Applecross Senior High School had its genesis in the population explosion experienced in Western Australia during the 1950s. In 1957 construction commenced on the main body of the school referred to as the ‘H’ block. Tennis courts and a grassed oval were laid out to the south of the ‘H’ block. The school was officially opened on 10 February 1958 with a total enrolment of 583 students. By 1961, the student population had increased to 1420 and in order to cater for this growth in student numbers, the State Government approved successive building and extension programs for the school.
The Manual Arts building, the Canteen and Caretaker’s Cottage had been built by late 1961. This was followed by a swimming pool funded through the Parents & Citizens Association (P&C) in 1963. The Science wing was added in 1965, followed by the Prevocational Centre in 1969, the Gymnasium (Stallwood Hall) and Library in 1971. The Ceramics Centre was built in 1975, followed by additions to the Library and the Prevocational Centre and the conversion of several classrooms for new uses in 1981. Finally, the Art Centre was built in 1987 after fire had destroyed the Art classrooms, the Performing Arts Centre (funded by the P&C) was added in 1991 and the Administration wing was completed in 1999.
The original 1959 garden design by renowned landscape architect, John Oldham, served the school well and remains in evidence with the large number of fully mature native trees. However, many aspects of the original plantings have changed or disappeared during the life of the school. The current landscape of the school is under review and will be redesigned to complement the modern state-of-the-art facilities.
Next meeting will be held on Monday 20th May @ 7.30pm in the staffroom.
Access from Links Rd.
All new parents are encouraged to attend.
The 2013 Calendar of Events can be found in the NEWS tab.
Term 2 concludes for students on Friday 5th July. Term 3 commences for students on Tuesday 23rd July.
In Terms 2 & 3 the shop is open each Monday 1pm to 4pm, and Wednesday 8am to 11.30am.
Due to the building project the main car park is now out of use. Parents are asked to drop off & pick up either on Ardessie St or Links Rd. The front driveway is NOT a kiss & drive zone.