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Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

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Important message for Year 12 Students doing their WACE Exams

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Year 12 Final Assembly

Today we held our Final Assembly for our Year 12 students. Congratulations to those students who won subject awards today.

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Interschool Athletics Carnival News

Applecross SHS took 108 students to the B Division Interschool Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 17 Oct and competed well to finish in 6th place out of 9 Schools. This result was a commendable achievement considering we were elevated from C Division last year.

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Enthusiastic students have been developing their STEM skills learning to knit.  The Knitting Project runs every Thursday lunchtime in the MakerSpace in the Library.  The first project they work on is a bookmark. The long-term goal of the project is for students to knit squares to combine into blankets for children’s charities.

Dee Lewis, ICT Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator

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Congratulations to Year Nine student Molly Howden who has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Francis Burt Speech and Leadership Competition. Molly had to prepare a speech exploring the concept of “A Peace Building Commonwealth” and what the world can do to achieve this state.

Molly prepared a video clip of her performance of the speech and submitted that as her entry. As a finalist Molly has been invited to a Leadership Forum on the 24th June, will be interviewed by a select panel and will also have to present her speech again to a live audience.  Her presentation will be assessed by another panel and the outcome will be decided.

We congratulate her and wish her well in the finals.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English    

The last round of debating occurred at All Saints College recently.  The Year 7 team from Thornlie asked for a postponement so Applecross’s undefeated Year 7 team has to await their final debate in Week 10. This is also the case for the Year 9 team who won their debate due to a forfeit from the opposing team, but still have a postponed debate to complete. Two of the three Year 8 teams won their debate discussing the need to continue using music streaming platforms such as Spotify. The Year 11 team had a forfeit.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank WADL, all debaters, the supportive families and organising teachers for a very successful season.

Chris Raich, Academic Extension Coordinator - English

Blessed by fine weather and accompanied by fine spirits, the Literature Camp for 2017 took place over the weekend of the 16th June. Nearly the entire Literature class attended to participate in a series of performance workshops exploring Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest.  Sound, movement, and colour all combined in a number of performances that delved into the heart of the text.

Student thanks go to Alex Rogerson, Anna Edwards, Cherie Moss, Kim Darling, Doctor Christina Gray, Emily Mills and Sarah Lumsden, who gave up their weekend to perform or run workshops. The students worked hard, but still had time to interact and form new bods.

I would like to thank them for their excellent behaviour and the enthusiasm they brought to the experience. It was an excellent camp and they made it so.

Veronica Lake, HoLA English

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The Year 12 boys who have been involved with the school AFL team played their final game yesterday. They did get within four points of Willetton Senior High School midway through the last half, but could not quite manage to win. Well done to Mr Regan for coaching the team. It was great to see the team spirit continue during the bus journey home, where there was a rendition of the team song despite the loss.

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The Autumn Concerts held recently were a great success.  All students are to be commended for their enthusiasm and wonderful performances.

Thanks to the Music Support Committee for their work throughout the evening.  Also thanks to parent, Mr Victor Yong, for his photography work at the event.

Tim Stapleton, Head of Music

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Year 10 students from Applecross Senior High School visited Curtin University recently as part of their preparation for thinking about their choices for Year 11 subjects. Students participated in activities like “Race Around the Campus” and talks by Curtin students and lecturers. Students were also able to participate in workshops according to their interests. Students do need to start thinking about their choices for next year. There will be a Year 10 Parents Information evening on June 13th and students should also look out for information about individual course counselling over the next few weeks.

Brad Snell, Year 10 Co-ordinator

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Congratulations to Mr Regan and the Upper School Boys AFL team. They were short on numbers for their game against Corpus Christi yesterday, but as always, they did their best to represent the school in a positive way. While they struggle a bit on the scoreboard, the joy when they play is really encouraging. They have one more game to go and I am sure there would be no-one happier than Mr Regan if they were to put in a competitive showing against his old school Willetton. While the aim of the team is to have fun, it is worth noting that one of last year’s players Trent Newton is now in East Fremantle Colts and another former player Alex Howson was on the Dockers list and is now part of the East Fremantle WAFL League team.

B Snell, Year 10 Co-ordinator (and goal umpire)

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46 students from Academic Extension and Pathway 1 Year 10 classes spent the day at Murdoch University yesterday, being metallurgists for the day.  They took part in practical, hands on chemistry, experienced sampling and statistical analysis techniques, as well as attended a lecture.

A fun, educational and inspiring day was had by all.

To view more photos, please go to our Facebook page.

Aniela Wooldridge, Science Teacher

Under the partnership of the Memorandum of Understanding between Applecross SHS and Murdoch University, we currently host two Computer Science students in our Software Development class each week. Maddy Topaz and Anna Whitcher are both highly skilled software developers who joined our class of Year 10 students in Term 1. These students come to one lesson each week to share their love of C# (C Sharp) and online gaming and to upskill both the classroom teacher, Ms Reed, and the students.  Students have been learning how to code in C# as Maddy and Anna take them through coding basics and introduce them to the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) of Visual Studio.  We have progressed to debugging an existing game and the students are eager to create their own programs.

The assessed work will be based on the Software Development Life Cycle. Each group will document their programs using the diagrams and models in the Life Cycle. In this way we are teaching students not just how to code, but how to disassemble problems and to plan, solve and document the solutions in a structured manner.  The classes are very hands on and interactive and the feedback from students has been positive. Murdoch academics have committed to this program as a leadership opportunity for their students and have requested that the mentoring be an ongoing arrangement.

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