Principal Ms Sarah McGarry
Year levels 7 to 12
Enrolment numbers 311
Boarding or day boarding
Phone (02) 4860 2000
Fax (02) 4860 2101
Postal address PO Box 34, Mittagong, 2575
Address Range Rd,
Mittagong NSW 2575

Frensham is a unique, secondary boarding and day school for girls where 70% of the 320 student population are boarders. A boarding school of choice for Australian families living and working overseas and for the Sydney and rural communities of New South Wales and all states of Australia, Frensham’s reputation for and commitment to 21st century boarding is such that many local students also choose to board. The School’s values and educational ethos are founded on the philosophical position that our moral purpose in life is to develop our talents and use them for the common good – to make a contribution to the world. This ethos is embedded in the School’s daily life and is encapsulated in the motto ‘In Love Serve One Another’. For students, there is a strong sense of challenge to be ‘the best you can be’, which involves care and respect for others and sound decision-making; Frensham girls are prepared for university studies and for a purposeful life beyond high school. Through the Jamieson Programme, which includes the Cambridge IGSCE Global Perspectives course, students are actively engaged in physical, intellectual and emotional challenges to develop global citizenship, critical, ethical and flexible thinking and environmental and community responsibility. The structure of the week facilitates independent academic studies and involvement in a rich co-curricular and extra-curricular life. With historic and state-of-the-art facilities on 180 hectares, the beauty of the environment is protected and celebrated and the latest technology is designed to enhance teaching and learning in all classrooms. Fixed study times, a culture of mutual support and extended access to learning resources and teachers facilitate a strong, positive academic focus. Frensham is fully involved in the Sydney-based Independent Girls’ Schools sporting and cultural fixtures, and the School’s expansive sporting, performance and arts facilities (including the Sturt Campus for Contemporary Design) are used widely by the local community. For the more than 200 girls who study Instrumental or Vocal Music as an Extra Subject, practice is supervised for boarders and AMEB Music Examinations are conducted twice annually. Our Equestrian and Snow Sports teams compete at state and national levels and are coordinated by the School. A non-denominational, independent school based on Christian principles, Frensham is a contributing member of The Alliance of Girls’ Schools, Australasia, the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, the Association of Heads of Independent Girls Schools of Australia and the boarding Schools’ Association of the United Kingdom.