Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

2019 Anzac Student Tour

Congratulations Eva Mustapic on this wonderful achievement.


Click here for the Media Statement.


Parliamentary Poetry Competition

Ria Cutt from the Year 9 Academic Extension HASS class was invited to lunch at Parliament House for being named as one of the three state finalists in a Poetry Competition about the WA Parliament.


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Welcome to everyone at Applecross Senior High School and a big welcome to all our Year 7’s and any new students and families. I wish you all the very best for the year.
The Health Centre is located in the C Block next to Student Services and as the Community Nurse I am based there four 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, during break times and after school, if the matter is not urgent.  If your child needs assistance 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.
Medical Conditions
If your child has a medical condition, for example asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes or epilepsy, please contact me for an Action Plan if you have not already done so. This is so that I can manage your child’s medical condition appropriately whilst they are at school. 
Important Health Messages
Nutrition - Students are encouraged to eat a healthy breakfast prior to school.
Fluids - Students are encouraged to drink plenty of water 6-8 glasses per day and to bring their own water bottles into school and not share their bottles.
Sleep - Growing children need 10 – 12 hours of sleep a night with no interruptions eg: No TV, Electronic gadgets – mobile phones, computer, games etc. in the bedroom at sleep time.
School Bags - Look after your back! Students’ bags should not weigh more that 10-15% of your body weight.  If they have a back pack they need to carry it on their back with the shoulder straps on both shoulders supporting the load on their back.
Hats and Sun - Wear a hat for protection from the sun and apply sunscreen.
The School Health Service
The School Health Service aims to promote healthy development and wellbeing to help students 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 a young person.  The School Health Nurse encourages and supports young people to talk to their parents 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. The cost of ambulance cover through HBF (agent for St John’s Ambulance) is approx. $100 for families and $50 for singles, per year.  Parents/Guardians are strongly advised to keep the school posted about changes in your contact details.
I also advise parents/guardians to come to collect a child if they are not well and not request me to send them home via public services or walking home on their own.
Thanks for your support in this matter.
Updating 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

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.