Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

The Wheel Turns

Long ago, in the far distant times of the mid twentieth century, 1958 to be exact, the first cohort of students entered Applecross Senior High School as Year 8 students, or ‘First Years’ as they were then called.

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Congratulations Neasa Flynn

Congratulations to Neasa Flynn who recently represented Western Australia in the U16 Australian Hockey Championships which formed part of the 2017 Pacific School Games.  As a result of her efforts, Neasa has been selected in the Australian U16 Girls Hockey Team, which will be touring South Africa

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Bullying Policy

Bullying refers to any behaviour which acts against the fundamental rights of another to feel safe and to be treated with respect. Bullying behaviours may be physical, verbal, visual or social in nature and may be conducted by an individual or a group and may be directed against any individual in a less powerful position and unable to defend themselves in a given situation. It is the severity as well as the frequency of the behaviour that is of concern.

We define bullying as systematic, repeated and deliberate negative actions towards an individual or individuals that are designed to hurt, create discomfort or embarrass.

Bullying can undermine a child’s wellbeing and ability to learn, and with this in mind, the Applecross Senior High School community is taking a proactive approach to this issue. We aim to provide school members with a safe and secure environment, where bullying is an unacceptable behaviour and action will be taken to eliminate this behaviour.

Underpinning our policy is the Health Promoting Schools Framework, which ensures a whole school approach to bullying is taken, and recognises that bullying can be tackled by the child, parents, school staff and community members. Parents can expect to be informed of on-going bullying so that they can work with the school to solve the issue.

Prevention practices will be used in order to minimise the incidence of bullying at Applecross Senior High School. The school addresses bullying and cyber-bullying as part of the curriculum and informs students on procedures and expectations.

If bullying does occur, students will receive mediation via a "Shared Concern Approach" to problem-solve the unacceptable behaviour. Further, the school encourages and promotes positive student behaviour through its curriculum and behaviour management policy. The "Applecross Senior High Chooses Respect" program aims to instill the values of mutual respect and personal best. Students are expected to set goals and work together to achieve positive learning outcomes.

Our aims:

  • To implement and maintain a whole school approach to address the problem of bullying
  • To increase self-esteem and to build self-efficacy
  • To enhance learning readiness and the learning environment
  • To empower students to be proactive in problem solving associated with bullying
  • To heighten the awareness of bullying at a whole school level

Bullying behaviour can occur by the following means: Physical, verbal, electronic, gesture, extortion, exclusion or indirect bullying.

Bullying is not: Mutual conflict or single episodes of nastiness or random acts of aggression.

What should students do if they are bullied? Students should report bullying behaviours (whether as a subject of bullying or as a bystander) to their teacher, year coordinator or any staff member they feel comfortable with. At home, students should disclose the bullying incident to a parent or guardian, who can then inform the appropriate year coordinator. In the case of cyber-bullying, parents are requested to inform police and their service provider. Students must not delete any information they receive as it can be used as evidence against the perpetrator.