Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day
MITTAGONG, NSW, 2575
Head of Frensham: Ms Sarah McGarry
Director of Student Life (Boarding) Contact Information
Number in School: 355
Number of Boarders: 250
Frensham promotes a twenty-first century boarding model of international quality, where students are inspired to think globally and lead by example. 70% of students
board and are drawn from overseas, interstate, Sydney and rural New South Wales.
As well as building a strong sense of community, the modern boarding environment also provides substantial academic benefits which include fixed study times, extended access to learning resources, evening workshops and tutorials and a culture of mutual support and encouragement. There is a real sense of shared responsibility for the achievement of excellence – in all that we do. Teachers work as a team of professional colleagues and students accept responsibility to be the best they can be – they know they are expected to care and be purposeful.
Head of Frensham, Julie Gillick notes, ‘It is clear that the lifestyle that boarding offers students, facilitates a strong academic focus - girls are surrounded by others keen to do well and the access to teachers and peers is seen as a huge advantage. With small classes and a large team of experienced professionals working across all areas of the School, Frensham is a school where each student is known and where the learning environment is positive. But what is often described as uniquely, ‘Frensham’ is the strong commitment to shared values emphasising an expectation that each girl will develop and use her talents to make a contribution to the world.