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

School Health Environment

Excursions

For every school sporting day, excursion or camp:

  • a minimum of one staff member capable of managing an acute asthma attack shall be present
  • parents/carers will be notified of their responsibility to ensure that their child has an adequate supply of appropriate medication
  • students shall be encouraged to continue taking their usual medications and to always carry their blue reliever puffer (Airomir, Asmol, Bricanyl or Ventolin) -* a large volume spacer and blue reliever puffer shall be carried in the offsite school First Aid Kit/Asthma First Aid Kit
  • a copy of the Asthma First Aid Steps will be carried in the offsite school First Aid Kit/Asthma First Aid Kit.

In addition, for every school camp:

  • parents/carers will be requested to update their child’s Student Asthma Records
  • a copy of Student Asthma Records will be kept in a central location and this information will be known and easily accessible to the staff responsible for each student with asthma
  • catering staff will be provided with a record of students known to have food allergies or have their asthma triggered by food or food additives
School Indoor Environment
  • Classrooms with carpets will be vacuumed twice a week.
  • Classrooms will be damp-dusted weekly.
  • Ceiling fans and heating vents will be cleaned regularly.
  • Low allergy/irritant cleaning agents shall be used for cleaning.
  • During the winter months cleaners shall check regularly for and remove mould.
  • No smoking is allowed within the school grounds.
  • The school encourages the use of non-aerosol deodorants.
School Outdoor Environment
  • A maintenance activity such as incinerator burns, lawn moving, and weed and insect sprays shall be carried out during out of school hours.
  • A low allergen garden shall be investigated for the school’s grounds.
  • On high pollen days students with an allergy to pollens shall have the option of remaining indoors.
  • Throughout winter students with asthma will have the option of remaining indoors on very cold days.
Psychological and Educational Wellbeing

Students with asthma will be encouraged to participate in all school activities. Students who appear to be unable to participate in all school activities due to their asthma, or who are frequently absent from school, shall be brought to the attention of the Student Services team so that strategies for intervention can be discussed.

School Physical Education
  • All students with asthma shall be encouraged to participate in sporting activities.
  • Students whose asthma is particularly troublesome or have experienced a recent flare-up may be exempt from sporting activities for the required of time.
  • Staff responsible for Physical Education will know and understand the steps involved in managing exercise-induced asthma, including pre-medicating, warming-up and the treatment of an acute asthma attack.
School Food Services

The canteen will stock additive free products.