Principal and Executive Team

Principal and Executive Team


John Curtin College of the Arts is a prestigious college that excels both within the Arts and the academic fields.

I have great pride in the college and it is my privilege to be the Principal of this outstanding institution.

I have been working with the Department of Education for 30 years and been the Principal of John Curtin College of the Arts for the past ten years.

Previous to this I was Principal of Rossmoyne Senior High School, Principal of Leeming Senior High School, Manager of Operations of the Fremantle-Peel District Office, Deputy Principal of Hamilton Senior High School and Deputy Principal of Bridgetown High School.

I have a Masters of Education in Educational Management and Administration and Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Science.

I have three children who have all attended public schools in the Fremantle-Peel Education District and I am passionate about excellence in the public education system.

Combined with my passion for the Arts and academic excellence I also feel very strongly about the values of the college that promote creativity innovation, imagination, respect, care, compassion, excellence, a fair go for all, responsibility and integrity.

I encourage all staff to model these values in every aspect of their employment. I believe that all students should be able to leave this college after five years of education as well rounded adults who understand and model these values and strive for excellence in all that they do.

With talented students, excellent facilities and very capable and highly qualified teachers, I believe that John Curtin College of the Arts is well positioned to provide leadership in Arts education in Australia.

I welcome you to contact the college or myself regarding any further information.

The Principal
Mr Mitchell Mackay