Principal’s Message

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Welcome to the Perth Modern School website. Perth Modern School, or ‘Mod’ as it is known colloquially, is Western Australia’s only fully academically selective school for gifted and talented students. The co-educational campus reflects both an exceptional academic environment and an exceptional ‘rounded’ experience. Students can be confident they are involved in the highest quality teaching and learning environment with a cohort of like-minded peers. Our school is filled with students who love life, love learning and love seeking out opportunities to further challenge themselves. It is our aim to provide varied academic, social, music, sporting, community service and leadership opportunities that help students broaden their horizons, develop their resilience and encourage their ability to think deeply and independently.

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Mitchell Mackay appointed as interim Principal

Mitchell Mackay was appointed the interim Principal in December, 2021. He joined us from John Curtin College of the Arts where he is the substantive Principal.

Mitchell has worked for the Education Department for more than 40 years and is the WA Education Awards 2021 Principal of the Year.

He has been the Principal of John Curtin College of the Arts for 16 years and during this time he was also Assistant Regional Director (2015) and Director of the School Improvement and Support Unit (2017). Previous to this he was the Principal of Rossmoyne Senior High School and Leeming Senior High School, 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.