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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:


Reunion for Graduating Class of 1971

17 April 2015 at the Inglewood Hotel at 7pm ... Contact Art for further details.


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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ANZAC Day 2015

ANZAC Day 2015

On Friday, 24 April 2015 the school conducted its annual ANZAC Day Commemoration. The keynote address was delivered by Mr Arthur Leggett, OAM, ED. At 96 years of age, Arthur remains a firm favourite of the student cohort with his wit, sense of humour and generous spirit. As well as the Centenary of the landing at Gallipoli, 2015 represents 70 years since he was repatriated from captivity by the Germans during World War II ...

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Visit From Australia's Chief Justice

Visit From Australia's Chief Justice

On Tuesday, 21 April 2015, the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon Robert French, AC visited the school. This was his second visit since his appointment and His Honour met with the Year 12 Mock Trial Team. He talked to them about their future aspirations and the conduct of a trial ... He also spoke to the Years 11/12 Political and Legal Studies classes

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Premier's ANZAC Student Tour to Gallipoli 2015

Premier's ANZAC Student Tour to Gallipoli 2015

Earlier this week, Monroe (Year 12) arrived in Turkey as a part of the Premiers ANZAC Student Tour 2015. For the past few days he has been walking the battlefields of Gallipoli and undertaking a history and cultural study tour focussing on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale and Istanbul. "This tour has opened my eyes to the truth of Gallipoli" (Monroe, speaking online from Turkey today). On Saturday, Monroe will join the Anzac Centenary commemorations at ANZAC Cove ...

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China Tour

China Tour

The Languages Learning Area has a group of students touring China during the school holidays. The students have been immersing themselves in Chinese culture and language, seeing some fabulous sights and visiting one of our Chinese sister schools. As for lunch ...

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SVAPA in London

SVAPA in London

The school's Specialist Visual & Performing Arts program is currently conducting a tour in London and Paris. They will be taking in a wide variety of experiences during their journey. You can follow their adventures through the SVAPA Tour blog. An excerpt from their first day in London: We started the day off by visiting Westminster Abbey. As soon as we walked in we were amazed by its size and detail. We were shown ...

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National Schools Constitutional Convention

National Schools Constitutional Convention

The 2015 National Schools Constitutional Convention is the end of a journey that begins with state and regional conventions held around the country. 15 Western Australian delegates were chosen to attend this convention held in Old Parliament House in March. Chaz (Year 12) was one of those delegates, representing Mount Lawley Senior High School. While in Canberra he discussed and debated the checks and balances in the Australian Constitution and ...

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Entertainment Books for Our Chaplain

Entertainment Books for Our Chaplain

Recent federal funding cuts to the School Chaplaincy program here at Mount Lawley SHS have put greater emphasis on the need to fundraise to support Andrew's work in the school. One of our important fundraisers is the Entertainment Books. So if you are planning to get one, then please consider placing your order through us ...

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