You can help us Raise the Roof

You can help us Raise the Roof

Perth Modern School is fundraising for a new 700 seat multipurpose auditorium. As a result of the highly successful Raise the Roof campaign, we have raised almost $8 million dollars and the planning process for Stage 1 is well underway with Site Architecture Studio appointed and the government reviewing documents for approval before the build will go to tender around September 2019. We are now fundraising for Stage 2 of the project, with the architects advising another $1.5 million dollars is required for the fit out of the kitchen, ticketing office, lower ground foyer, props store and change rooms as well as the installation of the lift.

To make a donation please email [email protected] or telephone us on (08) 9380 0555.


Let’s Start Building

I am delighted and honoured to be the Chair of the Perth Modern School Board which fully supports the Raise the Roof campaign for a state-of-the-art 700-seat multipurpose auditorium. The student population at Mod has grown from 930 students in 2011 to more than 1450 today and another large capacity venue to provide enriched curriculum opportunities has become a must.

I believe the decision to build a 700-seat multipurpose auditorium at Perth Modern School shows wisdom and foresight. The multipurpose auditorium is a most innovative and exciting initiative. I am confident it will be recognised as a community beacon for generations to come.

We have an opportunity now to move quickly into a new era of teaching and learning but we cannot do so without your help. Our goal is to raise a further $4 million to construct and equip the auditorium in the foreseeable future so as to benefit current students as well as future generations of Modernians.

The auditorium will be a student hub for innovation, knowledge, creativity and for enjoyment and I encourage the school community and others to get behind this wonderful project that will benefit our students as well as the entire community immensely.

Dr Ken Michael AC
Chair, Perth Modern School Board

Providing a Fabulous Built Environment

At Perth Modern School, we strongly believe in the development of the well-rounded child. The delivery of a comfortable and spacious auditorium for innovative curriculum delivery will encourage young curious minds to flourish. The opportunity to build a multipurpose auditorium is really exciting. Currently, Mod has only one small-sized venue with permanent seating that can fit only a single year group. A 700-seat auditorium will allow students in multiple year groups to engage with expert guest speakers in their varied fields and perform in concerts and productions in a state-of-the-art environment.

The venue will mirror a large university lecture theatre and encourage student-centred, collaborative learning and large groups to come together for guest speakers, flexible multi-year groupings, House assemblies, music concerts and drama productions. It will contain an orchestra pit, large stage with wings, dressing rooms, backstage area and an overhang, and will connect to an existing industrial kitchen and large function area. The students of Perth Modern School are amongst Western Australia’s best and brightest and like the Modernians before them, many will undoubtedly go on to demonstrate excellence in a wide range of fields. We owe it to them to provide the very best of facilities as we support them on their journey to ‘be their best.’

Lois Joll
Principal, Perth Modern School