Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

New Signage and Seating installed at AXSHS

We have recently had new signage and seating installed. The signage presents an overview of the school and students will certainly enjoy the new seating areas during break time.  Our gardeners have been very busy in the grounds which we all agree are looking fabulous. During the next holidays mor


Year 12 Mentoring Experience

The Year 12 Career & Enterprise ATAR classes have participated in very successful mentoring sessions with Year 7 and 8 students recently (Year 8 - Ms Reidy-Crofts' Health Class and Year 7 - Ms McDonald's English class).  The Year 12 students described their life at high school to the junior s

Ex-AXSHS Student's Success with Animal Assisted Therapy

Congratulations to Tara Lord, 2016 student, who completed her Certificate III in Disability Support last year whilst at school. 

It is wonderful to see Tara has been so successful.


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Approved Specialist Program

Specialist Tennis

The Specialist Tennis program offered at Applecross Senior High School was the first approved tennis program of its kind in Western Australia. The program is offered at our school to students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 and Physical Education Studies (Tennis) in Years 11 and 12.

Selected students will complete two courses per year, one per semester. Each course involves four hours per week of both practical on-court, and theoretical instruction in all aspects of the game.

The Specialist Tennis program offers tournament participation, school representation, interstate and international travel and competition, lectures and instruction from former touring professionals and accreditation in coaching, umpiring and sports medicine.

The program has been formally endorsed by the Department of Education and Tennis West and caters for tournament players.

Students wishing to be considered for the course must pass a skills appraisal and be involved in regular coaching, pennant and tournament participation. Classes are strictly limited to twenty four students. Selection trials are conducted in March, May and July, or by appointment should vacancies still exist.


Download the application form for 2017.

Download the application form for 2018.



Testing dates for 2018 Applications are Thursday March 9 2017, Thursday May 25th 2017 and Thursday 27 July 2017.


Three Applecross Senior High School students, who

are part of the school’s Approved Specialist Program

in Tennis, received the training session of a

lifetime when they interviewed tennis great Todd Woodbridge.

Click here to read the full article.


Please view our Specialist Tennis Facebook Page for more information on our students' latest achievements.


Where can the Special Tennis Program take you? 

Some Past students:

Brydan Klein (2002) 2007 Junior Australian Open Champion, ITF Junior World #4, Australian Davis Cup representative, ATP player


Bojana Bobusic (2000 – 2004) Junior Wimbledon, Junior Australian Open participation, Member of Australian 14 and under World Youth Team, Junior Fed Cup Team, USA College Tennis Graduate University of California. WTA player and Australian Open participant


Brittany Sheed (2008) WTA Tour competitor, member of AIS Pro touring team, AIS Scholarship holder, Junior and Senior Grand Slam competitor, Australian 18 and under National Champion 2007.


Ryan Sceats (1998 – 2002) Australian 16 and under representative, #1 ranked 14 and under junior in Australia, #1 player at University of Hawaii, USA College Tennis Scholarship.


Nina Catovic (2007 – 2011) 2008 December Showdown winner girls 14’s singles

WTA ranking

2015 WA State League Most Valuable player


Rhys Johnson (2007 – 2011) 50 ranked Australian Male. WA State League Champion and Most Valuable Player. Current USA College Tennis Scholarship holder University of Vanderbilt

Ranked #1 NCAA doubles 2015

ATP points holder.


Astra Sharma (2008 – 2012) 2 X ITF junior tournament winner.

2015 ITF Futures tournament winner Egypt

2015 NCAA Division 1 tournament MVP for Vanderbilt (USA)

2015 NCAA Division 1 winner for Vanderbilt University

WTA points holder


Scott Jones (2011 – 2012)

Member of Australian U14 World Youth Team.

Semi finalist boys doubles 2016 Australian Open.


Applecross students have gone on to play on the ATP & WTA tours, gain USA college tennis scholarships, become accredited and highly respected tennis coaches, and participate in Men’s and Ladies State League Pennant.


Current students and their current West Australian ranking for age:


Talia Gibson #1

Shanelle Iaconi #2

Ella Nurkic #5



Skye Royall #2

Madeleine Yeats #5

Kendrick Chia #7

Matthew Burton #8



Reuben Giorgio #1

Casey Tay #3

Xinyi Zheng #5

Nigel Lee #5

Oscar Giorgio #6



Tara Gilich #3

Luna Jokanovic #4

Jack Hodgkinson #7



Madelaine Muller-Hughes #1

Stevan Ilic #2

Ellyse Wilson #3

Hayley Burton #4

Kaylene Chong #5

Siddhant Mathankar #5

Nikola Losic #7



Lara Vujasinovic #1

Olivia Mann #3

Tom Golden #11

Austin Vos #12



Gurkawal Bajaj #8