Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Congratulations Jaime Hunt

Congratulations to Jaime Hunt from Year 10 who was chosen after a very competitive process by UWA Fogarty Scholars to attend a four day Leadership Camp for Year 10 and 11 students in the October School Holidays.


New Laser Cutter in D&T

Our design and technology students have had the exciting opportunity to use our new digital laser cutter to design and produce some outstanding work.

Science/STEAM Week

Applecross SHS were lucky to have a number of student ambassadors from Murdoch University visit us to help give our students a hands on STEAM experience in school this week.


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The Year 9 HASS Academic Extension class has recently been involved in the Hard Boiled Humanities Competitions. Students had to choose a historical figure that interested them and then design an egg to represent the person they had chosen. This is used as build up to the National History Challenge that is being organised by the HASS Academic Extension Coordinator, Cassy Don.  Students had a free choice over who they based their egg model on. We saw eggs based on characters as diverse as Steve Jobs, Donald Trump, Tutankhamen, Elizabeth I, Ned Kelly, Beyonce, Nelson Mandela, Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, the Wiggles,  Freda Kahlo, Marie Antoinette and many more. 

Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 HASS Academic Extension classes will soon begin working on the National History Challenge. Other students can also enter. See your HASS teacher or Ms Don. More information can be found at the National History Challenge website

More photos can be viewed at our Facebook page.


Our new Mural representing the six Noongar seasons has been installed in the walkway opposite the heritage classroom wall. This mural was created by aboriginal artist Peter Farmer, his wife Miranda Farmer, son Peter Farmer Jr and ten Year 10 Special Art students in the second half of 2016. The seasons are Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang and a plaque with some information about these will be installed shortly. The names of the current Year 11 students who were involved with this project will also be recorded on the plaque: a big thank you to those students for their contribution.

More photos can be viewed at our Facebook page


The Student Council excursion was held at Mt Pleasant Bowling Club.  The excursion was aimed at improving the cohesion between the different year groups that comprise the Student Council.  There was a particular emphasis on welcoming the Year Seven councilors to the group and assisting them in their new roles. 

The day commenced with a number of activities organised by each year to encourage communication between year groups.  The lower year school councilors were then provided with guidance from the year 12 student councilors to improve their fundraising proposals. These proposals were later shared with the group as a whole, where further feedback was given from other years.

A presentation was conducted by the Student Representative Council regarding its role in the school community. The focus was then turned to a discussion of the ways in which we, as representatives of the student body, believe the school can be improved. This discussion elicited a diverse range of ideas from each year group. These ideas were collated to be examined at a later date.  

The day concluded with what is likely to have been one of the clumsiest games of duck duck goose ever to be played, though it was effective in encouraging interactions between year groups.  The excursion was a useful and fun means of introduction for the Year Seven councilors as well as great opportunity for all councilors to share ideas.

Patrick Brennan-Walker Year 12 Student Councilor

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page


The Year 10 Academic Extension / Special Art Trip to Canberra was a huge success. Highlights  included a trip to Parliament House that included students not only having a look around the building but also getting involved in debating a Mock Bill.  They also visited the National Capital Exhibition, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the High Court, the Australian Institute of Sport, Yarralumla and the Old Parliament House.  The students were also involved in a QR Reader challenge at the CSIRO as they learned about Australia’s achievements in the field of Science and industrial innovation as well as experimenting with 3D Models at the Ian Potter Technology Centre. Students were also able to experience first hand the works on display at both the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. A definite highlight of the tour was being able to attend the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day at the Australian War Memorial. A special thanks to Mrs Crofton and Mr Dickson who helped supervise the students and Mrs Watkinson and the administration staff for organising AXSHS jackets for the students to wear on the trip.  We hope to make this a regular feature of the Year 10 HASS Academic Extension and Special Art program. Students in these classes should watch for information over the coming months.

Brad Snell, Teacher / Year 10 Coordinator

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook Page

On the evening of Tuesday 2nd May, Applecross Senior High School students competed in the second round of the Mock Trials at the Supreme Court.  The Applecross Red team defeated Perth College, while our Blue team defeated Iona College. Our Green team were awarded three points as they had a bye and were able to have a practice trial against a team of Murdoch University students. In total there are 127 teams in the Mock Trial this year.   We hope a number of our current Year 10 Mock Trial students choose Politics and Law for 2018, so we can work on preparation for the Mock Trials in class.  Thanks to all the parents who attended and to Ms Don, Mr Dickson, Mr Silberstein, Mr Regan and our lawyer coach, Cory Fogliani for their hard work in preparing the students. Our thanks once again to Mrs Watkinson and the team at the front office for helping to organise the blazers. Our  next appearance will be on the 26th June 2017.

Brad Snell, HASS Teacher / Year 10 Coordinator

ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities invites your students to join our Short Courses for Credit Program at Mt Lawley campus. These FREE courses are designed to introduce high school students to university life, offer an engaging, hands-on experience in a discipline of their choice and give them a head start at university!

Our Short Courses are aimed at motivated year 11 and 12 students who have an existing interest and passion for the Arts and/or Media. These week-long specialist courses cover areas of study offered at ECU, promoting aspirations for tertiary education.

Students develop self-confidence and public speaking skills, team work and group collaboration techniques and produce high quality written and digital works.

BROADCASTING                 FILM& VIDEO (SCRIPTWRITING)              PHOTOMEDIA                                  FASHION

DESIGN                                 PUBLIC RELATIONS                                  VISUAL ARTS (DRAWING)

Students who pass the requirements of these courses will receive Advanced Standing (credit) for a first/second year unit once gaining successful admission to an applicable ECU undergraduate course.


When:              Monday 26th June – Friday, 30th June 2017

Where:             ECU Mount Lawley Campus, 2 Bradford Street Mount Lawley

Capacity:          100 students per course

These courses are FREE!

To submit a registration form visit:                     



Attendance is required at all classes in order to successfully complete the course.

WesTrac believes its greatest investment is in its people. For this reason WesTrac takes great pride in its apprentice program and endeavours to provide the highest level of training possible. WesTrac are offering the following Perth based Apprenticeships in 2017:

  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (Heavy)
  • Auto. Electrician
  • Boilermaker
  • Machinist

Essential Criteria:

  • Successful Completion of Yr 12
  • Own reliable transport to work at the Metro sites, plus able to work remotely (FI/FO or DI/DO)
  • Demonstrated work experience in trade sector
  • Ability to undertake a role working a minimum of 8 hours per day for the 5 days on 2 day off roster & up to 12 hours when working a 2 weeks on 1 week off mixed day / night roster

To apply for this role you will need the following documentation:

  • Evidence of completion or enrolment of pre-apprenticeship if applicable
  • School / Training reports
  • Resume, including referee details
  • Letter of application addressing above criteria & explaining why you would like to commence an apprenticeship

Applications Close 1700 Sunday 14th May 2017


It’s been great joining the Applecross team in 2017. I am enjoying working with such wonderful staff and students, in an amazing environment.

Having worked in a number of other schools and countries, I have definitely reached the pinnacle of my career.

I am passionate about the work our Student Service team does at the heart of the school community.

My love of a wide range of sports led me to follow in my Mums footsteps and become a PE Teacher. I’ve worked in England, France, Spain, America and Dubai, in a wide variety of different settings and roles.

In Australia, I have worked at Kewdale SHS, Tuart College, Yule Brook College and Cecil Andrews SHS.

I have been in Australia for 21 years now and from the minute I arrived, I knew it was home!

I travelled around Australia in a campervan for the first year, which was an amazing experience. I love travelling and have visited most countries in Europe, travelled across America and Canada, trekked in Nepal and camper vanned around New Zealand.

I love all sports and enjoy nothing more than walking my dogs by the ocean, kayaking on the river or body boarding and surfing in the ocean.

I look forward to working with everyone at Applecross SHS throughout the year! J

Angie Hooton - Head of Student Services Years 7 - 9


Congratulations to Sharni Crouch who represented Melville Marlins in the 14s National Water Polo Competition held on the Gold Coast between 11-18 April. The Melville Marlins won 6 out of 9 games and won the competition plate.

Students from our school have recently undertaken an educational tour of the national capital. Students were  given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $240 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Feedback from the students was extremely positive and early preparations are taking place to gain the necessary approvals for a similar trip for Year 10 Academic Extension and Special Art students in 2018. Special thanks to Mrs Crofton and Mr Dickson for assisting me on the trip and to Mrs Watkinson for organising the blazers for the ANZAC Ceremony in Canberra.

Brad Snell, HASS Teacher