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Important News

Important News

2019 ANZAC Service

Mr Dickson’s Year 10 HASS Academic Extension class were the chief organisers of this year’s ANZAC Service. Students were very respectful and this is great credit to all.


House Swimming Carnival Results - 2019

Applecross SHS held its House Swimming Carnival on Fri 1st March on what was a mild and comfortable day. The participation level was outstanding and there were some keenly contested races with exciting finishes and great individual and  team efforts.



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On Tuesday 15 March we welcomed the father of one of our students to speak to a class of Year 11 Accounting and Finance students. Malcolm Field, Director of SV Partners (Specialist Accountants and Advisors in Solvency) completed a presentation on solvency and career pathways in Accounting. Students welcomed his discussion on his life experiences in Business and Accounting along with gaining knowledge about Chartered Accountancy career pathways.

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AXSHS competed in the ‘A Division’ Inter-School Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 14th March at HBF Stadium. An astonishing 11 records were broken throughout the course of the day!

Our students were outstanding competitors providing exciting highlights and some amazing team and individual results throughout the day.

AXSHS won the Meritorious Shield and finished in 3rd position overall. This was a huge achievement given the calibre of swimmers in specialist swimming squads for their school from both Shenton College and Churchlands Senior High School who finished in first and second respectively. Many thanks to the parents who came along and supported our students and teachers. Fantastic school spirit from all involved.


Champion School – Shenton College
Meritorious School – Applecross Senior High School

Shenton College – 1028
Churchlands Senior High School – 900
Applecross Senior High School – 709
Carine Senior High School – 689
Rossmoyne Senior High School – 503
Perth Modern School – 481
Duncraig Senior High School – 421
Melville Senior High School – 321

Year 7 Champion Boy
Jackson Brace

Year 7 Girls 3rd Place
Jessica Cooke

Year 8 Champion Girl
Neeve Fasher

Year 8 Runner Up Champion Boy
Lucas Ho

Year 9 Boys 3rd Place
Lachlan Bridgland

Year 10 Girls 3rd Place
Abby Clarke

Year 10 Runner Up Champion Boy
Brenton Bealing

Amy Ellul – Applecross SHS
Year 8 Girls 50m Backstroke
OLD: 33.37 (2017)
NEW: 32.65

4 x 50m Mixed Freestyle Relay
Lachlan Bridgeland, Lucas Ho, Neeve Fasher & Amy Ellul
(The record beaten by these students was set in 1987!)

Congratulations to all competitors.

Toni Jones
HoLA - Health & Physical Education



More photos available on our Facebook page.


Congratulation to Georgina Lidgard who has been short-listed for her novella, which was written last year in her Year 10 AE English class.


During week 6 of Term One, a class of Year 9 Science students were visited by Professor David Henry and his team from Murdoch University. They started a project into the Science of soil. Throughout this project, we will discover the effects of non-native vegetation on hydroscopic nature of soils. We endeavour to present our findings in the future to the local council in a press conference.  


Kim Ji Hae
Science Teacher


With thanks to the Department of Communities, Year 12 student Natalie Wheble successfully applied for one of ten Leeuwin Volunteer Internships. This is a brand new initiative and funding has been approved for the next few years.


This is an opportunity for Natalie to develop her skills and leadership by committing to a year-long volunteering role with the Leeuwin. The program includes two x 7 day sails and 4 x 1 day sails throughout the year as well as various workshops and assisting with the upcoming refit.


This sailing aspect is not a leisurely cruise but a working ship, so during the voyage, interns will take part in a whole heap of hands-on activities, from:

  • Navigating the ship and taking the helm
  • Setting and furling the sails
  • Climbing the masts and working aloft
  • Standing watch while sailing through the night


Weather conditions, watch roster and ship positioning affects the schedule so there is never a dull moment.

Natalie left today for her first 7 day sail along with her fellow interns, Leewin crew and Captain Sarah Robinson and Education Manager Michelle Reidy-Crofts (ex Applecross teacher). During the last full day of the voyage it’s all handed over to the new interns. Together they will nominate a ship’s crew from within their teams – who has shown leadership, team management and capability? It could be you next year!. Knowledge and skills are tested and the crew must work together to chart the ship’s course to a new anchorage.


On International Women’s Day it was great to watch the excitement of Captain Sarah Robinson, Education Manager Michelle Reidy-Crofts and Intern Natalie Wheble begin their journey from the B Shed at Fremantle.


Julie Reed

Work Place Learning Coordinator



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Year 12’s had a fabulous time at their Ball last Friday night. Many thanks to staff who attended and special thanks for the efforts of Mrs Casserly, Mr Lilleyman, Mrs Hinton and Mrs Jenkins who were involved in a lot of “behind the scenes” regarding the Ball. Student behaviour at the Ball was excellent and I would also like to commend the positive attitude of outside partners who attended.
Pictures of the Ball are available at this link.
Password:   Mwbs9943

The Year 11 Literature class has been studying Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and presented a summary of the plot “in character”. There were versions of events from Witches, Murderers and Macbeth himself, all slightly biased. The effort with costumes and make-up was wonderful to see and made the script come alive. For a brief period of time, we were transported back to 11th Century Scotland where the play is set. Well done to the Year 11 Lit class.


Mrs Chris Raich
English Teacher



During the recent summer holidays some of our students took part in a statewide competition run by the Innovation Institute of WA.  It was advertised on the school website, and the challenge was taken up by Eva Mustapic, Zach Iskandar and Jared Clark from Year 9.

Our students enjoyed a three day masterclass with keynote speakers and learned about developing ideas, creating business plans, how to get finance for and market new ideas. They also discussed copyright and intellectual property.  The participants then took their own ideas and applied their newfound knowledge to come up with a pitch that would hopefully impress the judges.  Our three students worked as part of a team and were the winners of the first prize, a $2000 cheque from Bendigo Bank.

Yesterday, the state representative of the bank came to our Year 9 assembly and awarded each of our students with their prize winnings.  Eva described their invention to the group, which was a bendable coathanger.  Their presentation was deemed by far the most impressive of the entire masterclass and their performance and behaviour throughout was a credit to them.  Well done!

For more photos please visit our Facebook page.

Christine Waddell

Mathematics Teacher


Applecross Tennis P&C are holding a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Melville (Corner Leach Highway and North Lake Road), this Sunday the 25th February from 7am to 5pm.


Come down and enjoy a hot dog and drink!!!


All money raised will go to supporting your fellow students.


Year 12 students have had a busy last few days and this is even before the Ball that will be held on Friday 23rd February. A highlight every year for Year 12 students is when the Leavers Jackets arrive. We have pictures here featuring the School Captains, Ella O’Leary and Daniel De Lima as well as a selection of other students proudly showing off their new jackets. The overwhelming view is that the jackets look wonderful and we hope all students wear them with pride. Thanks to Mrs Hinton and Mrs Casserly and their helpers for their hard work in distributing the jackets

This week we have also had the Principal’s Morning Tea where high achieving students were recognised for their academic efforts in Year 11. Students were addressed by Mr Leech as well as a High Flying student from last year’s Year 12 cohort, Vicki Cheah. We realise that not all students will achieve ATAR results in the high 90’s but we want to encourage all students to live up to the school goals of Personal Best and Mutual Respect. Once again thanks to Mrs Hinton and Mrs Casserly for organising this.

Stay tuned for news about the Ball next week. We have already had some magnificent work from our Student Ball Committee and everything is in place for a great night.

Brad Snell
Year 12 Coordinator.