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 permanent 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.