Principal’s Message

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Welcome to Perth Modern School!

Perth Modern School, affectionately known as ‘Mod,’ stands as Western Australia’s sole fully academically selective institution for gifted and talented students. Our co-educational campus offers not only an exceptional academic environment but also a well-rounded experience. Students can confidently engage in high-quality teaching and learning alongside like-minded peers.

At Perth Modern, our students embrace life, love learning, and actively seek out opportunities to challenge themselves. We are committed to providing diverse academic, social, musical, sporting, community service, and leadership experiences. Our goal is to broaden horizons, foster resilience, and encourage deep, independent thinking.

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Mitchell Mackay has been appointed as the permanent Principal in July 2023.

Before assuming this role, Mitchell served as the substantive principal at John Curtin College of the Arts for 17 years. His extensive career with the Education Department spans over 40 years, during which he was recognised as the WA Education Awards 2021 Principal of the Year. Mitchell’s professional journey includes various leadership positions:

  • Assistant Regional Director (2015)
  • Director of the School Improvement and Support Unit (2017)
  • Principal of Rossmoyne and Leeming Senior High Schools
  • Manager of Operations for the Fremantle-Peel District Office
  • Roles as Deputy Principal, Head of Learning Area Mathematics, Year Coordinator, and Mathematics teacher

His educational qualifications include a Masters of Education in Educational Management and Administration and a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Science.