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Welcome to Mount Lawley Senior High School

Located in Perth, Western Australia, and with almost 1,600 students, our school campus comprises a Middle School, for Years 7, 8 and 9, and a Senior School for Years 10, 11 & 12.

Established in 1955, we have a vibrant and supportive parent community, and a staff dedicated to providing our students with the best possible education - both academically, and in other aspects of life experience.

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For details about reunions, our Alumni Newsletter and more.

Upcoming reunions we are aware of:


The Old '55 Annual Reunion:

Held at the Charles Hotel (509 Charles Street North Perth) on the 5 May at 5:55pm each year.

The Class of 1959 (aka Old 55) meets informally every year at 5:55 p.m. on 5 May. The date and time was chosen as "all the fives" to represent 1955, the year of the first intake of students to Mount Lawley SHS. Modern terminology now refers to the original intake as "foundation" students and "foundation" teachers. Most people attending the reunion turn up nearer to 7:00. Most people stay for less than three hours. The evening usually attracts from 50 to 60 ex-students. The evening is really low key! There are no speeches and there is no organisation. Mingle! Some students from the Class of 1972 always join us. They are also "Old 55" as they were born in 1955.


Mount Lawley SHS 60th Anniversary BBQ & Reunion

Friday 4 December 2015 - All Alumni welcome!

An opportunity for all past students and staff to celebrate the school's 60th Anniversary. Further details will follow.


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Year 9 Parent Information Evening

Year 9 Parent Information Evening

An Information Evening is being held for parents of Year 9 students. The evening will outline the details of all Year 10 Courses for students in 2016. Topics will include Senior School subjects, pathways and organisational structure. ALL PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. Tuesday 18 August 2015, 7.00 pm ...

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A Word About OLNA

A Word About OLNA

It is a requirement that all students who do not achieve Band 8 or higher in NAPLAN are required to pass the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessments in order to be eligible for a WACE. A letter went home with the last school report that indicated which areas of OLNA have been satisfied and which areas still need to be achieved. Students who are yet to satisfy all requirements for OLNA will be required to sit the OLNA during Weeks 7 and 8 of this term. The first day of OLNA testing will be 31st August. Information about the tests will be forwarded to students ...

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Middle School AFL – Eagles Cup Country Challenge

Middle School AFL – Eagles Cup Country Challenge

On a cold morning on Tuesday the 28th of July 30 boys from the Middle School piled into the school bus for the long trip down to Australind (just North of Bunbury). Drizzling rain and horrible traffic (it took 30min to get past the city) were an early dampener on the day, but it wasn’t too long until the bus pulled into the playing fields ...

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Ancient History Students & the Valley of the Kings

Ancient History Students & the Valley of the Kings

Today Mount Lawley SHS was privileged to have Professor Susanne Bickel from Switzerland visit and talk about her work in the Valley of The Kings in Egypt. Professor Bickel is on her way to Macquarie University, NSW, as the “2015 Janet Gale Visiting Fellow in the Doctorate program”. The fact that we were able to secure her to talk to our Ancient History students was a real and thoroughly engaging ...

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Valerie Validates Year 7

Valerie Validates Year 7

Valerie Weisler a 17 year old student from New York, U.S.A, the founder and CEO of The Validation Project, presented to Mount Lawley SHS's Year 7's on Friday, 30th July. Valerie shares her story to help young people increase their resilience and to encourage young people to use their passions and skills to make valuable contributions to their community ...

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Magnificent Millstream 2015

Magnificent Millstream 2015

The second week of the July holidays saw 14 of our Bush Ranger Cadets and 6 Instructors travel to the Pilbara to work with the Rangers of Millstream-Chichester National Park. It was a 3 day journey to get there and a 3 day journey home, and a magnificent experience for the whole group. Our Cadets were hosted by the Department of Parks & Wildlife Rangers at Millstream, where we got to live for a week in their shoes, learn from them, and in return we participated in a range of environmental tasks to help their management of the park ...

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Woolworths Earn & Learn 2015

Woolworths Earn & Learn 2015

This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school. From Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 8th September, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers ...

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