School Programs


There are a number of programs at the school for which we have particular pride. Two of them are classified as 'Specialist Programs' by the Department of Education.



Gifted & Talented Education - Languages


Mount Lawley Senior High School is a Department of Education specialist high school offering special placement in Languages. The GAT Languages offered are Chinese and Italian, however students have the opportunity to select from our five languages to study as a separate component from the specialist language.


Specialist Visual & Performing Arts


The Specialist Visual And Performing Arts (SVAPA) program at Mount Lawley Senior High School is a middle school contemporary cross-arts course, running from years 7 to 9. Student receive specialist training in Drama, Media, Music and Art. Students are encouraged to continue in the strong Senior School Arts Program in years 11 and 12.




The Music Program at Mount Lawley Senior High School nurtures the musical development of some 300 students through the areas of class music, instrumental music and ensemble participation.


Bush Ranger Cadets


The school's Bush Ranger Cadet Unit was established in 1998, and each year takes between 90 and 130 cadets from Years 7 to 12. They gather together weekly for training on Monday afternoons, and participate in several camps throughout the year. The Unit's activities have an environmental focus, and are fully funded ... ie. no cost. For more information, please visit our Bush Ranger Cadet page.