Head’s Welcome

Welcome to Frensham

I love what is expected of Frensham students, aligned to core values of service, integrity, contribution and leadership, built on self-management. I love the freedom to pursue world’s best practice with outstanding teachers. Importantly, Frensham is a school where each girl is known.

Established by Winifred West in 1913, today, Frensham is one of Australia's most respected independent schools for girls. Frensham is an outward-looking and forward-thinking boarding and day school, with staff working as a highly professional team, taking time to consider and support each girl’s growth on an individual basis.

In a spectacular living and learning environment, girls are challenged and supported to develop the skills and the willingness to make a positive difference in the world. They are taught to value kindness and resilience, and to carry these attributes with them for life.

Living in residence, students form strong, lifelong friendships. They are inspired and supported to work together to embrace and overcome challenges, and to celebrate each other’s achievements.

It is this sense of community that shapes the School’s character – and the character of our students. Success is measured in the way girls carry themselves beyond school – with a courageous and generous spirit.

We want our students to thrive. With the belief that students rise to the intellectual life around them, Frensham creates a culture designed to inspire intellectual and emotional growth in maturity.

Our curriculum is personalised and flexible, and we benchmark our academic outcomes for students and the School against global standards.

Futurists say what the world needs most is high-functioning young people - emotionally intelligent, with strong self-management skills – young people with empathy and skill, who value other’s points of view. Frensham girls are inspired to be critical, ethical and flexible thinkers, and future leaders in our complex and rapidly changing world.

In a highly connected world of unlimited educational possibilities, Frensham is moving beyond traditional structures and breaking new ground for Australian schools. We want students to be ambitious academically in an environment that inspires intellectual growth and to thrive in terms of character, leadership and wellbeing.

Julie Gillick, M Ed Admin, B Ed, MACE
Head of Frensham