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Mount Lawley Senior High School offers a range of disciplines within the Arts learning area.
This includes the selective Special Visual And Performing Arts (SVAPA) program in Middle School.
The Arts is about creativity and expression.
We develop individuality by exploring authentic ideas, providing students with the skills to transform them into a reality for all to see, hear and experience.
We make learning accessible, fun, rewarding, thought provoking and meaningful.
We want to excite students to think, create and perform.
We aspire to lessen ignorance, embrace other cultures, listen, observe with open hearts and minds, experiment and transform.
We inspire our students to want to learn.
Our programs are unique, rich, challenging and contemporary. We believe in the heart and mind. We understand the intellect and emotional realms. We understand that 'one size does not fit all' and are committed to providing an Arts education which embraces diversity, multiple intelligences and key concepts which develop students potential.
We understand that developing skill takes time and practice. We understand that taking risks is challenging but we are there to support and guide. We understand the whole person and the individual. We are leaders in contemporary innovation and our standards are first class.
We aim to continually inspire our future generation of creative thinkers.
Our staff are talented, professional, supportive, dedicated, passionate, experienced and inspirational. We are interested in being contemporary and critical. We are interested in new ideas and getting students to look beyond themselves to explore. We are interested in diverse activities, new platforms of expression, ideas and risk-taking, as well as, promoting self-discovery.
Our vision is to engineer the imagination, by developing aesthetic awareness and visual sensibilities.
We wish to continually inspire creative and original thought, in our quest to transform students to become aware, compassionate, creative and illuminated young adults.
As 'Engineers of the Imagination' we encourage an explorative, innovative approach to theatre.
Through experimental and playful methods we open students minds and transform their worlds.
We focus on contemporary and traditional theatre practices and student-centred learning.
Calling future film makers, actors, TV producers, celebrities, radio stars, journalists, advertisers, press secretaries and PR gurus.
Mount Lawley's Media courses have a proud record of developing our next generation of media movers and shakers.
Students learn to harness the creative force of media to entertain, inform or persuade while appreciating its power and presence in our society.
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Mount Lawley SHS has a well established reputation for excellence in the delivery of music education programs.
The school offers students the opportunity to study either Jazz or Western Art Music at a high level.
Students may enrol in one of three courses offered, depending upon their level of musical ability and prior musical knowledge.
Students may enrich their music learning through the many opportunities Mount Lawley SHS offers for performance in orchestras, choirs, ensembles and bands that include concert bands, contemporary and jazz bands.
Selected music students also get to participate in our annual Music camp, festivals, extensive concert program and tours.
We believe in the imagination and are committed to innovation and the development of potential.
We inspire our students to enjoy, appreciate and identify with the Visual Arts.
We are interested in giving students the tools for expression, communication and creativity.
We explore possibilities by enabling students to experiment and develop their ideas.
Our work is about nurturing a love of the Visual Arts.
Our programs are rich, creative, collaborative and innovative and are delivered by passionate and dedicated teachers and practicing artists.
The Specialist Visual and Performing Arts (SVAPA) program has been running since 2001.
The alumni have been well represented in the School Prefect and Head Boy and Girl positions; they have also had a real presence in the Mount Lawley SHS Honours' Society.
In 2013 the students in the Year 12 SVAPA form were awarded fourteen prizes at the Year 12 Awards Night.
A number of students have studied theatre and film and one has gone onto NIDA to complete the directing course.
There are many successes in a range of subject areas.
This broad-based arts' course encourages creative thinkers who succeed in a range of disciplines.
It is sought by parents and students on a par with the academic extension and arts' specialist options at other metropolitan schools.
We aim to develop a love of learning through an arts' enriched education.
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Mount Lawley Senior High School aims to maximise the enjoyment of learning and achievement for all students within a compassionate and democratic school culture, encouraging them to be responsible, creative and engaged lifelong learners.
65 Woodsome Street
Western Australia 6050
Phone: 61 8 9471 0300
Fax: 61 8 9271 1126
Middle School (Yr 7/8/9) Enquiries
Phone: 61 8 9471 0350
Fax: 61 8 9471 0338
Senior School (Yr 10/11/12) Enquiries
Phone: 61 8 9471 0320
Fax: 61 8 9471 0329