This month on SchoolTV – Raising Girls

Raising girls in today’s modern world can be a difficult path for parents and carers to navigate. These days, girls are transitioning to puberty a lot earlier than they used to and the physical, psychological and emotional changes they experience are challenging. As a result, by mid-adolescence, girls are twice as likely to develop mood … Read more

SPECIAL REPORT: Vaping & E-Cigarettes

Vaping is becoming a trendy pastime that is growing in popularity across Australia, especially amongst teenagers. It is the act of inhaling a vapour created by an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. Many teenagers are succumbing to peer pressure around this risk-taking activity due to the ease of accessing and hiding vapes. They are often cheaper … Read more

Interschool Swimming Carnival

On Friday 19th March, Applecross SHS competed in the A Division Interschool Swimming carnival at HBF stadium.  The Applecross students performed admirably and consistently displayed the ability to give their personal best and mutual respect.  We had several successful races on the day, including outstanding performances from some of our individual members.  Whilst all members … Read more

Podium Finish – Have Sum Fun

On Friday night, the Year 7 and 8 teams finished on the podium at the end of the night. We also had another success the previous Friday night, with our Upper School team finishing in 2nd place. Congratulations to our Have Sum Fun teams, a remarkable achievement.

Japan Club – Eisaa Dance

In Japan Club this term students are practicing a traditional Okinawan form of dancing, Eisaa. Eisaa dancers usually play three different kinds of drums while dancing, and the students have made small drums for themselves. The Year 7 students tried the most popular Eisaa dance, Mirukumunari, in Japanese class, as shown in this video. For … Read more

Poetry Day

In celebration of International Poetry Day on Sunday the 21st March, Mrs Raich’s Year 8 AE English class have placed a display in the library of their best poem from their first assessment. Some are linked to historical events, some to family traditions, and there are reverse poems also included. Please come along to the … Read more

Lions Club Youth of the Year

The school is very proud of the efforts of Year 11 Ryan Ewington in reaching the final eight of the Lions Club Youth of the Year for the District after winning the heat at the Booragoon Club. The majority of the final eight contestants were either University students or in Year 12. Despite performing very … Read more

National Day of Action Against Bullying

Friday 19th March was National Day of Action against Bullying. In the lead up to this important day, our students have been involved in a number of anti-bullying activities. These have included a presentation to Year 8s from BullyZero, students signing an anti-bullying pledge, and the “Avenue of Affirmation”, where students had the opportunity to … Read more

House Swimming Carnival Results

Applecross SHS held its House Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 24th February on what was a beautiful day. The participation level was outstanding, and there were some keenly contested races with exciting finishes and great individual and team efforts. Students had an exciting noodle race at recess which generated great excitement amongst houses. The teachers felt … Read more

Year 12 Assembly

This morning we held the Final Assembly for our Year 12 students. Congratulations to those students who won subject awards today. Congratulations also to our Year 12 Councillors for their tireless work around the school this year. Subject Award Winners The Arts Presented by Stephen Armitstead Design ATAR Kyla Almeida & Kate Loveday Design General … Read more