Operated by Winifred West Schools Ltd, and located in Mittagong NSW, Frensham Schools is comprised of:
- Gib Gate – Preschool to Year 6 Co-educational
- Frensham – Secondary Boarding & Day School for Girls
- Sturt – School of Excellence in Arts, Design & Fabrication
Today, Australian educational institutions operate within a highly connected industry, filled with ever-increasing educational possibilities.
Frensham Schools are breaking new ground and moving beyond traditional structures. By empowering students to be ambitious academically, we create an environment that inspires intellectual growth and develops character, leadership and wellbeing.
We remain committed to providing an educational experience where students are known individually, and where we exceed the professional expectations of future-focused teachers.
Gib Gate (est. 1954)
Located in Mittagong, Gib Gate is the Southern Highlands’ leading academic primary school. A proven specialist in Gifted and Talented Education, Gib Gate offers boys and girls a personalised, broad-ranging learning experience.
Informed by the latest educational research and specialising in Gifted and Talented Education, Gib Gate offers a personalised approach to learning.
Highest-qualified and accredited teaching professionals inspire and support the growth and achievement of each student. In line with deeply considered service, leadership and character education for every student, Gib Gate provides creative pathways for learning with a central focus on the arts, sport and service.
In partnership with parents, Gib Gate is known for its enduring values of growth and excellence—where all can contribute, learn and excel.
For girls, Gib Gate provides a direct pathway to Frensham.
Frensham (est. 1913)
An outward-looking and forward-thinking secondary boarding and day school, Frensham is one of Australia's most respected independent schools for girls. Staff work as a highly professional team, taking time to consider and support the growth of each individual student.
Located on 178 hectares of gardens and bushland in Mittagong, Frensham is a mix of historic and state-of-the-art school buildings and sporting facilities.
In a spectacular living and learning environment, girls develop the skills and the willingness to make a positive difference in the world. They are taught to value kindness and resilience, and carry these attributes with them for life. Success is measured in the way girls carry themselves beyond school – with a courageous and generous spirit.
With the belief that students rise to the intellectual life around them, Frensham creates a culture designed to inspire intellectual and emotional maturity. Our curriculum is personalised and flexible, and our academic outcomes are benchmarked against global standards.
Sturt (est. 1941)
Adjacent to the Frensham campus is Sturt School of Excellence in Arts, Design & Fabrication. An extensive annual education program delivers opportunities for people of all ages and skill to engage in meaningful development of their creative and technical abilities across a range of mediums. This offering is presented in a contemporary, world-class centre for design, technology and the Arts.
The internationally renowned Sturt School for Wood has produced some of Australia’s finest woodworkers and furniture makers and offers a certified one-year full-time course in fine furniture design and technology. Among the opportunities are annual residential Winter and Summer Schools, weekly term classes and short/weekend courses in specialist areas.
As part of our residency program, Sturt brings the best possible artists and teachers from Australia and overseas to work in our studios and deliver our highly sought-after programmes.
Sturt Gallery & Studios are open 7 days a week, 10am–5pm. Sturt Gallery presents an annual program of changing professional exhibitions and the shop promotes the work of over 300 Australian contemporary artists and designer-makers in ceramics, fine furniture, glass, jewellery, leather, textiles, wood and more.