About Us

Principal’s Welcome

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which Frankston High School sits, the Boon Wurrung people, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Welcome to Frankston High School, a school of high performance where our exemplary learning culture is reflected in our school motto, Optima Semper: Best Always.

Frankston High School opened in 1924 and has a wonderful tradition and rich culture which has continued to evolve during the past 97 years. We are very proud of our outstanding reputation of academic and personal excellence, along with providing many opportunities for student success in our acclaimed Sports, Music, Drama and the Arts, Languages and Student Leadership programs. We actively seek and respond to student voice across all levels of the school, combined with valuing feedback from parents and our staff to ensure we continue to develop our wonderful school.

All members of our community work together to always demonstrate our best.  We have dedicated teachers who reflect on the impact of their teaching and collaborate with others to provide excellent learning experiences, students who are empowered to take responsibility for their learning and meet our high expectations, and parents who value education.

Our priority is to educate young people, so they have the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute positively to both their local and global community.  These skills include collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, independent learning, leadership, resilience and problem solving.  Our graduates leave well equipped with outstanding VCE results and a readiness to make their mark on the world.

The health and wellbeing of our students is supported across all year levels with a variety of programs including pastoral care and a focus on respectful relationships. We celebrate diversity and being inclusive of everyone.

We have some outstanding facilities and purpose-built learning spaces across both campuses including our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Centre, Music Centre, Sports Stadium with a full gymnasium, Swimming Pool and a recently completed state of the art Performing Arts Theatre.

We are very proud to be part of the community of Frankston.  I welcome you to come and see for yourself our wonderful learning community and look forward to meeting you on a school tour soon.

Andrew Batchelor 


Our Values







Our Vision

Together we become purposeful learners

Mission Statement

To support the continued intellectual development of our students and prepare them to understand and practice:

  • Independent learning
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Behaviours that contribute productively to society
  • Effective communication
  • Sound physical, emotional and social behaviours

A Premier School

Frankston High School is a highly acclaimed dual campus school situated in Frankston South. We have a proud tradition of academic excellence with strong parent involvement and close links with the local community.

Our major focus is the empowerment of students to achieve excellent academic results with a view to tertiary entrance. Students are provided with outstanding teaching, complemented by a broad range of programs targeted at their individual needs. Diverse extra-curricular opportunities improve student engagement by encouraging students to capitalise on their talents and interests. View our excellent VCE Results.

Harmonious Diversity

Frankston High School is enriched by a strong international perspective; one which values the harmonious diversity of cultures in the life of the school. Our International Program ensures that each student is based with high quality homestay families and is provided with a great deal of care and attention for each student at school and at home.

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

Sporting Excellence

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.
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.

School Tour

School tours are available for prospective students and families.  Find out more about School Tours.

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