Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(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.


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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We have had the usual busy start to the year, with the new Year 7's excitedly getting to know our menu and the rest of the students welcoming back old favourites and discovering new ones.  There are new Dipping Boxes for $2.50, which includes chopped vegies and Turkish bread, along with Hommus or Avocado dip.  Our parfaits are back- layers of yoghurt, jelly and fresh fruit for $2.50 as well.  Our menu remains the same as last term, with a fresh Winter Menu coming in Term 2.

We have managed so far with a small but loyal band of wonderful volunteers covering most of the shifts, but, as we are not having our usual welcome evening for the Year 7's this year, we really need EVERYONE to consider whether you have some free time this term to come in and help out in the canteen PLEASE. 
Our lovely regulars are getting worn out and the natural moving on process has already started, so we need replacements and fresh hands!  It would be fabulous if you could come for the whole day (9.30am-1.45pm) but if you are simply too busy we will take morning (9.30am-11.15am) or afternoon shifts (12pm-1.45pm) with much pleasure and gratitude.  We have mums, dads, grandmas, members of the general public and loads of laughs!  Our volunteer roster co-ordinator is Narelle Pearce and her email is so please try and find a space for your canteen! 
Thanks and look forward to seeing you all soon, Cre.

The Awards Assembly, held today was a wonderful celebration of the student’s achievement.

The fantastic musical performance by Emma Main and Molly McCarthy was followed by Mr Leech delivering a very motivational speech to the students, encouraging everyone to achieve their personal best.

The HoLA’s acknowledged the achievement of many of our students, as well as present awards to the top students in each subject area.

The closing address by Ms Hooton aimed to inspire all our students to aim high and persevere to achieve their goals, dreams, ambitions and aspirations.

A wonderful celebration of 2017 and we are all looking forward to and even better 2018!

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.


Yesterday we celebrated the success of our Year 8 and 9 2017 students with an Awards Assembly and Parent Morning Tea.


More photos can be found on our Facebook Page.



The annual Year 11 and 12 Awards Assembly was held Wednesday morning which was an opportunity to acknowledge the academic achievement of our students from 2017, as Year 10 and 11 students, in each of the Learning Areas. It was great to see so many of last year’s Year 12 students also attend to receive their certificates of excellence and distinction. Amongst the audience was Dux VET, Bronte Count who was a finalist in the Beasely medal and also Dux of the school Kenta Yokote who achieved a perfect ATAR score of 99.95.


Parents and award recipients were invited back to the staff room for morning tea and an opportunity to meet with HOLAs and school administration staff.  More photo's are available on the school Facebook page.


On Tuesday 6th of February the school assembled on the oval for a whole school photograph. This was to replicate the school photo that was taken in week two of the 1958 school year, the first year that Applecross Senior High School was in operation. Neville Gallop and Ritchie Kirk are featured in our photo, they were two of the first students to attend Applecross Senior High School. More photos will be published at a later date.


Applecross Senior High School will be hosting a visit by Japanese students in programs conducted by AIIU from the 25th March to the 5th April 2018. Host families will receive $385 for 11 nights. This is very good opportunity for your son and/or daughter to make a friend overseas. Please see the flyer for more detail.


Welcome to all parents, partners and guardians both new and returning. 2018 promises to be an exciting year.


To all new parents, partners and guardians to Applecross Senior High School, we wish to welcome you into our School community.


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.


The P&C is active in many ways — all of them designed to improve our children's learning environment and to support the teachers and students in their pursuit of an excellent educational experience, together with the pastoral care that ensures that our children are supported emotionally and physically. We are a proud P&C with a host of achievements that have been supported by the commitment of the parental community. The students have an opportunity through you, as their parent, to voice their needs or concerns and support their ventures.


The P&C  reintroduced the 2nd Hand Uniform shop in an online form in 2016 and proceeds are used for supporting the Chaplain, who also receives direct support via the canteen with his before and after school activities.


There is also 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 P&C receives a small commission -


We encourage you to participate in your Association and to join the meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7.00pm during the School Term in the Staff Room. Come along to contribute in the planning and to find out firsthand what's happening from our Principal, Paul Leech. Parents are encouraged to participate and voice their opinions and concerns, and to contribute in a positive environment. With more parental involvement, the whole school can benefit from a broad representation of the school community, working co­operatively together to offer the best level of school community support.


Everyone is busy. Everyone lacks time. I urge you to make time and allow yourself to discover the fabric of the school, its culture and its planning for your children. We look forward to your involvement on the P&C and seeing you at the meetings.




You can get a drink from HJs or Maccas if you’re desperate – you can also get the opportunity to help spend $100,000 +.


$1 membership fee is all it costs to be a member of the P&C. $1 allows you to participate in making suggestions and decisions as to where the monies will be spent.


In 2017 the P&C Committee made decisions on how to spend $130,000 for the benefit of students. Half of this money comes from your P&C Contribution, 30% from the Canteen, with the remainder coming from Uniform Concepts commission, 2nd Hand Uniform Shop and other miscellaneous revenue. Wouldn’t you like to have a say in where this money can best be spent?


The first meeting of the year will be the AGM which will be catered to allow for members new and old to get to know each other on Monday 19th February 2018 at 7.00pm in  the Staff Room, Level 2 Entry from Links road entrance.


Ben Kelly who is one of our HASS Teachers will be there to chat about the new initiative he implemented last year- the Outdoor Education Well-Being Experience. The P&C together with the school provided funding to run this in November 2017, with a view to including it from 2018 on The Proposed Excursion List. It is a valuable program with benefits to a cross section of Year 10 Students, that the P&C pledged to support going forward. Want to know more? Come along and find out.


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




Applecross Senior High School welcomes all new and returning students to our school for 2018. The year has begun very smoothly with lots of happy and smiling faces. We wish everyone a successful and rewarding year .

Congratulations to Year 7 Gifted and Talented Visual Art student Grace Holswich for having her Lions International Peace Poster Contest entry judged as the state winner. Grace’s poster now proceeds to the national level of the contest where it will compete against the other state finalists. We wish her every success in this next stage of the contest.


Congratulations to the following winners:-

1st Prize
Angela Tuhakaraina – Ticket # 775
Crown Towers Premier Suite Accommodation Package

2nd Prize
Anna Spadaccini – Ticket # 1436
Lemair Wine Cooler 115L

3rd Prize
Paul Gittings – Ticket # 1871
Hopman Cup Day Hopper

4th Prize
Mick Novakovic – Ticket # 261
$50 Tennis Only Voucher and Cap

Please be advised that tickets 11 to 20, 341 to 350, 411 to 420, 441 to 450, 471 to 480, 531 to 550, 791 to 800, 931 to 940 and 971 to 980 have been misplaced and cancelled.  If you are in possession of these ticket - please contact the Permit Holder: Robert Horridge on 9323 5609.