Positive relationships with students are developed by our experienced staff’s stability and long term commitment to the school. Clearly articulated expectations for behaviour result in a calm and respectful tone and students who are engaged in their learning.
We have an experienced Student Services team who support and work in partnership with parents. The team consists of a Student Services Manager, Chaplain, Community Nurse, School Psychologist, Year Coordinators, and a Youth Worker. They provide students with academic support and monitoring, counselling, health and well-being advice, and mentoring.
There are five Year Coordinators; one for each Year group. They have a specific responsibility for developing within their students a strong sense of belonging, self worth, civic responsibility, cooperation, justice and community. They know what is going on in their students’ school life on a daily basis. The Year Coordinator is often the first point of contact when a parent wishes to communicate with the school.
The House System at Applecross Senior High School is an important part of pastoral care for all students. It provides students with a sense of belonging, comradery and identity during their time at Applecross. The House System offers each student a wonderful opportunity to get to know and make new friends.
When a student enrols at Applecross Senior High School they are allocated to one of the four Houses. They remain in that House while they are studying at Applecross. Students and staff are equally divided into the four houses.
Students are provided with a range of cooperative and competitive cultural and sporting activities to participate, learn new skills and gain confidence. House points are awarded through the following:
House point slip, Student of the Month, Care Group House Competitions, Year Group House Competitions, National level competition award, State or local level competition award, Athletics and Swimming Carnivals.
There are four Houses at Applecross Senior High School:
Named after the ship, Amity, that established the first British settlement at King George Sound in Western Australia. The party, under the command of Major Edmund Lockyer, landed at present day Albany on 26 December 1826.
House colour: Red
Named after the twenty six gun frigate, HMS Challenger, which was the first ship to arrive in a fleet of three ships sent out from Britain to establish a colony at the Swan River in Western Australia.
House colour: Blue
Named after the ship, HMS Investigator, which explored the coastline of Western Australia. The voyage of discovery occurred during the period 1801 – 1803, under the command of Captain Matthew Flinders.
House colour: Green
Named after the twenty eight gun frigate, HMS Success, which explored the Swan River and Western Australia under the command of Captain James Stirling in 1829.
House colour: Yellow
Yr 5 parents are invited to attend an information evening re Year 7 2015 on Monday 29 July @ 6.45pm
Parents are invited to attend the launch of our new policy “A Shared Concern Approach to Bullying” on Thursday 20 June @ 6.45pm in the school staff room.
RSVP to Karen.Calway@education.wa.edu.au by 17 June.
Yr 10 parents are invited to attend subject specific sessions on Tuesday 18 June @ 6.30pm
Next meeting will be held on Monday 17th June @ 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.