Student Services

Our Student Services Department encompasses a range of staff and activities across the whole school community. We are primarily focused on student welfare, but provide spend a fair amount of time working with staff and families as well. Our team meet regularly to plan for and review our activities, as well as to case manage the various individuals we are supporting.

Students are given support, advice and counselling on educational, social, welfare, health and career needs.

Our Programs

The following programs are a taste of some of the things we are involved in through Student Services.

Bush Ranger Cadets

We have a thriving Cadet Unit that gathers 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.

Foodbank Breakfast Program

A free breakfast is available each school day for students.

Chill Out Day

A health promotion initiative for Year 12 students highlighting the need for balance between the stress of exams and exercise, good nutrition and relaxation.

Coffee Club

Aimed at parents and friends of the school. An opportunity to catch up over a cup of coffee, and to speak with representatives from the staff.

Colours Program

Recognising the efforts and achievement of all students.


Three of our staff have trained as facilitators of this program.

Ex-Prisoners of War Association Memorial Service

Our school is custodian of the Ex-POW (Prisoners of War) Memorial in Kings Park, and the school holds a ceremony annually. We are also represented at the Indigenous Veterans Service and a number of ANZAC Day events.

Health Expo

Focus on drug education for Middle School students. An opportunity for hands on learning and involving a variety of contributing agencies.

House Structure

Each student at the school is allocated to a House. These groupings are used for a variety of purposes, organisationally for Form groups, for sporting competitions and other

Lawley Alumni

We have an active Alumni, with many reunions occurring annually. The school also celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2005.

Healthy Active Program

is a program designed to encourage physical activity, student wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle. One of the major developments was the installation of the Fitness Course on the top oval in 2010.


Social Events

There are a number of social activities that run throughout the year, including the School Ball, the Year 11 Mocktail Party, Year 10 Dinner Dance and a variety of river cruises.

Student Council

Student representatives from Years 7 to 12 regularly meet to discuss issues of concern to the student body. Their deliberations are then fed back to their Year Councils, the school's administration, the P&C or the School Board.



There are a number of important transition periods for students during their school life. The move in to high school from primary school, the move from Middle School to Senior School, and the transition to post-school opportunities are all important areas that the Student Services Team is involved in.


Alumni Mentoring - Sea Explorers

Year 10 and 11 boys working weekly with a group of Mentors. The Mentors are past students of the school (Class of 1969).