Frankston High School has a deep sense of community. A strong School Council provides the decision making structures and processes to ensure broad school community consultation. Parent involvement in all aspects of the school is strongly encouraged and parents are regarded as partners with the school in their child’s education. Former Staff and Students’ Association is actively involved in the school and is developing stronger links with former students.
The school is a partner in the Frankston Federation of Schools, with the main neighbourhood primary schools Derinya, Overport, Frankston and Frankston Heights. Through this Federation, staff and resources are shared. The Federation is also involved as a cluster to develop a seamless curriculum to improve student engagement and learning in the middle years.
Students develop their sense of connection and community through their interactions with peers and staff on a daily basis. This sense of community is deepened when students are actively involved in extracurricular activities including sport, school camps, production and the variety of other activities on offer.
Our community extends well beyond our local area. Strong international connections make our community truly global in scale. Our sister schools in Japan and France ensure regular student exchanges and biennial visits between schools. Frankston High School also has a special relationship with Frankston’s sister city in Japan, Susono. We have a third sister school, in Soweto, South Africa which allows us to sponsor students from Letsibogo Girls’ High School to study at Frankston High School.
This gives our students valuable insights into other customs and cultures. Our classrooms are enriched by all the international students who come to study at Frankston High School. Many of our students also access other student exchange programs to undertake study abroad.