Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Robocup State Finals

In early August, seven Applecross students were entered into the Perth State Robocup Challenge. There were a variety of competitions and we entered both the Open Maze category and the Novice Performance Category.

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The Applecross SHS Music Department presents Paragon

Come watch our talented Year 11s and 12s perform, both CONTEMPORARY and CLASSICAL, SOLOS and small GROUP ITEMS.

 

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In early August, seven Applecross students were entered into the Perth State Robocup Challenge. There were a variety of competitions and we entered both the Open Maze category and the Novice Performance Category.

The students who entered the Maze competition narrowly missed out on the state finals on the Saturday last weekend however our three girls; Caitie and Kayla Perkins along with Greer Hannaford all qualified for the finals.

They performed exceptionally well after a lot of planning and implementing on their robots was carried out over the months leading up to the competition. On the day it was executed exceptionally well and as a result they finished top of their division! A fantastic achievement by them and they are looking forward to the Nationals this coming Semester. Best of luck girls!

Anthony Murphy - Science Teacher

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page

Come watch our talented Year 11s and 12s perform, both CONTEMPORARY and CLASSICAL, SOLOS and small GROUP ITEMS.

 

 

Our whole school community is very proud of the efforts of six very capable young women who represented Applecross Senior High School at the Mock Trials on Thursday night. Our team had finished 10th from 124 teams in the qualifying rounds but lost in a close contest 155.5 points to 151 points against Chisholm College in the first round of the finals. The efforts of team were particularly meritorious considering Chisholm College were the overall winner in 2017. Congratulations to Mr Silberstein and our team on the night of Cassy Chelvan, Tahlia Butterfill, Natasha Chin, Hannah De Fonseka, Carolyn Roe and Valija Hani. Our reserves were Andrew Lim and Kathy Deng. We also received great help from our lawyer coach Cory Fogliani. We look forward to competing again in 2019.

Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator

 

 

We are egg-static to announce the success of the Applecross Senior High School’s Hardboiled Humanities competition!

In honour of HASS week the team decided we would hold an egg decorating competition amongst all year levels – to celebrate famous historical figures.

The entries have egg-ceded our wildest dreams, with many students scrambling to get their entries completed on time!
The HASS office is swamped with amazingly creative and imaginative egg personalities. We can hardly fit all the eggs in one basket. World leaders such as Queen Elisabeth and Barack Obama grace us with their presence, as well as famous minds from science and geography- Newton, Einstein and Earheart, to name a few. We have also welcomed back the home grown legend- Ned Kelly and the Endeavour has sailed into port with Captain Cook aboard. Cleopatra and Troy’s Trojan Horse have travelled from antiquity as well. The lucky finalists will be on display in the library from next week- students will then vote for their favourite egg-sonality. Voting details will be announced via the bulletin. A huge thank you to all the students and staff who took part in this egg-cellent competition and made it such success.

Kirstin Woodard - HASS Teacher

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

On Tuesday, Japanese students and their Applecross host students went to Caversham Wildlife Park to meet Australian wild life up close and personal. The Japanese students were excited to meet our famous fauna for the first time.

 

Sumika Nishikawa - Japanese Teacher

 

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

On Monday, we had a cultural event where the Japanese students wore their Yukata (Japanese traditional clothing) and sang songs in Japanese and English. We also invited Taiko (Japanese drum) performers and Judo (a Japanese martial art) performers. Our students enjoyed watching the demonstrations and gained a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

Thank you to the 'Taiko On' performers and Mr Coret for their participation.

Sumika Nishikawa - Japanese Teacher

 

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Thanks to Ms Howroyd, we were able to continue our celebration of HASS Week by inviting Alysia Kepert ( Principal Consultant - Agricultural Education) and Graham McAlpine ( Natural Resource Management and a Project Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture Program) to talk to five Year 9 classes. Year 9’s are currently studying about Biomes and Food Security in their HASS Geography classes. Students were able to learn about these topics as well receive some interesting information about possible careers in Agriculture, the importance of soil and bees, as well other aspects of farming in WA.

It was a very worthwhile experience for students to hear from experts in the field.

 

Brad Snell ( HASS Teacher)

To kick off the celebrations for HASS week (30 July – 3 August), we awarded these amazing nine students today with their Australian History Competition certificates.

 

During Term 2, each of the lower school AE HASS classes took part in the Australian History Competition, comprising of up to 50 multiple choice history questions. The competition involves hundreds of students Australia-wide with many of these coming from academic extension and gifted and talented cohorts.

 

Applecross Senior High students once again excelled in their performance, with a total of nine students from Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 all achieving a High Distinction result. This equates to being in the top 3 or 4 % of the national student population who took part in the competition.

 

The nine students were Sylvia Diep, Oliver Cooper, Elizabeth Bullard, Lachlan Bridgland, Zach Iskander, Harry Edgar, Rohanna Perez, Kate Loveday, and Aidan Hathway. All of them are pictured here and pleased with their certificates!

 

Mr Ben Kelly - HASS Teacher

 

Reminder: Students commence Term 3 on Wednesday, 18th July 2018.

 

 

Congratulations to Applecross Blue (our Year 12 team) who finished 11th out of 124 teams in the first round of the Mock Trial. They will be the Defence Team against John XXIII College in the week beginning July 23rd. Unfortunately some of the team were on an English excursion today but we have Carolyn, Val and Andrew pictured along with their coach Lachlan Silberstein. This is the first team in the six years we have been competing we have reached the final sixteen teams.

 

181 trials were staged in Round 1, including two at the Bunbury Court House and three at Mandurah Court House. 87 individual volunteers adjudicated for the Law Society this year, and some have presided over several trials.

 

There were 124 teams in this year’s program with1302 students taking part. All the students competed in a spirit of friendly competition. There were 23 teams that won all three of their trials.

 

Well done to the Year 12’s but the three other teams also did exceptionally well.

 

Also, Shaneli Dias, former Applecross SHS mock trial participate, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Law and Society), is also featured on page 19 of the The University of WA 2019 Course Guide.

 

Brad Snell - Year 12 Coordinator

 

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