Head's Welcome

Gib Gate is the Southern Highlands’ leading academic primary school. Set on 10 acres at the base of Mount Gibraltar, the School is at the gateway to the Southern Highlands of NSW.

As a Frensham school, Gib Gate offers a values-based, broad liberal education, where students learn how to learn through experiencing adventure, belonging, challenge, doing, excellence and service across the curriculum, within and beyond the classroom. A local school with a global focus, the Gib Gate Jamieson Programme immerses students in enquiry learning, critical and ethical thinking, second language learning and outdoor education and scientific enquiry, encouraging students to think and act with a local and global perspective.

Within a rich, arts-based curriculum, Gib Gate students learn to play musical instruments, participate in musical ensembles, orchestra and choirs, annual Junior and Senior musicals and Visual Arts exhibitions. Beyond the classroom students learn how to belong to sporting teams and participate in a range of extra-curricular activities, finding their strengths and voice beyond the core programme.

Gib Gate students are known for their confidence, cheerfulness, empathy and ability to collaborate. Of course, the best way to experience this is to meet the students in person, and as every day is Open Day at Gib Gate, we invite you to contact us to arrange a tour.

Ms Sally Robson

School should teach you to begin to discriminate between what is good and what is only second rate. Here you should catch a glimpse of what life has to offer you, so that you may leave, feeling that you are making a beginning and not an end, determined to live thoroughly and not to be content with half achievement. Winifred West, 1925 – Founder of  Frensham Schools: Gib Gate, Frensham & Sturt