Our Lawley Legends Begin!

This term, the School will be inducting the first of our Lawley Legends.

Lawley Legends are past students or staff members who have excelled in their field or made a significant contribution to society, or someone who has worked with and supported the school over an extended period of time.

Their name will be included in the bricks or our Legends Walk between the café and the oval, and a profile poster will be hung in the school to showcase their connection and achievements.

We hope that the stories of our Lawley Legends will inspire the current student body to the myriad of opportunities that await them after their time here at Mount Lawley Senior High School.

Lawley Legend - Arthur Leggett

At the School's ANZAC Day commemoration, we announced the first of our Lawley Legends, Arthur Leggett, the President of the Western Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Association.

Arthur has had a connection with Mount Lawley SHS for over 20 years in this role, participating in the annual Ex-POW Service that the school hosts each year in Kings Park.

He has also been a regular contributor at our ANZAC ceremonies, our end of year assembly, where he presents the Poetry Prize and the Year 12 Awards Night, where he presents the Ralph Honour Award for Endeavour.

Arthur's good humour, and his stories of war, suffering, mateship and sacrifice through his experiences as a prisoner of war have informed and inspired students for over 20 years, and he has become a much loved figure around the school.

After the announcement at the assembly the students applause was lengthy and respectful, demonstrating the esteem in which he is held.

It was an emotional moment that will be long remembered by all of those who were present.

The first round of Lawley Legends will be inducted at a ceremony during May 2017.

If you would like to nominate someone to be considered as a Lawley Legend, then please fill in our Online Lawley Legend Nomination Form, and our committee will add their name to those being considered for future inductions.