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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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Foodbank 2015 School Food Appeal

Foodbank 2015 School Food Appeal

From 2nd – 19th June, Mount Lawley SHS will be collecting cans/packets of healthy food items for the Foodbank 2015 School Food Appeal. Through the School Food Appeal, Foodbank is asking students to donate healthy winter foods such as soups, canned meals, tuna and other tinned fish and canned fruits and vegetables – basically all non-perishable packaged foods. All donations should be brought to Student Services and placed in the big red bins in Suzie’s office. The problem of food insecurity and hunger ...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream 2015

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2015

Congratulations to Dr Dale Irving, Natalie Diggins, Fiona O'Shae and the 2015 Year 8 SVAPA class for yet another excellent production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For over twelve years it has become a rite of passage and tradition that the Year 8 SVAPA cohort dive straight into a shortened version of the wonderful play. Over that time we have had so many different concepts but the students continue to take the challenge ...

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony

The student leadership group of the Middle School (Years 7 – 9) attended the United States of America’s Memorial Day ceremony at Kings Park on Monday, 25 May 2015. Memorial Day is the equivalent of ANZAC Day in the Australian context. It is a time when the US pays tribute to its citizens, those men and women, who fell in the service of their country across the conflicts of the world through time ...

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A Message to Primary School From Year 7

A Message to Primary School From Year 7

97 of our Year 7 students have participated in a video message to the students from their old primary schools. The video looks at the transition from being a primary school student to starting high school, and looks at the sort of things our Year 7's have enjoyed since starting at Mount Lawley. The video is just under 4 minutes long, and will be used as part of our visits to our local primary schools ...

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Lawley's Food Revolution

Lawley's Food Revolution

Friday May 15th 2015 was Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day. Jamie Oliver wants to encourage food education for all students. On this day, students all over the world were encouraged to cook along with Jamie and the video which he released that morning. At Mount Lawley SHS, Year 8 and 9 students joined together to prepare the "Squash it Sandwich”.

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School Tour Video Updated

School Tour Video Updated

If you can't make one of our school tours, then why not see our students in action on our updated School Tour video. The video takes you on a journey around the school, introducing both the Middle School and the Senior School, and shows of a number of the extra-curricular activities our students can get involved in. If you would like to join us on a face-to-face tour, you can make bookings online ...

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'Issues Associated with Miscarriages of Justice' talk by John Button

'Issues Associated with Miscarriages of Justice' talk by John Button

On the 13th of the May, Gabby, Sophia, and Lulu from the year 11 Politics and Law class went to see a presentation by Mr. John Button, for the Politics and Law Educators Association of Western Australia on his experiences related to a miscarriage of justice in the Western Australian legal system in the 1960's. Mr Button was falsely accused and convicted of wilful murder of his girlfriend, Rosemary Anderson ...

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