Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS


Links Road
Western Australia


(P)+61 8 9314 9393


Important News

Important News

Pro Tour Girls Tennis Camp

On Friday the Year 8, 9 and 10 Special Tennis girls had a fantastic day out at the Annual Pro Tour Girls Tennis camp.

Year 12 Awards Assembly

The annual Year 12 Awards Assembly was held on Tuesday morning which was an opportunity to acknowledge the academic achievement of our students from 2019, as Year 11 students, in each of the Learning Areas.

House Tug of War Competition

Tuesday saw the first ever House Tug of War competition for our Year 7s. This competition will follow a round robin format and will happen each Tuesday at lunch time. So far Amity and Success are leading the way with two wins each. It is great to see so many of our students get involved.


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Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program



Proudly Offering Extension, Enrichment & Differentiation in the Visual Arts

The Gifted and Talented Education: Visual Arts program was established at Applecross Senior High School in 1968, it was the first program of its type in Western Australia, and celebrated 40 years of excellence in 2008. Our prestigious Visual Arts program produces graduates highly regarded by tertiary institutions and arts industry due to our tradition of excellence and reputation for success.

The program has an excellent retention record, and students enrolled at Year 7 level continue with their studies through to Year 12.

This unique Visual Arts program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of highly specialised studio disciplines during regular Saturday morning workshops conducted by professional artists and practicing crafts persons. Our student’s benefit from exhibiting their artwork and being involved in community art projects.

This differentiated curriculum offers the participant exposure to contemporary Visual Arts practice, current exhibitions, and collaborative involvement in studio workshops that provide a stimulating and supportive environment for the gifted and talented student. We help our students achieve their potential by encouraging them to conceptualise, explore sophisticated visual communication techniques, and develop a breadth and depth of personal investigation.




Please view our video gallery of Gifted and Talented Student Artwork.



Please view our Gifted and Talented Facebook Page for more information on our students' latest achievements.


Further information regarding the Department’s Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs can be found on the Department of Education website.

Special Art Awards for Excellence
Successful Gifted and Talented Visual Art program Graduates

Abdul Abdullah
Two time Archibald prize for portraiture Finalist. Abdul was named a Finalist in the prestigious Archibald prize for Portraiture for the second time in 2013. Abdul made headlines when he was first selected as a Finalist in 2011 as he was the youngest to ever become a Finalist, and the first Islamic artist to be represented in the history of the Award. Abdul graduated from the Gifted & Talented Visual Art Program in 2003.

Tom Alberts
Nationally and internationally acclaimed Painter.

Tane Andrews
Gifted Draughtsman & Fashion Designer. After graduating in 2003 Tane and fellow class member Kira Goodey developed their own highly successful fashion label. 'Of Cabbages & Kings', a label that has become very well known in the United Kingdom. Tane has also followed his interest in drawing and has had a number of highly successful gallery showings.

Professor Su Baker
Head of the School of Art – Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) – professional artist.

John Barnett

Mandy Brown

Bjorn Dolva
Nationally acclaimed Painter.

Michael Edwards
Architectural Illustrator.

Kira Goodey
Gifted Draughtsman & Fashion Designer. After graduating in 2003 Kira and fellow class member Tane Andrews developed their own highly successful fashion label. 'Of Cabbages & Kings', a label that has become very well known in the United Kingdom.

Mark Ho (Chi Kuen Ho)
Subject Award for TEE Art in 1996 (Top Student in Western Australia) - Graphic Designer – Design Lecturer at Curtin University of Technology. Worked as a Graphic Design Tutor in Special Art program at Applecross SHS for a number of years.

David Hummerston (father)
Editorial Counsellor for The West Australian.

Janet Hummerston (mother)
Head of Visual Art Department at Perth College.

Si Hummerston (son)
Professional Artist.

Rebecca Hutchens
Subject Award for TEE Art 2006 (Top Student in Western Australia), General Exhibition, Certificates of Distinction (Art and English Literature), Certificate of Excellence – studying Medicine at the University of Western Australia. Winner of the Rob Riley Award for Highest TEE Achievement for an Aboriginal Student 2006.

Michael Iwanoff
Lecturer in Visual Art at Curtin University of Technology.

Willaim Lee
Subject Award for TEE Art 2007 (Top Student in Western Australia), Certificate of Distinction in Art 2007.

Andre Lipscombe
Curator – City of Fremantle Art Collection.

Malcolm MacLean
Senior Creative Advertising – ‘303 Advertising’ - Perth.

Sandy McKendrick
Textile Artist / Puppeteer - Recognised as a ‘National Treasure’.

Raoul Marks
Emmy Award Winning Designer - Raoul has won two Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Main Title Designs in 2016 for The Man In The High Castle and in 2014 for the True Detective.  Raoul is based in Melbourne working with design firm Elastic.

Andrew Pollard
Cartographer – Mines Department of Western Australia.

Kylie Porter
Artist. Worked as a Painting Tutor at Applecross SHS in 2006.

Lindsay Pow
Painter – in numerous art collections across Australia including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Recognised as a ‘National Treasure’. Worked as Painting Tutor at Applecross SHS.

Elisha Quintal
Fashion Designer. Gained a considerable amount of exposure in the local fashion industry for her very popular label 'The Butcher & The Crow'. Elisha, who continues to develop her label, and also works as a Fashion design Lecturer at Challenger TAFE, graduated from the GATE Visual Art program in 2003.

Darryl Robeson

Professor Diane Stone PhD
Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Warwick University, United Kingdom.

Andrew Stumpfel

Wayne Vinten
Vinten Browning: Advertising Agency of the Year Award 2007.

Dustin Voggenreiter
QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards 2006 - named as one of the top 24 Artists under 24 years of age in Australia. Worked as a Photography Tutor at Applecross SHS in 2006.

David Woodland
Became an exhibiting ceramic artist and part time fine art lecturer at Curtin University of Technology. Since 1999, David has worked as an Art Director and Matte Painter in Feature Film visual effects in Sydney and London.