Welcome to the Perth Modern School website. Whether you are already a member of our school community, a prospective member or simply interested in finding out a little more about the school, we hope you will see what makes Perth Modern School unique and a leader in secondary education for academically gifted students.

Perth Modern School is an extraordinary school – rich in tradition and firmly focused on the future. Our tradition of academic excellence spans many years and we are immensely proud of our Alumni, many of whom hold high positions in local, national and international environments. They excel in many fields, including engineering, medicine, industry, law, academia, politics and the arts.

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Mitchell Mackay - Principal

Mitchell Mackay was appointed the permanent Principal in July, 2023.

Prior to this role, Mitchell was the substantive principal at John Curtin College of the Arts for 17 years and has worked for the Education Department for more than 40 years and was the WA Education Awards 2021 Principal of the Year.

He has also undertaken roles as Assistant Regional Director (2015) and Director of the School Improvement and Support Unit (2017). He has also been the Principal of Rossmoyne and Leeming Senior High Schools, Manager of Operations for the Fremantle-Peel District Office, and has been a Deputy Principal, Head of Learning Area Mathematics, Year Coordinator and teacher of Mathematics.

He has a Masters of Education in Educational Management and Administration and a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Science.


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Why choose Perth Modern School?
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What to expect in your first year at Perth Modern School
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Our Learning Environment
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Students in the Senior Years