Applecross Senior High School

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Applecross Senior High School
Applecross SHS, WA Logo.png
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Location
Ardross, W.A, Australia Australia
Information
Type Public, Co-educational, Day school
Established 1958
Principal Paul Leech
Enrolment 1,198 (30 June 2014)[1]
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Black, Green, Red & White
                   
Website

Applecross Senior High School is a public, co-educational High School, located in Ardross, a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

Founded in 1958,[2] it has traditionally been one of the top public high schools in the state of Western Australia, and consistently ranks academically within the top 10 non-selective secondary schools in the state.[3][4] Applecross has produced two Rhodes Scholars.[5]

Applecross runs dedicated art, tennis and chess programs, and has traditionally been dominant in these areas.[6][7][8][9] It also runs Academic Extension classes, for those students talented in the areas of English, Maths, Science, Society and Environment, French and Japanese.

History[edit]

The school was opened in 1958 to service the rapidly growing south-of-the-river suburbs of the city of Perth, Western Australia. From about 1999 to 2002 the school underwent renovations to improve its structure. Today, around 1,200 students from Years 8 to 12 attend the school.

The school had a significant upgrade starting with Stage I in 2011 when the relocation of the tennis courts. Stage II commenced in February 2012 when the then education minister Elizabeth Constable officially launched the construction of a new library, visual arts block, science laboratory, a tiered auditorium, cafeteria and administration block. The upgrade will take four years to complete and is estimated to cost A$56 million.[10]

School Crest[edit]

The school crest is a combination of a black swan, signifying the proximity to the Swan River, with a hand holding a scimitar, emerging from a five-pointed crown (“issuant from an eastern crown or, a dexter hand holding a scimitar, in fess all proper”), the family crest of Sir Alexander Matheson Bt of Lochalsh, founder of the suburb of Applecross.

Academics[edit]

The school has produced two Rhodes scholars: G. A. Robinson (1971) and Vinay Menon (2012).[11]

The school has performed consistently well in the WACE school rankings and is often the best performing amongst all of the public schools in the state.

Year % +75 in WACE[i] State ranking[ii] % +65 in WACE[iii] State ranking % graduation[iv]
2012 N/A >50 35.64 45 100[12]
2011 13.54 35 44.68 41 97.51[13]
2010 13.22 33 43.61 48 98.47[14]
2009 26 25 98.42[15]
  1. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 75 or above was achieved
  2. ^ Ranking of school compared to other schools in the state
  3. ^ Based on the number of Stage 3 course enrolments in the school where a WACE course score of 65 or above was achieved
  4. ^ Percentage of Year 12 cohort that graduated with a WACE certificate

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Education Department of Western Australia, Alphabetical List of Western Australian Schools
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  3. ^ "Better Education '08 WA School Ranking". Better Education Pty Ltd. 2009. Archived from the original on 12 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
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  5. ^ a b c "Western Australian Rhodes Scholars". Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Applecross special art student wins national gallery scholarship". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  7. ^ "Chirag to represent Australia in Chess". 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  8. ^ "Australian Schools Teams Championships, 10th - 11th December, 2005". Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Applecross a tennis ace". Melville Times. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  10. ^ "Upgrade moving ahead". Community Newspaper Group. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Western Australian Rhodes Scholars". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data". Government of Western Australia. 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data". Government of Western Australia. 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data". Government of Western Australia. 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Year 12 Student Achievement Data". Government of Western Australia. 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
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  23. ^ "Secular Humanism. A statement by Adele Horin". Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
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  27. ^ Sinclair-Jones, Michael (14 Nov 2011). "Two UWA medical graduates in national top 10". Campus Daily. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  28. ^ "Staff profile: Professor Graeme Robertson". Muresk Campus. Curtin University of Technology. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
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Coordinates: 32°02′S 115°50′E / 32.033°S 115.833°E / -32.033; 115.833