PERTH MODERNIAN SOCIETY
The Perth Modernian Society is an Association of former students and staff. There are two levels of membership – Registered Membership which is FREE and Contributing Membership which is $120 ($80 for Year 12 Graduates) for a four-year membership. Details of current Alumni events, membership application forms and other current news are available on the Perth Modernian Society website: perthmoderniansociety.org.au.
The executive meets twice per term in the History Centre located at Perth Modern school. The Society produces a quarterly e-newsletter for Registered Members and an annual publication for Contributing Members.
The Perth Modernian Society holds an Annual Reunion each year and individual class reunions (ie in 2019 reunions for the Class of 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989 etc) are held throughout the year. For more information about individual class reunions contact the Perth Modernian Society. Perth Modern School can provide spaces for your reunion, tours of the school grounds, and can help organise catering for your event. To discuss visiting the school for your reunion contact us by email.
Perth Modern Society Annual Reunion Date: 15 September 2019
Class of 1954 Date: TBC
Class of 2009 Date: TBC
Class of 1969 Date: 12 July 2019
Class of 1949 Date: 15 September 2019
Class of 1970 Date:18 October 2020
Class of 1971 Date: TBC 2021
The alumni body believes that amongst all government schools in WA and indeed in Australia, Perth Modern School can confidently look to the future knowing that it has a large, strong and well-organised alumni organisation that always stands ready to support the school in many meaningful ways, as well as serving a wide range of other functions for the Society’s members. The Council of the Perth Modernian Society knows that this illustrious school is a lighthouse for quality public education and that it has never been in better shape than it is now. The Society organises a variety of reunions and social functions. Up-to-date information is available from the Society’s website.
Please click here for the report from the 2018 Annual Modernian Reunion.
Scholarships Modernian Scholarships for incoming and current students are awarded each year. Information on the scholarships and how to apply is provided by the School.
Sub-Committees The Perth Modernian Society has two major sub-committees:
1. The Sphinx Foundation Inc. whose current major project is raising the capital to fund scholarships for current students. The Sphinx Scholarship Fund appeal's purpose is to assist deserving students meet their potential. The Sphinx Foundation between 2010 and 2013 has already provided 74 Sphinx Scholarship and Bursary awards to incoming students (Year 8) with demonstrated financial needs or other circumstances, or to Year 10 students who have demonstrated high achievement in specific academic subjects. All donations to this worthy appeal are Tax Deductible.
2. The Historical and Museum Committee curates the archival records, ensures the preservation of heritage artifacts and manages the recently established History Centre. The committee welcomes biographical information, photographs and memorabilia related to the School, former staff and ex-students. It also responds to family requests for information about past scholars and to requests related to curriculum requirements from School staff and students.
Contact with the Executives of these groups may be made by mail to the school, through phoning the Society on 9487 1192 or by e-mail to: [email protected]
The Society has available an Alumni Tie and an Alumni watch. In 2005 the Sphinx Foundation launched the book ‘Perth Modern School: The History and the Heritage’. ($50 + pp). For information on how to purchase the memorabilia please email the above address or visit the website of the Society. (NOTE: Perth Modern School also has a collection of Memorabilia items for sale. See Memorabilia tab on this website for more details.)