin for garden prunings. For a number of years, under Jeff Mengler's guidance, dedicated groups of Year 10 students have been collecting and recycling paper and cardboard from staff offices. This practice will continue with the paper and cardboard now being placed into the new co-mingled bin. The canteen will also use this bin to recycle plastics and tin. A roll-out of recycling will occur across other areas of the school in the near future. We look forward to seeing everyone on-board in helping to develop this new program within our school.

Speed Careering is in full swing for our Year 9 students today. Our Year 9 students are participating in group discussions with industry volunteers, who have kindly donated their time to share their work and study experiences with our students.

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