From the Principal
Welcome to the website of Mount Lawley Senior High School, one of the premier public schools in Western Australia. Founded in 1955, Mount Lawley SHS has served its community through the provision of high quality programs over many years and boasts an impressive alumni.
Mount Lawley SHS is a school that values Achievement, Excellence, Tolerance, Respect, Perseverance and Learning. It offers a range of programs including Gifted and Talented Languages and the Specialist Visual and Performing Arts course. These are popular and entry is competitive. The school has academic extension classes in Year 8-10 and offers upper-school students a wide range of subjects. It is the only school in WA to offer the Certificate IV in Music in partnership with the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
If enjoys significant parent support through an active P&C Association and a number of parent committees associated with programs. Parents play a real role in the school, including managing the most successful art auction conducted in a WA public school.
The school encourages students to develop as whole people and to make a contribution to improving the opportunities of those less fortunate. The Community Service Program continues to be offered despite it no longer being a factor in graduation. The Rotary Club of Mount Lawley is proud to support this program. In 2010 the school has established a relationship with the 4 September Secondary School in Dili, Timor and students conduct fund raising activities to assist the school.
Students at Mount Lawley SHS also enjoy a holistic program. There are opportunities to represent the school in a range of sports, participate in the arts and join the Bush Rangers Cadets. In their schooling program they are supported by a dedicated Student Services Team who are able to provide specialist assistance. The team assist students engage in their schooling.
Students are able to participate in a range of inter-state and international study tours. Language students are able to visit our sister schools in China whilst other tours visit Malaysia and Europe. Music students take part in inter-state festivals and S&E students can visit the national capital.
Mount Lawley SHS cares about students and has a stable and experienced staff. Its students achieve well and are able to enter a full range of post-school pathways. The aim of the school is to have its graduates reflect on their learning journey and say with pride "I am pleased to have attended Mount Lawley SHS, a place of learning excellence".
Mr Milton Butcher
We have again attracted a high standard of varied art works including paintings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, glassworks and ceramics, allowing buyers the opportunity to bid on affordable, stunning pieces from Western Australian artists.