The Sphinx Foundation Inc. is an integral part of the Perth Modernian Society with the primary object of “the advancement of education for the benefit of the community as a whole.” It is run by a Board of Directors.

“In undertaking its primary object, the Foundation must have regard to the educational principles and practices of Perth Modern School from its inception to the present and which may guide the School in the future.”

Here is the Constitution

What can it do?

Fund management, fund development and administration

  • attract and encourage bequests, donations and gifts
  • undertake fundraising activities
  • acquire books, works of art, educational equipment and teaching aids
  • make available any property of the Foundation
  • establish or maintain trusts or funds


  • document and make available the educational principles and practices of the School as a resource for the community at large and in particular for educators, students, parents and other decision makers
  • advance the education, learning and knowledge of students attending the school


  • undertake research and collect, analyse and classify data and information in relation to the School
  • publish and disseminate by any means the results of the research or the data and information so collected


  • provide, preserve, maintain and develop the standards and facilities of the School, whether directly or indirectly


  • provide scholarships and bursaries to students to assist or enable the students to be educated at Perth Modern School
  • make grants for education or research scholarships, endowments or fellowships for research scholars, educators or administrators
  • encourage visits from overseas specialists

Click here for Scholarship Fund information.
Click here for Scholarships Available.

Current Projects

  • Scholarships
  • Sale of publication: “Perth Modern School: the History and the Heritage”
  • Portal : www.perthmoderniansociety.org.au
  • Historical and Museum Collection computer project

Directors, Sphinx Foundation Inc.

Chairman Barrie Baker
Secretary Barrie Baker
Treasurer Peter Farr
Directors Nigel Hunt
Vivian Wang
Principal (ex officio) Lois Joll represented by Vice Principal
Val Furphy
Auditor Anderson Munro & Wyllie

How can you help?

  • Volunteer
  • Donate or make a bequest

Contact us

Postal Address: Sphinx Foundation Inc., PO Box 1349, West Perth, WA 6872 AUSTRALIA

Telephone: (08) 6189 3690       Fascimile: (08) 9380 0550

Email: sphinxfoundation@perthmoderniansociety.org.au