As part of the $15.13 million we have been allocated in the State Budget, we undertook a number of meetings with a working party of staff and received a large amount of feedback from all staff, students, parents and School Council in sharing their ideas into what our future school might look like. We have completed the first phase of the process with our collated ideas being approved by South Eastern Victoria Region and the Victorian School Building Authority. The next step in this process is for an architect to be appointed. Following this, we will undertake planning with further input from students, staff and our community as to what these spaces will look like. We look forward to hearing some of your ideas and keeping you well informed as to our progress.
THE OPTIMA – ISSUE 2!
This magazine aims to provide students a platform to showcase their talents, skills and achievements. The cover art is a photograph by Tavishek Sharma, YEAR 12 2020. We hope you enjoy Issue 2.
Booklists for Years 7 – 12 at Frankston High School
PFA Second Hand Booksale at Frankston High School
The PFA is selling books for families in our community who have chosen to use this service. There are no returns for books purchased through the PFA’s secondhand book sale so please take note of the following categories that are available when selecting your books.
GOOD USED CONDITION – Some highlighting, neat annotations and markings
FAIR CONDITION – More extensive annotations and markings, well used book
About our Club
FHS Basketball Club is currently run by volunteers who have children at Frankston High School. The club has grown to more than 25 teams in the last few years and competing in basketball associations across the Peninsula. Please visit the FHS Basketball Club page for information on how to register.
- About our School
- Hybrid Notebook Program
- Indigenous Lifesaving Program
- Student Exchange Program
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Frankston High School is considered by many to be the premier school on the Mornington Peninsula.
Frankston High School is enriched by a strong international perspective; one which values the harmonious diversity of cultures in the life of the school.
English Language Centre
Frankston High School has a specialised English Language Centre on site. Students are taught English in a very supportive environment with excellent resources and fully qualified, caring staff.
About our Program
Frankston High School has led government sector schools in the use and application of personal notebook and tablet computers for the past 20 years. Frankston High School was the first government school in Australia to implement a laptop program in 1995 and the first to move to a hybrid tablet program in 2006.
Frankston High School made the decision to expand our long running tablet program to require all students entering Year 7 from 2015 onwards, to have their own Hybrid Tablet computer. This decision is based on the belief that a personal computer is an essential tool for secondary students in the 21st century.
About our Program
In 2018 we held our inaugural Far North Queensland Lifesaving Camp to St Teresa’s College in Abergowrie. The background regarding the camp concept came from our After School Lifesaving class. There was great interest in the Far North Queensland trip, for which all students submitted an application and underwent an interview process prior to selection. Students were chosen based on their classroom behaviour, lifesaving involvement and their interview.
The focus of the FNQ camp was to assist a group of boys from St Teresa’s College in Abergowrie, a remote indigenous boarding school to attain invaluable lifesaving skills and knowledge. Throughout the week of our visit to St Teresa’s College we built on their skills they had and assisted them in achieving the completion of their Recreational Bronze certificate. This qualification will assist them in gaining employment and provide them with skills that they can use throughout their everyday lives. The focus of this camp is not only lifesaving but also an opportunity to get to know these students, immerse ourselves in their culture and learn from them through activities such as painting, dance, cooking and storytelling.
On our return after lengthy discussions and reflection on the activities and values, we are delighted with the meaningful participation in leadership lifesaving activities. The diverse cultural exchange our students experienced has left them feeling enthusiastic about making the world a better place.
To build on the success of our visit to St Teresa’s College we invited their students to participate in our annual Lorne Lifesaving camp in November. At the conclusion of this camp the students will complete either their Surf Bronze Certificate of Surf Rescue Certificate. This certificate will enable them to go back to FNQ, patrol at local beaches in Townsville and take back invaluable lifesaving skills to their own communities.
Our aim is to create a self funded and accessible program for students who will be invited to apply, be interviewed to participate in this exciting partnership and exchange of culture and skills annually.
Through our fundraising partnership with the Sports Foundation, donations to this program are tax deductible. Please show your support by donating today!
Sport at Frankston High School
Frankston High School is one of only a few secondary schools in Victoria to be designated an Exemplary Physical and Sport Education School. This is in recognition of our outstanding programs and success. For 17 consecutive years we have won the VSSSA State Athletics Championship, which is unprecedented in the history of government school sport. Over recent years state championships have been won in sports such as football, cricket, netball, rowing, tennis, badminton, hockey, basketball and equestrian. National and international titles have been achieved in athletics, life saving and swimming.
SEEKING HOST FAMILIES
Throughout the year Frankston High School requires host families for French and Soweto visitors.
We encourage all Frankston High School students to consider hosting visiting students as it is an invaluable experience as our host families always find the cultural experience rewarding and enjoyable.
We rely on the generosity of host families to provide food and accommodation.
The application process for Year 7 enrolment is determined by the DET and is initially undertaken by the primary school your child attends during Grade 6. How to Enrol
Our curriculum is broad and comprehensive. This allows students to develop their personal strengths and encourages the pursuit of excellence. Start Learning
Frankston High School is one of only a few secondary schools in Victoria to be designated an Exemplary Physical and Sport Education School. Read More…
Frankston High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au