Frensham is an outward-looking and forward-thinking boarding school that provides a rigorous and personalised academic program and meaningful, lifelong and valued connections. In an inspiring culture and spectacular living and learning environment, girls are challenged and supported to develop the skills and willingness to make a difference in the world.
Facilities: Library, IT-enriched classrooms, sporting fields, tennis courts, synthetic hockey turf, cross-country tracks, drama studio, weights room, music centre, music keyboard laboratory, gymnasium, dance studio, Sturt Design and Fabrication Studios (including wood, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, technology and Gallery), Science and IT centre and an Indoor Swimming Complex.
Electives Years 8 to 10: The school offers mandatory academic subjects as well as elective History, French, Latin, NSW School of Languages, Language Studies, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, and Agricultural Technology. All students participate in the Jamieson Programme, designed to develop global citizenship, environmental awareness, critical and ethical thinking and a responsibility for one’s own health and wellbeing. All Year 9 students study the internationally recognised Global Perspectives Course and Year 10 students complete the AS General Paper through Cambridge IGCSE [International General Certificate of Secondary Education].
Electives Years 11 and 12: English and Mathematics to Extension 2 level, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Agriculture, Modern and Ancient History (and extension), Latin, French, NSW School of Languages (including extension in all languages), Personal Development, PD/Health/PE, English as a Second Language, Language Studies, Music 1 and 2 (and Extension), Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Drama.
Sport: IGSSA competition sports — hockey, netball, softball, tennis, basketball, football, touch, waterpolo gymnastics, swimming, cross-country, athletics, skiing (State and National competition), equestrian (EFI Inter-schools).
Extra-curricular activities: Debating, public speaking, mock trial, MUNA (Model United Nations), orchestra, jazz band, madrigals, choir, ensemble groups, instrumental and vocal tuition, ceramics, jewellery, wood, yoga, weaving, textiles, cooking, fitness classes, drama, environmental programs, community service, confirmation, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, cattle show team, weight training, gymnastics, self-defence. All students participate in the extensive Outdoor Education program.
Welfare and personal development: Form group tutors, boarding and year group co-ordinators work together to form the pastoral care team. Careers advice and resource support are provided, and 24-hour residential nursing includes co-ordination of local medical and dental appointments and arrangements for specialist services.
Scholarships: ACER Scholarships and WWS Scholarships and Educational Grants are available for Rural and Regional (Boarding); Sydney (Boarding); Southern Highlands Entrance (Day OR Boarding); ICPA (Isolated Children and Parents Association) (Boarding) Music (Boarding).
Head of School: Ms Julie Gillick.
|Religion||Non - denominational|
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
|Enrolment||350 students, including 250 full or weekly boarders.|
+61 2 4******* +61 2 4860 2000
|Address||Range Road, Mittagong 2575|