School Board


The Perth Modern School Board was formed with the purpose of engaging in activities that will enhance the education provided by the school. The Board takes part in establishing and reviewing the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions. In addition, the Board participates in the planning of financial arrangements necessary to fund the school’s objectives, priorities and directions.

The Board meets regularly throughout the year with scheduled meetings and additional meetings to discuss specific issues. The Board meets to evaluate the school’s performance in achieving our objectives and inputs into discussions about the student code of conduct and dress code. The Board actively promotes the school in the community and develops suitable community partnerships.

Membership of the Perth Modern School Board comprises the School Principal, three staff members, one community representative nominated by the P&C, three elected parents, two student representatives as observers selected from Student Council, two members of the general community – one appointed from Modernians’ nominations and a representative from the elected Council of the City of Subiaco.

Please click here for the Terms of Reference for the Perth Modern School Board.

For an understanding of how the School Board, P&C, Finance Committee, School Executive, Student Council and Learning Area Teams work together to support students and provided effective school governance, see this diagram.


CHAIR: Dr Ken Michael AC - Community Representative and Alumni
DEPUTY CHAIR: Peter Farr - Community Representative and Alumni
SECRETARY: Veena Mendez - Parent Representative
Lois Joll - Principal
Dr Nicholas Waldron - Parent Representative
Ishtar Barranco - Parent Representative
Professor Paul Arthur - Parent Representative
Dr David Zhang - Parent Representative
Bronwyn Rasmussen - Community Representative
Matt Birney - Community Representative
Phil Marshall - President, Perth Modern School P&C
Chris Rapley - Staff Representative
Elisabeth Gerber - Staff Representative

Val Furphy - Associate Principal
Jan Fallows - Manager Corporate Services
Julia Aguinot – Head Girl
Dylan Crowe – Head Boy