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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.


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New Secondary School for Western Suburbs

New Secondary School for Western Suburbs

The Minister for Education, the Hon Peter Collier MLC, has announced that a new secondary school will be built on the former City Beach High School site. The new school will open for Year 7 students in 2020 and expand to Year 12 students by 2025.

The new City Beach College (planning name) will reduce enrolment pressure on our school, and is part of a plan to address secondary enrolment growth in the western suburbs.

Another part of the Government's announcement that may affect families at our school is the changes to the local intake areas for our school, Churchlands Senior High School and Shenton College to accommodate a local intake area for the new City Beach College.

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Dates for the School Term

Dates for the School Term

Students start on Tuesday 11 October.

Download our NEW School App and make sure you are up to date with how to notify the school about Student Absentees. If you are not sure how to go about it, this article outlines the steps.

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Holiday Drama Performance

Holiday Drama Performance

Earlier in the year, some Mount Lawley students were given the opportunity to participate in a specialist Physical Theatre training project. It’s called Drug Aware: Youth Move. The students are currently being trained in the Lecoq pedagogy, which aims to develop their skills at creating contemporary theatre through movement and improvisation.

 There will be a performance on 7th October in the School's Tricycle Theatre from 4-6pm to showcase the skills the students have gained, as well as a devised transposition of "A Clockwork Orange" to the stage. These artists look forward to sharing their creative discoveries with anyone who’d like to attend. 

A gold coin donation upon entry.

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Proposed Bus changes to Route 41 & 406 - Community consultation

Proposed Bus changes to Route 41 & 406 - Community consultation

As part of Transperth’s commitment to providing quality public transport to the Perth community, there are proposed changes to services in your local area.

Transperth is inviting comments on proposed changes to the Route 41 and 406 bus services. The changes involve extending the Route 406 bus service from Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley Campus to Maylands Station, and gathering feedback on the current trial deviation of the Route 41 bus service, also to Maylands Station.
Transperth staff will be present at the following locations for members of the public to discuss the changes:
The Rise - Saturday 1 October: 9am - 12pm
- Tuesday 4 October: 2.30pm - 6.30pm.
ECU Mt Lawley - Monday 3 October: 10am - 2pm.

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Girls Footy goes from Strength to Strength

Girls Footy goes from Strength to Strength

Some great football was played by our promising Year 7 and Year 8 young female football stars in what was a memorable football carnival held at Jubilee Reserve, Eden Hill, last Friday. This day was a celebration of female football with the aim of recognising the role girls and women play in making the game great...

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Scholarships for 2017

Scholarships for 2017

Scholarship applications for students attending Mount Lawley Senior High School in 2017 close Friday, 4 November 2016 at 3:30pm...

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Prestigious Music Scholarship Award

Prestigious Music Scholarship Award

The Perth Jazz Society, in partnership with The Ellington, WAYJO, and JazzWA, award the 'Alan Corbet Scholarship' (ACS). Established in memory of Alan Corbet, the ACS seeks to support the development of an emerging jazz artist through the awarding of a $1000 scholarship, to contribute to the artistic development of the chosen applicant. The scholarship is awarded annually and is decided by a panel of leading Western Australian jazz musicians.

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