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Important News

Important News

AXSHS Breakfast Club

There were plenty of hungry students at our weekly Breakfast Club today.  A big thank you must go out to Connor Horton and Jordon Crofts, who arrive early every Friday to help set up, cook and serve.  Also thanks must go to Jan Michell, Brad Snell, Andy Saxton, Angie Hooton and Jenny Casserly - w


AXSHS MakerSpace in the Library

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.

Finalist - Francis Burt Speech & Leadership Competition

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.


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10-21 APRIL – Fire Tech School Holiday Camps

Fire Tech offers structured content learning opportunities; workshops and camps, in mobile app design, video game design and building drones.

Fire Tech camps Australia will be running a series of holiday camps from 10th - 21st of April. Courses will be run from ECU’s Joondalup & Mt Lawley Campuses and Christ Church Grammar School (Stirling Hwy Claremont) from 10am- 4pm.

Courses run from 1-4 days and can be booked here:

CoderDojo WA Ninjas can access a 15% discount by using the code available here:


Congratulations to Ariana Candy from Year 10, who was selected to attend the Sir Charles Court Leadership Program at Curtin University in the April school holidays. Only thirty Year 10 students were chosen from more than 160 entries. These entries included a very competitive entry from Alishba Syed from this school.

Ariana will join students from both government and non-government schools from Perth and country areas. Ariana is an active member of the school’s HASS Academic Extension Program and is thoroughly deserving of this great opportunity to enhance her leadership skills.

Brad Snell - Year 10 Coordinator

"Over to You to help beat Blood Cancer"

Sign up yourself or come along and show your support for a worthy cause.

The Uniform Shop will be closed from Monday 10th April 2017.

Re-opening on Tuesday 18th April 2017.

Also closed Tuesday 25th April for ANZAC Day.

Thank you.



In celebration of World Poetry Day as well as the launch of the 2017 Dorothea MacKellar Australian Poetry Competition, the Year 8, 9 and 10 Academic Extension English classes convened in the auditorium on Tuesday 21st March.

Last year the school won the competition and was recognised as the Best High School in Australia, because of the depth and quality of all the entries.

To help celebrate, poet Chris Arnold attended and read a selection of his poems to the students. Chris is an Alumni of Applecross and is currently completing his PhD in Creative Writing at UWA. The students also contributed poems to the Poetry Wall in the library: some, personal creations and some, poems they like.

Students will be entering the competition again in 2017 and we want them to wrangle with words, create things of beauty and power and make wonderful poetry that resonates across Australia.

Veronica Lake (HOLA English) & Chris Raich (AE Co-Ordinator)

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This prize is awarded for a short film of 1-3 minutes that best expresses a scientific concept or tells a scientific story in an accessible and engaging way. Entries should be made by Friday 5th May 2017.

First Prize winners are able to claim $4000 plus a $500 book voucher

Second Prize winners can claim up to $2000

Third Prize winners can claim $1000

Plus, representatives from the finalist teams will win a trip to Sydney for the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Award Dinner. For more information and how to register please visit:–-secondary

Immense passion and determination shown as the Applecross A boys team won the Slazenger Cup on Friday 4-1 in the final against Wesley in the WA SunSmart SchoolsTennis Classic. Our Applecross B boys team made it to the final of the Mursell Shield where they finished runners up. Congratulations to all the players on representing their school with pride & passion.

Applecross SHS Tennis won the SunSmart WA Schools Tennis Classic this week with Applecross A winning the title and 3 other Applecross teams also filling positions 2-4. Applecross E also made it to the final of the Mursell Shield and finished 2nd. A great effort by all the girls!

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On Friday 17th March, a team of 20 Applecross SHS Year 11 & 12 students competed in the annual Livelighter Upper School Badminton tournament held at Kingsway Indoor Stadium. Players competed against other government and non-government schools in a round robin format. Our 8 boys’ pairs and 2 girls’ pairs competed very well throughout the day and are to be commended on the excellent way they conducted themselves, in representing our school and for the outstanding standard of badminton they played.

Three of our boy’s pairs and one of our girl’s pairs finished top of their respective groups, making it through to the quarter finals. This in itself was a terrific effort given the large number of teams competing and the high standard of badminton being played.

All three boy’s pairs made it through to the semi-finals, defeating teams from Ursula Frayne, Mater Dei and St. Stephens schools. Our number 4 ranked pair of Daniel Jin and Kaey-Den Tan (Year 12) fought hard in their semi-final match, eventually losing to finalists St Georges. Whilst our number 5 ranked pair of Jayden Truong and Ryan Vincent (Year 11) met Applecross number 1 ranked pair, Jason Lee and Wei Wong (Year 12) in their semi-final clash. Jason and Wei winning that match and earning a place in the final against St. Georges Anglican Grammar School.

The Applecross boys put on an entertaining performance in the final, winning in two sets and are to be congratulated on the exceptional way they played throughout the tournament, finishing as overall winners of the boys competition.

Jason Lee and Wei Wong were awarded their winners trophies at the presentation ceremony that followed.

Well done to the entire 2017 Applecross Badminton team on the exceptional way they conducted themselves and the high standard of badminton played throughout the competition. Special mention to Shao Ping On (Year 11) for the great job he did officiating at the event.

Full results can be found on the Badminton Australia website by accessing the following link:

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Congratulations to all staff and students that made an effort to ride/walk or skate to school for national Ride to School Day.

It was great to see so many students taking advantage of the good weather and getting some exercise to meet the daily 60 minutes of exercise required for good health and well-being.

A big thank you to the Year 11 and 12 students that assisted on the day and a special thank you to Andy Saxton, Adam Coppard and Angie Hooten for their help.

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