Overseas Students

More and more Australian parents living overseas are choosing Frensham as the school for their daughters.

70 minutes by freeway from Sydney Airport and 1 hour 45 minutes from Canberra, Frensham offers easy access for overseas travel plus a magnificent 178 hectares campus.

With 250 boarders within a total population of 350 students, Frensham is the only Australian boarding school for girls programmed for a full day, seven days per week, with each age group’s needs and interests catered for differently.

Twenty teaching and House staff, including the Head and Deputy Head of Frensham, are residents of the campus, and 24-hour nursing is provided on-site by the School’s team of registered nurses.

Weekends at School are a highlight for Frensham boarders – from interschool sport, to activities led by senior students, theatre trips, excursions, arts activities and special studies support. The Library is open on weekends for Senior Students.

More than 70% of Frensham students are boarders within the total enrolment that comprises: 43% of students from rural New South Wales, 40% from the Southern Highlands, 15% from Sydney and 2% from interstate or overseas.

Information for International Students

Frensham (Winifred West Schools Ltd) is a Registered Provider of secondary education to Full Fee Paying Overseas Students and is listed on CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions & Courses for Overseas Students) – Provider Code: 02278J.

The School welcomes international students who play an important role in the cultural enrichment of the Frensham community.

Overseas students enrolling at Frensham in Years 7 to 12 are required to reside in the School’s Boarding House during term time, returning to the care of their families or guardians during non-term time, exeat weekends or illness.

A strong pastoral care team supports the School’s international students. The team includes Form Tutors, Year Coordinators, qualified ESL teachers, Heads of House, Health Centre staff and the Careers Counsellor. Strong support is provided by the Head of Boarding and Seniors in boarding.

To register with Frensham and for more information on procedures and policies, please download the International Student Registration Form and the International Student Booklet provided below.