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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Contact Applecross SHS

Mobile Phone Policy

The school recognises that there are times when it is genuinely appropriate and useful for students to have access to a mobile phone - for example, to contact parents in emergencies, to confirm or change a collection time after drama or music rehearsals or sports practice. It is not necessary, nor acceptable, for mobiles phones to be switched on or used during school lessons. They can be a distraction to students, a disruption to classes and they also pose a security problem. As a result, students are discouraged from bringing them to school.

Any student, who is feeling unwell at school and needs to go home, must arrange this through the nurse in the Health Centre. Under no circumstances may students use mobiles to contact home and make arrangements to leave.

The following policy applies with respect to mobile phones:

  • as a general rule, mobile phone use by students should only be in cases of emergency or genuine need
  • courtesy, consideration of and respect for others, are paramount at all times
  • they are brought to and kept at school, and used entirely at their owner’s risk. The school cannot accept any responsibility for theft, loss, damage or health effects (potential or actual) resulting from mobile phone use. Students and parents should recognise, however, that mobile phones are highly prized targets for theft and, accordingly, phones should always be stored in a safe and secure place
  • parents and students should ensure that mobile phones are properly and adequately insured as personal property
  • mobile phones must be switched off during lessons, care group and private study times or if they are stored in a locker. They should not be used in any manner or place that is disruptive to the normal routines of the school or to other people. Usage includes the sending and receiving of text messages or data, playing games and use as calculators
  • non-observance or breach of these rules will result in the mobile phone being confiscated and privileges restricted or withdrawn. If the mobile phone is confiscated, it will need to be collected from Student Services at the end of the school day. This occurence will be recorded and on the third occasion a parent will be asked to collect the mobile phone after school. It will not be released to the student. Staff cannot accept any responsibility for a mobile phone during the period in which it is confiscated
  • mobile phones are not to be brought into examinations.

 

For support with cybersafety please visit https://www.esafety.gov.au/